Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Fashion: Winter Wedding

2016 challenged me to venture into new style territory: how to dress as a wedding guest. You must know that I've never been to a wedding before and my wardrobe lacks festive attire for a big day like a wedding. Whilst it seems so easy to get a cute dress for a summer wedding, winter is a different story. You suddenly look for something smart to wear that is not too formal, but has long-sleeves, you know, to protect you from the cold. At the same time, the dress has to be feminine, but please without all the wool and knitwear.

One material that I can always rely on and that represents my style as no other is lace. Lace to me is the ultimate incarnation of feminity and supports a romantic style. It is classy and playful or in combination with a fine black blazer, for example, adds a sophisticated touch. When I was on the hunt for a winter wedding dress, I knew I wanted something with lace. So I turned to Apricot Clothing and ordered this navy blue dream, teamed it up with some nude accessories, and et voila - my winter wedding outfit was born.  

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Lifestyle: My Trip To Paris

My Paris Holidays

I've recently had the chance to spent two weekends away from London sightseeing the beautiful capitals of Europe. I went on a holiday to Amsterdam and then my travels took me to Paris for the very first time. The trip was mainly to support my friend who participated in the Paris marathon and whilst he sweated and ran half-across the city, I went off by myself exploring.

A big part of this great holiday experience was the incredible weather, as I think Paris is not really "my" city. Similar to Amsterdam, Paris didn't wow me much at first sight. Even after a few days, I couldn't warm up to Paris and felt it was a bit bland and characterless - but this didn't stop me from exploring its streets filled with cafes, delicious cakes and its historic sights, bursting with culture and art.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lifestyle: Amsterdam Holidays

Amsterdam Holidays

After Copenhagen and Rome, Amsterdam was one of the top city break destinations in 2016 which sadly, I couldn't squeeze in, as I had taken up most of my annual leave. With the new year, visiting The Netherlands was top of my list and I couldn't have chosen a more perfect time at the end of March to see the beautiful city of Amsterdam. I jetted off after work and spend full four days, including lots of sightseeing, walking along the canals and enjoying the magnificent weather. Amsterdam has definitely left me with a great impression which I'd like to share with you in today's post.   

I have to confess whilst strolling around the canals on a gloomy morning on my very first day, Amsterdam didn't charm me much. I couldn't warm up to it nor "see" what others have told me I should. I barely noticed the narrow canals, appreciated the unique houses or paid attention to the little shops spread here now and there. I guess I was knackered from the work week and a short night sleep. Add in a one hour walk from the hotel into the city on an empty stomach and you get me. Luckily, my friend and travel companion Mille suggested to head straight to the Pancake Bakery in Prinsengracht and after a massive breakfast consisting of a crepe loaded with sweet William Pears, ice cream, whipped cream and a good splash of chocolate sauce, my world was restored and I gave the city a second chance - and suddenly Amsterdam's awesomeness slowly unfolded in front of my eyes.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Lifestyle: Fitness First Blogger Event

Fitness First Blogger Event

With two city breaks and an exciting blogger event to organise in between, Q2 of 2017 started promising. This time I worked for Fitness First and organised an evening of spinning and athletics at their newly refurbished gym in Fenchurch Street.

Located very conveniently in the Aldgate area, the Fitness First gym in Fenchurch Street is easily accessible from Sky Garden or Tower Hill. The gym had recently had a total revamp and now has a classroom for body combat, a spinning box and an athletics track added to the usual workout facilities. To spread the word about the brand new additions, I invited eight fitness blogger along for an evening of spinning and athletics with a competitive twist.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Fashion: Easter Bank Holiday OOTD

spring transitional outfit panorama

It's been rather quiet here on my blog, though I guess periods of silence usually mean a good thing: the person has been busy and when the right time comes around they will share all the exciting news with you what they've been up to, where they've been or what kept them so occupied lately. Q2 started with some exciting projects and short city breaks hence why I've enjoyed life a lot more offline rather than online these days.

I went on a short Amsterdam holiday with my friend Mille, came back home and worked for a few days, organised an event and then I packed again for a city break in Paris. Literally the last two weeks have flown by and I can't wait to relax a bit at home this Easter bank holiday - especially after I walked a total of over 100 miles exploring and sightseeing in Europe. Shattered!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Fashion: Burberry x Henry Moore At Makers House

Burberry Exhibition London

For this year's London Fashion Week, Burberry impressed the industry with a very special treat. Like Louis Vuitton displayed its Series Three collection to the public for free in 2015 (Life Lately in London 4) or the legendary Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition, the British Luxury label showcased its brand new collection in an arty display at the uber cosmopolitan Makers House in Soho. The fashion exhibition was open to the public for one week only and completely commission free. 

In the midst of London's trendy Soho area, unnoticeable and blending perfectly into the surrounding brick, glass and edgy buildings, is Makers House - the key location for Burberry's Henry Moore Inspiration & Process exhibition. The warehouse with its stunning interior was perfect to celebrate the iconic style of Burberry which was inspired by the dynamic artwork of Moore. Its rough, industrial space underlined perfectly the composition of art and fashion, both arbitrary to each other but still so closely intertwined.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Lifestyle: My Wellbeing Events With John Lewis

benefits of green juicing and smoothie making

What a week it has been! I've organised and executed my first, very own blogging events, learnt all about the benefits of green juicing and mastering the art of smoothie making, plus I met the inspirational Hayley Pedrick AND Lottie Murphy on the night and got to hang out with a lovely bunch of bloggers.

But let me start from the beginning: I've started 2017 with a new job in events in my company. My first few weeks of the year were therefore packed with planning two events for John Lewis which happened last Tuesday and Wednesday night.
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