CHRISTMAS RED

WOWZA! This incredible Zara red toggle dress literally screamed CHRISTMAS to me. I’ve always adored Christmas Nutcrackers and Red Soldiers; this popping red maxi dress channels these traditional Christmas ornaments in a fashion forward way. The elongated length adds elegance, while the black toggles add a unique twist. The distinctive neckline is also a beautiful detail. I styled the remarkable dress with thigh high black faux-leather boots with gold stud details. The black faux-leather feather trimmed gloves and black faux fur pillbox hat are stylish accessories to keep warm, while the final yet VERY ESSENTIAL cherry on top is a Gucci red lip. I’m feeling very festive!

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RED DRESS – ZARA

BLACK FUR HAT – ASOS

THIGH HIGH BLACK BOOTS – ASOS DESIGN

BLACK GLOVES – BARBOUR

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NARNIA AFTERNOON TEA AT THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE, NORWICH

After the most peculiar year I can’t believe that its Christmas already! With the devastating tier announcements yesterday, my heart breaks for those who cannot be with their family over the festive period. I’m sending all of my love to everyone!

While I was feeling a complete lack of Christmas spirit my Mumma surprised me with the most spectacular Afternoon Tea. I’ve had Afternoon Tea in numerous places in the country and I have to say The Assembly House is nearly impossible to beat. The Assembly House has incredible grounds and a breath-taking interior. It really is a treat to dine there. They have added 2 incredible igloo style seating areas on the grounds for Covid safe dining, I didn’t dine in one this time but in the future will be sure to request it.

The Narnia themed Afternoon Tea was the perfect Christmassy twist. We chose the Assembly House Afternoon Tea Blend, which was delicious and treated ourselves to a Passionfruit Bellini. The highlights for me were the turkey, sage, onion stuffing and cranberry roll, Assembly House sausage roll, the frozen toadstool macaron and the Faun Gingerbread Cupcake. Each flavour ignited a nostalgic Christmas feeling. The finger sandwiches were made on the softest bread and the scones were delectably warm.

I wore Zara cream mom jeans and a Zara cream knit blouse with pussybow detailing. I styled a H&M cream faux-fur cropped jacket, cream Gucci bag, tan Gucci belt and ASOS neutral patent heels with ankle tie. It was truly incredible to dress up and have a small amount of escapism from reality.

See below the Assembly House Narnia Afternoon Tea Menu

DAINTY FINGER SANDWICHES OF:

Free range egg and cress/Smoked salmon, lemon mayonnaise and black pepper/Cream cheese and pickled cucumber/Norfolk baked Ham

SAVOURY

SOFT FINGER ROLL OF ROASTED NORFOLK TURKEY/ASSEMBLY HOUSE SAUSAGE ROLL/THREE-CHEESE TOASTIE

SCONES AND CAKES

CHEESE, COLMAN’S MUSTARD AND CHIVE SCONE

FRUIT SCONE

WHITE WITCH GATEAU OPERA – White Witch cake of coconut and lime, Turkish delight icing

FAUN GINGERBREAD CUPCAKE

FROZEN TOADSTOOL MACARON – blueberry and vanilla filling

SNOWY BLACK FOREST SHOT – with chocolate and cherry

JARDIS’ ICE WAND

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GIFTS FOR THE FASHIONISTA

As a fashionista myself I know what a fashion items a fashion lover would want. With a range of gifts from One Hundred Stars and Lulu Guinness, to Gucci and Balenciaga you can be sure to spoil your fashion obsessed friends and family.

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&OTHERSTORIES SEQUIN BLAZER DRESS, £135 | &OTHER STORIES PEARL CLUTCH BAG, £55

GUCCI MARMONT TAN SHOULDER BAG, £970 | GUCCI WOOL SCARF, £315 | GUCCI BROWN LEATHER GLOVES WITH HORSEBIT, £345 | GUCCI CREAM MARMONT BAG, £750

ONE HUNDRED STARS GOWN PARIS MAP, £70 | ONE HUNDRED STARS GOWN SLATE GREY STORK, £70

LOUIS VUITTON CREAM BAG, £2,290 | LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM TOILETRY BAG, £760 | LOUIS VUITTON 100ML BEIGE TRAVEL CASE, £415

