The last three months of the year are always the best in my eyes. October is when Autumn really begins, November has Bonfire Night and fireworks and you can't even say December without thinking about Christmas. One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is wrap up warm and spend the afternoon wandering around new cities - anywhere with cobbled streets are a must, darting in and out of shops and trying to find the cosiest place with coffee and cake on the menu.

After tucking ourselves away in Coffee Culture in Guilford for an hour last week with a latte the size of my head and a gluten free lemon muffin, we hit the shops which already seem to be stocked with festive goodies - I may have gotten slightly carried away in the Lush Christmas section, but more of that to come next week! The High Street itself is definitely one for beauty lovers and with boutiques from the likes of Jo Malone, Kiehl's, Neal's Yard and Liz Earle it's almost impossible not to visit every one. I know I'll be coming back when it's time to start thinking about the daunting task of Christmas shopping!