Monday, January 11, 2010

Best Gift EVER!

Just came across something that would get ALOT of use around my flat and is so dorky that it's adorable! Ladies and gentlemen, your own handy dandy Microwave S'mores Maker! What better way to spend these cold nights than cuddled up on your couch with a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and the perfect s'more in the other? Sounds like a lil piece of heaven to me. Can I get an amen?!

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Keep Calm and Recycle On

I'm always looking for special new things for the flat and I love the idea of living a greener life so when I came across these Keep Calm and Recycle On dryer sheets I fell head over heels! "Keep Calm and Carry On" was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, but never used. It was rediscovered in 2000 and has popped up practically everywhere in England ever since! Upcycled + a bit of Anglomania = super cute way to help the environment

These babies are available by ZJayne on Etsy

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Shoe Porn Saturday

What better way to round out the weekend than with some gorgeous pairs of shoes? While at Harrod's for my Ultimate Creme De La Mer Experience I spent about an hour looking at shoes... shockingly enough I had the will power to resist all the gorgeousness. Must admit this was mostly because the shoes I fell in love with weren't available in my size and since I couldn't have them I refused to settle for anything else! I'm sure my bank account thanked me.

Came across these gorgeous shoes tonight as I was perusing Brown's. Nicholas Kirkwood is one of my favorite designers and not surprisingly he's delivered again.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Urban Retreat

I'm off to spend the day at Harrod's Urban Retreat- what a great way to relax. One of Morgan's Christmas gifts to me was a gift certificate for the Ultimate Creme De La Mer Experience. Sounds like heaven!! I'll definitely report back as to how the whole experience goes down, and perhaps sneak some photos while I'm in there. The CDLM room is reported to have it's own fishtank and be ultra luxurious, would we expect anything less? I'm told that the "legendary miracle broth" will be slathered over my body and that I'll leave feeling totally renewed. Big promises, but I have faith that they'll deliver!
Also going to pick up a few skincare products while I'm in Harrods so I'll report back on those as well!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye (2009)

As I bid a farewell to 2009 I'm taking time to be thankful for all the wonderful things that this year has brought me. I've spent another year living in London and have made some wonderful new friends who I know I'll keep in touch with long after my days of living in London are over. I also had the luxury of visiting Paris and Mykonos this year. Both trips were amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the exploring, feasting, and new experiences. I was also fortunate enough to take three trips to see my family in Florida this year-- something that I always look forward to.
During one of those trips I went with my sister to Mississippi to visit my great aunt and Kentucky to visit my grandmother and grandfather-- I'd been meaning to do this for some time, but hadn't been able to due to living in London. Felt so good to visit all of them. One of the biggest feats of the year was bringing my tiny little two pound baby from Florida to London. Her quarantine period was up (silly UK rules) and I was finally able to bring her to live with me! We flew into Paris and then made our way to London-- she's quite the well traveled pup at this point :] Another feat was getting my work visa for the UK. A process that was painstaking, drove me crazy and took AGES. So, in 2009 I was able to tick quite a few things off my to-do list! I am thankful for my health, the opportunities I've been given, and for all the new experiences I've had this year. Cheers to another great year and an even more amazing one to follow!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Every year when people are coming up with "resolutions" for the new year I'm completely stumped. This isn't because I think I'm perfect and needn't improve anything, it's quite the contrary actually. I think I'm afraid to even sit down and consider all the things I should be doing differently! This year however my resolutions came to me at random and really required no thought whatsoever. This is how all resolutions should be! So without further ado, here are the resolutions thus far:

-Cook atleast one new recipe a week (Yes, I too was inspired by Julie and Julia- who could watch that movie and not be?!)
-Run in a 5k before July (Sounds simple enough, right? This is a major feat for me as anyone who knows me knows that I do not exercise...)
-Get a sewing machine and USE it!
-Declutter my life (get rid of extra clothes, shoes, random items, etc)
-Work on making a career out of the things I'm passionate about-- fashion, home decor, psychology, etc.

I've chosen not to number them as I don't feel I should give any more importance to one than any other. Ordering things seems to diminish the value of the item at the end, and I want to fulfill all my resolutions! I don't want to be one of those people that throws out random resolutions and then never follows up on them. (Ahem, the "I'm going to exercise every day, give up smoking, and give up all carbs" group) Any others that my mind happens to conjure up while I'm multitasking will be added as well!

Saw this in my local pizzeria & had to share :]

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I've been meaning to start a blog for a while, but I'm always torn as to which direction to go. Do I write about my love for fashion? My passion for home decor? My interest in cooking? My desire to get in shape and run a 5k? I've been overwhelmed with ideas and just not had enough discipline to pick one and go forward with it. So in thinking of my 2010 resolutions I decided to just start a blog and go with it...