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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Luckies of London: Adventure Journal

Luckies of London Adventure JournalWith regard to travel, I've recently noticed how I have a tendency to revisit destinations.  It's not the worst thing in the world as it means I've delved into places across Europe that are clearly worth experiencing more than once, though it does of course mean I'm missing out on the chance of being wowed by some brilliant trips further afield.  Thankfully, I've got my whole life ahead of me to explore more exotic locations and it just so happens there's a new incentive for me to do so - a Luckies of London Adventure Journal c/o!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hotel Wishlist: Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad, Switzerland

Note: ALL of these photos have been taken from the Le Grand Bellevue Website
Ta-dah!  We're at the ninth instalment now of my Hotel Wishlist series; a compilation of various luxurious hotels around the world that have caught my eye and have consequently made it onto my 'visit' list!  The latest addition is the incredibly beautiful Le Grand Bellevue, a hotel located in Gstaad, an upscale resort town in the Swiss Alps.  With colder weather on the way and talk of Christmas creeping into the shops and onto the radio, it seemed appropriate to introduce somewhere a little chillier (and more adapted to the winter scene) to my Hotel Wishlist series!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Daniel Footwear Dauda Ankle Boots

Daniel Footwear Dauda Ankle BootsAutumn is here!  Yesterday was the first official day of the new season and along with enabling me to wear my new Dauda Ankle Boots by Daniel Footwear, it also brought with it a clean slate, a fresh start!  It's true that nothing stands between us and change, though there's something indescribably refreshing about the start of a new season - there's no denying its ability to motivate.  You may have noticed from my blog that I'm more than a little keen to observe nature (cue laughter), well as I'm looking around now and seeing the colours of nature change, it encourages me to do the same.  Does it have the same effect on you?    

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Autumnal Arm Candy

It's getting darker earlier in the day, Halloween-themed emails are landing in inboxes and fluffy socks have gone from being optional to essential - Autumn is most definitely on our doorstep!  I've spent the best part of today intermittently changing over my wardrobe for the new season.  I'm not at all ruthless enough to create a capsule wardrobe, however all the same I've noticed some gaps that are in need of filling by versatile essentials.  One of these gaps is accessories but more specifically, handbags!  

Friday, 18 September 2015

Passionata Lingerie: Adorable Bandeau Set

Passionata Adorable Bandeau
I have three weaknesses: lingerie, shoes and chocolate.  Though truthfully, I'm not convinced they can be considered weaknesses when they're each so wonderful.  I'll admit the latter probably isn't the best for me, but I refuse to believe there's anything at all wrong with indulging in pretty lingerie and skyscraper heels!  Over the years, I've rewarded myself with any of the three.  A good test score would result in a pile of Green and Black's chocolate, a refreshed workout regime would see a new pair of black stilettos added to my wardrobe and the ability to remain polite to someone who was anything but would see me shopping for laced triangle bras.  On this occasion, however, there's no reason and it's instead a case of admiring something pretty.. for pretty's sake!  Say hello to the Passionata 'Adorable' Bandeau Bra c/o and Passionata 'Adorable' Sexy Shorty c/o...

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Why Brits Go Abroad

Luckies Gold Scratch MapWith September now well and truly underway, all thoughts of sun drenched balconies and calzone al fresco are a thing of the past.  My mind is now firmly set on the upcoming colder months and all that comes with them.  At the very top of my list is Christmas.  Why?  Because I'm a festive fanatic who gets excited about the season three months in advance, that's why.  With that out of the way, I can guiltlessly confess to having already begun planning for my annual visit to Germany's Cologne in December!  Depending on how long you've been reading my blog, you may or may not remember my travel diaries from last year's visit.  Well, I found myself reading through them late last night after receiving this Scratch-off Travel Map c/o and having a solo conversation on why I enjoy travelling so much, as well as my general travel behaviour...

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Greys Court: Tearoom and Gardens

Greys Court Gardens HenleySo, it was gone four on a sunny afternoon and I was heading home after enjoying quite possibly the best quiche lorraine of my life in Henley-on-Thames, when it occurred to me that Greys Court was fairly nearby.  Although the house remained open until five, I figured that would be best left for another day when I could take the time to enjoy it. Instead, after learning both the tearooms and gardens also remained open until 5pm, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to see through the day's final hour of sunshine accompanied by flowers and cake! 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Joya: Composition No.1 Soap

Joya Composition No 1 Soap
I used to dislike surprises with a burning passion.  I distinctly remember at the age of fourteen being spontaneously forced to stand on my chair at the Hard Rock Cafe in London so that the entire room could sing Happy Birthday to me. How did I react?  Tears.  Tears, tears and more tears.  It's one of those memories that prompts a wave of shivers to coarse through my body, ugh.  However, my opinion of surprises has drastically changed since then (I've come a long way since soggy, tear-stained cheeseburgers) and now I thrive on not knowing what's coming next.  I love surprises, both big and small!  With this in mind, a close friend of mine absolutely made my day at the weekend by surprising me with a belated birthday gift - and no,  I didn't cry.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Unwinding at Uppark

National Trust Uppark
There's no denying I'm a huge fan of National Trust places.  I grew up visiting some of the magnificent houses and gardens on weekends with my family; I have such lovely memories of us all spread out across tartan picnic blankets eating scotch eggs and drinking from Ribena cartons!  I'd imagine those days have a lot to do with my fondness for National Trust places now as an adult, although I find it hard to believe anyone would struggle to see the beauty in their various immaculately-kept destinations across the UK...

Friday, 4 September 2015

iPhone 6 | Mia Felce

Mia Felce ProductsOver the past month or so, I've been trying to decide which phone to upgrade to - and being sent a Nokia Lumia 830 to review in August only made matters more difficult!  Thankfully, the decision was taken out of my hands when my parents very kindly gave me an iPhone 6 as a birthday gift.  I now well and truly appreciate why people love smartphones so much.. which makes my years of protesting against them a little more than embarrassing.  God knows why when the rest of my tech collection has enough Apples to fill a fruit basket.  It's sad, but true.  But hey, at least now when I lose my way whilst out on my own, I don't have to rely on passing strangers for directions - three cheers for safety!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Birthday Dress

Bae Boutique Sasha DressYou may remember an outfit post from a couple of months ago on A Glass Of Ice featuring the striking cobalt blue Renee Dress by Bae Boutique.  I fell in love with every aspect of the dress, most significantly the mesh panels and flared skirt. Well, it's all eyes on Bae Boutique once more as they've very kindly sent another piece my way and on this occasion, it's the beautiful hand-beaded Sasha Bandage Dress.  As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew it had to be this year's birthday dress - the attention to detail is incredible!
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