On the hunt for the perfect nights sleep with Leesa Mattress

I’m a notoriously bad sleeper.  I  find it hard to settle, harder yet to stay asleep and am a known tosser/turner/wriggler/duvet hog.  I have tried everything from white noise (personal favourite is storm noises if you’re interested) to limiting screen…

On beating writer’s block

I always had this romantic notion of writing and what being a writer was.  A lot of it involved staring out of windows longingly (nope), a  deep abiding devotion to black coffee (yup) and the misplaced notion that writing would…

The Dark World of Deepfakes

Back in December, Motherboard explored reddit’s growing obsession with an open source AI technology that was being used to map celebrity faces and place them over adult videos to create their own porn. Since then, videos have emerged bearing the likeness of…

Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood – Who’s Next?

Let’s play a game. It’s called – “Who is going to break our hearts next?” Because after this weekend – well this past year really – it feels like anyone could be next. And at this point I don’t think I have…

Scottish Style Awards return to Glasgow

It’s long been heralded as the most stylish night in the Scottish events calendar and the Scottish Style Awards returns to it’s home in the spectacular surroundings of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for another celebration of the very best Scotland…

The Emotional Catharsis of Giving a Fuck

Here’s the thing about The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck. It’s great. Like, circulated among my friend-group, let’s start a book club kind of great. The premise is simple enough – and stripped back at its core essence (the…

What My Girlfriends Told Me

The women in my life have always been the ones that set me back on track. When I’m feeling lost and scatter brained, to fired up and inspired – they have been the one constant force guiding me. My port…

2017 The Year Feminism Stopped being a dirty word

In the wake of the #metoo movement and the silence breakers named as Time’s Person of the Year, Merriam-Webster have announced “feminism” as their word of 2017. That’s right, while dictionary.com have went for the more insidious “complicit” for their top pick…

Ho but make it fashion: Fashion’s love affair with fetish

Fashion’s love affair with fetish isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s almost as predictable as florals for spring and muted tones for Autumn. Any time fashion explores prim and proper it needs to swing back round to something with a…