Tag Archive - My Weekend

13.05.14 My weekend: Blogtacular and a photo walk in London

black telephone box London

London. One of my favourite places to be in the World. Who knew London had such gorgeous telephone boxes? I had never even noticed them until I took Xanthe’s Blogtacular photo walk in London workshop. What a gorgeous excuse to connect with others and take photos around the City for no other reason than because I wanted too.

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We took balloons and Rosie Wonders amazing tattoos with us for fun. The studded door I shot around Old Bond Street was insanely fabulous.

Rosie Wonders Bird Tattoo

The whole weekend at Blogtacular was a warm and fuzzy explosion of inspiration. Amongst the many talented creatives, editors and photographers speaking about their work, lives and both educating and inspiring us to be better bloggers was  Natalie Lue, founder of Bambino Goodies, The uber talented Anne Ditmeyer of Pret a Voyager and Design Sponge fame , The beautiful and crazy busy Courtney Adamo from Babyccino Kids and Joy Cho from Oh Joy, who blew me away with her passion and determination to achieve just about everything she puts her mind to! There was even a virtual interview with Will aka Mr. Bright Baazar! I also met a whole bunch of new friends, made plans for projects and trips and found my love of taking photos for the sake of it again. (Thanks Xanthe!) All in all it was a pretty epic weekend.

 

 

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16.04.14 Travel: Hill House Norfolk

hill house norfolk

hill house norfolk

hill house norfolk

A weekend in Norfolk…with the kids. Six adults, 9 children. One word – LUXFUN!

So you have to understand the first thing I type when looking for anything is the word ‘luxury’. I don’t always want or need luxury but without it i seem to pull up the dregs of the internet. Hill House Norfolk however definitely is up there with the term ‘luxury family weekend’.

It’s not often you can rock up to a self catering rental to a giant sized cocktail glass of sweets in the hallway, bottle of champers, and a mountain of lemon meringue cupcakes in the kitchen just waiting for you. This was no ordinary weekend self catering accommodation.

To see the rest of the images and full review please click on the link below. Continue Reading…

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21.10.13 My Weekend: Kelly Sparkes

The lovely Kelly is the co founder of Phoenix and Fox, a new online interiors site full of  stylish, quirky and cool wonders. She lives in England with her husband and baby daughter Aria.

kelly sparkes phoenix fox

Weekends have changed so much since I had my little girl twelve weeks ago, long lazy mornings in bed have been replaced by her smiling gurgling face at 6am, but I’m not complaining. I love ‘chatting’ to her first thing in the morning.

I make the most of having my husband at home on a Saturday to look after Aria between feeds so I can get some work done.  This week I caught up with my business partner Sam to discuss the design of our new home page. I then spent the rest of the afternoon implementing  it, as I do all the web development for our online home accessories shop Phoenix & Fox.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

A day working and looking after a little one goes so quickly.

Saturday evening, I got a chance to relax with a magazine whilst hubby made dinner. I’m very lucky as he’s an excellent cook.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Sunday morning we went for a family walk. The Autumnal colours of the trees were beautiful.

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I’m always changing my home, although things take a lot longer than they used to these days! My current project is the hallway which has been painted a deep inky blue and I spent some time playing with different layouts for the salon-style gallery of art going up the stairs.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Before I knew it the weekend was over and it was time to bathe and massage Aria and get her to bed, before dinner and a date with Downton Abbey.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and Fox

Thank you for sharing your weekend with us Kelly.

You can find Phoenix and Fox‘s range of cool and quirky products here. Including that amazing mirror and the gorgeous fox and hare cushions.

Our first ever house tour was with Kelly’s business partner Sam. You can check out her amazing house tour here!

 

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14.10.13 My Weekend: Sarah Yewman

christmas family cooking

Sarah Yewman is mum-to-three, wife-to-one and the ‘oldest-intern-in-town’, at Templar Publishing.  She is the creative genius behind the Davina McCall Dudebox creation, author & illustrator of childrens picture books  and artist / peg person painter extrordinaire.  She writes her blog about her ongoing creative exploits – The Yewman Projects.

My weekend starts with our first fire of the season. (You’ve gotta class Friday night as the start of the weekend!) I’ve happily succumbed to the wood-burning stove.

light my fire

At this time of year a weekend wouldn’t be a weekend for us, without a Saturday morning on the sidelines of a muddy football pitch.

sat morning mudfest football

I love the winter, wrapping up warm, lots of layers, cosy fires and not forgetting plenty of comfort food. Talking of which, dare I mention the ‘C’ word?

