11 December 2017

hanging out with a real housewife!

Now when this little opportunity arose I did not hesitate to say yes! I'm sure I've mentioned before (most likely on Instagram) that one of my guilty pleasures is watching The Real Housewives of Cheshire. I don't often get to hog the remote but to be fair this is one show that the DH and I actually watch together.....generally out of intrigue! I suspect that this is a little known fact but my husband was himself a professional footballer who played for Chelsea back in the late 80's to the late 90's so the show is some common ground tv-wise. I feel I should point out here that I don't regard myself as a WAG as I came along after football and back then they didn't earn the kind of money footballers do these days.....hence the fascination. Anyway, I've digress, back to the subject matter. My favourite Housewife is the super stylish Stacey Forsey who is very creative has just launched a range of lifestyle products. When I was asked if I'd like to attend a little party to celebrate I jumped at the chance!

Here's whats on offer. For the full range see the website here

Modelled perfectly here by Ester Dee, also from The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

If you watch the show you will you will get this little tongue in cheek slogan ;0)

Stacey is an accomplished artist and has exhibited at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester. In her own words "At last I can make my art work more accessible. The prints are limited, only 100 limited editions of each piece are available, plus 5 Artist Proofs*. All signed by myself. Printed with only the highest quality paper and machinery and made to order".
I was reliably informed that this one is inspired by some time Stacey spent in Turkey.....it's Stacey under the sea! 

Aren't these cushions gorgeous!

My favourite print.....I see this hanging in my home once our refurb is finished! 

And I definitely wouldn't mind finding these gorgeous candles under my Christmas tree either!

The event was hosted by Menagerie Restaurant in Manchester which is co-owned by Stacey & Seema from the show. Here's a little flavour of what an amazing venue it is!

The #glamsquad

Now, never one to miss an opportunity to meet with my blogging bestie, @susiesoso was my plus one!

What does one wear to such an event?! 

Clement Ribeiro sweater via T K Maxx, similar here
M.i.h Paris jeans, via Kilver Court
Mango boots, sold out alternative here

I was chuffed to pieces to be invited along to Stacey's Lifestyle launch, as soon as we arrived she spotted me and came over to say 'hi' and tell me how much she loved the blog! She was even lovelier in real life than she is in the show, it was a pleasure to meet her and I look forward to catching up with her again soon....watch this space ;0)

I leave you with Stacey's ethos in life! #wordstoliveby ✌

"Live life to the full, take risks, don’t quit your dreams, be honest and you’ll go far, have confidence in what you believe, be compassionate, listen well, think before you speak, give back, sin a little, and always, always be happy with yourself…"



  1. Thanks for having me as your plus one Michelle! x

  2. Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.,I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

  3. Erika Zimmerman5/4/18 14:32

    It's a part of usual students stuff to have a blogging community of young and creative minds. I have never thought that women of such a ge can blog in such a beautiful way as you do.