Despite my frequent trips out of London I still squeal “sheep”, “horses”, or “cows” whenever I see animals grazing in the countryside. 🇬🇧🐄❤️ #sundayfunday #englishcountryside #cowsoncows
Instead of a beautiful day exploring the countryside I opted for rainy day errands but hoping the weather gets better tomorrow so we can have another day like the one a few weeks ago at Hampton Court!
The London heatwave has finally broken but I’ve escaped to the county this weekend for a little reprieve. We aren’t in Bournemouth (though I need to make it back to these adorable beach sheds) but stay tuned to see where we do end up!
One of my 2019 goals was to say “yes” more and I have not regretted it yet. Tonight’s event at @mahikilondon was one such occasion - a wonderful evening at a beautiful locale with delicious drinks and great group of girls! #mahiki #londonblogger #thirstythursday
Fun Fact: I will prioritize any work meeting with the location “roof terrace”.
Oh air conditioning, where ARE you hiding? ☀️🌴😅 The UK heat wave has started and there’s talk of a record high on Thursday (38 Celsius, 101 Fahrenheit) which is hot anywhere but for a country that doesn’t do air conditioning - positively sweltering! Believe it or not, it was not even that warm in Bali and tomorrow’s post is all about these gorgeous rice terraces - get ready! #ubud #bali #tegallalang
Is there anything better than a Summer sunset? I think not. 🌅 After sharing a few throwbacks from my safari trip last July I got more than a few questions about an interesting topic - what to pack? Thus, I have combined my expert consultations (including @ggentil) with my own experiences to create a full list of my recommendations - find it now on Sparkles & Shoes!
Feeling a bit better after 12 hours of sleep but still not trying to push it so I skipped the gym (doctors orders) in favor of a ten mile walk around London, complete with a visit to one of its’ most famous addresses! #221bbakerstreet #sherlockhomes #londonblogger Shop my look with http://liketk.it/2DFn5 #liketkit @liketoknow.it
London, you were very pretty today! ❤️ Yesterday I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in three years and he asked me how I liked living in London - after telling him I enjoy my new hometown I shared it rains a lot less than I would’ve thought and it really is true!
The weekend has finally arrived and I could not be happier! 💞 I wore this dress for a big day on Tuesday and love how versatile it is, see more on the blog! #tgif #mayfair #londonblogger
I may be quite under the weather and in bed before 9pm but that does not mean I’m not still planning my next trips! 🌎✈️🌍 This Spring to celebrate my one year of living in England we went on a weekend trip to the #Cotswolds and spent a glorious day biking around! My photos of the area, where we found this gorgeous cottage, are up on the blog and I can’t wait to go back!
Smiling in my new hometown for so many reasons but one of them? I received confirmation that I will be Press for London Fashion Week in September! 👏🏻 I’m so excited for my first #LFW and I hope you’ve seen all new fashion posts on S&S like this one! #linkinprofile #londonblogger
A lovely moment captured on my way home from work this evening! ❤️🇬🇧 #bloomsbury #london
Can we talk about that tennis though?!? It has been a great Sunday Funday in London but I made sure to get home for the tennis and that was an incredible #Wimbledon finals match between #Federer and #Djokovic, well done to both in the longest #WimbledonFinal in history!
After a crazy busy week at work the last thing I wanted to do this morning was to get out of bed but I not only made it to the gym but also to a new restaurant and for a five mile walk along the river, ending with a quite date night in. That’s what I call a Saturday! 🇬🇧 #towerbridge #thames #dateday #londonblogger
After epic flight delays I’m finally back in London and very happy about it! 🇬🇧❤️ I’ve got another weekend of spontaneous exploring planned and I’m very curious where we will end up - last weekend it was Old Spitalfields Markets! #tgif #londonblogger
“Live with no excuses and love with no regrets” 💞 In the middle of client meeting in Southern Germany this afternoon I was reminded that a year ago today I was on an incredible Safari across Kenya and Tanzania with my family. I’m reminded of this epic trip every day as I have massive photos blown up and hanging in my flat but here are some of my favorite animal shots from the trip! 🦓🦁🦛🐯🐘🐒🦏 Which shot is your favorite?
Physically I’m in Germany, but mentally, I’m in Manhattan. 🇺🇸❤️ After too long away I finally have a trip booked to New York and in 42 days I’ll be back in the Big Apple, though this time I’m bringing someone who has NEVER been to NYC. What would you recommend we do? A rooftop Aperol Spritz has a high likelihood of making it on then itinerary but please give me you suggestions! #whitneymuseum #meatpacking #manhattan #aperolspritz #throwback
After an incredible week it was finally time to say goodbye to my family this evening as they head back to the States. It’s sad to say farewell but I’m so thankful they all had such a great visit and their ideal last day in London - Mom and Memé went to Wimbledon and Dad played golf and then had a great dinner with me at @chilternfirehouse! 🇬🇧❤️
A very special treat to not only have plans on a Monday but to have the chance to see another great musical while my family is in town 🎭 #comefromaway #westend #musical #familytime #mommyandme
One of these days when I go to the Columbia Road Flower Market I’m going to need a large trolly to take away all of my purchases. However, today was not that day. I’ve had a wonderful weekend showing my parents around London and I’m so glad my Mom loved the flower market as much as I expected she would. Can’t wait for a few more days with them!
