Monday, 19 January 2015

A fleeting visit to Salisbury

I had a work trip to Salisbury this week so I made sure I left just enough time for a whizz round the City centre so see the sights... and as I'm so generous, I took a few snaps to share with you.
The sun even came out briefly, it felt like a very cold Spring day!


Friday, 16 January 2015

Words to live by

After some of the things my friends and I have been dealing with in the last couple of weeks, here are a few quotes to live by!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Pink String

"I work on the assuption that a house is successful if it's plesant to live in."  —Designer Alexandra de Garidel-Thoron

When the cabin fever got too much we took a stroll around a picturesque local village and had a good rummage in our fave homeware shop 'Pink String'.
They have such beautiful home items and always laid out beautifully.  I couldn't resist snapping away so here's some treats for you to look at.

Find info on them here, but they don't seem to have an online shop (they should definitely get one!)


Sunday, 4 January 2015

An afternoon in London

“This is life, in all its gruesome, lovely, neon-lit glory.” 
― Nuala CaseySoho, 4am

I had a lovely afternoon planned catching up with old friends in Soho, (I'm desperately trying to cram in as much fun as I can before I go back to work and the fun stops), as I was walking down Brewer Street I happened upon my mecca;  As you may know from my Instagram I'm a little obsessed with 
neon so stumbling past this amazing collection of Soho neon signs made my afternoon.

All the art work is for sale but the prices are astronomical so I won't be starting my own collection any time soon, but I loved looking. I think the 'Lucky' sign was my favourite.
Let me know if you go.

Friday, 2 January 2015

New Years Eve; the MIC edition

“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.” 
― Andy Warhol

On New Years eve I threw on my glad rags and hopped over to Chelsea to party with the cool kids at Barts.  I've had a hankering to visit this speakeasy for a while now, but have never had a good enough reason to splash the cash.  However if NYE isn't a good enough excuse then what is?

My friend and I pre booked our tickets which meant free bar (result) and decided to aim for an 11pm arrival seeing as, on NYE only, it was open until 5am.  The entrance is inside the Chelsea Cloisters, a very swanky block of flats and the doormen directed us to the right black door.  It's a really quirky, small ish room with seating down the side opposite the bar.  There's even a dressing up box, but we didn't partake on this occasion.

It was buzzy with a good atmosphere but not so busy that it felt overcrowd   After finding ourselves a spot at the bar, we got served immediately and got cracking on the cosmos and swiftly progressed to champagne for the midnight toast.  The bar men seemed to be having fun and decided to spray the crowd with champers which resulted in a slightly frizzy hair do for the rest of the evening.

We had an impromptu photoshoot on the way out, I think it's safe to say I was rather merry by this point.  My only negative point was the music - a mix of 70s/80s nonsense when I was really hoping for some Beyonce or Usher to come blasting out... It certainly wouldn't stop me going back for another visit though!

From the pictures I was sent the morning after, it certainly looks like I had a fun night!

I hope you had a great night


Thursday, 1 January 2015

It's 2015

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” 
― Vern McLellan

Wishing my gorgeous readers a very Happy New Year
Let's hope 2015 brings more happiness, success and love into our lives

2015 New Year

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year, New You

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” 
― Brad Paisley

Every year we all make the same old resolutions; lose weight, travel more, get a new job, drink less etc etc
My friends and I have actually taken to videoing them just to make sure we can remember what they were as they're invariably left behind by February!  What makes us think, with such enthusiasm, that because it's Jan 1st we should/can/will magically change our lives?
My New Year's resolution for 2014 was to be more spontaneous.  I love plans, I love being organised, I love knowing what's going to happen... but life doesn't work like that does it? So I've tried on several occasions to do something a bit out of the usual and I think I have actually made some progress this year.  I admit, I still don't really like change, but you have to start somewhere don't you! I've definitely had some spontaneous fun nights out and on my boat trip I definitely tried to go with the flow more than I would have in previous years.

I'm not sure what my resolution for 2015 might be, I know I'll make one, whether I fulfil it or not is another matter.  What are your thoughts on NY resolutions? Do you make them (and stick to them?)

Let me know