10 OF MY FAVOURITE VEGAN BRANDS

You might be surprised to know that both Jess and I are vegan! The stories of how we are both got there vary, my journey started when I was just 11, whilst Jess has been much more recent but what we do have in common is that the decision to become vegan was not taken lightly and now plays a very important role in the way we buy and consume everything from food and drink to clothes and beauty products.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING THE PERFECT NATURAL CONFETTI COLOUR PALETTE

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In case you guys haven’t heard, natural confetti is where it’s at! The petals are 100% natural, eco-friendly and biodegradable, just like blossom off the tree! They are all completely natural in colour, no dyes are ever added and they’re delicately handpicked and lovingly packed for your ‘confetti moment!’ How awesome is that?!

But where do you start? There are so many beautiful colours and options out there and which look best together? Well the good news is we’ve got your back and we’ve teamed up with Shropshire Petals to create the ultimate guide for the perfect natural confetti colour.

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Using Shropshire Petal’s pick and mix feature makes it easy to combine your favourite confetti into the colour scheme of your dreams and choosing from any of the following petals will give you the perfect pastel mix!

Icing Sugar
Natural Delphinium Petal Confetti. Elegant ivory/cream petals, perfect for a white wedding.

Duckegg Blue
Fabulous pale blue freeze dried Hydrangea petals. Everyone’s going quackers (get it) for these delicate petals, we just love them! Perfect to add that something special or your something blue!

Buttermilk
Gorgeous cream freeze dried rose petals – subtle, elegant and beautiful.

Promise
Classic and delicate freeze dried rose petals. Amazingly elegant cream roses with a baby pink edge.

Daisy Daisy
Fabulous White/cream freeze dried Hydrangea Petals. We’ve fallen in love with these petals!

 

Summer Brights

If bright and bold is more your style then choosing petals with a pop of colour is the way forward, making a combo of any of the following will be perfect for a summer wedding!

Clementine
Fabulous Orange freeze dried rose petals. Warm, vibrant and full of life!

Cerise
Cerise pink freeze dried rose petals, a bright hot pink colour that looks fab scattered on tables.

Envy
Green Freeze dried Hydrangea petals. Envy are amazing sage green ‘wow’ factor hydrangea petals – yum! Each petal is approximately 3-4cm in diameter.

Promise
Classic and delicate freeze dried rose petals. Amazingly elegant cream roses with a baby pink edge.

Golden Slumber
Beautiful Golden Yellow rose petals. Yellow is big this year and we can see why, these petals are amazing!

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MAGICAL MOMENTS IN MEXICO: PLAYA DEL CARMEN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Hola Amigos! It is has been just over a week since myself and Mr T returned home from the most amazing two week holiday in Playa Del Carmen. This was our second visit and boy oh boy had things changed, in just two years Playa has become pretty big, however it is still for me, one of the most beautiful places on the planet and every time I visit, I leave with even more love in my heart for the magical country that is Mexico.

When I mentioned to friends that we were going back to Mexico for a second time, some were a little surprised that we would go back to somewhere we had already been before and asked what was so special? In my opinion Playa Del Carmen’s location makes it one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico. Trust me when I say that there is so much to see and do there, that you couldn’t possibly cover it all in one vacation, so it definitely warranted a second visit.

If you plan on visiting Playa Del Carmen, Cancun or any of the surrounding areas anytime soon, you might want to bookmark this guide because it’s pretty packed with places to see and things to do! Lets get started with where to stay.

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The Hotel

We stayed at the Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort overlooking the Riviera Maya, just a 10 minute drive from Playa Del Carmen. I was beyond excited at staying at this resort as it was right next to Xcaret Park – Mexico’s popular eco-archaeological Park. This was one of the very first places we visited on our first trip and was a highlight for the both of us, so I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to go again especially when it was just a stone’s throw away and could be accessed from a cute river boat from our hotel. Our room was situated right next to one of the pools overlooking the back of Xcaret park which meant we were treated to luscious green views, whilst being just a minute walk from the nearest water source, which was much needed in the 42 degree heat.

There were a total of 11 Restaurants, 9 bars, 5 swimming pools and 10 Jacuzzis on the resort (although some were exclusive to Royal members) and the best bit was that you could organise so many activities straight from the hotel, which is great for people who can’t sit still for 5 minutes – just like Mr T! The gardens of the hotel were so beautiful and for environmentalists like me, it was refreshing to see a hotel that actually welcomed wildlife onto its grounds. We even had our own little wild rainforest to explore, where we often saw Howler Monkeys, Long Tailed Coatis, Deer, Iguanas and lots of different species of butterfly. The hotel is set up to regard wildlife, lighting pathways and building bridges to ensure that their natural surroundings weren’t interfered with too much, so I was impressed to say the least.

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