Saturday, 29 December 2018

My 'Unrealistic' Goals, One Year On

You might remember that just under a year ago I published a blog post titled 'My 'Unrealistic' Goals for 2018', where I wrote down 7 goals for the year that I deemed pretty much 'not gonna happen' level. Now that we've nearly reached the end of 2018, I thought it would be nice to head on back and see how I did at accomplishing those goals, and, spoiler alert, I did a pretty good job.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

8 Tips I Learned from Our Disney World Trip

I still can't believe it's been over a month since we returned from Disney World, although honestly it kind of feels like it was forever ago that we were basking in the Florida sunshine. Although the whole experience really feels like some kind of distant dream, I can't help but look forward to planning my next trip there (although I'm sure that won't be for many years!). A couple of people have asked me for some tips for their Disney World trip, and so I thought it would be nice to share a few things I learned from our recent holiday, from things I wish I hadn't done to things that I would definitely do again! Hopefully they will give you some ideas for your future trip too!

Monday, 10 December 2018

The Perfect Tree with Balsam Hill

The tradition of decorating the Christmas tree has always been one that i've loved, so much so that I always make the point of putting my decorations up mid-November rather than December 1st! I love having them out so much that it almost seems a waste to only see them for a mere month before they're popped back in the attic for another year. 

Thursday, 6 December 2018

My Budapest Guide

This is a rather long overdue blog post, isn't it? We actually visited Budapest back in September, which you'll know from Instagram, but I've finally got over procrastinating and gotten round to creating my Budapest City Guide. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

4 Things I Really Don't Regret

Photography by Rebecca Carpenter

There are two wasted emotions in this world - guilt and regret. In hindsight, there are many things in life I often wish I could change. I sometimes wish I'd had a more witty comback in an argument I'd had when I was 17. Sometimes I wish I had powered through and gone to an event that I felt too tired to go to. But after all is said and done, everything I've ever done and every decision I've ever made has led me to where I am today. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

A Universal Experience

A trip to Florida just wouldn't be complete without a visit to Universal Studios. I hadn't been in about five years prior to our visit, so I was very excited to see all the new changes they had added, especially ones at the new water park, Volcano Bay!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

All the Disney World Restaurants We Visited Ranked

Tom and I are pretty big foodies, so during our Disney World holiday we decided to go for the Disney Dining Plan. We had the Quick Service version free with our hotel, but decided to upgrade to the regular one so we could get some table service meals included too. As a head's up, I actually love the Disney Dining Plan, and we definitely got our moneys worth on the trip, but it is a lot of food, as you'll see in this post!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

We're Engaged!

Part of me honestly can't believe I'm actually writing this blog post (even though most of you probably know already)! It feels truly surreal, yet here we are! On Wednesday 7th November, the love of my life planned an entire day of surprises in Disney World. From a horse drawn carriage ride at Port Orleans, to dinner at Victoria and Albert's and finally a stay at the Grand Floridian (the hotel I have always dreamed of staying in in Disney World!). Everything was absolutely perfect. 

Sunday, 28 October 2018

The Scent of Disney

You know how people say that scent is one of the most powerful senses? Well, I completely agree. In fact, the number of times I have smelt something and it's completely taken me back to a memory I've completely forgotten about is unbelievable. 

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Washington DC City Guide

The second two days of our incredible press trip were spent in the heart of Washington DC, thanks to the lovely people at Visit Washington DC. Luckily for us, the sun showed its face and we were blessed with the most glorious weather, it was honestly like summer! We were lucky enough to visit so many incredible places, so I've created a little city guide for you, so if you ever decide to visit this amazing city (and I highly recommend you do!) you'll have some idea of some spots you might want to see! 

Sunday, 14 October 2018

A Day in Virginia

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be jetted off to the beautiful US of A to experience everything that Washington DC had to offer, but before we stopped in the famous capital, we found ourselves just across the border in Virginia in the gorgeous city of Alexandria. I had literally never heard of Alexandria before, and if I'm completely honest I probably would have never visited if it wasn't for this trip. But after experiencing a jam-packed day there I would have to recommend it!

Saturday, 6 October 2018

My Favourite Fragrance Duo from Jo Malone

It's no secret that I have been a huge fan of Jo Malone for the longest time. They started out as my mum's favourite and after purchasing her a few things for birthday and Christmas presents, I absolutely fell in love with them.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

The Seasonal Clearout & Why I Love It

No matter the season, one thing I always love to do is have a huge wardrobe, beauty and home clearout. As a blogger, we are very lucky to have a lot of things sent to us, which is fantastic but can be very overwhelming when your once organised wardrobe is suddenly bursting at the seams and you find yourself unable to physically wear/use everything! 

