Having less screen time is one of the primary ways I switch off from the world and indulge in a little self care. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to discover them, but podcasts seem to have taken over my life and I am now obsessed with finding new ones to listen to- especially if they are Harry Potter or real life crime related! With a range of hands and wire free ways to listen, such as the Panasonic Speaker System which you can stream your music or podcasts straight through for perfectly balanced sound; you can put your phone to one side and get lost in a world which allows you to completely switch off. Potterless Podcast I discovered this podcast after Cherry Wallis raved about it on her Instagram Stories and basically haven’t stopped listening since! Potterless follows twenty-something American Mike Schubert, as he reads… View Post

Up until last month, I had (not exaggerating) around 40 lipsticks sitting in my drawer, never used, just sitting there all pretty and to be honest- dusty! So I had a makeup cleanse- I gave away some to friends and binned A LOT of products I’d had for longer than I care to admit. Why did I need 40 lipsticks? I’ll never know. I went through a bit of an obsession with lip products and accumulated a whole range from high street brands to Chanel and YSL. No one- NO ONE needs that many, especially when you find what works for you and stick with it. This is what I’m calling my signature lip. Everyone has one shade of lipstick they will go for every day. Or in my case- 3 shades. This first product is fairly new to my collection and is a solid 10/10 in the ‘perfect nude… View Post

Let’s get this out there in the first sentence of this post; I SUCK at gardening. Let me give you an example. About 3 years ago, I ordered some plants for the garden. They arrived not as I imagined (already blooming and gorgeous) but like twigs that my dog would pick up on a woodland walk. So utterly confused, I left them outside and forgot about them. Weeks later, after some impressive frost I discovered them again and only one plant looked reasonably alive. So I binned the others and planted the survivor. I was convinced it was an Iris. It remained ‘twig like’ for 2 years with a couple of leaves the second year before getting snapped by some strong wind…as I said, I suck at gardening! This year it bloomed like never before and EVEN HAD A TINY BUD ON IT. Cue all the excitement. So around a… View Post

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be the type of person who is forever looking for new kinds of food to try. I’m not someone who will stick to one type of food when looking for somewhere to brunch with friends or dine on date night. I enjoy finding something different, something with new flavours and dishes and also somewhere that’s Instagrammable is an absolute plus. Well Turtle Bay in Colchester covers all of this! I attended the opening of this restaurant a few months ago where we got to try some samples from the menu which were all amazing so this time I decided to drag my friend Tarnya along with me to try some dishes of our choice. We started the only way you should in Turtle Bay…with Cocktails. Lucky for us it was happy hour and we got 2 for 1 on each of our drinks. I… View Post

I am always looking for ways to jazz up my house with something new and what better way to do that than with a new print to brighten the walls? I have become a woman obsessed. From cute quotes, maps of places we have been and not to mention ALL the Harry Potter artwork, prints have very much become a staple in the Lewis household. I wanted to share with you a few of my faves along with my go to places to buy them. Map of New York- Desenio Having been to NYC this time last year and falling head over heels in love with it, our house naturally is now covered with New York themed everything. My fave being this print from Desenio. They also have it available in other locations so you can have your very own collection or a ‘where we have been’ travel wall in… View Post