Brick fire places using brick slips

I love a going to a traditional pub, open fire places, exposed brick work and a warm cosy feel. Over the years having exposed brick work within your own home has changed, it become popular to plaster over everything to make it look pristine.

Now, however it is becoming popular to add brick work into your home. Not only in older properties or for warehouse styled interiors but also in a more modern family home. I now know a few people that have had large extensions completed and had one wall what looks like an internal l brick wall. When in fact it is a brick tile or brick slip that are tiled onto the wall and looks just like an external brick look. It honestly looks fabulous.

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Feature Wall – brick slips

Feature Wall UK are a company that specialise in brick tiles, brick slips and stone veneers. I love the idea of having a log burner sat within a traditional looking chimney fire place, with exposed brick work. Using Feature Wall UK’s brick slips or tiles I can have that traditional look within a more modern house as their tiles are heat resistant, just perfect for a log burner.

It means you are able to build a chimney breast within your home using plaster boards and then use the brick or even stone slips to create something that looks fabulous but is also affordable.

The brick slips are not only suitable for in doors, but they are weather proof so they are perfect for outdoors. Many people are using them to add to the render on their homes, to add a little bit of extra design.

The brick slips are not only a cost effective way to add character to your home they are so lightweight and suitable for those who DIY lovers as they are easily fitted.

I love the idea of adding a more traditional brick slip to the back of a fire place for a log burner to sit in. It is definitely going onto my list of must haves for our forever home. What do you think to adding some brick slips to your home?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

A Grand Wedding at The Grand, York

With so many options available, choosing a wedding venue can seem like a daunting task. It’s probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your big day so it’s worth doing some research and thinking about what you want from a venue.

Finding your dream wedding venue doesn’t mean you have to stay within a 10 miles radius of your home, stretch your wings as there are so many wonderful locations waiting for you and your guests!

Located in the beautiful city of York, we have The Grand Hotel, Yorkshire’s only 5 start hotel that takes pride in going above and beyond on your special day.

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Even though I live a couple of hours away from York, if I had an invite to a wedding at the Grand Hotel I would be over the moon and booking to stay there straight away.

Your Wedding at the Grand York

The Grand Hotel really is grand. It has that luxurious feel from the moment you step through the large wooden doors. Home to a whiskey lounge, the exclusive white rose lounge, the terrace and the luxury spa. Which have a fantastic range of treatments to help get you wedding ready.

The Grand, York offers four different Wedding packages, Grandeur, Splendour, Opulence and Ultimate in Luxury.

The Grand, York really do offer that grand day that so many happy couples are looking for, and something that sits within most budgets.

The Spa at Rhe Grand, York

The Grand, York is not just the perfect place for your wedding, it is also the perfect place to get wedding ready. The in-house Spa has some fabulous bridal and groom packages to choose from.

The ultimate bridal package is designed to help you get a restful night’s sleep, to help to get rid of those pre-wedding day nerves. The package includes, ESPA facial, back, neck and shoulder massage, full use of spa facilities, eyelash tint, eyebrow shape and a spa manicure. Everything you could want to be wedding ready.

The Groom the Groom package is designed to help the Groom feeling at their best. The package includes one hour exfoliating ESPA facial, full use of spa facilities, deep cleansing back exfoliation, back, neck and shoulder massage and a hand scrub with nail trim and tidy. The perfect collection of groom items.

Wedding printables

When you have found your perfect venue, it fits within you budgets or it’s so perfect you make it fit, you then start to look at all the other things you need to arrange for you wedding. Your dress, suits, photographer, flowers, invitations, the list goes on. The cost of each of these items adds up and finding a way to have the perfect venue but keeping the other costs down is really important.

The Grand Hotel in York have just released their very own range of free downloadable invitations. Not only are they really chic and beautiful they all free to download, you can print them off at home and send them out to your guests cutting down a lot of the cost of invitations. Such a brilliant idea from this fabulous venue.

The Grand Hotel York really is a fabulous location for your wedding, from the first time you step through those large wooden doors to walking out the day after your wedding. The Grand Hotel is there to help you every step of the way.

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Luxury Yacht for your honeymoon

Honeymoons, should be just what you want, it could be a weekend in London, 6 months travelling the world or a 2 week luxury holiday on board a yacht. It’s your honeymoon, so should suit you as a newly married couple. Although for most couples when they think about a honeymoon it’s 2 weeks on a beach somewhere hot. But it could be so much more.

A luxury yacht for your honeymoon

Not all honeymoons have to be a beach holiday, have you thought about a luxury yacht for your honeymoon? Vernicos Yachts are a family run company established in 1975 that prides itself on offering a luxury chartering service. Offering luxury holidays, heading out to Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

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Image:- Vernicos Yachts

 

After your big day all you want is to head away on your honeymoon, setting sail on a yacht as your start your new life together, would be perfect. Imagine having a yacht just for you (other than the crew), lots of privacy away from a busy resort, sitting on the deck looking at miles of ocean. A fabulous way to relax and indulgence on food, drinks and each other.

A yacht is one of the most stylish ways to honeymoon, waking up in different locations each day. Swimming in crystal clear bays, visiting islands that are not in the tourist books. The Greece islands are perfect for this, I have visited Crete on a couple of occasions and when we return next year we would love to charter a catamaran to see the island from the water. Your evenings would be spent enjoying a glass of local wine, while watching the stars. Visiting the tavernas for beautiful local food and drinks while on the land. If you love the water, then being out at sea is perfect for scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming, as while on a yacht you are only a jump away from seeing the world below the surface.

Luxury Yachts

Although many yachts sleep more than just 2 people, it would give you plenty of space to enjoy your honeymoon. Each of the Vernicos fleet of yachts is finished to the most luxurious standards, so you know that whichever your choice for your honeymoon, luxury is it’s heart. Each yacht will have crew on board, they are there to ensue your time on board is everything you dreamed it would be. Although they will be on board it will no effect your privacy, so you can enjoy your honeymoon without having to worry about the crew being there. Why not look at Vernicos Yachts chartering services for your honeymoon?

Although your honeymoon budget would need is be on the higher end, it would be worth every penny. Have you ever thought about having your honeymoon on board a yacht? I honestly think it would make for the most romantic once in a lifetime trip,

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*