Weddings At Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Stratford-upon-Avon

Last week Sean and I had the pleasure of staying at Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon. When we got engaged in June 2015, we assumed that we would be married within a couple of years. Work commitments, moving…

A Weekend In York with Mercure

  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to York by Mercure Hotels, to spend a weekend in the beautiful city and stay in their Fairfield Manor Hotel. The trip was organised in collaboration with other…

I'm Melissa, and I started my lifestyle blog in 2015 to share my everyday life and loves. I live in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, with my fiance Sean and our cat Zak.

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An Interior Design Workshop With Lauren Gilberthorpe

At the start of October I had the pleasure of attending an interior design workshop with award-winning interior designer Lauren Gilberthorpe. It was an event I was particularly excited to go to for several reasons. I’m in the process of moving and going…

Drayton Manor For Big Kids

Last month, Sean and I decided to visit Drayton Manor on his birthday. It was a typically overcast day with the threat of rain, but we thought we’d make the most of a day off in the week and hopefully…

LA Perfection Press Day | Witney, Oxfordshire

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an open day at LA Perfection, an advanced skincare and laser clinic in Witney, Oxfordshire. It was a chance for me to take a behind-the-scenes look at a clinic that uses cutting edge…

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The 30-40+ Blogger Meet | London, May 2016

Almost a fortnight ago, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger event hosted by the lovely Catherine Summers from the UK style blog Not Dressed As Lamb, and sponsored by Hope, an innovative British style brand. The daytime event was…

US Drugstore Haul – and an engagement!

I’ve just come back from beautiful New York City! I’m still recovering from the heat, the noise, the food, the drink, and the vibrancy of one of the most wonderful places I’ve ever been to. It was my third visit…