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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.

Valentine's-day-card-by-Lagom-design-Styling-and-photograph-by-Geraldine-Little-Big-Bell I have just returned from a wonderful week in Salt Lake City, where I attended the Alt Summit blogging conference.

As well as learning new ideas for taking my blog to the next level, I have had the opportunity to connect with many inspiring bloggers there.

I have created the vignette above for the wonderful ladies I met at Alt. – You’re simply lovely!

A heads up for my lovely readers – Alt summit is now offering an early bird rate for their Summer conference in June.

Minted-Valentine's-day-2015-gift-styled-andphotographed-by-Geraldine-Little-Big-Bell As well as connecting with like minded creatives, we had the opportunity to mingle with brands and pitch our ideas for collaboration.

I had the great pleasure of meeting with the team behind Minted, an online design marketplace who source the creative work of independent artists and select the best to sell in the form of art, home decor and stationery.

Valentine's-day-gift-boxes-for-the-kids-from-Minted-Little-Big-Bell Here’s some of the cute Valentine’s day designs created by Minted which I have styled. My kids are certainly in for a treat.

Valentine's-day-Minted-Little-Big-Bell All wrapped up now in Minted’s printed fabric. Talking about fabric, they are bringing out a new line of party table cloths.

Valentine's-day-vignette-Little-Big-Bell-blog So Valentine’s day is fast approaching. I decided to play around with my Motex label maker.

Valentine's-card-Little-Big-Bell Here’s a fast and easy card to make. Just punch the words and stick! Simple but says it all.

Valentine's-day-love-heart-sweets-Little-Big-Bell Like Halloween, I get the impression that Valentine’s day is celebrated by children more in the U.S. than here in Britain and Europe.

Valentine's-candy-Little-Big-Bell I just can’t resist packing these heart shaped candies into my beautiful gold foiled paper bags.

Now the question is, will my young son take it to school to give to his little friends? Let’s just say I’m working on it. Pretty candies can’t go to waste right?

Or I may well have to resort to bringing it to work. Doctors do need all the sugar they can get to survive a full busy day in the Emergency department.

Eat-cake-and-drink-cocktails-in-bed-Little-Big-Bell Wouldn’t it be nice to have this for Valentine’s day? I might have to direct my wonderful husband to my Cocktails Pinterest board.

Valentine's-day-sweets-Little-Big-Bell Sweet treats, cocktails and party glitter, but what alternatives apart from that and flowers?

Vana-Chupp-Je-t'aime-Great.ly-Little-Big-Bell Gold foiled stationery is so on trend at the moment. It was not that long ago that I got my gold foiled business cards made, a collaboration with Studio Sarah London.

I have stocked the above beautiful ‘Je t’aime’ print by the talented Vana Chupp in my Great.ly shop. A perfect Valentine’s gift for him or her.

Inkspot-foil-tray-great.ly-Little-Big-Bell Then there is this tray by Inkspot Workshop which can be gold foiled to your custom words, a special meaningful something between loved ones.

I think I might get one made with the words Sparkle and Shine, in line with my new business cards.

Paper-heart-balloons-designed-by-Geraldine-Tan-of-Little-Big-Bell-blog Some glitter and pastel heart balloons I’ve created for you, my readers. Wishing you all in advance a happy Valentine’s day!

See you next week! I have a whole string of exciting collaborations coming up, can’t wait to show you.

( All photos and styling are by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell, the exceptions are the print by Vana Chupp and Inkspot Workshop).

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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