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Hello and Goodbye!

Hello and Goodbye! 0

Hello Freya fans! My name’s Katie Antoniou and I’m thrilled to be one of Freya’s new bloggers. I’m actually about to head off on holiday to America, so I thought I’d write a quick blog post to introduce myself and give you a peek inside my luggage before I set off. Pictured are some of my hand luggage essentials for a long trip- starting in the top left and working clockwise:

Music: I like to have something new on my ipod for a long plane journey- at the moment I have Gabby Young and Other Animals’ new album which has been the soundtrack to my summer.

Luxe City Guides: I used to have a real aversion to travel guides; so many just send you straight to all the tourist sites, whereas I actually prefer to discover all the best local hang-outs. I was sent the Luxe limited edition bespoke White Linen summer collection recently- you get to choose which 5 city guides it includes- and was thrilled to see that the London guide book included all the spots I would recommend to someone visiting our capital. I took this to be a good sign that these guys actually know what they’re talking about, so I’m looking forward to discovering other cities with their insider knowledge!

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Going Strapless and heels hurt!

Going Strapless and heels hurt! 0

Life has been manic lately. Trying to find the time to site down at the computer without someone telling they need a wee, or a drink, or so and so has taken there toy has become tough. I have also had lots of work commitments on top of a husband that has taken on extra work, so for the last four weeks I have had kids seven days a week and no break (an this week will make three!). I only tell you this because I have not stopped by for a few weeks and have missed the glamour and adult company that is Freya Fitting Talk.

So my last break was four weeks ago when I attended another conference in London. This one was aimed more at the Mummy market but had some fabulous speakers like Sarah Brown and Cherry Healey and Katie Hill all there. It was spread over two days and was full on with seminars you could attend, PR networking, photography workshops and of course an award ceremony.

It was inspiring and brain buzzing and exhausting but I really enjoyed it.

Of course the key thing about preparing for such events is the ‘What to wear scenario?”

I determined to wear heals on the Friday. I love shoes, is it one of my passions but the practicality of wearing these days is not so good, so they stay and look beautiful in the wardrobe, teasing me.

Out they came on Friday – my beautiful Office shoes in a nude colour. OMG how much have I forgotten what heels are like? To say my feet hurt by the end of the day was an understatement. I feared I might never walk again! They did look good though!

going strapless and heels hurt!

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Are you Freya’s new blog star? 0

So, its been over a year since we all started blogging here on Fitting Talk, and the lovely Kerry was crowned the Blog Star! Now it’s YOUR chance to work with Freya; if you love fashion, lingerie and blogging this is such a brilliant chance for you.

Launched today on the main website, the competition – named Blog Star 2 -  has returned to offer bloggers and lingerie and fashion lovers the chance to join me and the others here on the Freya blog panel. More

A spa retreat and Swing Lagoon swimwear!

A spa retreat and Swing Lagoon swimwear! 0

So it is my 30th birthday today! Happy birthday to me!

One of my early birthday presents was a fabulous spa day away with the girls.

The treatments included a facial (bliss) a full body massage (heavenly) and a pedicure (anything that makes my feet look slightly feminine is good!) and a delicious two course lunch!

The day before we are set go and what should pop through the post but the Swing Lagoon Bikini.

Swing lagoon underwired bikini and briefs, Freya, Fitting Talk

Absolutely delightful it is!

The padded top gives me some va va voom in the boob department and the band around the top of the brief is so very flattering to your waist line.

It has a floral design but in nautical colours and looks very classy. The bikini also comes with a matching dress that can fall off the shoulders for sun bathing purposes but will look so cute in the summer teamed with a pretty pair of flip flops! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up again so I can wear this!

Swing lagoon frilled dress, Freya

The bikini saw me well through the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room! It got lots of compliments and i have converted another two friends to the joys of Freya!

How I love a birthday! I wish I could turn 30 again now!

Spa day retreat and swing lagoon bikini, Freya

Hope you get some spoiling to soon – if not treat yourself to this bikini!

Kerry

Snuggle up for winter

Snuggle up for winter 1

So I know that we are now in February but Happy New Year!

We had a wonderful but very manic Christmas in the Multiple Mummy household entertaining 16 people in total on Christmas day! You almost feel that after the mayhem of the Christmas break you need a holiday to recover. The nights seem to get longer and darker, the weather colder and wetter and the January blues creep in. Now in February we have snow! It is lovely to be out in it for short bursts and then fabulous to come home into the warmth a house and get all toasty again.

I  however love this time of year and winter is in fact my favourite season. I love the crisp frost in the mornings, I love the darkness creeping in at night when you can start to light the house aglow with lamps and candles and I am not adverse to a bit of welly boot puddle splashing (with three children it is a must!). Most of all though, I love the fact that it is the time of year where I can get all cosy and snuggle up for winter. Mulled wine, hot chocolate, blankets, chocolate and a DVD are my idea of a perfect night in 9oh how things have changed). I love the freedom to wear chunkier and baggier clothes so the extra pounds of food you should not be eating don’t notice quite so much (or that’s what I tell myself) and to be makeup free of an evening after a bubbling soak in the tub.

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