Saturday, 29 September 2018

7 Instagrammable Spots in Paris (& How To See Them All!)

Back in August we took a quick little trip over to Paris. We'd managed to find an absolutely epic deal on the Eurostar website for just £95 each for our hotel and train tickets, so I really couldn't resist at that price! We also ended up getting just over half the money back as our train was delayed by 7 hours coming home, so it really was great value in the end!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Call of Fruity - The New Scent from Soap & Glory

I feel like it's been a while since I did a beauty related post here on the blog, but if you've followed me for a very long time then you'll remember that Hello Miss Jordan actually started as a beauty blog! I don't really get the chance to share my favourite new beauty products over on my Instagram anymore, unless it's via Stories. So, today we're going back to our roots with a review of Soap & Glory's brand new range - Call of Fruity

Sunday, 23 September 2018

A Bavarian Road Trip

All the way back in January (it feels like a lifetime ago now!), my boyfriend surprised me with the trip of my dreams - to see the magical Neushwanstein Castle in person, with my actual eyes. Yes. Please. It has been on my bucket list for so long to visit this spot, ever since I saw the fairy tale castle in many travel goals pages on Facebook. 

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Lokhandwala, Bloomsbury

On Monday we headed up to London for my mum's birthday, celebrating the evening at the theatre seeing Aladdin on the West End. It's a show we've wanted to see for ages and we couldn't wait to finally see it. However, everyone knows that before a show you have to have all the food to get you through it! Luckily, the lovely people at Lokhandwala invited us down to try their Indian tapas menu and as someone who is a huge fan of Indian food, I was very excited to visit!

Thursday, 23 August 2018

The Jordan Bouquet

Shop the limited edition Jordan Bouquet HERE!

So, if you don't follow me on Instagram then you may not have heard about my very exciting announcement...I designed my own bouquet! There is nothing I love more than flowers, so when the lovely people at Ferris Heart Sloane wrote to me and asked if I'd like to design my own faux flower bouquet I was absolutely over the moon! 

Monday, 20 August 2018

A Moment in Paris

Not long ago I took a little 24 hour break in Paris, also known as one of my favourite cities on Earth. The weather was absolutely perfect; not too hot with lots of clouds to break up the direct sunlight (also perfect for photographs!). 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

The Perfect Summer Skirt

Skirt - C/O ChicWish | Shirt - C/O FatFace

I feel like it's been a while since I wrote a good old fashioned outfit post, with no bells and whistles attached. So here I am, just talking about clothes. I hope it's not too boring in this day and age where basically every blog post has to have something interesting attached to it, but if I'm totally honest, I don't always have much interesting to say!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sweet Dreams with Leesa

Is it kind of weird to say that one of my favourite things to do is sleep? For real, there's nothing I like better than being all warm and cosy in my bed during the majority of my day. I'm kidding about that part but I really am the biggest sleep fan.

Friday, 3 August 2018

The Tea Files - The Draycott

It's not usual that I post two Tea Files posts so close together, but I was very lucky to be invited down to the Draycott Hotel near Sloane Square to try out their new Wimbledon themed afternoon tea. It seems Wimbledon is the hot theme to go for with teas now, doesn't it? 

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Maggie Jones, Kensington

London is full of little hidden gems that most of the time I've never even heard of! And of course it's always wonderful to discover somewhere new to visit and recommend to others. So, when the lovely folk at Maggie Jones got in touch and asked me to come down and review their restaurant I was intrigued as I'd never even heard of them before!

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Why Holding a Grudge Will Never Get You Anywhere

Playsuit - Hello Molly

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that at at least one point in my life I have held a bit of a grudge against someone and I'm sure you all know how awful that feeling can be.


Sunday, 22 July 2018

The Tea Files - The Landmark, London

The Tea Files are back with a bang and I am so excited to be sharing with you my review of the afternoon tea at the Landmark Hotel in London. This is a hotel I've wanted to visit for quite some time now, simply because it's so spectacular to look at. The main lobby opens up onto the Winter Garden - a stunning area with a high glass ceiling and some gorgeous palm trees. It really is like stepping into another country.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

How to Nail Posing for Outfit Photos

Skirt - C/O Chi Chi Clothing | Top - Missguided | Shoes - Oasis (Similar here)

This might be my most requested post ever! People seem to be under the impression that my poses are good, but to be honest even now I sometimes look at my photos and think, "What the hell was I doing!?" However, I have been perfecting the art of looking OTT in public for over four years now so I feel like I have picked up a couple of tips and tricks to making the whole process far less uncomfortable than people imagine it to be. 

Monday, 9 July 2018

My Amsterdam Guide

This blog post is way overdue, but it's finally here! My Amsterdam City Guide! Amsterdam may have been one of my favourite cities that I've ever visited, which says a lot. There was just so much to love and I've already started talking my boyfriend into taking a visit there next year (but during tulip season which we sadly missed this time!). If you're thinking of visiting this incredible place, hopefully some of my recommendations will help you out! 


Friday, 6 July 2018

Summer Lovin'

All clothing C/O Fat Face

Who else has been absolutely living for this Summer heatwave? I know I have! I've seen a lot of people complaining online about how it's too hot, but for me it's just perfect. Despite being born in the middle of Winter, I'm definitely a Summer baby. And if I have to put up with bitter cold for the majority of the year, then I'm sure they can put up with the heat for a couple of weeks!

Friday, 29 June 2018

On Finding Life Balance

Is my life balanced? 
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