A Moment For Reinvention: Why The September Issue Of Vogue Is Such A Big Deal

Not Just Vogue Vogue isn’t the only magazine that puts extreme focus on their September issue A.K.A The Big Fashion Issue.  There’s also Elle, Porter, GQ, Vanity Fair and many more that produce great content for fashion, lifestyle travel etc.  However, Vogue still and probably always will remain top of the pile.  Vogue has been parodied in […]

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Tea Tree Vs. Tea Tree: Toner Review and Analysis

I have oily/combination skin and when my skin produces too much oil I breakout like crazy.   I use a lot of Tea Tree products in order to help with the reduction of sebum and prevent breakouts.  Toners are an essential part of my skin care routine as toning is an important role in the cleansing […]

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How To Set Up Your Own Mini Bar Area At Home

It’s Friday!  For a lot of people that means the beginning of the weekend as soon as they’ve finished work or studying.  Maybe they’ll spend the evening with friends or co-workers eating in a restaurant or drinking in a bar?  Perhaps at the cinema with family or a small get together at home? Whisky is […]

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Sip Wine Bar: Lovely New Bar In West Didsbury

One of my main passions is Oenology (the science and study of winemaking) and when I realised there was going to be a new wine bar close to me, naturally I became excited. Although Didsbury and Manchester, in general, have a lot of places that have a vast and vibrant selection of wines, there aren’t […]

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Things You Should Know Before Travelling to China (Shanghai)

Although China has the second strongest economy on the planet it only opened up  to the world in the late 70s when Deng Xiaoping enforced an economic reform.  Since then, millions of tourists have been able to visit China and indulge in its vast history and culture.  China has many great experiences to offer but […]

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9 Things I Hate About Shanghai (because I can’t think of 10)

Originally I wanted to begin with 10 Things I love about China but my stay here so far has been more negative that positive so this is what’s coming first.  Honestly, it’s a shame because I came here in 2010 (aged 14) and 2012 (aged 16) and it was an amazing and lovely experience.  I went to […]

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Swadesh: My Go-To Indian Restaurant

Last Monday I was in the city centre and craving Indian food and the first place I thought to go was Swadesh.  There used to be one in my neighbourhood but it shut down.  Luckily, the main restaurant is still doing well in the city centre. Swadesh is right in the centre of Manchester on […]

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Café Diaries #6: Caramello

Caramello is a gelaterie and eatery in heart of Didsbury Village in the south of Manchester.  It has been around for about a year and it is exactly what Didsbury did not know it needed.  Didsbury has so much going on, from tapas restaurants and Italian wine bars to quiet cafes and boutiques. As well […]

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