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Winter City Break in Prague with Jet2holidays

Charles Bridge Prague

Prague, the city of a long-standing history and beautiful architecture. A place that I never visited before but had many expectations, all by the exceeded and more! It was absolutely amazing to experience Prague right ahead of Christmas and it really helped put me in a very festive mood.

We travelled with Jet2holidays had a really packed itinerary that I wanted to share with you in case you were wondering where to go and what to do in Prague and most importantly what to expect.

Getting there

There is a vast choice of Prague flights every day from the UK. We flu with Jet2 from Manchester and the flight took less than 2 hours. You can beat that feeling of being able to experience amazing European culture and history at your fingertips. Flying to Europe from the UK is so convenient and budget friendly that if you ever feel stuck in the rut, you can pop over to one of the neighbouring countries and feel extremely inspired and cultured. Prague is so rich in history, culture and art that it made me so excited to visit again in spring.

Where to Stay 

Occidental Praha Wilson was the hotel of choice via Jet2citybreaks. Located in the business centre of Prague the hotel provides a perfect base especially if you like exploring on foot. The city centre is only 2km away so you can walk to the Christmas Market with 15 minutes. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and shops and if you are into shopping, this is a perfect location.

What to see 

You can start your trip with a visit to Strahov monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Czech Republic and home to the incredible Baroque Strahov Library. The Strahov Library holds large collection of medieval manuscripts, maps and globes. Even Mozart himself visited in 1787 and improvised on the organ in the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady.

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Prague Castle complex should definitely be on your list especially if you are visiting Prague for the first time. This is the largest inhabited castle complex in the entire world covering the area of 45 hectares. historical palaces, cathedral, fortification buildings and gardens. It also offers the most beautiful panoramic views of the Prague city. Alit it hosts one of the most popular Christmas markets in town, which was one of the main reasons of our visit.

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From here walk down to Mala Strana, the most picturesque Prague neighbourhood. Male Strana is also called Lesser Town offering the views of the Vitava river into the old town. You can come here for the large variety of restaurants and traditional pubs nestled within its narrow streets. You will also find John Lenon Wall here which is a very big tourist attraction in Prague. The wall is located on the Kampa island which has been declared the second most beautiful city island in the world by VirtualTourist.

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Few minutes walk from the John Lenon Wall is the Charles Bridge that leads into the old town. This is Prague’s oldest bridge holding fortifies towers on each end. The bridge contains 30 Baroque sculptures and sculptural groups placed on the balustrade was named after the Czech king Charles IV who had it built in the 14th century. The rumour has it that the bridge is haunted because of the events that took place in 1621. During the time of a Bohemian uprising against the then ruling power, the Hapsburg dynasty, 27 leaders of the revolt had their severed heads displayed on the tower on the bridge’s Old Town side. Apparently, they haunt the bridge now. The versions of the display are actually replicas of the 17th century originals put up during the 60s. These statues really add the extra charm to the bridge and this is definitely a must visit spot in Prague regardless of how many times you’ve visited before.

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A few minutes on foot from the bridge is the Old Town Square and the Old Town Hall tower which is 70 meters tall and offers 360° views. Here you can see the most beautiful panoramic views of the city as well as the Christmas market. The oldest part of the complex consists of a beautiful Gothic tower with the famous astronomical clock.

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Aside of beautiful architecture and historical important areas, the art scene of the city truly exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend a trip to Holešovice & Letná, Prague’s hip art district. The National Gallery’s modern art collection, highlighting the most famous works (Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, etc.) in the Veletrzni palac (Trade Fair Palace). The impressive Trade Fair Palace is one of the first functionalist buildings in Europe. The interior is considered to be one of the most elegant spaces of the Czech modern architecture. Today, the palace houses the National Gallery’s collections of modern and contemporary art. The exhibitions taking place are really cool, hip and current with a raw edge.

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The next stop on our art exploration plan was the visit to Dox Centre for Contemporary Art. This is a multifunctional space for presenting international and Czech art, architecture and design in a renovated complex of industrial buildings from the 19th century. DOX is considered to be a dynamic cultural platform and an arena for confronting varying approaches and trends. Visit to Vnitroblock, a multi-functional centre which combines a design store, café, gallery, dance studio and an underground cinema. One of the exhibitions that really stood out for me is The Hard Times, set up as a gym showcasing the hard times that our world currently faces.

