Friday, 3 August 2012

A Parisian Dream - Day 1

Last weekend we went to Paris for a few days to celebrate our 4 year Wedding Anniversary.  I have wanted to go for years but never got round to booking it so this year I decided we were going!

I had a vision in my head of what it would be like and I was not disappointed!  Our flight landed mid morning which gave us a couple of hours to collect our Paris Passes (an absolute must!) and then find the hotel.  Now I don't speak a word of french and hubby wasn't much better.  I just expected most people to speak English and for everything to have an English translation... very ignorant of me I know!!  We managed to make it onto a metro tram and got off at a stop miles away from the hotel but a short walk and we finally arrived. 

We checked in and made our way to our room which was on the top floor and had this amazing!!  I was over the moon.... couldn't have asked for anything more.
We'd been put in a Privilege room which meant we had a great view, a fridge stocked with free cold drink and robe and slippers.  The room was great considering what we paid.  Now I'm not sure whether we got a upgrade as I'd previously emailed the hotel and mentioned  it was our anniversary.  They never mentioned it so we'll never know!

We unpacked and ventured out in Paris.  We were staying just around the corner from the Moulin Rouge which was sex shop city..... not a bad place during the day but wasn't sure about being out around there at night!  Hubby was checking out the ticket prices and needless to say we didn't go!

We were also next door to Montmartre Cemetery a very weird but strangely fascinating place! 

We then went up to the Sacré-Coeur, which was packed with people as the weather was gorgeous.  We didn't go in as the queues were huge so we sat on the steps and admired the view.  After about half an hour a guy appeared and started doing tricks with a football....I kid you not he was balancing on a lamppost kicking a ball and he never dropped it..... wow!!  Amazing view from up here too!

In the evening we found a great little Italian Restaurant then bought wine and went back to our room to make the most of the view.... hubby spent a while trying to perfect his Paris By Night photo!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

A Transformation has occurred!!

You've heard of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly haven't you??  Well that's exactly what's happened with my business over the last month. 

I have been trading under the name Made With Love Designs for quite a while but got to thinking that it was time for a change so I closed my online cardshop and I've had myself lovely new logo designed by Dylan at Aqua Design Group and ordered some new business cards and yesterday I revealed my new brand and website to the world ...... I am now My Wonderful Little Designs!!

I have to say the fabulous feedback has been forthcoming and I know that this change is the start of great things.... the future is very bright from where I'm sitting.  My business has grown from strength to strength since I won my #SBS award from Theo Paphitis back in March this year but I know there's still great things on the horizon and I'm going for it!!

Orders are mounting up and events are booked from now until December..... I will succeed!!

Check out my brand spanking new logo and website here.