Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Drinks - Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Summer is here and I'm dreaming of garden parties and relaxing at the beach house. One of my favourite sites - Eat-Drink-Love has some amazing beverage recipes and I'm dying to try the sparkling strawberry lemonade. What I love about the recipe apart from it being pretty and refreshing is how quick and easy it is ( prep time is 20 mins!) . See more summer cocktail and drink recipes on Eat Drink Love.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Outdoor Entertaining

I have made a lot of mention of moving in the past weeks and the time has finally come. I start moving today and hope to be moved into my place by Monday. I am excited about a couple things - my home office for one and also the prospect of outdoor living and being able to entertain more. I have rounded up some outdoor entertaining inspiration along with some of my favourite items from Archers Hall in Speightstown. These pieces are perfect for summer entertaining and have some coastal elements which I love. Stay tuned on IG to see more of my moving adventures and upcoming parties. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunglass Trends - Mirrored

Sunglasses are such an important part of any look and I personally would be lost without mine as my eyes are quite sensitive and Barbados is super bright and sunny all year round. I talked sunglass trends this weekend with my friend from Sun Collection in Limegrove and it seems certain trends such as cat eye or aviators are maintaining consistency over the past couple years while a newer trend has emerged - the mirrored lens! I personally have had my eyes on a pair of mirrored Ray Bans for over a year and got a pair for my birthday. My wayfarers are still my go to pair but the green mirrored lens is something fun for summer. See below some street style sunglass snaps and a few of my faves from Sun Collection.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Life as I know it

The past week has been an exciting one, filled with meetings, lunches, shopping and lots of new business opportunities. My new series Life as I know it has proven to be a reminder of how truly blessed I am to live where I live, have the opportunities that I do and have such amazing people in my life. Stay tuned on the blog to see more of my lunch at Pure Ocean restaurant, Always Summer sale and Archers Hall beautiful new summer stock. 

Beautiful Bath beach was the backdrop for my latest interview 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Cottage Inspiration

As mentioned before I will be moving in a few weeks and I am looking forward to living in a bigger place with great outdoor space, open plan living and a second bedroom where I will set up my office.  I have been busy making moodboards and pinning away searching for home inspiration. Below is some of the inspiration for my new home; The Cottage. Each room has elements which I love and the spaces have given me numerous decorating ideas. See some of my designer tips to incorporate from each room below. 

The Cottage has a beautiful outdoor space with a lush garden and large breadfruit tree. Luckily for me there is a large covered porch where I have set up a second "living room". When decorating an outdoor space be mindful when choosing furniture or fabrics. Be sure to choose water resitant fabric such as Sunbrella and make sure your furniture will hold up to the weather.