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Sunday, 31 December 2017

What a year; Here's to 2017

Well, we made it. We have reached the end of 2017. Its safe to say this year has been fairly eventful for me, from getting through a masters degree to graduating and moving back home. Its been a year of feeling pretty unsettled and having no idea what I'm doing but also a year of finally deciding what I love and whats important for me.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Brand of the Week; Wintervacht

This weeks brand of the week is exceptionally niche, but as we are now officially in winter, having a brand that specialises in coats made perfect sense to me. Wintervacht a norwegian brand is therefore the focus of this week.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

My Big Eco Gift Guide

I love a good gift guide, I mean who doesn't? Present inspiration is always required, especially with those members of family which are always tricky to buy for. This years gift guide is a big one, and all the items included do good or are ethical as well meaning your presents are even better!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My Sunday Exploration; Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

Yorkshire is stunning, there really is no other way to describe it. From amazing cities and shopping to beautiful hidden corners in the dales, you can find beauty everywhere you look. Sadly though, I caught on a little late and only really started appreciating everything around me till I left Leeds. Silly Erin. Recently though I've started my own mission #mysundayexploration . This means every Sunday in some form I will do something, see something or visit somewhere new. 

A week ago was my favourite adventure to date and I cant recommend a trip there yourself if you live in or near the Yorkshire Dales. Our destination, Bolton Abbey.

Bolton Abbey is about an hour away from the centre of Leeds and although there is an Abbey, there is also an awful lot to see in the surrounding area including the Valley of Desolation.

After parking, you are provide with a map offering you all the options for how you can spend your day. This also means that you've got lots of options as to how far you wish to walk varying from thirty minutes to a couple of hours. 

The town also offers plenty of options for where to grab a bite to eat, or a scone and tea. It is chilly after all, and after walking a few miles you've earned a quick bite to eat.

It's safe to say that Bolton Abbey is such a fantastic day out, there are impressive sites and fun to be had at every turn. Whether that be crossing over the river on stepping stones or trying to cram yourself into small spaces for entertainment. 

If you're free over the weekend, add this little destination onto your visiting list, you won't regret it!

Have you been to Bolton Abbey? Where is your favourite spot in Yorkshire?



Sunday, 3 December 2017

Brand of the Week; Wearth London

Sustainable brands have been popping up left, right and centre across the globe and gradually more and more sustainable outlets are emerging in the UK. One example of this is Wearth London, a brand who's collection ranges from sustainable homeware to jewellery which has provided me with plenty of Christmas inspiration.

                                 Water Bottle | £12                             Bowl Set | £100

The brand wants to change the perception of what it means to be sustainable by providing a platform where quality and style is not compromised. The store brings a variety of eco-conscious pieces together for all of lives needs and provide value for money luxury.

                                 Free Hugs Pot | £13                          Cork Yoga Mat | £65

The items on the site are all carefully selected, with each piece showing what makes it sustainable on the web page. This can vary from being made out of recycled material or free from plastic. Any products on the site are therefore sustainable and ethically sourced.

                            Whale Tail Necklace | £30                    Circle Studs | £15

With so many fantastic products and careful selection of brands, Wearth London therefore take plastic and the packaging they use very seriously. This means they are always trying to use green packaging alternatives. They encourage products to use eco-friendly alternatives such as glass and therefore heavily encourage zero waste.

                     Double Length Wine Ottoman |£275           Wooden Hairpin Leg Bench | £120

The brand is a little different than the others I've featured due to it being more of an eco store but I think any website that can sport such a vast range of fantastic sustainable products that are stunning and eco friendly is fantastic!

                            Silver Tassle Earrings | £27.50              Karma Bangle | £35

What do you think of Wearth London? Do you have any sustainable brands you love?

Friday, 1 December 2017

Spreading Christmas Love; Reverse Advent Style

This post inspiration came from my mum. You see, this evening she got in from visiting the shop and proceeded to tell me about a concept that I had somehow not heard of before. As soon as the discussion ended I felt the need to share it instantly hence scribbling down this post this evening.