Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Gin Explorer Box: October

With another month comes another glorious Gin Explorer box, we've just polished off the last of the gin from October's box so it's time to share what was in the box. For those of you who don't know what the Gin Explorer box is, it's a monthly subscription box full of 4 mini bottles of different gins to try complete with mixers, extra treats that compliment that months' gins and a guide to each of the gins.

Monday, 24 October 2016

A Day in the (real) Life

Never would I have thought I'd be starting a blog post with a photo of an iron, but here we go... Something I've noticed even more recently as we enter the busiest time at work is that I end up neglecting my blog and Instagram (and let's be fair friends, family and fitness) during the week because of the long ours we work. I end up packing everything into weekends as I just don't have time in the week.

In 'real life' I'm Head of Marketing for Boutique Beauty at The Hut Group, I look after the marketing for a few of our beauty sites Beauty Expert, Mankind and HQhair as well as managing a team of 10 people. I love my job and am more than happy to just have the weekends to focus on general life admin, seeing friends and blogging.

So I thought instead of hiding the every day, not so photogenic bits of my life, I thought I'd embrace it and show you what I get up to during the week on a standard Friday in the office. I didn't even edit the photos and took them on my phone so they're as real as can be!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

An Urban Hike

Autumnal weather is my absolute favourite, the crisp air and warm, bright sunshine just calls out for layers, jumpers and boots. These are my favourite pieces of clothing and ankle boots are my go to shoe for autumn and winter, I'm so glad I can finally invest in a few new pairs to see me through the season!

To make the most of the crisp autumn weather Laura, Rebecca and I tried out part of Regatta's Urban Hike last weekend after indulging in a huge Sunday roast at Hawksmoor, which was all new levels of amazing but definitely made us want to burn a few calories afterwards.


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Four Places to Visit in Anglesey

I'll admit, I had hesitations about spending my birthday weekend in Anglesey, it's where I grew up and although I have a horde of happy memories, I wasn't sure how much it would keep us entertained for a whole weekend.

When we were little, we spent hours and hours outside exploring the outdoors, the beach and the forests of Anglesey, but since then my tastes have changed to also include eating out and drinking wine (not your usual hobbies of a 10 year old!). I wasn't expecting to have a huge choice of restaurants and local shops as I'm used to an Angelsey devoid of anything but fish and chips, but after a quick peek in the Good Food Guide and asking my cousins who still live there, we suddenly had a huge list to choose from!

We had a lovely four days in Anglesey so I've picked out four of my favourite places we visited that I hadn't been to before that I would thoroughly recommend.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

On Film: The First Monday in May

For some unknown reason, I rarely talk about films on here even though I spend more time watching, researching and talking about films than I do fashion or beauty. It feels like more of an indulgence to watch a film, and because I work in fashion and beauty ecommerce, when I get home I love to escape into another world through films. Joe works in film and merchandise so he fuels our addiction with preview copies and a veritable library of SteelBooks, blu-rays and DVDs in our man cave dining room.

But a couple of weekends ago, instead of the usual barrage of action, superheroes and thrillers that usually fill our cinema trips, we went to HOME to see The First Monday in May.

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