Wednesday, 23 November 2016

BLOSSOMING GIFTS | Christmas Flowers

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Who doesn't love receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers hand delivered to your door? No one?.. Didn't think so! Blossoming Gifts certainly does not disappoint with their stunning hand tied bouquets! I was lucky enough to be sent the Christmas Lily & Rose bouquet* which was beautifully packaged, arrived promptly and was tied with delicate white tissue paper and a cute grey vintage bow! Not only are the flowers presented wonderfully, they came in a large box fastened around the bottom -  this is brilliant and a fantastic way to ensure the flowers aren't moving around and damaged during transit!

As i mentioned above i was kindly sent the Lily & Rose bouquet from the Blossoming Gifts Christmas flowers range. Personally, I think these would make the perfect Christmas present for any loved one! You can pair these beautiful hand tied bouquets with bubbles, chocolates, vintage vases and even personalised gifts making it the ideal Christmas present! The flower quality is incredibly fresh and they smell amazing - Blossoming Gifts guarantee the flowers to last for 7 days (the above pictures was taken on day 5!) This bouquet has certainly brought a touch of early festive cheer to my kitchen.

The Blossoming Gifts Christmas range start from £17.99 - however I have been given a discount code for you lovely lot, so if you enter 'BGIFTS3' at the check-out you will receive a huge 33% off all flowers - this does however exclude all products on the 'flowers by post' page.

Let me know if and what you order! I would love to see pictures..


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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

DRAGONFLY TEA | Tea House Collection

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In my opinion, there's nothing better than snuggling down with a warm cuppa! Especially as the festive season has officially started. Dragonfly tea is company that i had heard of before but never tried, a few weeks back i was kindly invited to an event they where holding in London but due to work commitments i was unable to make it. A few days later i was absolutley delighted to be offered two tea's to sample from their new Tea House Collection.
Dragonfly tea are currently celebrating fifteen years, so happy birthday Dragonfly! Bruce Ginsberg the founder of Dragonfly Tea must have tea running through his veins, he has spent his life exploring monasterys in Japan and studying tea in South Africa. Not only that, Benjamin Ginsberg, Bruce's grandfather was the founder of rooibus tea!

With their 15th birthday in mind, Dragonfly Tea have created the 'Tea House Collection' which includes 10 wholeleaf teas, sourced from the finest gardens around the world. The selection includes the following;
Jade Orchid Green Tea 
Genmaicha & Match Green Tea
Lemongrass & Ginger Infusion
Bai Mudan White Tea 
Garden Mint & Verbena Infusion 
Jasmine Pearls Green Tea 
English Breakfast 
Earl Grey Tea 
Dragon Well Green Tea 
Eastern Beauty Oolong

They above teas come in boxes of 15 and retail from £4.75 upwards.
I went for two of my favourites - Jasmine Pearls* and Earl Grey*. The tea bags are made from biodegradable pyramids which lets the loose whole leaf tea properly brew inside. As soon as i received this parcel i could smell the tea through the box - the smells are incredible, however when brewing this is not overpowering to the flavour! My favourite part was that you can actually see the tea and buds expanding in the teabag. 

From the pyramid tea bags to the loose leaves inside, this product is high quality and a real winner with me! I've already got my eye on the luxury tea and candle gift set on the website.

Have you ever tried Dragonfly tea? What's your favourite flavour  


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Sunday, 13 November 2016

INTU LAKESIDE | Christmas Event with IntuVIB

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Eeeeeeep, the Christmas countdown is officially ON and i have been to my first Christmas event of the year! You have no idea how much this excites me.. being the huge Christmas fan i am i was so excited to be invited along to the launch night of the Intu Lakeside Christmas Village. The Christmas village is complete with a very large ice rink, cocktail crystal bar, a grotto to meet Father Christmas, Christmas market and festive treats - making it the perfect destination for all the family this Christmas! 

As soon as we entered, we headed straight for the Crystal bar for a little dutch courage before the ice skating began! They had a huge selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages including mulled wine, hot chocolates with whipped cream and delicious Bellini cocktails - i personally can't say no to a glass of fizz so opted for the Berry & Winter Spice Bellini which was so delicious! The prices vary but the cocktails started from £6.00. 

The undercover ice rink is located near House of Fraser and is a whopping 600msq and fully sheltered from the rain! The ice rink is now open and will be running until the 1st of January. The prices vary but for an adult it costs £9.75 and for under 16's £7.75, you can book online through their website and they are running special events throughout the season.. they even have a silent disco! The atmosphere on the rink is brilliant complete with a ring side DJ! From the ice rink staff to the bar staff, everyone was incredibly helpful and lovely - massive shout out to a member of the Ambulance crew who helped me get my skates on!

Just remember to wrap up warm and bring your gloves!
A HUGE Thank you to Intu Lakeside for the invite.. it was the perfect way to start the festive season and we had so much fun!


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