Dressing For The English Summer

Unfortunately, we've really not had much luck with the weather in England so far. Today marks the official beginning of the summer season and I still haven't been outside without a coat (!!!). 

Wearing my floaty floral summer dresses is starting to feel like a distant dream.


No matter the weather dressing well is still important so check out my choice of attire on a grey day.

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Candy Hero Leeds


A little while ago the guys behind the Candy Hero sweet shop sent me a friendly email inviting me over to their store to sample some goodies. 

Of course I couldn't say no. Because despite eating really healthy most of the time I totally like 
to binge of chocolate and all things sweet at the weekends.  I think it's safe to say that no one does sweets and chocolates quite like the Americans. They have numerous combinations of chocolate/peanut butter/caramel goodness most of which can be found at Candy Hero. Their selections of Reese's chocolates is very very impressive, they stock some chocolate bars that I didn't even know existed!


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Leeds Feast

On Friday I received what I could only describe as my favourite tweet to date from the guys behind Leeds Feast.
They informed that I won two tickets to the food festival and £50 worth of food and drinks vouchers to spend over the weekend. My day was made there and then!
I very rarely win anything so some part of me didn't fully believe it until, I was handed the passes and the vouchers.

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Leeds Food Festival Launch

On Thursday I attended the Leeds Food Festival Launch at Epernay cocktail bar.

I had never been to Epernay before, but after my visit I can definitely say that I've been missing out! The outside/inside seating area in the Electric Press is beautiful and the bar offers a great selection of cocktails. 
This week has marked the end of the Leeds Indie Food Festival, and the start of Leeds Food and Drink Festival as part of Leeds Food month. There will be exciting events all across the city - it's a foodies dream!
Cocktails at Epernay Leeds

Cocktails at Epernay Leeds


Cocktails at Epernay LeedsCocktails at Epernay LeedsCocktails at Epernay LeedsThere we lots of Leeds bloggers in attendance and it was so great to see some of my favourite faces again as well as meet some new girls.
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Epernay Leeds


 The event was hosted by Epernay with a little helping hand from Almost Famous who provided some really really delicious burgers.

Almost Famous Burgers
Almost Famous Burgers Almost Famous has been on my list of places to eat at for a while, but after tasting their burgers at Thursday's event I will DEFINITELY be paying a visit. Perhaps after pay day next week.

Almost Famous Burgers

Gabby and the girls Really enjoyed their burgers!

Leeds blogger event

Leeds blogger event

Almost Famous Burger


Leeds blogger event
Leeds blogger event
Leeds blogger event
photo credit www.whatshebuys.co.uk
Leeds blogger event

Leeds blogger event
 We had quite a few cocktails by the time this photo was taken so I can't fully recall what we were high fiving about...

Leeds blogger event

Leeds blogger event
photo credit www.whatshebuys.co.uk
 I had such great evening at the Leeds Food festival launch organised by Pink Gorrilla and Brand8 Pr,
I'm really excited to attend some more events across the city! You can see the full events timetable below.

 Leeds is such an exciting place to be at the minute, there's always something going on!

Until next time,


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Cake Date at Filmore and Union in Leeds





Catching up with friends over some delicious cake is my favourite.
Unfortunately, though, when you have a gluten intolerance cake dates can be a little difficult.
I was meeting up with Sarah from whatsasssays and suggested that we go to Filmore and Union because they have a great selection of gluten free cakes.
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A Photoshoot and Interview With Miss Yorkshire 2015

I don't know about you, but I've always wondered what it's like to enter a beauty pageant.  When I was younger, I really loved Miss Congeniality so when I got the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Miss Yorkshire 2015 I couldn't say no, mainly because I wanted to ask her lots of questions!

Below are some of the photos from the photoshoot and Hannah answers what it's Really like to be a Beauty Queen.

