Saturday, 31 December 2016

A Real Reflection On 2016...


Because if it's not real, what's the point?! 

It was the year dubbed the worst year ever, with Brexit, Trump and Honey G taking the media by storm. Though, with an end to 2016 and the start of a New Year, it seems apt to reflect on the last twelve months and what 2016 has meant to me.



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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Justin Bieber: Purpose Tour


If you would've asked me the start of 2015 whether I wanted to go to a Justin Bieber concert my reply would've been a flat out no. So, when my friend Nikki asked me if I wanted her spare ticket, even I was taken back at the excitement I had to see The Purpose Tour live.


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Saturday, 17 December 2016

#MKFiesta - Milton Keynes Bloggers Christmas Party


Some of you may have noticed I got a tad excited talking about the cocktail and shot glasses I found on my #intuMKBlogger Assignment. Well, when it comes to the party season or should I say fiesta, look no further than Revoluci贸n de Cuba Milton Keynes….


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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Clinique Beauty Workshop


Clinique is a beauty and skincare brand known worldwide, particularly for their iconic 3-step skin care system, which was the first allergy tested, 100% fragrance-free beauty products ever marketed.

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Friday, 9 December 2016

Sleigh This Christmas at intu MK


It was the first night of December and intuMK had a Christmas Gift Assignment for us Milton Keynes Bloggers...


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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Wish List & Giveaway


I always find when it comes to occasions such as Christmas, my birthday or times when I have money to spend I can never find anything I want to buy! So frustrating! Oh the pressure of trying to find something with your hard earned pennies... Don't get me started on trying to find gifts for other people! Once I've finally willed myself to start Christmas shopping the stores are already jam-packed, making it very stressful trying to find gifts! If you're anything like me, the aim of this post is to provide some core and creative gift items for a Christmas Wish List to try and take some of the stress out of shopping over the festive period.



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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

#EllexVery Fashion Cupboard Pop-up Event


A fashion event collaboration between Elle Magazine and Very.co.uk promised an exciting new concept, bringing some of the most iconic looks of Very’s latest collection to life.


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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Lunch Review: Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel, Elstree


My day job as a Quality Assurance Auditor in the Property Sector, unfortunately presents few exquisite lunch opportunities. Therefore, I couldn't resist the opportunity to write about my lunch at The Manor Laura Ashley Hotel when I received an invite for a working lunch.

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Esthechoc Beauty Chocolate Revisited

Remember my indulgent evening of chocolate and wine?! No, I'm not talking about my weekend routine...I'm talking about my blog post discovering the beauty benefits of Esthechoc, an anti ageing chocolate containing antioxidants - read about the indulgent Chocoholics event I attended here.


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Sunday, 13 November 2016

#FindYourStar - Karen Millen Milton Keynes

Last month I attended the Karen Millen In Focus AW/16 event in partnership with Olympus and featuring a workshop from blogging sensation InTheFrow. It was fantastic evening of fashion, photography with makeovers provided by Danielle Hudson.


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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Aubaine: French Haven In The Heart Of The City


All the hanging blooms of Spring Wisteria may be a distant memory with the fall of the Autumn leaves in bright oranges and browns. Though, Aubaine located in Selfridges is full of the brightness and pretty flowers of Spring, with the French bistro a haven for those seeking out brunch or afternoon tea.


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Sunday, 6 November 2016

HOUSE OF HOLLAND: Fashion in Motion

I recently had the pleasure of attending House of Holland: Fashion In Motion at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which was a series of one-off retrospective live catwalk shows held on Friday 21st October to celebrate some of the label’s statement fashion looks over the past ten years.


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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Life Of A Social Butterfly Giveaway

There was an overwhelming amount of entries for my October giveaway. Thank you very much to each and every one of you who entered as well as shared the giveaway on your social media.



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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Chocoholics Evening with Esthechoc

Esthechoc is the world’s first youth boosting ‘smart chocolate’, a natural product and less than 38 calories per bar. Read about why I had to attend this ‘Chocoholics’ event for National Chocolate Week to find out more.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Fashion Show MK AW/16 - Win x2 Tickets

The team at GM Events have kindly given me two complimentary tickets for their AW/16 fashion event on Friday 25th November at Wonderworld Milton Keynes.



