Peculiar afternoon tea at The Westin

Afternoon tea with a fun twist

Last week I and the ladies had a fun afternoon tea in The Westin in Dublin. As you know I love visiting somewhere new for a treat and I love going places that are pretty as it gives me inspiration. For this afternoon tea, we decided to go for the "Peculiar" options. This was amazing. We had Hendricks gin mojitos served in our teapots. The food was delicious and it wasn't your usual triangle sandwiches. 
I also put together a little Vlog too for you to have a look. 


The perfect summer occasion dress

Chi Chi Corinne Bardot dress

Got a day at the races planned? Maybe a Summer wedding coming up or a big party? I have a gorgeous little dress from Chi Chi London to share with you today. It can be so hard trying to find the perfect dress for an occasion. Summer is packed with ladies days, weddings and parties and I am always on the look out for a cute dress. The guys over at Chi Chi London let me choose my pick of the occasion dresses to share with you today.


Video| Painting outdoor furniture using Authentico outdoor paint

Autentico Versante Matt | Outdoor paint

This is my favourite time of year. The days are finally getting longer and I can paint some pieces out in the garden after work. Around April and May time, I try and get out into the garden and give it a cleanup and a freshen up. I treat my garden like it is another room in my house, so I like to use colours that will brighten up my garden and enhance it. 


How to grow your Instagram followers organically.

Organically and ethically grow your Instagram followers

There has been a lot going on with Instagram at the moment. From algorithm changes to fake follower buying scandals, there has been a bit of an uproar recently. Instagram is still one of my favourite platforms to use. However, I have noticed a rise in spam accounts and spammy tactics from some larger accounts to gain a following. It is also a little harder for your post to be seen.
It has taken me a long time to build a following and a question I get asked a lot is how to get more followers. I use Instagram as a platform to distribute content from my blog. I also love taking and sharing pretty photos. I don't have a massive following in comparison to larger accounts but I have got some tips I have learned along the way that I can share to help you build your following.


My new trunk luggage

Old school steamer trunk luggage

This week I treated myself to some new luggage as a little treat for my upcoming New york trip. I am starting to get really nervous and excited for the trip. If you follow me on Snapchat you will know I recently tried a few Aldi shops trying to get their cabin luggage last week that was similar to the Ted Baker luggage. I wasn't able to get my hands on their cabin bag but I got these instead which I think they suit me better. 


Video | How to make fabric bunting

How I sew bunting

Today I am sharing how I make bunting in a DIY video. I have an order of 12 metres of bunting for a customer so, I decided to share how I make my bunting. There are loads of ways in which you can make bunting but today I will share how I make mine. 
Fabric bunting is great as it is really durable and can be taken out for parties or used for decoration in the home, you can also throw it in the washing machine if it gets dirty too.


Video | Ikea hack, How to make a shadow box/box frame

DIY Shadowbox frame


Vesper247 New season collection, occasion dresses.


I have two stunning occasion dresses today from the guys over at Vesper247. My motto is " buy the dress and the occasion will follow", However, lately I have been coming across the most stunning occasion dresses and I definitely need to plan more nights out so I get to wear them all. The guys over at Vesper247 let me pick out two of my fave dresses from the new collection and I picked these two show stoppers. 

The red lace bodycon Bethany dress

Little black dress? No! Little red dress. Every lady needs a red dress in her wardrobe to pull out when she needs to look her best. I adore this one because it is a winner for flattering curves. It has 3/4 sleeve detail so hides the tops of the arms and it has a gorgeous bow detail on the front. Plenty of stretch too and I am wearing mine in a size 10 and you can find it here. It also goes to the knee giving it a ladylike length. 

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