The special effects used on Wonders of the Universe are just mind-blowing. Previously the only time I've thought of the universe as 'pretty' was after watching Wall-E - you know, the scene where he travels to the Axiom? Of course, 's galaxy print pieces are just stunning. But most mere...

It is thought that lipstick originated in the ancient city of Ur, in what is now known as Iraq. It quickly became popular in Egypt where it was applied by women and men as part of their daily beauty routine. Says Style.com: "Red was the color of choice of the royals. Cleopatra allegedly...

Of course the Queen comes with plenty of associations all of her own: ; corgis; pearls; the Crown Jewels; etc. Elizabeth Windsor was included on Vogue UK's "definitive list of glamorous women" (December 2007 issue), coming it at number 47. She is aware of the impact of impeccable style but...

I'm sad to say goodbye but the time feels right for a new adventure! I do hope you'll visit my new blog and if you like it I'd love it if you'd follow! Becky x

However whilst I find these images beautiful and inspirational I can also find them depressing at times because there's no way on earth I'll ever own 99% of the products they're showcasing; which is why I'm so lucky to live in the UK. Fashion-forward yet afforable stores such as , French...

I'm not sure if I'll be able to post so if I don't I hope you won't feel I've forgotten you. I'll be back with photo diaries aplenty I'm sure! I've timed this trip perfectly. As if I wasn't excited enough, LUISAVIAROMA are holding their third Firenze 4Ever event this weekend and many of my...

The store is run by Kelly Anglin, who designs and makes all of the pieces herself and, amazingly, began creating jewellery just 4 years ago.In her own words: " I only began making jewelry in 2007, a s a fluke, and was very surprised to find that I have found a creative outlet that I...

As you may be able to make out in mirror in the top-right corner of the photo above, board games are available from behind the bar. Over Christmas we became obsessed with Scrabble (although admittedly not very good at it). When I came across Lisa Taylor's Lego rings I decided to see if I...

I had paté with sourdough bread to start, followed by fillet of sea bass (along with some of Becky from holdtheanchoviesplease's straw fries, yum!) then finally the most enormous profiteroles you've ever seen. Here's the one photo I took, of my scrumptious sea bass, using my crappy camera...

I have never been to the opera before but it's been on my 'to do' list for a while, along with going to the ballet and watching a live space shuttle launch (sadly not much chance of ticking that one off now). Based on the Opera North "Carmen" trailer this modern production seemed like the...

 

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