Monday, 7 November 2011

Double Chocolate Chili Brownie Cookies

Photo: Elizabeth at

Kudos to Elizabeth at Guilty Kitchen for whipping up these completely amazing-looking Double Chocolate Chili Brownie Cookies.  

These remind me of drinking Mexican hot chocolate while visiting family in California... during summer I am all about healthy foods and fancy salads but winter makes me want to pull out my apron and bake.  Mmmm... we had our first big frost last night and these (plus a glass of festive red wine) look perfect to take away the chill.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Cute O'Clock

Aww... check out Animals Talking in All Caps, my new favourite website.  
The internet is amazing sometimes.

Manchester ahoy

I have another post over on Matador travel about my recent trip to Manchester... in the meantime, check out this awesome photo of the Lowry Centre (by startinsalford on Flickr), new home of the BBC in Salford.  Went to my brother-in-law's graduation there last year, am glad I've been to see it in person!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Further proof that the Goodwood Revival is great: 

Goodwood Revival

I've been inspired recently by the 1970s/1930s vintage vibe, and stumbled across the wonderful Goodwood Revival classic car show.  There are a lot of classic car shows out there, but Goodwood is particularly fun because of the vintage fancy dress from all eras!  Wartime land girls, 1950s glam, space age 60s... all there, with the cars to match.
Also found some great old posters at which I enjoyed browsing through.  Proof that not all fashion inspiration has to come from fashion!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Majorca / Wanderlust

This gorgeous photo of Majorca from Mark Woodbury is giving me major wanderlust.  The weather in Edinburgh has finally warmed up a bit, and my hubby and I went on a beautiful 10 mile walk in the Highlands yesterday, but shots like these make me wish I was back on holiday!  You can read about my trip to Majorca on my blog on Matador travel.

Handbag lust

Drool... absolutely love this Balenciaga handbag from farfetch.  Check out some other style and fashion picks at my Pinterest page!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Hello, welcome to my blog!  Hopefully there will be more to come soon.  For now, a wonderful story about Rupert Murdoch getting hit in the face with a pie.  What a lovely idea.  I bet Mr. Murdoch loves pie.