Style in my City

Fashion, food, lifestyle and culture in St Albans

I ♥ St Albans: An Introduction

I happen to think that I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the south of England. This pretty spot in Hertfordshire looks like a town, feels like … Continue reading

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Exclusive Giveaway with Cyclechic: Gorgeous Cycle Attire to be won!

Cyclechic is your one stop shop for stylish cycling accessories. From gorgeous helmets to lovely bike bags, this brilliant online store is the only place to shop for the fashion … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

PODCAST: Get on your Bike! Bike Week 2013 in St Albans

Welcome to the 8th Style in my City Podcast. In this Poddy, the gorgeous Natalie B went on an adventure around St Albans to chat to some people in the … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Style in my City in Town…

A fresh, shiny and new Style in my City will be launching next week. Sorry for the lack of post recently, we’ve been building! You’ll be hearing from lots of … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

7 dates with 7 pairs of Dressing Room Denim

Finding that perfect pair of jeans is like finding the perfect mate. It is no easy feat. There are so many options out there, how on earth do you pick … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Last minute Blowdry Bliss! Glamour Squad at the ready…

There are many things for which we have to be grateful, but we have to thank the St Albans Film Festival from the bottom of our hearts for giving us … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

PODCAST: Final Countdown to the Film Festival and a potter around St A

Welcome to the 7th Style in my City Podcast In this Poddy the wonderful Miss Natalie B catches up with Leoni Kibbey now that the Film Festival is almost upon … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

GUEST BLOG: Red Carpet Hair, The Fairest Hair of them all

With the finale to the Awards Season fastly approaching this weekend. Lovely Guest Blogger, Media and Communications student Vicky Taylor, chats to Sarah Iovane about Red Carpet hair. The start of … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

PODCAST: Behind the doors at Darcy’s Restaurant, Signature Dishes, Red Carpet events and Masterclasses

Welcome to the 6th Style in my City Podcast. In this Poddy the wonderful Natalie B is chatting to the incomparable Ruth Hurren, chef and co-owner of Darcy’s Restaurant. It … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fall in love with these last minute His and Hers Valentine’s Treats…

So, what treats does St Albans hold in store for your purchasing pleasure this Valentine’s day..? If you have yet to get your Valentine’s gifts sorted, then look no further … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

GUEST BLOG: 50 Shades of Blue, From the Red Carpet to the High Street

This is Guest Blog Post. I’d like to introduce the newest and youngest member of the Style in my City team, the beautiful and brilliant Vicky Taylor. Vicky is a … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

PODCAST: St Albans Film Festival is coming to town…

Welcome to the 5th Style in my City Podcast. In this Poddy we are embracing Award’s Season by shouting about our own celebration of film, with Leoni Kibbey from the … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Look back in Style at the Dressing Room Fashion Show

As I see the shops winding down their sales and flooding their window displays with a plethora of pastel loveliness, I feel reluctant to give up my winter woollies and … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coming up in 2013…

As we swiftly approach February, I am left in a blur as to where on earth January escaped to… Firstly, let me begin by wishing you all a very Happy, … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

5 min PODCAST: Top Hair Styling Tips for Christmas Party perfection

Welcome to the 4th Style in my City Podcast. In this Poddy we are talking quick and easy hair styling tips! I am seriously loving this poddy. Natalie B met … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

GUEST BLOG: PART 2 of Ren Behan’s Festive Foodie Finds in St Albans

By popular demand! Part Two of Ren’s local Festive Foodie Finds in St Albans. Enjoy! 1.    Christmas Hampers from St Albans Delivered Many of us love the idea of giving hampers … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

GUEST BLOG: Top Festive Foodie Finds in St Albans PART 1, By Ren Behan

I am honored and thrilled to have the incomparable Ren Behan guest blog for me this fine Christmassey season. This beautiful, bright and brilliant woman started her own food blog, … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

5 min PODCAST: Top tips to look tip top at this year’s Office ChristmasParty

Welcome to the 3rd Style in my City Podcast. This latest poddy is all about Style tips for the Office Christmas Party. Ah, the Office Christmas party. The most forced ‘casual’ … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Celebrate in style at The Green Boutique’s Birthday bash

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, all you will ever need this year is next week’s ‘must have’ invite. The Green Boutique, in The Village Arcade, are celebrating their 1 … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Celebrate Christmas with a sparkle this week at Eternity jewellers

Ladies, I have one word for you, diamonds. Gents, I have two words for you, cocktails then diamonds. This week’s must attend event is Eternity jewellers exclusive Christmas celebration. Eternity, … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

St Albans Style Icon #4

My St Albans style icon this week is a sensational creature that I found in the heart of the Village Arcade. Buried in one of my favourite St Albans fashion … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Guest Blog: Everything Theatre explore a spirited production at the Abbey Theatre

This is a Guest Blog Post. I’d like to introduce Donna Clark, one of the contributors, from the popular theatre review blog, Everything Theatre. Everything Theatre pride themselves on producing … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Dressing Room of your dreams

Wednesday was a very busy day for the wonderful girls at The Dressing Room. Earlier in the day the incomparable Deryane Tadd and her beautiful marketing right hand lady, Miss … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Podcast: 5 mins on Movember Fever and being Gorgeous and Groomed

