December Faves 2017

I’m jumping the gun a little on the ol’ December faves. Because I’m sure I will have lots of fabulous things to tell you about over Christmas break. But y’know I want to actually have a break so this will have to do, pal.

December Faves 2017

This month I’m staying at… Puente Romano Resort, Marbella

As I said in a blog post a while back, I’m lucky enough to get to travel with my work. And we had another Sales Meeting in beautiful Marbella at the beginning of the month!

It was a busy few days on the Spanish coast but I did get to enjoy the lovely Puente Romano resort with their gorgeous orange trees and pretty white buildings. And even though I was working, a bit of winter sun on your face makes that 3.30am work day start totally worth it.

Puente Romano Marbella

Puente Romano Marbella

Puente Romano Marbella

This month I’m winning… New Era MVP

Soooo I kinda got an award at my work Christmas party last week, held at The London EDITION Hotel.

Being an American sports company, New Era gives an award to the MVP each year (Most Valued Player) and at this year’s party, it was me!

I literally had no idea and was just weirdly shocked all night (which I think you can tell from the below photo!). But I’m super grateful to work for such an amazing brand, alongside running my blog. I wouldn’t have it any other way. New Era you da best.

Work Christmas Party 2017

Work Christmas Party 2017

Work Christmas Party 2017

This month I’m talking at… Blogosphere Christmas Festival

Oh and another total highlight of the month was the day after the New Era party (fighting the hangover for sure), as I was asked to be part of a panel at the Blogosphere Christmas Festival!

I was massively nervous because I’ve never done anything like this before and really don’t love public speaking. But I figured getting out of my comfort zone wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Any in reality, I actually had a lot of fun!

This was mainly down to the fact that I was sat between two absolute powerhouses – Claire and Laura from Twins That Travel and Yaya and Lloyd from Hand Luggage Only. Aka the nicest people ever.

Plus Abbie, the Blogosphere journalist who was hosting the talk, was a total babe which helps.

It’s crazy considering how nervous I was beforehand that I would actually do this again, it was such fun! And I had such lovely feedback and messages from people that saw the talk, saying that I helped them with their blogs. I think blogging is weird because you don’t always know if what you have to say has any value, but I’m so glad some of y’all found it useful!

I mean, I definitely benefitted from some of the other talks so would recommend checking this out next year fo’ sho’!

(Images below courtesy of Blogosphere Magazine and Kaye Ford)

Blogosphere Christmas Festival 2017

Blogosphere Christmas Festival 2017

Blogosphere Christmas Festival 2017

This month I’m wearing… this H&M Apres Ski jumper

Oh a quick shout out to my favourite knitwear purchase of December (and I’ve made quite a few).

I’ve totally lived in this Apres Ski jumper this month, it’s so cosy and oversized. Love it. I picked it up in H&M in Poland alongside these navy trousers with the side stripe. All about that side stripe hype.

(Can only find a link to the black version of these trousers over here but keep an eye out in-stores)

H&M Apres Ski Jumper

Log House Holidays, The Cotswolds

That’s all on the faves front this December, kids. Have a majestic Christmas and glorious New Year!

Over and out.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, tweet me at @HeelsInBackpack or find me over on Insta at @Heels.In.My.Backpack!

Puente Romano Marbella

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