August/September Haul

LONG PRINTED DRESS 49.99 GBP

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Suit Double Breasted Blazer Price: £56.00: Green & Beige

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Off White Straight Jeans Price: £40.00

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ASOS DESIGN button through mini skater dress with tie sleeves £32.00

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 H&M x Ricahrd Allan Patterned satin blouse £17.99

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Richard Allan x H&M V-neck satin blouse £19.99

 

 

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H&M Shirt dress £24.99

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H&M Double-breasted jacket £24.99

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New Look long sleeve wrap midi dress in black polka dot £27.99

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My Guide to Mykonos

Beautiful Mykonos

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Initial TIP:

Whatever you do this summer BOOK travel insurance. I was meant to be going on this trip with my friend, who unfortunately ended up in hospital just before we went. It was really stressful trying to sort everything out, as neither of us had travel insurance. Particularly for her, she lost all her money as well as the trip. I am so glad she is healthy and well now, but it was a big learning curve for us both.

In addition, Mykonos is expensive, particularly compared to other Greek islands, so this is definitely something to be mindful of when researching/booking places.

 

Where we stayed: My Mykonos Hotel
We booked our hotel and flights with lastminute.com. I’ll be honest, I have never really used websites like this before, but it worked out great. Only a year old, the hotel was incredible. A small, boutique hotel within walking distance of the main town, it was absolutely stunning. We had bed and breakfast included, which suited us perfectly as it meant we would just have dinner in the evenings and snack throughout the day. The hotel is right beside a supermarket which is handy to grab any drinks/snacks.
Location – so according to google maps, the hotel was 1-1.5km from the main town, which was definitely the case, however it was on a hill. This meant the walk down was quite long and steep (15/20 mins.) It is fine if you have the right shoes on and definitely ask the locals for the alternative route, which avoids the main road.
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Taxis:
There are taxis on the island, although not many, so keep an eye out for local taxi ranks and if you can get hold of a taxi company’s card that’s always handy to have, as you can contact them directly.
Taxis are expensive (not for local locations) in particular if you want to go to the other side of the island etc (25/30 euro each way.)
Restaurants:
We had a done a good bit of research before we went to Mykonos on all things food and restaurants. Because we were only there for 5 days we could only try so much, so below (with pictures) are the places we tried. I have also included places we didn’t get a chance to try but come highly recommended:
Other:
Hippie Fish
Scorpios Mykonos
Bowl (breakfast spot)
Joanna’s Nikos Place Taverna
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Nobu
Kiki’s Tavern
Mamalouka
Bill and Coo
Interni
M-Eating
Kastros:
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Nautilus:
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Spilia:
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180 Degrees Sunset Bar:
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April/May Haul

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MID-RISE CULOTTE JEANS DETAILS 19.99 GBP

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PRINTED PEPLUM SHIRT DETAILS12.99 GBP (on SALE)

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CROPPED TROUSERS DETAILS 25.99 GBP : Comes in other colours too

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FLORAL PRINT DRESS DETAILS 29.99 GBP (comes in other colours too)

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LEATHER FLAT SANDALS WITH ANIMAL PRINT STRAPS DETAILS £29.99 GBP

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Veja Trainers £129.99

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BERSHKA Cropped mid waist straight-leg jeans £13.99-£19.99

MANGO Flowy pleat shorts £29.99

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H&M Round sunglasses £6.99

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Recent Reads

I have have never been a big reader. Even as a child, reading was a chore and I envied all of the other kids, who enjoyed spending hours delving into different books.

However with age, I have pushed myself to read more, and more importantly to read books I am genuinely interested in. I am definitely one of those people who is glued to her phone, so taking time to remove myself from screen time is very important. 

To start my journey, last Christmas I invested in a kindle! For those who have either long or tedious commutes, I would highly recommend investing in one of these. They are so handy and slip into your handbag, without the bulk of a normal book. 

So here are the books I have either read or am reading at the moment and would recommend:

 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morries & The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey:

Okay I have a slight fascination with the Holocaust (bizarre I know) but both of these books are a great read and based on true stories. I think I prefer for the former to the latter, in terms of the storyline and the way it is written. It reads a lot more like a novel than ‘The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz.’

 

 

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight:

So I havnt finished this book just yet, but if you are in the mood for a bit of life inspiration, and self-reflection then this is the book for you. Warning: it says ‘fuck’ a lot! This hilarious and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame and guilt – and give your f**ks to people and things that make you happy instead!

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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg:

This woman is my new favourite, leading lady! COO of Facebook, Sheryl draws on the realities of women in the workplace and how altough we are making progress, we still have a long way to go! Sherly highlights situations and attitudes in the workplace, that not only do we take for granted, but that we don’t even realise are situations of ineuality. This is an important read for both men and women, so that we can begin the move forwards towards equality! An eye-opening read I would highly recommend! 

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A lighter read! Sleeping Arrangements by Sophie Kinsella

I love Sophie Kinsella for a light, holiday read! Her books are easy reads with a light storyline. ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ is one of the most recent book of hers I have read, but overall her books are a great go-to for an easy, holiday read!

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March & April London Restaurant Picks

Because of 3 weeks of travel in March, I have decided to combine my March and April London Restaurant Picks! Looking back there has actually been quite a few new spots I have tried over the last number of weeks! Here are my top picks:

 

The Locals Café

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Lina Stores:

A pasta haven in Leicester Square

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MilkTeeth in Tooting Broadway

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José on Bermondsey Street

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Mud in Tooting Broadway

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Mugen in Farringdon

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MUD (oldie but a goodie) in Tooting Broadway
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Brew in Clapham Junction

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Artusi in Peckham

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Maltby Street Market near London Bridge

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