Saturday, 18 October 2014

Making Memories - Mauritius

Hang on a minute… Am I really back in tropical paradise for the second time this month? Apparently so, just further south of the Indian Ocean on the Island of Mauritius. Only this trip was made a little more special as the whole experience was shared with Mama Roo. Staying at the Shandrani resort we mainly enjoyed the grounds of the hotel with it being so pretty. The colours of the waters in the Blue Bay alone have me mesmerised. Something else I just LOVE about Mauritius - the locals don't half know how to make your trip a fun one, with their super relaxed outlook on life just wanting a good time. All without a care in the world, this is my kind of place!

Wearing: Spell Designs Bralette -, Kimono - Urban Outfitters, Bikini Bottoms H&M.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Lost in Bamboo - Kyoto

 Magical and Mystical; A grove of towing Bamboo surrounded me on my latest adventure to Japan. Set in the district of Arashiyama, the endless Bamboo had me in complete fascination as I wandered the walkways that eventually lead me to Tenriju-ji temple. Just as I thought my day was complete I received my next pleasant surprise - The Kimono Forest of Arashiyama train station. Wow, just wow! Somehow I managed to embark on this journey alone, catch the train, follow the Japanese signage and to my surprise I made it there and back without a single catch. Was I scared? A little, but I did it and that alone gave me the happiest feeling all day! Travelling alone gave me the greatest satisfaction at times, that time with myself, completely out of my comfort zone in a Country where I don't speak the language. I really do believe it's these experiences that have enabled me to grow and become the person I am today.
Wearing: Asos Reclaimed Vintage maxi -, Turtle Neck and Tassel Boots - both Topshop

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Tropicana - Seychelles

With just 16 hours in the paradise of Seychelles, what to do? Make the very most out of that stunning white sandy beach, enjoy a coconut (standard) and take a paddle board out into the Indian Ocean. That's what I did anyway. Having the pleasure of staying at the Constance Ephelia Resort just adds to the whole experience, this has to be one of my most favoured hotels and it now has it's own beach swing 'bonus'. It really is amazing how much you can enjoy a place in just a short space, with this lifestyle I suppose you become a pro! 

Wearing: Romper - Princess Polly Boutique, Bikini - H&M

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Floating - The Dead Sea

Jordan, a Country which has so much to offer us all with wanderlust. After a day exploring the stunning city of Petra on we go to The Dead Sea, something very high up on my Bucket List. To be there, floating, turning my dreams into reality left the biggest smile on my face. The salt water alone left my skin feeling silky smooth and the mud mask, well! One thing I was not aware of before visiting was the stunning views the Jordanian side had to offer, the sea itself acted like a perfect mirror. The pictures above speak for themselves. I can easily say this has been one of the most amazing travel experiences to date and completely fell in love with this beautiful country and all of its offerings. Wearing one of my best bikinis I soon came to realise this was a serious school boy error. Note to self do not wear favourite pieces when in contact with mud! 

Wearing: Orange tassel bikini - Topshop, Valley Eyewear Shades - General Pants.


Last minute trip to Petra - Check. My 4th out of the 7 World Wonders and a trip that has given me such beautiful memories. Drinking tea with the Bedouin people, hikes to The Monastery, camel rides and the perfect view of The Treasury are just a few personal highlights. With this trip involving much hiking in high temperatures I needed something nice and light to wear. Sticking with my obsession over all things white I simply knotted a kimono of mine, added denim shorts (playing it safe for those camel rides) and converse to keep my feet comfy.

Wearing: Kimono - Urban Outfitters, Vintage Levi's - Urban Outfitters, Vintage Sunnies - Brooklyn Flea, Tan Backpack - Topshop.