EJ Plays: Blues Run the Game

You may be aware it’s January again: congratulations on making it back and welcome to the year 2018. There are so many reasons why people don’t like January: it’s dark, it’s cold, and after the excessive festivities of December, January seems rather dull. These complaints and various others are symptomatic of the dreaded “January blues”,…

Get the Look for Less: That 70s Show

In recent years, the fashion industry has drawn inspiration for garments of today from various past decades. The 1980s and 1990s have reappeared again and again, and now the style of the 1970s has weaved its way into 2017, forging itself as the frontrunner for Autumn/Winter. Designers such as Prada, Miu Miu and Calvin Klein…

Get the Look for Less: The Velvet Touch

It feels as if velvet never really left the high street. It has been everywhere since the trend started, taking on any form of clothing with designers trying to think of new ways to make it great again. However, this Autumn, velvet doesn’t seem as tired and boring as it may have seemed in the…

Autumn Look Book

Autumn is one of the more difficult seasons to dress for. The weather in England is temperamental at the best of times – as I’m writing this I’m staring out the window at a bleak dismal sky, when yesterday we had been basking in the glorious sunshine – and this time of year provides even…

Get the Look for Less: Red

Paint the Town Red! One of the key AW17 fashion trends that has been everywhere during multiple Fashion Weeks over the past month has been the colour red. Big names in the fashion industry such as Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Fendi, pretty much everyone to be honest, have sent various tones of crimson, burgundy and…

Home Bake Box: Lemon Polenta Cake

A straight forward recipe for a lemon polenta cake from Home Bake Box, made and reviewed by Razz Magazine, the university of Exeter’s arts & lifestyle magazine.

Notes on Netflix: Good Kids

From the same producers as American Pie, Good Kids is lighthearted and funny, the perfect film for dreaming ahead to your summer after graduation.

Home Bake Box: Rose and Raspberry Gateau

This month’s home bake box had a decidedly valentine’s theme (a cute pastel pink cake sprinkled with raspberries and infused with rosewater notes). Deemed a ‘posh Victoria sandwich’ it’s definitely worth adding to your list of recipes, creating a fruity and rich sponge cake.

Notes on Netflix: The Final Girls

The Final Girls – Todd Strauss-Schulson, 2015, 15 Netflix rates it: 5/5 I rate it: 5/5 Strauss-Schulson’s The Final Girls opens with a clip of cheesy 80s slasher film Camp Bloodbath being watched by the leading actress’ daughter Max (Taissa Farmiga), as her mother (Malin Åkerman) attends an audition. After witnessing her mother’s death in…

Notes on Netflix: Ashby

Kathi Bundy reviews Ashby, a lighthearted comedy directed by Tony McNamara in 2015. She finds it deserves the 4 star rating given on Netflix.

Bake Box: Skillet Cookies, Recipe and Review

In case you didn’t already know, December 4th is National Cookie Day. What better day to launch a new series of blog posts about baking, than today? It all started when my housemates bought me a subscription to the Home Bake Box for my 21st birthday a few weeks ago. I thought it would be…