Design

Pretty in Pink Tablescapes

Pretty in Pink Tablescapes

On Wednesdays we SET pink, a rule I take very seriously onboard! All jokes aside, I'm a girly girl through & through, so I jump at the chance to use pink on the table. With the sparkly blue ocean as a backdrop, pink pops on the table & just looks stunning. It...

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2019 – MUST Follow Accounts

2019 – MUST Follow Accounts

Fact. I SERIOUSLY adore the entire design process behind every table setting. Working with various textures, flowers & colour schemes to ensure every meal is an elaborate occasion is the perfect creative escape on Charter. When I started yachting, I would rely...

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Crew Christmas

Crew Christmas

December is officially here & I couldn't be happier. Christmas is by far my favourite time of year, the hustle & bustle, copious amounts of hot chocolate & apple cider...what's not to love! My first Christmas away from home was on a yacht in the Bahamas....

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Pillow Heaven

Pillow Heaven

Let's start by taking a nap or two. Good old Winnie the Pooh knew the importance of a solid nap! Anyone else a huge fan of naps & pretty things?! If so, todays blog post is for you! When I started on my most recent yacht, the pillows on our beds were over 4 years...

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Atlantic Crossing Party!

Atlantic Crossing Party!

Crossings have become a right of passage in yachting. Captains typically end up wearing a bedsheet & become King Neptune while first time crossing crew are subjected to all sorts of initiations! I always find it a great time for the crew to bond before another...

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Shipyard Activities

Shipyard Activities

And just like that, another Med season is done & dusted.   Most yachts are either getting ready to cross to the Caribbean or I've heard of several heading to the Maldives (you lucky people!) or maybe you're settling into a winter on the dock. When I started...

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James Bond Dinner

James Bond Dinner

It's no secret that I LIVE for themed events, I studied Event Management at University & it's an industry I hope to revisit one day. I love every single aspect of planning these large events & when the Boss asked me to plan a surprise birthday party for one of...

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Designing a Tablesetting

Designing a Tablesetting

It's no secret, table settings are my JAM. I love everything about the planning stages, getting creative & seeing the look of excitement on the guests faces when they first walk out to the table. So you can imagine my excitement when I recently spoke with Emma...

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Cabin Deco

Cabin Deco

H ome is where the anchor drops. Literally.   I've always been that stewardess who decorates her cabin with small trinkets from home or a collection of family photographs. To be honest though, it was only after meeting Ben about 5 years ago, that I realized just...

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Nautical Night!

Nautical Night!

Every Yacht stew out there will admit to doing a handful of 'nautical' themed nights. It's an easy go-to and charter guests love it! Over the years, I've created a fool-proof plan to make it as enjoyable as possible for the guests & quick for the stews set up. 1)...

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When looking for a job, it can feel as though you need 8 arms to keep up with replying to emails, updating your CV, staying on top of required visas, continuing your education & keeping crew agents in the loop. 
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But what happens when something is out of your control? What if a previous employer is giving you a bad reference?
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✨Reach out to that specific person and see if you can reach a resolution (do you now have a greater understanding of their POV? do you feel you can genuinely move on?)

✨Explain your situation to a Crew Agent, so they can speak to the HOD that's interviewing you

✨Be honest during the interview if it comes up, being genuine and upfront is crucial. What did you learn from the experience? How are you remaining positive and moving forward?

✨Ensure you have as many positive references as possible {written references are great, however, it’s even better to have references that are willing to answer calls and emails}

✨Keep you references updated with your plans so they aren't caught off guard with phone calls & have time to prepare

What advice would you give to someone in this situation?!

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#yachtie #stewardess #lux #luxurylife #ocean #yachting #superyacht #yachtieworld #travel #travelbug #stewardesslife #summertime #yachtblog #theyachtstew #eventplanner #nautical #yachtstew #yachtstewardess #chiefstew #jobhunting #jobtips #referencetips
Let's talk about anxiety.
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Last night I fell asleep feeling quite anxious, which meant I didn't have a great sleep. I though I would share what I’ve done today to make myself feel better 🌸💗
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This morning, I wrote out a list of everything that was giving me anxiety.📖 (Even the tiny things!) I then highlighted 3 items that I wanted to work through today & different ways I could turn that anxiety into a productive workday. I then put on my favorite Spotify playlist, lit a candle, stayed in my comfy clothes & started making my way through the list (followed by a 7k beach walk!). Feeling anxious is awful, so I just wanted to share in case anyone else is struggling today! You are stronger than this & I hope you are able to find joy today!
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My goal of the day is to mirror this photo of Verconia, @theestew_ and have a moment of pure joy 🥳

P.S I’ll be sharing all of your tips and tricks on dealing with anxiety on my stories today and tomorrow 🌿
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#yachtie #stewardess #lux #luxurylife #ocean #yachting #superyacht #yachtieworld #travel #travelbug #stewardesslife #summertime #yachtblog #theyachtstew #eventplanner #nautical #yachtstew #yachtstewardess #chiefstew
Content I have been loving recently...
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Pop Chillout playlist on @spotify It's 6 1/2 hours long & perfect for background noise 🎶
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Netflix docu-series called Get Organized with @thehomeedit . Clea & Joanna are organizing Goddesses who are very thoughtful in their process. This show is FULL of brilliant tips & tricks (plus in the first episode they organize all of Reese Witherspoon's movie costumes & who doesn't love legally blonde!) 👱🏻‍♀️
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Untamed by @glennondoyle 🌸 FINALLY started this yesterday as I’ve only just finished Finding Freedom (the Megan & Harry book). I couldn’t put it down last night & I no doubt I’ll be finishing this one rather quickly.

What are you loving at the moment? Favorite playlist? Instagram account? Book? Share below!

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So...
“Are you on leave?”
“Why aren’t you on a boat?”

Decided to answer your curious questions with my dear friend @thechelseahaines on her podcast @letsstarthealth 💗 it launched today & we chat about dealing with work/life balance & a bit of a life update 🌸

You have ALL been so supportive, encouraging and uplifting over the years. I’m so excited to share this special episode with all of you xx
DECK/STEWS!
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I would love to hear from you! What is the BEST part of your job?! 🛥🧼I've never worked on deck except for helping out with the occasional wash down, so I would love to hear about your experiences!

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Brilliant photo of @millyatsea who is the QUEEN of teamwork 🙌🏻
Chelsea, the powerhouse behind @thechelseahaines and @letsstarthealth podcast is live on @theyachtstewpodcast today!

This in-depth discussion tackles Sleep Anxiety head-on and Health Coach Chelsea share’s all of her wisdom to ensure you can start having a good night’s sleep. From understanding why you should use night-mode on your phone (and how to manipulate it!), the apps you need to have downloaded to the BS hustle mentality that needs to be replaced.
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Available now on Spotify and Apple podcasts!

📷 @chels_nels (a little throwback to her yachting days!)

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