With life becoming increasingly manic, finding ways of seeking peace is becoming more and more important to restore balance. Personally, I am drawn to positive vibes and weekend pursuits that calm the mind and renew the soul. So what more perfectly peaceful pursuit combo could there be than putting on my favourite fashion meets feel good mantra Salaam Apparel snapback to beat the drizzle and checking out the street art of Manchester? Take my hand and join me for a positively peaceful adventure…
You know how we love a good spot of wanderlust here at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ. We’ve brought you jaunts away to Dubai, Spain and Paris to name a few. But sometimes some of the best delights are right on your doorstep! Yes, who needs far flung shores when we have top food and drink porn in good ol’ blighty? After a particularly dreamy sunny Sunday in Manchester, Leigh was inspired to share with you her tip top choices for places to visit if you happen to pop up t’North. So click this way for tasty treats for the eyes…and the tastebuds…
Ok fillies, so you’ve heard of Scandi-chic and Nordic-noir! No? Oh, but surely you know about Swedish Midsummer Eve? Yes, if visions of that Shakespearean classic “Midsummer Night’s Dream” starts filling your head with blissful wanderlust…then you are on the right track. Those clever Swedes have got the right idea by celebrating Midsummer Eve in style! Sure, Sweden may be twice the size of the UK but it also does collective celebrating in a way we can only dream of. In fact, Midsummer is second only to Christmas in Sweden when it comes to relaxing, gathering with loved ones and throwing an epic party. But just because we are in ol’ Blighty, that’s no excuse! So it’s time to dance this way and discover how we too can celebrate, Scandi-style!
Wedding season is upon us and for some of us it’s extra special as you are not just another attendee – oh no no! YOU are going to be a bridesmaid for one (or numerous – Miss Popularity) of your best gal pals. WOO HOO! But what makes a good bridesmaid? Before visions of scenes from “Bridesmaids” fill your mind with hilarity and horror, don’t panic fillies! With the help of those clever people over at House of Fraser, we share with you how to be a stellar bridesmaid, with a lil’ bit of our own experience thrown in too. You’ll be gliding down the aisle and into the “legendary bridesmaid” Hall of Fame in no time!
Spring is starting to get itself sprung and Summer looks to be on the horizon. But as the sun starts to finally creep higher in the sky, that pesky chilly nip in the air keeps the layers of clothes on! So, it’s easy for the mind to wander away to warmer climes. I often find myself escaping to memories of Arabian nights…and days! Yes! From daytime strolls along sunny sandy beaches to sipping chilled drinks at the hottest venues by night, Dubai may well be the perfect place to find your bliss. So come away with me by simply clicking this way – for we are off on an Arabian adventure, fillies!
Sometimes…just sometimes, no matter how lush life is, how much you love your work, how happy you are in yourself – you need a little getaway to reset, relax and re-cooperate with good friends and great sunshine. So when we were offered the chance to hop across to the Catalonia region of Spain for a few days with our friends – we jumped at the chance! But with hand luggage as our option, it was time to pack quickly, and SMARTLY! So come away with me and see what delights this fab region has to offer…and how to be smart with beauty and bikini’s!
Sometimes to appreciate the present, we have to step back into the past…and there is seriously no better place to do that than to saunter through the gilded doors of Hotel Gotham, right into the glamorous heart of the 1920’s. And the perfect travel buddy? Why, a makeup bag full of beautiful Bagsy Beauty! Oh and your gorgeous boyfriend of course!!! Join Leigh as she time-travels (without the need to build a machine) to a place that needs to be seen to be believed!Read More »