Now, PDA fan I am not, but I do like love. Like The Format once sang, I love love, I love being in love. I love being in love with C, with family, with food, with our cats, with life. Love is a good feeling. I do not love overly crowded restaurants with half of the city’s population declaring their undying affection for one another on one specific day of the year. I do however, love cooking and setting the table nicely and having a proper sit down meal, facing each other, without distractions, and enjoying the pleasure of food and our company, and let’s be real, a large glass of wine.
Wayfair.co.uk is a great place to source items to spruce up your table for a nice meal in. From actual tables, down to the finer details like candleholders and vases (because we are all hoping we are going to get a bunch of flowers, am I right?!) – they have it covered. Since we moved off our floating home and into a real life (non-floating) house, I have used them a lot.
When Wayfair.co.uk asked if I would like to partner with them and style up my kitchen table for The Perfect Valentine’s Dinner, I knew exactly the look I wanted to create before I could even type Yes. I am a lover of earth textures and plants (oh hey all you Virgo Earth Element folk out there) and I wanted something that reflected this. I chose copper tones in the candle holders, both the flute and the tumbler glasses, and of course the gorgeous marble platter. They are such lovely pieces and I love having a slightly jazzier style of glass to use for special occasions.
Charlie says we should style up every dinner like this, but then it wouldn’t be as special would it? I am however, going to try and do it once a week, to make a little extra effort to the one I love.
Positivity and love to you my friends, speak soon.
Disclaimer – I was sent products from Wayfair.co.uk in return for a post. Words and thoughts are entirely my own. Thanks for helping me side hustle my way through this thing we call life.
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My review of the Harrods Christmas Hamper: The Harrogate
Over the years, I have managed to acquire some rather nice hampers. I love their wicker look and they make great storage options. But mostly, I like what the often contain – food! I did a little squeal when Harrods asked if I’d like to review one** of their Luxury Christmas Hampers. They have a vast selection on their website, and I would be reviewing ‘The Harrogate’ – a generous hamper with an enormous selection of indulgent treats, perfect for Christmas time and festive evenings.
When the lovely folk at A Little Bit got in touch about their delicious artisan dips made with fresh herbs, I was eager to hear more. I am a little bit dip obsessed. Give me hummus, guac and baba ghanoush, give me hot salsa with crunchy corn chips, give me white bean dips with all the garlic. I’d happily have a selection of dips for dinner every evening. I like having lots of little options to choose from. The selection feels like a pic’n’mix, and who can argue with that? Read more
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Reichshof, Hamburg: A Review
During our recent trip to Hamburg, we had the pleasure of staying at Reichshof Hotel (part of Curio Collection by Hilton). We enjoyed 3 wonderful nights in the stunning Art Deco themed hotel. Read more
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This weeks post is slightly different to my normal style, I do hope you enjoy reading: Rosie Letts Nutrition and my health journey.
Early this year, I hit a slump. I was feeling sluggish, tired and lacking any get up and go. I knew something was up, I was constantly bloated, hungry and was craving sugar like mad. I had constant brain fog, and it was so bad it was making me seriously anxious. My diet was pretty good, and I was exercising often, yet didn’t feel the benefits as much as I thought I should. A friend of mine had had sessions and a treatment plan from Rosie Letts, a nutritional therapist based in Bristol, and had recommended her highly. Read more
Welcome to part two in my new series – Local Creatives. I hope you enjoyed the first in the series. This series is all about supporting local creatives from the South West of Britain. I am lucky enough to live in a fantastic area, full of hidden or up and coming talented folk. From independent Chai suppliers to local artists, it really is a wonderful place to discover and meet some fantastic people and companies. This weeks post is Local Creatives – JAF Studio. Read more