Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Favourites: 5 Things I Loved in January (and December)

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I was so going to do a post in December, and then I realised the sheer volume of daylight fails and it didn't happen.

Jan/Dec Faves 2

But.... double bubble!

1. My Moleskine diary was a departure gift from my team when I left my job to pursue the business back in August. It covers July last year to December this year which means I'm totally covered. I never understood the hype around Moleskine until I bought a diary a couple of years ago, but all I can say is that they're just so.... right. Couple that with the awesome service in store (or at least the Canary Wharf staff are above and beyond helpful...) and suddenly they don't seem so pricey.

Moleskine 18 Month

2. I had a bit of a sale spree with ASOS between Christmas and New Year and this printed top come with the rest of the package, because it would seem I'm incapable of having a balanced ratio of tops to bottoms in my wardrobe. It's a bit shorter than anticipated so I'm currently wearing over high waisted skirts and denim leggings most of the time. Nobody needs to see that much of my middle.

Jan/Dec Faves ASOS Printed Top

3. I was gifted these 2 Helly Hansen items to review and as part of their campaign surrounding #winterduel ... If you want to read a review of both products, check out my post from Tuesday right HERE but the tights..... the warmest thing since the fake sheepskin boots I use as slippers. TOASTY.

4.I didn't grow up in a household where hot drinks were a regular occurrence- my parents drank coffee in the mornings and I only started liking coffee after living in Germany. In more recent years I've discovered that good quality tea is a thing of great enjoyment of a cold afternoon- Currently I'm enjoying Teapigs Peppermint & Liqorice and Apple & Cinnamon.

5. I was sent this hoody by Mountain Warehouse recently. Way back, about this time last year, I was invited to the Fulham store to preview some of the activewear MW had launched and became a bit of a convert. They had the beginnings of some showerproof clothing then, and this is a women's hoody- shower proof, snug, warm and gorgeous in this grey colour. It's awesome for sports, but a great lifestyle piece of kit too- I pull it on if I'm hopping on my bike to the supermarket and the sky is threatening and to wander down to the post office when it's a bit too cool for just a cardigan.

It's  February, already. If I weren't so damn scared of how quickly 2015 is slipping away, I'd be pleased because January was  annoying in many ways, but mostly because of our flat situation which if you don't know about it, is just a disaster. On the plus side, February brings a trip to Paris. Despite living in France for a while and having visited the country a few times, I've never been to Paris and so T gifted me a stay for Christmas- we go this weekend. All recommendations welcome- I plan to be a total tourist and enjoy all the major sights, but any good casual dining recommendations would be welcome.

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