Christmas with James… (Brindley not Bond!)

Last week James Brindley Harrogate opened their doors for a festive evening.  As it started at 5.30pm I thought this a perfect ‘grown-up’ event to take my little lady too.  ‘Twas dark outside and a winter wonderland inside with a band crooning away the night we had a really lovely evening!

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Knowing that Momma is always taking photo’s for the blog, Miss P asked if she could take a few… I love seeing what she captures!

We were then asked to be photographed for Yorkshire Life Magazine so here’s our best ‘we are pretending not to be aware of the cameraman’ pose!

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If you are looking for some fabulous Christmas inspiration, Brindleys is definitely on my recommended list.  Although we do not need ANY more decorations come Christmas, we come away with some gorgeous copper baubles and vase that will be out in the home all year round!

You can visit James Brindleys website here.

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Hello Harlow Carr

Hello it’s been another glorious week and yes we have a NEW NAME – what do you think?  Underneath I’m still all about ‘OUR STYLE of LOVE’ and it’s been a wonderful part of my journey but felt LIFESTYLE | YORKSHIRE was more the direction of the future and the name is a little more ‘does what it says on the tin’.

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Throughout Summer, I was aware of so many people visiting RHS Harlow Carr… even my daughter went twice and without me!  I was told it was awash with Summer flowers and would be an amazing place to go take photos let alone be such an enjoyment.  Still I just never got there; summer passed…

One day last week, quite unexpectedly, having gone to meet my sister for another purpose, she said “do you fancy Harlow Carr?” and so with my two nephews in tow, we went on one of those gorgeously sunlit Autumn days that are so rare in their absolute perfection…. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!

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Once the gardens had been explored, it was time to refuel at Bettys (how delighted was I they had a Bettys!) followed by a browse round the very well stocked and surprisingly large book and gift shop.  This is the kind of place to take your time, to wander… to take in your surroundings.

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Harlow Carr is a must-see if you are ever in the Harrogate vicinity.  There is an entrance fee but if you can hook up with someone who has an RHS annual pass that’s the way to go!  I look forward to returning in the Summer at the latest as I can imagine it will also be magical covered in frost and snow!  You can visit their website here.

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Autumn Days with Zara

It wasn’t intended to have three style-related posts in succession however, the beauty of having a lifestyle blog is that it allows the freedom to go with the flow so that’s what we’re doing!

The colder weather has made me crave the warmth of knit wear.  Whilst browsing Zara online at the weekend I saw a LOT I liked so thought I’d share a few pieces (although I literally could have ‘liked’ most of the site)!  Zara is one of my favourite brands because so much of what they produce I want to wear… it’s that simple.   Let’s get to it:

Coat with Funnel Collar 3

Soft and cosy Blush Coat

Multi Jaquard Scarf

Multi Jaquard Scarf – warm, colourful and very Tibetan

Doesn't the yellow fur clutch make this look fantastic?!

Yellow fur clutch totally makes this look!

Argyll Poncho

Strong geometrics make this a powerful poncho

Leather effect skirt and jacket

Simply LOVE this look! Perfect for a relaxed ‘out to dinner’…

Do love a spot of yellow, this would brighten the dullest of winter days.

Do love a spot of yellow, this would brighten the dullest of winter days.

Vintage Ski Jacket

Sporty chalet chic!

Jeans and Jumper... cannot go wrong

Jeans and jumper… cannot go wrong

Printed Miniskirt

Printed miniskirt and a classic polo neck

Can’t wait for my Zara delivery – would love to know what you think of these, leave your comments below ⇓.

 

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STREET STYLE: SILK, STUDS & SPECS

 

Oh the weather has SO changed has it not (and I’m sharing about cami’s?!)  Can’t wait to share some gorgeous pics of our countryside with you, meanwhile I’m indulging in a street style post with what I’ve been loving this past week or two.

1. Vest tops, kinda boring I always feel as they’re more of an undergarment most of the year (in the UK anyway) and they’re rarely the main attraction… sort of like socks…?  Anyway, I recently purchased these silk camisole and long vest tops (whilst out looking for warm jumpers!) and have just worn so much as they seem to go with everything, I think I’ve worn either colour every day for the past six weeks.  They hang beautifully and extend just below the waist a good length so as to give that effortless chic (well that’s what I’d like to think!).  Available from JIGSAW in many colours – well worth the money I say.

2.  Whilst ever I possess many pairs of earrings, I pretty much wear the same pair (or maybe two) all year.  As with most things, we have our fav’s right?  Well these just became my new favourites.   Just a bit different, quirky and quite ‘now’ so I’m to believe.   These were an Anthropologie purchase, if you don’t live near a store can browse online here.

3.  Confession, the only glasses I need to wear are sunnies.  But just saw these little beauties in Zara and decided they were quite fab!  Asking myself ‘but isn’t it daft wearing glasses when you don’t need to’ between the  display and the tip,l I concluded that it was no different to wearing a hat or ‘being welly vs heels’ lady and that some days I might just fancy being ‘Specsaver’ lady!  A bit of fun (and loved by my little lady too!) but can I encourage you on the back of it… if you like a thing and fancy doing or wearing it, just go for it and t’ hell with what you think others will think… ’tis the way to be! X

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REISS CRUSH

Hello readers – been too long!  I hope your week is off to a great start?!  Little Tuesday post for you… (I know, I don’t post Tuesdays!) following a spot o’ online browsing at the weekend where I became quite wowed with REISS.  Five pieces I instantly LOVED are:

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Reiss collections are only getting better in my opinion, likely helped by a well-known royals’ penchant for their attire.  The coats and jackets this season… too many to I like to list here – just lurvely!  What do you think?

You can visit Reiss online here.

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