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I just love the vibrant floral print!

 

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The hand painted design isn’t just aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, it also captures the essence of Summer.

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A floral themed weekend.

If you already follow me over on Instagram, then you will know that my three favourite things are Food, Fashion and Florals and last weekend certainly didn’t disappoint. After being surprised with a stunning bag from Franchetti Bond that I have been secretly lusting after for quite some time now, I decided that it was only appropriate that it’s first outing should be to the gorgeous Mayfield Lavender Farm who are based over in Surrey.

Now, judging by the beautiful photographs on Instagram, I am sure you have probably already heard of them and therefore have an inkling to what their business is all about. However, did you know that their Lavender themed food and drink options are out of this world? I highly recommend their delicious lavender ice cream and their refreshing lemonade or Cider.

As for my ‘Elina Tote’ if you thought it was just another throw everything in and hope for the best kind of bag, then think again. It is not just the exterior that impresses, inside the bag there is a pocket that is big enough to hold my iPhone 6+, an internal pocket to keep my purse or valuables, plenty of room big enough to hold my everyday essentials such as my makeup, phone charger, iPad etc and a chain to ensure that my keys are quick and easy to grab when on the go. The external front pocket is also great for holding those little things you want close to hand such as tissues, lipgloss or some loose change for the parking meter.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you would like to get your hands on your very own Franchetti Bond bag, then make sure you click on the link below and check out their website as they have a fantastic Summer Sale on and are offering £10 off your first purchase if you join their fashion community.

 

Love, Emma.

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Places of Interest:

Mayfield Lavender Farm

Long Barn

Franchetti Bond

Elina Leather Floral Tote £145

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After quickly popping into H&M last Sunday, I managed to snap up some super snazzy shorts that tick all of the boxes when it comes to style and comfort. As someone who usually likes to follow the traditional route when it comes to style, I decided it was time that I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new and exciting.

However, now that I am fast approaching the grand old age of 27 next month, I feel like it’s time my style became more refined. But if you thought shorts where better left to the younger crowd, then think again. I am here to show you that shorts can be sexy, sassy and sophisticated or whatever you want them to be. Come on what are you waiting for? Go snap up a pair before the Great British weather turns drizzly again.

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Wearing

Primark Tribal Tank Top £4

Deep Blue broderie Anglaise shorts £14.99 H&M

Lyocell Burgundy Shorts £14.99 H&M

Oasis Top last season

Sunglasses New Look

What is your favorite piece in your Summer Wardrobe? I would love to know in the comments below.

Have a great weekend!

Love, Emma.

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Summer Cocktails.

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I am so in love with the Bardot trend.

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The don’t take my picture pose.

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You are never too old for ice-cream!

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This is me looking all confused as Al was fiddling around with my Iphone

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I think I will leave the modelling to the Pro’s.

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Dress – Primark

Shoes – Primark

Bag – Primark

Sunglasses – Newlook and Boots Opticians

Leather Jacket – River Island

So, yesterday I took one look in my wardrobe and was like “I have nothing to wear”! Then I stumbled across this beautiful  off-the-shoulder bardot style dress and decided it was perfect for a casual stroll around the Park with my Fiance Al and my westie (Toby). I paired it with some pretty mint ballet pumps and finished off the look with my favourite leather jacket and a black handbag that is perfect for throwing everything in.

Despite the British Weather I had a lovely relaxing afternoon and even got to enjoy a nice cool ‘Singapore sling’ cocktail at ‘Smith and Western’ with my two favorite boys, followed by a classic 99 ice-cream. Would you like to see more ‘OOTD’ posts? As many of you are aware, I am off to ‘Bath’ next week on a relaxing canal holiday. I am thinking of doing some more travel related posts. Is this something you would like to see? I hope you have a lovely relaxing Sunday.

Love Emma

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So as some of you may already know, last week I was very lucky and got a free beauty box from ‘Boots’ when I went in to buy a few Summer essentials for my upcoming canal holiday.

Now if there is one thing that I absolutely love more than freebies, then it is trying new things especially beauty products and as bizarre as it may sound this actually inspired me to write about my ‘Summer Beauty Essentials’. I know completely random – but that’s me. So let’s get to it shall we?

Liz Earle - A Skincare Essential!

Liz Earle – A Skincare Essential!

First up, I want to talk about Liz Earle who I cannot believe I didn’t know existed until last year. I know, what planet have I been on? Liz Earle is so perfect, I could rave about it all year if you let me. As someone with super sensitive skin, this is an absolute godsend to me. It makes my skin feel amazing and so fresh. It’s also great for removing waterproof makeup without leaving my skin all sore and dry. Also if you buy three products you usually get a few freebies – perfect if you want some travel size beauties.

