Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pretty Comfy

For the past two days I have been dealing with a yucky flu like cold. Sniffles, coughing, lots of water and too much tea. I spent the day laying on the couch wrapped up in layers watching past taped episodes of Downtown Abbey while coughing up a storm, it was lovely, haha. Wrapped up in leggings and layers of sweatshirts and my comfy scarf big scarf, made me think, how I would love to invest in some comfy soft warm new items. Cashmere, wool sweatpants, luxury teas served in pretty gold tea cups. Hey, it doesn't hurt to look pretty even though you are not feeling to hot, right? 

My recipe to getting better: 

Lots of hot tea. 1. LOV Organic Tea   2. Selfridges Mint Tea 

Tea must be served in a pretty mug of course. 3. Bombay Duck Polka Dot Mug

Not just a comfy hooded sweatshirt, but a cashmere one! 4. Cashmere Hoodie Gap

Drink LOADS of water 5. Water Bottle Bobble

Wrap yourself in the comfiest blanket ever 6. Fur Throw from George

Keep the chill away from every part of your body! 7. Cashmere Snood

Keep your feet warm and cute with some pretty slippers. 8. Velvet Boden Slippers

Forget about old yucky sweatpants or yoga pants, how about some knit ones! 8.H&M Fine Knit Sweatpants

Here is to hoping I feel better soon! xoxo - Becca

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Gift Ideas for the Mrs.

It is no big secret that I LOVE a monogram, something personalized, whether it is a tray, a wine glass or better yet, jewelry! Being a newlywed myself this Christmas, with a new monogram, new initials, {crazy}, I would love some new personalized items! I also have a few girlfriends with a new monogram this year and I can't think of anything better to get them then something new and personalized and special! Here are a few of my favorite ideas for something special for the new Mrs. this Christmas. 

Mr. Beau….are you reading this? {wink. wink.} Or how about this DREAM item….hee hee hee.  A girl can DREAM, right, it's fun!;) {I'm laughing at myself!} 

xoxo - Becca

Monday, December 8, 2014

Beauty at Home with MILK Beauty

It is officially Christmas time! The first weekend of December, our tree is decorated and my Christmas playlist on Spotify is on repeat, I love this time of year! Even though I long for this season every year, it also can be a bit stressful and busy at some times, you too? Nights full of parties and get togethers with friends, stores that are constantly crowded and the feeling that starts to make you feeling run down {too much wine or too little sleep?}. In the middle of this, you still want to feel pretty and put together at the Christmas party, but with a busy schedule and a job that requires my full day, I start to think sometimes, how can I do all of this! A couple of weeks ago, I started thinking of how great it would be to relax at home and get a manicure and pedicure for the festive season, without having to run out of the office early before all the nail salons closed, enter MILK Beauty, Mobile Beauty. I've used their services for an at home massage before and I had never thought of using them for getting my nails done, well, I am SO glad I did! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wedding Wednesday : Thank You Cards

I thought it was only fitting that I the day before Thanksgiving I share some of my thank you cards and tips with you. As of last week, Mr. Beau and I have been married for five months, yiiipppeee! The most memorable perfect day of our lives seems like forever ago, but I can remember every thing like it was yesterday. We will both be forever grateful for everyone who helped us with planning our big day, attending our big day, sending us gifts, cards, texts, etc, it was amazing and we are thankful! When the task of writing thank you cards came I felt that I had told most people thank you 100 times already, however I wanted to send a special card to thank them officially, as you should.
After much searching, I finally decided on the photo cards from BerinMade. I had decided on these before our wedding because I did not want to wait too long in sending them out.  I absolutely love Erin's work and I wanted to send a photo of us out to friends before Chrstimas card season and a short note and links to our video and photos. I was beyond happy with the Lettered Thank You cards we chose, picking the image on the other hand was hard! 

If you are thinking of personalized cards, I recommend you request a photo from your photographer right after the wedding or order non photo ones with your new name, before the wedding so you can send straight away. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gifts Under £50

Every year about this time I start thinking to myself…oh what am I going to get everyone for Christmas! With our wedding this past summer and a lot of travel in between for other friends weddings, I am trying to stick to a budget but still get nice and meaningful gifts. I love finding sweet gifts that do not break the bank and on their own or paired with something else, are an extra special gift under the tree. 
A few of my thoughts below for little Christmas gifts all under £50! 

