I can't pinpoint the exact moment but I think I've always been in love with food.
My parents tell me that as a baby I used to scream my head off if we were in a restaurant and I couldn't immediately eat the food brought to the table as it was too hot! I have a lot of happy memories where food is the main focus and my love of food continually grows as I spend more time in the kitchen looking through my many cookery books for inspiration and concocting my own recipes. There is such pleasure in cooking a meal for family and friends and seeing a content smile on their faces!
However, I love to eat out and not cooking is equally as pleasing when you're enjoying a delicious meal, drinking wine and being looked after. And there is no washing up! Dining in a great restaurant for the first time is so exciting and I love stumbling upon a place by accident, having a fantastic time and it becoming a favourite. That same thrill runs through to travelling and it's wonderful visiting or staying somewhere new, enjoying it so much that before you've even left, you're planning when you can return next!
My interest in interiors is something that has grown more recently. Since buying a proper grown-up house in Manchester, after living in a lovely but smaller flat in London for years, we have been having lots of fun doing it up just how we want it. Sourcing furnishings, deciding on paint and wallpaper and planning the general decor of each room over the last few months has been great! I live in our house with my graphic designer husband Steve who runs North 6 Graphic Design. We have a huge love of retro design, especially the 60's era, and we have collected lots of interesting retro finds over the years.
Interiors has really become a huge passion of mine and I love scrolling through people's houses and ideas on Instagram and Pinterest. A Saturday morning in bed perusing Living Etc over a cuppa is a pretty perfect start to the weekend for me.
By day, I run a successful music PR agency, Bandwagon Press. I have been working in the music industry for over 14 years and am also a qualified Journalist.