Friday, 24 October 2014

Little Beauxoxo Update

As many of you know I'm currently embarking something very crazy: building a second business- eek! I have always longed to create a sister range for Beauxoxo selling similar designs for children but the reality only became true this year. Because the past few months have been quite tough personally, I have just put all my energy on Beauxoxo, but it's now time to get the Little Beauxoxo show on the road! I now have 3 lots of photo shoots done, the design finalised, and I'm going to start on the website now. So fingers crossed I get it launched before Christmas, fingers crossed! 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the collection so far, especially if you have little sisters, daughters etc, I'm longing to hear what you all think. When the launch date becomes clearer I'll be hosting a fun giveaway to celebrate. 

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Thank you so much for your support of Little Beauxoxo so far, it's safe to say I wouldn't be here without it!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bournemouth Shopping Fun and Travelodge

I recently teamed up with Travelodge to share my favourite spots in my home town of Bournemouth. It includes my favourite spots for lunch, afternoon tea and of course, shopping! If you're planning a little autumnal break to where I live you can check it out here.

Meanwhile, I'm working on getting my City Shopping Guides back up and running so if you have somewhere you think I should visit, please let me know :).


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

My Little Box: Diane Von Furstenberg Edition

Just a few weeks ago I was cooing over the September My Little Box and now it's already a new month, and a new box! Let's see what treasures lie within. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Music Monday: Josef Salvat

Once again the wonderful Soundcloud has allowed me to find more musical gems that I actually have enough 'Music Monday' posts to see me out this year alone! But today, all the focus your ears need is for the amazing Josef Salvat.

Yet again it's difficult to find too much about Josef as with my other 'Music Monday' features, but what I do know is that Josef was born in Australia but now resides in London as a singer-songwriter. And according to this Guardian article he studied law, and that he is/has worked with Rich Cooper, producer of Razorlight and Mystery Jets, and that his press is handled by the people who look after Adele, Björk and Beyoncé. All sounding very impressive so far!

I found Josef through his EP 'In Your Prime' and I have literally had it on repeat since my discovery. It's both highly soothing and highly addictive all at the same time. His music could be described as electro-pop, especially tracks such as “Open Season" where Josef's sweet, honey vocals mix with pulsating rhythms that I adore. This is in fact my favourite track from the EP. It has the formations of many other songs I like but my ears were pinged to something totally unique in "Open Season". It's almost like it's soulful electro-pop because it has so many layers you don't usually get in this genre of music. And this theme continues in the other tracks "Shoot and Run" and "'This Life". The whole EP is perfect for getting through your inbox, or for writing a blog post or anything like this because the beat and the drive of the tracks will keep you motivated but Josef's zen vocals will make you be utterly on your game, trust me! There's also a beautiful stripped back, piano led version, of Rihanna's "Diamonds" which apparently singer Sia is a huge fan of too.

Remember Josef Salvat's name, because he is quickly going to emerge as an artist to watch over the coming months. If you head to Josef's main website you can download a free track called 'Every Night' which is also a treat for the ears. Josef's full album is set to be released in early 2015 and I can't wait.

Are there any other Josef Salvat fans out there? I hope you liked this musical offering for the week. Let me know what you're listening to and loving as well.