Monday, 20 October 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Roost, London

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A few months back I attended The Blogcademy Mixer Event which was hosted at The Roost in London. I took some extra snaps of the Roost, which I wanted to share today ( a tad late but better late than never!) 

The bird wallpaper was utterly superb! I don't even like the colour blue, but if I could find that wallpaper, I'd decorate my house tomorrow! 
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Each room in The Roost was themed differently. It was like a grand house full of wonders! 
I loved the logs in the fireplace, and in the metal cabinet above. 
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I'm all about a collage, so I loved this collage installation here. I'm on the hunt for some old furniture to upcycle like this. 
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The downstairs was quite brightly themed. In the lounge area was chesterfield sofas, and the bar was full of bright colours, including the huge floral lampshade piece. The bar reminded me of a mexican theme, the Fiesta sign above was my favourite. 

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Broadway Market

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 Here are some snaps from my latest trip to Broadway market a few weeks back. 
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Gorgeous clothing, which I wish I had someone to buy these for! I was half considering whether Cece could start wearing childrens clothes! 
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(I badly wanted to take all these crates home with me!) 
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These brownies were from Bad Brownie Company ... & honestly just woaaaahhh. I had the Bacon & Maple Syrup brownie and it was amazing. 
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I loved this Canal Boat, even though I couldn't get a better photo. I want to live on a canal boat for sure! 

What places do you love in London? 

Friday, 17 October 2014

La La Land

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When I saw Sarah's giveaway, which included some awesome popcult pencils, I had to go and have a snoop over on La La Land : in a very short amount of time I'd spent £50 on tons of awesome goodies! 
First up, the Where does your Garden grow? Necklace ... basically if something has a sunflower on it, I have to buy it as they are my new favourite flower of all time. I just love how huge and bright they are, and sunflowers make such a statement. As soon as my winter wardrobe gets delivered, I'll be pairing this up with many a smock dress!
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These Game of Thrones Temporary Tattoos were next on my list. Roll on next Spring when Game of Thrones returns to our screens (in the mean time, I will still keep attempting to get through the books whilst avoiding buzzfeeds on facebook revealing storylines!) 
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Every girl needs The Notebook especially when Ryan Gosling's beautiful face is on the front. 
I also ordered a ton of Popcult Pencils including the Mean Girls, Clueless, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (ahem Kitten Mittens!) and Life of Brian ones. Of course I'll need to start using pencils now! 
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What are your favourite items from the La La Land website? 
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Competition Wins ... Spring & Summer

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Over the Spring / Summer period, I didn't end up entering as many competitions as I would have liked, but I must say looking back at this post, and everything I've won, I've definitely been really lucky with what I have won! This sums up April through till September (I think!) ... a few bits are missing, and a few wins haven't arrived yet so will include them in my Xmas round up. 
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One of my more recent wins from the absolute AMAZING Hope and Greenwood ... the packaging was enough for me, but geeeee whizz the treats inside were good! I won the Tuck Box, which rrp is £30 ... the clotted cream fudge was so good, and made me realise, years ago me & my Dad made fudge but thought we'd made it wrong ... we didn't, it's just ours was clotted cream fudge! So now I have my eyes on the Sweets Made Simple cookbook to further my sweet treat making! These cake tins are a treat too!

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I won a competition of twitter which was a 'magnum' of wine ... turns out to be 9 litres of wine, so a huge thank you to Majestic Wine. We have already drunk 4 bottles, but are saving the last 2 for Xmas & New Year! 
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I can't find the link to it, but I won this Olay Sugarberry Razor made by Gillette ... honestly it is a fantastic razor and I wouldn't use another razor again after this! The soap bars leave your skin so soft and it's fab for sensitive skin! 
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I won The Congress Bundle from Phoenix Picturehouse on Twitter. 
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I won some black lace underwear in a Curvy Kate competition. 
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Some tanning goodies from Superdrug's Twitter feed
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I won this Yorkshire Tea box from Harveys Furniture on Twitter as part of their #yorkshireday competition. I was even more chuffed as Yorkshire Tea is my favourite tea! 
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Annabelles Wigs ran a competition on Twitter which I won, where I got to pick any wig or hairpiece from their collection. As a lover of the 1920s and Chicago, I was drawn towards their 1920s themed wigs, but they were a bit too short, so I opted for the 1940s Pin Up Lauren Wig. I have loved blonde hair for as long as I can remember, and it is the only colour my hair just won't go... I think my next purchase will be the Crystal Wig as I love the honey colour! 
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I won tickets to see Tom Jones at the British Summer Time at Hyde Park from Living Social

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A tote bag from Whistle and Bango , I love the design of this! 
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I won these Clean Sheets wipes from animology ... for a long time Cece has been using loads of wonderful products such as the Puppy Love shampoo & Dirty Dawg spray which have been a gods send! Well Clean Sheets were just what we needed for playing in the river or going for muddy walks. They are really thick wipes, and smell lush! Cece loves them! 

Superdrug, Gillette & other brands I've won from!

Do you enter competitions... what have you won recently? 

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