Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Becca's Finds: Bombay Duck

I love sharing new finds and new companies I find whether in London, in the States or online. Recently I discovered this amazing online shop, Bombay Duck, and new I had to share it with my readers. This begins a new series, Becca's Finds.
I discovered Bombay Duck when planning my friend Christa's bridal shower {soon to be featured on b.loved blog!} I love that their tag line is, Making Every Day a Little More Fabulous...hello, I was meant to love this shop! From polka dot teapots {which I served cocktails in}, to adorable pom poms, cute luggage tags, amazing teacups, this shop is a perfect spot when looking for a gift or adding a little special touch to your next party!
{image by Kylee Yee photography}
 
A few of my favourite finds below from the site:



I need this entire polka dot collection, hello AMAZING!


 
A truly fabulous website if you are looking for a little something special. I hope you like my find! Oh and it gets cuter...the pink boxes they are delivered in are AMAZING.


This month Bombay Duck is offering Urban Flip Flops reader a discount until the 15th of May! 
Use code URBAN20 for 20% ! 
 
HAPPY SHOPPING!
 
xoxo - Becca

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rebecca's Recipes : Eating All Veggie

For the past few weeks {40 days over Lent to be exact} I was a vegetarian. OK, I will be honest, I did add in a little fish to my diet, so I guess a pescatarian, really. Mostly though my diet has been veggies and grains and I am not going to lie, I didn't mind it at all. I have always loved an abundance of greens and fresh vegetables added to my every day meals, whether it was salads for lunch, sides of greens added to dinner, I have always thought I could live a pretty big amount of my life as a part vegetarian. So I tried it out over Lent and was surprised that I did pretty well. My skin was a bit clearer, I felt a bit more full of energy, my one tip is, be careful what you eat and do not stock up on just carbs carbs carbs. 
Over the past few months I have found some delicious recipes that I had to share. If you are looking to add more veggies to your diet, doing a little detox of meats, processed foods or if you just want to add some new fresh recipes to your diet, I would suggest these recipes below: 

Deliciously Ella Coconut Curry - wow. This recipe had enough servings for almost a week for Mr. Beau and I. It is creamy and SO delicious. You will not miss out on having any type of meat dish with this meal. 

Green Kitchen Stories Ribollita - We made this on a cold winter Sunday which was so lovely and comforting, high recommended. Pretty simple to make and pretty filling and great. 

Green Kitchen Stories Orange & Vanilla Overnight Oats - In their cookbook they have a variety of recipes for overnight oats. I have been making them weekly and adding them to the fridge to enjoy all week.

The Kitchen McCabe Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad - A simple recipe that I made on a Sunday and enjoyed for lunch throughout the week. Butternut squash and dried cranberries are a classic dish but always on my list of favs. 


Warm Brown Rice with Cherries and Goat Cheese  - I have yet to make this dish, however it has been on my Pinterest boards of recipes to try. I have a thing for brown rice right now. yep. I do. 

Courgette Pasta with Avocado Cream - Courgette pasta has become quite the thing hasn't it. Well, I can see why, it is easy to make and pretty darn good and oh right, it is SO healthy! 

Happy Cooking! Let me know if you change up your diet for awhile and how it goes. I did splurge on a guilty dinner at Bob Bob Ricard and had Beef Wellington, ok ok, I did, but mostly I have been sticking still to a majority of veggie meals, and its oh so good! 

Happy Cooking! xoxo - Rebecca

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My blooming DREAM wardrobe


These past few months I have been itching to add some new things to my wardrobe. I may be jinxing us, but hopefully the winter weather is on its way out and Springtime is arriving soooooon, please! Either way, I feel like it is spring because so many of the items I am dying to add to my closet are full of pretty blooming flowers. From cute shoes to floral print dresses, adding a little flower print anytime of the year, is bound to make you happy! Happy Shopping! xoxo 






