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Summer Expectations Vs. Reality

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Summer can carry a lot of expectations, especially if you are responsible for organising a bunch of fun activities for the family or friend group! Now we've had a lot of scorching days this summer thus plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. Although...summer doesn't always go to plan! Here are some summer Expectations VS. Reality  Going to the Beach  Expectation: A nice picnic on the beach, warm sun on your back, a majestic view of the sea - maybe a few drinks whilst the kids make sandcastles - what could go wrong eh?!      Reality: Sand in your picnic,...

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Autumn 2019: Safari-style!

Marnie Mills

I recently saw the new Lion King and - now i'm not having a Cruella de Vil moment BUT it got me thinking about how much beauty there is within the animal kingdom as well as the extent to which fashion this season has been influenced by animal print. In particular, we've seen leopard, cheetah and snake print featured in high streets, boutiques and the runway alike.     CHEETAH SASHA SHIRT DRESS, £38.00 (BOUTIQUE PLANET)     TIGER PRINT RILLO T-SHIRT, £25.00 (BOUTIQUE PLANET)  Animal print is a statement that has become more style and less fashion - it has...

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You Vs. Your Daily Horoscope

Marnie Mills

If you're like me, then once in a while when you're feeling slightly more wistful than usual - you will take your phone and google 'My Daily Horoscope'. You know, just so you have a plausible explanation for why you keep dropping your favourite bits of food on the floor and tripping over the same spot in your house - the planets are in retrograde of course! It all makes sense now! If we have even more in common, then you too will be enraged when you scroll down the list to your star sign, read it and find out...

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Accessorising this Summer: Subtlety or Stand-out?

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  When it comes to accessorising any outfit we have been taught that less is more right? That has always been the golden rule. Coco Chanel said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off". However, social media platforms such as Instagram have re-painted this fashion rule in favour of stand-out accessories. Here we see bum bags, visors, micro sunglasses, flower-power headbands at the forefront of this summers' fashion wave. Alongside, chunky sandals, Vogues' 80's sunnies and Instagram's barely there shades.   Top tip 1: Team flower prints with monochrome jewellery Top tip 2: Mix prints...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bedford In The Summer!

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This summer, Bedford brings forth a whirlwind of arts, recreation & entertainment to it's lovely locals and vivacious visitors! Most notably: commemoration of the 'Bunyan effect' and the people who came to Bedford after the Second World War at The Higgins museum and a wide variety of shows and a show for everyone at the Corn Exchange!  Without further ado! - Here are five reasons why you should visit bedford in the summer:  1. The Food! At this time of year, Bedford town is  home to several delicious food parades, featuring: Vegan cuisine, Cake tasting, Sweet Treats, Homemade & Homegrown and Beer festivals!...

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