My first time at Wimbledon and it has been an absolutely incredible day of tennis - from sitting front row on the side courts, to taking in the whole club from the balcony, and most incredibly watching the matches on Court One including the incredible @serenawilliams! 👏🏻🇬🇧🎾 An amazing day with my family and one of the best Saturday’s I’ve had in a while! #wimbledon #londonblogger
The only thing better than visiting a palace is visiting a place on a work day! 💁🏻♀️ My family is in town so I took the day off and we visited the Hampton Court Flower Show. It was a gorgeous day and there were so many beautiful flowers! 🌼🏰🌺 #hamptoncourt #flowershow #summerfriday
I may not be in the States to celebrate so all my friends back home, enjoy your day off and have a drink for me! 🇺🇸❤️ #4thofJuly #throwbackthursday #merica
I was reminded that every year for the past five years I’ve been traveling on July 3rd - that makes sense with Independence Day being tomorrow but this year I’m staying put. However, the reminder did strike a #wanderlust chord as my parents are on a plane to London as we speak so I changed up this week’s blog posts - get ready to read all about my trip to #MarinaBaySands tomorrow on Sparkles and Shoes!
Life is not always polished and Insta-pretty. Proof? A real life sweaty, mid-workout action shot from this morning. 🏃🏻♀️💪🏼😅 My gym may be closed for the week but that’s no excuse - outdoor bootcamp this morning was no joke and the backdrop was quite iconic at that. Thanks for the extra push @beatazielinska and for the photo! #workout #fitfam #emiratesstadium
Ibiza, you were a dream 🌊 Had a blast celebrating my friend’s birthday and came home with a slight tan, a few more freckles, a new pair of ear plugs and a strong desire for more beach vacations!
Decided to mix up all the parties with a classy dinner at a gorgeous spot on the cliffs! 🍉🍹 #cocktails #ibiza #onthewater
Very pretty, Ibiza! 🇪🇸 Can’t wait to see what our first night has in store but with @davidguetta, @idriselba, and @afrojack this evening I can’t imagine it’s going to be anything short of epic!
Out of Office, redefined. 🌊👙🇪🇸 Ibiza, I’m starting to really like you and this is already one hell of a Summer Friday - can’t wait to see what the rest of this long weekend has in store! #tgif #longweekend #ibiza
Summer sunsets are the best! 🇬🇧✈️🇪🇸 After a very busy week I have tomorrow off work and we just landed in Ibiza to celebrate @alibchristie’s birthday the best way we know how! 👯♀️🌊🥂👙🌴🎼 #girlsweekend #summerfriday #ibiza
Back in London for 24 hours, just enough time for a few appointments and to switch the clothes in my suitcase from German business meetings to Ibiza weekend attire. And you better believe a pair or two of these @vanessamooney Astrid Earrings are coming with me - I own them in three colors and so far they’ve been to 14 countries with me!
It’s 92 degrees today in Germany (33 in Celsius) which believe it or not is hotter than when I was in Bali! I’m sharing my scuba diving adventures today on the blog and more than once this afternoon I wished I was back underwater with this adorable turtle! 🌊🐢🇲🇨 #padangbai #scubadiving #bali
An absolutely wonderful afternoon at my first Royal Ascot! 👒🐎👛 Wonderful weather, countless bottles of rosé, a few horse races, and too many laughs to count - can’t wait to do it again next year! #royalascot #horseracing
Off to the races, literally! 👒🐎👛 We are on our way to Royal Ascot and I’m so excited to see the horses, the royals, and tons of friends plus I’m wearing my very first formal hat! Check out Instastories for more!
Easily the highlight of my week. 👯♀️ Haven’t seen my best friend in over a year and she planned a stop over between Beijing and Paris just so we could catch up - and neither delayed flights nor lost luggage could deter our reunion. The only sad thing? It was too short! Thanks for the great time @kittylicht!
I may have cooked this evening but I’m still thinking of last night’s terrific dinner 👏🏻💞 So glad @bumble_uk invited me to their wonderful Beauty Bizz Dinner as part of @bumblebizz. Three delicious courses, refreshing cocktails, delightful conversation, an excellent keynote speaker (@wendyrowe), and an intimate round table made for a terrific evening! (And this Butterfly Flutterby of iced passion fruit parfait and pistachio meringue was even better than it looked!)
Back in a very dreary London and really wishing I was some place warm ... Kelingking Beach in Bali would fill that requirement quite well. #throwback Check out my review of all of the Nusa Penida beaches now live on Sparkles and Shoes!
Berlin, it wasn’t a long trip but it was certainly a good one ✈️🇩🇪 My business meetings went very well and I was even able to check out a new neighborhood - plus I’m a sucker for a rooftop sunset with a cocktail in hand, thanks for being a great tour guide @maxlberlin! #klunkerkranich #neukolln #berlin #worktrip
A bit too dark and a bit blurry but a sign of a great night! 🎼 🇬🇧 Head to Sparkles and Shoes to read all about my weekend seeing @spicegirls and @lionking on the West End! #spicegirls #weekendrecap #wembleystadium #spiceworld