Foodies Festival 2018: Oxford

Last week, I shared the penultimate show in the Foodies Festival summer season with you after quite a delay. What can I say? Life gets in the way but I did not want to leave these last shows without their proper round up. To say that our final show of the summer in Oxford was special would be an understatement. … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dita Von Teese

On Saturday night, I attended a Burlesque show in London. I have been to countless such shows but this one was special; the venue was the iconic London Palladium and the headline performer was the equally iconic Dita Von Teese. Not since Gypsy Rose Lee has a single name been so synonymous with Burlesque. I am willing to bet that … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Amber Butchart

On Friday, I was lucky enough to attend a talk by fashion historian Amber Butchart about Charles II and his impact on men’s fashion. Combining my love of all things seventeenth century with my love of fashion, this was always going to peak my interest and I have become something of a fan of the rather wonderful Amber. I get … Read More

Fashion on Friday: London Edge A/W 2018

Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons sartorially speaking. I’m longing for gloves, hats, and capes. Woolen vintage finds and my ever-expanding collection of tartan and check prints are all carefully stored away in anticipation of their necessity. OK so I’ve been a little down on this incredible summer – it really has been incredible – but that is only … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Vivienne Westwood

Last week I watched the excellent Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker, 2018) and was reminded of my love for Vivienne Westwood. Her enduring punk aesthetic with influences from historical costuming light up any runway and make my heart sing to look on them. I do not see myself as any kind of authority on fashion – indeed, how can … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Lorelei Lee

There are a few items in my wardrobe that I come back to again and again with all the enthusiasm of the first time I tried them on. I try not to have favourites amongst my beloved frocks but I do… this is my favourite dress. The Lorelei Dress from Glamour Bunny is a pretty faithful replica of one of … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Madonna

Long time, no type! I’ve missed you all and hope that you have not missed your Monday fix of weirdness from me too much. I’ve been super busy and also super tired – in the days before I flew up to Edinburgh for Foodies Festival I picked up an eye infection which knocked me for six. I’m not sure whether … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018 Tatton Park

I spent a solid three days laughing at Foodies Festival Tatton Park. How can I explain it to you if you missed it? I am going to do my utmost but you have to promise me that you will not miss our last two shows of the year – we have one in Edinburgh for our Scottish foodie friends from … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018 Birmingham

Another sunny Foodies Festival? I really wasn’t far off the mark when I decided that 2018 was going to be the best season ever! It’s been amazing sharing sunny days and so much sweet stuff with you all. Today, I am sharing the pictures from Birmingham BUT we will be back on the road this weekend – you can come … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gareth Southgate

I mean, who wouldn’t right now? I am not a football fan, though I was very much raised to be. My baby photos show me snuggled up on a knitted claret and blue baby mat, its soft woolen fronds luring me into a false sense of security; as the fifth generation Aston Villa supporter in my family, the year of … Read More