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Food, Interiors

Review: Beyond Design Cafe, Rottingdean, Brighton

January 12, 2015

I love Rottingdean, Brighton.  It is a small seaside village steeped in equal measures of history and beauty, with a sea view at its foot and the Kipling Gardens at its head.  Brimming with independent boutiques, charity stores, bars and cafes – there’s plenty of treasures to be found and culinary delights to savour. My favourite cafe in the village has to be Beyond Design.  Created and run by Steve and John  three years ago, Beyond Design has evolved …

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Family & Life

The Adventures of My New Business

November 8, 2016

Image Credit: Little Miss Brighton What an adventure by new business partner, Lucy Tatton and I have had so far.  We’re working on setting up our own online retail business, Café of Curiosities and it is blummin’ HARD.  There’s no other way to put it. It’s hard because Lucy is doing it while her house is being renovated and is effectively living in a building site.  She’s also a mama …

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Family & Life, General

Our Baby Blessing & Naming Day

October 12, 2016

Us. xxx Back in the summer (yes, it is already over, isn’t it?), my family and I had a naming day for our two children.  We’d always wanted a special ceremony for our first born; our son Frankie but we got bogged down with moving house, job changes, health, being new parents and y’know, life.  But once all of this settled down and we had our second child; our daughter …

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Food, Interiors

Brightons Hidden Treasure: Igigi

May 11, 2016

Recently on a girls day out with my mum, she recommended we brunch at Igigi on Western road. Being bit of a foodie I love exploring new hot spots and this one is gooden. Not only does it serve tasty and Instagram worthy food, it also has a quaint little shop downstairs for a bit of retail therapy. With it’s tranquil, homely vibe and it’s prime location, Igigi is the perfect …

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Family & Life, Food, General

My Top Four End of Term Gift Ideas for Teachers

October 17, 2017

Recently, my son started school for the first time and with that, we all entered a whole new world.  I’m not just talking about the epicness of my child being at the age and stage in life where he goes to school (how did we get there?  Time flies), but the beginnings of school gate politics, school reports, extracurricular activities and teacher / parent social norms. Giving gifts to teachers …

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Maternity Outfit Ideas for Work & Everyday

September 4, 2017

As part of my maternity fashion video sries with Secret Saviours, the award-winning stretch mark prevention system for pregnant women, my final video focuses on maternity outfits for work, and how to look like you, look professional but also feel comfortable and cool.  I also look at outfit ideas for every day since, when you’re pregnant (and even when you’re not), daily inspiration is always needed, and pulling looks together …

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Maternity Fashion Tips for Each Trimester

August 29, 2017

As part of my maternity fashion video series with Secret Saviours, the award-winning stretch mark prevention system for pregnant women, my third video focuses on how to dress throughout the trimesters, what with your body shape forever-changing! In summary; Trimester 1 – personally, I wanted the safety net of the 12-week scan before announcing my pregnancy to the world and so, to avoid suspicious looks and probing questions, I dressed …

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Family & Life, Fashion & Beauty, General

Maternity Fitness Wear Ideas

August 29, 2017

Me during my second pregnancy wearing FittaMamma As part of my maternity fashion video series with Secret Saviours, the award-winning stretch mark prevention system for pregnant women, my fourth video focuses on what to wear to workout in while you’re pregnant, an occasion that is tough to dress for and tough to action!..but so important to get right. The correct support for your body has never been more important than …

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