THE URBAN RETREAT ROSE FESTIVAL

  After months of gazing at turquoise riads, palm trees and the white-washed walls of Marrakesh on Instagram, I’ve been itching to visit – even in spite of every other fashion blogger’s feed plastered with the city. Whilst I still find myself in London, the best alternative is the Marocmaroc spa on the top floor of Harrods. Invited to experience…
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THE 3 FRENCH SUNSCREENS YOU NEED TO TRY

I’ve always wondered, if a beauty brand is known for that one cult product, is trying out something else setting myself up for disappointment? I try out three French sunscreens from well-loved brands I’ve used before, to see if they stand up to the rest of their offerings and how they fare alone.   Nuxe Sun Delicious Cream For Face We…
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WHAT IS LUXURY FASHION NOW?

A while ago a post I wrote touched on how luxury brands can’t rely on influencer marketing to convert sales. To briefly recap, millennials are the largest group of social media users. So many of our behaviours, consciously or subconsciously, are dictated by the performative aspect of a platform like Facebook or Instagram. After all, we grew up learning how…
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PAY TO PLAY: INSTAGRAM UPDATE

Instagram’s gradual commercialisation has segregated users into two main camps: the businesses and the casual users, the latter are individuals that fluctuate between private and public accounts. In comparison, bloggers switch between public personal and business profiles (a couple of girls have switched back to personal after reading my first post in the Pay to Play series and reported an…
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MASTERCHEF PING COOMBES BRUNCH CLUB AT CHI KITCHEN

Masterchef fans will know the name Ping Coombes but for those of us that are a little less enthusiastic in the kitchen, she is the winner of the 2014 UK TV show. Specialising in authentic South East Asian cuisine, the chef and mother (of one and a half kids!) designs the menu at Chi Kitchen on Oxford Street – a contemporary Pan-Asian…
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