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How on earth are we at the end of May already, can someone tell me that? It’s crept up on me, and I’m not ready! It felt so lovely to sit down and take stock of all the beautiful blogs and bloggers that’ve been hanging out in my sidebar throughout this crazy speedster of a month- there are such truly lovely ones there! Do click through and have a browse of them each in turn- and don’t forget to leave a little comment too, since everyone knows comments are the loveliest!

The Prosecco Diaries
I’ve followed Sarah via Twitter for goodness knows how long know, and have so enjoyed taking time to get to know her lovely blog better over the past few weeks! For starters, you should know that The Prosecco Diaries has what is possibly the best ‘About’ page I’ve ever seen on a blog. It’s hand-drawn, and features a visual round up of all things ‘Sarah’- it’s the bomb! Sarah’s posts cover a whole range of topics- from features on what’s hot in London, beauty product reviews, top tips about where to get great vegetarian food, and oh so much more besides. I love love love Sarah’s writing (there’s something about her ‘voice’ I just find so engaging!), and with such a wonderfully broad range of posts, there’s something for just about everyone on The Prosecco Diaries!
Favourite post of the past month? Sky Garden.

Quintessentially Me
Quintessentially Me is quickly becoming one of my most frequent reads. Ashleigh’s posts are just always so beautifully put together, so snippy and fun to read, I find myself getting lost in the archives every time I click through to her blog! This month, Ashleigh’s shared a round up of her top five places to get coffee in London (a girl after my own heart!), written all about her recurring dreams (so fascinating!), and shared her plans for an island-hopping trip to Greece. I love that Ashleigh writes about a wide range of topics, and has mastered the art of making her blog feel both personal and inviting. You’ll love it, I know!
Favourite post of the past month? My top 5 coffee places in London. 

The What Now Blog
I’ve been an avid reader of Louise’s blog for such a long time now, and this month has been no exception! The What Now Blog centres around all things work and lifestyle, and is full of such feel-good posts you’ll be hard pressed not to leave it with a smile on your face! This month, Louise has been sharing more ‘lifestyle’-kinda posts, and I’ve just loved reading them. She’s eaten a sublime looking fish dinner at Selfridges new rooftop restaurant, attended a chocolate making workshop day, and shared a recipe for a kale, walnut and apple salad! I never fail to feel inspired by Louise’s lovely posts, and can’t recommend you add The What Now Blog to your reading list highly enough.
Favourite post of the past month? Chocolate Making at Home with Mitsie’s Kitchen.

SilverSpoon London
Oh, I have a total life-crush on Angie! Her blog documents the most fabulous experiences- holidays, meals out, adventures- I always finish reading it feeling impatient for a little ‘fab’ in my own life! This month, Angie’s finished up sharing posts from her travels in South Africa with a review of the ‘best hotel she’s ever stayed in’ (and oh my does it look amazing!), shared her thoughts on the Ivy’s new garden restaurant in Chelsea, and put together a round up of the best luxury spots in London. For anyone looking for tips on where to head next for a treat day out in London, or to research beautiful hotels and travel experiences worldwide, Silverspoon London is without doubt the place to go!
Favourite post of the past month? My Top Ten Luxury London Loves.

A Little Lusciousness
Oh, Rosie’s blog is a delight! It’s become a favourite read of mine over the past few months, though I’ll warn you now that visiting A Little Lusciousness will have you running to the kitchen in search of something tasty! Rosie blogs about food- sharing everything from restaurant and cookbook reviews, to original recipes and news of her upcoming supper club events! This month, Rosie’s shared her thoughts on the whiskey cocktails at Bull in a China Shop, posted a recipe for salted caramel cheesecake (divine!), and made SmokeHouse in Chiswick jump straight to the top of my ‘to visit’ list! I can’t think of a finer blog to recommend to fellow foodies!
Favourite post of the past month? Salted caramel vanilla cheesecake recipe.

Brooke Meagan Jones
Brooke Meagan Jones is the most gorgeous, and totally unique blog I’ve come across in a long time. Brooke lives in Canada with her boyfriend, and shares their adventures via her blog. It’s Brooke’s writing that I find so captivating- each post is personal and inviting, friendly and warm, and funny to the very last word. This month, Brooke’s shared posts about the habits all couples find themselves in at the start of a relationship (it made me laugh so much!), about her many and varied allergies, and shared a list of all the things she’s never grown out of. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading each and every one of her posts- you’ll just have to click through and see for yourself!
Favourite post of the past month? 5 Couple Habits We Stopped Doing.

Jasmin Charlotte
Jasmin is, as she describes it, an ‘English Kiwi’ hybrid, and now lives in London with her boyfriend Paul. Her blog, Jasmin Charlotte, is lifestyle-focused, documenting both Jasmin’s day to day goings on, and her travels and adventures. It’s exactly the kind of sweet and unassuming blog I find myself being drawn back to time and time again- it just appeals to my nosy nature, I guess! Jasmin’s posts range from life updates and restaurant reviews (her review of Sketch had me hankering for an afternoon tea!), to advice posts and happy lists. There’s a little something to suit everyone, and I love honest and charming Jasmin’s ‘voice’ is. One to start reading right away!
Favourite post of the past month? Sketch London Afternoon Tea.

