Friday, July 31, 2015

Travel and Beauty!

Travelling is one of my favorite things to do, packing - not so much! I tend to over pack and I am definitely guilty of throwing everything into a suitcase at the very last minute! When freelance writer, Sophia Smith sent me this piece I found it incredibly helpful and had to share. The photos are pretty inspiring also.  See her post below. 

Summer is the perfect time to travel to new and attractive destinations. However, packing is not something we look forward to, particularly girls who tend to pack every single thing ( just in case). This time, do not take everything out of your wardrobe and throw into your suitcase. but take a piece of paper and make a list of all the essentials and most importantly: stick to it! This especially applies to the enormous makeup kits that we always carry around. We have numerous beauty products that we use on a daily basis, as well as makeup that most of us cannot imagine going anywhere without. How to pack and what to take with you?

Friday, July 24, 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. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

New York Bound

As I sit here on the plane I am both excited and a little anxious. In the past I have done a lot of traveling but in the past year those travels have been limited to Antigua. I am on my way to New York for BlogHer conference, the last time I visited was in 2012 for Blogfest on Design. I have incredibly fond memories of that trip and made a lot of blogger friends. I hope that this trip I can be a little more outgoing and make some new connections. 

Friday, July 10, 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.

Friday, July 3, 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.