Friday, November 21, 2014

Chopard Happy Diamonds with Poppy Delevingne

I visited The Royal Shop during the week and I was mesmerized by some of their stunning jewelry and classic timepieces. Mrs. Thani was gracious enough to show me around, tell me a little more about their jewelry and let me try on some spectacular pieces. She seemed to save the best for last as she led me to the Chopard case and presented me with a iced out watch which I would have thought would be too much "bling" but was absolute perfection! Being the social media nerd that I am upon returning home I visited the Chopard Facebook page and website - it was there that I discovered Poppy Delevingne's Happy Diamond Campaign. The campaign looked more like a fashion editorial than a jewelry advertisement and I found it to be incredibly refreshing. See some of my favorite shots from the campaign below. 

Images - Chopard

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Multi National Fair Highlights

This past weekend was a busy one and Monday came far too quickly for my liking. On Saturday I attended the highly anticipated Multi National Fair with my Mum and it did not disappoint. The venue was lovely and everything was well spread out. Upon entering we were greeted by The Slow Foods Barbados tent where my sister was volunteering, to the right there were stalls selling fresh herbs and spices and an area set up for afternoon tea. We bypassed this and I headed straight for the food! Afterwards we went about looking for Platinum Wines, Island Bags and later we indulged in some sweet treats from Mama Mia. While walking around we also stopped in between at stalls which caught our interest and to chat with friends - some who I hadn't seen since secondary school days!

The Multi National Fair. Photo by Dazzle Magazine. See more photos by Dazzle magazine here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cooking Italian with Pietro Coricelli

I love food and in the past year I have really started to enjoy the cooking process. I often like to play soothing music and burn candles as I attempt to recreate some of the dishes I find on food blogs. One of the more recent dishes I made was very simple and extremely enjoyable. This was not from a recipe book but based on a traditional Italian dish - Pasta with tomato sauce. I used Pietro Coricelli products for the first time and was super impressed, not to mention very excited for the truffle oil! 

My go to tray in my kitchen which sits right next to the oven with my everyday necessities for cooking - pepper, salt, olive oil and fresh herbs. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Tips for working from home

There are definitely perks when working from home however I find in order for me to stay focused and work efficiently I have to treat it like an ordinary work day in an office somewhere. In saying that I have the flexibility if I need to do laundry I can put it in just before I start work and then take a break an hour later to hang it out. Initially I found it challenging to work from home but I quickly learnt that a routine is key. Below I share with you my tips for having productive work days at home. 

1. Get out of bed, shower & dress!
One of the biggest struggles I face in working from home is the urge to stay in bed and work from there. I have found that the best thing that works for me on a morning is a brief yoga session and devotions, I then have breakfast, shower, dress and go into my office.
2. Have a designated work space - even if it is a desk in your living room.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hair Envy

I haven't had my hair cut or coloured in months and am so excited for my hair appointment this week. For the first time in my life I have long hair. In the past I have gone from a short bob to shoulder length only to get bored and try a pixie cut and then have to start all over again. I have also gone from my natural colour (honey brown) to bleach blonde to dark black and back to natural again. In saying all of that I am loving my long hair and hope too much doesn't have to be taken off this time around. In terms of colour I want to go dark - almost black but my hair dresser, Tenika says absolutely not! Below are some haircuts and colours I am loving from Pinterest. Comment below and let me know your thoughts. 

If I had my way I would go dark like this. The length is quite similar to what I have now.