Hey there, lovely readers! October is finally upon us, and it's time to fully embrace the cozy vibes, crisp air, and changing leaves. As a UK-based lifestyle blogger, I can't help but adore this magical month. From fashion inspiration to seasonal foods and flowers, let's dive right into the wonderful world of October!
"October is about trees revealing colours they've hidden all year. People have an October as well." – Jm Storm 🍂🍁
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's a crucial time to prioritise our health. One of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early is through regular breast self-examinations. It's a simple yet vital practice that can be done at home. To check your breasts, stand in front of a mirror, visually inspect your breasts for any changes in size, shape, or skin texture. Then, using your fingers, gently feel for any lumps or irregularities in the breast tissue. Don't forget to check the area under your armpits and up to your collarbone as well. If you notice any changes, such as a lump, thickening, or unusual discharge, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional promptly. Early detection is key to successful treatment, so let's take this opportunity to prioritise breast health and spread awareness.
Seasonal Foods - October is a delightful month for foodies. It's all about hearty and comforting dishes. Think roasted butternut squash soup, apple pies, and pumpkin-spiced everything. Local farmers' markets are bursting with fresh produce like apples, pears, and wild mushrooms. It's the perfect time to experiment in the kitchen with these delicious autumnal ingredients.
Flowers in Season - While I have a deep love for faux flowers (shoutout to companies like The Suffolk Nest for their stunning arrangements), I can't deny the charm of real blooms in October. Dahlias, chrysanthemums, and marigolds are in full bloom, adding a splash of vibrant colour to our surroundings. 🌼💐
Now, let's talk about some exciting events that kicked off my October in style:
Burghley Horse Trials - At the beginning of the month, I had the incredible opportunity to attend Burghley Horse Trials. Holland Cooper hosted me on Friday, and Joules welcomed me on Saturday. Meeting the PR teams and getting a sneak peek at their new collections was an absolute delight. Plus, I got to enjoy some thrilling horse racing action – a perfect day out!
Press Dinner at Cecil Williams Hotel - On Friday night, I organised a press dinner at Cecil Williams Hotel for friends who also attended the event. The dinner was a culinary delight, and the service was top-notch. I wholeheartedly recommend this gem of a hotel.
Hobbs Autumn Winter Press Event - Hobbs never disappoints, and their autumn-winter press event was a highlight. I got to try on some stunning pieces from their new collection, including dazzling options for upcoming Christmas parties. And the PR team......they're simply awesome!
Reunion at My Old School - A trip down memory lane! I visited my old school in Oxford for a reunion. It was heartwarming to see familiar faces and catch up with my beloved teachers. If you have the chance to revisit your alma mater, I highly recommend it.
Lexus Cars Collaboration - I had the pleasure of collaborating with Lexus cars in Leeds, where I borrowed their latest car for a few days to share my experiences. Stay tuned for more on the blog and my Instagram grid! AD
Townhouse Leeds Opening - The opening of Townhouse Leeds, a luxurious nail salon in Victoria Gate shopping centre, was a treat. Whether you're looking for a pampering session or a stunning nail makeover, this place has you covered.
Fodder Meat Masterclass - An evening filled with culinary wisdom! We attended the Fodder Meat Masterclass, where we learned about different cuts of meat and how to prepare them. Watch it live on my vlog/YouTube channel. They even have a sausage and beer night coming up – definitely worth checking out.
As October unfolds, I'm thrilled about the upcoming adventures on my calendar:
6 by Nico in Leeds - I'm excited to dine at the newly opened 6 by Nico in Leeds. Stay tuned for my review of this exciting restaurant!
Middleton Lodge Spa - An escape to Middleton Lodge Spa is just what I need. This new spa promises relaxation and luxury in the heart of Yorkshire, and I can't wait to share the experience with you.
Aurelie Event in Harrogate - I'll be attending an event with Aurelie, a stylish clothing brand, and Mama Doreen's, a delightful afternoon tea spot in Harrogate. The perfect combination of fashion and indulgence!
Half Term Road Trips - With half-term approaching, we have a couple of exciting road trips planned. Adventures and quality time with loved ones – what more could one ask for?
Autumn Wardrobe and Cosy Evenings - Finally, I'm looking forward to embracing my autumn wardrobe and getting cosy by the wood burner. There's something truly magical about snuggling up with a good book as the leaves fall outside.