Summer Hair Trends '13

Thursday, 27 June 2013

I have been super busy as of late - so apologies for not blogging in a while. I am almost, in the last stage now, a very proud home owner with the lovely Kevin - so that has been taking up a lot of time - mainly reading and signing and more reading! 

I have also been super busy with Total Guide to Swindon helping write a few beauty articles for their Summer Edit.

Of the articles, one was a 'how-to guide' for Summer Hair Trends. I had a fab day producing this one as the lovely ladies Sass and Holly at John Samuel's Hair Salon Swindon styled all the pictures! What absolute stars?? They have a fab salon and always produce great results.

 I also dragged a few friends along - who kindly volunteered to model in exchange for cocktails. 

I have some fab out-take shots that I will put up in a day or tow (or when I have a moment!), but in the mean-time, why not check out my article and let me know what you think?

Here is a sneaky peek of one of the four styles we created:


Kilkenny, Ireland - a Weekend in Pictures

Sunday, 23 June 2013

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Kilkenny, Ireland. It was a great weekend, short but still great. There were six of us in total; including myself and Kevin, and we stayed at a friend's relatives home - a stone throw from Kilkenny Castle.

The weekend was full of Guinness, Irish breakfasts, cafes, pubs and Irish folk music. Here are a few snap shots of the weekend.

Nothing like a cheeky Buck's Fizz with breakfast to get you in the holiday spirit. We flew from Bristol to Dublin in under 45 mins, good old Ryan Air.

The beautiful Castle of Kilkenny, well worth a look inside if you visit and have time.

The gang, all a little tired after the 2 and a half hour coach trip from Dublin. In search of some refreshments. 

Our first pub in Ireland, in we went to order our first Guinness of the weekend.

A snap shot of inside Left Bank. 

His first Guinness of the weekend, my last Guiness of the weekend. I'm sorry to say, I'm still not a fan, even in Ireland.

A cool vintage coke add in the sandwich shop. 

A really pretty shop in the town. The town has so much character. Full of cute boutiques, independent cafes and traditional pubs. Alas, we went over an Irish bank holiday so most of the shops were shut.. bahh humbug.

The worlds cutest coffee shop - Cafe Mocha, Kilkenny, with the most amazing vintage decor. I went here twice and loved it both visits. I'm going to do a separate post dedicated to this cafe and all it's loveliness. Did I mention, it's also sells home made chocolates?? Heaven. 

Walking into Kilkenny on Saturday evening, on our way to Kyteler's Inn to see an Irish folk band. It was just like something out of P.S I love you. The band we saw were called Abbeyfolk - and they were amazing. None of the pictures I took came out - I was gutted.

More drinks on the next night! 

One of many bars at the Langton House Hotel. We had a few drinks before heading into watch one of the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival's shows. Great bar and a great show.

The last night we went out for a few drinks, again, and for a bit of dancing - the camera was left firmly at home! The next morning we heading back to Dublin to fly home - I would definitely visit again.

Have you been to Ireland? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy 2nd Birthday Layla!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

My gorgeous Pom Layla is 2 today. So, in true birthday spirit,
I made her a teeny weeny birthday hat, obvs.

Happy Birthday Layla x

Lawson Lampwork - New Bling

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The lovely Suzie of Lawson Lampwork has given me this gorgeous glass ring topper. It's so pretty - what a talented lady!

The ring is sterling silver and you can swap and change the top for different designs and colours - the opportunities are endless! This is the first in my collection.

You can find her lovely work on her Etsy shop - click the pic to visit her shop!


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