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Mmm Chocolate - Roast and Conch Preview Event

I love chocolate and a visit to Hotel Chocolat's Roach and Conch in Leeds had been on my list for a while so when the lovely Sarah invited me to join her for their preview event, I couldn't say no!


I was so impressed by the decor of the place, the restaurant, bar and shop are all gorgeous!

Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event

They let us sample the cocktail menu and it was simply divine! One of them tasted like chocolate and salted caramel - probably the best two flavours that exist!

Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger eventRoast and Conch Leeds blogger event

They also had some delicious canap├ęs available to taste. The sausages were so tasty, we kept coming back for them!

Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event

We even got to try white chocolate potato mash and although it felt kind of wrong to like it, I really did!

Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event

We got talking to the marketing manager of Hotel Chocolat and she let us try their chocolate infusion. I'm a sucker for tea so I was really excited to try it. The smell was absolutely amazing, it genuinely just smelled like a chocolate bar! It tasted great too, it's caffeine free and consists of crushed cocoa shells. Best of all it's 0 calories!

Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event

The shop has so many goodies to choose from. Chocolate bars, boxes of chocolate, the hot drinks range and even some chocoalate infused beauty products!

Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Roast and Conch Leeds blogger event
Hotel Chocolat Leeds blogger event 
Sarah purchased some delicious goodies!

The event was such a success, I had a great time and was really impressed at how well it was organized. On the way out we got all got a gorgeous gift bag containing some chocolate treats!



Until next time,
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Buying Glasses Made Simple

I've had to wear glasses ever since I was 14. I'm short-sighted, which means that I can't really leave my house without them. I wear my glasses every single day and so it's really important that I like them! I know many people whose confidence has been really affected by the fact that they have to wear glasses. Nowadays there are so many different frames to choose from that this really shouldn't be the case.

However, I know better than anyone that shopping for new glasses can be a really stressful experience. Last time I bought new glasses I visited 6 different opticians, before I found a pair that I loved. The boy visited 3 and my friend Kate gave up completely after visiting 4 different opticians.

When the lovely guys from Scarlett of Soho got in touch with me, I was absolutely delighted.

They offer a quick, hassle free subscription service which allows you to pick one or two new pairs of glasses a year!

You can pick 3 pairs of glasses to try on at home for 7 days completely free of charge!
The process was so quick and easy! I went onto their website  and had my three pairs of glasses picked out within 15 minutes and the try at home kit arrived within two days.

Having a second opinion on glasses is always a great idea, but unfortunately you can't bring all of your friends and family shopping with you. The try at home kit from Scarlett of Soho has really solved that issue and I was able to get second opinions about which pair I should keep from my friends.

The package came in a lovely cardboard box, which my cat Sunny was really impressed by!

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Leeds based lifestyle blog
 They've added a Mars bar to the try at home kit which I thought was really sweet! The day I received the package my diet plan went out the window...

Leeds based lifestyle blog

Leeds based lifestyle blog
Leeds based lifestyle blog

Leeds based lifestyle blog

Leeds based lifestyle blog
Leeds based lifestyle blog
I'm so very impressed with the quality of these glasses, the frames feel really sturdy and well manufactured. It's been a really a hard decision which glasses to keep because I actually love all of them! In the end I've settled on the pair below.

I absolutely love the colour of these glasses and I think the shape is really funky, they're so different from anything I've ever owned I can't wait to wear them.

Would you like to give this awesome service a try? You can order your own try at home kit here.

If you find a pair you like all you need to do is sign up and send an email with your prescription details, you will then get a call from one of the lovely staff and Scarlett of Soho and you should have your glasses with you very soon!

There are two subscription plans to choose from: 1 pair of glasses per year for £15 a month or 2 pairs of glasses per year for £20 a month.

You can keep up to date with Scarlett of Soho on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

If you do decide to sign up (which I think you should!) you can have the first month of subscripton for free by using a code available exclusively to sunnydei readers: SD2015

*Products sent by Scarlett of Soho, but the review is 100% my honest opinion.


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