Fancy adding a whole load of wonderful new blogs to your reading list this weekend? Well, you’re in luck because I’m about to get you good and acquainted with a bounty of amazing blogs! And not just blogs! This month there’ve been some amazing online shops linked in my sidebar, and I’ll tell you, it’s been an exercise in self control! So, if you’re planning on curling up on the sofa with blankets and tea this weekend, why not have a little browse through the blogs and sites linked below whilst you’re at it? :) I can’t think of a nicer way to while away a Saturday afternoon!
Daydreams of Summertime
I’ve got to know Sarah and her lovely blog well over the past few months since she first advertised with me, and it’s been such a pleasure! Her posts are always so beautifully put together- full of dreamy photographs and the sort of personal writing style that draws you in right from the off! Daydreams of Summertime features a whole lot more travel posts than many of the lifestyle blogs I read, which is part of why I like it so much. Sarah always seems to be doing something exciting! Most recently, she went on a ‘Neighbours’ tour in Australia! Be still my beating heart!
Favourite post of the past month? Weekend Scenes: London
Oh, I just love Lisette’s blog! There’s never a bad time to sit down with a cup of tea and read Lisette Loves, and this month has been no exception! In September, Lisette’s shared posts about her move to London (exciting!), beautiful home inspiration, my favourite ‘thankful Thursday’ posts, and, *very* excitingly, this month we’ve been introduced to her handsome man! If you’re fond of the sort of charming, beautifully curated lifestyle blog that makes you feel as though you’re getting a peep into someone else’s world, you’ll just adore Lisette Loves!
Favourite post of the past month? Thankful Thursday.
The Peppermint Pencil
Anya’s blog is another truly beautiful one. It’s become a firm favourite read of mine over the past few months, and is one that I jump to read each and every time Anya shares a new post. The Peppermint Pencil is a lifestyle blog, that features recipes, travel posts (I’m so envious of Anya’s recent trip to Edinburgh!) wishlists, and posts about Anya’s life! Her photos are so incredibly beautiful, and it’s hard not to fall in love with The Peppermint Pencil from the moment you first start reading it. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Favourite post of the past month? Letting go of summer.
The What Now Blog
The What Now Blog is so fantastic, and so unique. Louise’s posts are always so well written and thought out, and are designed to help her readers generate a positive attitude towards their life and work. And they really do the trick! I always find the a quick browse through Louise’s posts perk me up when I’m in need of a creativity and motivational boost, and it doesn’t hurt that I know for a fact what a love Louise herself is too :) A fantastic blog to add to your reading list, to turn to for inspiration and advice and just a plain old good read!
Favourite post of the past month? Time for a digital detox?
Mel Bakes Things
Mel’s blog is the first of a few amazing new food blogs I’ve been introduced to this month! And it’s such a great read! Mel’s recipes are just gorgeous. They’re inventive, well written, and what’s more, beautifully photographed and styled! If you’re looking for a whole lot of material for your Pinterest boards, well, you just found it! I’ve especially enjoyed reading Mel’s blog since she’s based in the US, so her recipes all have that wonderful North American vibe to them! Think rice krispie treats, pumpkin spice goodies, doughnuts/donuts…oh man, it’s a feast for the eyes!
Favourite post of the past month? Miso caramel + toasted coconut rice krispie treats.
The Noble Foodie
From America, to the UK! The Noble Foodie is (you guessed it!) another food blog, but this time its author Bridget is half Australian, half Chinese, and lives in London! If healthy eating is your (sugar-free) jam, then The Noble Foodie is the blog for you! Bridget’s recipes are all gluten and dairy free, and all look so totally delicious that they totally shake off the old idea that healthy food has to be boring! Her recipes range from sweet treats, dinner ideas, simple snacks, and breakfasts- truly a recipe for every occasion!
Favourite post of the past month? Banana crepes.
Fox + Star stationery
Oh my. If you’ve not already discovered Fox & Star, you are in for a treat my friend! It’s pretty much my new favourite shop. Think Paperchase, but better. Fox & Star’s stationery is so beautifully selected (their autumn range alone is a sight to be seen!) and they sell a selection of washi tapes that will set your heart a-flutter! It’s the sort of shop that sells all the ingredients for making the sort of ‘curated workspace’ you see pinned 5000 times over on Pinterest, and that you kind of wish had a ‘add one of everything to basket’ button. The wish list I’m currently compiling is about four foot long, honestly…
Favourite items? Le Cahier notebook, Thinking Of You card, and Corner Peach washi tape.