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After the Dox, we travelled to Karlín, an up-and-coming neighbourhood, with a blend of restored historical residential and industrial architecture and modern development. We walked up to scenic spot National Memorial on Vítkov Hill, which really offered beautiful views of the city. The National Memorial was bulit in honour of the Czechoslovak legionaries. The bronze statue of the Hussite leader Jan Zizka is one of the biggest equestrian statues in the world.

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Where to dine 

Prague food scene is quite vast and you will find yourself spoilt for choice. Expect local cuisine with a modern twist. Very delicious indeed. Here is the selection of restaurants we dined at that I can recommend.

Café Savoy, Vitezna 124/5, Prague 1

Kuchyň, Hradcanske nam. 186/1, Prague 1,

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Restaurant Speciál, Hastalska 12, Prague 1

The Eatery, U Uranie 18, Prague 7

Eska, Pernerova 49, Prague 8

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We had a guide that really showed us so much in a couple of days and I can recommend Mrs Eva Vondrusová enough. The number for Eva is +420 602 618 354

I hope you enjoyed this post. I worked in collaboration with Jet2 and Chezh Tourism Board to deliver this content to you.

Tania xxx

Personal Diary

3 ways to be more extra this Christmas

3 ways to be more extra this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are wondering what is the perfect gift we should get for our loved ones. Most of us start the year with a promise that this year our Christmas gift list will be planned early, of course, with gifts sourced way ahead of time. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for a lot of people!

But the good news is, I did somehow manage to get most of my gifts by the time December came around. And it’s good news for you too because I’ve got the inside scoop for those who are just starting to plan! I spent the weekend wrapping gifts and I know that this can be a daunting task. So I wanted to share some advice on how to making it a little more fun! Why not be a little more extra this Christmas? After all it’s the festive season – let’s make it fun!

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Firstly pick a stylish gift to wrap. My go to choice is Haig Club Clubman – it’s a super versatile gift, especially as it comes in such a stylish bottle. I gifted Haig Club last year (see more here), and my family were extremely happy to enjoy it over the Christmas holidays. This year I also decided to be a little more extra and cheekily get myself a bottle too so I can enjoy a cocktail whilst I wrap my presents. Tis the season and all! Our tree is all up, decorated, and ready with pressies underneath it. And I can tell you it’s way more fun with a drink in hand! Haig Club Clubman mixed with ginger ale is my go to this pre Christmas season – but I do think I’ll be mixing it up with different mixers over the holidays.

Mix your favourite Christmas classic tunes with modern jams to give your Christmas playlist an extra edge. Have a little dance so you can make your chores such as gift wrapping more fun! Not to mention the cocktail you previously made for yourself…!

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Wear something cute and comfy that makes you feel like Christmas everyday! I opted for a jumper dress but festive pjs are my favourite too. I felt a little more festive enjoying my drink whilst I wrapped my presents in a cosy jumper dress. I also like to invite my friends over and make a gift wrapping party – isn’t wrapping more fun when you do it with your best friends? (PS just make sure you wrap their presents separately so you don’t spoil the surprise for them!)

I really love giving Haig Club Clubman to my friends and family as the bottle is so chic and easy to wrap. Also its so smooth and delicious and it goes well with any mixer. My favourite in recent times is ginger ale but you can try and stay traditional and mix it with cola.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Do let me know your gift wrapping traditions? I would love to know.
Tania xxx

Fashion

Favourite current fall fashion trends

Favourite current fall fashion trends

It’s official the clocks have moved forward and with that comes colder days and a need to wrap up. I wanted to share some of my favourite looks that I wore in the past month or so. These books fall under my favourite current fall fashion trends including animal prints, cosy knits and rich browns and burgundies.

Animal Prints

Current favourite fall fashion trends, animal prints returned with a boom this year. You can find everything from different coloured snakeskins to cheetah prints in most stores. Retailers have spoiled us for choice this season and I picked a few looks below that you may like. I’m using rewardStyle links for most of the items so make sure your ad block is off to view.

My favourite thins about the animal print trend is that is very versatile and it takes a boring look to another level. You can style in so many different ways and you can see how this snakeskin shorts really helped me step up a boring black top and boots look. I also love midi skirts in animal print as you can add your favourite knit and sneakers for a cute weekend choice.

