York Culture Guide Part 2

There are so many amazing things to do in York, it’s the perfect city for a New Year getaway or a chance to escape the hectic work life for a weekend mid-year. So, I thought I’d do another follow-up post from my first culture guide about York, which you can read here, and suggest some…

Book Roundup Two

Firstly, apologies for the delay in this next book roundup post, it’s been a busy few months! I’ve mostly been reading books for my Masters course, however, I’m still trying to make time for reading other non-academic books on the side. I’ve read quite a variety of books over the past few months so hopefully, there’s…

York Culture Guide

Having seen all the new Freshers start the University of York this September, it really makes me think of how beautiful a city York truly is and how much I enjoyed exploring in my first few weeks and subsequent years!!  This is a bit of a nostalgic post for my own time spent as a student…

A Cultural Guide to Greenwich

It’s no secret if you’ve been reading my blog that I love a good day out. I always enjoy making the most of the day somewhere new, trying to see and enjoy as many historical and cultural sites as possible before its time to head home. I thought I would try and start a guide…

Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House

Famous architect Inigo Jones was born 445 years ago today so I thought it was fitting to write a post about one of his well-known builds, the Queen’s House in Greenwich, known as the first classical build in Britain. I visited the house and the beautiful area of Greenwich in April, and have been waiting…

Book Roundup One

I’ve always loved reading from a young age, and of course, studying a History and History of Art degree, my life was basically reading!! However, throughout the past three years of uni, I have slacked with reading for fun and have only picked up a few books I really wanted to read in the holidays….

Rediscovering York Art Gallery

Shortly before leaving York, I decided to go on a bit of a museum pilgrimage, making the most of living in a city full of culture. I am often guilty of overlooking the York Art Gallery in favour of escaping York to see art or simply going to the shops instead when visiting the city. So,…

Print making in action

To escape the busy hectic life of constant reading at Uni I recently took a short weekend break back home in Suffolk. I usually love to visit a country house when I’m at home, however, we decided to try something a bit different and visited a printing exhibition, complete with a series of demonstrations at…

Dior: Designer of dreams

Apologies for the second fashion post in a row but I’ve just been so excited to write about the Dior exhibition I visited in Paris (and it’s quite a long post so be warned!). It was an unbelievable exhibition, and I’d go as far to say the best exhibition I’ve ever been to. It was…

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum has been on my radar as a must see exhibition since it opened. Having spent this term at uni studying a fashion module, this was the perfect exhibition to see on our uni trip to London. The exhibition combines designs from Spanish courtier Cristóbal Balenciaga, subsequent…