Chelsea in Bloom 2018

I’m so happy to have been invited to create the Chelsea in Bloom display for  Cosmetics à la Carte for a third year! This year’s theme of Summer of Love has been my favourite yet! I’ve always been slightly obsessed with the late sixties, a time where flowery flares and floaty tops were the norm and the Summer of 1967 revolved around promoting peace and love!

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Has Instagram made us lose sight of why we travel?

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, probably because it’s a very personal one, but it’s also a post that might generate varied opinions. I’ve just got back into the swing of real life after two weeks away in California, the main reason for our trip was to attend Coachella Music festival, which I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice before.

This time we were going with two friends who had never been before; I was really excited to spend three days showing them around and dancing in the desert listening to live music. Like in previous years when golden hour crept in I knew what to expect, the Instagram models and photo takers came out (myself and my friends included). But this year unlike previous festivals,

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Afternoon Tea at the Ritz with Pandora

| Cos Jumpsuit (Sold out but still some on ebay!) | Uniqlo Roll Neck (similar here) | All Saints Boots (similar here) | 

Last month I received an invitation to attend an afternoon tea at The Ritz. The afternoon tea itself was organised by Pandora in celebration of their new spring collection and the launch of their new style friendship bracelet. I’d never been to the Ritz before and

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Visit London: Harmonics in Space Exhibition

Where NOW Gallery,The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0SQ

Dates 28th Feb-29th April

What? Harmonics in Space is an exhibition by Fred Butler. A room dedicated to the celebration of Shape, Space, Colour and Sound; exploring the idea that chromotherapy and light are an antidote to SAD (seasonal defective disorder) within city life.

Why Visit? The exhibition creates a calm, colourful, quiet space, which sets itself apart from it’s urban surroundings.

Tip Wear/bring socks with you, as there’s a no shoe policy. Definitely say yes to the headphones, the music transforms the space and allows you to have a personal interaction with the pieces.

Price Free

I first found out about the exhibition through a colourful post on Instagram (take a look at #Harmonicsinspace for some inspiration). I’ve always wanted to visit the Now Gallery as the

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Getting Active

One of my new year’s resolutions is to do at least three sporting activities a week. For some, this might seem like a small amount, but for a person like me who would rather curl up with a good book or tv series (especially during the winter!) it’s an achievable goal, which so far I’ve managed to stick to.

I’ve had to work quite hard to incorporate fitness into my weekly routine, especially as I’m out walking the dogs for 40 minutes twice a day too. I have however noticed as I’ve got older that I can’t eat what I want and watch all of those series on Netflix without feeling pretty sluggish and unenergised. I noticed that as soon as I started getting active again my energy levels were so much better, which at the same time had a positive effect on my mental health too. There’s something about being outside or getting out and taking part in a class with other people that I really enjoy.

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Five TED Talks by Inspiring Women

As I mentioned in this week’s vlog, I’m starting a series on my YouTube channel celebrating women working within the creative industries. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been scouring the internet for inspiration and after my friend Kelly recommended, I started looking into a lady aptly named Jude Kelly, which led me down a rabbit hole of inspirational women speakers. I wanted to share my favourites with you in this morning’s post as there are pieces of advice that have resonated with me from the speeches below that I thought might appeal to your lives too. I’m always one for sharing knowledge and empowering others and feel like these 5 TED talks do exactly that.

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Ever taken yourself out on a date?

Last week I did something I’ve never done before; I took myself out to lunch. This might not sound like a big thing, but as I sat in Wagamama’s ordering my usual ramen (instead of picking up a takeaway) I realised I’d never sat alone in a restaurant before.

I started to question why I’d created such a

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Sunday Morning Pancakes

Let’s be realistic, I say these are Sunday morning pancakes, but at the moment I’m eating them about 3 times a week! If you’ve got a Nutri-bullet/food processor you’re winning, if you haven’t; I used to make these up in a bowl and use a fork to mush up the ingredients. Though they’re not as smooth, they still taste just as good! Take a a look at the super easy recipe below! 

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Home Comforts

Over the past two years I’ve visited the airport more times than I’d like to count. I’m always filled with that new trip anticipation, but there’s always an element of the unknown, even if you’ve planned the adventure to the very last detail. Landing back on home ground is a whole different story; as soon as my feet walk off that airplane I’m comforted by the unpredictable grey weather that greets me and the promise of a great cup of tea. This post is in collaboration with Heathrow Airport; they are celebrating what Britishness means to you and conducted an anthropological study on what ‘Modern Britain’ means in 2018. We live in such a diverse multicultural country, and Heathrow Airport is a microcosm of people from different cultures and backgrounds which all add to that contemporary sense of Britishness.

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