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3 Bank Holiday Garden Party Ideas!

Happy Friday! The weather outside is positively scorching, viagra which is welcome because this weekend is a bank holiday here in the UK! It’s wonderful to have an extended break from the daily stresses of work, and a great way to enjoy the warm weather is to get outside, gather some friends and have a garden party.

Those of you who have thrown a garden party before will know that a lot of planning, cost and effort can go into making one a success. But before you sweat the details and head into town to buy food, napkins and wine, it’s a good idea to start with a theme, which can make the occasion extra special and even more memorable. I’ve put together a few ideas to get you started, and will hopefully inspire you to get creative in your outdoor space!

Boho Garden Party

Rustic wedding receptions have been all the rage in the past few years, with wooden furniture, candles in jars and paper sweetie bags all bringing a fun retro feel to the occasion. This theme easily translates to a garden party, where outdoor plants and outdoor lights hung from trees adds to the feel, especially after the sun goes down. Grab a few pallets and add some outdoor cushions, serve lemonade in glass jugs with brightly coloured straws and top it all off with bunting to complete the look.

Garden Games

It’s probably been years since you took part in a race involving a sack, egg and spoon or 3 legs, so why not bring them back for a bit of garden fun this bank holiday. You don’t need much to get things underway – you can mark out a race track on the grass with a tester-sized pot of paint and can pick up giant Jenga and a swing ball set in most supermarkets with a homeware section. Just don’t let the men get too competitive!

Outdoor Dinner Party

This is a great idea if you have an outdoor space that isn’t quite a garden. All you really need is a table and some seating, and you can make up for the lack of grass and flowers with colourful decoration on the table. Use bright pillows, table cloths and accessories and let your imagination run wild. Dinner parties don’t have to be stuffy affairs, add some life with snazzy colours and wild music and food!

Hopefully these ideas inspired you to get creative with your bank holiday. If you do have a garden party this weekend, Tweet me a photo, I’d love to see what you come up with.

Happy partying!

* This post is in collaboration with One Events, who throw huge parties for celebrities and brands. Take a look at their website, their parties really are amazing!

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Yankee Candles – Viva Havana!

Regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of candles – and so is my husband! They fill your home with wonderful colours and scents, this web and we always have one burning in the evening.

Shopping for candles is so fun, cheapest walking around and smelling all the exotic flavours then trying to decide which ones to buy when you like them all. A recent shopping trip was particularly exciting though as we came across the new summer range from Yankee Candle called Viva Havana, medicine which is extra special to us because its where we spent our honeymoon two years ago.

Havana is a city full of life, known for its music, cocktails, dancing and colourful buildings and cars. This collection captures the spirit of Cuba’s capital with 4 scents – Viva Havana, Tobacco Flower, Cuban Mojito and Delicious Guava. Luckily for me the lovely people at Yankee Candle sent over Viva Havana and Tobacco Flower for me to review, so let’s take a closer look.

Viva Havana

Viva Havana is an incredible ocean blue, the kind of colour you see on many of the colonial buildings and apartments away from the main streets. The candle has a spicy sandalwood scent, which is fresh, vibrant and is likely inspired by the cubans love of zingy food and fiery dancing!

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Tobacco Flower

Cuba is also world renowned for its cigars, and this scent captures the feeling of stepping off a hot street in into an air conditioned bar for a cool drink, passing by locals enjoying a Cohiba by the door. It’s a fruity mix of ginger, bamboo and jasmine, which creates a complex scent that is definitely one for a cosy evening, preferably with a rum cocktail in hand.

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If you love candles then I’d definitely recommend checking out these little beauties. Clinton usually stock a good selection of Yankee Candles, otherwise you can find the full range on the Yankee Candle website. These large sizes are around £23.99 each, but they do last for ages.

Have you spotted these new Viva Havana Yankee Candles in town and if so what did you think? Tweet me and let me know.

Happy shopping!

*this post is in collaboration with Yankee Candles, who know how much I love Havana and candles!

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The Curious Bookshop Oasis Event

Last week I went to a fab Oasis event in London. The invite itself was really interesting and instead of being just for press, click and vloggers/bloggers, viagra order they’d opened it up to Oasis customers too. This is ultra exciting as this isn’t the norm for shops. The event itself was set up to look like an old book shop with flying books, and projections bringing to life the theme. Everywhere you looked there were amazing touches like books lining the wall, three wooden mice wearing sunglasses, animal figures wearing scarfs and flamingo LED lights. Nestled in and around the place was the fantastic Oasis New Autumn/winter collection.

