Sunday, 31 August 2014

- My Dream Blazer -

Top - Boohoo// Jeans & Blazer - Primark// Belt - H&M// Bag - Longchamp// Shoes - ASOS

A while ago I tweeted about how in love I was with this blazer/coat thingy from Primark but I couldn't seem to find it in any stores. Last week I finally found it in my local Primark and so I just had to buy it. It so easy to style and super lightweight but still substantial enough to throw over when you're feeling a bit chilly. I'm so happy with it I'm definitely going to go back and buy it in black! 

As you're reading this I'm probably either on my way to Malaysia or already there, eeekkk! I'm so excited to spend the next 3 weeks in Kuala Lumpur and I'll definitely be sharing my traveling adventures with you guys so keep your eyes peeled both on here and over on my Instagram if you want to see what I get up to!


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

- Portugal Travel Diary #2 -


I thought rather than uploading 2 more parts to my 'Portugal Travel Diary' series, it would be better if I just mashed them together to create one post. 
The first set of photos were taken during our second week in the Algarve region. It's safe to say we spent a lot of time at the beach! Portugal has such a beautiful coastline so it was hard to stay away. 
We also visited the 'Sand Sculptures Festival' whilst we were out there which was amazing. The sculptures were so detailed it was hard to believe they were all made by hand. 

We spent our third week in Portugal's capital, Lisbon. 
Being a City girl myself, I found Lisbon to be a lot of fun. We wanted to see as much of it as we could so we used the open roof sight seeing tour buses as well as the trams as our mode of transport. We also drove to the nearby town of Cascais which was the cutest little place with the perfect mix of old and new. 
I went on a Segway for the first time ever and I fell in love with it! I wish it was normal to ride them around London because I would be all over that! 
Lisbon was the perfect way to end our trip and I'm so grateful that I was able to have such a fabulous holiday with my family.


Thursday, 7 August 2014

- Portugal Travel Diary #1 -

Top - H&M// Jeans & Shirt - Primark
Top & Shoes - Topshop// Skirt - New Look// Bag - Longchamp
Top - ASOS// Skirt & Shoes - Topshop// Glasses - H&M// Bag - Longchamp

So here is the first of my Portugal Travel Diary posts! As you might know from my last post, I went to Portugal with my family for 3 weeks and we truly had an ah-may-zing holiday. We all fell in love with Portugal and its beauty!

We arrived in Lisbon on the Thursday 17th July; we’d hired a car to enable us to have a more mobile holiday so after picking that up we drove 3 hours to the Algarve region. We stayed at a place called ‘Vilar Do Golf’ which is located on the Quinta Do Lago Estate.
The villa, staff and the area were all amazing which helped make our stay in Quinta as enjoyable as it was! Quinta do Lago is one of the 3 corners which make up Algarve’s ‘Golden Triangle’ and if you are really into golf you will literally be in heaven. My Dad loves golf so you can only image how happy he was to be surrounded by endless courses with gorgeous sea views!  
If you are thinking of going to Algarve for a holiday, I would definitely recommend considering Vilar Do Golf and the Quinta area in general!

Since we had a car, we drove around quite a lot and explored different areas within the Southern Region of Portugal. Some towns we visited were very touristy whilst others were more authentic and historical. I loved being to explore the different cultures each town had to offer.
The food was sososo good! We ate a lot of fish, seafood and of course chicken!
Every day was super-hot and everyone we met was insanely friendly!

I took so much video footage so that I could put together some holiday vlogs but when I finish editing the first video and try to save it as a movie, Windows Movie Maker kept saying my file was corrupt which was so frustrating especially because I’d spent so long on it. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know!

I really hope you liked this post! If you are going to Portugal anytime soon then make sure to tweet me because I’d love to hear your plans!! :)

I’m going to post 2 more Travel Diaries over the next week or two so stay tuned for those!