Delightful Finds and Me

Wedding Wednesday – Keeping Your Guests Cool

Jul. 23rd

Happy Wedding Wednesday! So with all this hot and humid weather we are having I think it is worth having a look at ways to keep yourself and your guests cool. There is nothing worse than being too hot at a wedding, with your dress sticking to you, your hair going frizzy and your makeup starting to melt!

Ice Cream

Ice cream and ice lollys would be perfect to cool people down in hot weather and its good because you can also make a feature out of it – set up a help yourself stand or hire in a fab vintage ice cream van.

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Fans & Hats

Whenever I am hot the first thing I do is fan myself, so I think these are a must for a hot wedding. They can double up as your order of service or programs too which is nice. The men may feel a bit funny about fanning themselves with pretty girly fans, so maybe some hats for them?

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Parasols

Parasols are pretty and great for keeping the sun off. You could colour coordinate them with your wedding colours too. You can hire them in, or even buy them so that guests can take them home as favours.

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Cold Drinks

Cold drinks are obviously a must (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and again why not make a feature out of it – I love these ideas below using an old bath and a wheelbarrow!

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The Essentials

Not sure about you but usually my bag at a wedding can hardly even fit my phone in it, never mind the hot day essentials such as deodorant, hairspray, anti humidity hair spray, face blotting papers, makeup, hairbrush, wet wipes, plasters, safety pins etc! I always think it is a nice touch when these things are left for gusts to use in the bathrooms – you can put it all in a pretty basket, or in glass apothecary jars.

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What do you think – do you have any other ideas? I really like the fans – especially if you double them up as your order of service.

Have a great Wedding Wednesday and I shall be back soon :) xx


Make It Delightful – Beachwear

Jul. 21st

As you know, this Make It Delightful feature is a collection of DIY Tutorials and How To’s for those who fancy getting a bit crafty and today, with my summer holiday not far off, I am looking at holiday or beachwear DIY.

Please click on the link below each photo to find out how to make your own.

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DIY Beach Bag via Something Turquoise

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Cotton Wrapped Sunglasses & Bracelets via Bloglovin

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DIY Flip-flops via BuzzFeed

What do you think of today’s Make It Delightful? I love that bag and actually need a beach bag for my holiday. The flip flops look pretty cool like that too.

If you have or can make something and would like to show the rest of us how, then please get in touch – I would love to hear from you.

Have a lovely day and I shall be back soon :) xx


Holiday Booked at Last – Bodrum, Turkey

Jul. 16th

Does anyone else really struggle with finding the right holiday to book? I have spent weeks trawling the internet for the right holiday and have only just managed to get it sorted. I know its great that I am actually going on holiday (so should probably stop moaning!) but I do wish the booking of it was just a little bit easier and less time consuming!

I even went into an old school travel agent at one point as I was that fed up of looking and the women just sat and trawled through her screen the same as I had been doing and seemed to know even less than me!

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Anyway, moan over. I am actually really excited now that we have booked Bodrum in Turkey for a week in August. I was looking for somewhere with a bit of culture, that is pretty with nice beaches, with good restaurants and bars – BUT without your mass of 18-30 package holidayers and British pubs. I think Bodrum ticks all of the boxes – so excited!

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Bodrum, Turkey via Pinterest

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Bodrum, Turkey via Pinterest

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Doesn’t it look pretty! I cannot wait to get out there and actually feel like it is very well deserved, and needed! What about you – where are you off to this Summer? Have you been to Bodrum? Would love some bar, restaurant, beach and sight seeing recommendations so please leave a comment if you have been.

Have a lovely day and I shall be back soon :) xx


Obsessed… Sparkling Jewellery Coin Necklace

Jul. 10th

Morning all. I have a few new regular features coming up over the next few weeks and the first is this – Obsessed! It will be a weekly post on something that I love/want/need in my life. There is always something so I will never run out of ideas!

The first item in my new Obsessed feature is something I have had my eye on for a while – the gold Coin Necklace from Sparkling Jewellery. Some of you may recognise the name from Holly Willoughby, as she is rarely seen without hers.

