Wow! Can you believe that it is already the end of July? Seriously where has the time gone. It feels like forever since I was sat on that beach in Mexico having the time of my life. Not saying that i’m not having the time of my life at home too, because I really am. Just everything always feels better in the sun! I have to admit I am just a little bit excited about August though, we have 1 or 2 pretty big secrets to let you in on but for now I have to stay schtum. So for the time being grab yourself a cuppa and settle down with this months Off the Record and I must warn you, you might get a little bit of holiday envy as it includes a fair few Insta pics of Jess living it up in the Dominican. Enjoy!
♥ Mexico! I know, I know, I pretty much haven’t stopped talking about it since I have been back but it was so amazing, I can’t stop thinking about it and even now I still have more photos to post on Instagram. Its just the happiest place I have ever been, the people, the colours,everything just makes your feel so alive! I made some unforgettable memories there this time and it will forever be in my heart! Make sure you read my Travel Guide if you are thinking about going and check out my Video Diary too!
♥ New opportunities! As many of you will know we have been working on creating a new sister site for Bespoke Bride for a couple of years now. Unfortunately the project has encountered a few delays along the way but you will be pleased to know it hasn’t stopped us and these last couple of months we have been really working our butts off to get the new site ready for a soft launch within the next month or so. it hasn’t been an easy journey but I really think all the hard work will have been worth it when you see what we have created.
♥ Oliver Bonas! A couple of days after I got back from Mexico I was on my way to London with Emily (Mermaid Gossip) to the launch of the Oliver Bonas, Christmas in July event! We both had so much fun, drinking cocktails & checking out the new range. Believe me when I say I could have bought everything in that store. I am such a huge fan! You can see the video Emily created here.
♥ Booking more holidays! Ok so I have just got back from Mexico, how could I possibly be booking another holiday. Well the truth is, I needed a holiday to get over my last one. Anyone else feeling that?
♥ Having Dinner with friends! I love our monthly catch ups, it so surprising what can happen in a few weeks.
♥ The new series of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Seriously Wednesday’s cannot come quick enough!
♥ The Dominican Republic! I’ve never been to this part of the Caribbean before and it sure is beautiful! We’re currently staying in La Romana which is in the east of the island and it’s all Palm trees on the beach and white sands! I can’t wait to share it properly with you but for now you can see a few cheeky snaps on our instagram!
♥ Reading! So far I’ve devoured 2 books on this holiday; Grey & Paper Towns and I’m currently reading Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love which is amazing! It’s so lovely having time to read, I definitely want to make sure I continue this habit once I’m home!
♥ Snorkelling! We got our snorkelling gear on after being here for a few days when we visited an island called Saona! We also got to see some starfish which is pretty cool!
♥ Drinking straight from a coconut on a beach. Best feeling ever!
♥ Visiting the capital, Santo domingo. It’s such a beautiful city with so many gorgeous colorful buildings! Naturally I was in my element trying to photograph them all!
♥ Adding the final touches to the boutique that you’ll see here soon! We’re almost ready for the beta stage guys and you are going to LOVE IT!! It’s very fun, easy to use and is going to be filled with lots of awesome products and suppliers for you to shop! I’m so excited!!