Friday, May 22, 2015

Life as I know it : Bits of Barbados

Over the weekend I took a drive with my Mum from the South Coast through Bridgetown, along the West Coast and ended in Speightstown. Along the way I stopped to take photos of some of the sights and beaches. I drive to Speightstown about twice a month but have my eyes on the road more than anything else. Mum drove and I was able to look out the window and truly appreciate the beauty. Every so often when I really think about it I see how blessed I am to live on my beautiful island - Barbados. See some of my photos below and stay tuned for part 2 of my island tour. 

I passed some older gentleman at a small fishing area playing dominoes to take some photos of the beach and when I looked to my left I saw these two beauties playing in the surf. It was so nice to see them as they ran excitedly from the waves. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fashion and Denim

Denim jeans are one of my wardrobe staples. They are incredibly versatile and depending on the styling can be dressed up or down. I tend to mix mine with simple black or white t and leather sandals for everyday or throw on a pair of heels and a blazer if I have a meeting to attend.( See my post on how to dress up your jeans for work here). While browsing the internet for denim inspiration I came across four different looks from some fab fashion blogs. While I am partial to the simplicity of the first two they are all looks I would wear and have sparked a Shopstyle shopping spree!

Friday, May 8, 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! 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bar Cart Alternatives

I love a bar cart and have blogged about them here a few times. I recently acquired a vintage bar cart from my Granny and was torn between turning it into a Coffee/Tea Cart or using it to put some of my plants on it. I decided on using it on my patio and while there are primarily plants on it I am loving some of the ideas below. The bar cart is definitely a classic piece to own and these ideas showcase that it is not limited to only drinks. 

1. Use your bar cart by the pool to store towels and summer drinks.