Posted on November 12, 2014
Just a little snapshot this week of the past few days which has been more beautiful early sunsets, LOVING being The Butler more than ever and party planning for a little lady’s birthday.
What is your intent today? Same old same old? Can’t wait for the week to be over and ‘oh thank God it’s nearly Friday?’… Some days are like that sure, but the more we set our programming to ‘TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY’ or at least in favour of it being positive, it becomes engrained in our cells and becomes us.
That is all. X
Posted on November 5, 2014
A few posts ago I promised some pictures of Yorkshire in the Fall… so these would be those! All have been taken rather quickly on a phone, whilst out running my beloved hills as the weather has been so glorious. The rich golden tones of ‘now’ are evident in the sunrise which also has felt much richer since the clocks went back.
It is a beautiful, beautiful part of the world and all the coaxing I need to get out for an hour… what do you think?
Posted on September 21, 2014
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Posted on September 4, 2014
Last weekend we were offered the chance to go visit my parents in their new tent which they were trying out for a few nights. It was unplanned and owing to my workload, didn’t know if it would work out for us but on Thursday we decided the next morning we’d go for it. Ever think “agh what the heck – let’s?!’
So why blog about it… I mean we don’t do we… own up often to all the ‘non-cool/glamorous’ things we do and places we go? Well cool or not, the following pics I took over our 22 hours there. To me they are as much a part of our ‘lifestyle’ to be enjoyed as a night or two at a swanky hotel… being outdoors is grounding, centring and can be complete soul food… so here goes: (Incidentally, you can find details of the tent and campsite at the end of the blog).
What is my ‘so what’ of this post…? Get outdoors if you can, take life off the hook, do something different, explore, go get lost somewhere, live for a night in a place where the kettle doesn’t boil in 2 minutes but more like ten, somewhere with big sky… lots of sky, lose yourself in the vastness of creation and see what happens!
The new tent (which we are going to also be purchasing), was an Outwell Nevada M. You can view here.
The campsite was Vale of Pickering which you can visit here.
Posted on August 24, 2014
“Ooh this time last week”… do you ever say that? Well we are today because last Sunday we spent a large portion of the day at one of our favourite lifestyle places to hangout, CHESTERS.
Chesters is everything you’d want for a relaxed and terribly civilised Sunday. Nestled by the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, everything within its doors is housed behind a beautiful slate facade looking every-bit the part in its woodland surroundings. Yes, you’d think there’d be a picture of the exterior but it monsooned last Sunday so there was most definitely no way I was going to get that shot!
Each time we have returned to Chesters from when we first discovered it ten years ago, it has only ever improved; something you would never think it needed because of it being so darn perfect as it was.
Complete with outdoor decking you can descend to the river to if you fancy a paddle on a warmer day, else don the wellies and just go for it. It’s a place you go to gently while away the hours eating, drinking and if you fancy, doing a spot o’ shopping… what’s not to love?
Ok first up, the food…
Amazing right?! The menu is fantastic and extremely good value for money, if visiting you have to play a game I invented here called ‘Cake Roulette’. Simply buy the same number of cakes as per people in your party (maybe add in a coupe of extras) then take a bite and pass it round! Means you get to sample more of the INCREDIBLE baking that happens here.
On the other side of the building is an absolutely delightful shop selling everything from books to exquisite pieces for the home, girly things, man stuff. These pics are only the smallest representation of what’s there but needless to say, post eating it makes for a very happy experience!
If you’re planning a trip to Cumbria any time soon, this place is most definitely worth a visit, you can visit their website here to find out more. Happy Days! X
Posted on July 20, 2014
Hello Summer! Well…almost here at Beau HQ though I know for many it has already begun. The warmer weather in Yorkshire has been most welcomed and the life that it enables us to live is such a delight. I love all seasons but I think I’m really mostly absolutely a summer girl…. What about you?
1. First up on this weeks favourites is exactly that summer vibe; warmer and lighter nights! This week my girl and I after a post-school shop in nearby Harrogate, decided to turn the car round on the way home and go back into the town for supper. We both simply wanted to stay out longer in the evening warmth and had the most beautiful time just talking away like ‘big girls’. We went to the newly opened Lucia’s which has lots of al fresco dining… Highly recommend! Didn’t get a photo from the frontage this time but there’s a post I wrote earlier on Facebook here.
As we left and walked back to our car through the town houses pictured here, we found ourselves amidst a reading festival and surrounded by people just…doing.. life… ahhh so romantically gorgeous.
We passed this handsome heifer on the way home too… perfection.
2. Next up True Grace candles. Normally associated with colder nights and snuggling in, but after a friend gave me one of these for my birthday I just had to buy another fragrance because they are such a summery delight. True Grace candles I have long been a fan of but never owned. Till now. The fragrance (when they are not even lit) wafts under your nose when you least expect and are so gorgeously scented, I’d highly recommend as a gift. We have Chamomile (which isn’t like the herbal tea, ie kinda nice but tame….) and the one I’ve just bought is Lemon Tree… Soooo amazing and very summer. You can buy online from Noras (here)
3. Thirdly, as temperatures rise, eye makeup that doesn’t budge! I came across 24 Hour Colour Tattoo (by Maybelline) about a couple of months back and immediately bought in 4 shades… It is amazing and half the beauty is you don’t need to be too precise! Darker all-over the eye shades often require you to be needing long enough to apply i.e. night out for Moms or twenty-something with lots of time to experiment with application! This… Not so. It ‘blends out’ really well meaning you can kinda swoosh over your eyes and it looks good!