Posts tagged ‘summer’

May 24, 2014

How to…Pack for Holiday?

packing for holiday

Bubbly you’ve GOT to help me!!! That was my sis as she thought of packing for her ten day holiday (3 days before the departure date… a little extra notice would help).  And another friend told me that she recently returned from a trip to Mexico exasperated as nothing she packed went together and she simply couldn’t create looks she was happy with while she was there.  There’s no doubt about it, holiday packing can be stressful.

My first advice to my sis was to make a grid with the number of days at the top and day and night to the left:

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May 13, 2014

Crayons for Lips

bourjois colour boost lip crayon peach on the beach

Bourjois have brought out a new range of lip crayons called Colour Boost and they are delicious!

Easy to apply, the glossy colour makes lips appear bigger

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February 27, 2014

Twinkle Toes

sandals charlotte lympia Triton embellished metallic leather sandals 795

Triton metal embellished sandals by Charlotte Olympia, £795

I love wearing sandals whatever the weather, with or without tights peeking through.  I’ve spotted some gorgeous new heels (what else?) for the coming season and a few to buy if you missed the chance last season:

sandals sophia webster Leilou stripe leather sandals

Leilou strip leather sandals by Sophia Webster £430. Aren’t these crazy cool in an AbFab kind of way?

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July 1, 2013

Only 8 Pairs of Shoes?

ferragamo red patent sandals

Salvatore Ferragamo red patent kitten heels from http://www.selfridges.com

Actress (or actor?) Emma Watson revealed that she only has eight pairs of shoes.  I don’t believe her at all, I don’t know ANY woman in my entire extended circle of friends and family even ten times removed who only have eight pairs of shoes.

Her statement led to the inevitable glut of fashion editors declaring the only eight pairs of shoes that any woman may ever need.  Some of the lists include Geography teacher (aka Jesus) leather sandals and trainers.  I own neither. 

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April 30, 2013

The Art of Selecting A Watermelon

watermelon with feta cheese

Apparently there is a science to selecting a watermelon but I think it’s quack. Science: Tap it and it should sound hollow if it’s ripe. Nonsense. Try listening to a watermelon when there is heavy traffic honking behind you.

The art of selecting the most perfect juicy red watermelon

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August 17, 2012

Pimms

The sun is out and it is going to be a scorching 32 degrees in London this weekend and my favourite summer tipple is Pimms & Lemonade. It has to have cucumber and mint to give it the cool freshness needed for a hot summer’s day. Addition of fruit is always a bonus for me.

I have a recipe that always seems to go down a treat so I thought I would share:

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June 14, 2012

Summer Prints

Prints

The weather is pretty miserable this Summer in Britain but

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July 20, 2011

Hairy Berries

The Guardian has been urging us to eat raspberries now that they are in season and are local (especially Scottish) produce.  They grow wild in my back garden at home together with blackberries and I completely ignore them.

I know my sister and most of you will disagree with me

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