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July Jollity: Monthly Round up

Life Lately: My most exciting and wonderful news of the month was that one of my friend’s Lauren asked me to be a Godmother for her little baby Beatrice! I’ve never been asked by anyone before and I felt very honoured, the christening was a couple of weeks ago and baby Bea did so well. Afterwards, we popped to the gorgeous Magazine restaurant in Kensington and celebrated her special day with champagne and canapés in their pretty garden area.

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The biggest blog news was of course my move from Blogger to WordPress and my redesign I honestly couldn’t be happier with the blog’s facelift and the improved functionality of the site. I’m still working on categorising all the posts but I’ve been told to not let it stress me as Rome wasn’t built in a day!

In other news Cision, the leading PR software provider, named SilverSpoon one of the UK’s top ten London Lifestyle blogs.

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It was such an honour to be selected, especially given the other fantastic bloggers also named in the Top 10. It was actually a brilliant month for the ‘Spoon (as I affectionately call the blog) as BookaTable also named me one of their Top 50 Bloggers and Qosy selected me in their Top 50 Luxury blogs.

I’ve done a few guest spots on different websites and check Simone’s wonderful blog The Aussie Flashpacker to read my post on 10 Reasons to go on Honeymoon to French Polynesia and also a review of my favourite hotel ever, Singita Boulders, on Luxury Launches.

Restaurants of the Month: This month I enjoyed bottomless bubbles, salmon galore and some fab desserts at Salmontini with some of my favourite bloggers, I had an incredible Italian feast at L’Anima Cafe and delicious fresh fish at The World’s End Market.

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I met up with Andrea and Kam for Japanese food at Flesh & Buns, a luxurious lunch with Mina at The Georgian restaurant at Harrods, and a sushi extravaganza at Oka with Jaime, Lauren, Polly and Andrea. I experienced the magic of Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time with a special showing at The Covent Garden Hotel which I went to with Steph and I had some delicious Peruvian food at Senor Ceviche. The most wonderful experience I had was my lunch at FERA at Claridge’s with Laurent Perrier, the food was incredible and I also had the chance to go into the kitchen and meet the chef himself.

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Travels: Did you check out my travel personality test as part of the travel link up? If you didn’t take a look and let me know what your travel personality is, are you anything like me? As I write this I just got back from Cannes yesterday and I’ve got lots to fill you in on coming up in the coming weeks. The trip was totally different to any experiences that usually appear on my blog as it was a big family holiday rather than my usual more romantic travel posts.

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I’ve now got 11 more sleeps until I head off to Bali and Singapore I can’t wait!! Check out my Bali throwback post to find out more about what I’ll be getting up to when I’m there and follow me on Instagram to see what’s happening along the way!

Blog Love: I’m always so impressed by Lloyd and Yaya’s blog Hand Luggage Only, they seem to travel everywhere, write prolifically and take stunning photos, check out their recent post on the Nordic Fjords. Kelly’s fantastic posts about the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong really took me back to when I stayed there; I even mentioned it in my top ten rooms with a views. Other bloggers seriously fuelling my wanderlust are Jasiminne with her trip to Finland, Anna in New England and Polly’s incredible Italian honeymoon. Also huge congratulations to Lauren on her graduation and, of course Polly on her wedding.

Is anyone else trip planning for next year? Peru is very much on my mind for the spring…I just have to convince Mr S 🙂

  • Congratulations on becoming godmother! x

  • Sam

    Congratulations on the various awards, you’ve worked really hard on your blog and it must be a great feeling getting such amazing recognition!

    Sam x

  • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    I was wondering about Peru too Angie!! But I think I’d probably chicken out of the big hike and take the train up to Machu Picchu but hubby really wants to do the Inca Trail so I’m not sure how we’ll reconcile that one!

    • I would not be doing the hike, trust me….the Belmond train looks fab, that’s where I’ll be 🙂

  • Angie, you have got to try the Damai in northern bali, just the most perfect hotel. Will be blogging on it soon but it’s a must-do in Lovina.

    Reena xx

    lifestyleenthusiast.blogspot.com

  • Catherine Lux

    Congrats on being made godmumma!! It’s such an amazing feeling being such a massive part of a tiny persons life. You’ve had such a great month – congrats on the awards!

    C x | Lux Life

  • What a month indeed!
    (Just book the flights & present the tickets to Mr S – he can’t say no then, right?)

    • I thought about doing that but I don’t think he’s forgiven after I already did for South Africa…

  • As if I couldn’t love your blog anymore than I already did – then you go and do a fancy makeover 😉 Sounds like you’ve had a pretty full-on month and how exciting that you’ll soon be in Bali and Singapore!! Can’t wait to see all your luxurious pictures <3 x

  • What a beautiful photo of Cannes, Angie! Congratulations on a fantastic month and wishing you an August that’s as fun in every way – have a great time in Bali and Singapore

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Woo congrats lovely on all the awards – totally deserved! Peru sounds like an amazing holiday! We are planning ours at the moment, doing Canaries at the end of the year, then America and probably back home to Aus next year! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • congrats!! your blog is indeed amazing!

    The Fashion Matters- Fashion & Travel Magazine

  • Lucy

    Beatrice is beautiful and what exciting news on becoming godmother. You sound like you have had a great month and especially well done on being listed in the top ten on the lifestyle list Lucy x

  • Ahhh 11 sleeps till Bali – so jealous of you! Can’t wait for all the Cannes posts btw…!! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • HandLuggageOnly

    Totally love this post and your stunning photos, which you always “knock out of the park”!

    As always, your posts seem to make us so hungry… 🙂

    Have a lovely week, Angie! 🙂

    Lloyd & Yaya

    • What a kind thing to say and it means a lot coming from you guys 🙂