My 2017 Reading List


Ah, reading. I have such a complicated relationship with you. On the one hand, I love books, I see tremendous value in reading, I love book shops and I always have a never ending list of titles on my to-read list. On the other hand, I am quite possibly the slowest reader of all time, which makes it very difficult for me to make a dent in even the smallest portion of my list. You may have seen in my 2017 resolutions post that one of my goals for the coming year is to start waking up much earlier, which got me thinking about how I might spend my extra hours in the day. Reading was one of the first things that sprung to my mind. I always seem to have some sort of reading goal on my resolutions list which normally goes something like "read X amount of books this year". And I fail every. single. time. This year, I'm scrapping the number and just focusing on making more time to read. On my 2017 reading list I have quite a range, from design, to health and nutrition, to beauty, fashion and more...

2016 Highlights


Happy New Year everybody! So I think we all know that 2016 wasn't peoples favourite year, and probably with good reason. But all that negativity aside, it's always nice to look back on the positives from the year just gone by. On a personal level, 2016 was actually a brilliant year for me, potentially the best of my life. As some of you might know, I spent the last 4 months of the year living and studying in New York City which was obviously an incredible experience. But I was also lucky enough to travel to some other beautiful places, meet some wonderful people along the way, plus we welcomed a new puppy into the family! Here are some of my highlights from 2016...

The Best Of Dreams and Colour Schemes 2016


Something that I really love doing each December is rounding up the 'best of' my blog from the year just gone by. Weather it be posts I really enjoyed writing, posts that proved popular or just content I'm particularly proud of, it's always nice to look back and re-share content from the year gone by that some of you may have missed, or new readers may never have seen. Hopefully it may even give some of you some inspiration for your own blogs in the new year. So, here's what I've been up to in 2016...

My 2017 Goals


So I won't lie, I've been slacking heavily with my blogging recently. I won't go into excuses, but one post I always really enjoy putting on my blog each December/January time is my goals for the year ahead. I find making a conscious effort to write down my specific hopes for the new year makes me feel a whole lot more accountable to making them happen. I've published my resolutions for the past couple of years and I've been so much better at keeping them for doing so. This is what's on my to do list for 2017...

Why Fall Is The Best Time To Visit NYC


I've been living in New York for over 3 months now, and I've been lucky enough to see the seasons changing from beautiful scorching hot summer days, to crisp cold winter mornings. The wonderful thing about New York is that there's always something going on, no matter the time of year. But the season I've really fallen in love with out here is fall, so here are all the reasons why you should make your next tip to the big apple an autumnal one...

5 Things To Do Alone In NYC


There's no doubt about it, New York is an amazing place to explore with friends and family. I mean, doesn't everybody dream of having their Carry Bradshaw moment, swanning around the streets on Manhattan, hand in hand with their girlfriends? But New York is just as great when explored solo. Having moved to London and then New York City, I've gained some experience (and a soft spot) for getting to know a city companionless! And though of course I've met some wonderful people along the way who I have shared some amazing experiences with, I still enjoy taking the time to enjoy my own company in the city. So here are my favourite things to do alone in NYC...