Thursday, 17 September 2015

the art of keeping in touch

15th September - 17th September 2015

What I've learned this week: travelling by train alone is a stressful experience. Especially when you have to changeover. But you know what? It's totally, completely worth it when you spot a familiar face waiting amongst strangers when you arrive at the end of the line.

I recently visited my lovely friend in Brighton. With university looming for us both (aka soon to become poor students unable to afford train fares), and us going to live at opposite ends of the UK, we figured that a catch up session was well needed; and it was so, so lovely.

We've actually known each other for almost eight years, but since I moved to France four years ago, we hadn't had much chance to see each other in person. Despite this, we both made a genuine, albeit sporadic, effort to skype/facetime/facebook video chat one another to have a good ol' chin wag every so often. Thanks to technology (and the odd sending of a letter) we managed to keep our friendship strong. I'm so glad we did. 

Friday, 11 September 2015

my happiness boutique necklace

I'm so excited to be introducing my first ever collaboration post. I've been lucky enough to receive a necklace from Happiness Boutique! I felt so spoiled for choice whilst choosing a necklace to review. They're all beautiful! In addition to their lovely products, Happiness Boutique offers free shipping and a customer rewards program which is worth checking out. Not to mention the lovely packaging! What's not to love?

Monday, 7 September 2015

september sound summary | a playlist

It's been a while since I posted anything music-related to my blog, which sucks. Truth is, I've been making monthly Spotify playlists since February, but I haven't actually blogged about music since March. Say what?! So, this post is a summary of tunes I've been loving recently.

First things first,  can I just mention how much I love Spotify. It is, unashamedly, my holy grail. (Sorry, Taylor.) After using it for the best part of five years, I honestly don't think I could live without it. I'd recommend investing in a Premium account if you listen to music on the go, mainly because you can create offline playlists and the app is so much better than the unpaid one. I'm starting to sound like I'm being paid to write all this but I promise you my love for Spotify is genuine and unsponsored. Ha :)

Ok, back to the focus of this post, which is the playlist I've embedded below. I'd love for you to give it a listen! It's quite an eclectic mix: a few old (but gold) tunes, as well as some jamming recent releases - I do feel we've been spoiled with good music over the past few months. 
the playlist
(finally omg)

playlist lowdown
(because i know it's long i just love all these songs ok)

Friday, 4 September 2015

greece pls

Greece, can you please share some of your beauty?

This summer I enjoyed a fortnight of golden sunsets, glistening seas, salty hair, and gorgeous views in Greece. I can honestly say it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. 

Although a lot of time was spent chilling at the hotel's beach, we also hired a car to visit a few other places on Crete. I definitely think it's important to try and see what lies beyond the walls of your hotel, even if it is gorgeous in itself!