Fancy a cuppa?

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: May 3rd, 2011

Twinings – UK’s popular tea brand (Limited Edition – Earl Grey tea blend to commemorate the Royal wedding, courtesy of Twinings)

Do you drink tea?

Yes I do every single day.  Tea is an essential part of our daily life and it is nation’s favourite beverage (that’s a fact), popular with the young of all ages and as for me it keeps me sane and stimulated I can’t imagine life without it.  Some may see it as bland in taste as well it is seen as fashionable drink, tea also refer to herbals an infusion of leaves, flowers, fruit and herbs – various in flavours from oolong, jasmine, mint, ginger and the like.  Some even like to have honey or sugar added to acquire taste.

Caffeinated/decaffeinated tea with added milk and sugar (yes it’s the one with a tea bag you brew in a teapot or cup with hot boiling water) is another nation’s favourite part of UK tea culture, routine and tradition – serve in the morning, afternoon or tea break.  As an avid tea addict of ten years I have mine six times a day (highly not recommended), drinking tea whilst blogging, watching tv, have friends round or have it in local cafe and even when I’m bored, it may not sound fascinating but it keeps you hydrated and helps stimulate your mind!

If you’re interested in looking back the history, health benefits and facts about tea check out UK Tea Council.

Fancy a cuppa tea?

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 My favourite blogs

by United Blogs of Benetton on: June 26th, 2010

Okay, okay, I admit it: I LOVE BLOGS, a lot. There, I’ve said it.
Hours can disappear because I get sucked into the vortex that is the blogsphere – one blog leading you onto another and so on.
I’m sure you know how it is…

I adore getting immersed into the worlds of Scott, Garance, Rumi, Tavi, Tommy, Bryan etc but there are others out there too!

Here are a few of my favourites – what are yours? Let me know, I’d love to find some new ones.

Matthew Eades is a fashion photographer based in London (and, ahem, he’s also my husband).
He does a lot of studio shoots and at the end of a working day he’ll get the model to do a sitting for his personal project, a website/blog called
The focus of the site (and photography) is all about the model; there is no styling (no clothes at all in fact), no jazzy background or complicated set up, just the beauty of the model in her most natural form. Also, there is no text other than the model’s first name. It’s very pure and clean in aesthetic and sensibility.

Bill is a friend of mine and to put it simply, he is as cool, laid-back and stylish as his blog. He photographs people in a few of their favourite outfits either in their home, or around their neighbourhood (or a combination of the two). If you ever meet Bill the blog makes even more sense, he IS his blog. All the people share a similar aesthetic too, very Brooklyn, NYC.

The title pretty much says it all, but believe me, this is a blog that will have you hooked and howling with laughter. It is sharper than a Louboutin heel and is written by a friend of mine who is keeping herself anonymous for the time being. Read and enjoy…

TV presenter, ridiculously smart and gorgeous to boot. I mean really!
Her blog is fabulous, full of little nuggets of information (did you know that Harmony Korine had made a film about people that like humping trash?), or want the inside scoop on last night’s coolest party/exhibition/award ceremony? Bookmark her blog and enjoy

Jackie Dixon


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 I am an interpretation of myself

by United Blogs of Benetton on: February 22nd, 2010

Am happily flicking through all the entries so far and am kind of drawn to PoshVenus; he manages to combine looking fierce, deeply off-beat and vulnerable all at the same it. I would want to take his photo for sure. I like the way all his pictures are quite different from each other too; long hair, short hair, no hair!
Eye patch, lace veil, smiles, no smiles, fluorescent orange eye make-up, graffiti ‘No’ scrawled across his face. Very intriguing.

Then there is Ethan363 – and he’s right, he certainly “doesn’t look like all the boys”. He’s making me feel confused. I don’t know what to think about him…I love the peroxide mop of hair but the “pure sex” mesh vest frightens me…maybe I’m not the right target audience…

Aks has chosen close-ups for all his pictures. Brave. It makes for an intense snippet into his world. He has a simple vibe, looks like he might have a read a lot of Dante.

Denis Smith is from…Venezuela…eh? Doesn’t sound very Venezuelan to me but what do I know. So, I can’t help but be drawn to his energy and enthusiasm. You can just sense it don’t you think? He looks fun, a real sweetie and I love those glasses. Niffty little dresser too. And all that jumping – maybe he has A.D.D?


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