Our weekend in photos: Quaglinos

This Saturday was simply amazing. My dear hubby planned a romantic date for me at the one and only Quaglinos in central London. We had an amazing three course dinner and wonderful live band played wonderful music, while we danced the night away. Sometimes its important to remind ourselves of how blessed we are, with the people God has placed in our lives.

Here are a few snippets from the night!

Enjoy! xx

London never seems to disappoint. Flower power!!! 🙂 <3

Arrived at the venue, why not take a pic 🙂

Love him so very much<3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3

Waiting for our dinner table. 🙂

Below is a few options I was playing around with before we left for the night. lol

My new swinger dress is so much fun. lol

Wasn’t ready to take it off 🙂

Alas, we have a winner! My date night dress 🙂 Dress – Lipsy London (can be found on ASOS) Shoes – Boohoo

Hope you guys enjoyed and see you soon! xx

End of Season SALE! Bootie Alert!

Today I saw these little beauties during what can only be described as a classic momma daughter shopping spree and I just had to share with you all!! Lets face it ladies – its one of my favourite things to do when visiting home – not only do I get some quality time with my momma but we also both get to enjoy a bit of retail therapy.

You know that moment when you decide to go look for a ‘Mother of the Bride’ dress at David Bridal and unexpectedly end up in Toronto Premium outlets…well thats exactly what happened. I know what you’re thinking…’but how!?’ – all I can say is I’m just as shocked as you!! Toronto Premium Outlets is perfect if you’re looking for a day of shopping, great food and fun.

It was during our little venture that we ended up in Nine West – they are currently having the most amazing end of season sale, up to 75% off most items. I gravitated towards these cute camel coloured booties and I’m in absolute love with them – not only that but my momma loved them just as much and bought the exact same pair, what can I say, great minds think alike – like mother like daughter ;)!!

These little beauties were originally 195 dollars and came down to 19 dollars – what an absolute steal. Not only are they gorgeous but they are also unbelievably comfortable – basically a win win.

Can’t wait to wear them this Fall.

Here are just a few photos of my fabulous Nine West booties (they also come in a gorgeous royal blue colour):

A Brides Journal: The fitting

This day’s been a long time coming – the wedding is the 14th October and everything is just starting to fall into place.

Its 8am – I’m awake and bubbling with excitement – today is the day of my dress fitting!! For you girls who’ve been there, it’s that mix of nervousness over whether the dress fits and excitement to try on ‘the one’ again!! For those of you who haven’t yet been there, yes wedding prep is a roller coaster of emotion, but it is worth every second – it is quite literally a once in a life time, so just enjoy.

I thought it would be lovely to share my Bridal Journey with you before the big day along with one of my best friends, the beautiful Bea!! To top it all off, the seamstress was so helpful and just took all that pressure away. Word of advice girls choose carefully because a good seamstress can make this day and the run up to your wedding such a dream rather than a chore (and that’s the last thing you want…trust me)!

Here are just a few little pics from today and a few of the dresses from my first dress trial that, how shall I put it, didn’t quite make the cut:


In love with the decor, and that chandelier – enough said:

Now for those that didn’t make the cut (first dress trial)!!

When the dress wear’s you instead of you wearing the dress:

When your mum pick’s one out, then realises her error:

The look on my face say’s it all…

Beautiful on some…not for me:

Graceful…but not what I was looking for:

Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for the next instalment of ‘A Brides Journal’.

Mel x

P.s. I said YES to the dress!

L’occitane – Lavande

Another amazing find ladies!

This combination of hand gel and cream is divine and if your anything like me, with a slight obsession with lavender you will not be disappointed.

The cream is perfectly light, non greasy and the fragrance lasts ages. Its the perfect summer hand cream light and airy. Highly recommended!

L’occitane is famous for their natural beauty products and organic cosmetics. Definitely check them out!

Mel x





Skin Creams that DO work!

For the last few years I’ve been frantically trying to find the best creams for my face, feet and body.

I have tried tons of different products ranging from high end to lower end products. Its hard to find a cream that works right girls?

Here are some of my absolute favourites. These products actually work!

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Jo Malone – Peony & Blush Suede: It has a light and delicate texture. It smells like heaven in a jar.

The Body Shop – Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion: This stuff is gold if you have very oily skin. It does wonders! If you have dry skin I would not recommend this product to you as it literally takes away any oil you have left on your face.

The Body Shop – Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser – This is great if your skin is feeling dull it literally gives you a gorgeous glow that lasts all day and it doesn’t hurt that the vitamin C also combats wrinkles. 😉

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Jo Malone – Velvet Rose & Oud: This is probably my favourite cream by JM. The smell is out of this world! Unlike JM’s Peony & Blush it’s a heavier sent so I would recommend it during the Autumn/Winter months.

Estee Lauder – DayWear Cream: Perfect for the summer months when you want something light and non greasy on your skin. I absolutely love this product and its perfect for oily skin.

The Body Shop – Hemp Foot Protector: I’m not kidding you when I say this is magic in a jar. I have the driest feet on the face of the earth, the Sahara dessert has more moisture then my feet and i’m not kidding. This cream changed my life its a MUST TRY!

If you try these let me know your thoughts!

Mel x