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Can personality and the home really go hand in hand? by Norina Maniscalco

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As most of us are fully aware, minimalism is a thriving trend in both fashion and the home and lifestyle sectors. I mean, who can honestly say they haven’t seen around 500 Instagram posts of white walls with one perfectly positioned cactus and everything looking immaculately pristine? Marie Kondo’s book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying […]


Snap Maps: A tap too far? by Bianca Matley

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Updating your mates on your stories, adding that all-too-familiar dog filter with the floppy tongue and or beautifying yourself with big eyes and a flower crown, sound familiar? It’s what Snapchat’s about right? And it’s all fun and games until, that is, Snapchat makes updates, unbeknownst to you and its other X million users. The […]


Filipino cuisine next for 2017, by Holly Green

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Pop-up restaurants, endless street food choices and food crazes, there’s always something on the horizon for foodies to look out for. But the next big flavours on our lips should be Filipino and here are several reasons why western palates are apparently ready for the cuisine… It’s been a long time coming. Award-winning food writer […]


2017 interior trends are in & the jury is unanimous: bold is best, by Rhys Reynolds

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It seems like only yesterday we were ushering in the beginning of 2017, yet somehow we’re already halfway through our calendars. The interior trend forecast said soft pastels and a ‘less is more’ attitude would flourish this year, but like many a weather forecast, it appears the opposite is true. 2017 is all about exaggerated […]


Lunchtime Explorer! by Janine Clark

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Working in travel PR, we are constantly writing and talking about experiencing new, far-flung and stunning UK destinations. From ski resorts and new beach destinations to lakeside hotels and (relatively) ‘back to nature’ glamping locations, there is so much on offer! However, on walking past a group of office workers playing boule in Leeds city […]


Tech and Takeaways, by Holly Green

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Takeaways have generally been viewed as an unhealthy selection of food options which are usually ordered as a ‘treat’ on occasion. But how can you avoid being unhealthy when the likes of Chinese, pizzas and curries dominate the takeaway market? Enter Deliveroo. The company’s state of the art technology platform has enhanced food ordering and […]


Snapchat spectacles land in the UK, by Annika McDonald

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Unless you’ve been very disconnected from social media the past six years, you will no doubt be aware of the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat and its infamous filters. First came the funny filters, then Snapchat story and now Snap Inc have launched their very own recording sunglasses – Snapchat spectacles. They may look like your […]


How to keep your home as cool as can be, by Jenna Greig

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What’s that peeking out from behind those clouds? Is it…? could it be…? It’s the sun! After weeks of overcast skies and rainy commutes, there’s good news for beer garden lovers everywhere with the weather finally announcing summer. While a sunny day in the park is the favoured summer pastime, sometimes returning to a stifling, […]


The Journalist & PR Debate, by David Parkin

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It is a confrontation fierce enough to rival a battle between King Kong and Godzilla. But there used to be only one winner. Journalists had the upper hand over public relations people because ultimately, they had the power to either use or bin the press releases they were sent. When I started in journalism PRs […]


Experience the UK’s best metropolitan festivals, by Emma Baylis

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As a seasoned festival goer, it’s only taken me until recently to experience a metropolitan festival – a concept that’s been slowly on the rise in the UK and is now a booming part of this country’s live music scene. It’s not hard to see why. Whilst trudging across muddy fields and not showering for […]