Pretty In London: Made In Chelsea

 

Chelsea – the people are posh and the streets are lush!! What an amazing area and one of my absolute faves. As you explore these magnificent streets you are immediately surrounded by the cosmopolitan and casual atmosphere, seemingly lost in a swirl of trendy boutiques and perfectly polished homes. For those of you who have been it may bring back memories of Cannes, which happens to be Chelsea’s ‘Sister City’!! With this eclectic mix of cute shops, boutiques and majestic homes, you can literally have the best of social and home within less than a mile of each other. Take a walk down some of the side streets, go off that beaten track and your sure to find some hidden gems; here are some of the hot spots we found as we embarked on our latest adventure one quintessentially British rainy Saturday:

Enjoy xx

Pretty little balconies along gorgeous white homes seem to be a dream.

It’s almost a thing in London to have a bold statement colour on your front door <3

Perfectly sculpted gardens are a dime a dozen.

I feel in love with the streets <3

The lovely Borough of Chelsea

The ivy intertwined on some of these homes is simply stunning.

This street was absolutely adorable with its cottage style homes, I felt I was away in the country.

Two very cute cottage style homes. Absolutely adorable <3

My favourite part of the day was finding these gorgeous Hydrangeas in one of the cottage gardens. #Dreamy

As you can see I’m a very happy girl. Hydrangeas are my favourite flower and happen to be my wedding flower. πŸ™‚

This stunning shop is all kinds of mouth watering. I highly recommend checking it out for the sweet lover.

I’m not normally a coffee drinker but I couldn’t resist this latte. Venchi makes there own Ice Cream and coffee can you believe it! The Ice Cream is out of this world delicious, you can literally taste the freshness.

Got Milk!??? πŸ˜‰

How cute is the decor!? It’s like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! πŸ™‚

I think I fainted and went to candy heaven! πŸ™‚

SCRUMPTIOUS!!!! πŸ™‚

Baywater Street – This is literally colour wonderland. It’s all kinds of pretty.

I choose you Ms Pink! <3 <3 <3

These two houses were definitely my top two favourites. The bright colours are all that and more.

A little bit of the country in the city can’t hurt nobody. xx

After a day of exploring and constant photographing he never once complained. Am I blessed or what! <3

If you guys have any other places in London you’d like us to check out and review let us know!! We would love to add to our growing list and let you know what we discover… xx

Pretty in London: Victoria

Not long ago I mentioned I would take advantage of my free time this summer and explore some of London’s sweet spots. So, after church Mike and I decided to take a stroll down the luxurious streets that surround London Victoria. On our travels we bumped into some stunning little gems that we just had to share with you all.

Here are a few snaps from our eventful day.

Enjoy! x

Peggy Porschen – not only are their treat’s divine but their decor is like something out of a fairytale, very girly and super whimsical – it is well worth a visit!!

Boisdale – I’m not normally a huge fan of red but this restaurant popped out at me. Loved the contrast of red amongst the soft white buildings.

There are so many hidden boutiques across the city. Great for the fashion lover.

Just taking in the beauty of the streets <3 London.

The arcitecture never gets old.

I can’t get over how beautiful this city is. Centurys old and still making a name for itself.

Another beautiful doorway. Surely a picture moment πŸ˜‰

Me again πŸ™‚

Haven’t seen this beauty in a month, I think a little PDA won’t hurt nobody πŸ˜‰

Is his smile contagious or what!?. x

Keep posted as we explore more pretty places around London this summer.

We would love to hear any recommendations if you are living in London or know any interesting places.

Feel free to comment below

xx

London In Bloom

When the rose bush attempts to pull you in πŸ˜‰ lol…admiring these beautiful pink Roses in full bloom just off Lavender Hill in Clapham

This city is absolutely gorgeous and I’m making it my mission to capture just some of it’s beauty this summer.

You just have to walk a little off the beaten track and you will fined yourself immersed in the gorgeous displays of flowers and ivy that intertwine so many of London’s homes.

This summer I will take you on a journey of just a few of these hidden gems as I wander London’s streets with my trusty cameraman. I would love for you to join me…enjoy!!

Mel x

 

 

Destination Prague

Just a little something from my trip to Prague, Czech Republic. What an amazing and wonderful city steeped in culture and history. Prague is gorgeous, filled with beautiful architecture that dates back to the 6th century.

On top of that it is both highly affordable and notoriously romantic so if your looking for a destination that is both cultural and romantic I would 100% recommend Prague.

Here are just a few pics from my visit.

The beautiful Prague Castle – Β amazingly intricate late Gothic architecture

View of the castle from the outside

I’ve never seen so much gold in my life

The world famous John Lennon wall

Cafe Savoy – Highly recommended

First man to translate the bible from Latin to Czech – statue in old town square

 

 

 

New Zealand: Island Paradise

New Zealand – the filming location for the world famous Lord of the Rings a land of rolling hills where sheep outnumber people!!

We recently flew out to the North Island for the wedding of two of our close friends and this beautiful country did not disappoint. From amazing people to delicious wine this land has something to offer everyone. One thing that really struck us was how friendly and open the people of New Zealand are – just makes life so much easier on these long trips!!

Waiheke Island (just off Auckland) was the perfect setting for our friends wedding and the Island of Wine (as its known) certainly did not let us down. We would be remiss if we did not give a shout out to the Te Motu Winery – a fantastic vineyard with very knowledgable staff and impeccable wine at fantastic prices. Highly recommended if you’re planning a trip to this part of the globe.

All in all this was a wonderful break and if you ever get the opportunity to visit New Zealand we can promise you you won’t be disappointed.

Below are just some of the photos we took on our trip.

Hope you enjoy!

Mel & Mike x

 

Mesmerised by the view with our amazing friend Ani – Te Motu winery you were beautiful!!

Waiheke Island wine country

Island Living (Future vaca home)

Wedding Vibes (excuse the blurry photo – what can we say the celebrations were in full swing!!)

Loving life at the Te Motu Vineyard!

What a view – just a short walk from our apartment – Waiheke you are breathtaking!

Blue seas, blue skies – does it get any better? Soaking it up under the summer sun!!