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Map Geek – Make it personal with romantic maps

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll already know what a geek I am when it comes to maps. Old, new and anything inbetween – maps are intriguing, enticing and informative. I’m the kind of person who wanders over to information maps on footpaths or in city centres and looks like a total tourist, but really I’m just interested in the map itself. Why is it here? What’s nearby? Any special information? Someone has taken the time to make that map and put it there, so surely there’s a reason that’s worth investigating. So it probably comes as no surprise that I also love to have maps in my own home too, and that’s where Mapify comes in. Read on to find out more about my Valentine’s map and how you can win your very own personalised map created just for you by Mapify in my giveaway – and there’s THREE prizes to be won!Thankfully, my husband is equally interested in maps, so when there’s an museum exhibit of old relief maps in the Lake District, or an exhibition of Max Gill’s famous street maps at The Lettering Arts Centre we are first in the queue to see it. I guess we’re well suited to each other, eh? So what better gift could I get for my husband this Valentine’s Day than a personalised map? Well, I’m pleased to say that it IS possible to create your own map of any location throughout the whole world, and have a fantastic quality print on your wall in a matter of days. Mapify is the serviceI used to make this special gift, and here’s how I did it.

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Ladylike heels at Paris Fashion Week

So everyone has been talking about Paris Fashion Week and I’ve been watching the coverage like a hawk! I love the video diaries from Fab Sugar and here is the main trend that they have picked up on for Spring 2014: Ladylike heels.

I’ve put together these images of Dior shoes and a pair of Lanvin heels (bottom right) from the Paris Fashion Week catwalks, which perfectly demonstrate what this trend is all about: pointy toes, thin high heels and ankle straps. Pretty much anything goes in terms of colour or style, with Dior focusing on dainty straps and colour blocking while Lanvin used brocade fabrics and bows.

tuesday shoesday ladylike shoes from paris fashion week for spring 2014 dior lanvin

So this gives you an idea of what to keep an eye out for when you’re shopping for next season’s wardrobe (which, lets face it, will be probably be in the shops in a month or two!). Here are some lookey-likey shoes that are already on the market at ASOS so you can get ahead of the fashion crowd and snap up your ladylike heels right now.

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