London – Stylish, Intelligent, Elegant

London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural centre. The grand royal palaces in and around London, along with Windsor Castle, are a highlight of any […]Read More

Wandering Italy – Guide to Traveling and Experiencing Italy

Italy is the country that captures my heart every time I visit. It is one of the main inspirations behind this travel blog. From its vibrant cities to the gorgeous Italian lakes and coast, the landscapes will get you first. And then there’s the food and culture. There is truly something to enchant everyone. The […]Read More

Top 5 places to see in Puglia, Italy

Part of the charm of Puglia is its slow approach to everyday life. Southern Italy’s rising star has ancient farmland hemmed by a sun-bleached sandy coast and is where travellers come to escape the frenetic vibe of nearby Tuscany. This year the region’s beautiful range of private villas, many with private pools and always with […]Read More

Alternative ways to enjoy Mallorca

In 2021 Sarah Drane described her favourite places to go to in Mallorca and offered some excellent recommendations. With travel due to open up later this and Mallorca being a long-established favourite of British travellers, Simon Maurice suggests some alternative goodies that UK visitors’ best-loved Balearic Island has to offer: Soller is a picturesque town in the […]Read More

THE CASS ART PAD: A SPOTLIGHT ON SURFACE

Cass Art Own Brand Paper Pads combine exceptional quality with outstanding value. Designed by leading agency, our paper pads explore the mark-making of different mediums, revealing a fresh aesthetic on the front of the blank pages awaiting your own designs. From cartridge and marker pads to watercolour and oil the great variety of surface and […]Read More

HOW TO: DECORATE A WOODEN SLICE

Manchester based artist, Alice Charlotte shares a part of her creative working by showing us how to decorate a wooden slice using an array of Cass Art materials. These slices are excellent for adding a unique touch to a gallery wall! Over to you, Alice! WHAT YOU NEED Wooden Slice Small screw in hook White […]Read More

WINSOR & NEWTON ARTISAN WATERMIXABLE OIL

I have a confession to make and I’m holding my hands up. Those of you that have come across my work before will know I’m an absolute ‘anything goes’ type creative. You might have read my books on the subject and noticed how in my work I use literally anything to create the finished artwork. […]Read More

GUIDE TO ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH JULES PENLINGTON

Artist Jules Penlington brings her expert advice to us with her complete guide to getting started with acrylic paint by show casing her go to products. Jules Penlington is a mixed media artist based in Liver pool. She has been doing freelance commission based work for 3 years in which she has designed numerous works […]Read More

DIY CACTUS CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

It’s that time of year again when every thing starts getting ‘Christmafied’ with faux snow and traditional red and green decorations – boring! I live in Australia where Christmas falls in the middle of summer so decorating with snow and just feels silly. If you’ve been reading for a while you know I like to […]Read More

RAINBOW HERB SCENTED DRAWER SACHETS

Scented lavender sachets may remind you of your Nanna’s hankie drawer, but just because they’ve been around forever doesn’t mean they have to look old fashioned. Ditch the floral prints and make a pile of crochet edged rainbow hued sachets instead. I’ve been a little obsessed with Black & White gingham contrasted with bright colours […]Read More