Tag: london

May 12, 2016 | life

On London Fatigue & Self Care

I love London. I really do. I sometimes still wander around in complete awe that I actually live here. But much as I love it, my GAWD, is it exhausting. I feel incredibly lucky that I can escape up to Leeds every now and then to chill with my family and decompress. Sometimes I’m good...

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July 14, 2014 | life

Nick Knight : #mysecretcity

So remember last week, I told you I was part of a project with American Express to find some hidden gems in London ’cause most of us walk around our cities on ‘urban autopilot’? And then American Express took all these places recommended by some pretty hip bloggers (myself included) and made an awesome map...

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July 7, 2014 | life

Are You on Urban Autopilot?

One great thing about having a dog and recently moving to be closer to work, is that I walk more. I walk a lot. I’m now on my feet an average of 6-8 miles a day (according to my fancy fitness tracker, the Misfit Shine). I am seeing more of the beauty that is London...

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May 27, 2014 | life

Best Outdoor Fitness Spots in London

It’s no secret that I enjoy a good workout (HASHTAG UNDERSTATMENT) and am always looking not only for fun and interesting ways to work out, but also great places to do so. As the summer approaches, I definitely tend to do a lot more of my workouts outdoors. I was approached recently by American Express...

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July 4, 2013 | life

We Love the 90s Film Fest

I was born in the early 80s, so came of age as a teen in the 90s. I love the 90s. The music, the vibes, the culture, the films (I would say the fashion, but that was a shady area). So anyhoo, a friend of mine is putting on a We Love the 90s Film...

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March 27, 2013 | life

St Martin’s Lane Hotel x Gymbox

Last weekend, I was invited to St Martin’s Lane Hotel in Covent Garden for a little overnight staycation, followed by a personal training session at Gymbox. It’s not often I have an excuse to stay in a hotel five or six miles from my house, so I thought, what the heck, count me in! Living...

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November 25, 2012 | life

Bangs Does Bikram

I’m on the record as being generally ‘meh’ about Yoga. Pilates, love it. Yoga? Meh. I tried it a couple of times and it just didn’t take. It was too slow, not challenging enough, the instructors were uninspiring – for whatever reason, I didn’t find the right fit. I plowed on with various other exercise,...

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October 15, 2012 | fashion

Leeds Digital Fashion Week

Fashion Weeks are loved by many and loathed by some. Let the naysayers yap on about how frivolous and irrelevant it all is, but there’s no denying the influence these shows have on the way we shape our personal style, whether we like to admit it or not. But if you’re someone with an interest...

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August 31, 2012 | fashion

Wolford Social Event

Last night at the Wolford store in Westfield London, I hosted a party for bloggers to launch the brand’s Autumn/Winter collection. I have loved Wolford for a long time and wear it at every available opportunity. A couple of years ago, I struck up a relationship with their PR and together we have worked on...

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June 19, 2012 | life

Dining Out: Mango Tree

Last night, I was invited to dinner at Mango Tree in Belgravia. I’m not one to turn down a good meal, so off I went. This is the second time I’ve been and on both occasions, I’ve been bowled over by the service. The staff are just delightful – impeccably polite and on top of...

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