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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Being Elle: Hello London!

This weekend (& Monday) I spent working in London with the Merchandising team prepare one of the stores for the Spring Summer launch. If you guys don't know, I work as a Visual Merchandising Manager & so it is my job to make the store that I work in look pretty so it's appealing to you guys! I had so much fun working up in London that I thought I'd share a little bit of the adventure with you- apologise for the 'not so good' quality of the pictures I only had my iPhone & iPad with me!! 

With the prospect of a two & a half hour commute into London on Sunday, work were kind enough to put me up in a hotel for two nights! Now I was expecting to stay somewhere like a Premier Inn & boy was I surprised when I saw this hotel!! I stayed in The Grange Fitzrovia Hotel which was super posh looking, complete with candeliers & Oxford Street only a stones throw away. The room was very nice complete with flat screen tv & sash windows *squeels!*, the bed was so comfortable I really didn't want to get out of it each morning!

L-R: Simple Facial Wipes, Sainsbury's Dental Floss, Oral B 3D White Toothpaste, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Origin's Drink Me Up Overnight Facial Mask, Hydraluron, Origin's Ginzig Eye Cream, Simple Facial Cleanser, The Body Shop Rose Water Facial Mist, Sanex Dermo Invisible Deodrant, Garnier Essentials Hydrating Day Cream & Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Cream.
Those little babies may have snuck into my bag to go home with me- FYI I did not pull a Ross!
All together it was such a good experience to be able to work with the merchandising team again as I love working in a different environment & travelling to different places. It allows me to see how other stores work, see whats sells for them & get new ideas that I can take back to my store.

Have you travelled anywhere different for work recently?

Much Love,

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Being Elle: 2013, My Year.....

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What a year!!

Started off 2013 without a job as I quit my job of three years at the end of 2012, one of my best friends moved to Sweden, travelled to New York during Fashion Week, got engaged, got a part time job, took loads of 'food selfies', discovered some amazing beauty products, saw some great movies, baked a kick ass Red Velvet Cake, saw Green Day live in London, Andy Murray won Wimbledon, my part time job turned into a full time job as a Visual Merchandising Manager, went on an amazing summer holiday to The South of France, turned 23, gave into the hype & enjoyed 'Orange Is The New Black', spent far too much time in bed, took a spontaneous trip to Oxford, enjoyed the babe 'Hey Claire''s videos, took a spontaneous trip to Bluewater, spent three days working in London, enjoyed far too many roast dinners, made a lush Pumpkin Pie, carved some mean Pumpkins, discovered the joys of Starbucks' Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies & Signature Hot Chocolate, Adam brought the new iPad Air, worked together in our joint office, geeked out to the 'Doctor Who' anniversary special, went ice skating (epic fail!), enjoyed far too many Wagamama's, kept Primark in business for the whole of December with my festive purchases, decorated my room for Christmas, detoxed with Bumble & Bumble, got some epic snuggle socks for Christmas, brought my cat a rocking Christmas Bow Tie, enjoyed way too many G&T's, had an amazing Christmas, booked New York & celebrated seven years, as well as the New Year.

Phew, I think I need a years break after that!!

Thank you to each & everyone of you who have read my rambling posts, commented or email me, watched my videos or subscribed to my Blog or Youtube Channel- it honestly means so so much to me & so do you guys. Be sure to stick with me through the next year as it will be even more jam packed then last year... did some say buying a house, planning a wedding as well as doing all this all over again!!?? So come on in, the water is warm & lets make 2014 even better then the last. Hold on as it will be one hell of a ride!!

Much Love,

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