Monday, 16 September 2019

My Porto City Guide

Back in June (yes, this post is extremely overdue) Tom and I headed to Porto in Portugal for the weekend. This is somewhere I've wanted to visit for ages and I was excited to see what the city had to offer. This was actually Tom's birthday present from me, as it's a city that's been on his list for a while too. 

Friday, 13 September 2019

A Look Inside Mamma Mia The Party!

Earlier this week I was invited to Mamma Mia The Party  (gifted tickets from London Box Office) at the O2, and as someone who has grown to absolutely love Mamma Mia over the years, I was so excited to see what was in store! I brought along with me my own mama, who is also a huge fan of the movies, to experience the evening with me.


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

How & Why I Started Blogging

One question I am constantly asked whenever I do an Instagram Q&A is, 'how and why did you start blogging?', so I thought it was time that I wrote a blog post on the topic! So many people nowadays are interested in entering the online content creation industry and want to know where to begin, so hopefully this will give you a little bit of inspiration if you're thinking of doing it for yourself.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Dishoom, Kensington

A few weeks ago I was invited down to Dishoom's Kensington branch for dinner to try out their delicious sounding menu. As you all know, I'm a huge fan of Indian food and I had only heard good things about Dishoom through the grapevine, so I was very excited to try it for myself! Our meal here was complimentary in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

How I'm Learning to Ignore Online Negativity

When it comes to receiving troll comments online, I feel like I've been extremely lucky over the years. In the five years I've been blogging, up until maybe the last six months, I could probably count the number of times I'd received hate on one hand. It's one of those things that I just never really thought about. If I received one I'd laugh it off because it seemed so crazy and random that it almost didn't feel real. 

Friday, 2 August 2019

Pittabun, Carnaby

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Pittabun in Carnaby (gifted) for a taste of the Greek life at their little shop. I was definitely intrigued to see what kind of thing they brought to the table with a fast food experience, especially since everything is, as the name would suggest, in a pitta! 

Monday, 8 July 2019

4 Tips for Creating a More Inspiring Instagram Feed

One thing I see very frequently in regards to Instagram is people complaining about the app, mostly because they now find it uninspiring or they feel that their content is penalised by the algorithm. It can be pretty disheartening to put all your love and work into photos that then don't really seem to do well, while scrolling through a feed of other people's photos that aren't even inspiring you anymore. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The Rise of Influencer Hatred & Why It Needs to End

Dress - ChicWish (gifted)

When I first started blogging, there was a kind of general nonchalance regarding it as a career choice. For reference, I started blogging in 2014, a time when there were actually very few 'professional influencers' and most people simply blogged as a hobby. The idea of it becoming my job had always been an early goal of mine. As someone who is extremely creatively driven, the idea that I could work for myself and be creative was a huge draw for me. I'd spent many years trying to choose a career path but often reaching a dead end because there was really nothing that I could see myself doing. That was, until blogging happened.


Monday, 24 June 2019

YouTube - I'm Back!

You heard right, after forever being absolutely terrible at keeping up with my channel, I am finally back on Youtube! In fact, I've done it for three weeks straight so far. I know, I'm just as shocked as you are.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Maze Grill, Chelsea

Last week I was invited down to the Maze Grill on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea to try out their new Chelsea Flower Fever menu that they currently have running to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show! I've been to the original Maze restaurant, but never the Maze Grill branches, so I was excited to see what it was like. For full disclosure, our meal was gifted but all opinions are my own, as always!

Friday, 14 June 2019

My Guide to Tunis

 A couple of weeks ago I was invited on a very exciting press trip to Tunisia with Nothing to Wear, an amazing company who rent out designer dresses to encourage more sustainable fashion. For full disclosure, the press trip was gifted but this post is not sponsored, nor am I under any obligation to write it. I just had such an amazing time in Tunis that I couldn't not do a travel guide for you all!

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Am I Working Hard Enough?