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Monday, 24 October 2016

Karen Millen In Focus AW/16 Event in partnership with Olympus ft Inthefrow


Last Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Karen Millen AW/16 In Focus event in partnership with Olympus, held at the Covent Garden store. For one night only, attendees were treated to an evening of new season fashion with 20% discount, photography courtesy of Olympus, makeovers provided by Danielle Hudson as well as bubbles on arrival. Not only that, blogging sensation Inthefrow was at the event providing insight into her exciting life, transition to high-end fashion as well as to provide tips on blog photography.



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Monday, 17 October 2016

The Swan Salford

I had never heard of The Swan at Salford or even driven through Salford prior to my first MK Bloggers event in August. The event, organised by Sophie Davis of Sophie’s Suitcase was a Bloggers Brunch to bring local bloggers in and around Milton Keynes together.



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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Bridget Jones's Boring...

It goes without saying that I will be under some scrutiny for this blog title, in fact my work colleagues disagreed with my comments and thoroughly enjoyed the latest installment of the Bridget Jones films. Before you bite my head off, let me explain the reasons why I will not be fussed about watching Bridget Jones’s Baby again…



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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Revoluci贸n de Cuba - First Birthday Fiesta 馃帀馃嵐馃拑


Last night my friend Nikki and I attended the first birthday of Cuban bar/restaurant Revoluci贸n de Cuba. Since opening twelve months ago, Revs de Cuba, as I like to call it, has transformed the somewhat derelict Theatre District and made it the place to be in Milton Keynes once more, becoming the havana in the heart of MK.



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Monday, 3 October 2016

Lush Halloween & Christmas Bloggers Event 馃巸 馃巺

Last week I attended the Lush MK event at IntuMK to showcase their new Halloween & Christmas products, a soir茅e involving Halloween themed cupcakes, treats and exciting demos from the Lush MK team.



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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Reflections On The Life Of A Social Butterfly & Giveaway

It's been an exciting few months since starting the blog, attending events and meeting other bloggers. It's hard to think all this only started for me as little as five months ago and I've truly loved every minute of it.




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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Woburn Brasserie Supper Club

The first rule of Supper Club is, you do not talk about Supper...ok you’ve got me but I have kept it pretty shtum for around eighteen months so I should probably let you in on it.



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Saturday, 17 September 2016

#H!ByHenryHolland @Boxpark - 15th September 2016


On the eve of London Fashion Week, Henry Holland and Debenhams celebrated the launch of their H!By Henry Holland fashion pop-up with an event held in the heart of trendy Shoreditch. 




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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Percy's BBQ Milton Keynes - Review of Special Greek BBQ Box

Whether you have tried Percy's BBQ in Milton Keynes or not, be sure to check out their Greek BBQ Box Special available for a limited time only...



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Friday, 9 September 2016

#BloggersFestival


On Saturday I attended #BloggersFestival, an annual event organised by full-time blogger, extraordinaire Scarlett London. The event was held at the Conrad St James Hotel located in St James’ Park and was the perfect opportunity for blogger newbies such as myself to meet fellow bloggers and brands.


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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

SarahAshcroftXMissguided

A fashion blogger collaboration with a well-known retailer is something some bloggers can only dream about and Sarah Ashcroft has achieved just that. Read about my excitement for her new collaboration with Missguided and shop my favourite picks from her collection in my Social Superstore...


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Monday, 5 September 2016

Clarins Promotional Event

Have you got the back-to-work blues after the bank holiday or in need of relaxation following a last minute dash for school uniform?! If so, read about my luxurious pampering treatment at the John Lewis Clarins Skin Spa, which was perfect to help me unwind after a busy working week...



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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dinner with a View @ The Navigation Inn

The Navigation Inn at Cosgrove is a quaint pub/restaurant offering not only good food but picturesque views over the Grand Union Canal...


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Sunday, 21 August 2016

#MKBLOGGERSBRUNCH @ The Swan Salford

Yesterday I attended the first #MKBloggers event organised by Sophie Hannah (@sophiessuitcse), a brunch held at The Swan Salford to unite local bloggers to socialise as well as share techniques.



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Friday, 19 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Gilgamesh


A review of popular Pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh, a stunning venue nestled in the heart of London's Camden Town...



