This summer I’m so excited to be heading to a yoga festival! It’s been a while since my Reading days so I’ve been working hard on updating my festival wardrobe, ready for three lovely days of yoga, gin and glitter. Luckily for me, last weekend Crown and Glory came to Bristol with their pop-up stall and invited us down to have a go at designing our own flower headpieces.

Tucked neatly next to the escalator in House of Fraser, the stall was a thing of wonder – candy stripes, jars full of flowers and a lovely little table of yummy treats. Prosecco and macaroon in hand, we were all eager to start picking out our flower arrangements for our headbands or fascinators.

I decided to go for a headband (more robust for downward dogs and handstands I reckon) and I thought that a good mix of colours would be good, so that it would coordinate with whatever I’m wearing. I grabbed a scoop and a little purple striped pot and started picking out my fave flowers. I was a bit worried that my colours wouldn’t work or maybe I’d picked too many big flowers, but Sophie and Gareth then take a look at your picks and do a little bit of adjusting to make sure that they all coordinate perfectly.

Once I was done trying to decide whether or not I needed to add hummingbird, I handed my selection over to Sophie and she worked her magic on it. Once she’d laid it all out, I got to take a look and see if I wanted to change anything, but I absolutely loved how it was looking! Then she set about weaving it on to a headband, along with some greenery, while we all chatted and nibbled on chocolate treats.

A little while later I was presented with my finished hairband and I was absolutely thrilled. I loved the colours and the balance across the hairband – I’d gone for one side slightly bigger than the other (I love a bit of asymmetry!). At this point I could still have made changes if I was looking for something specific, but my one was perfect for what I want it for, so I donned it and starting taking pictures in their gorgeous flower border mirror.

We had a truly lovely time designing our headpieces and Sophie and Gareth are such lovely chatty people. It was fab to go as a group and see what everyone else was picking out – from single shade colour schemes to an awesome black and leafy green combo, the stall had options to suit all tastes and everyone looked amazing in their finished designs. Crown and Glory are heading to House of Fraser Oxford Street with their pop-up this weekend, so head on down and get yourself some floral style ready for summer if you’re in town!

The Square Kitchen

One of my favourite things about Bristol is that as much as you like to think you know the city, there is always something new to discover. I’d heard of The Square before, and I think even been to a work party in its Christmas Grotto one year, but I had no idea that it had its own restaurant with a pretty bangin’ menu. A couple of weeks ago, I went along with some blogging friends to try it for myself.

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Springtime at The Stable

Is there anything better than a slice or two (or ten) of delicious sourdough pizza washed down by some proper West Country cider? I can guarantee that there is just one thing – indulging in a cider tasting and The Stable‘s brand new Spring menu on a warm(ish) April evening.

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My Sunday Night Beauty Routine

Sundays are my favourite night of the week. Sure, Fridays are also up there (first I do yin and then I do gin, the perfect combo!), but Sundays are for cooking up some good food, doing meal prep, blogging and relaxing so that I’m ready to slide into Monday. Just before bed I like to spend some time on my skin, giving it the TLC that I don’t always have time for mid-week. And since I discovered Kiehl’s, my skin looks forward to Sunday nights more than I do!  View Full Post

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Keepers Kitchen & Bar

When an email plopped into my inbox asking if I’d like to go and see the redesign of the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel and their brand new restaurant, Keepers, I was intrigued. I’d visited it previously a few years ago and had a perfectly pleasant evening there, but with the promise of Victorian architecture mixed with Bristol’s vibrant street-art scene and a relaxed restaurant vibe, I was looking forward to seeing how they’d given it a fresh new look. View Full Post

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