Thursday, 31 January 2013

Do You Know The Muffin Man???

After some lunch at Haroods I stopped by the hair salon where my friend works in Knightsbridge to deliver her a much needed Lola's red velvet cupcake, before my sister and I headed off to Drury Lane to catch a matinee showing of Shrek. It had been on my list of shows to go and see and when my sister messaged me saying that it was ending at the end of February we decided to grab some tickets! The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is gorgeous inside, I took a couple of sneaky pictures before the show started! I also made sure to pick up a very appropriate snack for the interval.

Has anyone seen any shows recently, what would you recommend?? 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Disney Cafe by Harrods

I had a train ticket to London to use up by the end of the month and it's not like I need an excuse to make a visit! I'd promised my sister I would take her to the Disney Cafe at Harrods before it closes in March so this seemed like the perfect opportunity! After a trip to King's Road to find Brandy Melville and a stroll down Sloane Street we headed for some lunch.

My favourite part of the Cafe was the Big Ben clock face in the middle of the room! There is plenty to keep the children occupied, with activity sheets on the tables and Disney films being played on screens around the Cafe and did I mentioned they get to leave with a pair of Mickey/Minnie ears! As always there service is to Harrods high standards and it is worth a visit if you are a Disney lover!

Pastels on Sloane Street

Limited Edition Cambridge Satchels

Friday, 25 January 2013

Stacey's Smiles

Happy Friday!!! I finally made it through the week, I thought it was never going to end! I also surprised myself be managing to walk to and from work every day without falling on the ice once! I'm headed to London tomorrow to catch a showing of Shrek in the West End with my sister! I hope it doesn't snow too much tonight, I don't fancy getting stuck on the train! What's everyone else up to?

A package from Jennifer of Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.

We had so much snow I decided to give my deer some too! 

Making a snowy day bright and cheery with Essie 'Cute as a Button' and Oia Jules

Dreaming of Spring (Old Navy & Anthropologie)

A gorgeous coat from the H&M Trend Collection which is now mine! {image}

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A New Toy

As a child I always remember having so many new toys to play with on Christmas Day. As I got older it became things like a new mp3 player or a games console and now the things I have to 'play' with are more likely to have me making a mess in the kitchen! Last year I was generously gifted my laptop by my Dad and this year he gave me some money to decide what to do with! After going back and forth (do I really need an iPad or a pair of shoes) I settled on purchasing a DSLR camera! Anyone who knows me will know that I am so indecisive, even over the smallest decision. So of course I hummed and hawed over which camera to go for and whether I would use it enough, (or even learn to use it all all). After deciding it would be the Canon 600D (T3i) I headed to the store, where I still panicked whether I was making the right choice (I went back in there 4 times that day), I finally came home with my new toy for grown ups and a very stressed out mum!

I have no idea how to really use my  new camera yet so if anyone has any good books/videos/tutorials they can share with me I would very much appreciate! I did start to have a play around the other day and snapped a quick couple of pictures around my room!

I See Noise Chanel No. 5 Print.

Details on my vintage Chanel bag.

A new Oia Jules bracelet to add to my collection!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Monday Snow

We have son, a lot of snow! This is the most we've had since it started snowing last week and luckily today was my day off! I did have to run to the post office and walking in snow this deep was my work out for today! Don't worry I was wrapped in 3 more layers when I went walking!

I landed on my feet! 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Stacey's Smiles

My first smiles post of 2013! This morning when I woke I peeped out of my curtains to see all the beautiful snow that has fallen over night! I always think snow makes everything seem even more beautiful and although it has been freezing here all week and people can't stop complaining about the white stuff I love it! 
I finally caved and got a DSLR camera last weekend! I have been debating getting one for a while now and my indecisive self wasn't even 100% sure I was going to purchase it when I went to the store! But I came home with the Canon 600D and I am so excited to start playing around with it! If anyone has any good tips please share in the comments! Have a great weekend everyone! 

Sparking in EllandEmm on a Saturday

How I'm currently sealing my envelopes! 

My new camera, the Canon 600D!

A picturesque morning view

Coconut Polar Bear Cupcakes made with Susie

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Sale Purchases

I wasn't too keen to go sale shopping this year, I hate crowds now! So instead I waited until it had all calmed down a bit and went and hunted through what was left! I was very good and made sure I didn't purchase anything just because it was 'on sale', because I always get home and regret those! The Philosophy products were on my 'hunt down on sale' list along with the purple H&M shirt that I'd seen earlier in the year. The Wonderstruck perfume has been on my list to try out so when I saw the gift set on sale I grabbed it! I picked up a few gifts to put away and all of my gift wrapping supplies for next Christmas since everything was between 50%-75% off, I like to be prepared! I've also picked up a couple of things online from J Crew and H&M which I'm waiting to arrive!

New Look Peplum Dress - 50% off

H&M Trend Peplum Top

Accessorize iPhone Case - 70% off in store

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Make-Up Free Sunday

This Gap sweater has become a favourite since I picked it up back in December! It is perfect for the chilly weather and layering! I went make up free last Sunday when I finally decided to check out the sales to see if I could find any last minute bargains! You can see some of the things I picked up in tomorrows post!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Stephanie Sterjovski Prints

I love discovering bloggers I haven't come across before and towards the end of last year I came across Stephanie Sterjovski through Instagram! Not only does she have a blog full of beautiful pictures, she has amazing style and she has a print shop! The prints run from $15-$35 so are affordable for everyone.  I am in love with everything in the blush and gold, I have no idea which print I want to order! 

The Shakespeare Print $15 is high on my list of must haves! 

Check out the Spring 2013 collection at SS Print Shop here.
Follow Stephanie's Blog here.