I haven’t done one of these posts for a while, you know a kind of mismatch of all different things that perhaps don’t fit so nicely into a particular post. So forgive me in advance if this is not your kind of post… but I will be back later next week as we have more sparkle coming!

Vintage and Vogue UK
Lizzi at Vintage & Vogue UK

First up let me tell you about Vintage & Vogue UK, is a preloved dress agency in Buckinghamshire. You’ve already met one of the owners Emma Keen as she featured in a recent Style Matters post.

What’s not to love? A stylish boutique in the heart of Buckinghamshire who sells preloved premium highstreet and designer clothes, bags, shoes and jewellery. It’s not open all the time, but if you are keen to have a look then it will be open this Wednesday 12th December.

Click here to view more.


At the beginning of October I did a post on Christmas Gifting at Boots, which I hope you found really useful. I’ve been in many times since then to purchase – Last week I stumbled on this exceptional offer and I’m half tempted to buy it for myself! (Well if you read my original post… you’ll know why!)

Estee Lauder The Blockbuster Collection

Worth £275.49 but you pay £68 when you purchase any Estee Lauder fragrance

Estee Lauder 30 Beauty Essentials

It just looks unbelievable value and for once I like the free case (I rarely do on gift sets). If you want to be treated, I think you’ll have to be very upfront and be sure to give them your Boots loyalty card too, and if not… then why not treat yourself!


Now I want to give a little shout out to Bicester Village, a designer shopping outlet in Oxfordshire. I think I have been at least three times since September and have enjoyed every visit. They have really done the place up considerably over the last 12-18 months. I still feel there is a need for more eateries but nonetheless I feel it’s a shopping destination with a whole lot of glam.

Don’t be surprised to see more of Bicester Village on the blog in 2019, as I am local to Bicester and it’s ticking a lot more boxes, especially now that it has a Victoria Beckham store – I’ll be hooked!


Bicester Village


I was really lucky to be invited to an exclusive Christmas Showcase event at John Lewis Oxford in Westgate – the team there put on some bubbly with mince pies and I got to see Nadia and Megan demonstrating how to lay out a table for Christmas Day.

I am so impressed I plan to give some of this a go!! It’s not my usual thing but I really enjoyed it all very much. And after looking at all the Christmas decorations, I truly feel Christmas has arrived!

John Lewis

I’ve never added a video in this way before – hopefully it will work fine. For email subscribers you may have to click here to view.


To see more details on how the table was laid, head to my Instagram you can view on my highlights, just click on the one that says John Lewis.

To view the full Christmas decorations range at John Lewis then click here.

And if you absolutely love this table and want to copy it all! Then go visit John Lewis in Oxford and ask for Nadia in Home Decor I’m sure she will be more than happy to help!

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