All posts tagged: Travel

Why The Hiatus?

I have to apologise!  It’s been almost a month since I last wrote something on my site… …So, I’m sorry. It’s been too long and there hasn’t been a day where I haven’t thought about writing. So why has it taken me this long to talk to you guys? Well.. As you all know I went travelling for a month around the U.S (check out previous blog posts) and it was a great time, but I’ve been back for over a month now and my life has changed a lot since I got back. Firstly, I don’t live in London anymore. I had a strong feeling in my gut that I wouldn’t be coming back to my ordinary life. As soon as I got into Gatwick coming from Los Angeles I just knew I wasn’t ready to go back to London. Why? Honestly, I was getting sick of it before I left. The weather, the people, the commute. Everything was grinding my gears and I needed to escape. Now I’m back in Hertfordshire where my …

Habits I Picked Up Whilst Travelling

Finding Time to Read When your budget is small and you can’t afford to go to the MOMA in NYC or shop till you drop on Fifth Avenue… You go to the park and read. As it might be your cheapest option. I found myself reading a lot more whilst travelling because firstly, I had an abundance of time for myself, secondly it was free (if you already have a book) and thirdly I just enjoyed being able to stop, sit-down and take in my surroundings whilst reading a great story. Keeping Up With My Skin-Care Routine There is no excuse for getting sloppy with your skin-care whilst on holiday. You have all the time in the world!!! It also helps to believe in the products you’re using. I took a trip to Glossier the first second I got to New York (read here) and bought a bottle of Milky Jelly Cleanser. The whole experience of buying it directly from the Glossier Penthouse then using it for the first time and being blown away, has made …

Rainbow Smoothie Bowl @ Amazebowls, L.A

If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face I don’t know what will… With a treat so colourful and full of nutrients, I couldn’t help but feel like I fed my soul too. In celebration of Pride month, Amazebowls have created a very beautiful rainbow smoothie bowl and it’s truly delicious… I chose the Dragon Bowl-Z base which contains pitaya (dragon fruit), banana, strawberries, basil, lemon, coconut and pineapples. With rainbow decoration of course. check them out if you’re in the area 🙂 ARTS DISTRICT Located @ One Santa Fe 300 S. Santa Fe. Los Angeles, CA 90013 http://www.amazebowls.com  

Why I Chose To Travel Alone

Fellow lone travellers can agree that there are so many perks to adventuring solo. If you’re on the cusp of taking a solo trip but you have a few doubts, I’m here to reassure you, you’re on the edge of a great thing… 1. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, with whoever you want. That’s right, complete freedom! You can do whatever. you. want. If you want to get up at 4AM to watch the sunrise, nobody’s gonna tell you no. If you want to spend a whole day shopping, you can. If you want to just relax in your hotel all day, you can! It’s completely up to you. It’s up to you whether you want to hang out with others too, if you’re staying in a hostel, you’re going to meet super fun people, so the option to be with people is always there. But if you want to just be on your own, you can. You set the rules! 2. It’s being completely independent. I’ve always been quite an …

Glossier NYC Showroom and Haul

Since I first set foot on American soil, I knew that I needed to visit Glossier… The showroom is set in a Penthouse on Lafayette Street. While there’s hustle and bustle on the streets below, up above there’s a skin-care haven (with air-con) just waiting to be explored… Starting off as an online-only brand, seeing the products in real-life was so exciting! Everything in store is to be tried and tested… Once you’ve decided what you would like, ask one of the reps to write down your order and then take it to over to the cashiers who will pick out your products from their teeny stock room! The showroom itself is immaculate and it was like being in my dream apartment. The staff were super friendly too, they’re the type that will help if you need it, but won’t bother you or pressure you into buying anything. Love! Now, onto the Haul! Milky Jelly Cleanser I’m super intrigued to try this as I’ve heard really great reviews! You use it as a make-up remover …

How To Get This View.. For FREE

The highlight of my trip so far, has not been the cheap but delicious iced-coffee from Dunkin’ Doughnuts. Instead, a view of Manhattan I’ll never forget… Craving an experience I would remember for a lifetime, I starting searching the net for ‘unique views of Manhattan‘ and ‘Things you have to experience when in NYC‘. “I may never be here again” I told myself, I have to soak it all up. So after discovering information online about the Staten Island Ferry, I head straight to Whitehall Street Metro station (I took the W line all the way down from Queens) Then hopped onto the ferry, for free! ‘The Staten Island Ferry is a free passenger ferry shuttle operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. It runs 5.2 miles in New York Harbour between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7.’ If you come to New York, you have to experience this. The feeling of freedom you get being out on the water, the fresh, clean air and getting …