Thursday, 31 December 2009

Hello 2010!

Well, today is the last day of 2009 - tomorrow, hello 2010!! And what a great year it has been. I thought I would look back over PinkBow 2009 and pick out some of my favourite pictures on the blog.

Thank you once again for visiting on a regular basis. I have enjoyed every minute of putting together my posts and even more so catching up on yours from around the world.

1st Row: January - A favourite pastel dress, Etsy vintage; February - Lula magazines; March - Leopard playsuit, the first of many playsuit buys this year

2nd Row: April: Feeling blue, Top Sop ostrich feather bolero; May - Stella McCartney Lucky Spot Horse at Belsay Hall, Northumberland; June - Black bow & bun, playing around with different hairstyles

3rd Row: July - Visit to Glasgow for my birthday, looking over the balcony; August - Visit to Paris; September - Autumn, my favourite season

4th Row: October - Blog 1st Birthday; November - Favourite Astley Clarke ear-rings; December - Celebrating Christmas

(1. pastel stripe dress, 2. lula, 3. leopard playsuit, 4. feeling blue, 5. belsay castle, 6. black bun & bow, 7. glasgow 2009, 8. paris 2009, 9. i love autumn #1, 10. 80/365, 11. astley clarke #8, 12. christmas tree #11)

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Cosy Cashmere

I love nothing better, after the excitement and chaos of Christmas itself, than to relax and cosy up in some soft cashmere with some good books, a cup of tea and my favourite marzipan fruit Christmas sweets.

Tabio cashmere socks ❖ M&S Autograph cashmere cardigan ❖ Marimekko glass dish

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Little Blue Box

One of my favourite Christmas gifts... a special blue box from Tiffany containing a small silver bow necklace.

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas holiday and Santa brought you all that you wished for

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my readers, thank you for your kind words and support over the last year. Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Festive Afternoon Tea

One thing Christmas is very good for and that is eating. Christmas hasn't even begun yet and I feel stuffed full of delicious food already. As you saw last Thursday I went for dinner at Hotel du Vin, Saturday I met a friend for lunch at Cafe 21, Sunday was this Festive Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House that I am sharing with you now and Monday was my work lunch at Zizzi.

Top Shop polka shorts ❖M&S jumper ❖ black patent gladiator sandals ❖Tabio 210 dernier tights

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Bow Style

I was recently sent some bows from Parisian designer, Laurent Desgrange. I adore bows, they can be used to accessorize in so many ways. The three that were sent to me shown above, are to be worn as a necklace, a brooch and a classic bow tie that can be worn around the neck, as a hair accessory or with the grosgrain ribbon clipped onto the lapel of a jacket or on the curve of a decolleté.

So many options and presented in beautiful satin pouches, I can't wait to get started on incorporating these into my wardrobe. In the meantime, check out the website and the lookbook for Spring/Summer 2010 as below.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Picture An Hour

I have been meaning to start the feature, Picture An Hour on here for a while now after seeing it on other blogs, The Clothes Horse and Bakerby to name a couple. I'm not sure who originally came up with the idea but I just love it. A peak into someone else's day. Yes, sometimes uneventful but interesting nevertheless, especially when that person is from a completeley different country and leads a very different life.

So, I decided to make it a feature on here too to tie in with my Life in Pictures posts. One picture of every hour of my day. This was a fairly uneventful day at work on Thursday, uneventful mostly as we are winding down for Christmas and there is very little to do in the office, so are thankfully left to our own devices.

8am - Set off for work. The Ugg boots are on as we had our first downfall of snow, as ugly as these are, they are all I can walk in, in these weather conditions. I change into heels when I reach the office

9am - I reached work to switch on our office Christmas lights

10am - I read the newspaper for a little while

11am - I popped into the work bathroom to snap a portion of my outfit that day - H&M navy smock dress and navy blue Laurent Desgrange necklace bow-tie

12noon - A little snack, 'Yule-time Chocolate Log'

1pm - I watch the snow flurry outside my office window

2pm - Catch up on my favourite blogs

3pm - My compact and lipgloss are never far away for a quick touch up

4pm - I leave work to meet my friend and hop into a taxi

5pm - Relax in the lounge area at Hotel du Vin

6pm - A lovely glass of Prosecco while nibbling on olives and cashews

7pm - Into the restaurant

8pm - A bottle of champagne arrives

9pm - Finished my Camembert starter by now

And ready to attack the fries with my main meal

10pm - We discuss travel plans for next year

11pm - Relaxing in front of the fire before leaving for home

Friday, 18 December 2009

Mini Eiffel

When looking for a Christmas gift for one of my blogger friends, I remembered this post and looked to Etsy to see what was available. I did of course end up ordering one for myself. I adore the construction of the Eiffel Tower and this tiny necklace is so lovely with the little pink bead.

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