Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunrise in Australia; peace of mind, adventure and happiness

"Always wandering. Always wondering. Always open to whatever comes next. Shedding old skins for new. While seeking peace in madness and zen in the middle of a storm. Where foreign becomes familiar, and being a stranger isn't strange at all.  Because home is a mindset.  And getting lost is where you get found."
- Words from the Roxy Blog, a place of inspiration, adventure and beautiful clothes;

Weekend Christmas Shop

Weekend Christmas shopping has begun. My gift giving this year is about appreciating the small things, thoughtful gifts wrapped with love. With limited funds to spend I am tailoring gift boxes to each of my loved ones, spending little but giving a lot. My first stop was Lush, who doesn't love a bath bomb bursting with colour, gorgeous smells and a luxury feel?
With weekend one of Christmas shopping done, I went to the cinema with the boyfriend to see The Imitation Game and I must recommend it to anyone and everyone! It was brilliant, Benedict Cumberbatch was simply incredible and played the part with grace and intelligence.
I hope you all had a nice weekend, remember to keep warm (with luxury hot chocolates or a tartan scarf) and have fun x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

#ChristmasWishlist in association with Mint Velvet

My #ChristmasWishlist in association with Mint Velvet Pinterest.

I have entered into Mint Velvet's competition to win a £150 voucher to spend in store! What's not to love about that? All you have to do is create a board on Pinterest of your #ChristmasWishes. My main wish this year is to spend time with my loved ones, in cosy socks and jumpers. Oh, and snow!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tartan & Trainers

Even though we are into our winter months, due to the warm weather, the trees are still abundantly colourful. Reds, oranges and an array of auburn colours, so beautiful and enchanting. I decided to step outside today and enjoy the crisp air and colourful trees. Wearing my favourite new scarf from Next, I can't seem to get away from tartan in winter, simple and elegant, it adds a special something to any outfit. Laced up in my trusty Nike trainers I powered on off through the trees and explored the wonders of the natural world.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Winter Wish List

This week I received two wonderfully created Winter catalogues from Sweaty Betty and Mint Velvet. Here I am going to just share a few of my favourite pieces, ones that will be on my Christmas wish list. Each catalogue is so well put together that I feel myself gazing at each page, longing to own it all and be one of the girls in the catalogue. 

Mint Velvet - Winter greys are luxurious and practical, easily worn over various layers and can all be worn together in different hues. My star pick from here would be the 'Thea Nubuck Stud Strap Boots' £159; available in black and charcoal, studs and a Western feel to them creating a 'streetwise' vibe.

Sweaty Betty - Every piece from their ski collection is spectacular. It's bright and vibrant, making you easy to spot on and off the slopes. The accessories pop in bright neon fleece and the leggings and tops in dynamic and flattering shapes. One of my favourite items is the 'Ski Jumper' £85 the cute little design makes for a fun apr├Ęs ski jumper, just cosy up with a hot chocolate around a fire, in a log cabin by the slopes (oh just my wish for this winter season)

Find all these beautiful items online and I recommend joining the mailing lists to relieve these catalogues each season, even if it's just to browse through you will be pleased:

The Final Showdown

Photos from @tomasberdych (these guys and their selfies together are just perfect)

The Final Showdown is upon us. That is the ATP Masters World Tour's final tournament of the year and it all kicks off in our beautiful city, London.

As far as tennis goes, it has definitely become more glamorous and talked about over the last few years. Much of this is thanks to Andy Murray's great success which finally gave Britain hope. When the top eight players embark down on London for this week at the O2, suddenly London couldn't look any more desirable; the Christmas lights are coming on, festive spirit is rising and the competition is at it's peak.

The battle to win a place in the last eight has been extremely tight this year and we see two newbies making their debut at the tournament; Nishikori and Raonic. Along with some favourites, Federer, Djokovic and Murray amongst the final eight to compete for the last trophy of the year. It looks set to be a fight to the end, with the edge probably being with Djokovic going for his third consecutive win here. But I wouldn't write off Australian Open Champion Wawrinka or US Open Champion Cilic, and of course how could I forget a favourite of mine Tomas Berdych whose form is always exceptional but sometimes lacks that final hit to knock the top boys off their perch.

Notably we will be missing Nadal who is recovering from surgery and who I hope will be fit and ready to get back to Australia in the new year and fight for that trophy that he just missed out on this year due to injury in the final.

I would put my money on Djokovic to win this tournament due to previous form and his achievements here before. I don't know if Murray has quite got enough left in the tank after fighting hard to win a place at the tournament and I will put an outside bet on Wawrinka who started the year with his first Grand Slam title, who undoubtedly wants to end the year on a high.

You can watch all the action live on BBC2 2pm each day and Sky Sports full day and evening matches.