After trying their cleanse and polish range, I thought I would give their hand-cream a try, personally I am not mad keen on the scent but it does leave your hands feeling silky smooth and you don’t need too much which has got to be a plus right?

This smells divine

This smells divine

I have always been a huge fan of the ‘Champneys’ range and this was no exception. I am so glad Boots included this little gem in their beauty box. It smells so summery and it has a really nice consistency to it which means your skin is left feeling moisturised without feeling greasy.

Olay - Perfect for sensitive skin.

Olay – Perfect for sensitive skin.

My Mum has always stressed the importance of a good skincare routine from a young age and I have to say she has got incredible skin. Unfortunately, I am unable to use the regular anti-ageing products as my skin tends to react to them. However, Olay’s standard beauty fluid is so gentle I can use it twice a day and it provides the perfect foundation for my makeup.

Protection from the sun is crucial for the prevention of ageing.

Protection from the sun is crucial for the prevention of ageing.

I haven’t actually used these products yet. But I am looking forward to trying them, especially the sun cream as you can apply it under your makeup, meaning there is no excuse not to wear sun protection.

A little thought for the day.

A little thought for the day.

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OK so this a boring one, but this was actually recommended to me by my dentist and it is great for the prevention of cavities and makes my teeth super white, at a fraction of the cost of standard teeth whitening treatments – result!

Jo Malone - Summer in a bottle.

Jo Malone – Summer in a bottle.

My all time favorite scent has got to be the ‘Wood Sage and Sea Salt’ cologne by Jo Malone. It smells so fresh and although I promised myself it would be kept purely for special occasions, owning to the fact that it is quite dear in price. I have actually found myself being unable to resist reaching for the bottle on a daily, if not constant basis. What I love most about it, is that I find that it instantly lifts my mood and I often find myself being swept away to some distant shore, where the only thing that lies beneath me is the sand between my toes and the smell of palm trees and a cold Pina Colada – ahhhh 🙂

Have a great weekend :)

Have a great weekend 🙂

Have you enjoyed this Post? I am off to Bath next week on my first ever Canal Hols. Would you like to see some more travel related or beauty posts? Comment below and let me know what you would like to see next on the blog. Until then have a great weekend.

Love Emma

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Full of Fresh Natural Ingredients.

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Meet Matt an avid juicer.

Meet Vits and Kicks, a quirky mobile pop up cocktail bar. After working for several years in the hospitality industry, most recently at The Arts Club in Dover Street and as Club Manager at L’Escargot in Soho, Matt decided that he wanted to combine his passion for all things health and nutrition related  with a healthy dose of fun. This concept led to the launch of V+K who are passionate about promoting a healthy alternative for those who are seeking a balance between life and fun. Their unique approach means that you can enjoy that refreshingly cool cocktail full of fresh natural ingredients, without having to worry about artificial sweeteners or concentrated juices.

So, If you are looking for a new way to quench your thirst then V+K offer a wide selection of top-notch drinks filled with super nutritious ingredients. They primarily serve alcohol based cocktails. However, if you and your guests do require something with a little less kick, then V+K also provide some tasty mocktails. All of V+K’s range is made up of fresh natural ingredients. What’s more their recent collaboration at the ‘Taste of London’ event with 55Above also means you get to experience a cocktail like no other, thanks to their unique range of naturally flavoured vodkas ranging from toffee, pineapple and coconut.

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Toffee Kick (Toffee Vodka, Fresh ground coffee, banana, raisins and almond milk.)

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Mean Green 55 (Pineapple Vodka, spinach, pineapple, cucumber,apple juice and a dash of lemon).

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Passion Fashion (Coconut Vodka, pineapple, fresh passion fruit and some chili for that extra kick).

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A selection from the V+K range.

In addition to their fabulous range of fruit based cocktails, V+K also offer a personalised service that reflects you as a couple, as well as a flexible pricing structure to ensure they meet your exact requirements when it comes to providing the best possible service to you and your guests. So if you want to ensure that your big day is both relaxing and fun then click on the link below.

Vits and Kicks are available to hire for  pop ups, festivals, private events, parties and weddings. Please go to www.vitsandkicks.co.uk for more information.

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V+K at a recent ‘Taste of London’ event.

A Great alternative for Weddings if you want something less prentious.

A Great alternative for Weddings if you want something less pretentious.

You can also find out more about V+K here:

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The very lovely V+K are offering a 10% discount to all of the special couples who book their wedding with them by the end of 2016.

 

 

 

Please note that this is a sponsored post. However, all of the views and opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

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