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The velvet collection had dresses covered with feathers and others with floral patterns, the red collection had a mixture of beautiful textures and tones. The casual collection had cool toned warm jumpers and scarves too. My favourite pieces were the beautiful black wrap around maxi dress that can be worn with heels and a jacket or open over jeans. And even more special tucked in a corner was someone embossing leather bookmarks and someone else writing calligraphy.

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Along with this main event, there was a series of fun events going on in and around Soho too with manicures, workshops, Presecco vouchers, discounts and so much more. I went over to the Tottenham Court Road shop to experience some of these fab things too. I ended up buying a little skirt that I could wear to work in the Spring/Summer.  Everyone I spoke to loved the new collection just as much as I did as well as the fab events going on around the area. They also loved that they could see the collection before everyone else too. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m looking forward to the next time they do this too.

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What do you think to the Autimn/Winter collection and will you be running to pick any items up? Let me know in the comments below.

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The Bloggers Market – Camden Collective

At the start of the month I excitedly made my way down to Camden Collective, viagra order normally an office space but on this particular day had been revamped into the forth Bloggers Market. Seven bloggers with lots of wonderful high end and high street products to sell with a percentage going to charities close to their hearts. The bloggers included Carrie from WishWishWish, Olivia from What Olivia Did, Kristabel from I want you to know, Lucy from Shiny Thoughts, Kim from Love Cloth, Zoe from Zoe London and Reem from Five Five Fabulous. If you don’t already follow these blogs, head on over and have a read.

I’ve been to a few of these events before and I loved it. You get to meet lots of fab people, you see some amazing products and maybe pick up some bargains too. This time they had more happening through out the day though. Bullet journal, marble and brush lettering workshops were available for bloggers to take part in, free beauty treatments from Boudoir Beauty Parlour and some delicious treats where you had to tweet the particular shop in order to eat cookies, sweets, and drink freshly pressed smoothies and more.

It was so busy and looked quite the success. I picked up a few bargains and had fun looking through the fab items. Can’t wait till the next Bloggers Market event.

Did you go to The Bloggers Market and do you plan on heading to the next one? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

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Castle on the Hill & an OOTD!

I went down to Colchester Castle recently and it seemed the perfect time to take some candid shots of an outfit that I’ve been going back to a lot in the last month.

The beautiful blue and black mottled effect jacket with black faux fur is from Warehouse. It’s warm and goes with everything. The jumper is a gorgeous warm bergundy jumper from Miss Selfridge. I love this colour in Winter and it seems to go well with the jacket too. The tabby striped snood that I’m wearing has been a definite fixture to my Winter wardrobe. It was a Christmas present from my auntie and her family that she bought in a small boutique near where she lives. It’s actually one of  my favourite clothing items at the moment.

I teamed this combo with a high waisted denim skirt from Oasis which is currently in the sale. It has a retro Sargent Pepper military feel to it as it has six buttons going up it but that are mostly hidden here. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this a lot in the summer too. I teamed this with my black ankle boots, troche some black leggings and my DKNY bag which is never far away from me.

What are your wardrobe favourites at the moment. Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

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What I got for Christmas 2016!

I always love to see what people got for Christmas, sildenafil not to show off but because they’re really interesting and fun posts to read so I thought I would pop up a few of my favourites from what I received this Christmas.img_4384

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So these items are a few from my mum that  love. I’ve been going on about the Stella McCartney Pop fragrance and I actually ended up buying it for my mum too. Great mind! The DKNY perfume is one of my all time favourites and so i was very happy to get this. And my mum knows me well as a pretty lipstick and nail polish is very me.

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Next are a few cute presents from my sister in law. I was really spoilt by her as they are all from Ted Baker. The smaller items are firstly a gorgeous deep red lippie and nail polish set. I’m really looking forward to saving these for a special occasion to wear them as it’s a really gorgeous colour and will really add to an outfit. Things that I really love is a fab hand cream and nail file so these ones are perfect. The print is so cute too. Lastly is this fab checkered Ted Baker shopper and I love these bags as they’re so useful especially in the summer so this one will be getting a lot of use.

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My in-laws really spoilt me this year too and I thought that I would just choose a selection of the things. They know that I’m a blogger so when I opened this little E plate my first thought was, ooo this is very instagram-able. The gold is so pretty. I have Thomas Sabo bracelet, and so a little tortoise charm was perfect to remind me of my recent holiday to Mexico. It’s so cute. I also received a little Cath Kidston Lip butter and hand cream set. So pretty!

