LIFE

Recipe: Gluten-Free Smoked Mackerel and Chorizo Pasta

So you may know that I embarked on a sort of healthy eating plan back in November of 2014. I did the Whole30 twice in the following couple of years and the odd Whole14 here and there in between. For those not familiar with Whole30, it is essentially a 30-day...

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Why I’ve Fallen for the Basket Bag Trend

Even as someone who is not THAT into fashion, I've noticed it. A myriad of bloggers with little woven handbags strapped to their sides. The summer may be nearly over but the basket bag was probably the most stand out feature I saw over the warmest months, the perfect...

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Introducing LIFE and Why Swoon Worthy Has to Evolve

So long time readers of Swoon Worthy will know that it has always (and will always be) a predominately interiors-driven blog. It has always been about our home, about the trends that have caught my eye, about teaching you guys about good design and how to bring...

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Why You Should Gift Yourself a Little Luxury

They say that some of the best things in life are free. And that may be true. However, sometimes spending a little bit of that money you work so damn hard for just to treat yourself isn't such a bad thing either. For a very long time, I couldn't understand why someone...

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3 Gorgeous Summer Iced Tea Cocktails

I do love a good cocktail, especially at the height of summer. In winter, I'm more of a wine girl but once we have a bit of sunshine and warmth, I'm rather partial to heading over to my bar cart and mixing up a batch of whatever takes my fancy. I also have always...

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Taking a Little Break! (Just a short one!)

I just wanted to pop by to say I'm going to be taking a little break (just a week!) from the blog. Obviously, my blog is super important to me and I hate to go so long without posting but with friends coming to stay mid-week and another set of friends staying this...

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How I Organise My Makeup Collection

So you may or may not know that while I'm a total geek when it comes to interiors, I'm a bit of a makeup junkie as well. I can talk about getting the perfect flick on your eyeliner or my favourite foundations until the cows come home. That new palette from Anastasia...

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6 Things That Make Me Feel Better When I’m Ill

On Saturday, we headed out to Cheadle Village to take in their local Maker's Market and Victorian Christmas Market and then to the pub for a nice cosy drink in front of the fire at The Ashlea. When I got home that afternoon, I started to feel ill and then proceeded to...

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Taking a Short Summer Break!

I haven't actually had an interruption to my blog posts since Christmas and I'm pretty damn proud of that (one of the things I've been trying to do is blog consistently) but with the summer finally here, I've decided to be a little crazy and take a couple of weeks off...

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Introducing Quito, our new Sheltie puppy

As I announced on my post on Friday (and as shared on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds!), it was 'puppy pick up day' on Saturday where we travelled up to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to finally bring home the newest member of the Swoon Worthy family....

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Public Speaking at the Ideal Home Show

This is going to be a bit of a tangent for me but I've had so many lovely people wishing me good luck on this one and subsequently asking me how it all went so I figured I'd do a blog post about it! The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind! It was my first...

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40 Facts About Me

So I have seen a few bloggers taking part in this little series and as I was tagged by my friend Carole of Mademoiselle Poirot, I figured I'd have a go because I've really enjoyed learning more about my favourite bloggers. So perhaps you'll enjoy getting to know me a...

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5 Things I’m Grateful For…

Since leaving the US for the UK back in 2001 (has it REALLY been 13 years?!), I have not really celebrated Thanksgiving in the traditional sense. I know I could just invite friends around for a meal to give them a taste (literally and figuratively) of what...

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Photoshoot in the Peak District with Mademoiselle Poirot

Over the weekend, my good friend Carole travelled up North to my fair city and we headed to the Peak District, not too far from me. She had recently acquired a most beautiful coat and wanted to show it off in equally beautiful surroundings. As a professional...

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