January, 2015

23 January


Cornwall Adventure!

Polzeath Beach Cornwall


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Hi guys!

I hope you all had a great week!

I hold my hands up to being a total ‘Birthday person’ – I love celebrating EVERYONE’s big day – and drag mine out for the majority of January (thank you patient friends and family!)!

With this in mind, I was super happy to share my Birthday this year with one of my best friends whose Birthday falls on the same day! Double Birthday goodness – as you can imagine – I was in heaven!

We spent our joint Birthday, with our respective parters and another couple, down in Polzeath Cornwall.

I hadn’t been to Cornwall until last November, when my boyfriend and I stayed in the same modern beach house we stayed in this year.

NB: A house made of mainly glass by the sea = view central!

Every morning we’d wake lazily, put on a pot of coffee, and simply watch the waves break from the cosy comfort of our (borrowed) home.

Caffeinated up, we braved the sea! I love the heat, but the British sea is spectacular, moody and although bitterly cold, with wetsuits you don’t feel it! I promise!

The Cornwall coastline is breathtaking, and the greatest pleasure to have been enjoyed on our trip away, was simply switching off for a while.

If you haven’t visited Cornwall before, I’d highly recommend going in the Winter months! Summer can be EXTREMELY busy, but Winter is silent, peaceful and very romantic.

With Valentines just around the corner – it could be the perfect last minute getaway.

You can see more of my images from Cornwall on my blog, The Elgin Avenue.

Have a great weekend all!

Till next time!

Monica x

Follow my adventures on Instagram @MonicaBeatrice and Twitter @MonicaBeatrice.

16 January


Spring Shoes

Nude Ballet Pumps French Sole

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Nude Shoes: French Sole India Pump

Hey guys!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and festive season!

It’s been a few weeks since I last checked in with you guys, apologies! I fully hold my hands up to getting swept away with Christmas chaos!


This week I broke in to my first pair of Spring shoes – a pair of nude ballet pumps from one of my favourite brands – French Sole.

I had intended to save these sweet pumps for a warm Spring day, but they looked too pretty to ignore and I wore them on an errands run when the sun shone for a whole five minutes this week.

Given the crazy weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK recently, nude ballet pumps may not make for the most logical of footwear options; however they are worth purchasing for the seasons ahead.

Nude pumps look super sweet with skinny jeans and a breton t-shirt for Spring, and with a flippy white dress in Summer.

This pair from French Sole are a worthwhile investment at £85; and these leather pumps from Next are a great purse-friendly option.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Till next time!

Love, Monica x

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