Well hello there! My name is Emily! I’m a 21-year-old Law graduate of the University of Durham. I’m originally from a small (actually quite large) town in the North-West of England, Warrington, which can be found slap bang in the middle of two of the greatest cities in the North, Liverpool and Manchester. Now I’ve not got my nose in a hideously long textbook, I’m likely to have it in a copy of the latest Dazed and Confused Magazine, or busy getting square eyes from the TV/cinema/my laptop/phone. And when I’m not being a hermit I can be found exploring and soaking up all the culture the British Isles (and beyond) has to offer.

Now that’s enough about me, lets get onto this blogging malarkey. I’ve been blogging for a year now alongside my studies, which limited my ability to post as often as I would like. But now that I have graduated I hope to be posting a lot more.

What an interesting name, I hear you say. Well, my names (‘Smiling’s my Favourite’) origins is found in my favourite Christmas film, Will Ferral’s ‘Elf’. It is a quote from the scene were Buddy the Elf, after ‘passing through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest’ finally arrives in the Big Apple and engages in his first interaction with a miserable New Yorker. This particular native can’t help but notice Buddy’s constant smile and being the miserable New Yorker he is, Buddy’s new acquaintance has to pass comment on his constant state of glee, to which Buddy replies “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite”. And, alas the source of my name is revealed.

As to the content of my blog, well my two primary focuses are fashion and my recent travels. I am obsessed with the fashion industry and high-end brands, but as I am only a poor graduate I am not luckily enough to own many pieces. Therefore, I will be discussing and looking into the fashion world as a fly on the wall if you will. I am in love with the works of Stuart Vevers at Coach (I am lucky enough to own two coach bags).

As well as being a fashion enthusiast, I think its safe to say I am a professional jaunter. I love exploring new places and returning to places I’ve already conquered as I uncover new gems each time around. My love for jaunting will be evident throughout this blog, and I will often write about my recent adventures.