Illuminate Art

We walked past Nick’s wonderful paintings in his little gallery a few months back when we were exploring Chatuchak Market with our friends Tom and Rob and pretty much fell in love. We spent quite a while looking at the bright colourful paintings and chatting to Nick and the amazing guy who translates for him,…

Loy Krathong

Wednesday was the annual Thai festival of Loy Krathong, meaning to give thanks to the water goddess amongst other things. This is one the most beautiful and spectacular festival I have witnessed since moving to this country, with thousands of Krathongs floating on the water and people, especially children, wearing stunning traditional dress. Yesterday evening…

H&M Makeup Haul

I was super excited to pick up some bits from the new H&M makeup range when I was back in the UK. The range includes everything from foundations and BB creams, to eyeshadow pencils and brushes and is presented beautifully in store. The packaging is all clean lines, black and white with gold detailing giving…

Anantara Lawana ~ Revisited

On Friday afternoon we left school and headed straight for the airport to catch our flight to Koh Samui. We were spending the weekend at the Anantara Lawana where we spent our honeymoon in January. If you missed my original review of the resort, you can find it here. If you follow me on Instagram you…

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

I love a good Christmas gift guide…my absolute favourite comes courtesy of SheerLuxe.com. I have been an avid reader of this awesome lifestyle site for years, check it out if you don’t already know it, and I always look forward to their annual online Christmas Gift Guide which collates the most gorgeous presents into super easy…

Indigo Pearl ~ Revisited

For the second part of our half term holiday (and after the fabulous Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai) we spent three very relaxing nights back at the wonderful Indigo Pearl in Phuket. As we stayed in a different room to last time, and did a few new things at the resort so I thought it warranted another post,…

The Weekend Beach Edit

We’re heading off to Koh Samui this afternoon for an early anniversary weekend at the hotel we went to for our mini moon back in January. We’re in the UK for our actual wedding anniversary in December which will be busy no doubt so as we were gifted a weekend back at the beautiful Anantara Lawana we thought…

The Best Delivery…

Today we received a package from England. We weren’t expecting anything so it came as somewhat of a surprise, a lovely surprise of course. Inside was what can only be described as the best delivery ever…two packets of Warburtons Giant Crumpets amongst other things but they were the absolute highlight, the gold dust if you…

Oh, Charlotte…

As I was winding up my life to leave the UK the Charlotte Tilbury makeup launch was the hot topic of conversation amongst bloggers and makeup fans alike. I left for Bangkok before I managed to try any bits so on my October trip home, hitting the new CT stand in Selfridges, Manchester was high…

Co Van Kessel Bike Tour

Having tried a walking tour and a tuk tuk tour, it was only right, in the spirit of exploring my adopted city, that I try a bicycle tour. A friend of mine here in Bangkok had raved about Co Van Kessel and particularly their 5 hour combo bike and boat tour. We chose to do the morning…

Review ~ Santhiya Resort, Koh Yao Yai

For half term we headed off with our friends to the Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai for 4 nights followed by 3 nights back in Phuket at the Indigo Pearl Resort. We chose the Santhiya on Koh Yao Yai as we wanted to visit an island we hadn’t yet been to but that wasn’t too far away!…

Duty Free & Home

I did have a list of things to pick up when I was back in the UK but of course I also bought a few things that took my fancy when I was perusing the shelves of Boots and duty free! Here’s a bit of a run down of what I brought back with me. Clinique CC…