About me

Hello fellow adventurers!

My story begins right from day zero where food was my number one priority. I was that kid with a paper bag on her head, clutching a wooden spoon and covered head to toe in flour. 

I love to cook, bake and experiment with any ingredients I can get my hands on. If it goes wrong, then I just re-define wrong and turn it into 'different'! Tea parties are a regular occurrence although they tend to last most of the day due to the sheer volume of food; the epitome of eyes being far too big for the stomach!

Photograph by Zoe Paskett (my wonderfully talented sister).
Continuing on my culinary adventure, I moved to London to study Law after graduating with a degree in Philosophy & Literature. Wide eyed and bushy tailed, I was stunned by the restaurants, bars, pop-ups and food festivals on offer in the big smoke and there began my journey. It is now a fully fledged obsession so watch this space, there are happenings afoot!

The Little Brown Book is my miniature encyclopaedia both in its physical and online form where I can keep a record of all the hidden (and not so hidden) secrets that the big smoke puffs out. Stumbling upon gems that offer a little something extra, be it in fantastic interior design, an eccentric atmosphere or just a generally great time is what the journey is all about. Those places that go one step further will usually get the Little Brown Book's vote of approval!

I really hope you enjoy the Little Brown Book and it helps you discover the wonderful opportunities just on your doorstep. 

Happy exploring!

Ella x


  1. Ahh Ella I'm so glad you wrote your blog on my wall!!
    I absolutely adore your whole concept of the brown book! Its so inventive!
    Got a new follower too! Can't wait for your next post either :)
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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    Hannah and Katie x

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