Welcome to the 2nd Style in my City Podcast. This latest poddy is one for the boys. Natalie B is chatting to the gorgeous Sam, co-owner of the Alternative Barbering … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

St Albans Style Icon #3

Ok, last time I had sister duo, but now my Style Icons are a gorgeous local couple. This fabulous set of newlyweds, Mr and Mrs Silverman, show us how one … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The proof is in the Pudding

I listened with glee yesterday as local baker boy Johnny charmed Charles Campion and Valentine Warner on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. Johnny Shepherd’s award winning, St Albans based pudding … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Introducing the Style in my City St Albans Podcast

I am thrilled to be working with the gorgeous Natalie B, local radio celeb and Heart Radio presenter. Together we will be putting together a regular St Albans podcast about all … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

VIP Treatment at Chloe James this week

Next week sees Chloe James fling open their doors and welcome in their surprise VIP Week. What is VIP Week and how can you get involved? Well, Donna and Maria … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Remember Remember…Firework Night in St Albans

I LOVE fireworks, in fact I love this time of year. Full Stop. You can legitimately start to express excitement about feeling ‘Christmassey’ without your loved ones throwing things at … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chloe James, St Albans’s little Liberty

You may have noticed huddles of tiny blazored students gazing up at the buildings in the centre of St Albans, feverishly scribbling away on clipboards.  As an offspring of St … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hottest ticket in town: The Dressing Room A/W Fashion Show

I have the hottest ticket in town this week. The Dressing Room, St Albans’ boutique extraordinaire, is holding a Fashion Show in aid of St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge. … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

5 mins with local paper artist Helen Frances about being showcased on the BBC

Helen Frances is the very young, beautiful and talented luxury paper artist behind Frances and Francis. Based in her St Albans studio, Helen designs and creates all her own, one … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

St Albans Style Icon #2

Every now and again, I’ll be taking a snap of the most stylish St Albanite/s that I come across. For a moment the Bakehouse melted away and I was walking … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

5 mins with Deryane Tadd about this year’s glamorous gowns at the Emmys

Deryane Tadd is the hugely talented and successful owner of The Dressing Room boutique on St Albans’ High Street.  Deryane and her boutique have won numerous industry awards and have recently … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

St Albans Food and Drink Festival 2012

We are forever indebted to Oliver Twist and his band of hungry pals for the phrase, nay, the entire song ‘Food glorious food.’ It’s celebratory (…kinda, if you ignore the … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

St Albans Style Icon #1

Introducing St Albans Style Icon. Every now and again, I’ll be taking a snap of the most stylish St Albanite/s that I come across. As this week is all about … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Prints glorious Prints, Part One: Treat Yourself

There comes a time, in every girl’s life, where she must part with her T-shirts adorned with cutsie animals on the front. True? Yes… but not entirely…. Thanks to the … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

The fabulous Film Festival

I just had a meeting with Leoni Kibbey, the beautiful and brilliant Festival Director behind St Albans’ first ever Film Festival. Being held in March 2013, plans are fully underway … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekend Treat: Artist Kerry Darlington shows off her work personally at Gallery Rouge

Colourful artist Kerry Darlington comes to Gallery Rouge in St Albans (I have to clarify that now that they have a lovely new branch in Harpenden!) on Saturday 14th September. … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Introducing the Great St Albans Cake Off

Are you loving the Great British Bake Off?  Has it inspired you to hop to it in the kitchen?  Well now’s your chance! The wonderful Bakehouse team have now launched … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Green with envy no more, thanks to The Green Boutique

I was lured in by the promise of finding Christian Louboutins and Mulberry bags under the same roof in St Albans. As I gazed at the pretty sandwich board that … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cuckoo for Coco Chanel

Chanel is to fashion what the Beatles are to music- you hear a song, love a song, sing along to that song but perhaps you never realised that that song … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indulge yourself at the Bakehouse

I can’t quite put my finger on what it is exactly, but the Bakehouse simultaneously feels like an exciting new venue, as well as feeling like it has always been … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Picture Perfect: Gallery Rouge

If I could have a do-over, go back to University and start out all over again, then I think I would have studied History of Art, or Art History, whatever … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Va Va Vintage: Fleetville’s Vintage Emporium

As I stepped over the threshold of Fleetville’s Vintage Emporium my black and white existence fell away to reveal a technicolour world of wonder. ‘Toto, I don’t think we’re in … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pretty in Peplum

Pep-lum (pep-luhm): A short overskirt or flared ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress. Ahh peplum, the ultra chic flounce at the waist that celebrates the waist-to-hip curve, … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Buongiorno Italia

Buongiorno Italia indeed, as soon as you step over the threshold of St Albans’ finest deli you feel as if you have been transported to the heart of some stylish … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lavenderblue dilly dilly

London Road is not the prettiest road in St Albans, however, it is home to two of the prettiest shops in our city. Bursting with charm, these adjoining stores, Lavenderblue … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

St Albans goes Nude….

Now, I know that we have had one of the wettest weekends of the year, but still, ladies of St Albans do not turn your back on this summer classic. Nude … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coming up this week….

Stay tuned because coming up we step into the Arts and Culture world of St Albans a little more, and I will be going on a hunt for the latest catwalk trend, Blue eyeshadow….could be … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

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