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Cosy Knits and Western Boots

Ok, this is hardly a trend but honestly cosy knits get me excited for fall the most. Nothing feels nicer as a nice wool blend sweater on a cold day. &other Stories have some amazing options available this season so does Mango and Zara. I have opted for natural beige colours and dark browns for their versatility purposes.

Since I travel so much packing knits requires so much space so I wanted to buy items that I can pair up with pretty much anything. I love adding my new pair of western booties to most of my fall looks. Swapping between jeans, skirt and shorts whilst alternating my knits can be a good way to avoid I have nothing to wear morning syndrome. I really started believing more in having few season staple pieces that I can style for different looks and my cosy knits are definitely a number one choice.

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Rich Browns

Once the fall is here, we naturally opt for darker colours to match our moods. I’m obsessed with rich browns and burgundies and I include these colours in most of my looks. I have picked the cosiest dark brown knit from Stories that I paired with a dark brown skirt and white boots. This has become my favourite look this fall. The second favourite that’s more date and or a night out appropriate is my burgundy Majorelle dress from Revolve that is extremely flattering.

If you prefer wearing lighter colours then you can incorporate rich browns in your outwear. For example, my blazer is predominantly burgundy but its still light enough to wear with both lighter and darker options.

What is your favourite look and trend this season? Are you excited for colder days?

Tania xxx

Travel

Visiting Orlando – Getting there and Where to Stay

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

As I have just recently returned from a trip to Orlando, I wanted to share a few details with you about getting there and where we stayed. As you can imagine visiting the Disney World is a long-term dream so I captured so much content that it may be the easiest to split this adventure into 2 posts. I wanted to cover as much information about visiting Orlando as possible so if you are in your research phase, you will be able to make a better decision.

Getting there

Orlando is located in Central Florida and it has a population of 2.8m. The City is so green and luscious and also known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” with over 72m  visitors in 2016. British Airways flies to Orlando all year around and a journey is on average 9 hours with a direct flight with a 5 hours time difference. Orlando is one of those places with a good weather all year around making it easier to plan your trips especially if you are planning for the entire family. BA offers hotel and a flight package that starts as little as £403pp per 7 nights making it suitable for any budget.

We flew BA business class with truly allowed us so much comfort and we entirely avoided the jet lag. Flying business class is an experience in itself and it was amazing to start our journey with a delicious breakfast the BA Business Lounge at the Gatwick Airport. We had some coffee, croissants and fruit whilst catching up on all the things that we planned to do in the upcoming week. Once on board, we were able to fully relax in a reclined seat that turned into a bed allowing me to pretty much sleep most of my flight. Well at least after I enjoyed a three-course meal paired with a couple of glasses of champagne and a favourite Disney films.

We landed fully rested and fresh and ready for our adventure.

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Transportation

As we arrived at around 5 pm, it. took us about an hour to pass the immigration as Orlando is a really busy airport. The best way to get around the city is to hire a car. We picked ours at the airport where at the clerk at Avis upgraded us to a red Mustang for an extra $20 which was such a bargain. This really got us in a great mood as I always wanted to take photos in a Mustang especially as I’m obsessed with road trips.

Driving around Orlando is so easy and the roads and quite wide and seemed pretty much brand new. The traffic wasn’t much of an issue either as we never waited longer than 10 minutes in traffic. Everything is so well signposted and with a help of google maps, you can be set for the easiest drive ever especially if you come from London.

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Stay

We stayed at the Four Seasons which is the largest Four Seasons resort in the world. Our hotel was an approx 30-minute drive from the airport and set in a gated community making it really secluded and perfect for families. Four Season Orlando is also knowns as the Walt Disney World Resort surrounded by a large pool complex and a lake. It’s so easy to relax by the pool which is split into the adult side and a larger side known as the Explorer Island specially designed for children.

There are quite a few restaurants in the complex but our favourite was the rooftop steakhouse Cappa which was a perfect spot to watch Dinsey World fireworks in the evening. The resort offers free bus rides to the Disney Wolrd resorts and it’s only a short 15 mins ride away. If you truly want to maximise on the time and really explore all the Disney World offerings in the most luxurious and comfortable setting then Four Seasons is the best choice.

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We decided to dedicate some time to relax at their spa and have an hour-long deep tissue massage to help us truly reach another level of chill. We followed up with an hour in the hot tub and relaxation area that came with a cheeky glass of Prosecco.

