Saturday, 28 March 2015

a bloomin' lovely time with cath kidston

Earlier this month my mum and I were invited to Cath Kidston HQ to take part in a little flower arranging workshop with Grace & Thorn ahead of Mother's Day. We both love having fresh flowers around the house, so this was the perfect excuse for us to learn some new skills and hang out with some of my favourite people (after all, I used to work at Cath Kidston!).

We had a bloomin' lovely time at the event, check out our snaps below to see how we got on...
During the session we are shown some tips and tricks to create beautiful flower displays using a Cath Kidston mug and a handful of pretty blooms. My mum went straight in with her bouquet, whereas it took me a while to get into the swing of things, but I soon found my feet! The final results were simple but effective, and really did look super professional!
Isn't my mum a cutie? She was definitely in her element at this event. She was so happy with her finished bouquet, the generous goodie bag and tasty snacks on offer - my mum certainly deserves ALL of that for being such an incredible lady.
And here's my finished piece! The tones of the flowers perfectly match my bedroom decor, plus I'm currently drinking some tea out of my new pretty mug. Result!

Thanks to Maryam, Xen and Emma from CK for inviting us! Love Jazz x

Thursday, 3 July 2014

fruity smoothies!

Over the last couple of months, Jazz and I have changed our eating habits to become a little more healthy. The easiest way for us to get some of our five a day is to make super lovely smoothies after work, to fill us up a little before we make dinner a little later in the evening. Our favourite smoothie is banana, strawberries, blueberries, soya milk (Jazz is trying to cut dairy out of her diet where possible) and a couple of spoonfuls of honey, plus we also like to add carrots and beetroot into the mix occasionally. As Jazz works at Cath Kidston, many products work their way into our home, so the Safari tumblers and Painterly Rose measuring cups certainly get a lot of use!

Whilst we love making smoothies and juices at home, our new favourite spots for when we are out and about are Joe & the Juice on Kings Road, as well as Sprout Juicery on Battersea Park Road. Which smoothie places would you recommend? And what ingredients are on the top of your list? Love Barri & Jazz. x

Sunday, 15 June 2014

disposables #1

Barri wears: Topshop trousers, H&M bag, New Look top, Clarks shoes.
Jazmine wears: Brandy Melville top, Topshop jeans (similar) & Asos heels.

It's become a regular thing for Jazz to have a disposable camera in her bag, so when we popped to Chelsea Embankment to take outfit pictures for her blog and for a wander around Battersea last week, we couldn't resist taking a few disposable snaps too! Growing up I used to take plenty of disposable pictures - from nights out with my friends in my twenties to Jazmine as a cute toddler, so it's lovely that Jazz is so into it too. We want to post more regularly on here, so be prepared for plenty of future posts sharing our recent disposable pictures! Now, our matching outfits were not planned in the slightest, but I'm loving black and white prints at the moment, and as that's all Jazz really wears it was bound to happen eventually! Chat soon, Barri x