Rhyme & Ribbons
I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Amanda this month at a dinner in London, and she truly is the sweetest! Rhyme & Ribbons has quickly become a favourite read of mine since I first was introduced to it, for so many reasons! I love the humour Amanda infuses into her posts, her quirky style, and the fact that she’s a fellow GBBO obsessive ;) Aside from Paul-and-Mary themed posts, Amanda posts about her adventures in London, food (check the recipe linked below! oh my!) and lots more besides! It’s just such a lovely read- I’m sure you’re going to love it!
Favourite post of the past month? Chicken and mushroom casserole with cider.
Cocktails and Caroline
I just love reading Caroline’s blog. Ever since I first came across it (months and months ago!) it’s held a firm place in my reading list as the blog I turn to when looking for inspiration about which restaurant to try next in London! Caroline’s travel and restaurant review posts are always so comprehensive, and she’s always so impossibly glamorous that even if her posts weren’t so wonderfully written, I would enjoy her blog for the photos alone! A true dining-out and travel guidebook, and one that I really recommend adding to your reading list!
Favourite post of the past month? The gooiest, most chocolatey brownies ever!
Shu Likes Clothes
It’s such a pleasure to have the lovely Shu’s blog linked in my sidebar this month! Her blog is such a good one! As you probably guessed by the title, Shu’s blog is a fashion-focused one! Shu’s outfits are always so beautiful, and I wind up wanting to go shopping pretty much every time I stop by her blog! I love her lifestyle posts too, and the videos she puts on her YouTube video are also pretty stellar! If I think about it actually, there’s nothing not to love about Shu and her blog! One to add to your reading list for sure!
Favourite post of the past month? Through my lens #1: Sunsets in London.
The Vintage Pearl
The Vintage Pearl is the sweetest shop! They sell a range of personalised, keepsake jewellery that can be stamped with the name of loved ones, favourite quotes, or even your own initials! They’d make the most perfect presents for friends and family- it’s definitely a shop I’ll be returning to around Christmas time when the shopping rush begins! The Vintage Pearl are offering a discount of 15% off their whole range right now with the code ‘CWR15′, so head over there on the double to bag a bargain!
Favourite piece? Gold initial chain necklace.
A Dash of Ginger
Kirsty’s blog has been another new one to me this month, and one that I’m so thrilled I get to add to my reading list! It’s just gorgeous! A Dash of Ginger is a food blog, full of some of the most divine looking recipes I’ve ever come across! Those cinnamon rolls! That caramel sauce! The sun-dried tomato soda bread! Kirsty’s photos and styling are absolutely beautiful, and I’m so excited to watch her (fairly new!) blog develop and grow! And in the meantime, I’m really just excited to get following her recipe for cinnamon rolls…
Favourite post of the past month? Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.
The Awkward Blog
Angela’s blog is just such an amazing read. Her posts are always so beautifully photographed and written, and there’s something about it (that I can’t quite put my finger on!) that makes it so very unique. I fell in love with it about 0.5 seconds after landing on The Awkward Blog’s homepage for the very first time! The Awkward Blog features recipes (Angela’s recipes always look amazing!), ‘life lately’ kind of posts, beautiful photos (of kittens, and London!) and restaurant reviews. I always jump to read Angela’s posts when they appear in my feed, and am sure you’re going to love it too!
Favourite post of the past month? Sushi at Lingo.
A few more blogs + sites to fall in love with! ::
The University Project || Favourite post? :: Things that’ve made me happy #8
Designed by Artists || Favourite item? :: Hello Deer blanket
Life Enchanted || Favourite post? :: Headed North
Uncia + Tigris || Favourite post? :: Hello Autumn + seasonal recipe roundup.
Mengsel || Favourite item? :: ‘Pomegranates’ silkscreen print.
Polly’s Pocket Book || Favourite post? :: Pause for thought.
Gemzicle Sprinkles || Favourite post? :: What I Ate Wednesday
** Image via Up Knorth.