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Cinque Terre with Next

June 14, 2018

Hi guys,

I’m writing this in the airport after the most amazing trip to Cinque Terre with NEXT. Cinque Terre had been on my list forever, so you can imagine how excited I was when NEXT asked me to go along on a press trip with other Irish and UK bloggers. It was the nicest group, which made the experience just one of the best press trips I’ve ever been on.

One thing that I think is really important to know before you go is that Cinque Terre is the name of the region, not a particular place. There are 5 villages along the coast that are considered Cinque Terre.

The roads in this region aren’t the best so most people travel by train and by boat. We flew from London Heathrow into Pisa, from there we got a train to Pisa Central Station and then an intercity train up to Monterosso. The trains are very inexpensive I think they were about €15 per person. It took about 2 and a half/3 hours in total.

The 5 villages in the region are: Monterosso al MareVernazzaCornigliaManarola, and Riomaggiore. We stayed in Monterosso in Hotel Margherita, it was modern, clean and central which was amazing. In terms of that famous Cinque Terre view, Riomaggiore and Manarola have the most famous viewing points. Vernazza Castle (Castello Doria) also had a good view of the colourful houses below – we visited here on our last night.

Where we ate?

First of all, prepare to eat a lot of seafood if you’re visiting, as it’s beside the sea everything is super fresh and tasty!

On our first night we ate dinner in Miky in Monterosso – a fine-dining seafood restaurant. We had a 7 course tasting menu – it was supposed to be 8 courses, but we literally couldn’t eat another course because we were so full haha… always a good sign.

On the second day we cooked our own lunch at the Cinque Terre Cooking school. It was my first ever cooking class and we learned to make sweet bread, stuffed veg, pesto, gnocchi and seabass. It was such a fun, cool experience! I would definitely recommend doing this if you plan on visiting.

That evening we got the train to Vernazza for a gorgeous meal over looking the sea at Ristorante Belforte Vernazza. The views are to die for.

On our last day we finished up by having lunch in Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca which has the most amazing view overlooking Monterosso. Continue Reading…

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My Summer Staples: White Dress

June 6, 2018

Hi guys,

I decided to start a new ‘staples’ series that highlights some of the staples in my wardrobe, shows how I style them and includes similar options for you to buy! I hope you like this new style of blog post- let me know in the comments below if you do 🙂

White dresses are one of my favourite things to wear-especially in the summer. Light, easy to wear and compliments a tan so nicely!

White dresses can be styled casually, as seen below.

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Swimwear

June 5, 2018

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all well. I’m back with my latest shopping post! I have picked out all my favourite swimwear online for all you going away this summer or those brave enough for the Irish Sea!

Swimwear shopping can be tricky and it is important to find a style that you feel comfortable in. As long you as you comfortable in something you will rock it! I like shopping for swimwear online as it allows you to try everything on at home where you are comfortable rather than stripping off in the shops haha. Last year I did a post on finding the right swimwear for your shape, click here to have a look at that if you’re interested.

I have divided this post into one-pieces and bikinis to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Hoping there is something in there to suit everyone 🙂

Happy shopping

Chat soon,

Louise x

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Top picks from Revolve

June 1, 2018

Hi guys,

This week I travelled to London with Revolve. It was such a fun trip! Niamh and Aideen were with me which made the trip extra special and we got to meet so many cool people including Victoria Justice and Olivia Culpo.

The clothes on Revolve are just out of this world and you guys seemed to love the looks I wore over there (I will insert pictures below in case you missed them) so I decided to do a blog post with all my favourite bits from Revolve. There is also great news if you are shopping from Ireland as now all taxes and customs are included in the price and 3-4 day shipping is free if you spend over €80. So glad there are no more customs because it is such a pain when you are caught by them!!

Hope you find something you like and happy shopping. Continue Reading…

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Airport Attire

May 26, 2018

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all well. I am back with a shopping post that has been highly requested from you guys! It is clothes for traveling that are comfortable but still stylish. Lots of you are heading off to fab places this summer and want clothes that are comfortable for traveling and easy to roll up into a suitcase if you are travelling between places too. From chatting to you, I have heard of lots of exciting places you are all going to- from backpacking, inter-railing to a complete relaxation in the sun. If you are traveling to a place I have been, don’t forget I have a travel section on the blog with tips and tricks for all the places I have visited recently 🙂

Hope you all have a fab time away! Also tag me in any pictures you post if you are ever inspired by any of my shopping blog posts and purchased. I’d love to see how you guys styled the pieces.

Chat soon,

Louise x

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Festival Fashion

May 21, 2018

Hi guys,

I’m back with another shopping post and this time it is for festivals! As you may have guessed before Coachella, I love planning outfits for festivals. I feel it is a time that people experiment and push the boundaries with clothes and I love seeing everyone’s different styles at festivals.

In this post I have picked out all my favourite bits online that I think would look fab at festivals. It includes boots, tops, dresses, skirts and of course wellies so whatever your style I hope you find some inspiration from this post.

Hoping I get to meet some of you at festivals in Ireland this year. Which ones are you going to?

Chat soon,

Louise x

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