On Saturday little Eva and I headed up to Somerset House. After Eva had mortified me on the train by asking (in a very loud voice) “what is that girl doing to her face, it’s all over the place” about a poor girl doing her make-up – we made our way up from Waterloo station for some festivities with Claire’s Accessories.
Claire’s had invited the bloggers and press they knew that had children. Little girls (and boys) were treated to a whole host of activities that filled the portico rooms. The kiddos got to decorate ginger bread, make a Rudolf paper mache, play dress-up, have manicures, get their face painted, eat sweets and pick up any little Claire’s treat that they fancied. I spotted the champagne in the corner, so I headed over to get one of those!
Something a little different for me here. Pure Collection got in touch and asked if I would like to style one of their cashmere pieces 3 ways. They sent over their cashmere boyfriend polo neck in heather stone and I got thinking on what looks I could do. I am obsessed with high-neck tops this winter and they go with practically anything, so hopefully you like the looks I put together. I really did out-do myself on blogger cliche poses on this post!
As I said before I wanted to include more travel and lifestyle on my blog. The perfect opportunity came up when Hertz got in touch and asked me to put together a post of my favourite home city places. I moved to a tiny village in-between London and Guildford a couple of years ago. Although it has some lovely hot-spots, not enough to fill an entire post. I decided to branch out to my firm favourite places in Surrey.
I thought I would go with a family friendly approach. To be perfectly honest all I tend to do without Eva is go to blog related events or go to the same places with my friends to get sloshed. All of my wanderlusting is done with Eva. Here are my top 8 places to visit in Surrey: Read the rest of this entry →
Wednesday I went over to Shoreditch to the Cinderela B studio for festive fun and jewellery making. The plan was to make a piece for myself and one to give away. I have never made a piece of jewellery in my life so I was excited about being shown the techniques and walking away with my very own design. Read the rest of this entry →
Imagine being 4 & 7, taken into Claire’s Accessories, asked to grab a basket and pick whatever you liked! As you can guess there was two very excited little girls. Lucky Eva was very kindly asked by Claire’s, if she would like a little Xmas shopping trip with a friend. They each had £40 vouchers to spend in the Kingston branch Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry →
Just a few snaps from last night’s ASOS Xmas party at ASOS HQ. I am assuming it was for bloggers, press & stylists rather than just a blogger party. There was official Santa handing out presents, asking if we had been naughty or nice. Rails of sparkly partywear and Christmas jumpers and a couple of manicure girls. Read the rest of this entry →
You can’t beat Monsoon when it comes to children’s partywear. Eva refuses to wear pretty dresses at the moment so I was delighted when she told me how much she loved this pale blue sparkle dress* (mainly because it was blue). Its quite girly and traditional so I really wanted to photograph her with a grand background. The lovely people at Polesden Lacey said it would be ok to take some snaps there. Read the rest of this entry →
I recently met up Steph and Victoria on Southbank. The Christmas markets had just popped up and it felt very festive. Especially when the sun started to set. It was time for me to road test my very special new United Nude booties. How amazing are they? you would think they would be uncomfortable, but they are far from it…I happily walked around in them all day. Read the rest of this entry →
I am not even going to attempt to do a ‘gift idea’s for the guys’ post. They are impossible to buy for. They don’t seem to want anything unless it is super expensive – video games, consoles, techie things etc etc. Anything beauty or sentimental related goes over their head. Obviously I am generalising here from experience. I have a few great gift idea’s in my possession of things I have picked up at events, sent and bought that I wanted to share. Read the rest of this entry →
The week before last I headed over to Ink on Leicester Square for the Motel Rocks blogger Xmas party. One thing being a London based blogger (well in the countryside outside for me) you do get to sample most of London’s nightlife locations. Not that I am particularly interested in clubbing these days. I much prefer to go to a cosy pub and drink a bottle (or two) of wine with friends…
I do love these Xmas parties brands put on for bloggers though. I get to catch-up with some blogger pals. While surrounded by sparkly frocks on display and various beauty treatments available. Read the rest of this entry →