Monday, June 29, 2015

Life as I know it : I've been a bad blogger

The past few months seem to have flown by and I have really neglected the blog. I think this is a challenge that I have faced numerous times over the years and am still trying to overcome - any suggestions are welcomed. I have so much respect for bloggers who can stay focused enough to post daily or even weekly. After having a brief "techy" meltdown this morning I decided to take some time to browse Pinterest and review some of my favourite blogs. This is something that I used to do daily but over the years hasn't been as easy, especially since the launch of Simpson Creative! It was incredibly refreshing and reminded me why I started LDB in the first place - to share my inspiration. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wedding Gift Picks

A few weeks ago I talked wedding rings with The Royal Shop. Today we are looking at Wedding Gift Ideas for both the wedding party and bride and groom. Traditionally in the past bridesmaids were given gifts for being part of the wedding party. I fondly remember receiving beautiful pearls as well as diamond studs when I was a flower girl, many years ago! While it is not as common now a wedding party gift is a lovely reminder of the big day. In more recent times I have been hearing about Brides and Grooms receiving gifts from their significant other, in addition to the rings! These can include handbags, pieces of jewelry or my favorite idea - matching timepieces. Here are some choice picks from The Royal Shop for you. See the product information below and visit The Royal Shop's Facebook page to learn more!

1. Timepieces for the Bride and Groom
Ladies say “YES’ again with this beautiful ROLEX EVEROSE GOLD and DIAMONDS LADY DATE JUST (28MM) Men, Let the adventures of your new life together begin with this ROLEX EVEROSE GOLD YACHT-MASTER 40MM for him. 

2. Rebecca Bridal Bracelet, Swarovski crystals and gold plated bronze & Rebecca Love Lock Bracelet, Swarovski crystals and gold plated bronze. | 3. Movado Women's Museum Classic watch, 28 mm stainless steel case, black Museum dial with tone-on-tone outer ring and silver-toned dot and hands, black calfskin strap with stainless steel classic tongue buckle. Personalize this watch with a message to celebrate your  special occasion! | Men's Museum Classic watch, 40 mm stainless steel case, black Museum dial with tone-on-tone outer ring and silver-toned dot and hands, black calfskin strap with stainless steel classic tongue buckle. | 4. Rebecca Passion Necklace | 5. Citizen L SunriseThe gold-tone stainless steel case and bracelet, Mother-of-Pearl dial with champagne gradation, features a sapphire crystal, deployment clasp and water resistance up to 50 meters. 6. Belle Etoile Pashmina bracelets, earrings and pendant

All items available at The Royal Shop. Visit them today! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Good Life - Afternoon at Sheer Rocks

Since I have returned from Antigua I have been left daydreaming of my amazing trip there! One of the highlights of my visit was my afternoon at Sheer Rocks. Sheer Rocks is located on the West coast of the island and has the most spectacular views. The food, service and overall atmosphere of the restaurant are equally impressive. I arrived around 4 PM and was greeted by the charming Jackson who promptly insisted that my sister/assistant for the day; Faye and I try some of the cocktails. I am not a big drinker so I took his suggestions and enjoyed an "Apple Rocks" cocktail while Faye had "the best Mojito" she had ever tasted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Simpson Creative

It has been a busy couple of weeks launching my newest venture - Simpson Creative. As a result I have neglected LDB a bit. I am determined to get back on the blogging train but just trying to find the balance. Until then I wanted to share with you all what I have been up to. I started doing Social Media Management a few years ago after I had better established LDB. I saw the importance of it in promoting my blog and found it to be both challenging and interesting. Simpson Creative Caribbean offers services in social media management, creative direction as well as marketing and online marketing solutions. Below I share a few photos from my first SC Photo Shoot. See more by liking us on Facebook and following @ simpsoncreates on Instagram and Twitter. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Love for a Lifetime - Choosing the perfect ring!

Wedding season is fast approaching and perhaps one of the most important factors is the ring! I have been planning my wedding since I was a little girl and have endless pins on Pinterest of decor inspiration, dresses and of course rings. Simone from The Royal Shop talks to us about the process of choosing the perfect ring and gives her advice.