Monday, 21 April 2014
Saturday, 19 April 2014
My lovely friend Zoe is a personal stylist, we met when we both worked at the house of mouse many, many years ago. On one memorable occasion during quite an epic Nania themed Christmas Party - we tried to steal one of the raffle prizes, a giant Chicken Little!
Selfie taken over 9 years ago - we still look the same!
The plush toy was actually really heavy - I'm actually struggling to carry it, which is why we aborted our attempted robbery...that and I think the security guards would have caught us making a painfully noisy/giggly escape.
She now runs her own business and has cleverly designed a range of bags which you can buy from her website Zoe Hawkins Stylist
The bags have been silk screened with her own hand drawn illustration and personal saying
"True Style is Within"
The bags are ethically made, designed and printed in the UK.
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Saturday, 12 April 2014
The L'Occitane is a more solid moisturiser, balm like which needs to be warmed up more in your palms before applying to the face. The Shea butter smells wonderful and leaves my complexion really soft.
I've now heard the weather forecast is going to hot up again with a 3 month heatwave hitting these shores- unreal!! But at least I have the This Works lotion ready to protect my face. I truly thank the hindsight I had at 30 to stop sun bathing and use all season sun protection - its really helped prevent the deep wrinkles and preserve what I had. I'm not trying to hold back time and look younger, that would be silly, I'm proud to be in my 40's !
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Living in the burbs and working in Central London I sometimes need a reminder how great this capital city is with so much to offer. Recently I've been out location hunting for a British themed party venue and took in some stunning views along the riverside at Somerset House, Globe theatre, Tate Modern. Its good to take some time out and be a tourist in your own backyard.
The first photo is from the rooftop bar Vista - from up there you can see right across the city centre: can you spot the Shard & the London Eye? The next photo is Nelsons column , St. Martins in the Field church & ENO. St.Paul's cathedral and the Millennium bridge (on windy days I wish they had selected the covered walk way design).
Then as I was killing time in-between appointments at the South Bank centre I wondered into the National Theatre and came across a wonderful photographic exhibition Photo Noir. These beautiful portraits of actors were simple in their execution but very stunning and just oozed glamour and real star quality. They don't make em like they used too!
Yesterday HRH The Queen was in the neighbourhood to officially open the dance studio where Curly Haired Beauty has her classes... her teacher got to speak to her Majesty and we joked with the Receptionist who said her desk was all tided up and the royal bottom got to sit on her chair whilst signing the visitor book! This couldn't happen anywhere else lol.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
We had such a great time and I feel so lucky to be able help bring to life all the books I had read as a child for my own child. Nothing beats a good book to fire up your imagination. xxx twosp
Friday, 14 February 2014
Sunday, 9 February 2014
So obviously the Peter Pilotto for Target collection really caught my eye, currently available at Net a Porter. The zingy bright prints which Peter Pilotto is known for and amazing price point was too good an opportunity to add to my ever expanding dress collection. Of course the material is polyester and I cannot vouch for the quality and fit until it arrives in a few days - Hurry up Fedex!!
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Friday, 3 January 2014
Hey ho but I won't be beating myself up for indulging during the Festive season life's too short and I don't want to start this New Year with low self-esteem and be miserable.
Sorta helps that I got sucked into watching Channel 5 last night where is was back to back 'Fat Shows', seriously there are some unhappy folks with Food addictions, poor body image, bullied by bullies for their size and of course the repercussions on their health. Put's my life into perspective and the adage 'eat less/move more' was never truer...