Monday, 1 September 2014

Back to School

My absolute favourite time of year, the end of Summer and slow beginning to Autumn. My 'Back to School' is less about buying new stationary for the new school term and more abut browsing my favourite websites to pick out the key pieces I would like to be wearing once the weather turns. Sticking to a classic camel and black palette, I've put together a selection of my dream purchases...

Back to School

1. Fedora Hat, & Other Stories
2. Coat, COS
3. Long Leather Gloves, & Other Stories
4. Two Tone Scarf, COS
5. Tom Ford Lipstick in Insidious
6. Jewelled Collar Blouse, Zara
7. Furla Handbag via Spartoo
8. Camel Skirt, Zara
9. Bird Cuff, & Other Stories
10. Hair Tie, & Other Stories
11. Chanel Nail Polish in Orage
12. Chie Mihara Shoes via Spartoo

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Snapshots from London

Only a week back from Paris and I had another trip planned, a long weekend in London. I had been invited this time by new hotel group Moxy Hotels, to come up with an itinerary and promote their new brand through the tag #atthemoxy. So I had a very busy few days, my Instagram pictures can be seen below as well as some detail on what the pictures are about. It was a fantastic opportunity to play tourist in one of my favourite cities in the world.

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The Shard ~ Welcome Gift from St Ermins Hotel ~ The London Eye ~ Iconic Telephone Boxes ~ Big Ben ~ Tower Bridge ~ Oxo Tower ~ Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill ~ Book Stall near Tower Bridge.

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The Stunning St Ermins Hotel ~ The Oxo Tower Restaurant ~ Sunset from the Oxo Tower Restaurant
Beautiful Bouquet at the Oxo Tower Restaurant ~ Omelette Breakfast at St Ermins ~ Wild at Heart in Notting Hill
Pastel Properties in Portobello ~ Afternoon Tea at Sketch ~ Quirky Bathroom Selfie in Sketch
Old School Hopscotch in Sketch ~ Keeping Warm at Dalston Yard Streetfeast ~ Rum Shack at Streetfeast

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Lobster Stall at Streetfeast ~ Another Couple of Breakfasts at St Ermins Hotel
Cheers n the London Eye ~ Loved my First London Eye Experience ~ HOtel Chocolat on the LOndon Eye
The Breakfast Club
Turned Down Bed at St Ermins Hotel ~ Sleep Essentials for Travelling ~ Last Look at St Ermins Hotel

Friday, 29 August 2014

All-Bran 5 Day Challenge

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I was invited to take part in All-Bran's 5 Day Challenge recently. And despite generally eating very healthy (apart from the odd sweet treat), watching my weight and exercising quite religiously, lately my strict routine has fallen by the wayside. The summer, my trip to Paris and a very food-orientated time in London last weekend has made me realise that those pounds have started to creep on again. So a challenge like this has come at the most perfect time as I am very much in the mood to get back into my healthy routine as the autumn season approaches.

I was sent a hamper by All-Bran full of breakfast goodies - All-Bran Original, All-Bran Bran Flakes, All-Bran Sultana Bran, All-Bran Chocolate Wheats and Golden Crunch with a Kilner jar for storage, a cup and saucer, bowl, spoon and napkin. I wanted to share the pack with you initially, the idea being that I will sign up on the All-Bran site and I will be given tips and recipes each day to help me stick with the 5 day Challenge using the various All-Bran products provided. I will follow up with another post in a week or two, sharing the breakfast meals I have enjoyed and the recipes and tips from the site.

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All-Bran have just launched on Pinterest and YouTube where you can find loads of recipe inspiration and delicious ideas for eating All-Bran ad getting more fibre into your diet.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Paris Postcards, Part 2

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In the final part of Paris Postcards, you can see here more Paris landmarks - the Arc de Triomphe, a rainstorm in Saint-Germain, a beautiful kitten in Montmartre, the Sacre Coeur and views over the city, the Paris Plages and Notre Dame, beautiful doors on the Champs Elysees and a stunning door knocker in Saint-Germain. The amazing Louis Vuitton store on Champs Elysees and of course the lit up Eiffel Tower and it's view from Trocadero. And finally I couldn't help but try to emulate a statue we found in Saint-Germain, I think I just about mastered her grumpy expression ;) 
Until next time Paris.

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Wearing: Outfit 1 - Warehouse Dress via Next ~ Chanel Flats ~ Miu Miu Sunglasses*
Outfit 2 - Zara Dress ~ Chanel Flats ~ Usual Jewellery: Hermes & Cartier Bracelets ~ Dior Rings ~ TIffany Necklace

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Love Lock Bridge

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This trip to Paris, despite many previous visits, I managed to find a few things to do that I had not done before. And one of them was visit the famous Love Lock Bridge. A walk along the River Seine near Saint-Germain-de-Pres, stopping to browse the cute little bookstalls, led us to one of the Paris bridges that is filled with locks. The idea being that you fasten a lock with your love message to the bridge and throw away the keys into the Seine, ensuring your endless love for one another. I didn't do this myself but I like the idea of it anyway.

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