Goodbye, 2012! AlexlovesDecember 31, 2012 Another year is coming to an end. 2012 will go down in history as a year which had both the best and worst of times, professionally and personally. Needless to say, I’m very, very happy to see the back of 2012 and embrace 2013 with open arms, as it signifies a new start for me. But before we start a fresh new year, I’d like to have a little look back on some of my personal blogging highlights from 2012! Thank you so much for reading and loving Alex Loves and see you in 2013! Love, Alex JANUARY Ted Baker SS12 Team Day Started 2012 with a 5 day juice detox at Homefield Grange FEBRUARY One Aldwych Hotel Review Introducing Alice Menter’s gorgeous jewellery with the help of snow and Le Creuset Kat Maconie’s collection for Dune LFW AW12: Louise Gray LFW AW12: Sophie Hulme LFW AW12: McQ MARCH Backstage at Jasper Conran AW12 Proenza Schouler PS1 bag illustrated by Ruby Browning Temperley London for Filofax Hotel Missoni Edinburgh I was invited to the official unveiling of the Team GB kit designed by Stella McCartney Swedish Hasbeens pops up at Selfridges APRIL 5 Minutes with… Filles à Papa New Prada Sunnies! Exploring pre-owned designer heaven at StyleSequel.com! Step into my office, baby! London Fashion Week: Holly Fulton AW12 My very own custom-made Tusting bag MAY 24 hours in Paris with Farfetch.com and Singtank! Preview to the opening of Christian Louboutin’s exhibition at the Design Museum (with the man himself in attendance) Hermès Leather Forever Exhibition Boutique Love: L’Éclaireur, Paris Hotel Review: Le General, Paris JUNE Crazy Golf on the roof of Selfridges, anyone? My trip to Firenze4Ever in Pictures My Firenze4Ever Style Lab: The Coat Firenze4Ever Style Lab part 2: The Rock Chick JULY Playing dress up with friend at The Outnet: part 1 , part 2 and part 3 Restaurant Review: Trullo, London 5 Minutes With… RIYKA Chanel opens beauty pop up in Covent Garden AUGUST My London 2012 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for M&S 5 Minutes With… Fannie Schiavoni SEPTEMBER Afternoon tea with Folli Follie 5 days in Ibiza London Fashion Week SS13: Charlie May London Fashion Week SS13: Corrie Nielsen Bestival 2012 with Echo Falls #digitaldressup with Farfetch OCTOBER Sanderson Hotel, London London Fashion Week SS13: Ashish Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson Forever Crazy, London Preview of Chanel’s Little Black Jacket in London I was asked to review The Little Black Jacket opening party exclusively for Chanel News – a true year highlight! Tried and tested: the My Zenergy home delivered diet Exclusive preview of Kzeniya’s SS13 collection 5 Minutes with… Chinti and Parker NOVEMBER Preview of Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Chanel at Covent Garden relaunches as a fragrance boutique Baileys Coffee Cocktail Hour Hoxton Hotel, London DECEMBER Chanel Métiers D’Arts Edinburgh: The Show Chanel Métiers D’Art: The Dinner My gorgeous Chanel Métiers D’Art Scarf Christmas with Levi’s… Dear Santa…!