Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wednesday Giveaway!


Today's giveaway is from Ilona Drew, an illustrator based in Brighton, who sees the world in technicolour and creates unique rainbow-filled cards and prints.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Finding Brighton's Forgotten Ghost Signs


Geeky post alert: Personally I’d love nothing more than to time travel down my local high street in its vintage signage heyday and see all the art work and shop signs that have

Monday, 3 April 2017

Luxury Hotel Complete with Live Giraffe...


I'm a sucker for a unique hotel (here and here) and I know this one has done the rounds, but it's too good not to add to my wishlist of unique hotels. So, welcome to  Giraffe Manor,

Friday, 24 March 2017

Brighton's Secret Cocktail Bar


Hidden in the basement of Brighton's coolest hotel I recently discovered another Brighton secret – a cocktail bar I didn't know was there. The speakeasy concept might be a little

Monday, 20 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

A Cool Mother's Day Gift Guide


This is basically a list of things I want for myself disguised as a selection of cool and quirky mother's day gift ideas. No harm in a little humour too...

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Grandma Who Solo Hiked Through America





We all need a person to admire, don’t we? Someone ordinary with an extraordinary story, someone to inspire us to jump out of bed in the morning, to be a better person, to stay

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Vintage Holiday Souvenir Straw Bags


The other day in Brighton I spotted someone toting a little vintage souvenir straw bag with multicoloured flowers and the words 'Bahamas' on it JUST LIKE THE ONE ABOVE THAT's

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans


Here's a winning idea for your next fancy dress party – go as a Mardi Gras Indian. Every year in February, to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, tribes of 'Indians' from different

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Ellie & Co Brighton Like A Local Guide (so far)


As spring approaches and to complement my Secret Brighton Guide to the city's lesser known sights, next I thought I'd round up more of my Brighton stories to help you

Monday, 27 February 2017

Around the World Cushions




You can never have too many cushions – or so the saying I just made up goes. These hand-embroidered around-the-world cushions from Cat Studio feature cities, countries, regions

The Frida Kahlo of Home Baking

abeille bakery brighton

Last week for Dan's birthday I ordered up a box of cakes (pictured!) from a little micro bakehouse in Brighton called, Abeille Bakery. I discovered it on a scroll through Instagram

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Vintage Vogue Tattoos




Do you have a tattoo? I envy the people with them, mainly because I'm way too indecisive to get one. When I shop for clothes, what I might like one minute, I can't understand what I

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Souvenir Idea: Brighton Gin

Brighton Gin Ellie & Co blog

Here's a great Brighton souvenir idea for seaside and gin lovers. A bottle of Brighton Gin! It's actually distilled at the seaside here in Brighton and comes in a cool bottle with a

Friday, 17 February 2017

The Secret Recipe for Making Brighton Rock


Totally random post alert, but seeing as I live at the seaside, I feel I should know how rock is made! So today, I decided to find out and dug up this great little British Pathe reel from

Monday, 13 February 2017

A Curious Travel Wishlist


Whenever I see a picture of somewhere amazing to visit, I bookmark it for future day dreaming, and I now have quite a collection which includes lots of interesting and inspiring

Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday Giveaway!


My lovely readers! Here's a giveaway, a little winter pick-me-up! I've two £20 gift vouchers to spend in store or online at Audrey's Chocolates in Brighton to give away. This legendary

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Letterpress Valentine's Cards


Do you send Valentine's cards? I'm a bit "Yeh, whatever" when it comes to Valentine's Day. I like to be romantic when the mood takes me, rather than on an official day, but that

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Carmen Miranda and Her Incredible Tropical Hats


Have you seen any Carmen Miranda films? My Mum loved old Hollywood movies so by the age of five I'd probably seen every film she was in. So I guess you could say I grew up with

Monday, 6 February 2017

Books without their Jackets


In a fit of boredom, I recently took all the jackets off my cookbooks only to discover the most beautiful covers hiding underneath. No more staring at Jamie Oliver's cheesy grin,

Thursday, 2 February 2017

The Incredible Time-Capsule Chocolate Shop in Brighton


Speaking of local gems in Brighton: today, I’d like to share my best discovery yet, the most treasured shop with heart you’re likely to come across in the city, if not the world, called

Monday, 30 January 2017

Awesome People Reading


Here's the perfect antidote to Monday brain fog, a Tumblr feed to lose yourself in called Awesome People Reading. Above is the ever-charming Lauren Bacall and below are lots

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

An Eclectic London Apartment


My friend, Alex, lives in a one-bedroom apartment in a Victorian townhouse in Peckham, South London. It's in such a great spot, round the corner from a lovely French cafe, a

Monday, 23 January 2017

Monday Giveaway!


Today's giveaway is from a great little independent coffee roasting company based here, in Brighton, called The Roasted Bean. They search high and low for the most responsibly

Friday, 20 January 2017

Rainbow Breakfasts


They say we first eat with our eyes and no one understands this better than healthy food Instagrammer, Marita @MyBlissKtchn in Finland, who creates these mind blowingly

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Date Night in Brighton: 9 Tiny Romantic Restaurants


Generally speaking, when it comes to date night dinners, teeny tiny restaurants have the most romantic charm. Obviously the food has to be spot on, too, and although Brighton is

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

My Parents Were Awesome


Here are my parents on their wedding day, circa 1970-ish. Don't they look awesome? So awesome I think they'd fit in well on this website... My Parents Were Awesome which

Friday, 13 January 2017

The 1000 Vintage Postcard Project


I honestly can't remember the last time I sent, a postcard. Can you? I want to say it was on holiday last year... but if I'm honest, it was probably more like 2001. I was travelling the

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bridge Phobia




Although I love travelling, a hobby known to involve facing heights at one point or another, I'm a total heights phobe. I haven't changed tubes at Westminster underground station in

Friday, 6 January 2017

Dinner in the Sky


Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian company that hosts dinner parties high above cities around the world. They hoist up the table with a giant crane, and three chefs cook an amazing meal.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

One Girl, 500 Wild Flowers


Speaking of new year's resolutions, I'm finishing off my hallway wall of curiosities and adding one of these curious drawings to the mix. Lucy Auge, an artist in Bath, England, is

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

New Year's Resolutions (Other than Eating Less and Exercising More)



Welcome to January! Hope you've had a wonderful and restful holiday. I've eaten my body weight in Terry's Chocolate Orange and am looking forward to existing on a diet of lettuce