Sunday, 30 October 2011


This amazing video on goes inside the Alexander McQueen studio in Paris with Cathy Horyn, exploring the watery themed collection for ss/12 and discussing both the indsutry and the technical  construction of fashion with Creative Director, Sarah Burton.

Diving for McQueen on

High in the sky...

[photography: Mimi Finerty]

Natural Beauty

Living in London you are exposed to a whole heap of fashion and beauty brands, both established and up and coming. The vast amount of choice on offer kind of scares me; there's something about the unknown, especially when it comes to beauty products, that makes me run away and hide. I used to stick to the same brands when I was living in London; tried and tested I knew the products I liked and my regular Boots trips were as easy as 1, 2, 3. But moving to Nicosia [Cyprus], where Debenhams, BeautyLine and Glow reign supreme in the cosmetic stakes I was thrown out of my comfort zone somewhat.


After some months of finding the best places to pick up my favourite lotions and potions, I realise I would  have to embrace change also and experiment with other brands. The story has a happy ending though; this is how I discovered Korres, a Greek brand with amazingly cute packaging, a simple style and an eco friendly heart. Set up in Athens in 1996, the brand offers natural and organic lotions and potions, hair care and cosmetics, all using herbal and plant extracts, expertly combined to optimise the benefits of natural ingredients.

I have absolutley fallen head over heals in love with their products and even more so the simple and stylish packaging. My bathroom cabinet will be having a revamp over the next few months.

My favourites:
wild rose face cream

pomegrante face scrub

Vanilla Cinnamon Shower Gel 

Japanese Rose Body Milk

Jasmine Lip Butter

[photographs taken from]

Saturday, 29 October 2011


I dont know how I missed this girl for so long. Her voice is simply stunning, I could listen to it on repeat all day. Living in Cyprus I always listen to radio1 because it reminds me of living in London. And it was yesterday that I found this little gem. And I did listen to it on repeat all day!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Millie mou

[mou in Greek is like an affectionate term for my; people usually use it after someone's name, not to show possession but more to indicate affection]

It was Millies second ever beach experience yesterday and first ever swimming lesson. She loved the beach but was a little scared about the swimming bit - I dont blame her, im pretty sure I was petrified on my first swimming lesson.

Now that summers (technically) over here in Cyprus, we are allowed to take Millie to the beach so she can practice her doggy paddle!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

mediterranean life

Since moving to Cyprus I have attempted to maintain a blog about our lives on the other side of Europe, mainly for family and friends back in England to keep track of us, without having to do hundreds of emails and multiple phone calls every week. So over at you can get an insight into our lives on this little island, where the sun shines, the skies are blue and the days revolve around food. Its my perfect place!!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Graffiti of sorts

London has been invaded by a new form of graffiti. Less permanent but just as impacting, knitted objects have been cropping up over the capital, adding fun to everyday objects. When I saw this on the guardian website it made me laugh. It is these things that I miss most about London. The random things that crop up in unexpected places. You definitely wouldn't see a knitted spiders web in Nicosia city centre thats for sure.

Food is the way to my heart!

I am a foodaholic. Everything to do with food I love! And the best way to make me happy is to ply me with cake. And living in Cyprus, this hasn't diminished. If anything my passion for food has increased. Cypriot culture revolves around food. And I have to say they do know how to make good food here, which is probably the reason im steadily getting larger the longer we live here. I joke, but actually i've lost weight since moving to Cyprus, something which im totally shocked about as I have pretty much eaten continuously since we arrived here 12 months ago. I dont know if its the sunshine, the air of the mediterranean freshness of everything, maybe its even the olive oil, but food here just tastes amazing.

As a foodie I wanted to share this little gem I found recently whilst perusing the internet. Its a fantastic food blog called whipped. This lady is a genius and she has the most amazing food photographs, they literally make my mouth water. And she has some amazing recipes, that I could never master, but I enjoy them all the same. Find it at

Monday, 17 October 2011


i LOVE my dog

I was never a dog person until we got millie. She has stolen my heart and although I'm a little bit biased, she is the smartest and cutest dog in the world. I know I sound like a proud mother but seriously, how can you not fall in love with those big brown eyes....

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

the sunshine island

Its nearly a year since we (me and my long suffering boyfriend) packed our bags to the brim, mine with boots products and teach yourself Greek books and moved my life to Cyprus. I cannot believe how quickly the months have passed and how much we have achieved in such a short space of time. Its safe to say life in sunny Cyprus has been a challenge over the past 12 months and enduring both the winter and summer months have been equally tough (yes Cyprus does get a winter of sorts). With marble floors making winter mornings hard to navigate round the flat and summer months reaching the big 4 0 leaving me a melting mess, im pleased to say we've nearly made it to the one year mark. Not only have we both found jobs, but we have a flat, a car and a dog. I have the Greek language floating round my brain and we have an amazing mediterranean lifestyle. While summer may be over and the beach trips are not over, but instead of a bikini it will be a hoodie and a dog lead as we take millie for her first beach experience.

So before winter appears and its time to reminisce