Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Nave De Vero





Children's entrance!


We had to catch the afternoon flight back to England so decided not to venture too far out this morning. Nave de Vero is a newly constructed shopping centre based in Marghera, approximately 20 minutes away via the tram link in Mestre (word of caution, it's behind an industrial type area so initially you may think you're walking in the wrong direction or lost completely, but keep going and you'll get there!)
Maybe because it's a new attraction, but the whole experience was a bit underwhelming and this would be a 'last resort' way to pass the time given the chance to choose again. On the plus side the Christmas decorations were super pretty and we had one last Italian meal before our departure :)

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Milan


Coming out of the station and seeing the Duomo was breathtaking, seeing the structure up close allowed me to appreciate the beauty and left me in awe that this was all hand crafted by men all those years ago. The inside of the Duomo is equally beautiful, although unintentional (?), there is a significant contrast in 'dark' and 'light'.
When you step foot into the Duomo, a sense of serenity washes over you as you walk through, as many would have before you. 


My very own photobomb!

 



Topshop Fedora. Zara Ribbed Turtleneck. Zara Leather Jacket. Topshop Leigh Jeans. Boutique Snake Print Sliders. Chanel Executive Tote. 

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Lake Garda

 As our stay in Italy was only going to be short, we tried to fit in as many things during the trip. On our way to Milan we stopped off at the beautiful Lake Garda! 


Pastel Houses & Wooden Shutters 





Despite being winter, the waters were still beautifully clear.





Afternoon Tea x

This poem 

Topshop Fedora. Topshop Jumper. Topshop Leigh Jeans. Boutique Snake Print Sliders. Chanel Executive Tote. 

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

First stop, Venice!

Venice is famous for many things, other than being known as the 'City on Water', it is also known notoriously for their craftsmanship of beautiful Venetian masks. The Venice Carnival is an annual event in celebration of this art; unfortunately our visit to the City was not during this celebration. However there were many stores located throughout the city with beautiful displays. 










I wish England had chalk drawings like these in their Disney stores!

Dinner timee :D

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Mestre

Remember back in August when I talked about my birthday surprise? It's timeee! 



Despite it being amidst winter, we still had a beautiful view with blue-ish skies and sunshine :)  

Not wanting to be 'stranded' in Venice we opted to stay in Mestre; a town situated just 10 minutes away via train. It was more convenient  to have access to a larger selection of restaurants and transportation links, which enabled us the choice of visiting other cities during our short trip. 


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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Birthday Surprise!

It's my 21st birthday!!!! I am thankful for all the love I received on this day and in particular to one individual who gave me the sweetest surprise...


 a surprise trip to Venice ✈ ❤️ 

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

First Shake Shack!

 

If you can't tell already, I'm a massive food lover. As sad as it may be I was really excited for my first Shake Shack experience. However when we got there we were informed that the shake making machine was malfunctioning and they were off the menu for the day. Thankfully this was the only bad news and everything else was AMAZING. I've had my fair share of burgers and it's safe to say this is ranked in the Top 3.      
The only Shake Shack UK as of now is based in London, Covent Garden; if you get a chance check it out, you won't be disappointed.


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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Midas Touch...

St. Paul's Cathedral

This Land Rover has encountered the Midas touch!

Salmon Fillet, juiciness to the extreme!

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Monday, 4 August 2014

Go To Belgo!


Belgium is famous for Beer, 'French' Fries & Muscles and you can find all three in London Convent Garden at Belgo Centraal.

"For over 20 years we have brought the very best of Belgium to London with magnificent moules, famous double cooked frites and rather extraordinary beers." 

This is the third time I've visited Belgo Centraal, and each time I've thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, from the atmosphere to the staffing and most importantly the food. 
It is a highly popular location with locals as well as tourists that know about it - be prepared to wait for a table! However the staff are friendly and super efficient so the wait for food is not that long. Spread the word!

Check out the website for their menu! 
http://www.belgo-restaurants.co.uk/
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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Weekend in London

Children playing in the grounds of Somerset House 😊 






We came across this elderly gentleman who had casually set himself up on the side of the road and was quite clearly lost in his own little world - it was like a scene from a movie! His tiny notebook was full of what he liked to call 'scribbles' but the dedication in detail is clear to see. People are always moving on, to the newest trends and styles; be it in fashion, cuisines or lifestyle. However, once in a while, look to the older generation around you and I'm pretty sure you will be pleasantly surprised with the wisdom and inspiration they can pass down. 


Ending with something sweet and beautiful, my personalised Magnum from Selfridges in celebration of the company's 25th birthday! 

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Graduation!!!


For those with upcoming graduations or even the people who may have already graduated, we all know how stressful finding the right outfit can be. It took me months deciding on a colour, fit and style and even longer to find something that fit those categories! I wanted simplistic and timeless so that in years to come when I look back at my pictures I won't think to myself 'what the hell was I thinking', although I probably still will. I ended up choosing a yellow dress to compliment the gold detailing on my graduation gown; I feel the corresponding colours helped pull the outfit together. 

This dress from Zara has padded shoulders, a detail that I wasn't keen on, however as my mother pointed out it will act as a good foundation for the gown to sit on, and as always, mother knows best. I kept my accessories simple, sticking to the jewellery I wear on a daily basis. 

Shoes were at the top of my priority list as I knew it would take me the longest to decide...I was torn between a pair of statement beauties or classic simplicity, in the end I settled for simplicity and comfort with these Dior heels. I loved the golden strip on the back of the shoe which catches the light as you walk, as you all know, little details are my greatest weakness. 

Tips!
First and foremost, pick shoes that are comfortable! You want to have confidence walking in them - nobody wants to be the person being remembered for falling over! If you want to be ambitious or step out of your comfort zone, then do so, just practice a lot before the big day. Lastly with new shoes, wear them in a little around the house so that your feet are accustomed to them, after all you're going to be in these all day!




I adore this hand-made graduation gift from my baby sister, she is a Crocheting Queen!

Baby bro <3

Reenactment of UP! :D
When people tell you that some of your best years in life will be whilst studying at University, they weren't lying. Having graduated I have come to treasure and appreciate the many little things that come with everyday life. I feel truly blessed for the friends I have and the memories we've shared during our years together; the many hours we 'all-nightered' and wasted away procrastinating will be an irreplaceable experience. All in all I feel truly blessed and thankful for your love and support and may the next chapter in our lives lead us all to happiness! 

Ending it all with an honorary cap throw 
x

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Take us to Turkey!



Choose your shade! 

Traditional Crepes 
Quad Biking Crew!

To celebrate us all graduating we decided to go on a group holiday to…Turkey! We rented out a villa, which gave us lots of privacy and flexibility to plan out our day’s activities; as it wasn’t peak season yet we had the complex facilities to ourselves, which was bliss.

Given my luck something was bound to happen, of course I caught the flu on our 3rd day and was relatively ill for the remainder of the trip, it still baffles me how I managed to get the flu in 30°c plus weather. Despite this I enjoyed the trip immensely and loved all the activities we did, from boat tours to quad biking and some of the more adventurous did parasailing (not me!)


This was a great way for us to create more memories together before having to go our separate ways, I hope we can find time to get together soon and go for Round 2! 

X

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