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Day 1 in the Seychelles

July 28, 2017

Hello from the Seychelles,

I can safely say after Day 1 that this trip is one I’ll remember forever! I was so busy in the run up to it, that I didn’t have much time to over think it and to get really excited – but oh my god. I have just been blown away in every sense of the word since we arrived.

The hotel, the beauty, the weather, the people… it just makes total sense why everyone calls islands like these paradise.

We’re staying in the beautiful Le Meridien Fishermans Cove on Mahe Island and it’s stunning. Check out my social media to see more. More than the stunning surroundings, I’ve loved the relaxed vibe of the Seychelles more than anything. I would love to live here for a little while to experience their lifestyle. You may have seen from my snapchat (username: lou1409) that I’m here with my best friend and fellow blogger Lauren for the week. We are off to explore the main island of Mahe tomorrow and can’t wait to learn more about the history and culture of the stunning island.

We were lucky enough to have a pool/beach day today to top up our tans, and I was SO HAPPY to launch my competition with Emirates that gives one of you the chance to win a trip just like this for you and a guest (to anywhere Emirates fly)! There is more info on my Instagram if you’re interested. It’s absolutely the BEST prize I’ve ever given away (secretly wishing I could throw my name into the hat a few times haha)

After day 1 of this trip, I can honestly say I haven’t felt so lucky, happy and grateful on a trip. I’m so excited for what the next 6 days of adventure will bring,

Stay tuned on social media for more – and don’t forget to enter the competition 🙂

Lou x

P.S. I’m wearing all PrettyLittleThing in these photos. They have such fab summer bits – shop their swimwear here or else check out the shop section on my website to see what else I picked up from PLT.


This post was sponsored by PrettyLittleThing

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My Top 5 Tips for Packing

July 24, 2017

Hi there,

The sunny weather today was a nice treat to kickstart the week, hopefully some of you got out to enjoy a little of it. I was busy getting myself organised for the Seychelles on Thursday, and thought, with all the travelling I’m doing lately, a blog post with some tips on packing wouldn’t go astray.

It’s something I’m asked about a lot and I suppose the more I travel, the more I learn how to make the dreaded ‘packing’ a little easier for myself.

I have narrowed it down to my top 5 tips for packing and hopefully some of you will find these useful for upcoming holidays 🙂

  1. Make a List

Sometimes I hate the idea of lists, for fear of knowing all the stuff I have left to do, but it really is the best way to get organised for a trip. Between clothes, toiletries, adaptors, chargers, cameras, medicine… and whatever else you may need to get, do or organise before you leave – there is a LOT to remember.

I jot down what I need as I remember in a note on my phone or else in my diary. It’s all worth it when the list is all ticked off and the suitcases are packed and ready to go! Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

Taking a Second

July 20, 2017

Hey there,

I hope you’re all having a good week. My last 2 weeks since finishing work have been crazy with travelling, working, and celebrating. I’ve loved every second and have never seen a fortnight go by so fast in my life but I’m excited for a few days of normality now.

I have a week at home before my next trip (to the SEYCHELLES – ahhhh!) and I’m using this time to take a little breather, sort out my life and really take in how amazing the last while has been (one of my New Years resolutions!) I also have a LOT of outfit planning to do before next week. I love holiday outfits and usually have planned everything I’m going to wear before I go anywhere (otherwise I’d never be able to pack!)  Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

New York New York

July 13, 2017

Hey guys,

As you may have seen on my social media, I spent the last 5 days in New York City and what an amazing week we had!!! With having just finished work last week and it being Gerard’s birthday on Sunday, I couldn’t think of a better place to spend a few days. We literally spent our time eating, drinking, laughing, dancing, sunbathing and catching up with friends – both of our favourite things to do!

New York is without a doubt my favourite city in the world. I spent 3 summers out there before moving out for a year in 2014. I was reminded as soon as we arrived absolutely everything I loved about the city: the lights, the energy, the weather, the people and most importantly, the mindset. I actually got emotional walking around the first day, just remembering all the (mostly) good and (occasional) not so good times I had while living in the city, away from all my family and friends. I grew up a lot in New York and when I left in 2015 I definitely wasn’t ready to go.  Continue Reading…

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Getaway Gorgeous with Kildare Village

July 6, 2017

 

Hey guys,

So as you may or may not have just seen on my Snapchat (username: lou1409) I’M GOING TO NEW YORK TOMORROW!!!! AHHH!!! By far the best surprise I have ever pulled off and I have never been so excited for a trip away with Gerard 🙂

Kildare Village invited me out to pick out some holiday outfits ahead of my travels – and although my wallet can’t quite afford all of these designer brands normally, Kildare Village makes them more attainable with up to 60% off RRP. I love visiting Kildare Village – it’s such a relaxing place to shop and I have the comfort of knowing I’ll always find something amazing at an even better price. I picked up a few fab bits that you will see on my Instagram over the next few weeks but here is a selection of five holiday looks I styled just for fun!

I hope you like them, let me know what you think,

I’m off to finish packing 🙂 Make sure you follow my trip on Snapchat (lou1409) and Instagram (@louisecooney_) I have a feeling it’s gonna be a good one!

Have a great weekend guys,

Lou x

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Shopping: My Favourite Summer Shoes

July 3, 2017

Hi guys,

With holidays well and truly on the brain for most of us in rainy Ireland this summer I thought I would put together a post with some of my favourite shoes for the summer months and for holidays. God knows I have stocked up on a few too many considering most days I could get away with winter shoes haha!

Happy shopping 🙂

Louise x

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