A Bedroom Tidy That Took An Unexpected Turn…

Usually just before Christmas every year, I have an epic clear out, overturning every nook and cranny in my room.  Things that I don’t need but couldn’t possibly part with are put away into loft storage and others that bare no significance at all anymore, are simply tossed. As I was emptying one of my…

That time I was on T.V.

Ok, so last night I appeared on Matt Edmonson’s new reality TV show, ‘Dress To Impress‘; think ‘Dinner Date‘ only instead of dinner it’s all about fashion. The show involves somebody being shopped for by 3 potential dates, hoping to impress with their pick of outfits. AND at the end of the programme, there is…

We Stand Strong & Most Importantly TOGETHER

  “What is our world coming to?!” read one of the many tweets on my feed today, as people continued to express their devastation, prayers and respect for the victims of the terror attack that took place at the M.E.N. Arena last night. The world has yet again been shook with the news of not…

Meeting Caitlyn Jenner

Last night I went to hear Caitlyn Jenner discuss her new book ‘The Secrets Of My Life‘ which has received a great deal of media coverage in recent weeks. Not only do we know that it confirms Caitlyn’s complete sex transition but also Keeping Up With The Kardashians has made the world largely aware that Kris is…

There are no ends, only new beginnings

As I near the end of my time in New York, I’m left with an overwhelmingly contrasting concoction of feelings and emotions… I’m excited to reunite with friends and family at home, yet I’m truly devastated to be leaving a city that I’m more in love with now than ever before and my heart aches…

Why Carrie Bradshaw is My Idol

FASHION From Season 1, Carrie stunned me on ‘Sex and the City‘ with her sense of style and sometimes quite extrovert outfit decisions. The protagonists of all our favourite TV shows wear great clothes and inspire us with their trends, but I think it’s fair to say that nobody can do it quite like Carrie….

A Weekend of Fun Ends In A Moment Of Revelation

With just under 4 weeks to go before I return home to Manchester, after the biggest adventure of my life (so far), I have been desperately squeezing in the rest of the activities I wanted to do whilst in New York. Of course, these activities are dominated by various brunch locations across the city that I…

Behind The Scenes Of My Social Media

In a world where social media dominates our lives, we are more aware than ever of the way we come across to others. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat reflect all the best bits of our day to day activities – the laughs, the adventures, the nights out, the delicious foods, the fun social events. But…

New York, New Men?

I’ve never really written about men and relationships before but since coming to New York and being soaked with a bucket full of ice cold reality, I felt that now was a good a time as any to start. I want to address this dreamy myth attached to NYC, that there are sexy Mr Bigs and chivalrous Tom Hanks’…

The Day of Perspective

A pretty wild night out at a New York night club on Friday night left me in a very fragile condition the following morning. I awoke to be greeted by a pounding headache, blurred memory and a reflection in the mirror that made me glad that my recollection of the previous night was so impaired. Would there even be a New York…

Serendipity

Exhausted? Yes. Sleep deprived? Yes. Blistered feet? Yes. Happy? Like I’ve never been before. As I experience more and more of “this beautiful, goddamn crazy, fractured mess of a city, New York” (Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again), I’m beginning to realise that this opportunity I’ve been given to work and live here is nothing short of…