Our stay at the Four Season Orlando was wonderful and the service was immaculate. You can find more information about the areas within the resort including the Explorer Island here. I have also taken quite a few photos to show you space and the atmosphere as much as possible.

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Weather

The weather in Orlando is pretty much summer all year round with a subtropical climate. It was over 30C  every day on our trip which was the middle of October. The temperature is on average 24C or 75F. I did feel it was quite humid with a very high chance of thunderstorms. I would also recommend checking for the hurricanes when planning your trip. The coolest month should be January.

I hope you find this post helpful and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Tania xxx

Travel

Summer in Los Angeles – what have I learned

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I have finally decided to live out my long-term dream and move to Los Angeles for the summer. I had no expectations, no plans and just decided to give myself some time to go with the flow and say yes to most things that come my way.

I wanted to explore a real life in Los Angeles and live it through people I met along the way. I also wanted to keep it as real as possible as I always sensed that there is so much more to Los Angeles than Hollywood and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to live it. As I live in East London, I moved to the Echo Park which is East LA as I wanted to stay as close to home as possible by keeping the vibe similar.

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Areas

Living in Echo Park really opened my eyes to what the true LA vibe is as East LA is a home to so many creatives that made the place really popular. Silverlake was my favourite go-to for a night out as well as eating out and it really reminded me of Shoreditch.

Being in East LA naturally, I spent a bunch of my time in DTLA as it was less than 2 miles away and a mere $3 Uber ride. My gym and Wholefoods were down this way so it was nice to be so close to the city and easier to run errands especially as I don’t drive. I loved the DTLA as it really showed such contrast to what people expect from LA (or shall I say Hollywood)! It really baffled me how can such an amazing city that aspired so many dreams can have this massive gap between rich and poor. Homeless people here are nice and friendly except where they are really high or drunk which is the reason for a large amount of them living on the streets. Best to stay out the way and not engage much but I do really encourage not judging them as we don’t know what most of them went through. It made me feel so grateful to know that we in the UK have such good security net and a large amount of support should God forbid, we ever find ourselves in such an unfortunate situation.

People don’t cross much between areas in Los Angeles which I found very surprising. You make a choice of where to live and you pretty much stay there the entire time. People from London tend to love Santa Monica and Venice and as much as I love the beach and being close to the ocean, these areas were so busy with tourists that I really wanted to stay away from those areas.

Hollywood is the same, very busy and touristy but we did make an occasional trip to it for the sake of a good cocktail. I didn’t enjoy spending much time on this side and the same goes for the Beverly Hills but I’m not going to lie, it was nice to visit and take a stroll down the Rodeo Drive. This really helps me raise a bar and dream bigger especially as I got myself to a place where I’m able to live my dream. I did this by myself and no help by anyone apart from friends helping me snap photos along the way.

I haven’t explored many other sides to Los Angeles but I will try and spend some time with my friend that lives in South Central LA on my next visit which is hopefully next month.

Moving around

If you don’t drive Uber and Lyft is the best way to get around the city. Off-peak times come with a really cheap fare uber to Hollywood from Echo Park was around $5. Renting a car comes with a lot of responsibilities including insurance and parking costs and if you want to go out and enjoy yourself, you will have to add Uber costs on top of that. So really uber and lyft are your best options and you will probably save some money too. Public transport is existent but not so many people use it. I wanted to get on a bus a few times but they tun every 20minutes and I just didn’t want to wait.

Friendships

I met some amazing people in LA and formed long-lasting friendships. People are not scared to be real here and trust me if someone is fake you will be able to tell straight away. I wish I could say the same for people in London but I really want to share this massive misconception that people in LA are fake. It’s probably true to some extent but its really obvious and you can make a conscious decision not to engage. I met some great people in this city and they really made it special for me. They go off the vibe you give and truly they are some of the friendliest people in the world. I miss my LA friends every day and can’t wait to visit them soon.

