Fear of Wasp

A guest post from film buff Dan Norman The international success of last year’s American Honey, with big wins at the British Independent Film Awards and Cannes Film Festival, restored writer-director Andrea Arnold to the limelight that she first stepped into with 2003’s Wasp. Unlike American Honey, Wasp is a short film – Arnold’s last… Read More Fear of Wasp

Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Showcasing the freshest talent in the city, the final year students of Manchester Metropolitan University here assert their infinite creativity and imagination across disciplines varying from architecture, photography, and art. And this is a particularly special occasion, as my dear friend Laura J Hardman has the opportunity to unveil her innovative yet playful textile designs… Read More Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Spring Look Book: My favourite seasonal vintage pieces

Since the age of 16, vintage clothes and accessories have remained a consistent, ever-dependable part of my wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t resist a cheeky Topshop splurge, but there’s something incredibly rewarding about thrift shopping, and finding that perfect statement piece that you can’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re rummaging in a vintage… Read More Spring Look Book: My favourite seasonal vintage pieces

The Food Review: Federal Café Bar, Manchester

Arguably the most fashionable, Instagram-worthy meal of the day, it’s safe to say that brunching has become a serious business. In Manchester alone, there’s an abundance of hip eateries armed with ample supplies of eggs and cocktails for its hungry guests; head to northern quarter and you’ll soon find it difficult to decide upon which… Read More The Food Review: Federal Café Bar, Manchester

Drinking Diaries: Gin Tasting Part 2

Once again finding sanctuary in the ever-impressive Magnum Wine Shop in Swindon, I’m eagerly awaiting my selection of gins for the last winter tasting of the season. Becoming somewhat of a regular at Magnum’s gin tastings, (see my previous post here- https://itsthefinerthingsclub.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/drinking-diaries-autumnwinter-gin-tasting/ ) it’s a fantastic way to gain a detailed insight into the delicate… Read More Drinking Diaries: Gin Tasting Part 2

The Food Review: Johann Lafer at The Gainsborough Hotel, Bath

I don’t know about you, but I generally tend to detest any sort of dining that falls under the term ‘fusion’. My feelings towards fusion have developed into a kind of irrational dislike over the years, as I simply fail to see why food should undergo such extreme permutations. However, my recent visit to Johann… Read More The Food Review: Johann Lafer at The Gainsborough Hotel, Bath