27 November 2015

Trying Something Different With Luxemme

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When I was contacted by Luxemme asking if i'd like to choose an item and feature it on my blog my first thought was "Shit i'll have to take photo's of myself" - something that I haven't felt comfortable doing in about a year and a half now. But then I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to push my limits and step out of my comfort zone, somewhere I really enjoy remaining inside. Plus with the christmas season fast approaching I felt this would be the ample opportunity to grab something for all these thousands of christmas parties i'll receive invites for.


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Remaining with the theme of 'stepping out of my comfort zone' I decided to go for something completely different to what I would normally wear, finally opting for the Laciann lace playsuit. Being a member of the itty bitty titty committee, deep plunging necklines or anything that requires no bra I usually stay clear of as I love a little extra boost from some padding. However I am so glad I decided to give this playsuit a go as the lace detailing is gorgeous, plus the built in vest keeps everything securely where it should be with no worry of a nip slip.  


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Playsuit, Lace, Party, Fblogger, Fashion Blogger

I mean just look at the back? Isn't it stunning! I'm a huge fan of the mesh back allowing my porcelain skin to contrast against the floral lace. Theres that whole 'flashing skin but not really' effect that I've always found rather sexy in a very sophisticated classy kind of way. 

As you can see Luxemme have some really gorgeous lace playsuits like this one, so why not go take a look yourself and you might find yourself that edgy party outfit. Luxemme sure know how to design some really amazing clothing and their lace playsuits are just perfect! If thats not enough why not take advantage of their christmas voucher giveaway where you can get your hands on a £15 voucher to spend in store HERE



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02 November 2015

Quaint Cafe's - Newcastle's Hidden Gems

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I love quaint little cafe's and coffee shops. The individuality of them, getting to know the staff and not to mention the range and variety on their menus. I'd happily pick that over a pumpkin spiced latte and a ham and cheese toastie any day of the week. So when I was asked by Talented Talkers and Travelodge to write about my favourite places in Newcastle I jumped at the chance to feature a handful of my favourite spots, and believe me it was hard to pick only a few.
Curious Leaves Tea Bar
Grainger Market, City Centre
The North East's Hidden Gem - Curious Leaves
The North East's Hidden Gem - Curious Leaves
The North East's Hidden Gem - Curious Leaves

Now for all you tea lovers out there theres one place I cannot recommend enough and thats Curious Leaves Tea Bar. Hidden away along aisle 1 of the Grainger Market, its one of my favourite local spots for a coffee free refreshment. Its not often you find places that specialise solely on tea (though you can get a coffee there too if you fancy) so Curious Leaves is definitely one of a kind. With an array of tea's to choose from, my favourite being 'Sleeping Beauty' theres something to tickle all your tea tastebuds. 

Check out Curious Leaves on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram



Flat Caps Coffee
Ridley Place, City Centre
The North East's Hidden Gem - Flat Caps Coffee
The North East's Hidden Gem - Flat Caps Coffee
The North East's Hidden Gem - Flat Caps Coffee

From one place that specializes in tea to one that specializes in coffee! Flat Caps Coffee is a truly hidden gem, tucked away in the basement of the Elula Gift Shop on Ridley Place, it may be hard to find but really is worth the effort. Owner Joe is an award winning coffee enthusiast who specialises in extraordinary coffee brewing techniques. You can choose from a classic filter style coffee, a sophisticated aeropress or you can give the syphon a try (warning it looks like a scientific experiment). Not only can you choose your brewing style but Joe features a selection of three different coffee's on his brew board, all with distinct flavours and undertones. 

Go see Joe on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 

Dil and The Bear
Front Street, Tynemouth
The North East's Hidden Gem - Dill and The Bear
The North East's Hidden Gem - Dill and The Bear
The North East's Hidden Gem - Dill and The Bear

I must say I don't JUST visit cafe's for a caffeine fix, food plays a huge factor on my where I choose to go, and one of my favourites to visit on a weekend has to be Dill and the Bear of Tynemouth. Venturing a little further afield than the city centre a visit to this tiny little cafe is really worth the metro ride. With a selection of sandwiches and salads, not to mention an array of amazing looking cakes, theres bound to be something to please everybody. My top choice being the butternut squash and goats cheese sandwich served with a side of their homemade pitta chips which I would happily buy in a share bag if I could.

Go give them a look on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

So now you know about a handful of amazing places you can find in Newcastle, and believe me there are so many more, why not check out or should I say check in, to one of Travelodge's Newcastle hotels.



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