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Marbella: Tango Restaurante; Sublime Steak

Thursday, 15th October 2015

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Marbella: Tango Restaurante; Sublime Steak

For our first night on holiday, Michael & I wanted to kick things off right, with a great meal. We strolled along Puerto Banus port, peering into the many eateries dotted along the water’s edge.

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New York: Bryant Park, The Peninsula & Buddakan

Sunday, 13th September 2015

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New York: Bryant Park, The Peninsula & Buddakan

For my final day in the glorious city of New York, I planned to have a wonderfully relaxing day filled with slow wandering, a spot of shopping, and some healthy munching, before meeting Michael for drinks at The Peninsula rooftop bar and dinner at my all-time favourite NYC restaurant.

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New York: Shh, Please Don’t Tell! Traif & Milk Bar

Sunday, 6th September 2015

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New York: Shh, Please Don’t Tell! Traif & Milk Bar

If you have good attention to detail or, like me, have hungry eyes, then you might have felt short-changed when reaching the end of my last New York post and not being told more of the earlier promised ‘incredible tapas dinner’. Well, fear not, as this is one foodie filled post!

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New York: Wall Street, China Town & Little Italy

Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

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New York: Wall Street, China Town & Little Italy

Drawing open the curtains to a stunning day, there was only one thing for it – some hardcore tourist time! I managed to tick off three big boxes, visiting Wall Street, Chinatown and Little Italy, before meeting the boys for an incredible tapas dinner.

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New York: Times Square & The Mercer Kitchen

Thursday, 27th August 2015

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New York: Times Square & The Mercer Kitchen

I am incredibly lucky to have friends living all over the world. Not because I am ultra cool, but because I attended The Danish Summer School from the ages of 9-16 every summer for 3 weeks, where only kids of Danish heritage, living outside of Denmark, can attend.

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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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