Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Talented Ruby Parfitt

One of my favourite things to do is discover new, up and coming singers that are true artists and performers in their own right. I like to listen to something that I know will inspire me to write and sing music myself. I am drawn to artists who are down to earth, just like myself, but who are also giving a shot at their dreams - I think it's so admirable and it really drives me to strive for more than just a mediocre existence.

Beaches are my favourite places so this simple video really appeals to me. It has an air of effortlessness with ease and calm. With the shots of the skate park in the background it is laid back and there is no pretence, just pure voice and honesty. This video is shot by a good friend of mine - Daniel Harris, who is currently working on so many projects, and planning a trip out to LA next year. Watch this space! Enjoy the video and check out her channel!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Rock a Baroque

Jumper from Dress Me Perfect Boutique, 4 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DG
02920 624640

One of my favourite current trends is Baroque. I love the bold statement prints, layering of different textures and the essence of grandeur, deluxe and architectural influence that is so present in the clothes!
I'm definitely an ALL or NOTHING person, and this trend definitely says it ALL. Why go half heartedly when you can go with a bold statement piece? I find that what I wear contributes largely to how I feel. Well, I'm currently mostly in black so what does this say... I wonder. I do enjoy making a statement though and this is where Baroque steps right in.

It's amazing when you can see definite architectural influences within clothing designs. Baroque is the Queen of this influence. Dating as early back as 16th Century Italy, Baroque celebrated the absolutest era, the rebuilding of Rome after some serious religious conflict. This new art form was brought out impact the senses and awaken the emotions of it's viewers. Characterised by new explorations of form, light and shadow and dramatic intensity, you can see the original Baroque designs in beautiful buildings such as this stunning Parisian Opera House:

This Italian Church: 


And the Baroque Domes of Italy:


To end, I thought I'd share one of my favourite places to get a coffee/drink in Cardiff, and it screams Baroque! The name is Barocco, and it is set right in the heart of Cardiff town centre. I have had many a good coffee/drink/catch up in this place and it never fails to disappoint. There are lots of marble statues and a very grand staircase. The feeling inside is one of Grandeur, luxury and bold unashamed extravagance. I recommend this venue to enjoy the delights of Baroque and rock the night up.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Can not get over this version <3

This track is the brother of someone I've been talking to half way across the world in South Carolina, for maybe 4 years?!?

It's amazing the people you meet, life can be so amazing. The world is sometimes a lot smaller than we think, anything is possible.

This track plays in my work constantly, and its something that caused me to think a lot recently. Human relationships and how we deal with love. Sometimes in life we think we know someone so well, but then maybe it doesn't work out and then, well they just leave. And it's like you never knew them. It can be one of the hardest things to accept. But to quote the pastor TD Jakes "If people can walk away from you, let them walk" Life is too short to try to hold on to people or things that hurt you or drag you down.

I'm singing this, knowing that there are a few people that I used to know. I'm also in the knowledge that I let them go. We can all relate to this song in some way, and I hope it helps someone let go of the past and look forward to a bright and amazing future :)