Spinkdot is one: what i’ve learnt

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Today marks one year since I bit the bullet and released Spinkdot into the blogosphere and what an exciting year it has been. I have always enjoyed writing, I used to write short stories when I was younger and I studied Journalism at University, so a career with words always made sense to me, but blogging just always seemed scary. I started a blog whilst[...]

Wedding photography: my favourite non professional snaps

Posted In: Weddings
When it comes to planning your wedding, your rings and your photography are the only things that will last as long as your marriage. So when it comes to choosing a photographer to capture your lifelong memories it can be hard to pick the right one. Do they have enough experience? How many photographers will you get on the day? How on earth will they be in fi[...]

Fabulously floral: wedding trends for 2018

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One of my favourite things about wedding flowers is the romance they can bring to a wedding. And it really doesn’t matter what kind of wedding you choose to have, your flowers can take it from basic to brilliant so very simply. As wedding trends come and go it is important for Brides to understand what floral trends will make an appearance durin[...]

City Guide: Barcelona

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I am 100% one of those annoying people that celebrate their birthdays for days, weeks and even months and 2017 was no different. For my 28th Birthday I managed to squeeze in a bottomless brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, a family dinner at The Anchor in Aspley Guise, an after work soirée with friends, a day trip to the Birmingham Christmas Mar[...]

Living a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget

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I realised pretty early on in life that I liked nice things. Some would call me materialistic, but if we spend all our hours working then why shouldn’t we treat ourselves to the little - or big - things that make us happy? Now don’t get me wrong, even though I have an art for falling in love with the most expensive item in a shop, I am still not q[...]

Shaking up your style

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Remember when you were a child and you would desperately want to get yourself dressed, just so you could wear your wellies, a pink tutu, stripey tights and a sparkly bomber jacket. And how cool did you feel when your Mum let you do it. Super cool. Why is it when we get to adulthood we lose all that excitement for clothes that we know will ma[...]

City Guide: New York City

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"One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years."  Tom Wolfe   Last month I was lucky enough to be jetted off to New York on my Neo PR Christmas party, yes you heard me right, my Christmas party was in New York. Awesome right? I love New York, I have been twice before, both times around Chr[...]

On being proud to be proud

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  As the year draws to a close and a new one is just around the corner, everyone starts to reflect on what they have achieved, what they could have done better, what they would like to change. But why? Why does a new year always have to come with a new you? What was wrong with the old you? Don’t get me wrong everyone has a few things I am sure t[...]

On being married for one year

Posted In: Weddings
Today marks one whole year since I married my best friend and although they say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, at the risk of sounding smug I don’t feel like it has been hard at all. Sure, we don’t agree on everything, we have had our fair share of disagreements, challenges and tests, and I am absolutely certain I frustrate Joss more th[...]

Christmas delivery cut off dates

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If you are anything like me then you may be panicking that Christmas is around the corner and you haven’t ordered all your pressies or your Christmas Day outfit. But do not panic, all our favourite retailers seem to have got their delivery butts in gear and are offering Christmas delivery right up until the last minute. Below are all the cut off dates[...]

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BLACK FRIDAY HAUL

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Firstly, how amazing in Autumn! I spent some time in London over the weekend and had a lovely little Autumnal walk along the river and through the park in Putney and I absolutely love this time of year. This outfit is also a winner as layering is my all time favourite, I was so happy it was cold enough to bust out my new cashmere jumper that the Neo PR girls[...]

Feeling festive? My guide to the Christmas events near you

Posted In: Lifestyle | Travel
I love Christmas, like really really love Christmas. I own approximately seven Christmas jumpers, I have two trees - although one is one of those arty twig trees - I always try and cram in Elf at least a dozen times in the run-up to Christmas and to be honest I always feel a little bit depressed on the 1st of December as I know it’s already the run-up to i[...]

What all brides really want from their Bridesmaids

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  Being a Bridesmaid is one of the most important roles at a wedding and you won’t have been chosen without a huge amount of thought. If you have been lucky enough to be asked to be a Bridesmaid it is because the Bride - and Groom - want you to be part of their special day. She needs her girls by her side and she knows she couldn’t make this jour[...]

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

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Any excuse for glitter and I am there, so when Sophie etc and I spotted some cute white pumpkins in Buckingham and she suggested I glitter them up for Halloween, I didn’t give it a second thought. I headed straight to Hobbycraft and stocked up on all things glitter and gold - although the spray paint can didn’t work which was hugely frustrating - and got[...]