Our Intimate Garden Wedding: A Photo Story

We held our small, emotionally charged Jewish wedding at my husband's parent's beautiful home in North London. Their home is absolutely stunning, warm and welcoming with a gorgeous garden - the perfect wedding venue. As I was 6 months pregnant, finding a dress was beyond difficult (try telling London boutiques that you're expecting and need a dress within 4 weeks). But all the planning and attention to detail was worth it.
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London Wedding Prep: My Beauty Regime

On Sunday 14th May, 36 close friends and family gathered at my husband’s parent’s house to celebrate our wedding. Small and intimate, we wanted something that would start at midday and finish late afternoon, (I’m 6 months pregnant after all). We’ve been engaged for almost two years and initially had planned a big wedding. We’d booked the West London Synagogue and reserved our favourite Marylebone wine bar but with numbers getting out of hand we decided last minute to cancel. We sent out messages of understanding to those of our closest friends and family that we couldn’t invite and with the logistics done, I began my beauty planning.
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Three Trends To Invest In At The Outnet

It's easy to get carried away in the sales. It's only when you return home, open those pearly gates (your closet doors) and realise damn it, you've nothing to go with those insane new culottes. That's why although sales are super tempting, shopping smartly can get you discounted designer pieces all year round. Not a whiff of hassle or regret.
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Gifts For Polished & Refined Fathers

When I wrote this post a few days ago, I thought this would be the ultimate gift guide. But I've already seen so much more that could've been included. Is it me or has shopping become really great for men again? This Father's Day, ignore all the novelty gifts and get Dad something he really wants. If you're stuck for ideas here are some gift ideas that would serve any discerning gentleman. Whether your Dad is more into his grooming or cooking, fashion or gym visits, Father's Day doesn't have to be a struggle when it comes to choosing what to buy. My top tip is to get something he'd never normally buy for himself, an extravagance that he'll really appreciate.
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Luxurious Makeup Bag Updates With Elizabeth Arden

Myriads of lipsticks, foundations, brushes and concealers grace my makeup cupboards. As a blogger and self confessed beauty addict, it's difficult to get away from new launches and makeup products. In amongst all the chaos there are always brands that quickly become my favourite. Aside from skincare brands that I end up using until they're empty (core skincare empties here) one makeup brand you'll always find in my makeup bag is Elizabeth Arden.
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A Step In The Bright Direction With Joules

(*Sponsored*)  You'd be forgiven for thinking Joules was the reserve of the country living, welly wearing customer. Aside from a wealth of pretty printed shoes, boots and wellies (like these gorgeous polka dot ones) Joules is renowned for their cute gilets and versatile jumpers. But it doesn't end there. Today, Joules is so much more than that. I've shopped at Joules for years, their style evolution has been incredible. I shop there not just for breaks to The Cotswolds or trips to Cornwall but also for my weekend wear and city living essentials.
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High End & High Street: The Weekend Edit

At the weekend, I love wearing a decent pair of jeans with some comfy trainers and a cross body. Come evening, I don't mind sticking on some heels and getting a bit more glammed up. Now that I freelance and work from home, my weekday wardrobe almost became my weekend wardrobe. But like most ladies,  I'm never sure what to wear. It's also annoying when your partner is ready to leave and hurrying you up.
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6 Core Skincare Products I Use Until Empty

As a blogger I'm often asked to review new launches or try out products before they're on the market. The truth is I only truly love a small proportion of them. Whilst I do love trying new bits and pieces, there are always a core selection of products that I can't live without. Ones that I always come back to, that work. They're the product's I'll use until empty and those I'll always replace because they really are, that great.
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How To Start Your Own Business

When I set up my blog, it was a small non-profit website with very few followers. Inspired by my new hobby (tech, website design, SEO and fashion) I started it alongside my day job at a well known magazine. Back then I never intended on blogging full time. I just wanted to practice writing and constantly tweak my site to improve it. I've no shame in admitting that my initial posts were terrible but rather than quit I stuck with it, driven by my enjoyment of learning new things and seeing those few extra followers each week reading my posts and clicking links. I never worried about registering as a company, paying tax and National Insurance because I wasn't earning money from it. When I did start earning money from blogging though, I knew I had to set aside 40% for tax because of my other salary too. Tax on two 'jobs' depends on total income: £0 - £5,000 (0% tax), £0-£32k (20% tax), £32-£150k (40% tax), £150k+ (45% tax).
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Should You Be Cruising Through Life?

Coasting through life is not something I do easily. In fact, I'm forever having a plan, goals and a calendar to abide by. This year? I found out I'm pregnant, planned a wedding, got married, learned to drive and passed my test. Right now? We're renovating our home (moving our kitchen to an entirely different room, creating a baby room and some repairs) which can be stressful. "Are you sure the gas will be blocked off correctly?" I find myself worryingly ask my builder. We're also preparing for our first child alongside blogging on here and LittleInTheCity.com. But whilst one could say it's the most important time to be preparing and planning, is it wrong that all I want to do is chill out and cruise for a bit?
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80 Piece Pom Pom Edit: Fun, Summer Trend

I've recently invested in a few pom pom pieces to adorn practically any outfit this Summer. No longer the reserve of 8 year olds at Sunday birthday parties, the pom pom trend has quickly made a come back on runways and High Street shops alike. I'm loving the pop of colour and the fact that I can now pretty much customise anything in my wardrobe to give it a little Summer update. Some really cool pom poms in all different colours and sizes can be bought easily at Hobbycraft or your local haberdashery. Just stick and go!
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Are You Letting Your Belongings & Wardrobe Own You?

When your clothes start piling up, it's worth considering a typical addicts behaviour to determine whether or not your items are owning you. I used to think I was in control of my wardrobe but like hundreds of women, it occasionally gets a bit too much and I need a clear out. So am I addicted to keeping things? It led me to some thinking. Am I at peace just so long as I have something rather than possessing something I absolutely adore? Are the things I buy things that I can look at and enjoy everyday? Am I telling myself that I can stop (if I want to) but like a typical addict, don't?
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How To Save Money On Salon Trips With Panasonic

(*Sponsored*) It's no secret that I love a good salon treatment. For me it's a chance to relax and have some well enjoyed 'me time'. But let's be real, all of these salon visits can stack up financially. Plus who really has the time for frequent appointments when you factor in travelling to get there, hanging around and coming back? With this in mind, I've teamed up with Panasonic to share with you some of their research. It really makes you see why their amazing offerings help you save both time and money.
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