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New York: GCT, Healthy Juicin’ & Pizza Feastin’

Tuesday, 25th August 2015

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New York: GCT, Healthy Juicin’ & Pizza Feastin’

Since I had drowned my camera the afternoon before at Beauty & Essex, my first job of the day was to go and get myself a new one! In the end, I opted for the Olympus Pen E-PL7, and set about playing with my new toy straight away.

New York: Smorgasburg, Beauty & Essex and Le Bain

We pulled open the curtains to blinding sunshine; a welcomed change to the slightly miserable weather that we awoke to the previous morning. Eager to get outside and play, Michael & I got ready in a flash and headed out to our first stop of the day – Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn.

New York: Serious Shopping & Sublime Sushi at Sushi Nakazawa

Post delicious brunch in Central Park, Michael and I worked off our food comas with a spot of retail therapy. We walked through the park to the start of 5th Avenue, taking in all of the tall, glossy buildings and heaving intersections.

New York: The Freedom Tower & Brunch at Central Park Boathouse

My first day in New York was an epic one. It was great to be reunited with Michael, and to meet all of his work friends for the first time.

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Cornwall: A Fancy Dinner & Cornish Country Walk

Thursday, 13th August 2015

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Cornwall: A Fancy Dinner & Cornish Country Walk

Mum & I raced around our stunning hotel room getting ready for the evening’s big dinner – it seemed that we’d totally lost track of time with all the bubbles and wine that we’d consumed at the awesome beach party.

Cornwall: Riding the Waves to an Unforgettable Beach Party

Feeling a little worse for wear after the boozy Burger & Lobster dinner the night before, mum & I embarked on a good ol’ hangover cure of feasting on all of the yummy breakfast options on offer at The Idle Rocks hotel, which we had already tried & tested the morning before.

Cornwall: A World Boat Race and ‘Real’ Burger & Lobster!

Friday night dinner was to be a ‘casual affair’, hosted at the The St Mawes Hotel, the other of David & Karen’s hotels.

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Travel Link-Up: Travelling vs Holidaying

Sunday, 9th August 2015

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Travel Link-Up: Travelling vs Holidaying

The topic for August’s travel link-up is travel contrasts – think east vs west, hot vs cold, beach vs city – so I have chosen to write about the difference between ‘travelling’ and ‘holidaying’. For most people, these two words might be synonymous but, for me, they allude to two entirely different types of trip.

Cornwall: The St Mawes Hotel & Yummy Lunch with a View

After breakfast, mum and I decided to go for a wander around the idyllic village of St Mawes. It was a truly beautiful day and there was much to be explored!

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Cornwall: A Morning in Paradise & The Idle Rocks

Monday, 3rd August 2015

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Cornwall: A Morning in Paradise & The Idle Rocks

Mum and I woke up to the sound of seagulls and waves lapping against the shore. The sounds of holiday. We had a big long stretch and proper chinwag in our amazingly comfy bed, before drawing the curtains and being smacked in the face by the most glorious view.

Cornwall: Travelling in Style to Stunning St Mawes

When mum invited me as her +1 for a weekend of fun in Cornwall with her friends (my stepdad, fortunately for me, was busy), I was more than happy to oblige. With 50-odd guests expected and a 3-day party planned, I knew it was going to be a good’un.

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Travel Link-Up: My Travel Personality

Sunday, 5th July 2015

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Travel Link-Up: My Travel Personality

So this month’s travel link-up topic is “your travel personality”. This has been pretty consistent all my life, as a girl with OCD, organization and tidiness ‘issues’, both planning & experiencing my eventual holiday is a pretty ‘by the book’ process.

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Travel Link-Up: Souvenirs From Around the World

Tuesday, 9th June 2015

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Travel Link-Up: Souvenirs From Around the World

Since the theme for this month's travel link-up is souvenirs, I thought I’d share some of the meaningful mementos that Michael and I have collected on our travels.

Sicily: Playa del Ragusa, Pizzas & Goodbye Gelatos

With an evening flight home (sob), we made the very most of our last day and hit the road early for one last explore of Sicily. The destination of choice: the historic & charming town of Ragusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sicily: Vineyards & Sicilian Michelin Star Fine Dining

Having performed the usual breakfast & pool routine, we decided to make the most of our plush villa and explore the family-owned vineyards in our own back garden.

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Sicily: Comiso, Perudo & Poolside Grillin’

Thursday, 4th June 2015

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Sicily: Comiso, Perudo & Poolside Grillin’

After a wonderful lie in we padded down to the main house where Fausta (our host) was busying herself preparing the usual delicious breakfast spread for us.

Sicily: Sunbathing, Scoglitti & Fresh Fish Feastin’

After an incredible night’s sleep in the most peaceful surroundings we awoke to warm, bright sunshine streaming in through the window. I wasted no time getting my swimmers on and making a beeline for the glistening turquoise blue pool.

Sicily: A Beautiful Farmhouse in the Sicilian Countryside

My best friend Josie, her boyfriend Rory, Michael and I have gone on plenty of double dates, but whilst indulging at Homeslice one evening, we decided to turn up the heat and go away on an adventure together.

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Paris: Come Dine With Us

Friday, 24th April 2015

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Paris: Come Dine With Us

Michael and I managed to squeeze in 4 ‘proper dining experiences’ in our long Easter weekend to Paris, each of which I have reviewed and elaborated on in this post for anyone who wishes to share our Parisian food journey.

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Paris: Cool Things to Do when it’s Cold & Rainy

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

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Paris: Cool Things to Do when it’s Cold & Rainy

Even when the heavens have opened or it’s a little chilly out, Paris has so many great options of things to do. I must admit that I loved some of the places I have included in this post so much more than the standard tourist attractions that we visited…

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