A Year of Blogging: 12 Lessons Learned

It’s been just over a year since I plucked up enough courage to start my very own blog. What began as my very own creative project soon turned into something bigger; I grew a sense of belonging within the community and began receiving more opportunities to work with amazing brands. It still baffles, scares and excites me in equal measure that so many people seem to be interested in little old me; the stories that I have to tell and the opinions that I share. Fear of failure and lack of confidence held me back from blogging for a long time,…

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Welcome to Soph Hearts: Giveaway and Update

Hi and welcome to Soph Hearts, my new and improved site! It’s coming up to a year since I began my journey as a blogger and I’ve loved every second (okay, well almost). Now that I’ve established my online space a little better and know that blogging is something I really enjoy, it was definitely time to renovate. I thought that I’d share a short but sweet update on life and the blog and also invite you to enter a little giveaway! Sophie Hearts (.net) has re-branded to Soph Hearts (.com) and I’ve managed to design a layout that I…

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Five Tried and Tested Instagram-Trends: Are They Worth Their Hype?

I believe in the importance of culture and of new experiences. When I travel to new places, I’m passionate about exploring their individuality and look forward to finding unfamiliar restaurants and taking in details of streets I’ve never seen before. To me, the thought of visiting somewhere new only to spend my time in a chain restaurant eating off of a menu I already know from home just reeks of wasted opportunity. In the age of Instagram, it’s all too easy to be enticed by Instagram-Trends; the apparent popularity of something or somewhere. The same book, beauty product or pretty pink…

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June Highlights

Highlights; City breaks and pretty cakes.. June is similar to a Wednesday, a hump-month if you will. Although I despise thinking of time in this way, it’s so shocking that we’re already over the hump and into the second half of the year. Despite Junes consistent downfall in the form of particularly aggressive hay fever, it was full of highlights. Sunny Cambridge Days in Cambridge are always a highlight; filled with great food and leisurely strolls around the shops. The first weekend of June feels like a lifetime ago but it was spent in sunny Cambridge, where we walked way out of the…

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Look After Yourself with Adagio Teas

Looking After Ourselves I feel like 2018 is the year of looking after ourselves. Wellness, and the importance of mental health days are concepts which I’m seeing an awful lot of, and I’m 100% down for it. One of my favourite places of well being and relaxation is the Center Parcs Aqua Sana Spa which I’m headed off to again on Sunday! Last time I was there I read all about small, everyday ways of promoting well-being in your life. Although I find reading articles like these both beneficial and enjoyable, they typically remind me of healthy habits which I already know. Tips like; make sure you…

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