Unless you have an unlimited budget and lots of patience, it is very rare to find your dream home. Most people settle for as near as they can find, before undertaking expensive and difficult renovations to bring the home they have into line with the home they want. Renovating a home can be messy, time consuming and very costly and does not guarantee that the final result will be everything […]

There has always been a connection between artists and fashion, but especially in the area of designing street wear and trainers. This strong connection stems back to the early days of hip hop and graffiti, where trainers were very much a statement of the culture and in-line skaters began to customise their footwear. By the beginning of the 21st century, the big brands and manufacturers had recognised that it was […]

In this ever-changing world it can be hard to keep up with interior design styles as they come and go so fast. Sometimes it’s better to step off the treadmill and simply follow your heart to create your own cosy sitting room complete with chintz curtains and a Laura Ashley sofa with big squashy cushions that you can fall into. Fashions may come and go, but you are going to […]

National Geographic Traveller Magazine named Kerala as one of the ten paradises of the world so little wonder it is an extremely popular tourist destination. Kerala, known as ‘God’s own country’ is a state which stretches along the south west coast of India and is blessed with beautiful backwaters, palm fringed beaches, vast swathes of green fertile land and hill stations growing tea and spices and wonderful villages. Add to […]

‘Urban Fashion’ is a loosely defined term. Perhaps Devon Griffith defined the style best when he commented that: “Street wear is youth – it’s a retro 80s look inspired by the sneaker culture and hipsters on New York’s Lower East Side.” Griffith, who works for the Fashion giant Massive Revolution posited that the ‘the dark denim, baggy clothing and white sneakers’ which define urban fashion all come from the inner-city […]

In order to manage debt effectively it is important to understand the reasons why the problem has arisen. It could be that an uncontrollable life event such as losing a job has been the cause. Through no fault of their own, people suddenly find themselves unable to pay the mortgage and household bills. On the other hand, emotional spending on unnecessary items in order to feel good is also a […]

Fashion trends change so rapidly these days that it is hard to keep up with what is a suitable now look and what is so last week. For spring and summer, a very feminine and retro look is in. Skinny pants, ruffles, polka dots and animal prints dominate. Sheer and opaque fabrics are everywhere, with layer upon layer of ruffles. The fashionable colour of the moment is magenta, which suits […]

Tough times mean tough measures. But when the furniture needs replacing there is no way around it, unless kidding yourself that stains, springs and holes represent a weathered vintage look, appeals to you. Perhaps justifiably, good home furnishings have a pricey rep, but there are simple ways to find quality living room furniture for less. Haggle Swallow your pride, adopt a stern expression and proceed to haggle. The ancient act […]

It used to be that home theaters were only for the rich and famous people, who had the space and the money to fill their houses with expensive gadgets and the latest electronic toys in dedicated leisure rooms. But all that has changed as exciting advances in technology and design have revolutionized the home entertainment market. Now home theaters are available to suit every budget and designed to fit into […]

Although summer is nearly in full swing it is still worth considering spring into autumn with the on trend looks of the season that will inspire and amaze you. There is a variety of prints, cuts and materials to suit everyone, you just need to choose and decide what is best for your figure and budget and then go out and get it. For autumn, think bracing walks through the […]