A Short Stay in Bath

Oh yes, it definitely feels good to be back blogging. If you're wondering why it's been a while I explained it all in my last post but basically, life happened! I've been to Bath a few times and I've found it to be a city that really suits me. There are so many beautiful independent shops, cafes and interesting museums. Some of my favourite spots include Meticulous Ink, The Foodie Bugle and the many vintage furniture shops along London Road. These sorts of interesting indie business help Bath feel like a large village rather than a city.

A Colourful Day in Somerset

Well, it feels quite strange to be back on the blog after a few wedding related weeks off. I didn't mean to abandon my blog but I had no idea just how busy I would be preparing for our legal London ceremony. I naïvely thought that because it was a very small and intimate affair I would simply walk up to the town hall on the day and get the deed done. Instead, the week before leading up to the wedding I decided that I wanted to fully focus on us getting married. I hand painted the place cards and menus for our wedding lunch and I went out with Simon to gather flowers decorate the venue, it was so lovely.

The few manic days I had leading up to the wedding were also incredibly fun and rewarding. Needless to say, it was the best day of our lives so far and I can't wait for wedding part two in Scotland!  I will obviously be sharing a few blog posts about our legal wedding as soon as I get the photographs back from our photographer Sophie. In the meantime, I have a few travel related blog posts that I've been meaning to get up for the longest time.

Our Living Room Tour

I'm really excited to be showing you our living room today. I've finally got it to look exactly how I want it to after living here for over four years! It's not that I didn't like the way it looked before but the room never felt cohesive, it was more of a mix of items that I liked rather than focussing on the room as a whole. I've worked quite hard to create a really calming and balanced space for Simon and me, it has a bit of a mid-century meets bohemian vibe which I love. For this post I've partnered up with the folks over at West Elm who helped me create my dream living room.

My Hen Party - A Perfect Weekend Away in Kent

Everyone must say this countless times in the run up to their wedding day, I just can't believe how quickly the time has gone. Last June, whilst we were visiting Budapest for his birthday, Simon proposed to me. We had just arrived at our apartment and unpacked but Simon was acting a little strangely. He suggested that I go sit down on the sofa as he had something to give to me, I asked if it was chocolate, it wasn't chocolate. He got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him.

Just over a year later I'm in a car driving to a mystery destination for my hen party weekend. I am constantly surprised by people. You think you know them and love them as much as you're able but then they do something that increases that love even more. I thought I had reached the limit of trust, appreciation and respect I had for these wonderful women but this trip proved me wrong. I want to say thank you to them for showing me what real sisterhood means, not only during this trip but for the entirety of our friendships.

The Best Online Shops for Wedding Supplies

Well, in a week I'll be a Mrs. Can't quite believe how fast the past year has gone by. At least after the legal wedding, I'll have the big Scottish wedding to look forward to (two weddings is definitely a good idea!). I'm currently finding that purchasing all the little supplies, gifts and decorative items for the wedding is the most exciting part of the whole planning process. Ok, that might be because most of the huge things are out of the way but I've been itching to get started on all the pretty bits.

Today I wanted to share my favourite online suppliers and stores filled with gorgeous wedding inspiration. Trust me, there's a lot of wonderful supplies for the entirety of your big day out there and it can be a little (a lot) overwhelming.

Food for a Healthy Body and a Calm, Happy Mind

A few weeks ago I met up with Alice Mackintosh , a nutritionist and author based in West London. I was really excited to meet with someone who knew all about food, health, digestion and wellness as I've been struggling with my eating habits for many years. I tend to eat pretty healthily but I've been experiencing various problems with my digestive system and mental health for around four years now. During the session, Alice gave me much information (I'm still reading all the print outs!) and I felt really inspired to kickstart a new diet. I'm really looking forward to sharing what I learnt and I hope that you find this blog post useful in your own wellness journey.