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Monday, 31 July 2017

Hever Castle Ft. My Favourite Gardens!

Never Castle travel blogger reviewRemember my obsession with castles (see Berkeley Castle and Leeds Castle)?  Well, it's reached a whole new level thanks to a visit to Hever Castle on a very warm day!  The 13th-century childhood home of Anne Boleyn is packed with 700 years of history, and has been on my to-see list for as long as I can remember.  Having recently found myself in Kent, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pop in, explore and swipe a salted caramel ice cream or two...
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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Al Fresco Dining | 5 Key Embellishments

Al Fresco Dining Blog PhotographyWith July drawing to a close, inevitably, a couple of thoughts are popping into our heads here in the UK.  Firstly, where the hell did the gorgeous weather go?  Come back!  We promise we'll be more appreciative!  Secondly, it's time to get serious about those summer plans.  In this instance, it's all about al fresco dining and preparing to soak up those warm-weather vibes.  The question is, alongside the mass of food you've prepared, what other embellishments are needed to set the scene?
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Monday, 24 July 2017

In The Surrey Hills | De Vere Wotton House

De Vere Wotton House Restaurant I'm a huge fan of staycations, which has become apparent since the start of this year - having set myself the goal of discovering more places on home turf!  However, it's not always about crushing ten million things into a day or two (ahem, 48 Hours in Bath and Bournemouth Summer Staycation), and instead sometimes lounging around and soaking up the atmosphere of wherever you're based.  Personally?  I'm an overthinker.  And so this kind of staycation can provide the perfect opportunity to switch off, disconnect and completely unwind.  All that's needed is comfortable loungewear, a couple of magazines and a healthy appetite...
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Friday, 21 July 2017

Worldwide Giveaway: Estella Bartlett Jewellery

Estella Bartlett Rose Gold Unicorn NecklaceOh you know I adore dainty jewellery by now.  It contributes so much to a look without distracting from the overall outfit.  One of my all-time favourite brands for teeny-tiny, delicate pieces is Estella Bartlett, and has been for a long time (see Riviera and Double Denim styling).  The good news?  I've teamed up with the British jewellery brand to offer one lucky reader of A Glass Of Ice the chance to win a £40 voucher to spend on the Estella Bartlett website!  Scroll down to enter, and in just a few weeks you could be cherry-picking your fave playful and chic pieces of jewellery...
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Darphin: Living Parisian

Darphin UK Blogger CollaborationThere is literally everything to love about summer, well, except for how it seems to lure me into ditching my skincare regime. Time. And. Time. Again.  I vaguely remember confessing to the same thing last year, though clearly haven't changed my ways since.  Oops.  Thankfully, Parisian skincare brand Darphin (founded in 1958) have swept in and saved the day by introducing me to a few of their bestsellers, including the popular Hydraskin Light Gel Cream, and Revitalizing Oil - my personal favourite!  The brand prides themselves on producing products that are the perfect blend of 'pleasure plus performance', and each product is made with precious botanicals and natural ingredients.  So, if you're all about that natural glow, and also on a (kind of intense) lifelong mission for calm, smooth skin, read on...
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Friday, 14 July 2017

All Black Everything | John Smedley

Cotton and Silk Black Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are perfect for summer.  Period.  However the challenge is finding those that work outside of gorgeous sunshine and dry skies, and instead can be worn at any time of day and under most weather conditions.  As much as I love eye-catching floral prints, I can't help but still find myself drawn to elegant, dark maxi dresses.  The type to put all the fun back into accessorising!
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Water Fountain Secret Garden SettingWhile visiting Bournemouth last month to spend a few days soaking up the seaside atmosphere, I spent an afternoon at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.  Located on the top of the East cliff, the museum looks out over the sea, features a breathtakingly beautiful garden and hides various paintings, sculptures and souvenirs within a Grade II listed building.  It's close enough to the beach to remind you where you are, and yet secluded enough to feel like a tranquil retreat...
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

5 Safety Tips For Running Solo | Island Feather

Island Feather Sports Yoga Training SetI'll admit, besides the obvious thoughts of technique and endurance, one of the first things to enter my mind when running and working out in general, is the fashion.  But before we focus on this drop dead gorgeous activewear set from Island Feather (swoon), let's just take a moment to consider a few safety tips to keep in mind, ready for when you're next out running off that triple-scoop salted caramel ice cream.  Mmm...
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

48 Hours In Bath | No.15 Great Pulteney Hotel

Luxury hotel welcome drinksDepending on how long you've been reading A Glass Of Ice, you may or may not remember my Christmastime stay in Bath last December.  I left feeling totally attached to the town and determined to return as soon as possible - and the rest, as they say, is history!  With 48 hours to play with, a fair bit of research was done beforehand to ensure the best time in Bath; this included tracking down the most gorgeous, newly-opened luxury boutique hotel, finally experiencing the Roman Baths, and pinpointing some of the most stylish spots to sit and soak up the atmosphere.
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