Copenhagen

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For Easter a friend and I bought a last minute ticket to Copenhagen. It has been on my visit list FOREVER and it was great to finally get over there and experience a bit of Scandinavian culture!

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We visited most of the key places like the round tower and Nyhavn. I think the highlight was the torve hallerne kobenhavn (the food market). We attempted a walking tour however it wasn’t for us, the tour guide although really knowledgeable was really pretty irritating. We made a quick exit and grabbed a glass of wine instead!

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Mon Amour French restaurant that did AMAZING steak.

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Best Mexican – Condesa. we went for the share tacos with beef, pork and fish. The quality and flavour was amazing. i would seriously recommend to visit if you like Mexican food – book before going!

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The food market where I feast on bread cheese and wine!

 

 

It was a great quick break and everything that I needed!

 

Have you been before? What’s your favourite thing to do in Copenhagen?

A summer holiday

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The count down will be starting as soon as I get back from China/Hong Kong – so be warned!!

New York

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As most of you know I went to New York for Thanks Giving this November. This was the first time back in 4 years. I can’t believe how much I have missed the big city. I was lucky enough to stay with a friend for the whole time that I was there. Going for 10 days meant that we didn’t have to rush to fit everything in.

My favourite experience was ESCAPE ROOM NYC. I was locked in a room with 9 other people and had to find clues, solve problems and work together to get out. There are different experiences to chose from The Office, The Home and The Agency. Tory and I participated in The Office. I wont give anything away incase anyone wants to try it out. I would recommend it to everyone, if you are either a small group joining other people or to go with friends and work colleagues. I felt that I coped under pressure extremely well. My team and I managed to get out the room with 18 seconds to spare, only 22% of groups manage to break out. Do you think you have what it takes?!

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I also visited typical tourist attractions like 9/11 memorial, The top of the Rockefeller and walked the highline. Again these are places which are a must to visit. We were so lucky that the weather was super warm whilst on the highline. The top of the rock was chillier but saw some amazing views.

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We ate at a variety of restaurants hitting up Bubba Gump (of course) Alice’s tea cup which was adorable serving American breakfast’s with a cute twist. It is also a lovely place for afternoon tea. We also ate at Brooklyn Bagel – any other bagel pales at the comparison. I went for the everyday bagel with sundried tomato cream cheese – it was as amazing as it sounds!

Of course I did a huge bunch of shopping too. I will write about this in a separate blog post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time To Celebrate

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As you all might know I go on holiday on Friday, I can’t even explain how excited and nervous I am to fly back to the Big Apple and see old friends. Of course it is time to celebrate, I will be spending my first ever Thanks Giving in America. Fingers crossed to look forward to many many more visits ahead.

Straight after I get back I have a few days in England then heading back to Hong Kong and China for a week. Can you believe how much I have fitted in before Xmas. Most of my blog will be queued. If I don’t get to any of your messages I promise to over the Christmas Break.

I hope for all you Americans you have a lovely Thanks Giving. I can’t WAIT to tell you what shenanigans I get up to. For all those enjoying a drink tonight, raise your glass for me, for a safe journey.

 

 

 

New York for Fall

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I am so excited to share that I am going to New York in the Fall for Thanks Giving. Four years ago I spent 4 and half months in the big city and have missed it everyday since. Due to an amazing promotion I have treated myself to seeing old friends, eating tonns of crazy good American food, and experiencing for the very first Thanks Giving dinner with a very close friend’s family in PA.

I’m saving hard which means eating soup more often than not and putting off getting my winter clothes for as long as possible. Obviously I will need my winter essentials before going to the city. I have been starting a wish list already! I will share in due course.

Have any of you got any super ideas of what I should put onto my list of to do things? I’ve done a lot of the typical touristy things before but I would LOVE to hear any suggestions that you may have!

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I’m hoping to avoid the snow this time! Time has really gone so fast, I can’t wait to be sitting on the airplane on my newest adventure! The countdown starts here…..

What You Would Pack For a Weekend Away

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One of my favourite part of the week is when I get to catch up reading other peoples blogs. I love seeing what others are up to and what is inspiring them. I clicked on one of the blogs to discover TREKAMERICA and to say I am inspired is an understatement.

There is nothing I love more than traveling, equally there is nothing I love more than America. It sounds cheesy I know, but after studying in the big apple I have been itching to go back. Between saving and paying rent I think it will be a little while before I can afford to venture further. This is where TREKAMERICA seems like the perfect opportunity.

tumblr_n0y1f9CKp51r2f6aqo1_500The competition is to write what would you pack for a weekend away. I travel back home and to my boyfriend that I feel that I am a pro at this! It is easy to pack loads try to prepare for every occasion, which at times is essential (birthdays and Christmas) other than that it is being minimal and making the most out of it!

I thought I would break it down to beauty, fashion and extras…

BEAUTY

1. So it is obvious I would take my makeup bag with me… I have recently upgraded size. From traveling here and there a slightly bigger bag is super helpful. Makeup bag essentials for me are: Foundation, Mascara, Liquid eyeliner, borw liner and my benifit bronzer.

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When traveling I carry around with me a small tube of NIVA face moisturizer, hand cream, a range of lipsticks (this prepares for most occasions) and false eyelashes – keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming review. I like to take very simple jewelery stuff that I feel goes with most outfits and can transcend from day to night.

When I go places for a long amount of time I love to take proper bath and hair wash, it really makes a difference when missing home having familiar smells is a huge comfort for me.

FASHION

Screen shot 2014-02-13 at 21.03.06Denim is always a great option as it goes with so much, it can be worn with heels and bling for a dressy look or with converse for a practical day of sight seeing and still looking chic (denim dress asos) The grey dress is from Topshop, I have a previous style that I feel so confident in that I think its really essential to keep investing in a shape that you love. This large bag is great too, an amazing statement print which goes with both dresses. A jumper to throw over when the weather is worse than you are expecting. This one is GORGEOUS I love the embellishment and the crop styles are perfect to throw over a dress.

Finally a pair of converse, they are great when you have to do loads of walking, if the weather is hot or cold. I couldn’t live without mine!!

EXTRAS

Ok so my extras are the heaviest items that take up the most of my weekend bag. I take my Ipad as I feel its really easy to carry around, I’m able to read books, play solitaire and write short things for my blog whilst on the train/coach. It is also very portable and can really quickly connect it to my laptop.

I always take my laptop too. As it is just essential for my blogging and skyping. Traveling is very important to me just as much as my family! I do love catching up with movies and uploading pictures.

Adam bought me an amazing camera for my birthday and I love using it, although I don’t feel as if I have pushed it to its full potential – I am sure taking it to America will enable me to do this!! I do try and squeeze a sketchbook somewhere in my suitcase too. I love documenting inspiring fashion moments and it is crazy how many inspiring things in you see in new places!

Is there anything special that you would take? Have you ever been to America?