I’ve been well and truly knocked down with the flu for the past few days, but as I’m slowly starting to come back to life, I thought a nice and uplifting post is in order. And what better way to feel uplifted than by talking about champagne? Yes. I love the all bubbles… prosecco, cava and of course champagne… I always feel chic when sipping on a glass (or une coupe de champagne as we say in French), it’s feel-good, oui? With Christmas festivities just a few weeks around the corner, if you’re organised and starting to put together your… View Post

I know that milk and cheese can be the final things that stop people from moving to a plant-based diet, or even if you just want to cut down on animal products, knowing what milk to use can be a little overwhelming and confusing.  Today I’m going to run through my top vegan/dairy-free milks, and what drinks they are most suited to. I’ve been vegan for almost 3 years, and before I moved over to the V side, I dabbled with dairy-free milk on and off, as I felt it was a healthier option.   Something that you may have already experienced is milk… View Post

Last week Mum and I went on a little mini-break up to York. I honestly can’t believe I’ve reached the age of 29 without ever visiting this beautiful city, and I’m so glad I finally managed to arrange a trip to explore it. It is such a picturesque location, with a really lovely mix of city life combined with traditional English shops, historic architecture and an almost homely feel. A touristic hotspot in the north of England, one of the main attractions for locals and visitors alike is the famous eatery, Bettys Tea Rooms. There are six Bettys in the… View Post

This year has been one of the most hectic I’ve ever had if I’m honest with you. It seems like I haven’t been in one place for too long and constantly working and creating behind the scenes. Of course, I love travel so I’m certainly not complaining (plus it’s all been research for my book and upcoming vegan city guides – whoop!), but sometimes I feel like (to quote Lord of the Rings), butter (vegan!) spread over too much bread. I’m hoping that I’ll have more time as we head to Christmas, once my current projects are completed… maybe 🙂… View Post

I am so excited to tell you about a new brand that reached out to me recently. As you know, I love finding new vegan and cruelty-free products to write about, and Dolma Perfumes is one that you need to know about! Dolma Perfumes is a one-stop shop full of products for women and men, offering candles, body lotion, cosmetics and of course perfume. Back when I first transitioned to veganism, I was genuinely rather shocked to discover that a lot of those well-known perfume brands use animal substances in their fragrances. Not only is this pretty grim, it’s obviously… View Post

You’ll know by now that I am an utter skincare junkie, which was part of the inspiration behind my luxury vegan subscription box, TGV Luxe Edit. But you might not know that I am also obsessed with haircare. Indeed, there are few things more enjoyable than a night of pampering and trying out fantastic vegan products to tell you, dear readers, all about! I was sent this Grapefruit Hair Remedy from Alchemy Oils to try out and review earlier this year, and after some consistent use, I’m ready to reveal all (oo-er). Not only are Alchemy Oils super chic in… View Post

This is one for my UK readers, and you are going to LOVE what I’m going to talk to you about! All Plants is an amazing new company I found out about that… wait for it… delivers wholesome, nutritious, plant-based meals directly to your home!! Don’t judge, but as an extremely busy person I often just find cooking takes up so much time, and it’s precious time that could be spent writing my book or working on my various projects. I don’t feel like this all the time, but occasionally I just fuel up on coffee and away we go!… View Post

It’s no secret that Italy is my favourite country, and if you’ve read the Italy Diaries from the blog earlier this year, you’ll understand a little about why I am so obsessed with it. I first went to Rome almost 3 years ago, just before I went vegan, so it was wonderful to return in 2017 as a fully-fledged vegan, on the hunt for some plant-based Italian goodness. Rome is very vegan-friendly, and I firmly recommend taking some elasticated trousers with you because you will eat a lot. Even though a location is vegan-friendly, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll… View Post

It’s finally here! I’m beyond excited to tell you kitty cats that my luxury, vegan and cruelty-free subscription box, TGV Luxe Edit, is now available to order! You know by now that I am an utter skincare junkie, and I also have a bit of a wanderlust problem, which is why I wanted to combine these two elements with veganism to offer you wonderful products each month, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I like to think that by seeing that vegan products can be amazing quality and just luxurious as more widely used items, non-vegans and the… View Post

Well it’s been a minute or three since my last post so I thought I’d put ‘pen to paper’ as it were and check in with you lovely kitty cats. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook you will have realised that a lot has been going on recently.   First of all I am thrilled to tell you that I’m launching a luxury vegan subscription box that will be available in October. But! If you click here, you can enter a competition to get your paws on a free box each month plus the new range… View Post

I often travel between the UK and Belgium on the Eurostar if dates and pricing permit me to. I’ve always found it a much more enjoyable experience than flying direct in to Manchester for a number of reasons, but the main one is that it is (by far) a rather pleasurable journey to take. Of course, as with any international travel, there’s security to go through, passport control and ticket inspection. Yes, you have to get to the Eurostar in good time before your train departure, but not as early as you would for a flight! There’s something almost therapeutic… View Post

I am a huge Tints of Nature fan, I honestly love their products and have been using them consistently for a while now (read my other review of their hair dye, shampoo and conditioner here). So when I was offered the chance to try out their new dry shampoo I jumped at the opportunity! I’ve been doing a fair bit of travelling recently as I’ve been researching the best vegan-friendly locations for my book and series of guidebooks and one of the things I found annoying was the fact that my usual dry shampoo was too big to carry on… View Post

Bonjour everyone! I am super excited to share with you the latest episode of The Green V Bites Back Podcast, and in it I’m talking to the lovely Rachel and Neil from The Vurger Co. I recently headed over to London for the day to attend one of their special brunches and I was blown away by the amazing food I sampled. They are two of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know, and I’m so pleased and proud of them for all they have achieved over the past year. Without further ado, you can… View Post