Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Riches to Rags?

Hi Dolls,

Who remembers this little guy?!

As it was Xmas only a a few weeks ago, and Home Alone was rife on our television screens again, I couldn't help but remember the shocking pictures of Macaulay Culkin I saw a few months ago. And how sad it is that a much loved child star has ended up looking so frail, disshevelled, and absurdly skinny. He's best known for being Kevin Mcallister, in two home alone movies, and also Richie Rich, definitely two of my fave films growing up!

So I breathed a sigh of relief at the latest snap of him below, looking much healthier. Still looks like he needs a few good home cooked meals down him, but no doubt a million times healthier than he looked in the above pic!!

Casual in the city: Macaulay, who has an apartment in New York's SoHo neighbourhood, looked hip in grey jeans, brown plaid shirt and a charcoal dress jacket

Whatever issues the magazines say he has, drugs, depression, alcoholism, or all of the above, lets hope he can overcome these, and doesn't end up being yet another classic example of 'too much, too young' and he can get back on track! :)


Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas #6|| Tis the season to be jolly...

Hi Ladies,

Happy Christmas Eve!!! How excited are we?!

So, as you all know, December is THE month for Christmas Parties. So I thought I would do a quick post to share just a few photos with you all from a couple of events i've been to over the course of the month :)

The first row of pics are at my work xmas party, which was at Penthouse in Leicester Square, it had a terrific view across London and there was a free bar, need I say more?! Great night.
The Second and third Row, is me and a few of my friends, we decided to go for a mini Christmas getaway in our neighbouring town of Chelmsford. This was also such a great weekend, which involved too much wine as per usual! In the first two pics on the second row, we are opening our Secret Santa pressies :)

Needless to say I have had a very eventful month! Shopping is finally completely finished and I am stupidly excited for Christmas Day now, to relax with my family and a few glasses of sherry ;) 
I hope you all have a great Christmas, and bring on the turkey!

Monday, 26 November 2012

10 Xmas Present Ideas on a budget! {#2

Hello lovelies!

I am in full blown Xmas Spirit mode and thought a would do a quick post on Present ideas on a budget. I'm always trawling around the internet trying to find inspiration without spending alot of money, so I hope this will help if any of you guys are having the same issue!

1)  Photo Collage - if you want to give someone a gift that is more personal, I think this is a really good idea and it is cheap to make. Make copies of some of your favourite photos of you and the other person/group and get a collage frame and stick them in. Amazon do some nice frames very cheaply too. It is a present they will be able to keep forever and is sure to make them smile!

2) Feel Unique - If you're looking for a nice fragrance for someone check out the link! they have some really good deals on gift sets at so much cheaper than standard retail price.

3) Snuggle Blanket - I'm sorry, this just had to be on the list. It is such a simple but clever idea! A blanket that has sleeves so you stay warm from head to toe! I know I would be happy with this as a present! Perfect for those cold winter nights snuggled on the sofa :)

4) Cocktail Maker! - Know someone that loves their cocktails or wants to impress their friends when they come round? Get them a cocktail maker! When I have friends round we always stick to wine purely because none of us have the foggiest idea how to make a cocktail! Might have to add this to my Xmas list! Check out, this is a bargain at £15.95.

5) Retro Sweet Hamper - Ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth! There's so many different kinds of hampers around but they all include sweets that aren't really seen around much anymore, including things like candy necklaces, sherbert dip and flying saucers. Can be found on alot of online websites such as Amazon and various other sites if you type it in Google search.

6) Cath Kidston Accessories- I am sure I am not alone when I say I LOVE anything Cath Kidston. The floral prints are so cute! Take a look at their website here in the Christmas gifts for under £30 section.

7) Bath Bombs/Soaps - I know this is highly unoriginal and any bathroom gifts are a bit of a copout in my opinion. They are not the most exciting of presents but these just look so lovely they definately had to go on the list! Bath bombs shaped like cupcakes/gingerbread men/sweets/ice cream.Check out Bomb Cosmetics . A pack of these would make a great present.

8) Afternoon Tea - This is one of my favourite things. The scones and clotted cream, the tea, the cakes..and a cheeky glass of champers! Last have alot of fairly cheap offers and deals at the moment at lovely hotels. Treat yourself and someone special!

9) Magazine Subscription - This may sound naff but if you know someone who buys a particular magazine every week/month without fail, this is a very practical gift! It may not seem like alot paying £.3.50 a month for a mag but it does add up and saves them trotting off to the newsagents!

10) Theatre - I have seen so many deals floating around at the moment for dinner and theatre deals. It always makes a fantastic night out!  
I hope this list has given you some ideas and inspiration. I normally leave my shopping til Christmas Eve! but i'm trying to be organised this year... Have any of you started yours yet?
                                                                         Laura xoxo