My earliest childhood memory is linked to a book when mum caught me, at the age of 4, reading aloud my favourite bedtime story "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me". As each year passed my appetite for books kept growing (if only we could say the same about my height). Before I hit double figures, the main reason for getting told off was using my glow worm to read after bedtime. I know, what a rebel right?Read More
Luxury stationery designer Katie Leamon first popped up on my Instagram radar 2 years ago. I loved her designs, prompting me to purchase a pack of her Christmas cards with the 12 Days of Christmas theme. When they arrived I was impressed by the quality, which more than justified the reasonable price I had paid.Read More
This independent bookstore, located on the left bank of Paris, is a wet dream for literary lovers. For those of you who have read Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” then you’ve already been introduced to its first incarnation.
It was 1919 when the American Sylvia Beach opened up on 8 rue Dupuytren, in the 6th district of Paris. Three years later, needing more space, she moved around the corner to rue de l’Odéon before closing down in 1941 due to the German occupation.Read More
When it comes to finding presents for my friends or loved ones, I tend to get in a bit of a flap quite honestly. How about you? Therefore, it was a welcome surprise when Printworks Market recently contacted me out of the blue.Read More
You will all have heard (or seen) by now that The Hoxton group has opened up its latest space in Paris. Their fourth hotel has plenty of square meters to play around with - makes total sense when you consider that its location (Sentier) was formerly the industrial are of the French capital...Read More