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My dad and sister bought me a coat from Warehouse that I asked for. I love the mottled blue and black effect that it has and it’s really warm. It also goes really well with the faux fur snood I got from my aunty. I received a little Michael Kors card holder too as I never have enough room for wallets or purses in evening bags so I really needed something cute for them to go in.  I really love this.

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Lastly I received a few amazing gifts from my husband. We actually almost bought each other similar things too which is strange. First up is this candle from Neom. I’ve been after one of these for so long as it smells incredible. I can’t wait to start burning it. Next up is this a fragrance I adore from Jo Malone. Peony and Blush Suede is such a pretty floral fragrance. Every time I go past my local shop I always pop in and smell it. I always use them up so fast though as I love the JM fragrances so much. I’m saving this one a little more though. I’d seen this cute little E key ring in Accessorize recently, I always loose my keys so it was so cool to get this. Perfect!

My big present from my husband this year was this super cute black Michael Kors evening bag.  I’ve been to a few events recently and had to borrow a friends black bag to go with my outfit so my husband chose a stunning one for future events. It’s made of saffiano leather which means it’s really durable and doesn’t scratch easily.  It has space for a few cards, a bit of make up and my phone. What more could a girl need.

What did you get for christmas? Let me know in the comments below.

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3 Places I’d love to visit in 2017

There are three main places that me and my husband would love to travel to this year.

Riga, page Latvia

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The first is Riga, visit web a place that we always have on our list to come back to as we have family there. We’ve visited Latvia a few times before, with the Christmas markets which are a must see in the Winter months.   We’d really love to go back to explore the main castle in Riga and experience the country a little more.

The beaches we’ve heard are amazing especially in the summer and the food is hearty and warm especially in Winter.  When we went in early December last time we ate such a lot in Lido, a Latvian restaurant chain as the food was so nice.

It can get really cold there as they get the snow storms and bad weather from Russia although when the city is covered with snow it looks so pretty. It really is a beautiful country and I just feel at home there.  We have to visit more often and we’re planning this time to go in February so I’m expecting icy cold winds and lots of the white stuff.

Reykjavik, Iceland

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The second on our list of places to go to this year is Reykjavik as it’s supposed to have some of the most amazing landscapes with hot springs, dormant volcanoes ( there’s 130 of them), icy rivers, Guysers that erupt with hot water every 10 minutes, beautiful waterfalls and even prettier, colder glaciers. The series Game of Thrones is filmed there and the city itself is unusual with it’s buildings that look like a toy town when viewed from the tower that over looks the capital.

There’s  also a geothermal spa with a bar right in the middle of a lava field which means it’s also really hot which is not too bad considering the minus temperatures in Reykjavik.

Not everyone who goes to Iceland actually gets to see Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. If you’re really lucky and it’s a crystal clear night you may just spot some beautiful colours light up the night sky above you. It’s supposed to be breath taking and a truly unique experience.

Santorini, Greece

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The final place we’d love to go in 2017 is Santorini which is a greek island in the Aegean Sea and is one of the most beautiful and romantic locations in the world.

The island was created by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history which gives it it’s unique cliff faces lined with beautiful white apartments and villas that overlook the sea. The island itself has a rich history but is also known for its bars and night life.

We can’t wait to visit in the late summer when the temperatures are 26+ degrees with stunning panoramic views and to learn a little more about this beautiful island.

Let me know in the comments below where you plan to go this year.

Happy travelling!

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Families at Christmas

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I love Christmas! I get excited by the thought giving presents, health the hot drinks and yummy treats that only come out this time of year, sale and of course the movies, songs and decorations that make every day feel magical.

To me Christmas is all about the special traditions that light up an otherwise gloomy month, and getting the chance share that magic with my family.

Since I got married in 2014 my family has doubled in size. I’ve now got another set of aunties, uncles, brothers and sisters-in- law in the UK and Latvia. All this means more mingling, more presents and travel to see loved ones.

Some of my favourite Christmas memories are of my aunties gathering round the piano at my nan’s house, singing and dancing like lunatics to Madonna, show tunes or whatever was in the charts at that time. My aunties are always hilarious, and are not known for their good behaviour at the Christmas dinner table!

Earlier this year I also got to catch up with my cousin Jack while he was in London over the summer, having flown across from Australia. He’s a super talented musician, and seeing him perform in Leicester Square for a huge crowd of people using the equipment he built himself was a really special moment.

