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Happy Holidays

Happy holidays guys. I hope you all had a merry Christmas. I did. Christmas was fun and I am still in the holiday mode. This Christmas was definitely one of the best I have ever had in my almost 30 years on earth. It was incredible and I am still having a swell time.

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I am writing this post overlooking this amazing view from my sea view room on Jumeirah Beach. It is the most beautiful view I have seen in a very long time, and I am soaking it all in; making the most of it. I am having an amazing holiday as you can imagine. This is my second time visiting Dubai, and it is even more beautiful now than when I visited almost 5 years ago. It is like paradise on earth. If you have ever been to Dubai, you would know exactly what I mean. To think all of these did not exist a few years ago is unbelievable. I am yet to see any other country as beautiful as Dubai.

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Apart from the beauty of Dubai, there is so much to do here that there is never a dull moment. I am yet to see any other country which as much to do as Dubai, well things I am interested in anyways. The kids are having so much fun, it feels so good to give them an amazing Christmas. And the Christmas vibe here is surprisingly cool.

 

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You can catch up on my holiday snaps on Instagram. I am updating that on the go, and will be sharing on Twitter as well so look out for my tweets. I will be back to posting as normal on Fashion and Style Police in the new year so don’t miss me too much. I have juicy content lined up so I promise it would be worth the wait.

Wishing you all a very happy new year. Enjoy the holidays. See you in 2017 xo

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Putting the Magic Back into Christmas

I love Christmas, always have and always will. I am sure you can tell with the snowflakes going on here. My kids are sick of listening to my Christmas carols on Spotify because I have been playing them since November. Yea I am crazy about Christmas like that. I use to love Christmas as a child, it was one of my favourite times in the year and it still is. I want my kids to love Christmas like that. There is so much to be thankful for.

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Christmas is one of those seasons I just want to sit back, forget about work and all the troubles in life, and just enjoy the festive season with my loved ones. But I must confess, the best part of Christmas, is the counting down to the day. The build up is filled with decorations, Christmas gifts shopping (catch up on my Christmas gift idea posts if you missed them), the carols and the whole fuss.

This year will be a very different kind of Christmas and I can’t wait. I am putting the magic back into Christmas with a proper holiday in an amazing sunny location. I will be going on a proper holiday, the first proper holiday outside the EU since 2012, and I am really looking forward to it. I won’t be blogging as often as I regularly blog (which is daily), I will be taking time off blogging and social media to unwind and get ready for the new year. I am not too sure how many days I would take off blogging or how active/inactive I will be on social media yet. I am still planning my schedule and blog content for the rest of the year, so I will keep you all updated. But it looks like I will have my last post up on the 22nd, and drop in briefly after Christmas with a post or 2, then resume as normal after New Year.

I have not really taken time off the blog in a very long time so I am eagerly looking forward to this time off. God knows I need it so badly.

 

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But for now you still have me. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a Black Lenovo 7 Inches Tablet worth £89.99. I hope it brightens someone’s Christmas this year. It ends on 16th December, so get in there. Good luck.

 

How are you getting ready for Christmas? Any specific plans or holidays booked? Sound off in the comment section, let’s chat.

 

Thanks for reading and enjoy the season.

 

 

A Floral Gift Idea for Christmas

Christmas is a season of giving and flowers make a lovely gift for many people. It is a thoughtful gift worth giving any time of the year especially in the Autumn/Winter season. Flowers usually brighten up a room and sometimes that is all we need to light up our spirits during these shorter days and longer nights we are currently facing. So a floral gift is an amazing Christmas gift idea.

You all know I do most of my shopping online, so I like the fact that I can order beautiful flowers online for any occasion, anytime and send as a gift to the recipient without me leaving my laptop.

I recently came across Bloom Magic Flowers while doing my Christmas gifts shopping online, and I was blown away by how beautiful the flower bouquets were. For those who have never heard of this brand, it is a flower delivery company based in Ireland, and set to launch in the UK. They specialize in fresh-cut luxury flowers, which are woven into stunning hand-tied bouquets, carefully designed to leave a lasting impression on the lucky recipient.

Here are some of the flower collections that caught my eye –

SOIRéE à L’OPéRA

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I am so in love with this flower collection. I think it is so pretty. This bouquet features Roses and Pittosporum flowers, which are some of my favourite flowers. I would love to have this for Christmas. It is such a beauty. And the name is super exotic.

 

Sweet Santa Barbara

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This Sweet Santa Barbara bouquet is another favourite of mine. I love the arrangement. I think it would look amazing in my flower vase. This bouquet features Roses, September, and Scabiosa flowers which I love. It would make an excellent Christmas gift.

 

Blitzen

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So I saved the best for last with this Blitzen bouquet. It is actually from the Christmas flower collection, and it is so beautiful. This bouquet features Roses, Chrysanthemums, and Carnations flowers and it looks proper Christmassy. I am in love with this one.

What do you think of these floral Christmas gift ideas? Which is your favourite bouquet? Please pop a comment in the comment section below.

 

*This is a collaborative post.