I live a pretty hectic lifestyle and each day is jam packed with work, events, heading to the gym, etc. I always find that I need an extra energy boost throughout the day, which I often get from Diet Coke or multiple cups of coffee. My New Year’s resolution was to cut down on the amount of coffee and try to find a healthier source for my mid day pick-me-up.
Christmas isn’t the the same without a festive cheeseboard to tuck into whilst watching Home Alone with the family after dinner (or any Christmassy movie for that matter). There are endless accompaniments you can add to a cheeseboard – olives, nuts, crackers, bread, figs, the list goes on but what I think really makes a good cheeseboard really standout is a unique flavoured chutney that pairs well several different types of cheeses.
I cannot wait for Thanksgiving next week! We are heading to NYC on Friday to spend the holiday with my family, but I have definitely been getting into the festive spirit here in England. Pumpkin Pie the most traditional dessert to dive into after Thanksgiving dinner and I really like introducing my in-laws and friends to traditional Thanksgiving foods over the years, which is why I was so excited when Innovative Bites sent me an entire box of Baking Buddy Natural Pumpkin Purée so I could bake some lovely desserts to share.
London is gorgeous in the Fall – there’s a cold snap in the air, the leaves change colour and it’s one of the best times to visit because it’s a little less touristy than in the summertime. If you are visiting between October – December and wondering what to pack for sightseeing around the city, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
One of my favourite parts of Fall is pumpkin everything. Pumpkin candles, pumpkin spice lattes (yes, I’m basic), pumpkin picking and pumpkin baked goods! As soon as September rolls around in the US, pumpkin mania sets in and I am so happy that the pumpkin trend has made its way across the pond!
I love really pretty stationary and loved designing our own wedding save-the-dates and invitations, but when it came time to sort out invitations for our Rehearsal Dinner, we didn’t want to fuss with designing them, posting them and paying an arm and a leg for them. We decided send e-invitations to all of our guests, via Paperless Post, and it was a great decision as they turned out beautiful, it was the most cost effective option and it was super simple to do!
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than ‘Netflix & Chill’ and by chill, I mean literally lazing on the couch and binge watching a really good show. The last month of work has been really stressful with a lot of long and intense hours. Sometimes, there is nothing more I look forward to than pouring a glass of wine, curling up on the couch and decompressing with a new show. There are some really good shows on Netflix that Ciaran and I have been watching lately so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites as of lately with you guys…
Hiring a videographer for our wedding was a last minute decision and it was one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process. A few weeks beforehand, I told Ciaran how much it would mean to me to have a video to look back on our special day. Of course we’d have all of the photos, but I wanted something I could watch and have memories of my parents, family and friends to look back on for years to come.
I don’t know about anybody else who has gotten married before, but I had serious post-wedding/honeymoon blues when we returned to London. Going back to work that first week was really hard because while I just went through a momentous life experience, everything else stayed the same. It felt odd coming back to the norm and I grappled with how my life had just changed so much, yet everything else still stayed the same. I had to get back in to the swing of things!