Food for a Healthy Body and a Calm, Happy Mind

A few weeks ago I met up with Alice Mackintosh , a nutritionist and author based in West London. I was really excited to meet with someone who knew all about food, health, digestion and wellness as I've been struggling with my eating habits for many years. I tend to eat pretty healthily but I've been experiencing various problems with my digestive system and mental health for around four years now. During the session, Alice gave me much information (I'm still reading all the print outs!) and I felt really inspired to kickstart a new diet. I'm really looking forward to sharing what I learnt and I hope that you find this blog post useful in your own wellness journey.

Trends in Textiles & Tips for Graduates

A few weeks ago the truly lovely team at Joules invited myself and my creative blogger friend Emma along to a spot of afternoon tea and an explore around the New Designers show.  In this post I've covered my favourite trends that I noticed at the show and I've also talked about life as an art school graduate too.

I feel as though the creative graduate is in a really hard place at the moment. Many brands only offer unpaid internships or work in return for "exposure", which is so unbelievably unfair. At the end of this post I'm going to outline some of the key points to follow if you're a recent graduate in the hopes that it will help guide you through this tricky time. Leaving university can be completely confusing and difficult so I wanted to lay out some key things to think about, especially if you want to begin a career as a fresh new creative.

Sofas for Small Spaces

I live in an absolutely tiny London flat. I'm used to it now after almost four years of living here but I remember when Simon and I first moved in it was a little bit of a shock. We've had to become very clever about how we use our space and we've bought a lot of furniture that fits snugly into little corners. The problem with finding furniture for small spaces is finding a piece that looks beautiful but is also tiny enough to fit into our flat.

How to Get Stuff Done and Be More Productive

No matter what your job is, we all struggle with motivation and time management once in awhile. I'm a freelancer and I work from home, sometimes this can be quite a challenge but over the years I have learnt some really useful productivity methods that make my working day so much more efficient and enjoyable.

Today I wanted to share my favourite methods in the hope that you will be inspired and energised to get all your jobs done fast! There's nothing worse than that feeling of dread when you have a project that needs to be completed so I hope that these various tasks and ideas will help you knuckle down and feel really positive about your work ethic. Please also feel free to watch the video that goes along with this blog post especially if you can't be bothered to read everything I've written here!

Surface Pattern Design Workshop

I just wanted to let you know that I have another date up for my Intro To Surface Pattern Design workshop at West Elm on the 6th of July at 6:30pm.  These classes have been incredibly popular in the past so if you'd like to come I suggest you grab a ticket fast! This 2.5 hour class is broken down into easy to follow step-by-step sections that clearly explain how to transform your inspiration into a seamless repeat pattern in Photoshop for use in countless projects. Keep reading for more info...

The Best Swimwear Brands

Ok, London. What's with the weather? As soon as I get back from my holiday you decide to rain all week. Real nice. I ended up missing the heat wave whilst I was in Turkey, I couldn't quite believe that it was hotter in London than up on my mum's roof terrace. I'm sure I'm not alone in planning my next warm getaway as soon as my feet hit English soil. My next holiday is a biggie though, maybe the most exciting one I'll ever have. My honeymoon. My mind wanders away from the important task of booking flights and apartments and onto swimwear. So, here are my favourite places to buy good quality beach wear that will last for years to come.