Sunday, 25 June 2017

Blogger Picks | May #3

May Blogger Picks 19
Caitlin | Southern Curls & Pearls - We're Engaged! + How Chris Proposed
Louise | Front Roe - Bridal 101: How To Choose Your Wedding Dress
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Sophie | Popcorn & Glitter - Film Event: MCM London Comic Con 2017
Kate | Kate La Vie - 10 Things I've Learned Planning A Wedding
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Rachel | Pink Peonies - Strolling
Shannon | For The Love - We Have An Answer {Charlie Update}
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Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Marriage Advice From Real Couples
Rose | The Londoner - Amsterdam's Red Light District
May Blogger Picks 23
Emma | Career Girl Daily - How To Bounce Back From A Slip Up At Work
Rose | The Londoner - Fields of Gold, Norfolk
May Blogger Picks 24
Rachel - Pink Peonies - Beach Day -
These pictures are absolutely hilarious!
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Becky | Milk Bubble Tea - Post Cards From Gorgeous Gran Canaria!
Angelica | Angelica Blick - Blue Skies
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Rachel | Pink Peonies - Happy Birthday To My Isla Rose...
Amy | Straight A Style - Ivy Jean - 6 Month Update + Family Photos
May Blogger Picks 27
Lauren | By Lauren M - Summer Mommy Daughter Style - Chambray Dresses
Daniela | Nany's Klozet - Not A Taboo: My Miscarriage Story
May Blogger Picks 28
Angelica | Angelica Blick - Kimono & Lady In Red
May Blogger Picks 29
Caitlin | Southern Curls & Pearls - To Infinity and Beyond
Naomi | Love Taza - Happy 5th Birthday, Samson Rex

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Travel | Barcelona - Part Two


At around 2pm we headed back down to La Rambla for a look around the La Boqueria Market. We didn't actually do anything in the morning, the girls just take ages to get ready.

The market was absolutely fantastic! It was full of stalls selling fresh fish, meat, vegetables, dried and fresh fruit that you could make into a juice! There were also quite a few small tapas restaurants inside the market but it was way too packed for me to even consider eating there.

I really wish that we could have brought a few prawns to cook back at the apartment and we were all amazed at the crab for only €4!
Maybe next time!
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For lunch we headed back to Taller de Tapas (you can tell we're loving this place). The first time we visited we all had margarita's (that quickly went straight to our heads) so this time I decided on a Caipiroska de Fresa which was absolutely heavenly.
That drink also went straight to my head as the alcohol was masked by the sweetness of the drink! Just how I like it.

After lunch/dinner we walked down to one end of La Rambla and had a look at the stalls which is where we discovered these amazing miniature instruments from KosmoArte. I bought a little something for Father's day but I wish I had bought a few more pieces. I may have to buy some online or book another trip to Barcelona!

We headed back to our apartment where Ruby cooked us couscous for dinner, which was a first for both my sister and I.
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I felt quite down on day 4 and couldn't wait to go back home, but luckily we had a very chilled day watching films before we finally decided to head out for dinner.

Earlier in the day the other girls we were staying with headed to a restaurant Flamant for lunch which is where we decided to go for dinner. We had a quick look at the menu and decided we should go there for dinner.
Unfortunately when we got there we realised the place wouldn't be open for dinner for another hour, so we took a long stroll around the area where we found a place called Soda Bus where we sat down for a cocktail.

I ordered a candy mango drink which came in a brown paper bag! We thought she made a mistake and had brought us food until she pulled out the glass filled with ice and fruit, a bottle with the cocktail and a shot glass of dry ice!

Definitely wish I could have tried more cocktails there.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Travel | Barcelona - Part One


Our holiday started with a long journey back from our cousins wedding in Sudbury to our house in London, where we grabbed our suitcases and hopped on the train to London Liverpool Street station.
My sister, Venessa and I met up with my best friend, Ruby, and we all jumped on the Stanstead Express to the airport.

I booked us a private transfer so when we landed at around 7pm we grabbed our bags and find our driver who took us to our apartment, EnjoyBCN Gaudi where we stayed with 3 of my sisters friends.
We got changed and then headed straight out to dinner, to a restaurant called Tapas 24. I didn't take any pictures on our first night so I'll start with what we got up to on our first full day.
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We were seconds from the Sagrada Familia, so every day as we headed to the metro we were greeted by this magnificent sight that we constantly took pictures of.
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My gorgeous sister in the yellow dress and my best friend in the playsuit!!!