Recently, I've begun to have this weird feeling that despite everything, I'm really not working hard enough. I couldn't tell you exactly why I feel like this, because there isn't really a day that goes by where I'm not working on something, however, it's constantly there and I feel a bit rubbish about it. Therefore, I thought I'd write a blog post about it, as you do.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Becoming Mrs Jordan - First Wedding Dress Try On

So the idea of trying on wedding dresses has been a dream of mine since I was little. As soon as I got engaged I knew it was the one thing I was looking forward to the absolute most out of all the wedding planning! So, a couple of weeks ago the lovely people at Dress Dreams Bridal invited me down to their boutique in Sevenoaks for my first ever try-on experience! 

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Scent of the Season - Juicy Couture Bowdacious

It's that time again - another Scent of the Season post. I say another, this is like the second one but there you go. I actually love writing these posts because I always get so excited about using another fragrance!

Friday, 17 May 2019

The Tea Files - Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas

The Tea Files goes international once again, this time from a little known town called Las Vegas! You may remember from my City Guide for Vegas that during the press trip we had afternoon tea at the Waldorf Astoria, and as promised here is my full Tea Files review for it! 

Monday, 13 May 2019

A Perfect 6 Day Road Trip Through Europe

For my birthday, Tom decided to plan a road trip. It all came together due to the fact that there were so many locations in Europe that I wanted to visit, particularly in the Spring, and when we google mapped it, it turned out they were all very close together. In fact, parts of our road trip were shorter than a drive to Scotland and back!

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

56 Questions to Ask A Potential Wedding Venue

As someone who has always been insanely organised with everything, choosing the right wedding venue is very important to me, and so before I visited any of my potential choices, I made sure that I had a list of all the questions that I wanted to ask them before I went, just so I knew exactly what I was getting myself in for! 

Friday, 3 May 2019

My Las Vegas City Guide

I was recently invited on a gifted press trip with the Las Vegas tourism board to experience the 'ultimate girl's trip away' in Vegas. Now, Vegas is kind of known for all the drinking and gambling, but as somebody who does neither of these things I was excited to see a different side to the city. And boy did I find one!

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Vurger Co, Shoreditch

Last weekend I was kindly invited down to the Vurger Co. in Shoreditch to give their all-vegan menu a whirl. As a head's up, I'm not actually a vegan myself, I'm a pescatarian but I would absolutely love to go full veggie one day. The idea of vegan food has kind of a reputation of being bland and no match for the original, and I've definitely experienced this before in restaurants, so I was intrigued to see how the Vurger Co. took on fast food while still keeping it yum. 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Becoming Mrs Jordan - Bridelux Atelier

A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to Bridelux Atelier; a wedding show that specializes in showcasing luxury wedding brands. I was invited along with Couvélie, who kindly gifted us our tickets and who create absolutely beautiful corsets and I couldn't wait to see what was in store at the show!

Sunday, 31 March 2019

The Tea Files - Biscuiteers

A couple of weeks ago we were kindly invited down to the Biscuiteers shop in Notting Hill to try their afternoon tea and of course I was so excited (gifted)! Biscuiteers are one of my favourite companies - not only are their biscuits absolutely stunning but they also taste amazing too! I've had deliveries of their beautiful tins in the past and I've never been disappointed so I was excited to see what they had in store for afternoon tea!


Monday, 25 March 2019

Is Being An Influencer Easy?

One thing I regularly get from other people as someone who now makes an income from blogging is, "Wow, what an easy job! I could do that." I get this statement on such a regular basis now that it's prompted me to stop and think a few times, "Is my job as a content creator easy?" And it's also prompted me to write this blog post, because I'm sure a few people have wondered this too.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Falling in Love with Disney x PANDORA

A couple of weeks ago I secured my dream collaboration with two of my favourite brands - Disney and PANDORA. Needless to say I was absolutely over the moon to be working with them, especially when I found out it was to promote their new Mickey & Minnie collections. 

