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Park-city-utah-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I’m finally getting round to posting some photos from my January trip to Utah. I visited Park City on the second day of my stay in Salt Lake City. It was approximately a half an hour’s drive away.

As Park City’s altitude was at least 800m higher compared to Salt Lake City, a transition in weather condition was expected.

The Wasatch mountains were indeed covered in powdery snow, so beautiful with the brightly painted houses.

Park-City-homes-photo-Little-Big-Bell As well as being one of the prettiest towns, Park City is also one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.

It is home to 3 major ski resorts and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. There’s also a large and separate slope for daring snow boarders.

My driver was a wealth of information, he told me that the nearby Deer Valley resort was a Winter playground for the rich and famous, with their holiday homes.

No-name-saloon-Park-city-photos-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell Park City was definitely different to downtown Salt Lake City. There was an immediate heritage feel to the place with its preserved architecture.

All around, people were busy preparing for the crowd surge that is to come. It was 3 days to go before the quiet town was to host the annual Sundance Film festival.

United-states-post-office-Park-City-Utah-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Isn’t the post office so charming?

Red-Banjo-pizza-Little-Big-Bell Along the main street were a great choice of eateries. I was recommended Cafe Terigo for lunch and it didn’t disappoint. I had the most delicious grilled salmon and avocado on mixed greens with a honey mustard dressing, garnished with crunchy onion rings. All washed down with the most refreshing iced tea.

Park-city-heritage-houses-1-Slat-Lake-City-photos-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell-blog Lining the main high street of Park City were many little independent stores, although I must admit I found that majority of them were selling tourist merchandise. However, the good news is that there are free buses that transport you to the Tanger retail outlet store close by – Imagine J.Crew and Abercrombie and Fitch at 75% off!

What attracted me to Park City were the cute heritage homes like the one above. Love the sweet little porch. Just imagine some peace and quiet, drinking hot chocolate and watching the world go by.

Park-City-pastel-coloured-homes-Little-Big-Bell The sky blue and peach hue of this little home were so perfectly partnered that I couldn’t resist taking a photo.

Snow-in-Park-City-Utah-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Most of the homes were colourful, but I also adored this perfectly white one. I’m imagining Christmas inside with a log burning fire, sweet scents of oranges,cinnamon and freshly baked bread. Also a beautiful fir tree adorned with twinkling lights. One can dream right?

Park-City-blue-house-Little-Big-Bell Now for the visual feast of the other colourful wooden houses lining the streets parallel to the main high street of Park City.

Colourful-wooden-houses-Park-City-Utah-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell So bright and cheerful.

red-home-Park-City-Little-Big-Bell I’m sure Santa Claus lives in this one.

Park-City-Utah-colourful-house-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour of Park City. I’m definitely returning here one Winter with the family. A perfect place for a ski trip break.

Wishing you all a happy week ahead.

Kate-Spade-Somerset-cardigan-2-on-Little-Big-Bell 2 weeks ago, I attended the blogging conference, Alt Summit, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fashion it seems is a major part of Alt Summit.

I was lucky to have received the styling expertise of Kate Spade London’s stylist, Meghan Moore. Together, we were able to come up with 2 outfits.

The first outfit above, consisted of the Somerset cardigan in Rose Jade, and the Deco Polka dot Coreen cupcake mini skirt.

The cardigan and skirt are not available on Kate Spade UK’s website, but you may be able to purchase them from the London Sloane Square shop. Alternatively, you can purchase it online from Avenue K , who ship internationally.

The Day Tripper black necklace is available from Kate Spade London.

Geraldine-Tan-in-Kate-spade-Little-Big-Bell So here I am wearing the outfits. I learned a few styling secrets from Meghan. She suggested that the cardigan should be worn buttoned up as a top, and it should also be worn back to front.

The buttons at the back added a lovely visual feature and the plain front worked well with the necklace.

Tucking the top into the skirt was also a trick to draw one’s eyes away from the hips.

