Category Archives: holiday

Monday Morning Pic-Me-Up: Postcards from the seaside

As summer days in the UK seem numbered, I’m dreaming of being back on the beach in Sardinia: see here for more wonderful holiday snaps

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How to… pack your toiletries (Part II)

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post entitled, “How to… pack your toiletries for your hand baggage“. Not long afterwards, I was asked to try out Arm and Hammer’s new battery operated electric toothbrush. Now, it might not … Continue reading

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Have Your Say: Samsonite Cabin Sized Suitcases

There comes a time when it seems only prudent to spend a little more on luggage than one would normally deem to be sensible in the interests of not having a wheel fall off said luggage within hours of embarking … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS: The Sugar and Spice Summer Book Club

This is pretty much how the space beside my bed looks right now – an ever-growing tower of books to read this summer: In fact, apart from the bottom one – Minding Frankie – I have already finished them all … Continue reading

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How to… pack your toiletries bag for your hand baggage

As the cost of flights and add-ons continue to increase – what happened to return flights for £30? Including my checked-in bag?! – more and more of us try to avoid at least some of these costs but trying to … Continue reading

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Holiday Essentials #2

You might have noticed from my recent holiday snaps that another of my holiday essentials are my denim cut-offs. They are so easy to wear and comfortable. Here are my picks from around the internet, for whatever budget you might find … Continue reading

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Holiday Essentials #1

My number one holiday essential has to be, these Havaiana fit sandals: I have worn them literally non-stop since I got them in the post from Spartoo at the beginning of May. I wore them the whole time in Ibiza … Continue reading

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How to… pack a capsule wardrobe for your holidays

I already told you that I basically lived in my Gap vest, H&M denim cut-offs and Havaianas for the whole of the three days we were in Valencia, but did you believe me? Well, if not, here is the proof. … Continue reading

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Alright shortie!

Until a couple of years ago I resolutely refused to wear shorts. I think it had something to do with having always had to wear them on summer holidays as a child and feeling the need, as an adult, to rebel … Continue reading

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Mani of the Week: Boots No 7 in Tangy

This week’s mani is Boots No 7’s Tangy. A gorgeously richly pigmented orange coral colour which is just perfect for the summer and against tanned and pale skins alike. The polish is opaque after one coat and two coats extend … Continue reading

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