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The April Playlist

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I’ve been doing a lot of singing along lately, a lot more than usual. I think this has been caused by a few things: a) I’ve been busy planning my year of trips, getaways and festivals b) There are a bunch of irresistibly catchy songs out at the moment c) The sun is out and I’ve been frolicking around like a crazy fool! So, I thought I’d share this particularly upbeat set of songs that … Continue reading

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An Afternoon With Bombay Bicycle Club

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of whiling away a Friday afternoon listening to the sweet, sweet sounds of Jack Steadman and the rest of his indie rock outfit, in the middle of the day and with just a handful of other BBC buffs in tow. Telling friends about my plans to go to a gig in the middle of the day usually leaves them with a confused expression on their faces, understandably. “What kind of … Continue reading

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Style Notes: The Haim Gig

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What more could a girl want to help celebrate her birthday than a night in one of her favourite cities with her best friend, and tickets to see one of her favourite bands thrown in for good measure? That’s a tough one to beat in my book. Last weekend, my wonderful best friend took me to see Haim in Manchester, after she surprised me with tickets for my birthday. Having heard from all of my … Continue reading

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Cathrine Dal presents…the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition

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Let’s just get this out there. Presenter/fashion model/music mogul Cathrine Dal has to be one of the coolest people I know. It may be sycophantic, but the facts are all there: her taste in music is spot on; she has an overwhelming knowledge of the music industry and she’s basically an all-round babe. Cat hasn’t been on my blog since 2012, when she guested one of her many marvellous exclusively for me and my blog, … Continue reading

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Current Beauty Favourites

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Every now and then I get a hankering to tell you all about some of my favourite beauty bits; I’m one of these people that just loves to stockpile a list of things I love (Listography books are a weakness of mine), then dish them all out to friends and family so that they can go and discover for themselves; whether that be restaurants, films, bands to see live, places to go, and so on. … Continue reading

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5 New Acts To Love In 2014

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It took a little while to get there, but finally my excitement for new music in 2014 has started to kick in! Though January is usually the time I like to scope out the top tips of the year ahead, last month I felt a little bit of “new band fatigue”, not because I didn’t want to listen to anything new, but because nothing that I’d heard or read about had really excited me. However, … Continue reading

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Christmas At Home

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Christmas, next to hot summer days, is my favourite time of the year. It’s a chance for my whole family to be together, and with so many of us scattered around, it’s so nice to have everyone together for a week or two. Star decoration – TK Maxx / Merry Christmas sign – East of India ‘Dear Santa’ candle – Wax Lyrical I was spoilt rotten this year with some amazing presents! As well as a … Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish List!

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After much begging from friends, family and boyf, I’ve gone and drawn up another list of what I wouldn’t mind finding under the tree this year. On the style side of things, everything is looking a little Wednesday Addams, which is completely unintentional! My wardrobe is very monochrome most of the time – greys, blacks and whites are all I’ve wanted to wear for the second half of 2013. Perhaps an experimentation with colour is … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Guide: The Girl

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If, like me, you have a fair few girls to buy for this Christmas, I’m hoping this gift guide will help give you a few ideas when shopping for those last (but not least) few ladies on your list. My personal brief when culling the girl’s gift guide? Well, a bunch of foolproof presents for every kind of girl – whether that’s your best bud, your mum, sis or aunt…and I hope I’ve nailed it! … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Guide: The Boy

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Shopping for dudes is no easy task, and with so many boys in my family, it’s become somewhat of a tradition to find myself standing in (insert any store name here), mid-December, looking completely frazzled from the interminable search for “the perfect present”. I will have picked nearly every item in the store up, pondered each for a few minutes before finally setting them down again. Utter nightmare. I like to think, however, that over … Continue reading

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