Two Little Pigs
Lydia and Rosie have popped up via my social media accounts a few times over the past few months, so I already felt like I knew them by the time I got to reading their lovely blog! They’re just about the sweetest girls you could imagine- full of warmth and happiness, they’re the type of people you want to chat with online, I can tell you! Rosie and Lydia upped sticks and moved from the UK to Australia two years ago, and share their adventures via their blog. I absolutely adore their chit-chatty way of writing- each posts reads like the sort of conversations my best friend and I have over the phone every couple of weeks or so! I can’t recommend Two Little Pigs enough- you’ll love it!
Favourite post of the past month? The Journey to Australia and Beyond. 

Anna in Wonderland
Anna is originally from the US but now lives just north of London with her boyfriend Luke and dog, Eugene! She’s an author (a real life printed author!), and her blog is a diary of all the things that make her tick- from health posts and book reviews (and since Anna’s an author herself, I always sit up and pay attention to her book recommendations!), to posts about beauty products and fitness. It’s Anna’s travel posts I love the most- she runs a series in which she interviews someone who’s moved abroad or travelled extensively, and it really is the most fascinating read! If you’re fond of travel-centred lifestyle blogs, you’ll just love it!
Favourite post of the past month? Travel Tuesdays- The Five Types of (Obnoxious) Expats You’ll Meet

Lisette Loves
Lisette Loves has been up there on my daily reading list for the longest time now. In fact, I can’t even remember when I began reading it, it’s so long ago! Lisette Loves is the most beautiful blog- everything that Lisette does, whether it’s styling, photography, or writing, is just plain gorgeous! This month she’s shared details of where to find the perfect oversized shirts (you’ll never guess the secret!), continued on with a new series about skincare (the photos are just beautiful!), and made a giant cinnamon roll so perfect you’ll thank me for linking it below. It’s an all out babe of a blog- and one I’m so very happy to recommend :)
Favourite post of the past month? Giant skillet cinnamon roll. 

Loved by Laura
It’s been another lovely month following along with Laura’s blog! She writes such lovely posts, about beauty products, and the tastiest food London has to offer, and blogger events, and happy things! As is the way with lifestyle blogs, Laura’s posts are wonderfully varied and eclectic, which is exactly what makes them so fun to read! This month, Laura headed to a chocolate-making workshop (a day of playing with truffles, what could be better!), put together a set of top practical tips for bloggers, and shared photos from a day at Urban Food Fest that made my stomach quite literally rumble! Laura is just the sweetest and her blog is so lovely to read that I can’t think why you’d not add it to your reading list on the double!
Favourite post of the past month? The Urban Food Fest and Dirty Martini. 

A few more blogs to read + fall in love with ::
Get the Skinny || Favourite post? Scandinavian Rye. 
As Told By || Favourite post? Smorgasburg | Things To Do. 
Super Naturally Healthy || Favourite post? Salted almond fudge. 
Lily Magazine || Favourite post? Heirloom recipes. 
Michael 84 || Favourite post? Summer Essentials with Lyst.
Living for the Now || Favourite post? A Day Trip to Monaco.
Courtney Says What || Favourite post? 7 Must Have Travel Accessories

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  • http://www.silverspoonlondon.co.uk Angie SilverSpoon

    Thank you so much for your lovely kind words! Some blogs that are new to me, I’ll have to check them out!

    Lots of love,


  • http://www.alittlelusciousness.com/ rosie alittlelusciousness

    Thanks for sharing and for your lovely words Rosie. Also, have read The Prosecco Diaries for ages but had never checked Sarah’s about me page – ah-mazing!!
    Rosie xx

  • http://anenglishrosie94.blogspot.co.uk/ Rosie McKay

    I love these sponsor posts as I am always on the look out to add more blogs to my ever expanding reading list :)




  • http://www.annainwonderland.co.uk AnnainWonderland

    Thank you, Rosie, for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed my post and I will have to look out for the others as well! xx


  • Claire

    Just discovered your blog and love it already! Love the recommendations, too. I’m always on the hunt for new blogs.


  • http://stampplease.blogspot.com/ Camille

    I always enjoy finding new blogs through your recommendations. :-)

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • http://Www.supernaturallyhealthy.org/ Kezia @ Super Naturally Health

    Salted almond fudge is definitely one of my favourite post too ;) Thanks Rosie!

  • http://www.quintessentiallyme.co.uk Ash | QuintessentiallyMe.co.uk

    Thank you for the lovely comments Rosie! x

  • http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Elizabeth Rebecca

    Lovely list of blogs as always Rosie.

    Lizzie Dripping

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