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Snapshots of May 2016

1st June 2016

Snapshots of May 2016

1. Enjoying the last of the blossom. 2. A pretty floral crown for May Day. 3. It always feels like summer in the Oxford Botanic Garden greenhouses. 4. Waving goodbye to the bluebell season. 5. My favourite minty Oxford home. 6. A £100 Dotcomgiftshop voucher giveaway. 7. Adorable pink chairs outside the Annie Sloan shop. 8. Home sweet home. 9. A gorgeous Tuesday spent photographing handwoven bike baskets with Holly of The Basket Room.

Snapshots of May 2016

1. An evening of creativity with Paint by Conran at The Conran Shop. 2. Oxford graffiti. 3. Chelsea is blooming lovely when the flower show is in full swing. 3. Sporting Boden Breton stripes during the bank holiday weekend. 5. An entire wall of Paint by Conran. 6. Orla, Pantone, bluebells and shells. 7. A delightful greenhouse of pink hydrangeas in terracotta pots. 8. Sharing a few tips for creating a productive workspace. 9. Spending the day with a dear friend from art college.

Snapshots of May 2016

1. Models wearing the new Boden autumn / winter collection. 2. Relaxing at home with my new Radiohead and The Last Shadow Puppets albums. 3. A carpet of pink blossom. 4. Delicious! Snapped while exploring Soho with Alison of Not Another Mummy Blog. 5. Happiness is… blossom and blue sky. 6. Spending a Thursday afternoon in Chelsea with Alex and Jess of Aesme. 7. Completely and utterly in love with bluebells. 8. Interior inspiration on Houzz and a tour of my home. 9. Cute cakes at the Boden press day.

Snapshots of May 2016

1. Beautiful handwoven bags by The Basket Room. 2. Seeing Primal Scream and Gaz Coombes at the Common People Festival. 3. Catching up with a friend in the sunshine. 4. Beautiful branding and biscuits. 5. Succulent spotting at Hughenden a National Trust manor house and garden in High Wycombe. 6. Scandia mindful colouring by the talented Zeena Shah. 7. Attending a beautiful garden party at Eltham Palace hosted by The White Company. 8. A London throwback because sometimes we all need pink shutters. 9. Popping along to the opening of Europe’s first Hello Kitty cafe at Cutter and Squidge.

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Gosh, I’m out of breath now. May was a busy month and I enjoyed relaxing at The White Company garden party, getting creative with Conran Paint, viewing my winter wardrobe at the Boden press day, dancing like a teenager to Primal Scream at Common People and eating my way through a delicious Hello Kitty afternoon tea. There has been lots to see and be inspired by.

In other news, I’m thrilled to be leading one of the photowalks at Blogtacular this month, so expect me to be Instagramming, Tweeting and Snapchatting along the way. I hope you had a lovely May and June is as sparkly as a giant disco ball. For more of my onward journey, I’ll see you over on Instagram.

And finally, the winner of the £100 Dotcomgiftshop voucher is Karl Bird – congratulations!

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26 Comments

  • Reply Victoria Eales 1st June 2016 at 9:59 am

    This post matches my favourite nail polishes this month!!

    Victoria xx
    FlorenceandMary.com

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 1st June 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Haha! Thanks Victoria. x

  • Reply Jo 1st June 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Your photos are so lovely!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 1st June 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you, Jo. x

  • Reply melwiggins 1st June 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Such a busy and beautiful month! Well done you! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 1st June 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks Mel. I’m hoping June is a little slower so I can catch my breath! x

  • Reply Eleanor@The Bristol Parent 1st June 2016 at 8:05 pm

    You have had a mega month! I’m off to google The Basket Room, they look really lovely. And also, you went to art college, I’ve always wondered what that would be like, much cooler than my degree I imagine!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 1st June 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you, Eleanor. The Basket Room stock many amazing things, you have been warned! Art college was good fun and involved purple DMs and tie-dyed skirts. Obviously! x

  • Reply Emmaly Knecht 2nd June 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I’m envious that the UK can have amazing bright colored houses that don’t look tacky. Here in the US if you see a bright blue house its instant yuck. Maybe because we don’t have old world architecture because bright hues just don’t work on our homes.

    http://www.ebatotes.com

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd June 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. That’s so interesting, I really love painted houses because they make the streets look so cheerful. x

  • Reply laura redburn 3rd June 2016 at 3:22 pm

    i always enjoy these posts! i definitely need to try to come to oxford some time this year ..you can show me around! 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd June 2016 at 10:13 pm

      You must, I’d love to show you around! x

  • Reply Jo 3rd June 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Hello Kitty cafe!! That looks adorable. I’ll have to tell my Hello Kitty loving friend about that.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd June 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Jo, have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Jules 3rd June 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Beautiful photos! I like your blog very much, would you like to follow each other?:)

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd June 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much. Have a lovely weekend. x

  • Reply kathryn 3rd June 2016 at 9:10 pm

    What a fab month you’ve had – my highlight was the Boden press day and afternoon tea with you and Rosie. So sorry I couldn’t make it to the garden party. Good luck at Blogtacular, you’ll be great! xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd June 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks so much Kat. I loved catching up with you both, let’s do it again soon. x

  • Reply Alison 5th June 2016 at 7:13 am

    What a fun-packed month! I loved our wander around Soho & was gutted I couldn’t make it along to TWC garden party!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th June 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Alison. We’ll have to plan another photowalk soon! x

  • Reply Tracey witts 6th June 2016 at 12:55 pm

    what a colourful and delightful May you had x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th June 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Tracey. x

  • Reply Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl 7th June 2016 at 10:27 am

    Your eye is incredible Natasha! I love how perfectly all your pictures go together x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th June 2016 at 10:31 am

      Thanks so much Lottie, that’s really kind of you. x

  • Reply Katie Albury 7th June 2016 at 11:37 am

    Oh my goodness, I cannot believe that I’m not already following you over on Instagram, your work is beautiful! Am following now of course 😉 xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th June 2016 at 11:41 am

      Haha! Thank you Katie. x

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