Mar 7 2013
Dec 10 2012
Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s that time of week already. Many of the plans that I mentioned last week fell to pieces when the boy’s father became really unwell and was rushed to hospital. Thankfully he’s more stable now, but it’s enough of a reminder that life is too short to be doing anything other than what you love and to surround yourself with the people that mean the most to you.
So without getting too deep and meaningful, let’s get started…
reading articles that I’ve saved to Pocket. It’s taken me a while to work out the best way to consume my favourite blogs, particularly if I’m commuting in from Weybridge and 3G signal is patchy. I now use Feedly to keep up with all of my favourite sites and Pocket to ensure I can access the saved content offline. Simples.
listening to X-Factor playing in the background. I haven’t caught all of this season as there’s been so much going on, but I’m glad that someone WITH talent actually won.
thinking that not working with GG Closet every day is going to be so tough :'( For those of you that follow me on Twitter or are my friend on Facebook, you’ll know that she’s my bessie. It didn’t start out that way but soon came about after she started working for me as part of my team. I’m completely blessed to have a friend that is family to me and has supported me through thick and thin. I know that our friendship will always remain, but there will be something odd about not seeing her pull THOSE funny faces every day.
smelling fresh laundry…. the best. I’m not a great believer in routines, but fresh sheets on a Sunday/Monday is a must. OCD anyone?
wishing there were more days before Christmas. So much left to do.
hoping that my Mulberry bag sells. The buyer that bought it on eBay last night withdrew their offer. I didn’t even know you could do that?!? Godammit.
wearing my onesie. I’ve always said that I’d never be “one of those people” but it turns out that I am. Yes folks, I’m 31 and back in a baby grow.
loving a night writing in bed with Hugo. There’s been something on every night for the past few weeks, it’s lovely to get the chance to not make an effort.
wanting the new Aston Martin Vanquish. Having attended the Aston Martin Christmas party last week, I’m hoping that Santa is super kind this year. I’ve been an incredibly good girl.
needing to read a presentation before an early morning meeting tomorrow. Tonight, coffee will be my friend.
feeling excited and yet scared. This week is my last week at Jam. It’s been my family for the past two years during which I’ve learned so much and worked on some amazing campaigns, for which I’m incredibly grateful. I feel like I’ve achieved a lot in that time and now it’s the time for a fresh challenge. I’ve accepted the role as Managing Director at The Physical Network (Youth Army) which is a company focussed on advocacy marketing. I’m particularly interested to get more involved with peer-to-peer recommendations, offline as well as on.
Given my passion for brands to be transparent and authentic, I believe this will be a really good fit for me and will allow me to use my experience to create awesome campaigns that allow a brand’s consumers and fans to do their marketing for them, relaying the brand message in their own words.
It’s massively exciting, I’m just not looking forward to being the new kid again!
clicking through old posts re-categorising. It’s a geeky blog night. Easier said than done with your blog is more than 5 years old.
This week is due to involve more madness – drinks with friends, my leaving party (argh!), a scavenger hunt and a trip to Bristol Take 2.
I should add that I’ve had quite a few messages of people wishing that they had thought of doing something like this first. I borrowed the idea and tweaked it slightly – as far as I’m concerned, the more the merrier. Go on, get tapping away, you’ll feel better for it. Just be sure to share the link!
Happy Monday. Stay awesome.
Dec 6 2012
For those of you that have followed me for a while now, you’ll know that I used to work in dating and ironically have a history of being AWFUL at dates. So this was right up my street!
The film was written and produced by Stephen Follows of Catsnake who explained that they enlisted some of the world’s leading dark-matter physicists from Imperial College and CERN to assist with the story. This was to be no cheesy chick flick.
I don’t want to ruin the story for you, so instead, I suggest you grab a cuppa, sit back and relax and enjoy this little jewel of a film.
Make sure to watch the film to the end to win the chance for 2 people to see the Northern Lights or check out the Facebook Page for more details. Thanks to my lovely friends over at http://www.lovestruck.com for the invitation to what was a lovely evening.
I hope that you love the film as much as I do. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Nov 28 2012
At Engine, there is an incentive for staff called Engine Experiences. If your application is accepted, you are granted a week to take off of work and £5,000 towards making your dream experience come true. Pretty good deal huh?
My lovely pal, Luke Norton was lucky (and clever enough!) to have his application accepted. Luke wanted to host an exhibition of modern romantic comedy, created by himself. The exhibit opened on Monday evening and went down a storm!
“Desire is the nature of vision. Here it is presented in silver leaf on acid etched glass. Think of it as a spun sugar peacock. It represents the premise of you and me and what we could be.
Love is the thrill of possibility. Here it is presented in enamel paint on chamfered board. Think of it as the rainbow layer in your box of chocolates. It represents the way I act when I don’t know how you’ll respond.
Heartache is the anguish of chaos and clarity. Here it is presented in black & white on vandal-proof sheetmetal. Think of it like cold stone in a round lake, it represents the fact that you look at her the same way you used to look at me.”
The exhibition is taking place at the Newman Street Gallery, 18 Newman Street, W1T 1PE and remains open until 3rd December. Definitely one to add to the to-do list!
