Vance Joy – Riptide
I’m not over-exaggerating when I say that I have had this song on repeat constantly lately, & when it’s not being played it’s stuck in my head instead! It’s just such a fun-loving & melodic song, really reminds me of travelling and summer time too. Vance Joy’s album ‘God Loves You When You’re Dancing’ also has some really catchy and mellow songs, would totally recommend checking this guy out!
There’s no place quite like London at Christmas, for the magical & festive spirit that’s in the air & the twinkling pretty lights that fill the city with colour, here are just some of my favourite photos over the past couple of weeks that I captured in moment!
In other news, I haven’t really had much time to blog over the past couple of weeks, what with it being Christmas & all I’ve been super busy! But thought I would sit down with a glass of mulled wine, cosy on up under my favourite blanket & do a little posting! Next up will be the last of my present wrapping & then try & get an early night! (The life of an insomniac for you).
One week left to go, Merry Christmas! xoxox
Okay so Sketch, is hands down, without doubt one of the most unique, beautiful & charming restaurants/bars I’ve ever been to.. Amazing food! As you can see we got the afternoon tea which was basically a variety of little cakes, sandwiches & sweets, which was so funny because we had no idea what to expect in terms of taste so just watching my boyfriends reaction to what was tried, (he is such a picky eater, so this was pure gold) was hilarious! But seriously, anyone who decides to visit Central London; this place is an absolute must! Just the interior design alone is so breathtaking, quirky & fun. Definitely plan on taking another trip there soon as there’s more than just one room to choose from to wine & dine in!
Couldn’t have asked for a better start to my 21st Birthday. :)
Sketch, London website: http://sketch.uk.com
Purple tone dip-dye dress: River Island.
Live music, Pimm’s & shisha under a candyfloss coloured sunset; Dreamy!
Green Aztec Playsuit with pompom detailing – Beginning Boutique, Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo – Boots Cosmetics, Hawaiian Print Wrap Skirt with leather band – Beginning Boutique,
Had so much fun with this! I decided this year rather than doing the typical carve your pumpkin decoration, to think a bit more “out of the box”, pull my sleeves up, & get my hands messy (or very glittery for this matter!) Happy Halloween xoxox
All pumpkins were bought from your standard local supermarket, including the little baby one which I just love & couldn’t quite bare to leave behind, so cute! & on the walk home after venturing out in the cold for a shop, I decided to pick out some pretty Autumn leaves that I could use for any decorating purposes, turns out they came in handy after all! I also digged out my paints & brushes that I keep in one too many boxes of arts&crafts (yes you read that right, I think I may have a problem!)
Music up, creative mode on, & I’m well in my element of carving, painting & glittering up these pretty little creations. Quite proud of the final outcome actually, & it was all surprisingly easy! Everyone loved them & I couldn’t have had a lovelier Halloweekend spent with family.
Looking forward to next years now! My mind is overflowing with ideas already..
I say, to live for the spontaneous moments in your life, is a life well spent.
Firstly, I would just like to say thankyou to the most amazing boyfriend in the world for planning & following through with what started off as a mere “Oh yeah but that’s far too unrealistic!” idea ..Apparently not!
Travelling by coach & ferry for excruciatingly long hours, (this was the consequence we had to pay for a cheap, last minute trip) in Antarctic-like conditions & running on barely any energy, I’ll admit, was hands down, without a doubt, all completely worth it. Let’s just say this is going to be one tough Valentines Day to follow in up & coming years!
On a rainy arrival we found ourselves in the heart of the beautifully characteristic & stylish streets of Paris. Not really sure on where we were going, or any set plans in particular, this was the perfect opportunity for some exploring (& maybe getting lost!).
We decided to take a long walk passing all of the city’s picturesque cafés, florists & window shopping some of Paris’ finest fashion stores, Channel being one of them! C’est très magnifique! After my Audrey Hepburn moment, we reached one of the most extravagent & poshest hotels I’d ever laid eyes on, & Daniel is just about to step in for directions! Lord have mercy! Entering in awe from the sparkling marble floor under our feet & the tall white pillars towering over our heads, we met a very cheery & helpful woman at the front desk who literally planned our whole route out for the day on a map with a biro ballpoint pen.
The route took us through all of Paris’ main attractions & places you couldn’t bare to miss when visiting The City of Love; The Champs-Élysées, The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre Pyramid, The Eiffel Tower, the list goes on. All of which were breath-taking experiences that I will hold close to my heart for a very long time. The Eiffel Tower even had a special surprise especially for Valentines Day where the whole building lit up towards the end of the night & softly sparkled for only a few seconds. A truly magical moment. It really was like the icing on top of the cake, what a perfect ending to finish a perfect Valentines Day!
What a better way to unwind at the end of an eventful weekend..?
Autumn is most definitely in full-swing over here in London! & on a rainy Sunday afternoon me & my boyfriend Daniel decided to fully embrace it after taking a beautiful Autumnal walk through the woods together, huddled under a giant umbrella whilst pouring with rain (still didn’t stop us!), spotting deer & acorn collecting. Too bad Danny is apparently petrified of deer haha!!
Later we went on to Starbucks & indulged in their Fall selection of goodies! For me, the salted caramel mocha, & Dan, the pumpkin spice latte, cinnamon rolls were a must for the both of us!
Finished by a cosy night in warming by the fireplace & watching movies.
It is nice to sometimes just stop & appreciate the little things in life, quality time spent with the ones you love most is one of them for me!
James Zabiela, Boddika & Drums of Death.. Need I say anymore?
Had the most amazing Saturday night spent at XOYO in Central London; Deep house/Electronica vibes all night in an underground warehouse club, heaven on earth!
After various antics & nearly getting lost on our way there, due to Underground lines being closed, I got to spend the night with my beautiful niece who I literally haven’t seen since she was a little squirt! So had absolute heaps of stuff to catch up on while letting our hair down into the night over one too many tequila slushies, or two, or five..
The sets throughout the whole night were absolutely wild & I highly recommend anyone who is near or visiting London to hit up XOYO, pronto!
So I thought I should probably get around to using this, after my amazing boyfriend surprised me with it for my 21st Birthday! It’s always something I’ve wanted to do & mentioned it to him on numerous occasions, so was such an awesome yet personal present to receive!
Not too sure on what I’ll be posting overall just yet, but it’s something I’d like to look back on years from now & reminisce over memories/life changes etc.
Think of it as my own personal diary in a way!
For now I’ll most probably do a little more editing, watch some New Girl to cheer me up (not the best of days), & try to get an early night! Busy day ahead of me tomorrow..