Another summer ball with my family

A few weeks ago, we was invited by my father-in-law to attend a summer ball at Porters Park Golf Club which is located in Hertfordshire.

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As I was attending a different event during the day we arrived just in time for a champagne reception. It was nice catching up to my in-laws and shortly after we were invited to take our seats in the beautifully decorated marquee.

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There were around 180 golf club members and their guests present during the evening.

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The event begun with some speeches. Soon after, whilst sipping some white wine, we were listening to the awards granted to the best players. Subsequently, we were served a 3-courses dinner. There was a live entertainment provided by performers from the Déjà vu band. We all had the opportunity to show our best moves on the dance floor while enjoying the iconic songs from 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Even my husband who doesn’t like dancing, joined me on a dance-floor.

Summer Ball Menu included:

Starter – Sea Trout & Asparagus

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The starter was delicious and the sea trout was roasted until crisp with lemon thyme. It was served with some steamed buttered asparagus, warmed new potatoes and grilled baby tomatoes.

Main – Rosemary Roast Lamp Rump

I really enjoyed the main -a prime rump of lamb cooked with fresh rosemary till just pink. It was served alongside a rich cream & garlic dauphinouse, baby summer vegetables, a mint and some red wine sauce.

Dessert – Trio of Desserts

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Desserts are always my favorite part of any meal. During the summer ball we received 3 mini desserts – blackcurrant & vanilla cheesecake, mini chocolate pot and summer berries with a sweet coulis.

Dress Code:

Dress Code for the event was black tie so I decided to wear one of my ball-gowns from COAST paired with some Jenny Peckham’s hills.

To sum up, we both had a great evening of fine dining and dancing. Where shall we go next?

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

2017 Summer Must-haves

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend! As I started preparing for my summer holidays I put together a short ‘2017 Summer Must-haves’ list. I hope you will find it useful and it will give you some inspiration on the products worth getting this season.

1. me&i Summer Dress

I recently came across me&i and liked their summer collection of dresses. me&i was founded in 2004 from the kitchen table in Barsebäck, Southern Sweden and since then grew massively. As of now, the company has 850 sales representatives who bring the brand and the clothes to their client’s houses.  According to the website: ‘me&i is a Swedish clothing company that makes clothes with a unique design and comfortable fit.’ All products are made using high quality soft materials and are manufactured in Portugal and Turkey. me&i launches new kids’ and womenswear’ collections twice a year- one kids’ collection and one women’s collection.

I decided to order a lively, slim- fit dress with dotty diagonal stripes. The dress has a sleeveless boat-neck and is draped at the side for a flattering fit. What I like the most about it is that you can adjust the length from calf-length to short meaning that you can adopt it for everyday wear as well as for smart occasions. As it was extremely warm and sunny in London last week, wore it on its own when I went for a lunch with one of my friends and then on another day I paired it with a simple PhaseEight jacket and wore it to work. If you are looking for a comfortable, affordable, high quality clothes than you should definitely check me&i’s website:

http://www.meandi.com/en

2. A perfect Japonesque – Brow Kit

In a search for a few summer and travel friendly products I came across a Brow Kit from
Japonesque. This beautiful set contains the professional crafting tools including:
– tweezer- to get rid of any unwanted hair;
– brow powders- to provide your eyebrows with some definition;
– wax and gel for perfect setting and finishing touch.
This summery set comes in a pink, travel friendly, small compact that not only looks
stylish but also contains a high-quality travel version of all eyebrow essentials:

https://face.co.uk/collections/japonesque/products/japonesque-brow-kit

japonesque-brow-kit-3_grande3. Nomad Design Eye Masks

All of us need some pampering and Nomand Design has some lovely lavender scented and velvet backed eye masks. They are the perfect accessory to to keep you looking and
feeling fresh. The masks will help you ensure that rested and ready to face a next day ahead. I believe in aromatherapy so I loved the concept behind the mask to combine a luxurious mask and lavender aromas that help to unwind and encourage sleep. The masks are made from the traditional silk Ikat. The masks are hand dyed and handwoven by weavers in Uzbekistan and come in a selection of four jewel colours. I got a pink masks and it looks very glamorous!

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The collection is available on Nomad Design’s website:

https://www.nomaddesign.co.uk/eye-masks/

I love all 3 products from this Summer Must-haves list and I hope you will like them as much as I do.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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Pauline

2017 Summer Wishlist

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

My day started with 1 hour of super intense Orangetheory workout followed by a healthy brunch with my personal trainer Livone. It was great to catch up with her and enjoy this beautiful weather. It was over 22C degrees and it feels like spring has most definitely begun.

As the weather improves, I started to think about my summer 2017 wishlist. So what am I going to get in preparation for the next season?

1.MAHI Classic Leather Tote Bag

I recently came across MAHI leather bags. All MAHI bag are made to order and come complete with a complimentary dust cover, personalised embroidery and 30 day money-back guarantee. I really liked the look of this Classic Tote and when I discovered that I can have my initials embroidered on it, I put it on my summer wishlist:

I love leather bags as if you look after them they can last for a very long and they are timeless accessory. The relaxed and stylish Classic Tote from MAHI is a perfect solution for storing all my essential items. The bag looks like is large enough to use it daily for work and comfortably fit my laptop, cosmetic bag and it could also be a compact practical option to fit all my essentials for overnight stays at my in-laws houses.
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In addition, MAHI donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water Projects-UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005, which is great as still millions of people lack safe and drinkable water.
2. A perfect dress for my friend’s weddings
In August I have 2 weddings to attend. Both of them will taking place abroad-one of them in Israel and the second one in Poland. As a result, I need to get a couple of elegant and summery dresses. I saw a couple of dresses that I really liked but haven’t bought any yet.
First outfit which I really liked was from Coast:
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The top is absolutely beautiful but I would probably want to combine it with a lighter skirt as it might be a bit too hot to have a floor-length skirt. I would probably combine it with this Sparkle Iridessa Hi Low Skirt:
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Or alternatively I am also considering this Elisha dress from ChiChi:
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This mini dress is heavily embroidered and has a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline. I really like how girly it looks:
If you have any other suggestions than please email me.
3. STM rucksack
As I am travelling on business a lot, I decided that I need to protect my phone and surface more as I always end up smashing my devices… I recently ordered a great DUX Microsoft Surface protector and I really like it:
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As a result, I now I decided that I really need to get a summery rucksack and STM offers a wide range of laptop accessories. They do not only protect your goods but they also look great and come in a variety of colors. I really like the look of this Grace Pack in Dark Purple:
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I am definitely looking forward to my summer shopping and will probably get more than the items on this wishlist but that is a start of my summer planning 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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Pauline