So What Actually Is Hanukkah?

Menorah’s, Dreidels, Latkes, “Happy Hanukkah, Monica” You’ll have seen a post I wrote before, “So What Actually Is A Jewish Wedding?“. It was so lovely hearing feedback and reading comments on how much people didn’t actually know about Jewish weddings. Now I’m obviously bias but they literally are So.Much.Fun. Chatting to a friend the other day, I enjoyed telling her how the upcoming Jewish festival of Hanukkah is not a “Jewish Christmas” but actually something much different.…
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An Urban Winter In River Island Studio

& How To Style To Suit You It’s December and who else has noticed it’s surprisingly really sunny? I’m loving it! Although always a fan of heels, I also love that I’m ditching them more and more for some comfortable flats. As I did some shopping recently it got me thinking. So I have to be honest, I’ve kind of found River Island again. Maybe it’s because I’ve a little more of a flexible schedule since…
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Indulgence For The Discerning Gentleman

Forget what’s thrown to the front of shops in December – save the trivia cards and playful plastic moustaches for another time. Here are some tasteful, refined presents that any discerning gentleman would love. For slick, sharp dressers, enlightened know-it-all’s and sensitive souls, here’s what I’ve bought for my men this Christmas. Hope you love it. Fine Fragrances Isn’t it adorable when you can smell a man before you see him? Scent can truly change a mood…
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The 5 Minute Mind Workout

& Why Every Busy Person Needs This Being ‘in the moment’, being present and being aware. Having purpose, having a realisation, gaining clarity. Considering our deliberate actions, considering our body and thinking about our emotions. We could be here all day talking about this couldn’t we. But there’s a reason I’m mentioning it on the blog. Additionally, I’m conscious that once we’re actually aware of what mindfulness is, it makes us all the more patient and tolerant when…
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‘Tis The Season For Life’s Little Luxuries

& Here’s How To Make My Favourites Ah Winter. If you’re anything like me, it’s a time for hibernation. Curling up on the sofa with all my grey blankets and my feet snug inside my Ugg slippers. Heck, perhaps even a good film on TV (or The Affair, anyone watching?). Obviously there will be a glass of red in one hand (after my detox obviously). It’s a time for making that extra special effort, putting Deliveroo…
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Captured Luxury From Maison Margiela & A Competition

To Win An Entire New Set Worth £345 #SmellsLikeMemories You know how fragrance has that magical way of taking you back in time? How it helps you to vividly relive a memory? The first fragrance that you invested in. A time spent at University, a first date which led to a two year relationship. Maybe even a smell that you’d rather forget because it reminds you too much of that break up. Even homely smells. Musky,…
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How This £670 Skincare Gave Me A New Face

& Why It’s Worth Considering If you’ve noticed that I haven’t wrote about skincare for a while, it’s because for the past (almost) two months I’ve been trialling a skincare range behind closed doors. It’s from experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr Kazem. He’s been developing his brand ‘Nefera’ for over ten years now. You may have heard of him already. His extensive experience, knowledge and high-quality results particularly in the Netherlands and abroad has been well documented. He was…
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How To Regain A Balanced, Pure Way Of Living

With A Pure Balance Retreat Don’t Expect A Spa So those who follow me on Instagram would have seen some of the most incredible pictures from a recent weekend retreat. The venue? Hillerson House. Surrounded by 200 acres of land there’s plenty of woodland, lakes and deer (no, really) to help calm your mind and offer that true ‘escapism’ from the hustle and bustle of London. Don’t expect a spa resort because this is something else,…
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I Love Rosie! No, Johnny Loves Rosie…

& Why Their Clutches Are To Die For It’s Christmas Time And to many, it’s a time for sparkle, glitz and glam. Now when it comes to the festive season, I prefer to wear one or two understated pieces of jewellery and match with a simple accessory. I’m not a fan of glitter – sorry! And I know I’m not alone. Which is why Johnny Loves Rosie are my new go-to choice for chic, affordable…
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How To Create A Wedding Makeup Look In 10 Minutes

& Why I’m Considering Neutral Colours Having been engaged for almost a year and a half, I’ve thought about every aspect of a wedding. From large to small, lively to quiet, even debating whether or not to go abroad or stay home. It’s tricky. Whilst there is a venue that we’ve fallen in love with, the fundamentals are still being decided. The easiest part to plan though is the beauty and the dress. For me,…
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Why The Esteé Lauder Brow Multitasker Is Changing The Game

& How To Use It Effortlessly As you know I love Esteé Lauder. So when I saw their new 3 in 1 brow multitasker (£21) I couldn’t wait to give it a go. Right now my eyebrows are on the slightly darker (my natural) side as my hair is back to dark brown so luckily, it comes in 5 shades. I chose black. The product is designed to fit into one neat compact tube so…
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An Exciting Christmas Affair

The Sassy Advent Calendar #SITCAdvent I don’t know about you but when I was a little girl, I was completely consumed by the desire to have the perfect advent calendar. It was usually full of chocolates and featured a Wintery scene. I’m still as obsessed. So I’m creating my own Advent Calendar – online! From 1st December, I’ll be unveiling a treat each day on Instagram during the countdown to Christmas. In addition, there’s a new ‘Advent…
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The Social Kitchen Supper Club

& Why You Need To Go You’ve probably heard of The Social Kitchen before. I wrote about it previously (see here) and expressed my enormous admiration for Dani Tucker, the daughter of the late Shally Tucker to whom the cookbook is dedicated. I’m completely envious of Dani’s eye and her attention to detail, the fruits of which are clear to see in her supper clubs. Not only is the delightful decor like something out of…
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