Time to Shine!

Okay, so the Christmas haze is over, you’ve seen in the New Year, you’re probably back at work, back in the real world, and the new year enthusiasm is already sort of wearing… Continue reading

2015 – Bring. It. On

Mmmm I know it’s so awful and cliché, but I absolutely love the New Year. It just feels like the best fresh start ever! It’s an excuse to get a brand new diary… Continue reading

38/52 – Brixton Academy

Well… It’s pretty near the deadline for my Fifty Two new places in London challenge, and… I’m not quite done. But I am just over 73 percent of the way through and I’m definitely… Continue reading

Happy Christmas! (42 Style)

I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas. I’m working on some updates at the moment (you may have noticed the new look!) and I’m excited to make more changes and improvements in the New… Continue reading

DIY – Leather wallets

Let me say right away ‘Leather Wallets’ is probably a bit of a fancy term for these lil’ guys. Maybe leather pouches? Or little card envelopes? I’m going to be keeping my store… Continue reading

DIY Christmas Table Runner

We’re midway through December and that means it’s nearly time for our Sunset Strip mini-Christmas! As Imogen is going to be taking on the huge task of cooking a roast for five people… Continue reading

Christmas Cards

What’s nicer than a Christmas card? (apart from a Christmas card that’s made of food) How about a sweet handmade card with a secret punch of glitter and a personal hand delivery service?… Continue reading

36/52 – The Wellcome Collection

  I’ve been wanting to visit the Wellcome collection since it opened quite recently, but I never found the time the trek all the way over to Euston (North London is basically the edge… Continue reading

Gift Guide #2

How’s the present-buying going? Really really well? Well I hope you’re doing better than me anyway! It’s so stressful buying gifts – especially gifts for guys, right? What do they want? Because the perverse… Continue reading

#SmallBizSaturday

December the 6th is Small Business Saturday – and a great day to remember all of the small businesses (in our home towns and further afield) when buying Christmas Presents. My dear, dear… Continue reading

Gift Guide #1

Not long ’til Christmas! If you’re not quite done with your christmas shopping (or if you haven’t even started *slaps wrist*) don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! For these little gift guides… Continue reading

Christmas Haul!

I’m so so happy that it’s finally December, and so excited to jump into all of the Christmassy goodness I’ve got planned! I’ve got a girls and guys gift guide coming up for… Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

Dude. Happy Birthday. My sister is another year older and it’s weird. (I, like Joey from friends, find it rather disconcerting that people perpetually grow older.) Anyway, even though I’ve already wished Abi Happy Birthday… Continue reading

November Shmovember…

I am all over Christmas planning right now! Seriously, December – we got this. I feel like I may have been a teensy bit overenthusiastic in looking forward to Christmas and have sort of let… Continue reading

Brighton

Brighton today 👌#brighton #pier #thelanes 💛 A post shared by Georgia (@georgiaheathpv) on Nov 6, 2014 at 11:54am PST Rob and I took at trip to Brighton a few weeks ago and I… Continue reading

35/52 – The Convenience, a NANA Café

Somewhere in the East, East end of London, (a minute’s walk from Homerton station), The NANA café serves up bottomless cups of tea, hearty breakfasts, comfort food and extra crispy bacon (just the… Continue reading

This is Halloween!

I thought I’d share some photos from the Halloween weekend since we had such a fun time getting dressed up and spookifying the house for our party! I’ve never really celebrated Halloween, but… Continue reading

You’re not Nineteen forever

(pull yourself together) I’m definitely a sun baby. Pumpkin Spice season isn’t even over yet and I’m already buried in my duvet dreaming of sun and sleep and mojitos. I mean, you can… Continue reading

34/52 – Seven Dials, Covent Garden

We have always been of opinion that if Tom King and the Frenchman had not immortalised Seven Dials, Seven Dials would have immortalised itself.  Seven Dials! the region of song and poetry—first effusions,… Continue reading

Updates

Well, I’m sick. And as everybody knows, I am a massive drama queen. This means I’ve barely had any time to do anything what with all of the feeling-sorry-for-myself, snottily-moping-around-the-house and coughing-resentfully-at-anybody-who-will-listen. It’s a hard life.… Continue reading

Moon Phases ‘Headboard’ DIY

I made a thing. And it’s not pineapples. *applause* You guys, I’m so happy with the way this DIY turned out – I went back and forth on the method for a little… Continue reading

My Top 5!