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Isn’t it pretty – I want one! If gold is not your colour, they also do it in silver and rose gold, so something for everyone – pop over to their website to see what best suits you. They also do real coin versions which cost more, or the replica coins which are still as gorgeous.

Have a great day and I shall be back soon :) xx


Sex & The City

Jul. 9th

I somehow managed to miss the Sex & The City craze when it was actually on TV. I know… where was I?! I have to say though that I am glad of this now as I have the whole box set to watch and its great as I have not seen any of it. I love a new box set!

I am a bit obsessed with it at the moment and watching a few episodes most nights. What is it about box sets… “oh just one more then” and before you know it you have finished a series and its past your bedtime!

I saw on Marie Claire the other day that they had published some of their favourite Sex & The City quotes so thought I would share a few with you in honour of my new box set obsession!

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Hehe – I just love it! Which of these do you like best – or do you have your own favourite Sex & The City quote?

Excited that I have the movies to watch too after the box set! How about you – have you seen them all? If not you should definitely invest in the box set – so worth it.

Have a fab day and I shall be back soon :) xx


Harrods – Rewards Weekend

Jul. 5th

Happy weekend! Harrods is without doubt my favourite shop so when they have their sale on, I do get rather excited! So this is my weekend sorted, how about you – any exciting plans? I could do with some new work clothes at the moment actually and I have my eye on a few bits from Hugo Boss…

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Hugo Boss – Harrods

Even better that this weekend is a special Rewards Weekend and Harrods cardholders get an extra 10% off! It is available online and in store but be quick as it ends on Sunday. If you are not already a member then you can sign up on the Harrods website.

Have a fab weekend and I shall be back soon :) xx


Southern Comfort

Jun. 18th

Morning all. It may be a little early in the morning to be thinking about alcohol but just try and think ahead a few hours! Are you a Southern Comfort fan? I went through a phase of drinking it all the time a few years ago but have not had it much since… until now. I had totally forgotten how much I love it - a liqueur made with American whiskey, fruits and spices – sounds delightful!

My sister and I decided to have a cheeky cocktail night with my bottle of Southern Comfort and without wanting to sound like an alcoholic… I am hooked! I think it will probably be my Summer drink. It is fab for cocktails – click here for a great selection. To be honest though, my favourite way of drinking it is with diet coke, lots of ice and lots of fresh lime – super tasty!

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What do you think? Do you like Southern Comfort? What’s your favourite way to drink it?

Southern Comfort are currently running a Go Drink Yourself competition to win a mug of your very own face, hehe! You just need to enter your own recipe in the contest. Pop over to the Southern Comfort website to enter – good luck!

Have a fab day and I shall be back soon :) xx


Too Cute

Jun. 17th

Afternoon all. Here is a bit of Too Cute to get us through until home time…

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Haha, look at that face – so cute! This is an exotic shorthair (shorthair Persian) cat, the same as my Louis (although not as cute as him obviously!).

Have a great day and I shall be back soon :) xx

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Delightful Words

May. 4th

Morning all! I have a Pinterest folder full of quotes – some funny, some sad and some just true. I post one most Sundays, in this Delightful Words feature, so that I can share them with you – so please do let me know what you think and how each quote may relate to you on that particular day.

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This has to be true! I am still waiting for my fairytale to happen and like to think it is not far away! What do you think, am I mad? I think we should all have hopes even if the waiting sometimes makes you feel like they don’t exist and never will. Trying to be positive…

Have a lovely Sunday and I shall be back soon :) xx


Jamie Oliver Victoria Sponge

May. 3rd

Morning all and happy Saturday! I love that feeling when you wake up on a Saturday morning and you remember its the weekend! Especially when its a long weekend.

Baking is always a good plan for bank holidays, when most of us have a bit of extra time. I came across this Jamie Oliver Victoria Sponge and just have to give this a go. It happens to be vegan, gluten free and dairy free (all of which I am not) so should cover most people and allergies.

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If this does not make you want to get your mixing bowl out, I don’t know what will! Pop over to the Jamie Oliver website for the full recipe and instructions.

Have a great Saturday and I shall be back soon :) xx



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