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Kelly’s Eclectic Family Home in Bristol

There’s nothing bolder than a house that embraces the cosiness of a dark wall and floor alongside colour and panache, and that’s exactly why I asked Kelly, owner of Folk Public Relations in Bristol, to share her amazing home.

Bloc Hotel, Gatwick

How I Travel With Kids (Without Losing My Mind)

One of the most common misconceptions I find about life with kids is that they’re…

small businesses on Etsy

Three Things You Should Be Buying from Small Businesses on Etsy

Ever since I became a small business I have had a new love and appreciation for other small businesses. It’s true what that age-old quote says on Pinterest: every time you order from a small business,  a seller who has spent years developing their craft into a trade does a happy dance. They – we – really do!!

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PUBLIC Hotel, New York City

Studio 54’s Ian Schrager opened PUBLIC on Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side last year. Sold as a disruptor to the Air BnB model, he wanted to open a space that would do away with the unnecessary bells and whistles of traditional hotels. Did it work for us?

Video Calling That Makes Your Kids Cuddle: Facebook Portal

One of my very favourite online videos – because, let’s be honest, I have many favourite online…

A Warming Winter Lentil Moussaka

Too cold to get out of bed? Join the club: we’re warming our tummies from the inside-out with this Lentil Mousakka.

the old post office

The Old Post Office – And Us! – On RightMove

After my much-thumbed Instagram, Rightmove is the most-used app on my phone. I spend hours, absolutely hours, combing through houses I will never live in located in places I will never visit.

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The Back-Up Plan Podcast, Episode Four: Emily Clarkson

First impressions of someone you follow online can be weird. I find it’s often split into two camps: you think, yep, you’re the exact same person I see on my phone every day, which I always think is quite a comforting realisation. Or you’re baffled at the difference between the on-screen personality and their real-life counterpart. 

Beauty Pie haircare

Beauty Pie Haircare Has Launched And Predictably, It’s Brilliant

My barnet and I have been through the mill together these last few years, long before Beauty Pie haircare arrived on the scene. It started falling out two and a half years previously – most probably because of an incredibly stressful time – and the experience of losing so much of my hair was, quite frankly, harrowing.

You Can’t Eat Salad Without Bread: a Panzanella Recipe

There have been a couple of new additions to my bucket list this week, with…

Cat Sims - the Back-Up Plan Podcast

The Back-Up Plan Podcast: Episode Three, Cat Sims

Cat Sims, AKA Not So Smug Now, Is an honest-talking breath of Instagram fresh air whom I’ve admired online for a good long while. Writing about family life with two daughters and a musician husband, Jimmy, since 2014, Cat’s online presence has become a place of support and solidarity for her close-knit community of mothers. 

Asma Khan London

The Back-Up Plan Podcast, Episode 2: Asma Khan

There are so many things to say about the day I interviewed Asma Khan, founder of the Carnaby restaurant Darjeeling Express and the only Briton to have been featured on Netflix’s hit show ‘Chef’s Table’.