Homes

Decorating a shared room

Decorating a lounge room for a couple

When the boyfriend moves in…

Who wants a snoop around our new room? Everyone? Thought so!

I love looking at how people style new rooms as much as the next gal and seeing as you enjoyed my bedroom post and the post I wrote two years ago on styling my boyfriend’s new flat, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

This new room is where the two posts meet in the middle. My boyfriend has moved into my house and rented this room (whilst I rent our now-shared bedroom). It’s the perfect scenario – we each pay our share of the house but now it feels almost like we have two rooms.

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La nature a Genève

 

The Geneva Countryside

My last trip to Geneva showed me that it is the place to visit whether you love the water, prefer a city break, are a nature affectionado or, in my case, gladly welcome all three. Let me explain…

Our lovely Guides for our weekend trip, Lucie and Julia from Geneva Live (the brilliant website by the Tourist Board), explained that welcoming each of these three aspects into your holiday will have you’ll feel totally re-energised when you find yourself back at your desk on Monday morning. A city alone can be pretty tiring, but with a bit of country air in your lungs (and, er, wine in your veins) thrown into the itinerary, you’ll be feeling a whole lot fresher. Now that I’ve experienced it, I totally see what they mean.

I talked about my favourite water-based things to do in Geneva in my last post (think rooftop pools and lake boating trips) but now to hero all things green. Welcome to the Geneva countryside.

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Set sail for Geneva

By the water in Geneva surrounded by colourful boats

Geneva water lake bridge flags swiss cross

 

Water water everywhere

When I was invited to join the tourist board on a trip to discover Switzerland’s city of Geneva, I was a little skeptical as to whether to go.

In truth, I wasn’t sure I was going to see much more than I had on my previous trip. I’d already tasted my way around the cute tea-rooms, scoured the Stockholm-esque vintage and record shops and taken approximately 2749 photos on Europe’s longest bench. That said, there was more of the old town that I wanted to scope out so with intrigue, I said yes.

What I hadn’t seen of Geneva it turns out, was a LOT. As I’ll show you on my trip, I discovered that Geneva is so much more than a city with a lake and a water jet (although that in itself earns itself this blog post). Geneva is a city where culture and heritage are here to be snapped up. Just take the International district – the European UN building is just a minute’s walk away from the impressively modern and emotionally arresting Red Cross museum. Then there’s the fact that it’s the perfect base to go exploring the countryside in the most millennial-friendly fashion and with the airport a mere 10 minutes away from the centre, you’re going to get a lot done on your weekend city break.

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Boats, beaches and botanical gardens

Places to visit in Mauritius

Welcome back to Mauritius, the island that brought us so much more than the dumb Dodo; think beautiful beaches, warm blue seas, waterlilies you could sit on, cute retro buses (and equally kitsch bus stops), Macaques that nab your lunch and locals who love colour even more than me.

If you’re intrigued to holiday here, I can’t recommend staying in any Attitude Hotel enough but you can read all about my favourite – The Ravenala right here. Now that you’ve got yourself a bed for the night, and you’ve swotted up on all you can do in the capital of Port Louis, you’re ready to EXPLORE!

Here are my favourite things we got up to on the Island.

Gunners coin Mauritius island boat trip

 

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