Monday, 18 March 2019

My Skincare Heroes from Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory have always been one of my favourite brands for skin and bodycare, not only because everything they do smells absolutely amazing (and works amazing too!) but because the products are just such good value for money. Whenever I start a new bottle of anything it lasts absolutely ages! Recently, they asked me to try out three of their 'skincare heroes'*, two of which I've actually used many times before so I was already sure I'd love it! 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

My Smear Test & Colposcopy Experience

In the UK, just before you turn 25, you get the letter. And I'm not talking about the Hogwarts letter that has clearly been lost for 14 years. No, I'm talking about the letter that tells you you're now eligible for a cervical screening. For a lot of people, this letter can be dreaded. I mean, the idea of having some stranger poke around in an area of your body that you don't generally whip out in public very often is absolutely terrifying, especially if you have no idea what to expect. Therefore, the fact that 1 in 3 women miss their smear tests out of embarrassment is, while extremely sad, not very surprising.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

How To Spend A Day & A Half In Marrakesh

Marrakesh has been on my bucket list for so long, not only because of all the beautiful spots I've seen on Instagram but also because it's hard to believe a culture so different to our own lies only a short plane journey away. I was very excited to head there and experience it for myself. 


Monday, 25 February 2019

Scent of the Season - My Fifth Avenue

One of the many weird quirks of my personality is that I really like using one product at a time, completely finishing it before I start the next one. Unless I'm specifically testing something for review purposes, I often find myself using the same thing for months on end, and then I'll see what's next in the queue.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Why I Don't Drink

Photography by Rebecca Carpenter

I have to start by saying that this post is almost a sequel to one I wrote four whole years ago on the same topic, but I realise may now be lost in the never-ending maze that is my blog and the weird stuff I wrote four whole years ago. So I wanted to re-write it. From the point of view of 2019 Jordan, who still doesn't drink.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Becoming Mrs Jordan: Venue Limbo & First Wedding Show

You guys asked for it, so here we are! My wedding updates have officially begun. So many of you have been asking for this series and to be honest, I would have started it sooner except nothing has really happened yet...but more on that later.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Thoughts on Turning 25

As someone who's never really liked birthdays anyway, I feel like I've been pretty chill about slowly getting older, edging slightly closer to the inevitability that I'm one day going to be 'super old'. However, when I hit 25 on January 14th I had a little bit of an existential crisis, if I'm totally honest. The realisation that I am officially in my 'mid twenties', not one year short of 'late twenties', which only means I'll soon be in my 'thirties'. *Cue internal screaming*.


Saturday, 19 January 2019

Disney On The Go!

As you guys know, I love to travel as much as I can and I'd say the majority of the destinations I visit I only ever take a small cabin bag because I'm flying for a short period of time with budget airlines. For years I've been suffering with the heaviest, most clunky case imaginable, so when the lovely people at American Tourister offered to send me one of their cases, and a Disney one of all designs, I absolutely said yes! 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

My Top 10 Pink Instagrammable Places in London

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of all things pink, and that includes places! Wherever I am around the world I'm always on the hunt for the prettiest, pinkest places and luckily I live in London - home to a whole lot of pink! I always get asked what my favourite spots to shoot in London are, or if I have any suggestions for pink houses to visit, so I thought I'd create a little blog post to summarise 10 of my favourites. 

Thursday, 10 January 2019

What It's Like To Never Want Children

The other day I was doing a Q&A on Instagram and a question popped up, "When are you going to have children?"

Monday, 7 January 2019

The Tea Files - Brigit's Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

The Tea Files are back for 2019! Although this was technically reviewed in 2018...but never mind! I'm back with a new afternoon tea review for you, this time for afternoon tea...on a bus. Yep! This is a real thing. The lovely people at Brigit's Bakery invited the Tea Files gang (aka me and my mum) to review their afternoon tea bus tour around London. 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A Weekend in the Cotswolds

The weekend before Christmas, Tom and I took a little trip west to spend the weekend in the beautiful Cotswolds. You may remember I visited Bath earlier in the year, but I had never had the chance to visit a couple of other spots that I had always wanted to see.
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