Our first day started with a trip to Primavera Sound festival so my sister could collect her wristband before heading down to La Rambla, a tree-lined street full of shops, stalls and restaurants.

Almost every (if not every) restaurant has someone outside to try and persuade you to eat in that particular restaurant so it was a little overwhelming at times, but then we spotted one small restaurant called Taller de Tapas and after a quick glance at the menu we decided this was the place to eat.

It was my first time having tapas and I absolutely loved it. I had grilled prawns with extra virgin olive oil and Maldon salt, grilled chicken kebab marinated with herbs and spices and patatas bravas which is fried potatoes! The prices were very good, the food and atmosphere were great and the mojitos were strong! If you're planning a visit to Barcelona I would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant.

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We spent a few hours by the pool on the roof on our second day, well when I say we I really mean everyone else. I don't sunbathe ever, so whenever I'm by the pool or on the beach when on holiday you can find me on sun lounger under an umbrella.

Unfortunately there were no umbrella's here so I ended up sitting by myself in the shade on the other side of the pool, before I gave up and headed inside because it was way too hot.

The pool itself was nothing to write home up (I forgot to take pictures but you can see them on the EnjoyBCN Gaudi link above), it is very small and there were only 5 sunbeds.

We then went for a walk down the streets by the apartment where we found this cute little chocolate shop (I forgot to get the name of it) that had all kinds of sweet treats before we headed back to the apartment to get the rest of the girls so we could head to dinner.
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Venessa, Ruby and I ended up at a restaurant called Bacoa near Barceloneta (right by the beach!) while the others ate nearby at a place called Salamanca.

We loved Bacoa! We had to take a menu and tick what meat we wanted, if you wanted a bun, style of chips, extras like bacon and cheese and what drink you wanted. You can find the menu here: Bacoa Burger Menu
All three of us had something different. Ruby had the Gran Vegano burger, Venessa had the Suiza burger and I had the Pollo burger. Venessa and Ruby were also obsessed with the €2 cups of wine.

On the way back to the metro one of the girls went to a shop called Eyescream and Friends and got that incredibly cool ice cream!

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Film | In the Cinema - June #2

June 16th

Gifted - Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
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Rock Dog - When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leave home to fulfil his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Churchill - A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day.

June 20th

Once Upon A Time In Venice - A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog

June 22nd

Transformers: The Last Knight - Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

June 23rd

The Book of Henry - Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives.

Hampstead - An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

June 28th

Baby Driver - After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
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June 30th

A Man Called Ove - Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops whit his boisterous new neighbours.

The House - A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and wife spend their daughter's college fund.

Alone in Berlin - Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting "the threat".

All Eyez On Me - Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Despicable Me 3 - Gru meets his twin brother Dru he never knew about.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Blogger Picks | May #2

May Blogger Picks 9
Joëlle | La Petite Noob - OOTD - How I'm Pulling Out of My Rut
Debs | Bang On Style - My Alternative Wedding Guest Outfit
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Rachel | Pink Peonies - Caramel Love - I also love this black shirt dress!
Emily | Ivory Lane - Big Announcement
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Tieghan | Halfed Baked Harvest - Frozen Watermelon Rosé Sangria Slushies - I love watermelon so I definitely have to try this!
Emily | Cupcakes & Cashmere - The Fruit Salad You Need To Serve At Your Next Party
May Blogger Picks 12
Carrie | Wish Wish Wish - Wish Wish Wish Is Nine
Geneva | A Pair & A Spare - Lessons From 7 Years of Blogging
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Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - {Vacation Wear} Floral Romper
Amy | The Little Magpie - Dressing Up This Summer With Selfridges
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Krystin | Suburban Faux Pas - Wedding Guest
Julia | Gal Meets Glam - Jasmine Season
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Louise | Sprinkle of Glitter - An Update Before An Update
Wendy | Wendy's Lookbook - Running Away :: The Hardest Holiday & My Heart
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Blair | Atlantic Pacific - In Tokyo With Mikimoto - Everything about this dress is just perfect!
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Amalfi
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Rachel | Pink Peonies - Pink With A Little Sparkle & Happy Memorial Day
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Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Black and White
Lucy | Lulutrixabelle - Fluffy The Label - SS17 Launch

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