It’s been so long since I’ve done any baking, I suppose since we left London we haven’t really had a proper kitchen to bake in! The arrival of September however, bought with it the urge to bake, so I thought it was about time I made the most of my sparkly new kitchen! I’ve had a real craving for all things chai recently, so whipping up some spicy Chai Muffins seemed like the perfect way to satisfy that craving!
Since moving out of London (nearly a year ago can you believe?!) our trips back up to our favourite city have always been hectic. Cramming in meetings, drinks with friends as well as fly in visits to pick up our favourite essentials (cheese and wine from Whole Foods, plain tees from & Other Stories, and magazines from Wardour News), we rarely get to spend time in London just hanging out anymore. SO, we decided to book in a weekend in London just the two of us, no meetings, no catching up with friends, just Connor and I hanging out in our favourite city.
Now, I’ve stayed in hotels in London a handful of times, mostly before I moved up for Uni, and most recently for Connor’s Masters graduation, but this time we wanted a hotel right in the thick of Central, so we could potter about and not have to go far. A quick peak on Hotel Tonight + we bagged a room at the Hoxton Holburn at just under £120 for the night, a steal for a central London hotel.
We’re always quick to chat about the latest and greatest products in the beauty world, and yet we seem to overlook the real workhorses, the real constants in our beauty routine. Today I wanted to shine the spotlight on the beauty products I love, and come back to time and time again.
Although I did my monthly beauty favourites as planned at the end of August, it feels like a while since I’ve told you about some of the other things I’m currently loving. I really like these kind of posts, where I document happy little things that are making me smile, so I sat down with a pen and paper on a rainy Sunday afternoon and made a list!
Ah September, my favourite month of the year! There’s something about it, perhaps it’s the back-to-school feeling, it’s like a fresh start halfway through the year. I always crack out a fresh journal in September, have a big sort out at home, get heavily into meal planning. And at the same time, the air is changing, becoming crisper and fresher, the nights are drawing in and getting cosier, and the anticipation of autumn is palpable. I love September, so my September to do list is my favourite to compile!
This blog post should really be titled ‘Don’t Wear Anything in Ibiza Cause It’s Too Effing Hot’ but WordPress tells me that’s not particularly SEO Friendly so there we go. Our three days in Ibiza involved many outfit changes (because hello, we’re bloggers, all about the outfit photos), temperatures that never dropped below 30 degrees Celsius, and a hell of a lot of sweat. But I wanted to share what I wore in case you’ve got a beach holiday coming up and don’t know what to pack, or your just nosy like me!
As I’m sitting down to write this post the rain is lashing down, I’ve got a hot coffee topped with cinnamon, and despite the fact it’s not even 11am, I’ve got the lights on because it’s so dreary outside. Does anyone else feel like we’ve been cheated out of August? I feel like my beauty favourites for this month aren’t particularly summery because for the most part it hasn’t felt like summer!
Until my trip to Ibiza at the beginning of the month (did I mention I went to Ibiza at the beginning of the month…) I’d never been on holiday with a group of gal pals before, my travel has been exclusively limited to family holidays, trips with Con, and the odd bit of business travel every now and then. So whilst I was excited to be heading on my first girl’s trip, I was also pretty nervous and wasn’t sure what to expect!
Lucky for me, Lauren, Kelly, Leigh + Jess turned out to be the best bunch of gals I could have hoped to travel with! We had such a fantastic time – I needn’t have worried at all! It was so much fun that I wanted to round up what to expect from your first ever girl’s holiday, to see if I can persuade you to book one for yourselves!
Our second (and last, sob!) night in Ibiza simply had to be a decadent affair. Over forty eight hours the five of us had had so much fun, we were sad that the end of our trip was fast approaching. We decided we simply had to don our glad rags and head somewhere beautiful for our final dinner on the island, and Can Domingo fit the bill.