New York for Fall

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I am so excited to share that I am going to New York in the Fall for Thanks Giving. Four years ago I spent 4 and half months in the big city and have missed it everyday since. Due to an amazing promotion I have treated myself to seeing old friends, eating tonns of crazy good American food, and experiencing for the very first Thanks Giving dinner with a very close friend’s family in PA.

I’m saving hard which means eating soup more often than not and putting off getting my winter clothes for as long as possible. Obviously I will need my winter essentials before going to the city. I have been starting a wish list already! I will share in due course.

Have any of you got any super ideas of what I should put onto my list of to do things? I’ve done a lot of the typical touristy things before but I would LOVE to hear any suggestions that you may have!

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I’m hoping to avoid the snow this time! Time has really gone so fast, I can’t wait to be sitting on the airplane on my newest adventure! The countdown starts here…..

FILM 4 @ SOMERSET HOUSE

 

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Tuesday was a pretty great day it was my mummy’s birthday (happy birthday Mum) It was the day that Jenna got us free tickets to see Annie Hall at the open cinema at Somerset house. It was also the day I got a PROMOTION!!!!!!!!! I was so surprised and ecstatic that I have reached the next stage in my career. 2014 is certainly looking up.

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Although the weather wasn’t great (we got caught in a thunderstorm 20 mins before the movie started) a rainbow arched over the film screen and it stayed dry throughout the movie. We saw Annie Hall, a Woody Allen romantic comedy. It was quirky and silly, a perfect movie to watch outside under the stars.

 

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Our guest bands for the VIP area at the movie, we got film4 blankets to help comfort us during the movie and such a great seat to view the movie. it was great that it wasn’t too cramped either.

Have any of you experienced an outdoor cinema?

Birthday Girl Ahoy

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At the weekend I turned 23. A pretty insignificant age, however I was totally spoilt by my family and friends with so many gifts and tequila shots. The weekend started early a friend and I traveled down south with red wine, cheese and crackers, total bliss!

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On my actual birthday I got my hair done and my family threw me an amazing Mexican night. With delicious quesadilla’s, taco’s and a Mexican casserole. I’ve literally never felt so full in my life! Of course it was customary for everyone to wear fake moustaches and for the birthday girl to wear a sombrero and poncho. I rocked it. After dinner outcame a piñata in the garage as in England at the beginning of August it can still pour with rain. We drank Turbo Pimms and Mango Margaritas which I might do a blog post of recipes!

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Saturday night was one to remember if it wasn’t for the double G&T’s and tequilas!! My friends made my night amazing, so many laughs and incredible pictures!!

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Hong Kong & China

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As you all know I went on my first work trip to Hong Kong and China. I was told last minute and had a huge rush to pack my suitcase and mentally prepare for such an exciting trip. It was such an amazing experience that went far to fast. The days were very long we met with suppliers and actioned new designs for our high summer range. Seeing the show rooms and all the samples was really inspiring and somewhat mind boggling. After getting stuck in the hours seemed to fly by and it was a huge push to get everything finished. I think it really has made me grow as a designer learning how to work under pressure, alongside building a one-to-one relationship with suppliers.

In the evenings we were able to experience some amazing restaurants and bars, which made the day well worth it. I’ve found a new love for red wine and managed to try a whole new selection of food.

I really really hope that I am able to go again in the near future. I’m so excited to learn more and it would be lovely to experience the city more.

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This is how they paint edges on shoes and bags. All by hand!! can you believe it, even in full production each edge is hand painted. It was a great opportunity to visit and look inside a factory where these samples are made.

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On my first night in Hong Kong we enjoyed tapas and wine and of course I had to have a photo with the skyline!

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A nice complimentary gift from the hotel.

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This was my first ever taste of Lobster!!

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My amazing hotel room in China! The bathroom had its own personal sauna! Unfortunately I only managed to spend to short nights here!

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The last insta opportunity I had. Looking very tired from a super long day and awaiting the 12 hour flight! Goodbye HK it’s been a pleasure!

 

Last Minute Jet Setter

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On Friday afternoon at work I was invited to go on a business trip that was to leave on Sunday eve. I am so excited and nervous but can’t believe what an amazing opportunity I have been given. I will be flying to Hong Kong and China to visit suppliers to design the high summer shoes and bags with other colleagues.
I never thought that I would be given this chance so soon in my career. Please wish me luck, fingers crossed it all goes well and that I will be able to go on more in the future. I might be a little distant on the social media for the next week and a half but will have so much to tell you when I get back!

Of course I’m going to take as many pictures and possible so keep an eye out on my insta to see what I’m seeing. Have a lovely week all :)