31. Mrs W Tutus

My featured business this week is…Mrs W Tutus!

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Mrs W Tutus was set up by Kate Winchurst, a Fashion Graduate with a passion for creating beautiful bespoke tutus. These stunning tutus enable anyone to look and feel like a fairy princess. The perfect addition to your special occasion, a wedding or birthday, or even just for feeling fabulous!

I absolutely love these gorgeous tutus. With a range of bright colours to choose from, Kate can create bespoke tutus to match your individual style and taste. There is no age limit on these, so anyone can feel like a fairy princess whether you’re 6 or 60!

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Are you unhappy with a petticoat you have recently bought online which doesn’t match up to your expectations? Pimp my Petticoat is Mrs W Tutus latest service. Mrs W Tutus offers a fabulous service where you can send your petticoat to her and she will add ribbon trim, custom made bias binding  (in things such as superhero print material etc), extra layers of net/Tulle etc until it’s exactly what you were hoping for! It’s an excellent service, enabling you to create something personal and unique.

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It is so important to take care of your tutu to keep it in tip top condition! They are very delicate in nature so need to be carefully looked after to make sure it keeps looking fabulous. Tutus should never go in the washing machine, and if possible a tutu should be hung up to ensure it keeps it fluffy shape! For more handy tips on looking after your brand new tutu take a look at Kate’s handy list for Tutu Care.

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For more of Kate’s stunning designs make sure you check out her fabulous gallery and gorgeous shop on her website, Mrs W Tutus! She is also on Facebook, Twitter @MrsWTutus  and Instagram @MrsWTutus

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images from the Mrs W Tutus website.

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#SendMeAway with IceLolly.com – My Dream Destination for 2016

In 2016, this Olympic year, my dream destination would have to be Rio de Janeiro in Brazil! This city has everything a perfect holiday destination has to offer; sun, sea, beautiful beaches along with some truly magnificent cultural sites to visit. Not only that but there are some truly amazing photo opportunities to be taken, with vibrant, colourful scenery, beautiful views and fabulous people! It would be the perfect place to visit in Summer 2016.

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Check out my top 5 things to do whilst visiting Rio de Janeiro below and let me know if you have any more hidden gems!

Visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. Christ the Redeemer, an icon of Rio, stands tall above the city and is best seen either from a helicopter or by making the climb up to it. It was completed in 1931 and is 30 metres in height (not including the base) and was beautifully designed in an art deco style by French sculptor, Paul Landowski. Another fantastic site to behold is Sugarloaf Mountain. Sugarloaf Mountain, stands tall opposite the Christ the Redeemer statue and is rated to be one of the top sites to see on a trip to Rio and with it’s fantastic views it’s easy to see why! Located on a peninsula out in the Atlantic Ocean it is widely known for its cable cars as a way to reach the top for the most spectacular 360 degree views over the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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A visit to Rio isn’t complete without a trip to Copacabana Beach. This beautiful beach, up to 4km long, is one of the many beaches located around the coastline of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches play host to a mix of activity, from beach soccer matches to games of volleyball, through to sun worshippers and swimmers.

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Carnival in Rio is like no other. One of the most famous festivals in the world, the carnival is full of the most vibrant, colourful costumes from the revellers and floats from Samba schools located in Rio. The carnival took place between February 6th and 10th in 2016 and will be taking place between 24th February and 1st March in 2017 if you want to experience it for yourself!

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Brazilian food is a mixture of Portuguese, African and Amazon influenced delicacies, however something you will definitely come across is barbecued meat – and a lot of it! Want to try some Brazilian barbecue before heading there? Why not visit the fabulous Rodizio Preto (so yummy I’m off there for my birthday meal next month!) One of the few foods that you will find wherever you visit in Brazil is Feijoada, a delicious stew of black beans, sausages and pork which is truly a labour of love taking up to 24 hours to cook. It’s definitely worth it though!

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Rio is home to the 2016 Olympics. Last held in London back in 2012 (has it really been 4 years?!), Rio will play host to this fantastic sporting event with everything from swimming and diving through to athletics and cycling. A trip to Barra Olympic Park is essential on a visit to Rio, located to the south of the city. The Olympics will be taking place August 5th to August 21st 2016.

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Make sure you take a trip to icelolly.com to get some inspiration for your next holiday in 2016!

I nominate the following three fabulous bloggers to share their dream destinations as part of the icelolly.com competition #sendmeaway!

  1. Twisted Beauty Blog
  2. Crunch Corner
  3. Cait’s Cozy Corner

Let me know in the comments where your dream destination would be for 2016!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

Dear Paris,

I am so truly sorry.

We will all unite for you, whoever we are, we will support you and be there for whatever you need.

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Paris is just one city, we must remember that there are people all over the world being caused pain by these atrocious acts on a daily basis. I encourage you as a citizen of this wonderful, amazing, vibrant world to look deeper. To look beyond the face of the media, the Western portrayals that the media wants you to see, to look further into what is happening in countries all over the world including Africa and the Middle East.

Facebook has asked us to change our profile photos temporarily to a French flag and whilst I truly feel devastated for these particular attacks, I want to keep my profile photo filled with colour. Filled with every colour of every flag to represent every country that has ever been inflicted with pain from these utterly pointless attacks on our human race.

Our Paris, you are beautiful. Our World, you are beautiful.

Please stop destroying our beautiful world.

It’s time to stop now.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 9

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Share something beautiful

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This is an image of Lac du Bourget in France. I found it such a beautiful and inspiring place to relax and chill out for a few days. Do you have a place you like to go to feel stress free and inspired??

Becky at Pretty & Petit

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 1

Here we go…

Prompts

Admittedly, I am absolutely rubbish at these types of challenges! However reading a2eternity‘s blog posts today made me feel inspired. So here goes!!

Why are you doing #loveme? 

A variety of reasons.

  1. To prove that I can stick to something (as I am usually rubbish at these types of things!)
  2. I felt inspired to do it by a2eternity.
  3. I want to inspire others to get involved.
  4. I want to encourage positivity in both myself and in others.
  5. I’m looking forward to seeing what I will learn about myself over the next 28 days.

Are you doing the #LoveMe Challenge? How far with it are you?

Good luck!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

4. Cookie – Art London

This week our featured business of the week is…Cookie-Art London!

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Based in a small home-based bakery, these cookies are hand made by keen baker, Szilvia Siklosi. The gingerbread recipe that includes the additional ingredient of honey and is hand made from start to finish. They are then decorated with royal icing with intricate detail to provide a beautiful finish.

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Szilvia takes bookings not only for individuals through her Etsy store but also caters for special occasions such as weddings.

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We especially love the beautiful Christmas range, perfect for hanging on the tree – if you can resist them for that long!

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Cookie-Art London also hosts cookie decorating classes in your own home! Gather a group of friends and family and have a go at making your own beautifully decorated cookies! Szilvia will bring 10 freshly baked cookies per person in different shapes, icing material, piping bags, colouring and couple of templates, a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon! You can find further information on the website.

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Click here to view their full range of gorgeous cookies online.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images are taken from the Cookie-Art London website.