A Jaunt to BC

  I write this on my return to the UK after a fabulous month in beautiful British Columbia. I took a month after the heartbreak of having to unwillingly tear myself away from my city, the place I knew as home to visit another county I’d wanted to see aside from just the airport; a…

The start of San Francisco and my first suggestion

It’s a bit unusual to be writing about San Francisco as if I’d experienced it as a tourist, when in fact after living there for five and a half years, I’d probably be considered a local. I had that perfect experience in San Francisco, never quite allowing it to feel like home so I’d always…

How to make a great Martini

It may be obvious to some, but it’s actually easier than one might imagine to completely mess up a classic martini. For example, the person who first showed me how to make a vodka martini in the States told me to measure equal amounts of vodka and dry vermouth and shake with ice. I respectfully…

Fall 2011 Fashion Shoot

Location I’m doing a mock fashion shoot for my fashion writing class, and I had the idea to locate the shoot on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on a grey day. I think the red, rusty, mechanical look of the steel would look really effective against a grey and foggy backdrop of the…

A little preoccupied

I haven’t posted anything on here for a while as I’ve been pretty distracted with, well a hundred different things, but as far as writing goes I’ve been trying to post more on my other blog – Run Fleur Run I’m running a 25K race on April 9, and have been documenting my training experiences….

How to make a perfect cup of tea

Growing up in the UK, it’s pretty standard in most households that children learn to make a good cup of tea right about the time they learn to read. One of my friends here laughed at me once saying that us British think tea is the answer to everything. Well it kind of is in…

Little Miss Bailey’s High Street Couture

I could be deemed as biased for emphasizing the utterly fabulous use of high street fashion from my own sister; but I really feel it puts me at an advantage more than anything else. Simply because I get to see exactly how Tamsin Bailey does it; how she pulls her impeccable style together by searching for and…

East Meets West, High Street Styles

I thought this girl looked effortlessly cool and casual, strolling around the Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco, in her H&M jacket and boots from Nordstrom. Looking around, I realized  the weather in San Francisco seems to make most women pull out those never-fail leather boots and tights, and leather jacket to keep out the…

East Meets West, High Street Styles

This is Tia in downtown San Francisco wearing a very pretty feminine vintage dress from an Alameda flea market, combined with gorgeous rugged boots from Banana Republic, scarf from Forever 21 and a Marc Jacobs handbag. In the UK, Tamsin paired a classic short black skirt with simple heeled shoes and a stylish sweater from…

East Meets West, High Street Styles

I met Yin at Powell and O’Farrell in downtown San Francisco. I loved the little one-piece belted short suit she was wearing with a patterned scarf, both from H&M, combined with black tights, Ugg boots, and a Coach handbag. On the other side of the pond, Tamsin wears her own belted one-piece short suit from…