A moment in Manhattan- or to be precise Tiffany and Co on 5th Avenue! I decided to stop in New York on my way to L.A to give little Dorothy a break and to see some of my beautiful friends who are all equally as magical.

We drank coffee, walked in Central Park, made yummy home made spaghetti and talked about our dreams – I can’t think of a better way to spend a few days!

Of course it was quite cold and when it got super windy I didn’t even subject little Dorothy to walking around in that icy breeze! Luckily I was staying on Central Park South- one of my favourite areas in Manhattan where everything is within easy access and commutable – how I loved walking to Times Square and showing Dorothy the bright lights!

What escapades do you have planned this year? I hope you will have many prosperous adventures xxx A xxx

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When people talk about change they often think of it as a bad thing. ‘You’ve changed, they’ve changed,’ and it doesnt always have positive connotations. But as its the beginning of a new year (and its always tempting to do this at the beginning of January) I have decided to embrace all change, and keep it going all year round!

The first change started with getting rid of a lot of my possessions. I have so much ‘stuff’ and throwing, giving, selling has become the focal point for me for the last 2 weeks. It felt good to give things to my friends- jewellery, books, vintage items- anything I thought they would like. I sold a few designer pieces and gave 8 binbags to the charity shop! Wowsa! I also threw away 5 bin bags- it was all broken things, scribblings on papers, broken pictures I never fixed- you get the picture 😉

My next change has started with myself. I am always passionate about listening to ones own body and mind which always tells you the truth, so yoga, Pilates and meditation has been on my hit list. That way I can focus on the projects I am currently doing and work towards them in a positive energetic way.

And this goes onto my last change of all, I am going somewhere new! I am going to do a whole blog on this soon, as it has been somewhat of a momentous journey but first of all below are my favourite quotes about change and why they are good.

P.S The picture above was taken in minus-1 in Hyde Park in one of my favourite 1950s shelf busters in mint- it was bloody freezing and we had to run and hibernate in a cafe immediately after but you have to suffer for your art!

Quotes on Change

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards,” Abraham Lincoln

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but building the new,” Socrates

“She loves the smell of coffee, fresh roses and new beginnings,” Sonia Azalia

“Do one thing a day that scares you,” Eleanor Roosevelt