Kate-Spade-Netta-black-suede-shoes-1-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The black suede boots that I wore were called Netta. They were perfect for adding height and super comfortable.

I love the gold metal detailing of the inner heel and the Kate Spade signature bows at the back.

Kate-Spade-Bekki-sweater-1-Little-Big-Bell My second outfit was not too dissimilar. We kept the style similar to what I felt comfortable with. This was the outfit I wore to the evening mini parties at Alt Summit.

We chose the Bekki sweater in a bright pink. I love wearing colours but I was not used to wearing such a bright hue. Surprisingly, it worked well when contrasted against the black Satin gathered skirt . I accessorised it with the same Day Tripper necklace and a fun pair of black and gold flats with the words Pop and Fizz.

Geraldine-Tan-in-Kate-Spade-outfit-photo-by-Izzy-Hudgins Here I am wearing the outfit, looking out from the balcony of the Grand America hotel.

Kate-Spade-shoes-pop-fizz-Little-Big-Bell Here’s a close up of my shoes and a glittery Kate Spade bag.

Kate-Spade-wellies-Little-Big-Bell I arrived a day before the conference started, so went to explore Park City, a town busy preparing for the annual Sundance film festival. Park City is also a ski resort, so snow was to be expected.

I was pleased to have brought along my Kate Spade wellington boots (top left). Again, I loved the gold detailing and bow at the back.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. This is my first venture into a bit of fashion blogging. I would love to hear what you think.

Wishing you a wonderful day ahead and I will be back with some fun interiors post.

The phography of me in outfits are by Izzy Hudgins, a talented photographer who I met at Alt. The others are by me.

( This is NOT a sponsored post.)

Alt-Summit-Winter-2015-business-card-Little-Big-Bell Tomorrow I’m flying off to Salt Lake city in Utah for the American blogging conference Alt Summit. I have always wanted to go and so decided to bite the bullet and book my ticket last October.

I am full of excitement to meet new people, collaborate with new brands and to generally have a fun time. However, I must admit I’m also pretty nervous.

Alt-Summit-2015-SLC-business-cards-Sparkle-and-shine-for-Little-Big-Bell New year new start, and since I was going to Alt, I decided it was time to redesign my business cards.

I wanted to have a post card sized card which the recipient will keep and make use of.

Little-Big-Bell's-business-cards-Alt-Summit-2015-designed-by-Studio-Sarah-London I enlisted the help of my friend and favourite designer Sarah Silver of Studio Sarah London.

Together, we came up with a card that had an inspirational saying in gold foil. Sarah sent me a variety of fonts to select.

I wanted it to be a good quality card that won’t be discarded after the conference, but can be displayed or framed.

They come in dusky pink, lilac, pistachio green and cream.

Little-Big-Bell-business-cards Almost forgot to show you my old card, designed by the talented and lovely people at Flourish Studios who also designed my website.

The old cards are pinned on a cylindrical cork board stand designed by FX Ballery from Designer box.

Do check out Designer box with their concept of a surprise monthly gift in the post for a small subscription fee.

Cards-designed-by-studio-Sarah-for-Little-Big-Bell-for-Alt-Summit This time round, I decided on minimal information. No telephone numbers as this often becomes outdated.

Pretty-pastels-Little-Big-Bell Here’s some fun styling with my new cards. I’m sure you can tell I love all things pastel and shiny.

Alt-summit-Winter-2015-Salt-Lake-City-Business-cards-designed-by-Studio-Sarah-for-Little-Big-Bell Those doilies are just so cute!

Sparkle-and-shine-business-cards-Studio-Sarah-Little_Big-Bell The cards are now all sealed in gold and bright pink envelopes, ready for giving.

A big thank you to the talented Sarah for designing these cards for me. Do check out her shop for the most beautiful stationery. Even better, I hear it is now on sale!

Right, I better go off to pack for Salt Lake City. Do follow my adventures there on Instagram. Happy week ahead! x

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