BEACHES & BOATING: MYKONOS VISUAL DIARY

25 Aug 2014

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What better way to send the blog (hurtling) back in to action than with a little makeover and snaps from a summer holiday, right? So my husband and I recently spent ten days in Mykonos - perhaps one of the most beautiful Greek Islands we've ever been to - full of meandering alleyways, the typical white wash cubed buildings and crystal clear water.... Stay tuned - there's more to come!

I'd love to know where you guys have been vacationing this summer? Please share your travel tips in the comments box!

SARAH-LEIGH'S STYLE FILES FOR PEREGRINE

12 Apr 2014

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I’ve been lucky enough to work with British heritage brand Peregrine a few times now; based just outside Bristol, this is a brand dedicated to quality and craftsmanship. Many of you will know there’s nothing I appreciate more than home grown workmanship and so when the opportunity came up to try a new knit from their collection, I jumped at the chance.

COCKTAIL HOUR | THE LONDON FRENCH

14 Mar 2014

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Well, it's Friday night once again and I've got a quick and easy cocktail recipe for you to kick-start the weekend...

You'll need:
2 measures of gin {I love Bombay Sapphire}
1 measure of lemon juice {squeeze your own or pick up a bottle from the supermarket}
Crushed ice
Champagne, chilled {I used a bottle of Lanson}
Cocktail shaker

FASHION WEEK REVIEWS & BRIDAL TRENDS FOR A/W 14/15

7 Mar 2014

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Don't miss all the latest fashion week reports on OliviaPalermo.com, including my most recent reviews from Paris. Catch up with the latest bridal trends this week too on Love My Dress, with my highlights from New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

{From left: Hermes; Jenny Packham; Barbara Bui; Marchesa}

HIGHLIGHTS FROM HAMPSHIRE BRIDAL BOOT SALE

5 Mar 2014

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Our photographic highlights from the latest edition of the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale are now up on our Facebook page. Take a peek at what some of our brides and regular suppliers had on offer and don't miss the next dates...

{Big thanks to the wonderful Lydia Stamps (photo above) and Vintage Dotty for all our lovely images!}

Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale
Penton Park, North Hampshire
Sunday 18th May | 11am - 2pm

Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale
The Manor Barn, Salisbury
Sunday 8th June | 11am - 2pm

HAMPSHIRE BRIDAL BOOT SALE THIS SUNDAY 16TH FEB

10 Feb 2014

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Some of you may recall that as well as my day job as an editor, I'm also one third of events and communications agency What Peggy Did Next. Well, its that time again when our regular event the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale flings opens its doors to hundreds to brides and grooms-to-be with a host of newly-weds and recommended local suppliers setting up shop with perfect finishes touches.

This Sunday 16th February, 11am-2pm we're back at Cams Hall near Fareham - please do spread the word if any of your friends are getting hitched this year! Not only are there stalls a plenty selling anything from bunting to vintage crockery, stationery and even the odd frock or two, there's also a pop-up tea room from Smallpiece Catering as well as talks and workshops up in our second floor Inspiration Station!

NEW ON OLIVIAPALERMO.COM | LE ROYAL MONCEAU, PARIS

9 Feb 2014

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Don't miss my latest travel post over on OliviaPalermo.com - this week I review the exquisite Raffles hotel in Paris, Le Royal Monceau.

NEW ON LOVE MY DRESS | S/S14 HAUTE COUTURE ROUND UP

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Well, I'm pretty thrilled to announce that I've joined the team over at Love My Dress as fashion contributor. Don't miss my first post, a round-up of the recent couture shows, with a little insight on how these trends filter down in to bridal and occasionwear. Check it out here.

{Images left to right: Alexis Mabille; Elie Saab; Zuhair Murad}