Style Finding: The Business Of Blogging *News*

It's been a while since my last post. There's a reason. I've been squirrelling away finishing some private appointments and getting ready for my new launch. To give you some background, I'll start at the beginning. My husband works for a top London ad agency and I spent 8 years working for market-leading UK magazines. So you could say digital is a big part of my life. My career was spent liaising with luxury brands - convincing them to advertise in print and online.
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Time For A Social Media Break? The Ugly Truth

It seems people do think that social media is having a negative impact on our lives. So much so that people are agreeing it's destroying the art of conversation and it's ruining our creativity. Communication and creativity are essential life skills to any human so what's the future for us? When I think of myself with my daughter in years to come, I wonder what she'll be like at 14. Will she be hanging out in town like I did, wondering if there was anything in New Look to fit her £10 pocket money budget? Phones a thing for adults and something we'd never bother to want? Or will she follow in my footsteps, take an interest in online sociology and become a blogger? One thing's for sure, she certainly won't be allowed online for hours and hours.
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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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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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What Happened When I Tried To Move To NYC

A.K.A the 'concrete jungle where dreams are made of'. Well that was quite literally the case for me. The first time I visited New York was one Christmas a few years ago. It had been six months in the planning; Christmas Day at Maddison Square Garden to watch Bulls v Knicks, dinner at The Four Seasons and various other restaurants plus VIP tickets for NYE at Jay Z's club. Lil Wayne had just been let out of prison and was at Times Square - it was all very exciting (ha!). It wasn't the glitz and glamour that drew me to my decision to try to move there though but the atmosphere, the people and the culture. It was then I decided, I had to move to New York alone and get a job.
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I Wrote A Quote A Day Journal & Here’s What Happened

When I first heard of the bullet journal trend (getting a notebook and essentially drawing up your own template for a diary) I must admit I was tempted. Then I saw how much work was involved and how much time you need to dedicate to it. As a self confessed time poor, occasionally disorganised under pressure person it just wasn't for me. Still, feeling inclined to do something with my copious amounts of notebooks (trust me I have a lot) I decided to use my small Smythson diary as a quote diary. Something to use to jot down a quote a day.
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The Ultimate Gift List For Champions (a.k.a. Mothers)

26th March First of all, if it’s isn’t highlighted in felt tip pen in your Smythson organiser, Mother’s Day is Sunday, 26 March (so go write that down). That means the last day to post cards (if you’re not actually seeing them) is Friday 24th! While there are lots of ways you can show your Mum just how much she means to you, (some without even spending a penny), a little gift never hurt. So…
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Luxury Valentine’s Gifts At The Top Of Everyone’s Wishlist

Ahh, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. A time to treat your partner and another chance to tell your loved one exactly how much they mean to you. In the past, I’ve always gone a bit OTT with Valentine’s Day. But as you get older and budgets increase, there’s a tendency to now buy less and buy great. For Dan and I, our anniversary also falls around the same time so it’s an extra special occasion for…
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Perfectly Pinned Office Inspiration

Having been working from home for almost three months now, it’s time that I took my work space seriously and started investing in some quality office features. Aside from the standard screen stand, mouse and notebooks, I’d love some amazing lamps, wall detail and a colour theme. We’re in the process of looking for a new home so it means more space, more creativity and increased office purchases! So thanks to Pinterest, here’s what I’m…
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Wedding Makeup For A Perky Bride

& Why Bright Colours Are OK Another day another play around with makeup. This time, it’s for a subtle yet long lasting wedding day makeup look. You may have seen my previous post where I created a neutral look in 10 minutes so here’s another quick ‘how to’ for a brighter, more lively wedding makeup look. Here I used lot’s of brightening products so you may want to start with a good base, especially a radiant primer…
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A Candid Behind The Scenes Look At 2016

When I wrote a ‘reflection’ of 2015 this time last year, the blog was only 6 months old. Not much to look back on you might think. But actually, I’d already had a host of collaborations under my belt, support from readers and a social following. I really loved throwing back and picking out my best bits. On New Years Day 2017, Sassy turned 1.5 years old. That’s 18 months of blogging. It’s been a tough year…
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