Give From The Heart


To me, December always feels like a time for reflection, and when I look back over the past year I’m amazed at how busy and challenging it’s been. Total roller coaster material, and I’ve loved every moment. When I look back I also see the people who have been there supporting me along the way, the ones that have been there daily through both personal and professional struggles. There aren’t many people that take the time to really give themselves to you (that sounds dodgy but roll with me) in such a way and this is a rare quality that I value so highly and that deserves recognition.

Now, not to glaze over the many heroes in my life that have supported my journey from day one (hey Mum and Dad) or that one special person who really has changed my life (it’s our anniversary this month so he’ll be taking the stage soon) but this month I wanted to focus on someone who has been there supporting me daily for over a year now. That someone (who I’m sure you have guessed by now) doesn’t live with me, and did not give birth to me, and has no reason other than her lovely nature to to give the kindness that she does. And that is why last week I delivered my lovely friend Alix a little thank you for being such a wonderful friend…

A box containing Rituals products and one of their heavenly candles – as you can see she went straight in for the candle. No surprises there…

I love this box of goodies (and obviously so did Alix, the candle already has an almighty dent in it) and in the spirit of giving, Rituals are also giving you the chance to win a box of your own so you can thank your hero too! Simply click here to send your loved one a card and explain why you have picked this particular hero and you will be entered to win one of these amazing boxes.

And the giving doesn’t stop there, keep an eye out on my social media channels for a few wonderful days of giftmas over the festive period!



  1. Danielle
    11 Dec 2015 / 5:42 pm

    this is so nice, your friendship is the cutest thing and alix looks amazing in these 🙂

    danielle | avec danielle

  2. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    11 Dec 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Ah these photos are so beautiful! X

  3. Jodie Vernon
    11 Dec 2015 / 7:06 pm

    This is such a lovely post to read, and I can only imagine how lovely the candle smells!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  4. Dana Nicola
    11 Dec 2015 / 7:50 pm

    I'd 100% reach for the candle first as well! Loved reading this post, it has a lot of sentiment in it, december is definitely a month for reflection 🙂

    Dana ||

  5. Amelia
    11 Dec 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Lovely post, and these photos are so gorgeous!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  6. Olivia Cheryl
    11 Dec 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Ahh how cute is this! Alix seem so lovely! Xx

  7. Hannah Lucy
    12 Dec 2015 / 12:26 am

    What a lovely post, friendships like this are the best

    Hannah | Oh January

  8. The Sunday Mode
    12 Dec 2015 / 1:07 am

    I think this is a great idea, it just reminds me of all the important people in my life who aren't actually biologically related to me!

  9. Ashley Christabelle
    12 Dec 2015 / 5:14 am

    Aw, this is so sweet! The friendship between you and Alix is amazing. Wondering where her Christmas jumper is from? I feel like I've seen it somewhere. H&M maybe?

  10. Tessa
    12 Dec 2015 / 5:29 am

    This is so lovely, this is such a thoughtful gift 🙂

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  11. fashionfixeshearts
    12 Dec 2015 / 6:10 am

    Alix is absolutely gorgeous! I love the feeling to give presents to people I love!

  12. Monochrome Roses
    12 Dec 2015 / 9:19 am

    these photos are absolutely stunning! I love your friendship with Alix too, lovely post <3 x

  13. Evie X
    12 Dec 2015 / 10:23 am

    This is such a lovely heartwarming post! We need more friends like you in the world 🙂 x
    My Little Online Space

  14. Chloe Marie Stuart-Monteith
    12 Dec 2015 / 11:17 am

    This is so nice, your friendship is the cutest thing ever!

  15. Lilies Beauty
    12 Dec 2015 / 11:50 am

    Such beautiful photos! x

    Melanie | Lilies Beauty

  16. Dolce Petite
    12 Dec 2015 / 1:38 pm

    This is such a lovely post & the photography is stunning!
    Dolce Petite

  17. Emeline
    12 Dec 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Wow, I am so pleasantly surprised to see that this post is not AD (not that it would be bad if it was)! Such a nice gesture Suzie 🙂

  18. Sara Chergui
    12 Dec 2015 / 4:01 pm

    This is looking so adorable !


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    13 Dec 2015 / 11:27 pm

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