WEDDING ACCESSORIES – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS *

WEDDING ACCESSORIES – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS *

When it comes to tying the knot, over 200,000 Brits say ‘I do’ each year and we give ourselves on average to years to plan the perfect day! Over the years I have casually been working in the wedding industry I’ve seen it all. I know what works and what doesn’t. What people enjoy and what they don’t – let’s be honest most of the time they are piddled and it’s hard to find fault with anything! Most importantly I’ve realised what I do want and what I don’t when…

INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS *

INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS *

On May 15th I spent the most glorious evening in a beautiful loft venue that stank of cheese. It. Was. Amazing. The International Cheese Awards are hosted every year in Dorford Park near Nantwich. It hosts the celebration of the most beautiful thing in the world – CHEESE! My photog friend and I were lucky enough to get in to the opening evening hosted in London. We were welcomed with big smiles, a glass of prosecco, and a whole load of cheese. Representatives from the sponsors of the Cheese Awards…

TOP TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

TOP TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

For many blogging is a serious game from what may have started as a little corner of the web that allowed the freedom of sharing opinions and experiences has slowly grown into a full-blown business. This may be something that brings in extra pocket-money or has turned into a full-time job! Whatever you want out of it you gotta start somewhere, so here are my top tips for new bloggers. There are now a variety of platforms out there that give bloggers the opportunity to reach out and work with…

BISTROT PIERRE – ALTRINCHAM – MANCHESTER *

BISTROT PIERRE – ALTRINCHAM – MANCHESTER *

When the sun is out one of my fave things to do is dine alfresco, well I always like to dine as you can see here! However, it’s definitely something that has those holiday feels to me and I can never understand why people eat inside on a hot day.  Whenever we take a trip to France we often dine outside and it was great to get those vacay vibes last week whilst I was out sampling Bistrot Pierre’s Spring menu. 

SUMMER GRILLED CHICKEN

SUMMER GRILLED CHICKEN

Can we just take a second to talk about how good this ruddy sun is?!  I mean talk about absolute bliss! There is one thing I love to do in this weather and that is have a good old BBQ! Yes sunshine, beers, friends and music – better yet in your own back garden. Well not mine ha I am not fortunate to have one, however if you bring recipes like this summer grilled chicken – trust people are happy to host you! I love this recipe as its simple,…

FEMALE TRAVELLERS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY *

FEMALE TRAVELLERS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY *

If you’re a female traveller, you’ve probably had to deal with lots of comments from people who don’t feel like it’s safe for females to travel alone. But why is it safe for men to do so? The truth is, there are only minor differences when men and women choose to travel alone. As women are far more sensitive to men and have often been victims of prejudice in the past, they can feel a need to show that they aren’t ‘stuck up’ or do things out of character. If…

DREAMY DECOR AND PRETTY PINS WITH OLD ENGLISH COMPANY *

DREAMY DECOR AND PRETTY PINS WITH OLD ENGLISH COMPANY *

I always like to imagine the time when I’ll own my own home – in fact I can’t wait for the day!  Yep, I have made it my mission that when I have my own little cosy space I will fill it with lush prints and delicious candles along with fairy lights galore and spiky succulents. Flicking through the Old English Company site has given me the perfect inspiration of how I would want to cover my bricks and mortar. I would actually just like to fill my rooms with…

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

On the beautiful island of Cyprus, just East of Mount Olympus, there is the picturesque region of Pitsillia. The climate of the Pitsillia region perfect for the locals to cultivate the ‘Rosa damascene’ for various wonderful uses. And the exciting festival that takes place every May during the rose harvest in Agros which honours the rose and it’s endless beneficial uses. Last week I went along to visitcyprus’ ‘Rosewater Event’ which celebrated this very festival. We were welcomed into a beautiful rose filled room and treated to a refreshing rose bellini decorated with dried…

SPRING PRAWN SALAD

SPRING PRAWN SALAD

The weather is brightening up which means when it comes to food there is always one thing on the top of my list… salad. Yep that’s right – those people who say salads are boring, are seriously just not doing it right. I love a good ol’ leafy green on my plate! I mean honestly salad is made for sunny days especially my spring prawn salad. This month I’ve been big on meal prep – so want to save money for all of the good things in life and buying…

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CRAFT CHOCOLATES *

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CRAFT CHOCOLATES *

Can you remember the last time you sat down with a decent box of chocolates?! Yep neither can I! There is so much sweet stuff on the shelves now with treat bags to share bars, however as my dad would always say ‘this is not real chocolate’ – in a really strong French accent. I suppose, being from France where the streets are filled with chocolatiers making craft chocolate bars and indulgent truffles he is right! The stuff we get from the shops is far less desirable than a handmade chocolate!…