I think we can all agree that a couple of really great things came from lockdown. No not banana bread and jarring Tik Tok dances, absolutely not, I’m talking about @jtfirstman’s Instagram impressions and of course, Willy’s Pies.
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It’s been a mad few months and I, along with the rest of the world, am pretty OVER IT. Lockdown has been tough and one thing I couldn’t wait to do once restrictions lifted was eat out. I mean these weary paws needed a break from doing all the cooking at home – a sly dig at my boyf who’ll never read this anyway.
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As a Hello Kitty obsessive, sushi fanatic and all-round kitsch lover, visiting Japan had always been high on my hit list and I finally got to go in October. I went during the Rugby World Cup, which meant far more loutish British chanting than expected, but still a solid 10/10 experience none the bloody less. The first thing to say about Tokyo is that it really is another world and the Japanese just do things a lot better than the rest of us.
In October, I got to live out a lifelong fantasy of mine: going to Tokyo. And let me tell you, it was everything I imagined it to be. Cutesy Japanese voices squeaking out the speakers of every random bits & bobs store, tiny sushi bars, the wildest street style and Hello Kitty everything! I'd especially been excited about trying Japanese cuisine, from udon noodles and ramen to wagyu beef and yakitori, and OMG it did not disappoint - shocker.
I started my Boomtown journey like most festivals in the past: extremely excited with a dose of the pre-fezzy nerves. What added to the nerves that Thursday morning was finding out that Houghton, just like Boardmasters, had decided to cancel the festival due to extreme weather conditions. We couldn’t believe it. What if Boomtown was next? I immediately messaged my inside gyal Dulcie and demanded answers.
If you’re heading to Boomtown this year then well done, you’ve made an incredible life choice. The festival, or the city as it’s known by its residents, is like no other. Every year, sorry every chapter offers a fresh storyline with thousands of new characters ready to create new tales, ones that can only be experienced to be believed.
It’s that time again…fezzy season! And I’ve been confirmed to make a PA at Glastonbury, Boomtown and more TBA. LOL. Since I’ve been worming my way into fields for about 12 years, I feel I'm seasoned in the art of Fezzying and I'd even say I enjoy them now more than ever. Although, I did have some mad, amazing, crazy, unbelievable and unforgettable experiences back in the day, including marrying Pancho from Dirty Sanchez at Glade in 2009.
I’ve done a GORGEOUS amount of travelling and one of my all-time favourite places has to be Morocco. So, I thought I'd share some bloody knowledge about the red city of Marrakech for anyone who's thinking of going. The question is: are you ready for loads of adjectives and travel-writer-esque chat? COME OOONNNN HONNYS. Get comfy...
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Around mid-October, I was spending a lot of time working “hard” and my natural instincts were to GET THE HELL OUT! I was feeling a winter trip somewhere I could proper freeze my tits off but still be ecstatic about being there. At the time, my cousins, who grew up in Staten Island, had just come to visit for my sister’s wedding and they’d gassed up the idea of a New York trip a little bit too – BIG UPS.
Morocco was never at the top of my list, as I mostly imagined being constantly hassled in hectic cities like Marrakech ('cos I'm a stunner, obvs) and thought bun that. However, the idea of something as mad and extreme as the Sahara Desert really got the old mind ticking. After all, I'm always up for a bit of CULTURE.
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First opening its doors in 1947, Jardin Majorelle was designed by artist and keen botanist Jacques Majorelle. Once he collected hundreds of rare varieties of trees and plants, including cacti, palm trees, weeping willows, bamboo, white water lilies and ferns, he centred them around a long basin and along winding walkways with painted walls.