CHANEL MINI WALLET ON CHAIN £2,980 | CHANEL ARM COIN PURSE, £900

COACH CREAM TABBY SHOULDER BAG, £395 | COACH TAN TABBY SHOULDER BAG, £395

BALENCIAGA BEIGE SPEED SNEAKER, £630

DIOR SQUARE SILK SCARF, £370

GUIDE 2

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LULU GUINNESS MEDIUM RED LIPS SUITCASE, £165 | LULU GUINNESS RED LIP CLUTCH, £275 | LULU GUINNESS BLACK LIP CARDHOLDER, £35 | LULU GUINNESS IVORY SHELL CLUTCH, £195 | LULU GUINNESS BLACK VELVET PRESENT CLUTCH, £195

BALENCIAGA BLACK CROC BAG, £1,450 | BALENCIAGA BURGANDY CROC BAG, £1,450 | BALENCIAGA BRIGHT RED BAG, £1,350

LOUIS VUITTON BLACK WALLET, £960 | LOUIS VUITTON BLACK RANGER BOOT, £1,150 | LOUIS VUITTON 100ML GREEN TRAVEL CASE, £3,700

CHANEL BLACK LEATHER BOOT, £1,560 | CHANEL PHONE HOLDER WITH CHAIN, £2,010

HOUSEOFCB ORGANZA TOP £89

GUCCI BLACK BOOTS WITH HORSEBIT, £970

DEIJI STUDIOS LINEN PJS, £155

DESMON AND DEMPSEY ZEBRA PRINT PJS, £95

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GIFTS FOR HOME

I love interior design and I’m especially obsessed with brass right now. I’ve selected a range of homeware; vases, candles, radios, blanket, dried flowers and even a door stop. Your home fixated friends and family will love these picks.

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ANTHROPOLOGIE CITRUS BOTTLE OPENER, £8 | ANTHROPOLOGIE WHITE GEODE COASTER, £14 | ANTHROPOLOGIE MONOGRAM GLASS, £14 | ANTRHOPOLOGIE HARE BOTTLE OPENER, £14 | ANTHROPOLOGIE FACE MUG, £12 | ANTHROPOLOGIE POSITIVITY TRAVEL MUG, £30 | ANTHROPOLOGIE HAND DOOR STOP, £38 | ANTRHOPOLOGIE GOLD MIRROR, £68

ROBERTS RADIO CREAM, £199.99 | THE WHITE COMPANY WILD BERRY HAND TIE, £55 | MARSHALL UXBRIDGESPEAKER, £129.99 | H&M ROOM FRAGRANCE BLACK/LIMONATA VERDE, £19.99

ZARA POLISHED GLASS EFFECT VASE, £19.99 | ZARA THREE-ARM CANDELABRA, £39.99 | ZARA CRACKLED GLOBE, £49.99 | URBAN OUTFITTERS BOOB HOOK, £12 | URBAN OUTFITTERS VOGUE WALL ART, £17

OLIVER BONAS SAGE GLASS STORAGE POT, £16 | OLIVER BONAS GOLD PALM TREE SALAD SERVERS, £32.50 | OLIVER BONAS LUXE VELVET DUCK EGG BLUE BAR STOOL, £295

GIFT GUIDE FOR HOME 2

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ANTHROPOLOGIE STOCKING, £42 | ANTHROPOLOGIE SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS, £16 | ANTRHOPOLOGIE DRIED EUCALYPTUS, £24 | ANTHROPOLOGIE MUG, £12 | ANTRHOPOLOGIE FACE-EMROIDERED BASKET, £40

THE WHITE COMPANY WINTER CANDLE, £38 | MARSHALL PORTABLE SPEAKER, £152.99 | ROBERTS RADIO GREY, £199.99

ZARA HAND SOAP, £4.99 | ZARA ENGRAVED GLASS BOX, £25.99 | ZARA YVES SAINT LAURENT CATWALK BOOK, £49.99

URBAN OUTFITTERS SANDALWOOD ROSE CANDLE, £15 | URBAN OUTFITTERS GOOD AT NAPS BLANKET, £100 | OLIVER BONAS MATCH JAR, £12 | OLIVER BONAS DRESSING TABLE MIRROR, £195

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BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE

Gifting your friends and family with beauty gifts is a guaranteed way to make them smile. Beauty gifts are the best; you get high-quality discounted items in beautiful packaging and it allows people to try items they don’t want to splash out on themselves. From designer lavish lipsticks to fragrance sets these beauty finds are killer options.  