Dating

I wish I could say the same thing for LA boys who let me tell you are smooth in their game. They wine and dine you, take you out on their motorbikes to chase the sunsets down the Mullholand drive and always open the door for you. I dated some real gentleman in LA and had very interesting conversations. Unfortunately, its just an act as most want a girlfriend experience without much emotional availability. London is quite opposite where boys are emotionally unavailable and hard work and in most cases, won’t even buy you a drink. At least you know what you’re getting yourself into wheres LA is more of an emotional trap and if you are not strong as a female and ready to stand up for yourself well you may end up hurt. I can say I truly enjoyed the dating process but it barely passed the 3 date mark as, as soon you realise the level of shallowness present, you kinda feel not into it much and ready for the next.  Regardless its more fun to date in LA as guys try harder than in London which makes it more fun for us. Its also way easier to meet people on a night out so you have so many more options when it comes picking a right fit to see again. LA boys are cute although London boys have more style however it all boils down to your personal preference.

Going out

LA is fun but way more mellow than London. Alchocol is not served past 1AM is and in most cased before. Everything shuts early and if you are not into warehouse afterparties or people houses, then your options are limited. In London, we party harder and have so many more options available to us! I suppose everyone is stoned in LA since weed is legal so they can’t be bothered to come up with many party concepts since sitting on the sofa may seem more fun. I truly enjoyed bar hopping in Silverlake and it was kinda nice not to suffer from severe hangovers like I do when I go out in London. I went out every day so this mellow drinking really suited me.

Some of my favourite bars are Cafe Stella, Mohawk Bend, Cha Cha Lounge, 1642 (date night), Bar Bandini, El Prado (date night).

Favourite restaurants and brunch spots include Sage, Kismet, Botanica, Sawyer, Ostrich Farm, Simone, Preux & Proper, Manuela, and my favourite Italian food spot Speranza.

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Costs

LA is more expensive than London for food and drink. Actually, dining comes out pretty much at the same price excluding gratuity but wine is way more expensive which was a little shocking as Napa Valley is only a few hours away. Groceries were really pricey and of a questionable quality. Once I left a broccoli inside the fridge for over a month and it looked exactly the same as when I got it. The only place that can be trusted is probably Wholefoods. You need to go for organic food at all times and if you like cooking at home your bill will be over $100 weekly for groceries. Despite the fact that Ubers are cheap, you will need to take a few days and it adds up on a monthly.

The weather makes it all worth it just make sure that the place you are staying at has an AC.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as its based on my true experiences on my recent Los Angeles trip which was 2 months long. I will be going back more frequently and will try and deliver more value-add content for you guys. Please feel free to let me know the topics you’d like me to cover in the comments below.

Love you lots.

Tania xxx

London

GQ Men of The Year Afterparty with Haig Club

Having worked with Haig Club over the past year, I was so excited when they invited me to join them for an evening out to toast the GQ Men of the Year. This is a huge event in the London calendar with many celebrity guests attending and I felt so grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend the after party with my favourite bloggers.

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Welcome back to London Drinks at cloudM Bar

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Nothing feels as good as seeing London from an amazing rooftop especially if it involves cocktails. I missed London so I welcomed the opportunity to have drinks at cloudM Bar at the citizenM hotel with open arms. I met up with Emily around 6.30 at the hotel lobby and off we went to grab a drink up on the rooftop which was a great place for us to catch up and meet some of the other amazing people from the industry.

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A British welcome home party with Gordon’s Pink Spritz

A very British welcome home party with Gordon’s Pink Spritz

The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back to, especially when your family welcomes you back with a very British garden party with Gordon’s Pink Spritz.

Having spent the last couple of months in LA, I couldn’t help but feel homesick so when my sister surprised me with a garden party, I was so glad to be back and all of my jet lag suddenly disappeared.

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What I learned from my solo Greece travel

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A few months ago an idea of a solo Greece travel adventure popped to my head, pretty much out of nowhere. I’ve only been out on a solo adventure to LA and I was meeting friends there so it was hard to compare the two. Its safe to say I craved an adventure that was 100% out of my comfort zone so I settled for a solo Greece travel and here is what I’ve learned.

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What to do in London this summer

Rekorderling Bar Southbank London

London offers so much that one will never run out of things to do in the city and the Underbelly Festival Southbank is one of my most recent outings. Taking the amount of fun we had into consideration, I had to share it with you guys as a must visit the festival in London this summer.

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Fashion

Favourite way to spend a weekend in London

Pink Sundress

As you know I travel a lot so when I’m in London I like to go to some of my favourite places with friends. I like to do things that make me happy and even though I don’t sometimes feel like leaving my area, I love when I get myself out to explore one of my favourite cities in the world.

