I’ve always been an advocate for reusing, recycling and repurposing stuff, so when I came across the idea of using coffee grounds in face and body scrubs I was really keen to try it out. I drink coffee pretty much every day. Before discovering this concept, I would throw away my coffee grounds and feel… Continue reading DIY Coffee Scrub Recipe
Sometimes, something has to give. And that’s why I haven’t written anything for Retro and Thrift for nearly a month. To be honest, life has kind of gotten in the way. As you may already know, my day job includes writing a lot of blog posts. This is fantastic, but, of course, it also means… Continue reading Where Have I Been?
This time last year, I had just handed in my dissertation, finished my exams and had begun preparing for graduation. It was also around this time that I started writing for a local marketing agency. Little did I know back then, but on the same day, I had simultaneously started my own business. I always… Continue reading Freelancing: One year on…
If you know me, you’ll know that one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon is sipping a cup of tea with friends. I like to think I know a thing or two about a good ol’ fashioned cuppa and so I thought I’d put together a little guide to tea in Hull. Liquid… Continue reading The Best Places for a Cuppa in Hull
I’ve always been a huge fan of Poorboy Boutique in Hull, ever since I visited their little two-story shop on Newland Avenue. They then moved to a bigger premises in Princes Quay Shopping Centre; it was during this time that I featured them in my Guide to Vintage Shopping in Hull.
Whilst I’d love to say that my boyfriend shares my passion for flamboyant fashions from the past, Aaron prefers more of a classic, contemporary look. His wardrobe mainly consists of denim jeans, plain t-shirts, checked flannels and the odd polo shirt or two. I don’t think we’re going to catch him in a funky pineapple… Continue reading Classic Style to Fit All with Jacamo*
Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Harrogate is the ideal place to go for a weekend of relaxation, or an afternoon of retail therapy. This picturesque spa town was popular among Edwardian and Victorian high society and has continued to be a top tourist spot ever since. I recently visited the town for a couple… Continue reading A Day Out in Harrogate