 

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JO MALONE SCENTED ESCAPE COLLECTION, £88 | JO MALONE HOME FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS, £136

TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND FABULOUS FRAGRANCE GIFT SET, £211.65 | TOM FORD ROSE PRICK LIP AND FRAGRANCE GIFT SET, £202.52

GUERLAIN L’INSTANT MAGIC, £116 | GUERLAIN LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE GIFT SET, £78 | GEORGE & VIV CHRISTMAS SOAP BOTTLE, £8 | GEORGE & VIV CHRISTMAS SOAP CAR, £8

ESTÉE LAUDER FAVOURITES TRIO GIFT SET, £36.52 | ORIGINS CLEANSING GIFT SET, £13.60 | ACQUA DI PARMA ROSA NOBILE GIFT SET, £135 | DIOR GOLDEN NIGHTS SHIMMERY RED LIP, £34 | DIOR PRESTIGE GIFT SET, £276 | DIOR SKINCARE GIFT SET, £67.15 | CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN VERY GIL MATTE LIP, £73

ANTHROPOLOGIE JESSICA RUSSELL MONOGRAM SLEEP MASK, £36 | ANTHROPOLOGIE CRYSTAL FACIAL ROLLER, £25 | L’OCCITANE DELICATE PETALS COLLECTION, £29 | L’OCCITANE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVE BAUBLES, £12

GUCCI MASCARA L’OBSCUR BLACK, £30 | GUCCI RED LIP SHADE 511 MADGE, £34 | GUCCI NATUREL FACE POWDER, £46 | OLIVER BONAS FRENCH GIRL CLEAR SKIN OIL, £19 | OLIVER BONAS NEIGHBOURHOOD FACE OFF OIL, £27

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GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FOOD LOVER

Christmas for me means scrummy food! Food gifts are the best as they’re low budget. Also, who doesn’t want a gingerbread Santa? From classics like candy canes and mince pies to honeycomb coal and chocolate & honeycomb marshmallows these picks are unique and yummy ideas for your food loving friends and family.

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CHARBONNEL ET WALKER CHOCOLATE SHOES, £7.50 | CHARBONNEL ET WALKER GINGERBREAD TRUFFLES, £15

CARTWRIGHT & BUTLER COLA CUBES, £6.50 | LINDT CHOCOLATE REINDEER, £3.19 | THE SNAFFLING PIG CO. PORK SCRATCHINGS, £17

FORTNUM & MASON CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE, £3.50 | FORTNUM & MASON GINGERBREAD MATCH BOX, £6.50 | FORTNUM & MASON HONEYCOMB COAL, £12.95 |FORTNUM & MASON PEPPERMINT BARK, £12.95

BISCUITEERS NUTCRACKER BISCUIT TIN, £35 | BISCUITEERS SANTA JOLLY GINGER, £6.95

LOTTIE SHAW’S MINCE PIES, £3.50 | THE NAKED MARSHMALLOW CHOCOLATE AND HONEYCOMB MARSHMALLOWS, £5.25 | HARRODS CLOTTED CREAM FUDGE BAUBLE, £10 | SMITH & SINCLAIR GUMMIE DECORATION, £6 | SMITH & SINCLAIR COCKTAIL GUMMIES, £15

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GIFT GUIDE: ALCOHOL

A stunningly packaged bottle of fizz is a perfect gift. Companies really focus on beautiful packing nowadays, which makes a bottle such a great and simple gift. From a crystal skull vodka bottle to a classic Moet & Chandon cracker these gorgeous bottles are a great gift option.

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IL GUSTO CHERRY VOKDA, £25 | MERMAID GIN, £38 | MOET & CHANDON GOLDEN EDITION CHAMPAGNE, £65 | MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CRACKER, £20 | FEVER TREE TARQUIN’S RHUBARB & RASPBERRY GIN, £8 | TAMDHU SINGLE MALT WHISKY, £45 | NO.3 LONDON DRY GIN , £40 | BUVEUR ESPRESSO MARTINI, £7.50 | SALCOMBE ROSE GIN, £40 | THE PORT OF LEITH LIND & LIME GIN, £38 | MOET & CHANDON ROSE CHAMPAGNE CRACKER, £24 | SALCOMBE GIN, £40 | LAURENT PERRIER CHAMPAGNE, £62 | FORTNUM & MASON BRANDY, £40 | LIQUER PINK COSMO DRINK, £19.99 | DOMAINE OTT ROSE, £37.99 | CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA, £130 | LIQUER GRINS PINK PROSECCO GIN, £39.99 | HERNO PINK GIN, £39.99 | VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSE CHAMPAGNE, £49.99 | MIRABEAU ROSE GIN, £35 | MALFY ROSA GIN, £25 | NIKKA WHISKEY FROM THE BARREL, £39.99 | WHISPERING ANGEL, £18.99

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DECK THE HALLS!

