My stay at The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch <3

I’ve always heard good things about this hotel so before I got there I knew it definitely wasn’t going to be a let down. I go to London every now and again to attend blogger events and just to spend a little time away with family… because we all love a bit of sight seeing don’t we? 🙂

Hello guys and gals! <3

I hope you’ve had an enjoyable, relaxing Sunday? I know I have, although I did have a lovely night Friday spent at The Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch.

I’ve always heard good things about this hotel so before I got there I knew it definitely wasn’t going to be a let down. I go to London every now and again to attend blogger events and just to spend a little time away with family… because we all love a bit of sight seeing don’t we? 🙂

I had a relaxing 3 hour trip on the train from Dorset to London Waterloo station and from there I caught an Uber to Shoreditch. I instantly fell in love with the area because there was so much to do a lots going on. There were lots of bars and restaurants on the same street as The Hoxton so I knew I definitely wasn’t going to get bored.

As I walked through the doors of The Hoxton Hotel I instantly fell in love with the style of the place. They have a gorgeous restaurant, bar and coffee area as well as roomy seating areas. I caught the lift to the 6th floor where I was greeted by my room for the night. My room was very light, spacious and modern with a brightly patterened carpet, a table and chairs, coffee making facilities and a cool TV that I could pull away from the wall and face in any direction I wanted (AMAZING, HUH?!) The bathroom was decorated with black tiles which also gave it a modern feel. The white lights lit up the bathroom as well as the spacious shower. In the room was an air con and a fridge which kept my Prosecco nice and cool 🙂 I absolutely love how welcoming the hotel made me feel. Continue reading “My stay at The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch <3”

My Summer so far… <3

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been on holiday and this weekend I went to London for the weekend with a couple of other bloggers for dinner and drinks (it was lovely). I’m having a busy Summer (/year) so far and time is flying wayyyy to quickly.. I can’t believe I’m 23 in a couple of weeks. CRAZY! So I’ve decided to do a random post on what I’ve been up to so far this Summer…

HEEEY GUYS & GALS!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been on holiday and this weekend I went to London for the weekend with a couple of other bloggers for dinner and drinks (it was lovely). I’m having a busy Summer (/year) so far and time is flying wayyyy to quickly.. I can’t believe I’m 23 in a couple of weeks. CRAZY! So I’ve decided to do a random post on what I’ve been up to so far this Summer…

In March I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Los Angeles and yeah I know March isn’t Summer, but it’s close enough and lets be honest it’s the most exciting thing I’ve done in my entire life! I had such a lovely time and even got the chance to visit Too Faced HQ in Irvine and let me tell you this, it was pure heaven. I had an exciting tour around their offices, kitchen and studio and lets just say every room was full of makeup, very pink and the weather was lovelyy!

I later returned home back to, well, not so sunny England and reality gave me a huge slap in the face. I returned to work the following week but on the plus side I managed to complete my Level 4 Diploma in Digital Marketing with a distinction so life wasn’t all that bad (clapsss).

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In June I went on a lovely holiday with my boyfriends family to Turkey. I had a great time blogging for World Duty Free at Gatwick airport, the girls were so lovely and helpful. I even got the chance to have my brows done thanks so the lady on the Benefit Cosmetics counter who let me try out their new range. Have you seen/tried it yet? Seriously, it’s a must! I can’t believe how shamaazing their brow product range is now since their recent launch. I highly recommend heading down to your nearest Benefit retailer and asking if you can test out their variety of brow products because they have introduced so many new shades.

Ok so after raiding the Duty Free shop in departures we jetted off to Turkey and basically spent 10 days chilling. I say chilling, I actually faced 2 of my biggest fears and feel pretty proud of myself. I swam with a wild, yes wild turtle that was just swimming around in the lagoon and I also went parasailing! Seeing as I’m afraid of heights and anything that moves I felt like I had accomplished a lot in such a short space of time.

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I returned home from Turkey last week and the following day was lucky enough so spend the afternoon at Lush Cosmetics HQ. I had a tour around their offices and tested out some bath bombs. I later went for a luxurious facial in their spa and if this blog post is to teach you one thing, it’s that Lush facials are THE BEST IN THE WORLD! I mean, I’ve not had a facial in another country but I’ve definitely had a few facials and this one was totally unique and worth every penny of the price they charge. Basically, you’re there for around an hour and a half and you get to pick the Lush products you want them to use. You’re then taken to the most beautiful, cosy room.. almost like a cottage where you lay down and listen to a sound track that was recorded right on my doorstep! Well, not literally ON my doorstep but just up the road at Chesil beach. It’s soooo relaxing and the therapist massages you for a whole 60 minutes as well as stretching out the muscles in your arms and legs. I then left there smelling of a walking lush store (perfect).

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This weekend just gone I had a manic but enjoyable weekend in London with my two blogger pals, Amy and Victoria. We had a lovely afternoon tea at Sketch – the most picturesque lunch I ever have consumed. If ever you go to Sketch then honestly you’ve GOT to check out their bathroom! You literally pee in pods, that’s all I’m gunna say.

After afternoon tea we got ready for dinner at Bodos Schloss in Kensington where we spent the evening eating and consuming far too much alcohol. We managed to spend the whole night in the VIP area drinking plenty of cocktails, rose and vodka. It was an enjoyable night drinking and dancing the night away! I highly recommend visiting Bodos Schloss for a top night out and we will definitely be returning again soon.

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Ok, so that is my Summer so far, it’s been pretty amazing to be honest. Oh yeah, I can’t believe I forgot to mention, my boyfriend proposed to me at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills whilst on our trip to LA (how romantic?) I will never forget both our holidays this year and can’t wait to go back in a year or two.

Please let me know about your Summer so far and any holidays you have been on because I’m always on the hunt to book a holiday for next year. I’d love to hear about any adventures you’ve been on.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post and I hope you all have a great week!

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California Dreaming

Long time no see! I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I last posted on my blog. I’ve been crazy busy catching up with work since I got home from LA. We had such an amazing holiday so I thought I’d reminisce with a blog post on what we got up to.

Long time no see! I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I last posted on my blog. I’ve been crazy busy catching up with work since I got home from LA. We had such an amazing holiday so I thought I’d reminisce with a blog post on what we got up to.

We stayed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA which was absolutely beautiful. They had a gorgeous swimming pool with sauna and hot tub, as well as a large gym. The hotel itself is known for being the early home to the Academy Award Ceremony for the Oscars. The interior was stunning and staff were so friendly.

We had some amazing day trips and all were easy to get to by Uber. Our day trips included visiting Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Hollywood sign, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Santa Monica, Laguna beach, Venice Beach and so much more. We also watched the LA Galaxy play as well as watching the LA Lakers win against Miami Heat!

During our last week in LA I spent a morning visiting Too Faced Cosmetics HQ. It was like heaven and was such an amazing opportunity.

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Here are just a few photos from our holiday:

 

Reality soon hit us and now we’re back in the UK preparing ourselves for Summer! Anyone who is planning a trip to LA, please get in touch and I’d be happy to provide you with any recommendations and tips that you might need 🙂

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