Let’s talk Winter essentials. And yes, I’m using the word ‘essential’ in sort of the same way that Waitrose seems to think ‘scented ironing water’ and ‘Vermicilli baskets’ are essentials, but bear with… Continue reading

Stencilled Wall Art DIY

Recently I heard that Abi (my sister) was trying out an ambitious stencilling project and I forced asked her to blog about it. She obligingly did, and it looks amazing! Here’s how she did… Continue reading

27/52 – Mr Fogg’s Cocktail Bar

Hidden in a small back alley, in the heart of Mayfair, London keeps an intriguing little secret. Mr Phileas Fogg, triumphantly returned from his recent circumnavigation of the globe, (in a record time… Continue reading

Shirts for dayssss

I’m writing this from the depths of my duvets and many many blankets, because, seriously, Winter is Coming. It is so freakin’ cold, guys! I’m wearing so many socks I can’t even walk so I’ll… Continue reading

Cauliflower Pizza Base (with super fancy toppings)

Guess who’s back! Okay, okay, it’s only been about four days, but I’ve been so busy with work and University that I feel like it’s been way longer. While I do enjoy being this… Continue reading

Happy Days : Harry Potter World photos!

I recently got to visit the Harry Potter studio tour for the second time, and it was awesome! I really wanted to share some pictures of the day, it’s a truly amazing place for… Continue reading

25/52 – Portobello Road Market

Am I the only person who wants to burst into that song from ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ every time I hear the phrase ‘Portobello Rd’? Anything and everything a chap can unload, is sold by… Continue reading

Brand New

Maybe it’s the fact that the seasons are changing, or maybe it’s just all the fresh new ‘back to school’ vibes I always get from September, but I am so full of inspiration… Continue reading

23/52 – Borough Market

Hidden just beyond London Bridge is one of London’s true little treasures – Borough Market, possibly the capital’s worst kept secret, is frequented by tourists, locals and pedestrians from far and wide finding… Continue reading

DIY Ombré effect duvet cover

I think I’m a little obsessed with this photo! I just love the colours, the brightness, the lush leafiness, it’s too much. I really want to get these soft pinks and bright greens into… Continue reading

Brizl.

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get a couple of days off work and be able to travel to Bristol to meet with my dearest friend Kati and her little sister… Continue reading

Super easy DIY Headboard Cover

I’ve finally gotten out of my creative rut and done something productive! *applause* In between celebrating Chelsey’s birthday, eating way too much cake and smarties, and, in a terrifying turn of events, being… Continue reading

Binned Alaska (see what I did there…)

I feel like Ian from Bake Off.  In case you don’t follow The Great British Bake Off as closely as I do (i.e. if you have a life), Diana took Ian’s Baked Alaska… Continue reading

Mary Berry is my homeboy

I hate coming back from holiday. We had an overnight flight (the worst, ugh) and I had to sulk wait at the airport for like, nearly, two whole hours. It was a DISASTER.… Continue reading

Turkey update

Oh Hey! And may I say what an exceptionally fine morning it is this morning. I hope you enjoyed the Pirate’s second birthday celebration! Two years! It’s madness. I had a whale of… Continue reading

The Pirate is Two!

Happy Birthday to my lovely little blog, long may it prosper 😉 I started prettyvacantpirate to document my Gap Year, and since then I’ve written about all sorts of things, some more interesting than… Continue reading

22/52 – The Breakfast Club

I had the best Wednesday/Thursday weekend with my housemates and Robbie. We went to Drink, Shop & Do for cocktails and fun, and then the next day we headed into Shoreditch (my favourite place… Continue reading

Framed Quotes – DIY

Do you remember these super simple framed quotes which I was admiring a couple of months ago?   Well, I decided to go ahead and make myself a DIY version for my bedroom.… Continue reading

21/52 – Drink, Shop & Do

Drink, Shop & Do, a trendy little café-slash-cocktail-bar, is conveniently located just two minutes walk from London St Pancras. It would be a great place to grab lunch and browse the small shop… Continue reading