Not Your Average Gifts for the Wine Lover

 

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Looking for the perfect gift for a wine lover?

Here’s a few items you can pick up from my local boutique shops. They’re fun, a little unique and utterly gorgeous.

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This wine holder is sure to be a talking point.
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An amusing reminder with your morning coffee.
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Scrub up nicely with some bubbles 
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Have a little fun with your wrapping too!

Bring a little Christmas cheer to your celebrations. And remember,

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red!

All gifts from a selection at Aspire Style and Liv’s. This was not a sponsored post and all photographs were taken by myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Celebrations @Touchwood

Who doesn’t love a birthday?

And Touchwood has turned 15 this September so I decided to pop down and partake in a little celebration!

As a local, I can still remember peering through the boards as Solihull’s high street and car parks were transformed into what is now known as Touchwood. This modern shopping centre sits comfortably in the town centre alongside many historic buildings and is host to over 100 shops and restaurants, a John Lewis department store and a Cineworld nine-screen multiplex cinema.

To mark their birthday, they’ve added a Prosecco bar in the Atrium…

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…where you can enjoy a cheeky glass of fizz – well it’d be rude not to!

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And take a selfie on the crystal throne!

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As well as birthday drinks, Touchwood is sharing the birthday excitement by giving away a whole host of prizes in it’s Crystal Code Cracker Challenge! Spend £15 and you will receive a unique code which could hold the key to an exclusive gift. If your code unlocks the safe located in the Atrium, you could win one of over 100 exclusive gifts.

Celebrations are running until 2nd October – so you still have time to join in the fun!

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Why not pop down this weekend and partake in a little Prosecco and then enjoy The Big Taste in Mell Square?

See you there 💋

Touchwood

Homer Road

Solihull

B91 3GJ

Touchwood’s Prosecco bar is open to over 18’s only. I did not receive any reward for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and all photographs were taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Not Your Average Girls Night In @Fabulous

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Recently I was asked the question “Why do we wear jewellery?”

As someone who wears jewellery every day I have always chosen what I wear for many reasons – to enhance an outfit and to make me feel special, to provoke a memory or thought.

But I also appreciate that there is a time for large chunky, fun pieces worn just for the hell of it.

When I attended a Girls Night In event at Fabulous recently, I had an insight into how this question influences not only what brands they stock, but what message the jewellery is conveying.

Owner Jo Stroud, believes that we wear jewellery for 5 reasons. She believes jewellery is personal and portable, precious, permanent and there to prompt us.

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As well as understanding why women wear and buy jewellery, Fabulous emphasises that it can also be inspirational and holistic; with their collections aimed at enhancing mind, body and soul.

For your mind, think mindfulness.

Jewellery engraved with words or affirmations to promote positivity and inspire you – like Fabulous’s very own Mantra collection…

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…or symbols, for example like Alex & Ani.

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For body, think of the physical aspects of wearing a beautiful piece.

Think of the way it makes you feel, how the colours may enhance your mood and lift your soul.

The Take What You Need collection enables you to change your message and colours to suit your day.

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And the Fervor Montréal is about having some fun with what you’re wearing.

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Your soul is the essence of you.

It’s jewellery that describes you and promotes who you are. Think Thomas Sabo charm bracelets and Cherish lockets; anything that you can personalise so that it fits in with your beliefs.

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Life’s journey is Fabulous’s own brand that represents the journey you have been on. The elliptical twists in the pieces show that our paths do not always run smoothly, but twist, turn and change direction.

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Choose a piece that represents your life so far.

Is it off the beaten track; following your heart and the the road less travelled like a free spirit?

Or are you trying to find a way; using strength and determination to find a way through life’s obstacles?

Do you light the way; allowing others to follow, giving courage and hope and sharing love?

Maybe you’re a trailblazer; exploring new things and embracing the new adventure with excitement?

Whichever path you are walking, embrace it for all it has taught you so far.

I was blown away by the messages behind the collections. I love a good story – and if I feel connected to a brand or a piece of jewellery, then I’m more likely to choose it as something I wear regularly.

So, I challenge you to only wear pieces of jewellery that inspire you, remind you or simply make you feel fabulous.

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Fabulous

3 Poplar Arcade
Touchwood
Solihull
B91 3GH
UK

The Fabulous Collections Girls Night In event was open to the general public and I did not receive any reward for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and all photographs were taken by me unless otherwise stated.

 

Not your average late night shopping @Aspire Style

I’m not a fan of late night shopping – but if I’m going to do it, a glass of bubbles in hand is certainly the way to go.

We all need to partake in a little late night shopping every now and then – and I can’t think of a nicer way to do it than with a glass of bubbles in hand, wandering around a newly refurbished boutique, talking to the owner Sue and her friendly staff (who were very accommodating in showcasing some of their beautiful accessories – thank you ladies).

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Aspire Style is a small chain of independent lifestyle boutiques catering for women who are looking for a modern twist on vintage styles.

I’ve personally shopped here for years. It’s a place where I can always find something beautiful and I always walk away with a gorgeous little something, beautifully wrapped in pink tissue paper.

So, I was super excited when I found out that my local branch was having a shindig to celebrate it’s new look.

Aspire pride themselves on selling everything a woman could want. And by everything I mean only the most beautiful, glamourous (and a little flirty!) unique gifts, clothing, jewellery and accessories.

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I was happily seduced by the selection of alcohol themed lovelies.

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I mean, who doesn’t want to spend the day lighting Mojito candles and applying Prosecco lip balm?

There was also an abundance of flowers; on dresses, stationary and gifts for the home.

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Floral charm without the chintz.

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Aspire Style also stock a range of modern vintage styled clothes and accessories.

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I took these beauties home.

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Looking for some fabulous gifts to inspire and delight?

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Sassy…

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Inspirational…

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This is so my mantra!

Tongue in cheek…

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I think this one was my favourite!

If you’re looking for something fine, flamboyant or foxy for your home, to wear or simply a gift for a phenomenal female – you need not waste your precious time trawling from shop to shop.

Aspire Style is full of fabulousness – go check it out.

Branches in Coventry, Warwick, Solihull, Stratford, Oxford.

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The Aspire Style relaunch was open to the general public and I did not receive any reward for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and all photographs were taken by me unless otherwise stated.