A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Are we there yet?

I am so ready for Spring!

I've spent the week suffering with a horrid cold following a fab city break in Krakow (post to follow). I'm usually a winter person at heart - I love dark nights, warm fires, stodgy food and my trusty uggs - but this winter seems to have really dragged on. So now I'm getting ready for a new season: writing my lists of spring-cleaning tasks that need doing, digging out my tee-shirts and dusting off my flip-flops.

So this weekend, when the clocks 'spring forward', so will I!

Monday, 22 March 2010

My latest city break - Krakow

I still can't get my head around the weight restrictions for luggage; I either end up paying for a too-heavy case (costing me an additional £25 for my trip to Vegas last March) or having a lighter suitcase when I really could have fit an extra pair of shoes in there. Like my recent trip to Krakow, for instance. I definitely would have benefitted from taking my Kurt Geiger pixie boots to create a cool yet practical city-break outfit. Luckily, I had the chance to test out my new pair of Uggs (classic and grey - a 2009 christmas present from the husband) needed for the snowy weather.

Krakow is a beautiful city, well worth taking a visit to enjoy the beautiful buildings, culture, food and drink. It's hard to believe that its only started getting tourists in the early 1990s. Our tour, guide Isabella, explained that one of the reasons the city started getting visitors was due to the Speilberg film Schindlers List We'd booked the three hour The Jewish District and the Footsteps of 'The Schindlers List' Production tourhttp://www.cooltourcompany.com/index-krakow.html provided by the Cool Tour Company. Although we walked in the biting cold and snow, the tour provided us with a lot of information about Krakow that we wouldn't have gained walking around by ourselves with a guidebook.

An Irish Bar - Nic Nowego - is worth a visit, the food is gorgeous, I had one of the best greek salads there. www.nicnowego.com

We were also celebrating our first wedding anniversary so enjoyed a lovely steak dinner and bottle of red wine before finishing the night at the Paparazzi Bar -http://www.paparazzi.com.pl/ - where they boasted that they made the best cocktails in Krakow.

After a night of rigorous cocktail-testing, I can confirm that they are completely right! After starting with my all-time favourite Mojito, I left my choice of cocktails to the fabulous barman who proceeded to work his way through the cocktail menu on my behalf. It also meant I discovered a new favourite cocktail - the Apple Martini - completely gorgeous. If you take a visit to Krakow, you must go and try the cocktails there!

Never forget
On our last day, we visited Auschwitz, there's is not a lot I can or want to say in a blog post. I don't want it to seem trivial when its not. I still can't stop thinking about it . . . the horror, the evil that people can do to one another. It justs seems so unbelievable that this could happen yet it did. But perhaps that's the point, no-one should forget.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Is this going overboard?

Is Hollywood making too many remakes and not enough original movies?

I've just seen that Overboard, the 80s movie with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell is to be remade with Jennifer Lopez muted for the main role.


Overboard is one of the those films that's meant for a rainy Saturday afternoon and I'm not sure that a remake will do it any justice or be improved. Remakes don't necessary mean a success at the box office, I've been disappointed by the Alfie and The Italian Job remakes (to name a few) and would like to see studios spending money on original and innovative movies/stories like Avatar and The Lovely Bones. What do you think?

Check out the original movie trailer.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

I'm a total gleek!

Its Mothers Day and its a beautiful sunny day in Blackpool. Just thought a video from one of my favourite shows would brighten up my blog. Quite literally, on a Monday night, the hour-long episode of Glee fills my heart with glee

Two of my favourite characters are Emma and Kurt, both completely fashion-forward with Emma ,having a wardrobe to die for and Kurt, who has a healthy respect for Mr Marc Jacobs. One of my favourite moments so far, is the Single Ladies episode. Take a look, see if you agree, and feel free to fill your heart with Glee... xx

I'm ready to get carried away

I'm looking forward to spending time with the four most famous ladies who brunch when SATC 2 finally arrives in the cinema! Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha definitely know all there is to know about shoes! Looking forward to seeing you again ladies!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Cheap can still be chic

I need to point that I love shoes of all colours, sizes, shapes and prices. Even the cheapest charity shop finds can result in the finishing touch to that planned outfit. A pair of £4.95 black peep-toe courts from the cancer charity shop up the road are my trusty work shoes for the summer months.

My latest aquisition from Shoemarket (before I gave up shoes for lent) were some black patent platform heels (pictured) that resemble some of the heels worn currently by Eva Mendes and Jennifer Lopez. The only difference is that mine cost £14.99 not around $500!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Is this shoe heaven?

We've all had that moment where we can't find the perfect shoe to complete a fabulous outfit. Well, two ladies after my own heart have decided to do something about this. They've created a web-based business - www.upperstreet.com where a girl can aspire to be like Manolo, Jimmy, Georgina and Ferragamo and design their own shoes.

The site takes you through every step of the process from choosing the heel to the colour of the buckle on your straps (if you choose straps). You can literally create your own shoe collection! Prices start from around £180.00. Come on girls, lets get creative!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Shoes, Glorious Shoes . . .

Check out the Dorothy Perkins website, they've got a 70% sale on this week. Plenty of bargains to be had! From Pewter Mary Janes to gold folded pumps that you can slip into your handbag, ready for tired feet at the end of a long night of mojitos and cheesy dance tunes


Monday, 8 March 2010

My dog loves shoes too!

I have a six year old Jack Russell - Jasper - who shows a healthy respect for my shoes but that wasn't always the case!

At less than a year old, he managed to customise my pair of hot pink 4" heels. Unfortunately the custom job meant that one shoe had suffered a number of holes created by puppy teeth whilst the other shoe remained perfect and intact. No amount of sticky tape or glue would restore them to the gorgeous fuchsia originality. Unfortunately those shoes were sent to shoe heaven and I learnt my lesson: all future shoes are boxed and placed far higher than his little legs can take him! Unfortunately these precautions did not cover my ghds that also suffered the same fate:(

Saturday, 6 March 2010

I really like the Daily Mail online fashion articles, check out the current article on Cinderella Me - renting shoes so that the normal girl on the street can have her moment in a pair of Louboutins!