God’s Own Junkyard

Gods Own Junkyard Walthamstow London - The LDN Diaries

If you are looking for something to brighten up these gloomy winter days, then I recommend paying a visit to Walthamstow. I took a trip east on Friday for one good reason, which wasn’t to visit the former home of boyband East 17 but to check out God’s Own Junkyard.

God’s Own Junkyard is a space filled with the late artist Chris Bracey’s neon work. If you walk past Soho in London, you may have noticed on your journey Lights of Soho, filled with colourful neon signs. This is just a small taster of Chris’s work, whereas God’s Own Junkyard showcases the large volumes of amazing neon work that Chris did. Including pieces that were featured in box office movies like Bladerunner, Captain America and Batman. Read More »


H&M Homeware Haul & Why I’ve Changed My Name

I feel that title was a little clickbait like, I’m sorry. Don’t worry I’m not changing my name in real life, just on YouTube. My YouTube channel was named after the blog The LDN Diaries, but I feel like the channel even though it covers some of the same topics, mainly fashion and beauty, it’s very separate from what is on the blog here and without sounding a little egotistical – it’s all about me. So I have decided to rename it with my own name Paula Holmes.

I’m going to be producing lots more content on YouTube than before and normally I would share my videos here, but I feel with more content being uploaded regularly the blog will get slightly overwhelmed a little with videos and I know they aren’t for everyone. So therefore going forwards I won’t be sharing every video on here, only a select few I think you’ll like, so make sure to subscribe to my channel Paula Holmes for all the latest videos from me. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

5 Winter Hair Saviours

Top 5 Winter Hair Products

I’m not going to lie, my hair in winter spends 85% of the time under a hat, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look after it. The cold weather doesn’t just affect your skin, it can also make your hair dry and brittle and also your scalp can get dehydrated, from going from cold extremes outside to indoor heating.

Here are five great hair products I’d recommend to save your hair this winter. From strengthening those locks to easy styling, bye-bye hat hair. Read More »

Beauty, Hair

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017 Greenery

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017

Last year saw a double Pantone colour of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity, which I absolutely loved. This year Pantone have chosen the colour of the year to be Greenery. This leads on from last years very popular interior trend of botanical, which saw various shades of green, botanical prints, plants and a slight touch of aquatic with turquoise colours. I think green adds a certain life to your interiors, it instantly seems to add energy and depth into any room.

In honour of the new Pantone Colour Of The Year, I’ve picked out some of my favourite Greenery interior items you can add to your home. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

10 Things To Do In Barcelona

10 Things To Do In Barcelona

I just got back from my third visit to Barcelona and my second trip in one year, can you tell I like it? Danny and I went over New Years and celebrated New Year’s Eve at the W Hotel Eclipse Bar, which was really fun and then enjoyed the sunshine and slightly warmer weather on our other days in the Spanish city.

Barcelona has become one of my favourite places to visit alongside other cities such as New York and Paris. The city is very chilled, the food is a massive highlight and I just really like the vibe, which keeps me coming back. Now I’ve been a few times, I thought I’d list some of my highlights and things I would recommend you do on visiting Barcelona to help you plan your trip. Read More »

Barcelona, Travel