Monday, March 30, 2015

Life: Non Negotiables

Non Negotiables. You are thinking, huh? Well I thought I would write a little personal post today to get away from event planning, wedding, fashion, etc. posts for the day. Recently life has been busy. Yes, I know I mention it often and we all seem to live very busy lives; we have partners, kids, full time jobs, part time jobs, other projects, etc. Once and I awhile I have a wee bit of a breakdown to Mr. Beau about just how much there is to do and how I just need a little more time. The other day I remembered a blog post I read somewhere {I have searched and searched and can not find it!!!} about creating non negotiables in your life. Things that no matter how busy you are, just can not get put to the back. Life is busy and I have realized, you know what, it isn't slowing down. But I have realized also that some things can wait an hour, a day, etc. to make time for the things that I just will not put off in my life…
Time with Mr. Beau {aka, my husband!} and Sir Oliver. I have photo shoots I am planning on the weekend, dates with friends, etc. however no matter what, walks in the park, dinner out and dates with these two I am not pushing to the back. The blog post can wait,but the beautiful Sunday afternoon spent with them can not. 
Time with friends and family. I may live thousands of miles away from my friends and sisters in the States, however, any chance I get with them there or my friends here, I will take! Recently I am taking more time to myself at nights, however a scheduled girlfriend date scheduled in the calendar over the month is something to look forward to. I've scheduled in Monday nights for myself and won't make a date then, but I know that meeting up with my friends always makes me a happier Rebecca! Now I just need to schedule it in a bit more but it is still important in my book.

Friday, March 27, 2015

I Fancy Friday v. 44

Oh my, a HUGE TGIF today! Thank goodness is right! I'm exhausted and feeling a bit run down today. I woke up so tired that I couldn't event bring myself to get out on a run, my legs just didn't want to move. The weekend ahead is full of some free time and I can not wait! I'm in much need of some downtime with Sir Oliver and Mr. Beau and am truly looking forward to it. There has been so much going on right now that a weekend without 101 plans sounds like a treat. I need a little time to make some lists, reflect on some things going on with me professionally and create some things for some upcoming projects. YAY for Friday! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Let me leave you now with a bit of fancy from the week! xoxo Becca
1. Deco Dot Midi Skirt - Anthrolpologie  - I think I may treat myself to some afterwork shopping today. I've had my eye on this amazing skirt, how can you NOT love the dots! 

2. Bob Bob Ricard - Ring the bell for champagne! Yipppeee! After almost 40 days of not eating meat, I have made a reservation for Mr. Beau and I to eat fancy burgers and drink champagne. I've been dying to get here! 

3. Coconut Collaborative Raspberry Snow Coconut Frozen Yoghurt - OMG! This stuff is amazing. Delicious and dairy free. Seriously, you must buy some today. 

4. Swing Dress in Scuba - I'm thinking about purchasing this more an upcoming hen do weekend I'm attending. It looks comfy, cute and affordable. I love a little ruffle and a one shoulder!

5. Yellow Pineapple Lamp - I can't take my eye off of this lamp. How amazing would this be at my desk, I mean really, adorable. 

6. Class Pass - HAVE YOU HEARD of this amazing concept?!?! It just arrive in London and I can't wait to try it out. I'm trying out a month long membership after Easter and I'm psyched. You can attend classes all over the city at some of the best workouts, but only 3 times a month, but that is great no! Check it out. I'll have more details next week.

7. Daylesford Chocolate Eggs - Not only did I give up meat for Lent, I also gave up chocolate. The look of these "eggs" in the cart look decadent and adorable. 

8. Sparkling Sorbet Float - My cocktail choice for the weekend. 

9. A Party Without A Cake Print - Need I say more. This print belongs on the wall in our flat. 

10. The Mrs. Sweatshirt - While this shirt may be cheesy, I kind of love it in a way!


Happy weekend everyone! Thank goodness its here! xoxo - Becca




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Sir Oliver!

Today our little furry ball of love turns FOUR! Sir Oliver is moving up in the world, so in dog years he is 28???? WHAT! Four years ago when we brought him home I had no idea how much fun we would have as pet owners. OK, I know, we do not have any children yet, so we treat our sweet little puppy like our child, however, seriously, he provides SO much fun and cuddles and kisses and it is true, they are your best friend! Happy Birthday buddy! We love you Sir Oliver! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Notes from the Weekend

The weekend was lovely. It was such a busy week last week, that Friday night and Saturday came and went before I knew it, but all the same it was a really great weekend! I often am on such a "go, go, go" schedule that I find myself constantly picking up, cleaning, emailing, blogging, scheduling get togethers, etc. that I do not spend time on the weekend relaxing. Sunday, after a fun but busy Friday and Saturday, I actually took a little nap on the couch, we had a great Sunday lunch with friends, read a magazine and cooked up a storm for the rest of the week, it was so lovely. Now here we are again, Monday, the beginning of the week ahead, but with another busy one ahead, looking back at the weekend will make me excited for the next weekend soon! Anybody else have a good weekend????
Friday night I was at home prepping and setting up for the bridal shower I hosted at our flat Saturday. It was SO much fun! I can not wait to share more pictures that the amazing Kylee Yee captured, but for now you can see sneaks on my Instagram account. Above is a photo of just a few of the flowers I was prepping for the party, I loved finally using our Butler stand…bar stand this weekend!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...