When I first wanted to become a lifestyle blogger, it was to document my Sex in the City-esque lifestyle of working in fashion PR and the glamour that surrounded it…events, VIP parties, gala dinners and travelling the world with my (then) boyfriend Paul. It has changed so much since then….
I am born and bred in Leeds, West Yorkshire where I grew up with a single parent mother (who is my idol!) and studied all the way into my twenties at Leeds Metropolitan University. I graduated with a BA (HONS) Public Relations and Business Studies, taking a gap year to work for PR guru Mary Portas at her central London office, as a Junior Account Executive. London life was great working on clients such as Kangol, Dunhil, Swarovski to name a few. After graduating from university it was time to pursue my acting career which I had been doing on and off while I was studying. I landed my first featured role at 24 years old playing Celine Dixon, a 17 year old schoolgirl on BBC’s Waterloo Road. This was soon followed by TV roles in Cracker, New Street Law, Coronation Street, Scott & Bailey and Emmerdale! I was living my dream!
As a back up plan I always kept my PR going and set up my own company Red Russian PR in 2011 looking after fashion brands, bars, restaurants and celebrities. I was working in TV and running my own business. Shortly after setting up my PR company, I met Paul at a networking event in Manchester, we dated, fell in love and travelled the world together. New York, Thailand, Marbella, Rome, Milan, Dubai, LA, Vegas…we travelled the globe creating new memories together. On a Valentine’s trip to the Ice Hotel in February 2016, Paul proposed in the Ice Church after a husky ride watching the Northern Lights. Its was perfect….of course I said YES!
My love for travel is now another new business, I launched Red Russian Travel & Lifestyle in 2018 booking luxury hen parties, stag parties, corporate and family travel. I have a firm knowledge of the travel industry and work with a number of travel suppliers to create bespoke and unique travel packages.
My family is the most important part of my life. My first son Rocco was born on 2014, followed by Romeo in 2016. They are both signed up to my casting and modelling agency with Rocco being cast from 9 months old in campaigns for John Lewis, Shop Direct and Morrisons. Romeo was only 6 months old when he was cast in BBC drama Moving On which followed with a two year contract in Coronation Street playing baby George Appleton.
Paul and I got married at Colshaw Hall in the heart of a leafy Cheshire village on 12th May 2018, we had all our family and friends attending our Nikki Beach themed wedding. Its was and still is the best day of our lives! Our boys walked me down the aisle and we partied with top artists Shola Ama, Michelle Heaton and Phats & Small.
I have documented all of my joys, loves and passions in this blog, from the best baby products, and beauty products, to travelling worldwide and health and fitness tips. I am super pleased that I am pregnant with my third baby, a baby girl to add to my growing family and I couldn’t be happier.
My blog is open, honest and a candid review of my crazy but beautiful world as a lifestyle blogger juggling motherhood, work and travel.