Christmas might be a swear word in your household at the moment, but in ours, the tradition of making mincemeat, cake and puds can’t come too early, particularly as I’m doing it in my brand new kitchen.

lick the spoon

christmas cooking

We have been working on a big renovation of our house. The building work is almost done and I’m finally getting to the exciting bit of choosing colours and accessories. Weekends at the moment seem to include sorting out the rooms and choosing all the fun stuff.

cool toilet roll holder

colourcharts

Here are a few of my fave rooms and purchases.

sarah yewman's house

Find Sarah’s cool vessel pendant light here  & the cute moose light here.

We love a bit of creating in this house. Weekends always usually involve some kind of creating! This is my 6 year old Lucy having some colouring-in therapy.

luce colouring

I feel very privileged to be working on the Templar Publishing charity initiative, creating the website and auction for their 80 paper watches, designed by 80 of the UK’s top illustrators, all in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

paper watch project

For the last week or two, I’ve been working on the website to get it live and I’m pleased to report we pushed the button this weekend. If you would like to own your unique piece of art, watch out for the auction starting on Sun 3rd Nov.

To find out more about the paper watch project you can visit the website here.

 

 

 

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29.07.13 My Weekend: Karine Candice Köng from Bodie and Fou

my weekend: karine candice köng

Welcome to a new series showing the fleeting moments of often the most precious of times. The days people long for, those ones that seem to pass by quicker than the rest. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The weekend.

Meet Karine, who founded the beautifully simple yet stylish online shop and mail order catalogue Bodie and Fou with her sister Elodie. She’s a French beauty with an eye for design, a love of bikram yoga, good food and good times with her family. She lives in London with her partner Steve and little girl Mila.

my weekend: Karine from Bodie and Fou

Karine: Now the sunshine has hit we are really making the most of our weekends so we have been going on a few mini ‘staycations’. We have recently been to North Devon an then this weekend we headed of to the Welsh coast.

A day at work on Friday means working on orders, marketing and getting our Summer Sale finalised.

my weekend: Karine from Bodie and Fou

my weekend: Bodie and fou

my weekend: bodie and fou

After work we packed up the car and headed to the coast for the weekend.

My partner, Steve, daughter Mila and I spent the weekend surfing, horse riding, relaxing and eating yummy fresh food.

my weekend: Karine from Bodie and Fou

my weekend: Karine from Bodie and Fou

my weekend: Karine from Bodie and Fou

my weekend: Karine from Bodie and Fou

We headed back on Sunday wind swept, sea soaked, exhausted but full of summer joy. Ready for another week in the office working on photoshoots, curating the next collection for Autumn / Winter.

(All images provided by Karine.)

Thank you for sharing your weekend with us. The beautiful weather makes such a difference to a great beach break.

You can view the current collection of carefully curated fashion and lifestyle wonder at Bodie and Fou.

If you loved Karine’s weekend, check out more of her beautiful lifestyle over at the Bodie and Fou blog and Pinterest pages or check out their news from facebook here.

 

 

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26.07.13 A New Series: My Weekend & My Morning

So I thought it was about time I shook things up around here so I’ve been working hard on a new series showcasing my favourite bits of life. Mornings and Weekends.

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Mornings are special to me because they represent those moments as the world wakes up, as my family wakes up, often foggy eyed and sleepy, often the time when they look the most beautiful to me and say the most interesting things. After a good night’s sleep the world seems a better place and the morning offers a day of possibility…anything could happen. I like to see how others approach their morning. What they ate, said, did. At what point did they get dressed? Did they make the bed? And my favourite question of all…what time did they wake/get up?!

And of course those elusive but beautiful words so many people love to hear. ‘Weekend.’ A series showing the fleeting moments of often the most precious of times. The days people long for, those ones that seem to pass by quicker than the rest. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The weekend.

week·end

[week-end, -end] Show IPA
noun

1.

the end of a week, especially the period of time between Friday evening and Monday morning: We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach.
2.

this period as extended by one or more holidays, days off, or the like, that immediately precede or follow: We’re getting a three-day weekend at Christmas.
3.

any two-day period taken or given regularly as a weekly rest period from one’s work: I have to work at the hospital on Saturdays and Sundays, so I take my weekends on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
adjective

4.

of, for, or on a weekend: a weekend pass; a weekend excursion.
verb (used without object)

5.

to pass the weekend, as at a place: They weekended at their country place.
Origin:
1875–80; week + end1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013.

 

On Monday we start with our first weekend fun from Karine Candice Köng from Bodie and Fou. I can’t wait to share it with you.

Have a great weekend.

Tracey x

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