The obsession started circa sixth form when I decided it was time to stop biting my nails. I realised that if my nails were painted in a pretty colour, then I wouldn’t be tempted to chew them. But one pretty colour was not enough. The collection began to grow, and so did my nails.  […]

  For my 24th birthday earlier this month, M&D bought me Edd Kimber’s book Patisserie Made Simple. The book is really beautiful, and I couldn’t wait to try my hand at making macarons, millefeuille, sable cookies, croissants etc!  The first thing I baked from the book was Macaron A L’Ancienne. The introduction to the recipe […]

For my summer holiday this year I visited Rhodes, Greece and completely fell in love with everything about the island – the cute towns, Greek tavernas, the crystal clear sea, the people and of course the food.        Having spent two weeks eating the sweet and nutty national specialty of baklava every day, I […]

For the past 5 months I’ve pretty much only been wearing a rotation of these 5 Nails Inc polishes… (Can we take a small moment to admire the new bottle shapes please?!) The love affair began when I received *that* dreamy Alexa Chung gift set for Christmas (I believe it’s called the Alexa Hearts Collection). My […]

Who remembers those amazing rhubarb and custard sweets? I used to make my tongue sore eating them on my way to school every morning. I loved them! There was just something so moreish about the sour/creamy combo and the sweet rough sugar coating. When I saw the recipe for this traybake at Waitrose I got my baking […]

I’m a real gingerbread lover, which has made me quite fussy about it. I don’t like it when it’s too crisp – I like it to be a little chewy. After trying countless gingerbread dough recipes I finally tweaked one so that once baked, the gingerbread has a crisp outer layer and a chewy centre […]

For the past few weeks I’ve been on the hunt for a rich, shiny chocolate brown nail polish to wear this autumn with dark denim and tan boots. I found exactly what I was after in the form of Barry M’s ‘Cocoa’ – a shade from their autumn 2014 collection. My nails look just like […]