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REVIEW OF STREET & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AT THE LIoP

In my recent post about my favourite photographs I told you that I've recently enrolled on a professional photography course at the London Institute of Photography. This is kind of like a condensed photography degree but not academic - It's all taught by industry professionals.

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VIDEO: OUR NEW SMARTPHONE LIGHTING SYSTEM

Hey guys! In the last week or so you might have seen my blog post introducing the Philips Hue system, the colour changing LED lights that can be controlled completely by your smartphone or tablet. I shared some ideas about how we would be putting it into our flat, and now here's a video of what we actually did and how it looks!

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CAN YOU HELP ME PICK MY NEW PAIR OF GLASSES?

You might remember a few months ago I introduced you to KITE, a cool opticians / optical eyewear brand in London that are shaking things up in the industry. Well, if you couldn't get over to Stratford Westfield you can rejoice now, as they have introduced a pioneering new service - the home try. I sent off for a home trial of my own and I need your help deciding which pair to pick!

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A BIT OF BRITPOP DECOR FUN AT THE NEW CITIZEN M HOTEL

I often get asked where I find design inspiration in London and my favourite places are actually hotels and restaurants. They're usually more 'out there with their decor and I always go away with some fun new ideas. A couple of weeks ago, on a warm summer evening, hubby and I were asked to go along to stay at the Citizen M hotel in Tower Bridge to see what we thought. 

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A TOUR OF LONDON'S BEST KEPT SECRETS WITH THE HP SPECTRE AND LOOK UP LONDON

Have you ever realised how little you know about your own city's history and architecture? I think about it a lot, weirdly. London is one of those places that people can save up for and have the trip of a lifetime here. But for me, because I live here I often forget (slash take for granted) the amazing sights and rich history that we have on our doorstep. Well, doorstep ish... (Croydon doesn't really count as London but whatever!)

When I was recently challenged by HP to test drive their new Spectre 360 laptop's 12 hour battery life by taking it around London for a day I saw it as the perfect opportunity to school myself on some London 'ish.

Step in my incredibly cute and clever friend Katie who runs Look Up London - a tour company that runs one of the best walks in London. She helps people to discover the secrets hidden above London's eyeline - Could it be the perfect combination?

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TRAVEL DIARY: WHITSTABLE - VINTAGE SHOPPING, OYSTER TASTING AND CHARITY SHOP HAULING

Hey peeps! At the end of summer my friend Naomi and I took a little weekend down in Whitstable to celebrate us both turning 30. I'd heard so many great things about Whitstable and all of the vintage shopping, great food.... and more vintage shopping. Of course it was the perfect choice for two girls whose ideal day is spent rummaging through the racks of a local charity shop. Ahhh, bliss.

See what we managed to find and check out my top recommendations for where to eat and WHERE TO SHOP!

Oh and I tried oysters for the first time ever. Like or puke? Find out!

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THE BOOK EVERY INTERIOR DESIGN ENTHUSIAST NEEDS TO OWN

This Autumn you may have been glued to your TV screen as you watched to see who would be crowned the winner of the Great Interior Design Challenge - one of the best talent contest type series to hit the screens in the past few years in my opinion! The series saw amateur designers compete with a series of room makeovers. The series has been commemorated with the Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook, a coffee table style book that covers all of the basics and some not so basic interior design tips and tricks. So is it worth picking up?

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