Month: February 2018

Wontons & Dancing Dragons: Chinese New Year in Manchester

The Chinese Lanterns in St Ann’s Square It’s become something of tradition now to attend the Dragon Parade in Manchester’s China Town. It’s event I look forward to each year. I love the hustle and bustle (though not always the prams, sorry) and come rain or shine there’s always a fantastic atmosphere surrounding the whole event. This year I started off at St Anne’s Square…

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HOME DECOR: Home interiors on a budget

Do you ever feel frustrated when you pick up an interior design magazine or scroll through Instagram because everything that stares back at you is so unaffordable? I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve stopped to admire a beautiful living room or kitchen online only to check where the items come from and…

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REVIEW: Manchester’s Cat Cafe – A Mecca for Cat Lovers

Fluffy slept the enough time we were there Warning: look away now if you are not a cat lover…. …now we can continue. If you’re a cat lover, and why wouldn’t you be, this is the place for you. Housed in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter, the area is known for being forward thinking and innovative, the…

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Flats & storage space: my dilemma

Prior to moving into my new flat I lived in a two bedroom house with a conservatory and a garden. The bathroom had a storage cupboard and the bedroom had a walk-in wardrobe. These, I’m now starting to realise, were a real luxury and something I very much took for granted. Now that I’m living…

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Purple Reigns: Pantone Colour of the Year & How to use it

It was announced not too long ago now that Pantone had released their 2018 prediction for the colour that will dominate trends in the coming year. It’s always a little exciting for interior design lovers when the Pantone announcement comes (I know I’m very sad) because it means you get an insight into the kind of…

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REVIEW: The Vicarage in Holmes Chapel – A Delightful Afternoon Tea

The Vicarage, Holmes Chapel Set in the small village of Holmes Chapel, best known for it’s former resident, One Direction’s Harry Styles, The Vicarage is a Grade II listed building set on the outskirts of the village. Bought by brothers Oliver and Dominic, the once derelict space has been turned into a cosy, country themed…

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