The travel essentials I think all girls should know about

Posted In: Travel
I love travelling and I feel very privileged to be able to have seen as much of the world as I have so far. So, whilst I never used to think about the importance of what I packed in my hand luggage, after racking up a few air miles I now have quite a few essentials that I just won’t board a plane without. And if you are anything like me you will als[...]

City Guide: Nice & Monaco

Posted In: Travel
I am a huge fan of a chic city break, especially European ones as you can hop on a plane, have a whirlwind visit and tick off another place on the map in a matter of hours. So when I found out my friends Hen Party was going to be in Nice, with a whistle stop tour of Monaco, how could I say no? Nice was every bit as beautiful as I had imagi[...]

How to travel the world without quitting your job

Posted In: Travel
Many of us will have been there, the tug of war between travelling the world and building a career. We really can’t have it all, we think. I was lucky in a way as my decision was made for me. I have never been very good at saving and leaving University with a ton of debt meant that I couldn’t afford to swan off with a backpack so I chose to build[...]

Venue spotlight: Chicheley Hall

Posted In: Weddings
The wedding venue is one of the hardest things to pick for your wedding. How big? How much? How far? So many questions. But the one thing you must remember is that your venue should reflect you and your partner and everything you want from your day. One venue that is full of character and could easily reflect the quirky yet classic style of an[...]

Spinkdot is one: what i’ve learnt

Posted In: Lifestyle
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[...]

Making your own wedding rings: memories that last a lifetime

Posted In: Weddings
When it comes to jewellery, everyone’s personal taste is just that, personal. So you might find that picking your wedding ring ends up being the most difficult job of all. You might not know what you like, how much you should spend, what suits you or what will stand the test of time, so you could just end up with a generic off the shelf ring that isn’t v[...]

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[...]