Recipe: Salmon and Ricotta Wrap, Creamy Avocado Pasta and Tiramisu Trifle

A lot of times, we would wish that we could prepare a luxurious meal, because after all, food is good for the soul. But the thought of all the time and ingredients needed is very often a complete turn-off. Hence, during the past week, I took the time to sit down with my magic markers, paper and some inspiration to think of what meal could fit the … Continue reading Recipe: Salmon and Ricotta Wrap, Creamy Avocado Pasta and Tiramisu Trifle

Exploring An Ancient Time: Jerusalem

A web of narrow winding backstreets connected the city, tumbling from one bar to another; outside one bar, we stopped for a beer (quite expensive) and chatted with locals, as a live music band played variations on Grease’s “Summer Lovin’” and The Jungle Book’s “I wanna be like you”. It was late, but the night was only just beginning. No – this wasn’t any Southern … Continue reading Exploring An Ancient Time: Jerusalem

Let’s Talk About Tartan

Let’s talk about tartan.  From Stella McCartney to Jean Paul Gaultier, the top fashion houses have been sending their kilted designs to sashay down the catwalk for Fall/Winter 2013-14, and it’s all over the high street.  The fashion world has been overrun, Braveheart style, by the Highlands. For me, tartan is somewhat of a Marmite fashion.  When my sister asked me to buy her a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Tartan

The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quayside

Nestled amongst the charming boutique cellars of Exeter quayside, and away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town lies a coffee shop like no other.  The Coffee Cellar, independently run,  not only sells the yummiest treats around, but also lends itself as an oasis of calm and comfort in such an exuberant city. I believe it was towards the end of my … Continue reading The Coffee Cellar, Exeter Quayside

Book Review: The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

Italian author, Elena Ferrante, sheds a truthfully shocking light on the collapse of Olga, an abandoned wife, in her novel ‘The Days of Abandonment’. Her potent take on how the roles of the woman, wife and mother interact are captivating; man leaves wife for a younger, prettier model and, naturally, wife collapses into an ‘absence of sense’. She deteriorates and is crazed. Man makes woman, … Continue reading Book Review: The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

Fashion in Motion: Jenny Packham

    Art and fashion don’t always fit comfortably within the same sentence. In some ways they connect harmoniously but in others, they fiercely contradict one another. Is fashion art? That depends on your take on fashion, or at least the impression it leaves on you. Even Karl Lagerfeld himself seems reluctant to accept this connection, and some other designers see the alliance between the … Continue reading Fashion in Motion: Jenny Packham

Album Review: Into It. Over It. – Intersections

Although an oft-repeated grumble, it is resoundingly true that today’s music industry is concerned above all with accessibility, artificiality passed off as ‘the real thing’, and safe bets. Major labels are undoubtedly the biggest criminals here, and even smaller independent labels are being forced into releasing artists that may lack substance but are guaranteed to keep the bank balance healthy. However, all is not lost; … Continue reading Album Review: Into It. Over It. – Intersections

Alexander McQueen: His Spirit Lives On (Part Three)

For Part One of this article click here. Sarah Burton’s most recent A/W 13-14 collection saw her explore the idea of religion through her work, specifically an in depth look at Catholicism.  Her dresses came in pairs, ranging from communion gowns, to nuns and cardinals, to popes and finally to angels, all imbued with exceptional craftsmanship the likes of which are normally found in the … Continue reading Alexander McQueen: His Spirit Lives On (Part Three)