Thursday, 7 June 2012

Pretty Pastels

How amazing is this collection of items from ebay!

I really love this skirt, and it is only GBP 15.20 plus postage!

Also how amazing would this blazer be at an office meeting! It is on sale for GBP 28 plus postage!

What is your favourite pastel item for this season?

Friday, 25 May 2012

Back from the Maldives!

First I'm sorry for the delay in posting about my trip, things at work have been hectic since I've been back! After returning from perfect 32ºc weather, to freezing 10ºc and rain it makes it so much harder to get back to it!

The first day of our trip we arrived in muggy Kuala Lumpur in the late afternoon. We checked into our hotel, the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It is a fantastic hotel right in the centre of the city. This is the view from our room window:

 It is directly accross from the Petrona's Towers and has an underground walkway to the Suria KLCC shopping centre. A huge 6 floor mall filled with everything from designer brands to the food court. The next morning we were picked up for our day tour to the Royal Selangor Pewter factory, batik show-room and the Batu Caves.

After a few days of wondering the city and shopping up a storm at China Town and the Central Market we were ready to move on to our main holiday destination - the Maldives!

As soon as you fly into Male you realise the pictures you see online and in books etc are exactly what it looks like in real life! You cannot even imagine how clear the water is and how beautiful everything is until you arrive!

After a warm welcome from a representative from the W Retreat & Spa we were checking in for our seaplane flight, heading to the seaplane lounge to wait to take off.
The views from the seaplane were amazing.
When we touched down at the resort we knew we had arrived in paradise! 

 These are just some of the 100's of photos I took whilst away. I hope you enjoy! For more information about the resort visit their websites here and here.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Bon Voyage - Maldives

I'm heading off to the Maldives on Monday so just wanted to do a quick post to let you know I will be away. I do have a poll you can vote for what you want to see next. Of course when I get back I will post all about my trip to the Maldives and our stopover in Kuala Lumpur. See you all in 2 weeks!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Looks for Less! (a post voted by you!)

In my most recent poll about what to post about next, you all voted that you wanted to see some Looks for Less! When you think of value for money you can't go past H&M! So here it is, hope you enjoy!
LOOK FOR LESS - SUNDAY BRUNCH (< $45 - total outfit):

  • Pink Ballet Flat - $14.95

  • - pair with a cardigan and a straw hat

    LOOK FOR LESS - WORK MEETING (< $50 - total outfit):

    - pair with a cardigan and some closed toe shoes

      LOOK FOR LESS - WINDOW SHOP (< $55 - total outfit): 
      - pair with strappy sandals or some ballet flats

        LOOK FOR LESS - GIRLS NIGHT (< $60 - total outfit):
        - pair with small clutch

        Also please vote on my next poll, what travel post should I do next?

          Thursday, 5 April 2012

          Happy Easter

          I'm heading away for the easter break so I will be back Monday night ready to get started on the post you guys voted for, Looks for Less! If you have something in particular you want to see in the post, let me know in the comments below.

          Have a happy easter break: enjoy some chocolate and relax!

          Saturday, 31 March 2012

          I WANT YOU .. To Have Your Say!

          Step 1. Visit
          Step 2. Look to the left of the screen
          Step 3. Have your say! Vote on my poll about what I should post about next!
          Step 4. If the category you want me to post about isn't there comment on this post and let me know what you want to see next on Tulips&Tulle!

          I look forward to calculating the votes and getting started on YOUR post!

          Tuesday, 27 March 2012

          Kate Spade - The Blog

          Today whilst getting my online shopping fix, I was browising the Kate Spade website and stumbled upon their blog. I didn't know what to expect - but oh my! What a fantastic blog! It has all their inspiration behind their pieces, celebrity style and everything in between. Below is some of my favourite posts:

          What is your favourite Kate Spade item?

          Thursday, 22 March 2012

          Style Crush: Elle Macpherson

          This woman is fantastic! How could you not love her and her style? She always dresses to suit her body type, and her legs are to die for! Here are some of my favourite looks.

          What do you love about Elle?

          Wednesday, 14 March 2012

          Restaurant Review: Blessed Cheese McLaren Vale

          Ok well technically Blessed Cheese isn't a restaurant but that's what my blog category is called so that's what it'll be! Ok now we have that sorted let's get started!

          Blessed Cheese is a combination of a cheese shop, licensed cafe and providore. They sell an amazing range of cheeses (see photo above - just a small section of their cheese fridge!), small goods, homemade bread and lots of organic pasta, juice, dips and more! They also can do up a custom picnic basket/hamper to take for a drive or to a local winery etc. They cost approx $60 including the basket, plates cutlery, napkins etc. You can choose what you like to put in or they put something together for you. See below for our custom picnic basket we ordered a few months ago.

          The main reason for the review is the Blessed Cheese breakfast. They have the most amazing natural breakfasts are open from 8am til 2pm on the weekends and are also open Monday to Friday too. Check out their menu here.

          My partner ordered the farmers bacon and eggs. It comes with fried spinach and sour-dough toast.

          I ordered the corn fritters, which comes with poached eggs, bacon and tomato relish.

          It is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch followed by a stroll down the main road of McLaren Vale.

          Visit for more info!

          Wednesday, 7 March 2012

          Esther Boutique

           Today at work I was checking facebook (don't tell my boss!) and saw a post from Esther Boutique. The owner Talita is being featured in this months Cosmopolitan magazine, see a snipit here!

          Of course after seeing this I saw some of their new releases on their facebook page. Check out my picks of the bunch:

          Check out the rest on their website here.