Sunday, July 22, 2018

New York Cake Co 21st Birthday Cake //

I was completely surprised last night by this incredible Yin & Yang inspired birthday cake created for myself and my twin brother Luc, to celebrate our 21st birthday.

We were beyond overjoyed by the effort that went into this creation and the crazy planning too. The lovely Theresa who set up New York Cake Co bakes these custom cakes to your exact idea. A whopping four layers of lavender-infused vanilla cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream were made as part of this enormous 21st birthday cake.

Luc's side was fully chocolate infused with a chocolate buttercream and a chocolate drip. It was then covered with homemade cupcakes, Ferrero Rocher's, Kinder Bueno pieces, Oreos, slabs of Caramac and chocolate piping.

My side reflected my love for flowers and included a pink chocolate ribbon, fresh flowers and homemade macaroons. It was made even more glamorous with silver foiling, which glittered and contrasted with Luc's side which was covered in gold.

The cake reflected both of our personalities and that despite being twins, we are very different.

I absolutely loved this cake and it was a real treat. The cake was perfectly moist and people kept tucking in for more slices.

I can't thank Theresa enough for her time on this bake. I know it was made with so much love.

If you are looking for a special cake, cupcakes or something else indulgent, New York Cake Co is the place to get order your bespoke design.


Friday, July 20, 2018

I Graduated from Kingston University //

This week has been one of the craziest weeks of my life. On Monday 16th July I turned 21, today I graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Journalism.

The last three years at Kingston University have provided me with life lessons, incredible friends and an understanding of the adult world, not to mention a transferable degree that can take me anywhere! 

As I graduated today, I couldn't help but relay all the major moments of my three years at university in my head. From the first day I moved into halls of residence and meeting my first ever flat mates, to messy nights out at Hippodrome and Pryzm.

There are so many special memories that were made here in Kingston, I know I will treasure these years at uni for the rest of my life.

I also experienced many challenges during my time at uni, from home sickness to relationships ending and new ones starting, I had to rebuild and maintain my confidence and integrity throughout the entire experience. 

I can't quite believe I'm closing this chapter in my life and moving onto new beginnings in the adult world.

The one thing I will say, and finish on, is that uni was so worth it. It changed my life for the better in so many ways and for that reason alone I couldn't recommend doing a degree more.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Why It's Important To Get Away //

Life can be hectic. Between the often stressful tasks of 'normal' life and the demands on our time from work commitments, nurturing friendships and relationships, a dip in our energy levels and mental well-being is inevitable.

Travelling is the only time when we can truly be selfish. Personal admin becomes a priority, from a hair cut and colour to a fresh set of nails, there is nothing we won't do to feel our best when we travel.

It is so important to nourish ourselves and take care of our entire being during our holiday. Pamper yourself, moisturise your skin, buy yourself that expensive perfume in duty free...why? Because you truly deserve it.

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