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Why I look forward to the colder months

Why I look forward to the colder months

I used to hate autumn and winter. The dark mornings and evenings, the much needed layers of clothing and the seemingly never-ending cold weather. Nowadays though, I find it all to be much more bearable. As much as I’m not a fan of very cold weather and I hate snow and ice with a passion, I might even go as far as to say that I look forward to the colder months. There’s just something so enjoyable about getting cosy on…

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Luxe Letter October 2017

Luxe letter October 2017

To you, my beautiful reader, my luxe letter October 2017. I’m writing this a little bleary-eyed, feeling tired, excited and maybe a tad nervous about the times ahead. I mentioned in my September luxe letter that we had accepted an offer on our house and we were busy with all of the admin etc involved in selling a house. We are now oh so close to moving and I can’t wait to share our new journey with you. Parts of…

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Aston Marina, Stone: birthday celebrations

Aston Marina bar and restaurant

A venue we’ve visited on several occasions over the years, Aston Marina in Stone, Staffordshire, has been through many changes. Providing moorings for canal boats, the marina previously also featured a bistro and farm shop. A new venue, The Boathouse, was created to host events, which has proved to be very popular with weddings. More recently, a big refurbishment of the main building saw the farm shop and bistro be replaced with a bar and restaurant. For my birthday, we…

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LuxeStyle Loves 16.10.2017

LuxeStyle Loves 16.10.2017

Well November is certainly creeping closer. I’m making the most of the milder weather while it lasts. Last week was, for me, a week of waiting, family time and yummy food – quite the combination. Waiting around for updates on our house move not quite so enjoyable as spending time with family and delicious food. Let’s see what I was loving last week.   Birthday celebrations September and October are a busy couple of months for our family in terms…

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LuxeStyle Loves 09.10.2017

LuxeStyle Loves 09.10.2017

Well what a funny old week. We started last week in autumn and finished feeling like summer had returned! I’m certainly not going to complain about a rise in temperatures. Let’s see what else I loved last week, in addition to the warmer weather making an appearance.   Meeting my godson I had to start this post off with meeting my godson for the first time. My friend lives miles away now, so I don’t get to see her very…

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10 easy ways to save money

10 easy ways to save money

I believe that it is a good idea to sometimes spend more money and invest in various things in life. However, there are also many easy ways to save money, that have nothing at all to do with living a frugal lifestyle. I think it’s easily possible to live a luxe life whilst also being savvy and saving money along the way. Here are 10 methods that I use in order to easily save money.   1: Cancel expensive TV…

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Luxe Letter September 2017

Luxe letter September 2017

To you, my beautiful reader, my luxe letter September 2017. Well, what a month it was! It was exciting, daunting, busy, relaxing, cold, warm, the start of new beginnings and the end of chapters. It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind really. Things have been moving at a rapid rate with our house sale. After being busy preparing the house for sale in August, we were so happy to accept an offer and move onto the next stage. This…

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Luxury body care: Malée body conditioning cream

Malee body conditioning cream

When I got invited to try out Malée Body Conditioning Cream, I was really excited to give it a go. Sold at £20 and available from Harvey Nichols as well as the brand’s own website, I had high hopes for this cream. Finding out a little background information about the brand was really interesting. Named after the founder’s great grandmother who was affectionately known as ‘Malée’, the name is a term of endearment for a gracious learned woman in the…

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