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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

National Afternoon Tea Week: Afternoon Tea @ Hush Holborn

This week is National Afternoon Tea week to celebrate the heritage of Afternoon Tea in Britain - Read about my Afternoon Tea at Hush Holborn.



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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Run Your Way Fashion Show MK

On Friday 29th July I attended the Run Your Way Fashion Show MK at Wonderworld, organised by GM Events to showcase a variety of fashion and jewellery brands.



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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

McQueen Shoreditch

McQueen in Shoreditch, home to 'The King of Cool' Steve McQueen is the ideal spot for a meal and evening out in London - Read all about my trip...



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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Fear Can Hold You Prisoner, Hope Can Set You Free: A Review of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Prison is a captivating place with everyone walking away with their own perceptions. This blog contains a review of Alcatraz Prison and Island, a place I couldn't help but compare to the film The Shawshank Redemption when I visited on my recent trip to San Francisco. During operation, this federal facility held some of the most notorious criminals in The United States including Al Capone. 


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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

San Francisco: The City By The Bay


San Francisco is home to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors basketball team who have just had a fantastic season! This blog will be talking about all things San Fran from cable cars, food and my experience of this vibrant city.



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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Planning A San Francisco Trip

Insight into why we chose San Francisco as a holiday destination, inspiration for planning your visit, where to stay and why you should visit this vibrant, fun and ideal foodie destination.



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Thursday, 16 June 2016

San Francisco hotel: The Orchard

Choosing the right hotel for your holiday is one of the biggest challenges, read my review of why The Orchard Hotel was the right choice for our first visit to San Francisco.



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Sunday, 5 June 2016

California Dream; Becoming a Reality...

So it's hit me I will be in California in less than 72 hours amongst the Californian girls with their Hollywood smiles, luscious blonde locks, long legs, toned abs and sun-kissed bodies!


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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Blooming Britain

London was in full bloom this week with the annual Chelsea Flower Show and the Queen’s official birthday celebrations evident with Union Jack flags decorating Regent Street and Carnaby Street, marking a proud week to be British.



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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Smashburger UK

The benefits of living within walking distance of the Kingston Centre in Milton Keynes have vastly improved over the five years of us living here, meaning that we no longer have to drive to areas such as the Centre or The Hub to eat out. Italian, Mexican, Portuguese and American restaurant chains are now on our doorstep with the most recent Smashburger opening its first UK restaurant in Milton Keynes on the 25th May.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Mussel Madness at Loch Fyne

A few weeks ago a friend told me about the Mussel Madness deal at Loch Fyne; after 6pm every Tuesday you can enjoy a drink, fries and unlimited supply of mussels in a variety of flavours for the bargain price of £15 per head.

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Monday, 16 May 2016

MK Nightlife

A blog looking at the evolving nightlife of Milton Keynes over the years from nightclub nirvana to cocktail culture...




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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Stargazing into the Realms of Fashion & Film


It has been a great week for fashion with the celebrities flocking in all their glory to events including The Met Gala and more recently The 69th Cannes Film Festival Opening Night Gala premiere of Cafe Society.



Blake Lively owned the Cannes red carpet in her Atelier Versace figure-hugging, nude diamant茅 cut-out floor-length gown with her small baby bump visible. The former Gossip Girl star never gets it wrong with her flawless gowns always complimenting her perfect figure, immaculate make-up and on point hair effortlessly conveying her natural beauty.



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Monday, 9 May 2016

Camden & Shoreditch

A blog embracing the open-air food culture, vibrant bars and markets of Camden & Shoreditch including an Alice in Wonderland themed rooftop bar and mysteriously located Magic Roundabout club event entered via a secret passageway in a London tube station.


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Friday, 6 May 2016

Pizza My Heart ♥

It’s no secret I love pizza, particularly those with a thin, crusty Italian style base; a type which I know is enjoyed by many. Despite this, local pizza takeouts tend to cater for the American style bases with a thick or filled pizza base and crust...Then along came Affamato in Milton Keynes! 

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

May-day May-day...She's Committing Carbicide

So I may have indulged somewhat over the weekend. I'm ill and that's what bank holidays are for right?! I have provided all the gory details including my sweet-toothed trip to The Waffle House in St Albans in this blog **Avoid reading if hungry!**





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