Saturday, 24 December 2016

New Look - Click and Collect

Hey Everyone, 

Happy Christmas Eve,

I just thought I'd post a quick blog on my recent visit to New Look on Bond Street in London and their great "Click and Collect" service

I've been searching for a new winter coat for the past couple of winters and finally came across it this October. Since then I've seen it twice in store and tried without luck to find it online till earlier this week. 
Much to my delight you can also use Paypal on the New look website which I think helps making transactions so much quicker. 
To save postage and to make sure I was able to pick it up and not be swallowed by the worlds longest post office queue I chose to pick it up after work 2 days later from the nearest store to my work in London. 
I've not used the service before but found the staff lovely to deal with. It also helps having a designated desk downstairs for the pick up point instead of being caught queuing for no need upstairs.

The staff were great and I was helped and had my coat in a matter of minutes and on my way home. The coat itself is so amazingly warm. 
So far I've seen two versions of it - the Khaki Borg Lined one has just gone into the sale on the website but the black one which I got is now out of stock but keep an eye for it to come back soon.

I'll be using the Click and Collect service again now knowing how easy it was to use and how much hassle its saved me to finally get the coat I wanted.


Hope you all have an amazing Christmas 

Love Holly 
xx

Monday, 19 December 2016

Skinny Dip London

Hey Everyone, 

Hope everyone is well and enjoying up the run up to the festive season. Its most certainly crept up now being at the end of this week.

So I thought for my blog tonight I'd turn my attention to some of my favourite brands and for this blog i'll be concentrating on Skinny Dip London.

I stumbled across the brand a few weeks ago on my visit to Harrods and was really taken with a lot of their items on display.
Some of my favourites ranging from the beauty brushes and also the bags. Even though I didn't have a lot of time to look the items I liked stuck in my head.

A couple of weekends ago whilst doing a round of Christmas shopping at Brent Cross in North London I came across the first Skinny Dip store with all the products i'd seen online and at Harrods all in one place. 
I think pretty much all the items in the store are things I could buy and use. What I love about the brand is each item is quirky and different. 
Having just got my IPhone 7 I have been looking for a nice different cover and struck gold with the ones I found in the store.
Sadly they didn't have any for the 7 in stock but I was able to judge the fit by testing it in the iphone 6 version. 
On a side note I have to mention how lovely the staff were in the shop with helping me and up selling the items and seeing if there was anything else I needed.

On returning home I went for a look on the website, if you haven't had a look yet check out www.skinnydiplondon.com 
The website I think Is very clean and easy to navigate with your purchases. A bonus is always having the chance to pay with paypal especially when wanting to make a quick payment with out hunting for your card details.

My order for my phone cover was quick and easy to do and even with the christmas post which has held everything up was still despatched and with me with in four working days which I was really impressed with. Even the delivery came in a lovely silver packet which was nice to brighten up the post.

Im looking forward to making my next purchase in time for my birthday in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for reading

Love Holly x

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Winter Round up - Disney Cafe, Winter Wonderland and Bubba Gumps



                         
Hey Everyone,

Hope you are all good.
I thought I'd do you a round up of what I got up to last week.

Wednesday was a long over due catch up with my friends I went to Disney Land Paris earlier in the year with. Where else for this catch up but the Disney Cafe in Harrods.

On arrival we were excited to find out it had been redone and is now the Toy Story Cafe. I can't recommend it more and the theme all through the cafe is just brilliant. The food was brilliant. I'll be honest and say we did have an issue with two of the meals but it was very quickly sorted and didn't ruin anything to do with our visit at all. The staff all deserve a credit in there for being very professional and I look forward to going back soon.
Of course we had to take some pictures on our visit which was also great fun.


Next stop of the day was Winter Wonderland only a short journey from Harrods. We'd decided to go late afternoon so we could leave at a decent time and avoid the crowds later in the evening. I have to say I was really impressed with the new layout this year. Making the space bigger was a great call as the previous layout had really lost itself to the crowds coming in and this really made the visit more enjoyable.
We chose to do two rides, the first being the big wheel. We timed this perfectly as the sun was just going down and this gave us an incredible view across London. After a festive drink in the Bavarian village which this year is huge we went on a walk round and then made a visit to the Dodgems. I thought it was completely worth its money as we got at least 8/10 mins on it which was great instead of being rushed straight off again.
My top tip for visiting is the ride tokens need to be bought at booths around the park but totally recommend the cash point in Hyde Park corner station to save hunting down the machines in the park.
We made our exit after this and a great few hours in the park to avoid the crowds going back to the station which was a good plan as we only had to wait a couple of mins to get back on a train. Hyde Park corner do handle this very well so we didn't mind the wait.

Next up last week was a great catch up with the girls at Bubba Gump's in Piccadilly Circus. For those who haven't been its all themed from the Forrest Gump film and the food is just amazing. We all had a great selection of food between us. This is my 3rd visit and each time I try not to admit defeat with the food but its cleverly filling but we all enjoyed it. The service was great even though there was a short wait for the table we didn't mind at all. 
I really recommend it as a place to visit for a great evening out. 

Hope you all have a great week

Love Holly x