14 Things That Make Christmas so Special

Despite social media often displaying otherwise, Christmas doesn’t have to be a showcase of hugely expensive gifts and extravagant gestures. I know in our family, it’s not necessarily the presents but the family traditions that make it the special time that it is. Too often we get lost in among the commercial aspect of the holiday season, panicking about whether the presents we’ve bought will be well received or whether Aunty Marge has got you another shelf and set of marbles that you have to feign delight for. Our Christmas lists might start out as long as our 8ft/10ft trees…
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Celebrate our differences

This is a bit of a random post, but one that’s been brewing for a long time. And it involves opinions. Something that everyone has I suppose, but not all are alike. And I believe, this is something to be celebrated. If we were all the same and upheld identical views and values, the world would be a very mundane place. Maybe the world would be a much kinder sphere as a whole, but we wouldn’t have the wonderful diversity that we have today. We can learn from one another, teach each other, hold discussions and really evoke new considerations about…
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Why you need a digital detox in Mexico

As much as I adore the digital world and the incredible opportunities it brings, admittedly sometimes, it can be a little all consuming. I awake with my phone already in my clasped palm, scrolling through Instagram as I blink open my eyes and checking for Twitter updates as I spoon my breakfast into my mouth, rather mindlessly. And I’d hate to admit, when the likes start rolling in after a particularly witty* tweet (*well, sort of) there is some sort of strange addictive gratification that is somewhat engrained in all of our lives. Social media is amazing though. It has…
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The Ultimate Christmas Gifting Guide 2016

I’m both slightly smug and embarrassed to say that I started Christmas shopping back in September. When it comes to all things festive, I absolutely love getting into the holiday spirit early because once the 25th arrives, it all seems over too quickly – so I figure why not make the most of the build up! This year, I decided to put together a mammoth Christmas gifting guide for all my favourite finds – featuring suitable presents for every member of the extended family. Focusing on food, interiors, beauty, fashion and other quirky gifts, hopefully it will inspire even the…
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How to prep for the party season

The month filled with parties, prosecco and pampering is very nearly upon us. Each year, it creeps up on us slowly – before revealing itself in a rather glamorous fashion and 2016 has been no different. Despite feeling a little blue about the cold, dark evenings and having to wrap myself up in a ridiculous number of layers, the fact that the festive season is ahead makes it all worthwhile. However, we’re a whole year out of practice – so I thought I’d put together a little guide to prepping for the party season. Grab a cup of tea, pop on…
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