1. Alphabet Bags Let's Dance - I am a huge fan of Alphabet Bags! I love this adorable pouch that can be used as a cosmetic bag or a clutch. 

2. Prestat Thins  - Hostess gift, gift to add with a nice book or a bottle of champagne, these salted caramel thins are pretty much AMAZING. Who wouldn't like these! 

3. Prestat Liberty Truffles - And as if Prestat chocolates were not amazing enough … Liberty has partnered with them for some amazing and pretty packaging. Perfect gift. 

4. Elizabeth Taylor Print - Ooo la la. I would love this Dottie Rocks print on my wall. 

5.  Handwritten Personalized Necklace - WOW! I saw this for less then £50 and let out a little yippee! I would love my new last name handwritten on a necklace, what a great gift. 

6. Bobbi Brown Eye Palette - Sparkly eye shadow for daytime and evening, perfect for everyday. 

7. Le Paperie Studio Tray   - A little lucite tray on your dresser is what every lady needs. 

8. Gilded Pretzel Bottle Opener - Now how fun is this party accessory for the hostess! 

9. Green Goddess Earrings  - Yes! These are less then £20! How pretty are they. 

10. Kate Spade Fancy Another Serving Tray  - Wow. I think I fancy this. Can I get myself a gift? 

Happy Shopping!!! xoxo - Becca

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fancy Saturday v. 36

Ok, I know, I usually post Fancy on FRIDAY, however, with a week full of events, I thought it would be fun to post on the weekend. It is a rainy weekend here in London and Mr. Beau and I are hanging around our flat getting ready for Friendsgiving next week. I've been writing the menu and putting together the decor and am excited to have our London friends over to our flat as our first Thanksgiving as mr. & mrs. hee hee. Along the way this week there have been so many ideas and inspirations and things that I fancy, I had to share. 

1. Plaid Pants from Old Navy - Truly obsessed with these little pixie pants. They would be a holiday favorite in my closet! 

2. Studio DIY Wedding - awwwww. This wedding is so up my alley! I told Mr. Beau that if we an celebrate again….we are putting flamingos all over. Such a pretty mix of classy and fun. 

3. What Would Beyonce Do Dottie Rocks - Who doesn't need these pencils! I mean, when I have a mental block I think…what would Beyonce do?;) So cute! 

4. John Lewis Christmas Candle - I love this candle. When you light it, it makes your flat smell like a Christmas tree. I can not wait to make our place feel all cozy and warm this year. 

5. The Trouvaille Workshop  - I have been thinking A LOT about my goals for next year. Where I want to be and what I want to do. I really want to invest in attending some workshops and getting myself out of this rut I've been in. I want to grow and build my business with meaningful events. Has anyone been to the Trouvaille Workshop. It looks amazing, I know its an investment but I would SO love to go! 

6. Hand Painted World Globe   - Christmas gift list, a beautiful painted globe. Anybody else loving this?

Have a great weekend!!! xoxo - Becca

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall In Love With Fall Blogger Brunch

When I started writing this blog five years ago, never would I have guessed I would be where I am now. Living in London and having met so many amazing people through Urban Flip Flops! Right at the time I moved to London a friend of mine connected me with another American expat who had just made the move as well, Bobbi. Bobbi and I met a couple of times and connected through the blog world and social media and over the past two years started chatting about all of the amazing bloggers in London. What we kept coming back to is how great it is when we meet in person! Being behind a computer all day and meeting in person are such difference things, get togethers are WAY more fun and so nice! SO, we decided to host our first blogger get together and celebrated the season we love most, FALL!  Getting together a group of creative ladies requires some creative items throughout. Since I am an event planner professional and a wedding and special event planner on my own, hosting an event is pretty much one of the top of my list of fun things  to do. So with a little sequins, some inspirational prints, yummy cocktails, glittery name tags, amazing menus and lots of fun girl talk, it was a lovely brunch at the BFI bar and kitchen
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