This year while we’re all in lockdown the prospect of decorating for Christmas has never been so exciting. A tasteful Christmas aesthetic gives me such a warm, fuzzy feeling. With items selected from brands Zara Home to Liberty London, I’ve selected my favourite Christmas decorations of 2020. Adorn your house!

WREATHS

ZARA WHITE FEATHER CHRISTMAS GARLAND £29.99

ZARA LIGHT-UP WREATH £29.99

LISA ANGEL PAMPAS GRASS WREATH £79.00

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

1. ANTRHOPOLOGIE DEIDRA STOCKING £42.00

2. THE WHITE COMPANY FAUX FUR WHITE STOCKING £38.00

3. THE WHITE COMPANY GREY JINGLES STRIPED STOCKING £22.00

CHRISTMAS SCENTS

1. ZARA CHIMNEY REED DIFFUSER 200ML £25.99

2. ZARA CHIMNEY SCENTED CANDLE 550G £25.99

3. THE WHITE COMPANY WINTER HANGING CANDLE £12.00

ARTIFICIAL TREES/GREENS

1. JOHN LEWIS MINI SNOWY TREES £5.00

2. COX & COX APLINE FIR TREE £145.00

3. THE WHITE COMPANY GREEN & BERRY £65.00

FASHIONABLE BAUBLE

1. EYE BAUBLE £8.95

2. JOHN LEWIS RED POP ART LIP DECORATION £5.00

3. LIBERTY LONDON BEE DECORATION £12.95

4. LIBERTY LONDON DATED LIBERTY BONE CHINA 2020 BAUBLE £15.95

5. LIBERTY LONDON PINK LIPS DECORATION £12.95

TIMELESS BAUBLE

1. SELFRIDGES GLITTER CAR DECORATION £8.00

2. SELFRIDGES WOODEN NUTCRACKER £8.00

3. SELFRIDGES WOODEN TOY SOLIDER DECORATION £8.00

4. LIBERTY LONDON PHONE BOX £9.95

UNIQUE BAUBLE

1. ANTHROPOLOGIE FELT LETTER £8.00

2. ANTHROPOLOGIE DACHSHUND DECORATION £12.00

3. THE WHITE COMPANY FEATHER MINI BAUBLE £3.00

4. SELFRIDGES GINGERBREAD WREATH £10.00

5. SELFRIDGES THE WORKSHOP X BLONDIES KITCHEN MILK & COOKIES £25.00

2. FORTNUM’S MINI HAMPER DECORATION £18.00

GLITTER BAUBLE

1.ZARA GLITTER BEAR DECORATION

2. ZARA SWEETIE GLITTER DECORATION £5.99

3. ZARA SWEETIE GLITTER DECORATION £5.99

4. COX & COX TWO VINTAGE SANTA £7.50

5. LIBERTY LONDON GLASS BEE ORNAMENT £18.95

NOVELTY BAUBLE

1. COX & COX FOUR SPACEMAN BAUBLES £25.00

2. JOHN LEWIS POP ART ROCKET £7.00

3. METAL LETTER BOX DECORATIONS £7.99

4. ZARA METAL GINGERBREAD DECORATION £4.99

5. OLIVER BONAS BLUE AND WHITE ROCKET £7.50

6. LIBERTY LONDON ZEBRA £8.95

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

1. MERI MERI FLAMINGO CRACKERS £ 21.50

2. MERI MERI ANGEL CRACKERS £21.50

3. ANTHROPOLOGIE NUTCRACKER CRACKERS £10.00

4. SELFRIDGES NANCY & BETTY £45.00

5. SELFRIDGES NUTCRACKER CRACKERS £20.00

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

1. H&M HOME DEER SALAD SERVERS £9.99

2. JOHN LEWIS PINK PEACOCK £15.00

3. MATALAN MINIMAL WOODEN NUTCRACKER £16.00

4. JOHN LEWIS FURRY WOODEN DEER £15.00

5. THE WHITE COMPANY WISH DECORATION £8.00

6. SELFRIDGES FELT ANGEL TREE TOPPER £18.00

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