Life // My Gig Bucket List

I’m sure everyone has a memory box stored away somewhere, filled to the brim with old concert/gig tickets. The first concert you ever went to, those ratty old festival wristbands we can’t bear to throw out or even the tickets from bands you’ve seen with a loved one…all stored away to be reminisced about at…

Food // Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Roundup

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is a date that firmly sits in every scousers diary. Held twice a year, April and September in Sefton Park, it’s the best way to celebrate the cities many different restaurants and bars and get to sample the best of the rest across one weekend! We headed to Sefton…

Interiors // A/W Homeware Wishlist

As soon we enter September, I feel like we’re on a collective countdown to Autumn. The change in season signals slightly cooler weather, dark nights and that it’s time to make your home a little cosier. Lately, all my money goes on homeware. Forget clothes shopping; blankets, candles, cushions, and kitchenware goes straight in my…

Beauty // August Glossybox Review

After falling off the beauty/skincare wagon over summer, September signalled a change in my bedtime routine and time to take care of both my skin and my hair. My work have recently introduced monthly #workperks and one of the options is a beauty box subscription every month…enter Glossybox! A year or so ago, I was…

Beauty // Make Up Bag Essentials

Over the summer I’ve become a shadow of my former self. In the sense that, I no longer wear foundation. As a self-confessed foundation lover, this is quite something. I’ve found myself no longer needing a heavy coverage and favouring BB cream instead. I’ve always been a foundation fan – Estee Lauder Double Wear is…

Food // Date Night at Vincent Kitchen

If you haven’t yet ventured out to Vincent Kitchen on Bold Street, the question is, why not?! As one of the newest additions to the Bold Street independent landscape, it’s a healthy fast food alternative if you want to eat well and feel great afterwards. Now, I have waxed lyrical about my love for Vincent…

Blogging // Is your blog content enough?

The doubts surrounding blog content, photo quality, and generally social stats are at an all-time high. Blogging began as a hobby, a form of escapism but in the last 2/3 years, it’s become so much more with many of our favourite bloggers taking it full time and showing how it can be a career. Hell,…

Food // Let’s Talk Slimming World

Meal plans, diets, healthy eating schemes; they all, at some point or another, get a bad rep. Whether it’s following a widely scrutinised diet such as the Atkins or a low GI diet or something mocked in the media like Weight Watchers or Slimming World, at some point the path you’re on with come until…

Drink // Summer Mocktails with Feel Good Drinks

Since I began eating healthier, I’ve seriously switched my mindset when it comes to food, but I’m yet to do the same with drinks. Like most of us, I look forward to a gin and tonic at the end of the working week, a glass of wine with dinner and prosecco when celebrating (or generally…

Food // A Guide to 24 Hours in Liverpool

If you’re a regular reader of Ruth Writes or indeed the many amazing #livbloggers from across the city, you’ll be more than aware that Liverpool is the city visit for the day, as well as hit the shops and see the sights. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re bound to find it in a…

Recipe // Caribbean Pineapple and Chilli Sticky Sauce*

Ok so I’m gonna hold my hands up and admit, I’m not really a fan of sweet and sour sauces. Generally I find them too sweet and in all honesty, I much prefer a savoury-tasting dish. But, I’m on a quest to discover new recipes to try and expand my cooking repertoire. Santa Maria* sauces…

Life // The Meaning of Marriage

Marriage. It’s one little word that holds a whole load of meaning. It means something different to everyone. Traditionalists, those who swear they’ll never marry and the optimistic types who are happy to wait and see. My view? I don’t think it’s integral, but it would be quite nice to make everything ‘official’. Both Darren…