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.
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.
With summer and hot temperatures here, we often remember to use a generous amount of SPF on our skin to protect it from the harmful UV rays. But how about our hair? I’m excited to share a few summer hair care tips that help me keep my hair healthy and nurtured.
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.
Paros is one of the largest islands in the Cyclades and only an hour away from the popular Mykonos. Unsurprisingly well known for its beautiful beaches and villages it really should be a destination to add to your list if Greek Islands are of interest.
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.
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 dressfrom 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Visiting Switzerland for the first time was quite exciting especially as it was a visit to Luassane, Switzerland’s Olympic capital. Since I went with Lausanne’s tourism board, we managed to get to do all the best things that this beautiful city has to offer.
Having embarked on an Island Hopping mission in Greece for 2 weeks, I thought it would be the most appropriate time to show you What’s In My Beach Bag. I decided to stay near Kalafatis beach in Mykonos as it’s one of the most beautiful beaches on the island so I can properly soak in the sunshine.
Nestled on the South side of the Adriatic sea, Montenegro is truly a hidden gem. Many of us don’t even know where it is but as someone who is from Balkan originally, visiting Montenegro felt like being back home and I really needed to write this post and show you guys this hidden beauty.
There are so many cafes in Paris that in all honesty, you will find yourself spoilt for choice. I’m in love with the Parisian cafes culture and it’s such a perfect way to take a little break and catch up with your friends over some wine and cheese.
Paris is always a good idea as its one of the rare cities in the world that give you that undeniable feeling of inner happiness and love. I just feel like pinching myself each time I see the Eiffel Tower and I just don’t know why because I’ve seen it so many times.
Parisian life is my dream and every opportunity that I have to visit the City of love I take it. This time we stayed in the most central location at Citadines Apart’hotel in Opera. Opera is a favourite area amongst fashionistas due to its well know department stores including Les Galeries Lafayette.
Having spent a few days in Paris with Emily, I came back to London full of love and happiness. It’s true when they say that time is precious so it’s important to surround yourself with people that empower you and help you live life to the best.
I take any chance I get a weekend away in Edinburgh since its one of my favourite cities in the world and I visited it so many time. Each time I try and do something different so on this visit I created a round-up of things I got up to and things that I believe are worth visiting.
I love roaming vintage stores to get that happy feeling when you find that vintage dress that you love. I swear it feels like finding a treasure and I can’t help but wonder, which era it came from and what to occasion was it worn.
As someone who studied in Edinburgh, I take any opportunity to visit again. I believe Edinburgh is such a special city in so many ways and I love exploring it more each time I return. On this visit, I stayed at the Radisson Collection on the Royal Mile and wanted to share my experience with you guys.