Weather for Leather 😎💛

I’m writing this blog on the plane back to London…those who know me will probably find that amusing as I have been known to fall asleep before take off on more than one occasion ✈️😴

I’ve spent a few days in Spain which has been lovely. My family and I have been holidaying in Spain for around 15 years. Our family friends have a beautiful holiday home close to Marbella and very kindly let us stay on holiday. 

My ‘Good Morning’ View in Spain 😍👌

It’s a beautiful part of Spain and I have to admit that I appreciated the views more than ever on this trip. It was the first time I ‘saw the sea and the sea saw me’ (anyone else play that game when they were younger?) in quite some time. As much as I love London’s skyline views it was nice to swap it for sea, sun and sand for a few days! 

Just bliss… ☀️⛵️

Family friend Ian very kindly treated us to a very special tapas at ‘The Little Geranium’, in La Cala de Mijas, which is owned and ran by Michelin acclaimed Chef and TV Personality Steven Saunders and his beautiful wife Michele. We decided on the Taster Menu and my goodness it was sensational! 👌

‘The Little Geranium’ Tasting Menu 🍴🍸

I always think a variety of small portions can be more fun than one main dish and if you fancy this option ‘The Little Geranium’ will not dissapoint! 

‘The Little Geranium’ setting… This is so very ‘me’ 🌺🎀

Steven has certainly lived a fascinating life, his raw talent and creativity in the kitchen has drawn in scores of loyal fans around the globe including our very own Royal Family! 

‘Crispy Duck Slider’… Princess Diana’s renowned favourite dish 👌
My main course of choice…just delightful 💋

You can watch my interview with Steven on my social media accounts as he talks all things food, dining with the Queen, cooking at the blessing of Prince Charles & Duchess of Cornwall and his renowned ‘crispy duck’ dish loved by Princess Diana. 

A much enjoyable interview with Steven 🎬

I couldn’t recommend ‘The Little Geranium’ enough and the boardwalk between Marbella & La Cala de Mijas’ just completes the entire setting as you can have a stroll in the sun before and/or after your meal.

Marbella to La Cala de Mijas Boardwalk…🌄 *no filter required*
For more information on ‘The Little Geranium’ including bookings and menus please visit www.thelittlegeranium.com 💋

Asides from good food, time in the sun and the odd glass of prosecco here and there, a little window shopping was done (well it would have been rude not to 😛) 

First stop was Zara in La Canada shopping centre, I’ve been practically drooling over their new season leather jackets for the last few weeks…

Just one of the many beaut leather jackets in Zara at the moment 😏

A leather jacket is without question a staple of any girl (or guy’s) wardrobe… 

I would be lost without my trusted aviator jacket 😌

All Saints always have a fantastic selection of leather jackets, although they are outside of my current budget that doesn’t stop them providing some serious eye candy 😍

Leather biker from All Saints 😘
All Saints never disappoint in their leather collection 👏

I snapped up the below leather jacket in New Look’s Petite sale for £12… I’m delighted with it as its a great fit and nice & light so perfect for those Summer day/nights which are almost here ☀️

My New Look bargain buy 👍😃

Sometimes in life we are fortunate enough to cross paths and have the blessing of extra special people in our lives. My Uncle George was just that and he really was one in a million. 

He left a lasting and very happy impression wherever he went, and he still does now even though he is no longer with us in person, 2nd April marked the one year anniversary of his passing. 

It was the grin, the laugh, the kindness, the odd gin n tonic, the endless array of vintage cars and motorbikes which he himself admitted to losing count of, the way any child & animal would instantly warm to him, his love for life, his infamous “I’m here for a good time, not a long time”, his kindness and love for his family…❤️

Just him being him… 

I wish everyone reading this could have a bit of Uncle George in the life…

Let’s remember it is true we might not be here for a long time so let’s make it a good time, having fun while never forgetting to love and be kind…

Uncle George…One in a Million ❤️💫

Lots of Love, 

Lucy Ellen xx