Are you ready for our monthly read-athon? Because I’ve got some beautiful blogs to share with you today, truly! We’ve got a little something for everyone- food blogs, lifestyle blogs, fitness blogs, and menswear blogs too! I’ve had so much fun getting to know each of them in turn, learning a little about the blogger behind the posts and what makes them tick- their interests and passions and likes and dislikes. They’re each of them as unique and individual as the next, and that’s what I love most about this blogging game! So, it’s time to settle in with something on ice, and get ready to add some wonderful new reads to your Bloglovin’ feed!
A Dash of Ginger
I’ve been reading and following along with A Dash of Ginger for such a long time now, and never fail to be impressed by Kirsty’s beautiful posts. Everything from Kirsty’s photographs and food styling, to the recipes themselves is just endlessly lovely! This month, Kirsty’s shared recipes for a rhubarb and elderflower gin cocktail (arguably the most perfect flavour combination ever, right?!), worked further rhubarb-magic in her rhubarb almond sponge cake, and made a spicy kale and chicken salad that had me wishing lunchtime would hurry around already! You absolutely must add A Dash of Ginger to your reading list- and get ready to pin *all* of Kirsty’s photos to your foodie Pinterest boards!
Favourite post of the past month? Rhubarb Almond Sponge Cake.
The What Now Blog
Oh, I just love Louise’s blog! It’s been on my reading list for a good few months now, and stopping by to read each of Louise’s posts never fails to make me smile. The What Now Blog is a work and lifestyle blog, centring around creative and career-focused inspiration, personal wellbeing and self-improvement, as well as so many of the other lovely things that tend to fall under the umbrella of ‘lifestyle’! This month, Louise has shared some stellar gift suggestions for Father’s Day (hello coffee subscription service!), taken a behind-the-scenes tour of an organic beauty company, and shared with us her recipe for smoked salmon and red quinoa salad. The What Now Blog really is gorgeous- I’m sure you’ll just love it!
Favourite post of the past month? Simple Work Lunch: Smoked Salmon and Red Quinoa Salad.
You know, Silverspoon London is easily one of my favourite finds over the past year or so. I just love reading it so much! Angie’s life is totally dreamy- it’s all glamorous days out, meals in beautiful restaurants, jet-setting, and stays in some of the most envy inducing hotels you’ll ever come across! Angie shares all this in such a comprehensive way, you feel as though she’s taking you right along with her on her adventures. This month, we’ve been treated to an Italian afternoon tea at the Baglioni hotel ( where Nutella is served with scones- a revelation!) and taken along to a party in Paris! Silverspoon London is escapism in its truest and best form, and I’m certain you’re going to just love reading it!
Favourite post of the past month? A Beautiful Day in Paris with Renaissance Hotels.
I feel as though I’ve known Georgina for such a long time now (via Twitter and Instagram and the like), and so it’s been such a treat to get better acquainted with her blog for the first time this month. And a beautiful blog it is, too! The Librarian is all about Georgina’s life in Lincolnshire (and yes, she really is a librarian, and no, her blog isn’t solely about books!) and encompasses everything from weekly round ups and lovely recipes (you must check out the one I’ve linked below-heaven!), to books reviews and posts about days out in Lincolnshire! Georgina’s writing is effortlessly charming- she has that magic quality of writing as though she’s talking to a friend by the spadeful! Truly the sweetest blog.
Favourite post of the past month? Nutella Chunk + Raspberry Swirl Buttermilk Icecream
Daydreams of Summertime
Sarah’s blog has been on my reading list for easily the best part of a year now- and I’ve adored reading it this month just as much as I ever did! Daydreams of Summertime is one of that special kind of charming, wholesome lifestyle blogs that draws me back in time and again. Sarah takes the prettiest photos, and her posts are always so warm and engaging. This month, she and her boyfriend Carl have been busy renovating their new home (you must read Sarah’s post all about the process- brought back many painful DIY-related memories for me!), and in between all the hard work has shared posts about a trip to London, put together a summer to-do list, and been to a beautifully pastel-hued birthday party! You’ll just love this one, I know!
Favourite post of the past month? Weekend Scenes || A Day in London.
