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January in St Ives

St Ives cliff view over the seaside English town in January

St ives in Cornwall is beautiful in January when the sun shines Sweet painted stone houses down the little streets of St Ives
The sloop inn old St Ives pub and hotel The Sloop Inn colourful boat outside the hotel St IvesSt Ives cliff coastal path down by the sea

A Cornish Weekend Away

When you go on a trip and 1/3 of your time is spent travelling there and back, you hope it’s going to be worth it. Luckily, St Ives, situated right down in the most southerly point of England WAS. With its charming little houses stacked around the bay, two lighthouses and almost as many bakeries as there are dogs on the beach, it’s something out of a children’s book.

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Outfits

Golborne Road

baby blue and pastel pink outfit for spring london blogger

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Boden pastel colourful mint Joanna coat taking a shoe selfie fromwhereIstand on a tiled floor

Pastel Outfit

With the Christmas hump finally gotten over, the thought of wearing something dark and festive feels all too 2016. There’s nothing like a pastel coloured outfit to wake you up out of a rotating wardrobe of kitsch Christmas jumpers and PJs.

A sixties style jumper, soft cord trousers, a mint coloured coat and silver accessories are pretty much a quick ticket to feeling fresh in the run up to January. I wore this all-Boden look for breakfast at Snaps and Rye on Golborne Road with my brilliant Photographer friend Xanthe. Just outside was a flea market laid out on the kerb. After walking past four times, I spotted a pastel pink serving plate to match my outfit and nabbed it for a mere 50p.

Read my review of Snaps and Rye ›

Just down the road, Xanthe and I spotted colourful wall after colourful wall, perfect for obsessive Instagrammers like us. Want a primary coloured mosaic? There’s one just here. A pastel painted bridge? Right this way. Not only were there plentiful backgrounds but brilliant independent shops too. I could have bought the whole of the contents of Fez Bazaar and Les Couilles du Chien had us snooping in the windows (not only just for its intriguing name). Pop down to Golborne Road and you never know quite what you’ll bring home.

Wall decals in Danish restauranthot chocolate in a spotty mug with rings on handsHygge book in London's only Danish restaurant, Snaps and Rye at Christmas Boden silver pointed slipper flatsDanish graphic posters of Copenhagen and other areas of Denmarkdrinking hot chocolate in snaps and rye in west londonDanish breakfast of egg and spicy rice Vegetarian Kedgereebreakfast at snaps and rye, london's only Danish restaurant in ladbrooke grove

What I Wore on Golbourne Road

Coat – Boden / Jumper – Boden / Trousers – Boden / Shoes – Boden / Bag – Boden

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Photos by my pal Xanthe Berkeley for Boden

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Adventures in Southern Santorini

Perissa in Santorini with turqouise loungers and bright blue sea

Red and Orange in Santorini

If like me you’re confused as to why the sun STILL hasn’t risen at 2pm, your hair is forever frizzy for damp and the C word is looming, then planning a trip to a hot island (whilst remaining in Europe) like Santorini might be the light relief you need. In my second post on the Grecian island, I’m taking you South to discover all the places I loved whilst on my holiday there last month. Warning: Prepare to book yourself a flight post-read.

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Adventures in Northern Santorini

view over the houses of Fira capital of Santorini in the morning sun on the island

Blue and White in Santorini

I know I know, every Blogger and her dog (read: boyfriend) has been to Santorini lately (I’m another in line to snap an outfit post with a coastal town lying peacefully behind me), so apologies if you’re all Greeked-out! To be fair though, when my boyfriend’s parents messaged us to ask if we’d like to join them for a few days after their trekking trip, we kind of couldn’t say no. Even if you’ve seen a few other articles, fingers crossed my two posts will have you learning something new about this popular Greek get-away.

The volcanic island of Santorini in south-east Greece has been applauded for being one of the most romantic places to visit (it’s number 18 in Lonely Planet’s top 500 Ultimate Travelist book) and whilst it offered some incredible views and memorable escapades, it wasn’t somewhere I’d necessarily go back to. I’m personally not big on pebbly beaches and hoards of tourists but luckily parts of Santorini allowed Miss Anti-social over here to escape the crowds and discover the countryside and quiet villages too.

Here’s what I got up to and what I’d recommend popping in your itinerary should you be taking the flight to Santorini soon. And when I say flight, that’s a nod to not taking the notoriously unreliable ferries!  Continue Reading

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The painted walls of Cophenhagen

walking through colourful norrebro in copenhagen

Yellow walls and pretty pink flowers in norrebro copenhagen

 

Nørrebro

You may be sitting at your desk/doing the commute in your woollens but bare with me whilst I reminisce about the summer just gone – namely my uplifting trip to Copenhagen my girlfriends (thanks to the peeps at the AC Bella Sky hotel). As I’ve mentioned in my last posts, this city says ‘happiness’. They must pump out joy-inducing spray in the streets because each day had me wishing that bit more that I could live there for good.

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