Category Archives: Lifestyle

A few weeks ago, I went to Paris for a mini break – and, the best bit – my accommodation cost me nothing. The beautiful one-bed apartment I stayed in was in a very cool area of Paris, just a short walk from the Seine. How did I do this? Well I used a social networking holiday-swap website called GuestToGuest. Let […]

I have been lusting over a beautiful bar cart for ages but there was no way could I justify the cost. The ones I like had price tags over £200. Then a styling light bulb went off in my head. I thought I would create one at home but, with the things I already own. […]

I live in the most colourful area of Brighton. The streets around me are filled with little terrace houses which have been lovingly painted in sunshine shades. Well, all the houses apart from mine. My house was run down and tired. It needed a much needed face-life to give it – in estate agent speak – ‘Curb Appeal’. […]

When planning a kitchen re-design, it’s easy to get excited over units, fittings and appliances but completely forget about daylight. This is silly really, when natural light can make a room feel bigger and brighter. When it came to my own kitchen makeover, my builder came up with an ingenious idea to allow more light into my room. […]

It’s easy to get be overwhelmed when on a city break. Hours of walking around churches, museums, shops can mean you miss out on seeing the real side of a city.  That’s why on my recent Eurostar trip to Paris, I decided on a fresh approach – call it ‘A Travel State Of Mind’. It’s a check list of ideas […]

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