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Get Into The Christmas Spirit || MagpieMagpie Blog

25/11/2018

Woohoo it’s that time of year again!

I think for the rest of 2018 we are just going to have to face the fact that if I actually get a post up on time it’ll be a miracle. I do promise to try my best to get one up once a week. 

As you guys know by now I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! It actually is the most wonderful time of your! Christmas 2017 was a very trying time for me, but the celebrations we had at home was just magical. I think any situation can be made special once you concentrate on the positive, and shop of course! Retail therapy can sometimes be just what the Dr ordered! Nowadays  I try to stay away from a fast lifestyle, but I have to say when Christmas comes around that all goes out the window. This year I have to be a bit more reserved as my circumstances have changed and I went a bit mad last year so I should be covered for a year or two. Ha ha.

Right anyway that enough waffling, back to the post. 

I can’t wait for the 1st of December, to get the Christmas Jumpers out and the tree up AND the mulled wine on! I’m hoping with this blog post you’ll get right into the spirit. 

 

Pyjamas 

Who doesn’t love Pjs? I’m into cutesie, snuggly ones. You won’t see anything sexy here! We used to live in an apartment that had an open fire, and there was nothing better then getting on the snuggly pjs and a hot chocolate with a Christmas movie on, with the fire crackling in the background. DELIGHTFUL! 

These first ones from Dorothy Perkins are a bit more subtle Christmas, which is great if you want you Christmas pjs to see you through January too these ones might be the ones for you. These are currently on sale at £25.60 so get in quick before they are gone!

This festive little number are from Dunnes are RIGHT up my street, I love a good red set and if they have little Christmas imagery #winning.  For those of you who don’t know Dunnes, it’s an Irish based company that does in fact deliver to Jersey! They are also the most reasonable of the lot coming in at £8. 

This year there isn’t a shop that doesn’t have a pair of Grinch Pyjamas. These ones from NewLook with the “Naughty Who Me?” slogan are right up my street. I have a similar pair from last year that I can’t wait to get out. These ones come is at £19.99.   

This ones for the safety queens. Not too Christmas, but just Christmas enough for the ones who like Christmas but don’t go OTT like the rest me ha ha. Coming in at £18 from Next they are not the cheapest, but it must be said, they are very cute.

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Kikki.K Lifestyle Stationery

Kikki.K at De Gruchy || MagpieMagpie.ie

08/11/2018

Here we are… Late again. Sorry x

This might be a really random post, but I just couldn’t resist chatting about Kikki.K. It’s recently become available in De Gruchy, so I was excited. I envisioned a bigger selection, but that didn’t stop me spending my money.

I think I was first introduced to the brand when I got into planning and I followed a few groups on facebook, and then I saw Zoella chatting about it. Since then I’ve followed then on insta and just coveted everything! I’m not a huge fan of buying online, so as there was no stockist here I haven’t bought much.

On our way back from our London trip we traveled trough Gatwick, where they had just put up a Kikki.K stall. I was so excited, went straight over, the girls there were lovely and helpful and great advocates of the brand!

I ended up getting a pencil case type thing, that I use as a little makeup bag, and a book. The best part was that they had the option to personalise things, so I got “Magpie” foiled onto my pencil case in rose gold and it was worth ever penny!

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Beauty Ireland Lifestyle

Collins’ Beach Cafe And Seaweed Baths || MagpieMagpie.ie

24/10/2018

Hi Lovelies,

Well I can tell you I’m glad that couple of weeks is over, and that this one is nearly over!! Sorry I missed you guys last week, and this Sunday, but I just couldn’t. It was just a couple of those weeks, ye know! 

I think I’ve finally gotten back in the swing of Jersey life, well as much as someone like me can, and I’m ready to get back to blogging! 

While I was home I had the pleasure of visiting the seaweed baths in Ballybunion. They are opens from the end of May till the mid September.  My mother is an avid visiter in the summer so I was quite excited. 

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Anxiety Lifestyle Travel

How I Battle My Travel Anxiety || Me, Myself & Anxiety

23/09/2018

Here are my five top tips that I find help with my travel anxiety. When I stick to them I have a nice easy trip with minimal stress. If I don’t I can assure you something always goes wrong and I kick myself! So new life rule, follow my own tried and tested advice.

  1. Where possible I always check-in the night before, or 24hours if I can.

If you haven’t tried them already, I’d highly recommend the airline apps. You can pretty much do whatever you need to on there, check-in, book flights, add a bag. I always download the app of whoever I’m going to be flying with, log in, check in, and screen shot the boarding pass (just incase) and that’s it, one less stress!! 

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Lifestyle Sopot Poland Travel

Poland Trip – Sopot | MagpieMagpie.ie

04/09/2018


As you guys may know Jarek (my boyfriend) is from Poland, Sopot to be exact, so I thought it was about time I did a little Sopot post.

Sopot is a sea side town in northern Poland, the vibe is chill, but as its a popular summer destinations it can get very busy. 

1. Monte Cassino 

This is the main street that’s a pedestrian zone. It has lots of bars, restaurants and shops, and leads straight onto the Molo ( aka the pier). We have no H&M in Jersey so that’s always my first stop, and just beside is a pharmacy meet pound shop type place that I love going too. They sell Wibo which is a polish makeup brand I really like and they always have cute random things. This year I got some macaroon containers, you may have seen them on my instagram (LINK). There are a few other clothing shops in that area that are definitely worth a look. 

Also right on the other side of H&M is the “Crooked House” which was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It’s actually just a costa coffee, but it’s one of the must sees on Monte Cassino. On a side note H&M and Costa both have free wifi.

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Art Jersey CI Lifestyle

The Who behind the “WHO AM I” Skipton Open Art Studios 2018 || An interview with Sarah Taylor

24/06/2018

You may not know this, but I actually have an Art Degree in Fine Art Print Making. So when I found out about the Skipton Open Art Studio (opening today) you guys know I was all over it!

One of the best thing about this type of event is that it encourages people who may not have a background in art to explore and get involved in a non judgmental environment. There is so much going on in the event there is bound to be something for everyone. Your likely to have a “wow I didn’t expect to enjoy that, but I’m so glad we decided to have a look” moment.

This post is dedicated to an exhibition that really spoke to me. When it comes to art the ‘what, why, and who’ interest me most.

Who Am I? is an evolving art installation curated by Sarah Taylor, taking place at Piquet House as part of the Piquet House Takeover.

This project invites members of the public to create a life size collage of who they truly are, from the inside out. Using a range of mediums, including paint, pens, chalk, fabrics, vinyls, wallpapers etc, each individual will be drawn around on a large sheet of paper and is then invited to create their own multi-layered self portrait … an expression of who they feel they truly are.

Reading about Sarah Taylor’s Who Am I? art installation made me super keen to met her and to get to know the person behind the idea.

While at college (what you might call university) my studio work was about escapism. I was keen to know what drives us to it and what makes one person choose a trip to the cinema as an escape and what makes another choose drink or drugs. It’s this fascination with human nature, and my own nature, that had me hooked on Sarah installation. I had a real clear vision in my head of what I’d create but was so fascinated to see what others would do and how.

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