On weekends especially on Sundays, I love to take myself to the flower market on Columbia Road to buy some fresh flowers for the week. The tip is to come after 3 pm or closer to the closing time as then you can get flowers at such low rate. The Columbia Flower Market is so busy with people all over the world visiting as well as so many locals.

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One of my favourite things to do is to dress for the occasion and I opted for this beautiful pink tropical leaf print linen midi dress from Laura Ashley. The dress is so perfect for a warm weekend as the fabric keeps you cool if it gets too hot out. Its one of my favourite sundresses at the moment and I’m excited to wear it for my upcoming holidays too. It’s very comfortable and of a great quality which makes it so easy to style and wear all day.

I decided to wear my new basket bag as its perfect for the market days. You can’t go wrong with a pair of sandals either and voila you are ready for the day. I love dressing in stylish but comfortable clothes as I think it really is all about how you feel in your clothes. Especially if your clothes can be worn to many different occasions like this Laura Ashely dress.

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I’m really impressed with the summer we are currently having in London as its so nice and warm that all I’ve been wearing more dresses than usual. I love midis for a day and shorter options when I’m out in the evening or away.

What is your favourite look for the weekend and how do you like to spend your weekends?

Tania xxx

 

Featured Personal Diary

How to improve your productivity at home

If you are like me and tend to get stuck in a rut when trying to be productive at home, this post is for you. As a freelancer who frequently travels I’m really fortunate to have an opportunity to switch up my workspace. However, I spend most of my time working from home so I need to make sure that I remain productive as it’s so easy to get into distracted.

This post will help you figure out how to break the rut by refreshing the space you spend most of your time at. Even if you don’t work from home I’m sure we all still tend to feel like we need to occasionally change things up and focusing on details here can really make all the difference to how you feel in your living/work space.

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Desenio PostersHow to improve your productivity at home

Tip 1

To fully refresh your space, decluttering would be the step one when it comes to improving the productivity. The rule of thumb here is if you haven’t used an item in the past 6 months,  you need to let go of it. Decluttering is known to bring the fresh energy to your space having you feel somewhat of a fresh start and this is a great way to set a foundation for your new improved space that will increase your productivity. I’m somewhat of a hoarder so it’s hard for me to let go but every time I do, I find this to help me feel better. I love a fresh start and as soon as I get into decluttering I find it that holding onto the things is really pointless.

Tip 2

The second tip would be to opt for a light color interior scheme and have soothing colors surround you so you can feel more relaxed and able to create better. I spent quite some on Desenio’s website looking for wall art that will fit my mood and help keep me inspired and therefore productive. It’s a good idea to buy things in pairs as this also helps to improve your overall happiness in your space. The best thing about Desenio is that they have an Inspiration page that you can browse to get some ideas about how your new space will look.

Since I’m a big fan of California, I decided to go for Cali vibes at home. I picked 6 pieces featuring palm trees, pop of turquoise with a pool photo and cool girls photographs. I purchased frames with my posters and I opted for gold-coloured frames. I’ve positioned all posters above my desk so my workspace feels so fresh and since living in LA is a big dream of mine,  this tends to help keep me motivated therefore increasing my productivity.

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Tip 3

The last tip is to add a living item to your space aka a plant as this will help you feel motivated to stay productive. Plants and flowers remind us of how beautiful our nature and planet is and you want to look after them. Looking after something keeps you motivated, therefore, increasing your productivity.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post on how to improve your productivity at home by refreshing your space. Since I have partnered up with Desenio they are kind enough to offer you 25% off posters between June 19th and 21st. You can also follow @desenio for more inspiration.

Please see below for details.

Lots of love.

Tania xxx

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This post is in collaboration with Desenio, all the opinions are my own as per usual. x

Travel

3 Days on the Greek Island Tinos

3 Days on the Greek Island Tinos

Having had quite a few hectic weeks in London, I decided its time for some well-deserved chill. So I booked myself tickets to Greece opting for an island hopping in the Cyclades with Tinos being my first destinations. I specifically decided to go to Tinos as I wanted to relax and take it slower at the beginning of my trip.

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Fashion

#revolvearoundtheworld – All of My Looks

Revolve dress

As an ambassador for one of my favorite e-tailers in the world Revolve, I get access to nice perks such as invites to some of their major festivals and events including the Revolve Around the World. Since they are LA-based this was their first time in London which was such the most fun I had in a while.

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