The roof terrace at One New Change centre offers beautiful views across St Pauls and London. There’s something special about the sense of perspective you get from being up so high, and I find peering down at the 24-hour city really grounding.
“Evening outfits don’t have to be sights of complete sartorial controversy, but I find the darkness of the night and insobriety of the company provide the perfect opportunity for experimentation.” Continue reading
These little bars make the most of autumn’s apple bounty, and are a handy low sugar, oat-fuelled snack to have on hand. They contain few ingredients, which are also inexpensive and highly adaptable. Try experimenting with different dried fruit (apricots, chopped dates, figs etc), and switch up the spices to suit your taste. Making your own applesauce is worth it- it can be free (pick your own anyone?!) and won’t contain any added refined sugars unlike the shop-bought varieties. I make a big batch and then freeze- it can be used in so many recipes. See tip below. Continue reading
As my Ibiza posts may have shown, I have the unmistakable ability to spend most of my holidays surrounded by flowers, and taking pictures of flowers. Might be something more to do with the season than some botanical intuition, but however I get there, I am more than satisfied spending my holidays surrounded by nature’s best.
Perhaps it’s their perfect blonde locks, laidback sense of happiness, or maybe there’s just something in the water, but the the young women and men of Stockholm offered me continual street style inspiration. With their normcore cool, and clean simplicity, Scandi’s fashion matches much of the rest of their lifestyle; being simple, minimalist and practical.
Without a direct translation, but meaning “a coffee and cake break“, Fika and Fika-ing is a key part of Swedish life and culture. It epitomises the country’s balanced, rational approach to work, and the necessity of taking regular breaks and socialising. Fika takes place sitting down in local cafes and bakeries, as opposed to a lifeless Starbucks take-away quaffed desk-side between mountains of paperwork. A holiday is hardly a 9-5 affair, but all in the name of market research and cultural immersion, we Fika’d daily to energise us through our walking and swimming. Below are some of our favourites.