~ Paris ~
La ville de l'amour... 

One of my favourite cities to explore.... romantic, magical and the perfect Christmas getaway!

Wrapped up in my fur coat, and with a few cafe stops the many arrondissements of the city were explored.  As true tourists we visited Paris's main attractions, watched a Paris Saint Germain football match at the Parc des Princes stadium and ate too many pain au chocolats!  But my favourite has to be the beautiful French gothic architecture, particularly at the Notre Dame.

The last 2 days of the trip were even more special... Disneyland!   A world totally transformed into Christmas...  the parade, fireworks, Mickey's Magical Christmas Lights, boutique shops and the characters costumes.  

Where dreams come true... x
Fur Coat:  Matalan
Grey Wrap Coat:  Zara
Back To School
Home to Kent life...

Houndstooth, plaid, tweed, tartan, prince of wales check, I love a smart checked pattern.  A tailored blazer or skirt with minamilistic pieces provide perfect layers for Autumn/Winter.

Mixed textiles... a lace long sleeved top, frill houndstooth dress and patent shoes were my "back to school" inspiration.  A little more sophisticated with an improvised Chanel hair bow, even the smallest of details can spice up your look!

Dress:  Lefties
Top:  Marks & Spencer
Shoes:  Topshop
Hair Bow:  Chanel
Lisbon

Lisbon Life...

 

One city I have always wanted to visit, and I already want to go back!  Trams, hilly, cobbled streets, old pastel-coloured buildings.  A beautiful Portuguese city in 30'c temperatures in October, I spent 3 days exploring.  

 

Easy to travel around either on the metro, by tram or by foot, there were so many places of interest.  Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square, Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon Oceanarium, Elevador da Glória were just some of my favourite attractions.  

 

Staying in the heart of the Lisbon, Bairro Alto Suites was perfect for our stay.  A recently renovated XV century building, with patisserie's nearby and within walking distance to everything.



Just do not forget to buy a pastel de nata!!


x



Pom Poms
Some like it cool ...

35'c + ... it has been a scorcher here the last few weeks!  Classic topknot, glowing skin, and blondie hair... I have now been living here for 5 months can you believe?!

Feeling like a true Portuguese, I purchased this beautiful boutique beach cover-up. Tassels, colourful pom poms and frilly details....easy peasy to throw on for the beach.  With so many boutiques around the Algarve I love to venture out of normal buying trends.  As much as I love my brands I always like to be different and support smaller shops and cultures.

More of the Portuguese trends coming soon with a swimwear blog upcoming... x
Cover Up:  Boutique in Albufeira
Pineapple Necklace:  Parfois
Bracelets:  Accessorize
Sunglasses:  Lindex
NoSoloÁgua Club

Cocktails, palm trees, Djs and pool beds....welcome to NoSoloÁgua Club in Praia de Rocha marina!

 

With a friend visiting from England for a week I managed to take a couple of days of work to enjoy and pretend I was on holiday too!  A few friends had recommended this beach club to us, and it definitely made for a great afternoon.

 

Situated right on the Praia de Rocha marina, there was a fun but relaxed vibe.  Ideal to spend the day around the pool and have some lunch in their restaurant.  Otherwise turn up later for there sunset parties!



Definitely worth a visit! 

 

Swimsuit:  Primark
Metallic Pink Bikini:  Forever 21