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ARMED FORCES DAY 2016

This weekend just gone, I went back up North to my home town of Grimsby. 
As a town we were honoured to be selected to host the annual National Armed Forces Day 2016. The ‘day’ - actually a weekend full of activitives and presentations running from Friday until Sunday along Cleethorpes beach and seaside.

What a weekend it was!
Thankfully the rain held off and we had three days of beautiful sunshine. From air displays to military demonstrations, the whole weekend was simply wonderful!

Highlighlights included the famous Lincolnshire Red Arrows and the military parade in which thunderous applause erupted as the hundreds of both currently serving and veterans  marched in formation along the promenade. The thousands of local supporters whose spirit and patriotism made the event one to remember.


Kate x

Radley AW16 - Sneak Peek


Everyones favourite Scottie dog!
Radley is a brand I've grown to love so much over the past few years and although I go to so many press days and brand events, Radley is the one I always look forward to the most.

Beautiful leather, gorgeous designs and the close attention to detail is what sets this brand apart. A few of weeks ago I was lucky enough to preview their upcoming AW16 collection, so I though I'd share my personal favourites and must-have buys with you guys! 

A short yet sweet blog post from me but sometimes words aren't needed, the images alone capture the true beauty and intricate detail in each and every piece of Radley's latest collection....enjoy!

Kate x

I'm back...

So I'm back in London after a truly amazing time in Turkey.
To say I'm gutted is an understatement, but I can't wait to share everything we got up to with you guys!

For those of you that don't follow me on my social channels and have no clue what I'm harping on about, I've recently returned from my holiday to Side in Turkey. It was a girls holiday and one that we are trying to make a yearly tradition. I went along with my two best girlfriends Ani and Holly and our mums....cute right?!

Holly, Ani and I have pretty much grown up together and have been besties for yonks! And now that we've all flown the nest, our mums often meet up for dinner and drinks and of course a good ol' gossip. So half term bank holiday seemed the perfect excuse for a girls holiday and for some mother - daughter bonding time...x3.

Turkey is such a beautiful country and it's sad that tourism has been so badly effected in recent times. We went to Side which is situated on the southern Mediterranean coast. It's a small resort town and ancient port city surrounded by beautiful beaches and ruins including a 2nd - century C.E. theatre and the famous white marble columns of the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo.

I've take so many images which I'll share with you soon in a longer blog post that I'm currently busy editing. It'll be full of tips and recommendations of where we went, what to eat and what to do whilst you're there.

I had the best time and have come back feeling relaxed, happy and ready to take on the world!

Kate x

Sunday Styling with Toni & Guy

Happy Sunday folks!
After a long working week and often a few to many bevvies on a friday and saturday, there's nothing I look forward to more than a bit of pampering on a Sunday. Sometimes I go for nails, other times I go for a facial and massage but this Sunday I decided to give my hair some much need TLC. I booked myself into the gorgeous Toni & Guy salon on North Audley street in London for a cut and blow-dry.

The North Audley salon is beautiful, so modern and clean and dare i utter the word...Instagrammable! I was introduced to my stylist for the day, the lovely An Pham and after a quick consultation we got straight to it. Starting with my favourite part of any salon trip, the wash/head massage with the added bonus of massage chairs...yep you heard that right - Utter bliss! The shampoo and conditioner used was from the organic Label M range 'Orange Blossom' and my oh my the smell was SRSLY heavenly. After almost falling asleep in the chair, I was done and ready to move on to the next stage of pampering.

I absolutely love having my hair played with (you can see the true joy on my face in the image below...LOL) so on we went to have a quick discussion on what it was I wanted to do to my hair. Nothing drastic - I only wanted the slightest trim, as I am happy with the current length so we decided on a simple tidy up to neaten up the edges and define the blunt cut. I also asked for a braided up do. I adore braids you see and I'm really good at doing them, however annoyingly only on other people. I've tried and tried but for some reason I just can't do braids on my own hair, gutted! So with that in mind I described what I had in mind and off we went.
With my hair being naturally dead straight, I often find creating volume really difficult. So to add volume whilst blowdrying the stylist first added some 'Create Volume Mouse' followed by using the 'Complete Texturising Volume Spray' throughout the braiding.



Et voilà! 
I was super happen with the service at Toni & Guy North Audley street. Such friendly staff and stylists and a great atmosphere. I'll definitely be popping back in the next time my hair needs a bit a special attention.

Kate x