Sunday 7 February 2016

Valentines day taken care of with Beardbrand..

The other week Jenna and I had lots of fun shooting for Beardbrand and their valentines special feature. If you don't already be sure to give Beardbrand and Urban beardsman a follow on instagram to keep up to date with lots of beardy goodness. You just missed out on their special competition "#beard my valentine" to win your loved one some grooming goodness but for any partners of a bearded fella, don't fear theres still time to place an order and get in the good books with them.

I've picked some of my top items from the website to give you some ideas for what you might want to buy.

Beard Oil - £14.99 - £79.99
If nothing else your fella needs a beard oil and beardbrand has the best on the market. They use the only the best light weight, natural and essential oils to keep the beard shiny and the skin moisturised without weighing it down.

This is a great basic kit to give your man what he needs to keep his beard and moustache on point. It comes in many different matching fragrances depending on your preference and they come displayed on this custom fit walnut unit giving your fella the perfect display for his keeping his everyday essentials close to hand.

Beardsman Grooming Kit - £199.99 - £214.99
This is the godfather of all grooming kits. It has everything they need to tame, trim, shape and fragrance that furry face. Not only do you get a large comb, pocket comb, moustache comb, boar hair's brush, trimming scissors, beardbrand moustache wax and a pick of your favourite beardbrand oil but you too receive it in this beautifully crafted walnut presentation box which gives your fella a great place to safely store all his beardly goods.

The above doesn't just apply to those people who are looking to get something for their partner.. if you're a bearded fella who is single this valentines make sure you give yourself some extra love and soften that fur to make the next one pur ;)

Sunday 20 December 2015

British Heritage - Gloverall

I recently did an interview for a fashion based website and one of the questions i was asked was about what did i wish people knew more about my fashion taste and my answer was that i really love British Heritage brands. It got me thinking that i needed to do a post to show you some great quality brand traditional British heritage brands and how i'd style them and what better way to start than with a true British classic... Gloverall.

Gloverall have been around since the 1950's and even if by some chance you don't know this brands name, you will of seen it's classic handy work without even realising it. 
The company Gloverall began when they originally were offered a large amount of surplus army duffle coat stock and the stock sold out quickly, it prompted the owners to create the first British duffle coat and there after a true quality outerwear brand, combining yet another love of mine..coats!

You can find the details to the products under each outfit.

Mid length duffle coat - Black
Striped crew neck jumper - Black and oatmeal

Solid crew neck jumper - Moss

Guernsey crew neck jumper - Aran
Aran Scarf
Herringbone bomber jacket - Tweed tan

Would love to hear about your favourite British heritage brands!

CLICK HERE to find all the products i mention above

Photos by Abbi

Friday 27 November 2015


Looking for a different Christmas present this year that can last past the 25th December? Well ...look no further! Birchbox have got you covered for those hard to buy for male and females with their 3, 6 and 12 month subscription packages which gives them access to a huge amount of brands and products through every month!

Click HERE grab a subscription package as a treat for yourself or some one you love :)

Even better still... use the code BIGDEAL to get 25% off any of the subscription packages or any of the full size products!

You can thank me later ;)

Saturday 14 November 2015

Ilex London - the perfect mens laptop / work bag

I feel like bag shopping for men can be quiet a challenge, with more limited choice to whats considered 'manly'. 
I love a large leather weekend bag and then for day to day during the summer i wear a lot of back packs but for my week day runs to London for meetings i needed something capable of holding my laptop, work notes and charger without looking too casual.

Then I came across Ilex London and the Ethan bag which is the perfect combination of a practical and smart tote bag which is equipped for fitting in everything i need and great easy access with the signal top zip and then two outer pockets
I love the simplicity of the style with the two different textures of leather and the option i have to carry this bag via its handles or add the shoulder strap for when i need the extra support.

So no more... head over and check out the selection of mens bags over on Ilex London.

Saturday 24 October 2015

All about the layers....

Everyone thinks I can't handle the colder weather because i'm from Portugal but i just love Fall.
Head over the the Franklin and Marshall blog to read about my area favourite Autumn styling...

Photo courtesy of Photogun photography 

Sunday 30 August 2015


You may of seen on my Instagram account that while Jenna and I were recently travelling through Portugal visiting friends, family and enjoying the sites we also pit stopped in some areas and used Air BNB as a home from home while travelling
We had looked around at various hotels but travelling with my daughter Bionda we wanted a bit more flexibility on where we stayed and to have a bit more space. 
The thing we liked most about using Air BNB was that you can choose how much you want to spend on your stay. It can suit all types from a single traveller looking to meet people on a pit stop and therefore using a private room in a shared house to a large family wanting a room for everyone! The filter function on the website means you can dictate area, price, room type and what elements are must have (e.g dishwasher and wifi etc).

We used Air BNB to stay in Porto and in Lisbon and the choice was great. We decided to get somewhere that was easy for us to walk into town and somewhere we could park the car. Since we were only there for a short time we wanted to ensure we would have to do a lot of travelling when we arrived to get to the places we needed to go. It also meant we could cook our own breakfast and eat at home if we needed to.

Take a look at the two locations we choose for our stay.



Overall we were really happy with our Air BNB finds and having a home from home made travelling life much easier for us. We will definitely be using them again on our next adventures, in fact the Air BNB locations might influence where we next travel!

Monday 24 August 2015

We wear Lee

I recently linked up with Lee for their premium 101 collection. The collection focuses on quality made classic cuts; something I always strive for when searching for wardrobe staples.

Head over to the lee website to check out my full article and see what I choose to style from the 101 collection, but also be sure to keep an eye out for other influencers appearing on their blog!