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Manicure Mania

Manicure Mania

Nail technician and beautician Alison Lee has show-stopping nails nailed this season. Her bold and beautiful hand painted designs perfectly complement summer skin. I fell in love with these sophisticated, graphic nails that she created for a friend. With such flair for nail art it’s no surprise that her salon Decadence Nails, Beauty and Training has been rated … Continue reading

Life’s Little Larks

Life’s Little Larks

Tucked away down a quiet side street in Preston is a wonderful little treasure trove of art and hand crafted gifts. Helena Clarkson set up Life’s Little Larks with her mum Elaine just eight months ago. Since then the shop has become a popular outlet for local and artists and makers looking to sell their … Continue reading

Miss Étoile

Miss Étoile

I spotted this quirky crockery family in the window of Brighton’s Pussy Home Boutique. They’re made by cool Danish brand Miss Étoile, which was set up five years ago in Copenhagen. Miss Étoile was dreamt up by Anne Lassen, she created the fictitious character of Miss Étoile and created a brand around Miss Étoile’s Parisien … Continue reading

Welcome to Quirksville, UK

Welcome to Quirksville, UK

I love Brighton. I like reaching the end of the trainline from London Victoria and stepping onto Brighton station. The energy of the city hits you immediately. I like dodging people down Queens Road, head straight on and you’re at the pebble front sea. Even on a grey day there is plenty of free things … Continue reading

The Hepworth, Wakefield

The Hepworth, Wakefield

The Hepworth in Wakefield, West Yorkshire is one of my favourite art galleries in the UK. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects this award winning building features ten gallery spaces with the focus on contemporary art. We visited the gallery last summer and saw the work of sculptor Richard Long. My son was fascinated by his … Continue reading

Twenty four hours in London

Twenty four hours in London

Took the super speedy Pendolino to London yesterday to catch up with friends and see the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A. The train pulled out of dreary, old Preston and entered a winter wonderland as it tore across snow covered England. Snow had even settled in the capital so I headed for the warmth … Continue reading