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17 May 2015

The Kings Road | Rifle Paper Co. Pop-Up


rifle paper co pop up london kings road


They say in London that you're never two feet from a blogger - so apt and cliche - the saying also goes for pop-ups. Once an intriguing, exciting concept has become the norm with an endless array of foodie delights and shopper havens popping up all over the city. One however, that caught my full attention was the Rifle Paper Co popup taking place on the Kings Road, presented by Northlight.


rifle paper co pop up london kings road

rifle paper co pop up london kings road


Being their dedicated UK stockist, I must admit to being very sneaky and not ushering a word about this brilliant online stationery boutique. Not wanting to share their fabulous array of homeware and Rifle goodies I kept stum - for there's nothing worst than falling in love with something and every girl and their gran flock to it? Never the less, the cat was out of the bag when they announced their plans to open their very first shop and present the full range of Rifle Paper Co. goods for all to see.


rifle paper co pop up london kings road

rifle paper co pop up london kings road


Having been lucky enough to visit the Rifle H.Q in Florida (see my cheesy big grin here) - where they had a flash dollar sale! - I was eager to browse the swoon-worthy floral prints a little closer to home. Making the most of the beautiful sunshine that the Kings Road was so pleasantly offering, Matthew and I made our way to browse all that was to offer (read: buy everything in sight).


rifle paper co pop up london kings road

rifle paper co pop up london kings road

rifle paper co pop up london kings road


Presenting the full Rifle collection (with beautiful peonies dotted in-between), sitting pretty were Anna Bond's full range of illustrated cards, prints, note-books, stationary sets and not forgetting her brilliant collaboration with Garance Dore. With another floral print to add to my collection and a couple of cards - which are simply asking to be framed in a gallery wall - it was a pleasure to speak to the wonderful ladies behind the concept store and share the love for this wonderful company! Should you fancy popping on down - be quick! The pop-up closes tomorrow (Monday the 18th) but I dare say it's definitely worth it!


rifle paper co pop up london kings road



With the rest of the afternoon to spend in the sunshine, we lazily waltzed the entire King's Road and throughly enjoyed watching the stores prep for Chelsea in Bloom to celebrate the annual Chelsea Flower Show kick-starting tomorrow!


kings road style
kings road style
kings road style

that famous suede jacket - Warehouse   frilled blouse - Warehouse   khaki ankle grazers - Warehouse  ∙  bag - Kate Spade




Kate Spade's Chelsea in Bloom decorations were in full floral swing!



and of course, it would be rude not to pop in! Say hello to the Ella bag.




falling in love with the blooming paper decorations in Anthropology.


Finishing in the day in Clapham, we headed to my all time favourite pizza place Franco Manca to scoff their delicious stone baked pizza's and home-made lemonade. One to try, they have branches all over the city and with this margarita setting you back for less than six bucks, it's a treasure of a pizza find.

franco manca clapham

franco manca clapham


What are your most-loved places to visit on the King's Road?


14 May 2015

BEAUTY | Prepping for summer


BEAUTY | Prepping for summer


Alright - prepping for summer may seem a little keen, but one can never be too prepared and over the last few weeks I've switched up my skincare line-up, bringing a few new products into the mix and rediscovering some forgotten past-loves. Giving my lacklustre complexion a must needed daily does of exfoliation, hydration and sun protection (I told you I was keen) - let's jump into it. 



When it comes to fake tanning, I'll flirt with any number of brands for a bronzed body. For a sun-kissed complexion, Clarins Liquid Bronze will forever be my facial tanner of choice. A light lotion scented with tropical goodness, it offers a subtle hint of tanned perfection that never shows those daunting tell tell signs. Simply sweep over the face with a cotton pad before bed and wake up to a beautiful hint of bronze. 


Time and time again, the Nuxe Dry Oil never fails to amaze me. An instant boost of hydration, my skin literally drinks up this vitamin e infused concoction overnight and leaves me with the silky soft skin. Combatting all forms of unruly skin, it fast-forwards the healing process of pesky spots and adds a certain zing! back into my tired skin.


BEAUTY | Prepping for summer



Factor 55 may seem a little on the extreme side, but having hit my mid-twenties this year I'm all about taking care of my health and making sure my skin is well and truly looked after. Waving farewell to wrinkles and sun damage, this wonderfully light lotion is oil-free (no break-outs!) and sinks into the skin remarkably fast. A USA beauty buy, it can also be found online here!


Having recently had a big ol' hair chop -  let us morn for the four inches I didn't really ask to be cut -  I'm all about slathering my hair in an array of hair oils to keep the spit ends at bay. One that's really taking my fancy is a sample of the Macadamia hair oil that I picked up in Duane Reade last year. Neither too runny or thick, it packs a punch of nourishment and hydration all whist keeping your hair shiny and smooth. 


BEAUTY | Prepping for summer




When it comes to eye creams, I'm a little on the sceptical side of how hard they are really working. The Kielhs Creamy Avocado treatment however really moisturises and instantly freshens the eye area, with a little amount going a heck of a long way. 



When my fail safe cleanser typically ran out just before payday, I raided through my samples stash to find a gazillion bottles of Origin's Modern Friction. I may still be completely baffled as to where they came from, but what I do know is this nifty little dual purpose cleanser and exfoliator works wonders at shifting the grime and dead skin cells. What feels like a gritty consistency to start with soon transforms into a milky liquid, just don't, and I repeat don't get this in your eyes. 


Have you used any of these products?




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12 May 2015

STYLE | Stepping into the new season


Word on the grapevine is New Look are killing it with their new season sandal offerings. And boy, aren't they just. Chunky block heals with sophisticated nudes and colour popping brights seem to be the order of the day - and I can't quite swooning over all of them. Coming in at under £25 smackers each, stepping into summer has never been so fashion-forward. Embracing the midi heel, it's time to vamp up my work wardrobe and add a little somethin' somethin' with the orange block heels or give a simple day dress the finishing touch it needs with the nude bow sandals. Now all that's left to master, is walking in them...





How's that for stepping into summer stylishly? I'll take them all please, oh - and this striped blouse too!


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