Thursday, 28 June 2012


As much as I love London when the sun shines, it leaves me craving a beach holiday. This year I will be waiting a little longer and wont be travelling until September. Although I have yet to book, I am intent on going to Croatia (luckily the bf is in agreement with me!). 

Croatia is often recommended as a cheaper- but just as stunning- alternative to Italy. It has yet to join the EU (although they are set to in January) so they still have their own currency and appears to be far less touristy than more popular destinations. Its not just a pretty face though- from what I've seen/heard, it has retained a lot of its rich history and culture. So plenty to explore!

Here are my favourite photos from the Lonely Planet Guide to Croatia:

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Summer-ish Haul: Part One

I called this a 'summer-ish' haul because although these were bought for summer, the weather has not delivered! Luckily these pieces are versatile and can be dressed up, down and worn with other layers if the weather is a little chilly.

I apologise in advance for all the different backgrounds- I've been trying to photograph this little haul for weeks! Some of the photos were taken in my (old) room in Leeds and in London but they say variety is the spice of life ;-)

Monday, 18 June 2012

Cheap Date

I'm not ashamed to admit that one of my favourite things to do is to eat out. Whether it be with family, friends or the boyfriend; to me there is nothing better than enjoying delicious food with others. 

However this can become an expensive activity especially if alcohol is thrown into the mix. Which is why I rarely go to eat out unless I have found a voucher. According to a recent article in Glamour magazine, I'm not the only one! In this 'economic climate' or 'austere' times (gotta love media jargon) in which our wages no longer stretch to as much as they used to, people are no longer afraid to pull out a voucher at the end of the meal. These days in fact, its a lot more swish for those who have a smartphone- simply download the voucher to your phone and present it to the waiter who will write down the code.

So how to find these tasty deals? Well my first port of call is usually VoucherCodes, and more specifically, their restaurant section. 

(Image from Google Search)