The Ten Best ‘House Is The Hero’ Movies On Netflix
19 September 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

The Ten Best ‘House Is The Hero’ Movies On Netflix

It was hard to stop at 10.

If you are a lover of all things decor, then you will appreciate just how precious an immaculately crafted interior can be. Bright white and spacious in the London suburbs, traditional oak with a warming fire in Canada, or maybe an art nouveau inspired loft conversion situated in the heart of New York City.


There is no cause to stop at one; I would take them all.

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Better Not Younger: In The Moment
12 September 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

Better Not Younger: In The Moment

Better Not Younger is my expression of the moment.

Being in the moment is the perfect example of being “better not younger”.


When I think about the years passing and what it means to each of us I sincerely hope my focus is on improvement, enjoyment and wisdom rather than the re-creation of the past. There is no reason why the future cannot be bigger and brighter than what has gone before; that is how I want to spend the next decades and where I want my focus to be.

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Choosing The Shade: It’s All Or Nothing
5 September 2019 | VA Notes Beauty

Choosing The Shade: It’s All Or Nothing


I’m all or nothing when it comes to my lipstick shades.



As summer draws to a seemingly speedy close I’m fast-tracking towards the depth and richness of autumn/winter hues. Choosing lip colour has always been an all or nothing experience for me. I like them nude or I like them coloured.

The mid shades, the weaker versions and the pale imitations have never moved me.
I like a bold lip or not much at all.

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4 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated
2 September 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

4 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

Simple Ways to Up Your Hydration Game.

65% of our body consists of water and dehydration can have a huge impact on energy, concentration, short-term memory and mood.


It’s also been shown to cause a drop in workplace productivity with research showing impaired cognitive performance – especially for tasks involving a lot of attention and concentration.

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