Enjoy! M xo
Nov 21 2012
The lovely folks at Geronimo Inns invited me along to a food at wine matching evening at my favourite Chelsea haunt The Builders Arms along with the likes of Kings Road Rocks and Lux Life, some of my fave lifestyle bloggers in London Town.
The Builders Arms holds many fond memories for me, being annual venue for the Christmas Jumper supper that myself and around 20 friends have each year the week before Christmas. Somehow they never seem to mind the raucous noise from our table, they’re never stuffy, always super friendly and yet provide exceptional food and wine. It’s definitely not your average pub.
Having finally been seated (I was a little too eager to speak to everybody), we were given a little insight as to what a treat we were in for. The food had a definite Northern twist to it, to reflect the chef’s roots, whilst the folks from Ellis of Richmond did a fantastic job of matching the wines. They don’t know it yet, but they’re my new best friend. My favourite dish had to be the salted cod with potato, closely followed by the Eccles cake. Died and went to Heaven… several times over. You can read my full review over at This Little Lady Went to London.
Of course, no evening would be complete without Gemma sharing the love for the Countdown to Xmas Twitter account amongst the group, or even better the Big Ben account. Somehow she finds it surprising that all it does is bong. Apparently it lacks banter. Enough said.
For those of you that are yet to experience The Builders Arms, I’d highly recommend it. It’s Gastro Pub done properly, with character and without the feeling of a massive chain. It also helps that you stand the chance of seeing Pippa Middleton in there. Yes, you’ll be in good company.
Try it out for yourself: 13 Britten Street Chelsea, London SW3 3TY. TEL: 020 7349 9040
Nov 14 2012
I had the pleasure of being invited to be invited by Snow PR to their press day last week, featuring the best of high fashion and high street.
There were lots of beautiful pieces for SS13 along with some high summer statement pieces which were gorgeous. The standout collection for me though, wasn’t the clothes, it was the statement accessories from Joanne Hynes.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been tweeting about Joanne for a couple of weeks now having discovered one of her pieces being worn at the Smirnoff event that I attended. Now that I’ve discovered her masterpiece, you can’t help but notice if somebody is wearing one of her items. They’re real statement pieces that look awesome clashing against patterns or simply providing a pop of colour and wow to a plain outfit.
The below features the lollipop which is inspired by childhood memories and nostalgia and is my FAVOURITE piece.
Sadly this photo does it no justice but I was pleasantly surprised by the dresses on over from Forever Unique. Having recently been tarnished with the TOWIE brush, I was amazed to find this full length gown as part of their collection. Looks like the Essex crew are going to have to find a different brand to plague.
I’m excited for SS13, from the pieces that I saw, it’s going to be an awesome season, with lots of bold patterns, neon accents and brave uses of new materials. Other designers included Maya’s Closet and my favourite brand of all time PPQ. The stuff dreams are made of. Heart, heart heart (would have taken pics but my favourite pieces were being played with by a pesky journo).
Thanks to Snow PR for being so lovely and for letting us play dress up. Every blogger loves that, right?
Much Wednesday love,
Nov 5 2012
Anybody who knows me will know that I’ve always been a massive fan of Public in Chelsea. When the local council decided to enforce earlier closing times, the club was forced to close, leaving many Chelsea party goers with nowhere to go.
You can imagine my delight then, when Team PUBLIC announced that they’d be re-opening in a different location as Dukebox! This weekend I finally got around to checking it out for myself and you can read my full review on This Little Lady Went to London.
Thanks so much to the lovely PR team who kindly hosted us, I’ll definitely be back.
Oct 26 2012
Don’t forget, the clocks go back by an hour this weekend, leaving you with more time to have fun… why waste it sleeping?
Use the comments and let me know what you plan to do! Comments make the world go round… or the disco ball, whatevs…
May 25 2012
The sun is shining and what’s more, it’s anticipated to last for the weekend. Say what? Summer may finally be here.
If you’re a keen rugby supporter like me, this weekend holds an extra treat. The Athletic Park and Old Dear Park in Richmond will be home to the awesome Rugby Rocks festival that’s now in its third year.
Over 1000 players will compete in tournaments including Rugby Sevens, Touch Rugby, Vets Rugby, Colts and netball too throughout Saturday and Sunday.
As if spectating in the sun with great booze and food wasn’t enough, they’ve got an awesome line up also taking to the stage. Acts include Benji Boko, Goldierocks and Olly Barkley, whilst the headline act is no other than Zane Lowe. It’s definitely an event not to be missed.
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster and cost £20 on Saturday and £10 on Sunday.
I’ll definitely be heading down there. Of course this is simply for the good sport and world-class DJs, nothing to do with the hot boys running around in shorts. Ahem.
Just a word of warning, don’t forget the sunscreen kids, it’s gonna be a scorcher.
May 19 2012
By diamonds, I mean crystals of course. Potato, potato.
I had the honour of being invited along to the launch of the new Aurora range, designed especially for QVC. The collection, designed in close collaboration with Swarovski showcases a range of jewellery fit for a princess.
What was most surprising was that whilst the jewellery definitely has an upmarket feel to it, the pricing is particularly reasonable. The chunky ring in the image above for example is only £69.99. Great for that special night out.
I’d like to say a massive thanks to Remy and the team for an awesome event. Don’t forget to check out the range for yourself at QVCUK.com
Big love, M xox