Anna’s blog was new to me this month, and I’ve so enjoyed getting to know her! Anna writes on her FAQ page that her favourite thing about blogging is meeting new people, which, since that’s my favourite part of blogging too, made me certain she’s a good’un right from the off! She lives in London with her husband Richard, and uses her blog as a way of expressing her personality and creativity via photography and writing. This month, Anna’s shared an Instagram round up from her recent travels in Europe, a review of afternoon tea on a tour bus, and a very tempting haul of treats from Lush! If personality-packed lifestyle blogs are your cup of tea, then you’ll fall head over heels for Anna Nuttall!
Favourite post of the past month? Afternoon Tea on a Tour Bus.
Rhyme & Ribbons
If you’ve not yet discovered the joy that is Rhyme & Ribbons, then you’re in for a real treat! Amanda is a complete and utter ray of sunshine. Everything about her blog- from her joyful photographs to her beautifully written (and often hilarious!) posts and her sweet relationship with her fiancé Sam- has ever failed in bringing a smile to my face. Over the past few weeks, Amanda’s shared her thoughts on the V&A McQueen exhibition, given us recipes for Turkish baked eggs and dark chocolate + sea salt brownies (amazing!), and put together a vlog from her trip to Paris! Amanda’s got the most charming way of putting together her posts, and I’m certain you’ll be as glad to add her blog to your reading list as I have been.
Favourite post of the past month? ABCs of Summer.
A Little Lusciousness
Oh, it’s been another happy month of food temptations and cravings reading Rosie’s blog! A Little Lusciousness is everything I look for in a good blog- beautiful, creative recipes, comprehensive and well-written restaurant reviews, the insider scoop on foodie events- it’s always such a wonderful read! This month, Rosie’s shared with us her thoughts on a new dim sum restaurant in Clapham named Fu Manchu, eaten at Boom Burger in Portobello, and sampled a gin and tonic ice-cream float! Are you envious of Rosie’s dining habits yet, because I most certainly am! There’s nothing i don’t love about A Little Lusciousness, and can’t recommend you start reading it right away highly enough!
Favourite post of the past month? Boom Burger, Portobello
Pack Your Passport
I met Beverley in London around a year ago at a get together I organised, and have been a loyal reader of her lovely blog ever since! Pack Your Passport is a travel blog, first and foremost, with some wonderful lifestyle posts thrown into the mix for good measure. I love how incredibly well written Beverley’s blog is- her posts never fail to grab my attention and hold it from start to finish! This month, Beverley’s shared with us her recommendations for summer reading, thoughts on turning 30, and tips for planning the perfect summer road trip. It’s a blog for anyone who’s ever been bitten by the wanderlust bug…so that’s pretty much everyone, right?
Favourite post of the past month? How I Overcame my Fear of Flying.
Sophie Loves Food
Are you near the kitchen? Do you have a snack in hand? Because I’m going to warn you now, reading Sophie’s blog is going to make you *hungry*! New to me this month and such a pleasure to get to know, Sophie Loves Food is, as you might’ve guessed, a blog about food! Sophie shares recipes that make her happy- from bourbon BBQ chicken sandwiches and chickpea cauliflower curry, to hidden Oreo cupcakes and cookie dough marshmallow brownies! All of Sophie’s recipes look so very tempting, and are so easy to follow along with. First on my list of things to make are those brownies, because do you ever need a reason to add marshmallow and cookie dough to a batch of brownies?
Favourite post of the past month? Recipe: Cookie Dough Marshmallow Brownies.
Jasmin’s blog is ever such a lovely one. Born in Manchester by way of New Zealand, Jasmin now lives in London and shares her adventures via her beautiful photographs and stories. It’s exactly the kind of lifestyle blog I love the most- full of personality and insight and anecdotes, all the sort of things that’ll make you feel like you’re making a friend instead of simply reading from a screen. This month, Jasmin’s shared with us her adventures in Liverpool, talked all about her experiences on a no-carb diet, and had afternoon tea on a tour bus! I find everything Jasmin shares to be warm and friendly and charming, and I’m certain you’ll just love her blog too :)
Favourite post of the past month? JC Explores: Long Weekend in Anglesey
A few more blogs to read + fall in love with ::
Get The Skinny || Favourite post? Nike 10k, We Run London
Emma Inks || Favourite post? Curry Stuffed Aubergine – Vegetarian Cooking
Michael 84 || Favourite post? Summer Seaside Beach on the Quayside in Newcastle
Supernaturally Healthy || Favourite post? Brazilian Iced Mocha Recipe
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