Another hilarious family memory that stands out was the first time I went to a family event with my now husband. It was his auntie’s wedding, and his granny had been on the sherry. Having been introduced to her for the first time, I said I was at University and I was a dancer. She asked me “ooh, are you a lap dancer?”… as you can guess I went bright red and everyone on the table burst out in laughter. It was so embarrassing!

Last year I also met my Latvian family for the first time. My husband has a lot of relatives in Riga, and we flew over last Christmas to see them. We drove out their grandparents house in a small village on the outskirts of the capital and it was a wonderful occasion. We took some photo albums with us, had a family meal and shared stories and traditions. We’re thinking of heading back soon and I can’t wait!

I’ve loved spending time with my family this Christmas, but sometimes all the travel and seeing people you haven’t seen for a while can get a bit overwhelming. While for many people meeting families can get really stressful, and for good reason. We’re all different and sometimes that can lead to complications, misunderstandings and fall-outs. But to me it’s really important to celebrate our differences, now matter how complex we all are.

So as we head into 2017 one of my new years resolutions is to spend more time with my loved ones, especially the ones that I find the most challenging! It’s important that we all try to look after each other, even if sometimes we might need some help, for example with loss, gain, wills or even divorce. When we do need help, it’s important to speak to someone who understands how complicated and crazy we all are sometimes!

Slater Gordon family solicitors got in touch with me to ask if I could write about my family over Christmas, and it’s been a really wonderful and easy to thing to write about.

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Sunday Instagram round up!

I’ve had a fab week this week , look some of which has been on Instagram so keep on reading if you want to read what I’ve been up to in the weeks Sunday Instagram round up.

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Starting from the bottom right hand corner, I’ve been loving the new Stabucks Gingerbread Latte’s with Soya Milk. They’re super yummy although I can’t be drink many of them, they are nice to warm you up in this cold weather.

Mac recently brought out their Nutcracker collection. It’s one of my favourite ballets along with Romeo and Juliet so I love the music which they always have on.  The make up is beautiful and the nutcrackers themselves and packaging are is this awesome pink and plum colours. The actually products are pretty cool too and there are quite a few gems in this collection.

You know I always love a good quote so this one seemed a positive vibe to think about.

The weather has finally started to get colder and so some of the products that have been keeping me cozy are this fab Phase Eight scarf, the fab ankle boots are from Office, the Jo Malone perfume is the the Blue Agave and Cacao. The black top underneath is from New Look and the lippie is from Chanel. Perfect. I’m sure I’ll be writing a post about this soon enough.

My October favourites post is up on the Emily Hearts so go and check it out.

You all know how much I love The Den in Colchester andI’m always here at least once throughout the weekend. They had lemon cupcakes today and it’s all vegan. Super cool!

Just over the road is the cutest of flower shops called Dily’s and they had a lot of Christmas plants and trees out. Just so cute.

I went along to my favourite shops Fenwicks to try on a few dresses for a wedding that I’m going to this week. Left it a little late but I found this fab bright blue Phase Eight dress and it looks amazing on. It might have to find it’s way into my wardrobe for the winter months.

Finally I had to take a pic of the Christmas Collection from Jo Malone. It’s beautiful especially with the masquerade pattern. Perfect.

What have you been loving this week and what’s been on your Instagram this week?

Happy Sunday!

 

 

 

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Sunday Evening Instagram Round Up Post!

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Last week I felt quite ill on Sunday and Monday, pill and had a lot of time in bed recovering. I spent a lot of time looking through Instagram and drinking water or tea in my fab Mrs mug so this picture had to be taken.

I love quotes especially positive ones so this one is kind of cool don’t you think?

On Friday I was on a training course but we still took the time to pause for two minutes and think about the people that have been involved in and lost their lives in war around the world so I had to post this picture.

On Thursday I popped into London and these two pictures where some of my favourites from some of the places that i popped into. West Elm is a shop I’ve heard a lot about but never been in until this day. Now I get why people go crazy over it. Their homeward is insanely cool and here are just one of the things that I loved. Those amazing plates though, so amazing! I’m sure that you’ll get to see more through out this week too as I took quite a few pictures. Homeware goals!

Today I got up early and walked down to the local war memorial for the Remembrance Day service. It’s a special day, reflective and emotional especially where we currently live as it has quite a big military base but I always love to hear the songs of the band when they march past.

Have you been up to anything cool this week or do you love West Elm as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

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