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An Idyllic manor in Chipping Campden

Charingworth Manor, situated in Chipping Campden was inevitably beautiful after gawping over the images before our visit. There was the perfect balance between relaxation and luxury, with nothing being too much trouble. The Manor holds a rosette restaurant within the walls of the iconic Cotswold stone. A must visit for someone who appreciates fine food and values the natural beauty of the Cotswolds. There is much to be enticed by at Charingworth Manor.

As a treat, I and my partner opted for the champagne afternoon tea which was very scrumptious indeed.

Take a peek at the menu here: Champagne afternoon teaThere are three tiers of afternoon tea available too!

Unlimited tea, as well as fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce, was a no-brainer and a very much appreciated extra on top of all the homemade goodies. The highlight for me was the carrot cake and fruit scones. Mmm.

Nothing tops a glass of champagne in the sun relaxing on the outside terrace. The ambience was peaceful, romantic and private. I was instantly won over by the surroundings, that consisted of miles and miles of greenery.

If you're after a revitalising treat or perhaps a mini get-away, check out their lavish garden hot tub rooms here.

Charingworth Manor is a must visit, and a place I will be returning to very soon.

Where's your favourite place for a romantic afternoon or a spot of food?


Things I ask when blogging...

Image from The Fox & Star
Stay niche or varied?

One of the hardest questions when blogging is to realise what you want to achieve from it. Honestly, I've blogged for years... I've had multiple blogs, with awfully taken images and ramblings.
Sometimes It's just nice to release all my thoughts, almost as if I'm writing it to myself on paper. I really respect people who do want to really "push" their blog as such. However, I think you should blog for you and acquire an audience that is genuinely interested in what you have to put. I do feel that many bloggers (not everyone), but even myself try and follow the norm. That's when images and photos blur into one, and that could be anyone's posts. My favourite posts to write about have always been lifestyle, as I talk way too much. I find them engaging, a talking point and a way to get to know the blogger behind all the products and prosecco.

Quick note: Make sure your blog is personal to you and fun. I'm definitely not an expert and this is just how I like to find new blogs. My little blog and me are still learning so very much!

How much time do I dedicate?

It's very often I get writers' block, I'm too busy (i.e. life just gets in the way), I don't take numerous and the best photos as I want to dedicate my time when I'm with people or I fall out of love a little bit and loose confidence in my posts. I think it would be great to post at least weekly, although the content has to be there. I don't think there's any point writing a post or starting it when you're not in the mood.

My slip-ups: Not engaging in blogger chats, keeping an eye on lovely things to get involved with and commenting on other posts. It's a two-way street blogging, there are so many times I've read posts and not left a comment when I should have! I'd definitely like to dedicate more time to reading posts, as there's too much convenience in turning the telly on then winding down with a good read.

Should I up my techy skills?

I love to write, and I guess I'm a bit old fashioned in the respect of tech.

I use an I-phone for my photos. I'd love to change this and use a fabulous camera. However, this is a very good starting point for a blog and Instagram. I'd love to get stuck into a bit more coding, design and editing. I've always wondered if Youtube is a good pairing, but I'm even scared to record my voice on an Instagram story. I also need to edit my tabs on the blog to make them more personal!

Let me know what you think about blogging, what you'd like to learn/change and any other random comments.


Style with Stella & Dot

Last night was an event filled with mingling, prosecco and lots of crowding around the beautiful jewellery from Stella and Dot.

Amidst the collections, there was a piece of jewellery for everyone. The aim of the jewellery is to create versatile looks. There's something for every occasion, with dainty hoops for the day-time and statement pieces to dress up an outfit.

Highlights of the evening:

- The new bespoke collection- including personalised signet rings!
- Trying on all the jewellery i.e...

These can be worn one at a time or all three at once! I loved them altogether.  

- Meeting some lovely bloggers and stylists
- Learning about the brand & getting some gorgeous editions from Stella & Dot

Above features the contents of the goodie bag (feeling very lucky)!

1) Clutch
2) Knot cuff  (silver)
3) Sunglasses

Check out the rest of their products here; Stella & Dot Find all the prices, info and more via the link!

Click here for the bespoke collection- fab to personalise!

My wish-list is very full.