Paris in a day

Nothing like attempting a little slice of the impossible, but if you have the option, why not try? The best and most efficient way to travel, like most metropolitan cities, is the very thing that takes its name from ‘metropolitan’: the metro. In Paris, the older metro stations have beautiful art-deco signage designed by Hector […]

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Dinner in a dash

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, especially where food is concerned. In spite of this I’ve realised that I desperately need to cook for myself more after Michaelmas saw me spend a terrifying amount on college food and takeaways. Cooking in a crowded and ill-equipped communal kitchen can be challenging but it becomes bearable […]

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Review: Brasserie Blanc, Jericho

This isn’t somewhere you’d go on a whim. It’s more of a place you might go with your granny, boyfriend on an anniversary, or a rich consultant you met on Tinder. But if you do have a grandmother, boyfriend or suitable equivalent, you should give it a try. And if your grandma’s worried that it’s […]

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Sparking the flames of passion

I rarely swipe right, but when I do, they are invariably tall, handsome, potential serial killers. Though I am yet to be chopped up sashimi-style for the benefit of the Oxford Canal, these virtual conquests somehow just never seem to stray far from the chestnut machismo of Christian Bale in American Psycho. I made a […]

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The do’s and don’ts of dinner dates

Congratulations are in order. You’ve finally invited that special someone over to yours, you’ve even offered to cook them diner. It’s a shame that you can’t remember the last time that you cooked for anyone other than yourself or your less-than-picky housemates but don’t panic, it will be fine. Preparation is everything: firstly choosing what […]

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We ball all night

Nothing is quite like an Oxford ball, except maybe another Oxford ball. The first one you go to is definitely an experience, however, particularly when it involves other firsts… Navigating Radcliffe Square in heels and a dress with a thigh split is not a good idea, flashing is inevitable and falling is likely. The queue […]

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