Monday, 27 August 2012

Rain, sun, cupcakes and kisses in St Ives.


Sorry for my absence over the past few days. I've been in St Ives with my family celebrating my parents silver anniversary, and whilst I haven't been blogging I've been using Instagram more than ever (if you follow me, then sorry for nonsense I've been posting!). We had a lovely time. The sun came out for us yesterday, and we spent the daylight hours getting lost in town, drinking Earl Grey in sweet tea rooms, eating cupcakes on the beach and swimming, swimming, swimming.

It's a good job that I was on a detox last week because it's been a fairly indulgent couple of days! I've had some gorgeous seafood, fish and chips, barbecue ribs, then last night we went back to basics and had a very posh picnic in our hotel room made up of goodies from a rustic little deli we discovered. I'm being good again now - I swear! Although in all honesty we probably earned the extra treats with the amount of swimming we did. Even in the evenings when it was a little cool to go in the sea we'd all pile into the hotel swimming pool and admire the sea views.

On a side note, ignore my heinous roots in these photos. I've just dyed my hair and I'm going to give it another H'suan Wen Hua treatment before we leave for London tomorrow morning. Only three days until our engagement shoot, and four until I sign with Sapphires and do my winners shoot! The week after that I may just get some down time...

But then again, maybe not!

Ps - Do you guys like these kind of posts (dare I call it 'lifestyle') - I've been doing more of them recently and I feel it's a natural direction for my blog. I definitely won't stop doing outfit posts anytime soon, but I may break them up more with this sort of thing. I just wanted to see what my readers thought? Open up to me and I'll definitely be replying to your comments!

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  1. Looks like you had a great time, really love these kinds of posts :) xo

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  2. I think these sorts of posts are great - would love to see more!

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  3. St Ives is so wonderful.

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  4. Gorgeous photos.!


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  5. I love your hair colour, it's amazing!
    Beautiful photos. I really like this type of posts xx

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  6. Cute photos!

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  7. These are such gorgeous photos, and you look stunning, as usual :)
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.co.uk/ xo

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  8. I love these sorts of posts! It's nice to see bits of a blogger's life.

    Those cakes look delicious!

    Becky
    xx

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    1. They were delicious ;)

      Thanks, Becky! x

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  9. I love these posts (: And this has made me extra excited for my forthcoming trip to Cornwall in September, I haven't been since I was younger but I love the place so can't wait to go back and explore some more. xx

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    1. Cornwall really is a lovely place - I hope you enjoy your trip! x

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  10. I love these kinds of posts. It's great to see what you get up to and the photos are always beautiful.

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. aw, thank you so much for your answer and lovely comment, you wrote me that your friend designed your blog :) could you give me contact to her? if she doesn't mind of course. sorry for bothering you. X

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    1. My friend Paige (http://paigejoanna.blogspot.co.uk/) designed my logo, however I designed my blog myself :) x

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  12. ahh i love these <3 and you look like a mermaid it's lovely <3.

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    1. Thank you, and that's really sweet! x

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  13. Love your lifestyle posts just as much or (dare I say it!) slightly more than your outfit posts. It's lovely to see what goes on in your life! Would love for you to keep us updated with these types of posts :)

    Helen xxx
    (www.helenhearts.co.uk)

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  14. I love more lifestyle day to day posts :) Probably because I'm a nosey little so and so! Those cupcakes look amazing! xx

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    1. Haha, thanks, Chloe! They were pretty good cupcakes ;) x

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  15. LOVE IT! This is slightly embaressing, but im kinda obsessed with you.
    Is that your fiance or like a brother?
    <3 post more please lovely <3

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    1. Haha, thank you! That's my fiance :) x

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  16. perfectly sweet photos:) you are soo pretty ♥

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  17. Great photos!
    Can we follow each other?
    come to visit me!
    kisses

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  18. i do really enjoy these kind of posts - i love your outfit posts too but it's nice to have a view of a blogger's lifestyle and loves as well as their wardrobes :) i've mentioned this before but i always enjoy your beauty posts too. xx

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Hannah! I'm planning on doing some video blogs soon which may have more of a beauty angle x

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  19. Love these kinds of posts and now I want a cupcake....

    Chloe xo

    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  20. One of your most beautiful posts! I love it! :)x

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  21. i need to do a cleanse too hahahah i eat bad food too much! i absolutely love your hair, you look like ariel :D

    -jessica
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    1. Haha, it's not going so well this time! Thank you x

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  22. Love these types of posts :) I'm a nosy parker so I love to see what people get up to in their daily lives!
    I also absolutely love St Ives. I used to go often as a child so have many happy memories there.
    Hope your parents had a lovely anniversary (and I agree that you look like Ariel!)
    x

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    1. Thank you, sweetie! St Ives really is lovely, and they did have a lovely anniversary x

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  23. I enjoy lifestyle posts (especially with such beautiful photography as yours!) and it's always good to have a bit of variety on a blog I think!

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  24. I like your blog and your style - everything is so playful and you look like a fairy on your pics. I am following from now on. My blog is quite new and still in its infancy.

    x Kathrin

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  25. Yes, definitely keep up these little lifestyle posts! I love outfit posts but I also like knowing what bloggers are up to, I'm nosy like that.

    The weather looks so gorgeous, makes me miss living by the beach so much.

    Emily Jane xo

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I love doing these kind of posts so it's great to know that people are reading them x

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  26. woow I found your blog on LB and I really love it! (:
    I am your new follower , and yes this kind of post are so nice!
    hope you can see my blog♥
    have a nice day!♥

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  27. Life style posts are a funny one, I blog life style or new designs posts for my jewllery shop - I think my main worry is posting 'my life' on the internet... I recently blogged my engagement shoot, wedding and honeymoon and although I like sharing, it is there for everyone to see. Its a hard one!

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    1. I think it's hard to strike that balance between sharing too much and being too closed off. Hopefully we'll both find a level of personal blogging that works for us x

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  28. Beautiful. :) Looks so dreamy. :) And those cupcakes look extra yummy :)

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  29. Looks like you had such a lovely time :) I always love your photos, and I enjoy the lifestyle posts :) xo

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  30. Oh my goodness, you hair is stunning! You are beautiful!

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