I Do … & I Don’t: A Feminist’s Guide to Being a Bride – The Hen Do
February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022
April 5, 2021
We’ve been ripping up the rule book on weddings for a while now; ditching the white wedding dress, hanging out with your groom the night before and holding our own down the aisle (rather than being ‘given away’). So, why do we still feel pressured to keep with tradition when it comes to the bachelorette?Read more...
December 30, 2020
October 12, 2017
I have been a massive fan of Tatty Devine ever since I discovered them as a teenager. I dreamed of one day being able to adorn myself daily with all their pretty plastic creations. That love affair has continued well into adulthood and the Tatty pieces I own will forever be some of my ultimate faves. So when the babes at Tatty Devine got in contact to ask if I wanted to visit their Brick Lane store to do a Halloween themed jewellery making workshop it felt like all my Christmasses had come at once.Read more...
December 6, 2016
Last week Gareth and I were invited to Urban Retreat, the spa in Harrods, to have their unique hammam experience and it was so weird/ awesome/ relaxing/ fun that I thought I'd share it with you! I also think it would be a super fun pre-wedding treat for either you and your fiance, or with a gaggle of hens. They even offer bridal and hen do packages too!Read more...
Shell de Mar
October 21, 2016
I am so excited about today's competition I can't even tell you! As I'm sure you all gathered from last week's post, Marrakech is one of my favourite places in the world so I am SUPER PSYCHED to be sharing this contest where one of you lucky brides-to-be will win their hen do at the Dar Jaguar riad!Read more...
Shell de Mar
October 13, 2016
As much as I adore Marrakech (this recent trip was my third in two years!) it can be a very intimating and intense place. People yelling at you, motorbikes whizzing past you in narrow alleyways, donkeys pulling carts that look way too heavy for them, old men pushing enormous trailers full of everything imaginable... and all in 40°C+ heat! It's chaotic and buzzing all day and all night which is why having a calm oasis to retreat back to at the end of a long day isn't just advisable, it's a necessity!Read more...
October 4, 2016
I don't know if I've ever featured photos from a bridal shower on the blog (except my sister's hen do of course, does that count?) but I loved the photos and story behind Sarah's so much that I've decided to share it.Read more...
May 31, 2016
This weekend was my sister's hen do (bachelorette for my American readers!) We planned everything as a surprise for her, but were under strict instructions that there be nothing pink, fluffy or penis shaped!Read more...
June 14, 2015
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with plastic willies, L plates and strippers... in actual fact I've been to many hilariously awesome hen dos just like this and had an utter ball. But if you want to do something that's more muddy than smutty, how about heading to a festival with your best girls!?Read more...
March 26, 2014
Ahh the great British hen do... the chance for brides-to-be and their friends to blow off some pre-wedding steam, get royally sozzled and (most likely) cause a bit of harmless chaos in the process. I've always been a bit of a party girl, so far from something I frown upon, I can totally see the appeal of all of the above. In fact I totally did all of the above for my own!Read more...