Bienvenido a Miami

Fashion, Travel

…the words of good old Will.

Walking along South Beach gives me thrills. The muscle beach, the art deco hotels, the tricked up cars and latin vibes. Take me back…just take me back right now.

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My outfit for the day…Zara top and shorts, Kurt Geiger sandals and a Coach metallic bag.

@ Gianni’s (aka Casa Casuarina), South Beach, Miami

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Le vie est belle

Fashion, Travel

…in beautiful Cannes. A wonderful week in the South of France would not have been complete without a trip to Cannes. We enjoyed an easy dinner in the Vieux Port, followed by cocktails on the beach at Plage CBeach.

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My outfit for the day…French Connection polka dot dress, Carvela Match gold sandals, Burberry lime clutch bag

@ Vieux Port, Cannes, France

Time to hit the beach

Fashion, Travel

Well not quite…

Although not warm enough to swim my lungs appreciated the sea air. I would also like to talk about my snazzy Karrimor running shoes which secretly support my unglamorous flat feet.

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My outfit for the day…Zara black ripped jeans and leopard, Karrimor running shoes, Sweaty Betty grey top

@Pinus Village, Sardinia, Italy

Jai Ho /// What to wear to an Indian wedding

Fashion, Travel

In January I had the great pleasure of attending the most spectacular Indian wedding in New Delhi. Of course the question that plagued me for weeks before the trip was what on earth do I wear?? This is where I landed up…

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Engagement party – I wore a beautiful gold, purple and pink Lehenga from well priced shop called Goldy Nest

Mehndi – Pyjamas. I was meant to wear a beautiful emerald sari but was struck down with dreaded Delhi Belly

Ceremony – For the morning event, I wore a fitted black and white dress from French Connection, sparkly gold Saint  Laurent shoes and a lilac pashmina.

For the evening event, I wanted to wear a gown with a touch of Indian glamour so added a pearl Maang Tikka (head jewellery) to a black BCBG long dress. I also wore my gold Saint Laurent shoes and a gold pashmina and a purple Burberry python clutch. 

Before going I received a list of rules, don’t wear white as it’s the colour or mourning, don’t wear black as it’s not fashionable etc. Women there wore every type of dress (traditional as well as western) in every colour…

Lesson learnt…wear anything as long as it’s fabulous. 

Hunting Season

Travel

It’s black Truffle season in Umbria, Italy. Truffle hunting is one of the most relaxing things to do, you only need the following things:

– a good warm coat

– a canine companion trained in the dark truffle arts

– good weather

Needless to say, our bounty was bountiful.

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My outfit for the day…Zara puffer jacket with faux fur hood, vintage blue ripped jeans

@Countryside in Norcia, Umbria, Italy

London to Paris

Fashion, Travel

One of the best things about living in London is knowing that you can jump on the Eurostar to beautiful Paris. Last weekend I did just that and spent the day roaming around the Champs De Elysee and Notre Dame.

The highs (and one low) of my day….

A trip to Ladurée to pick up divine macarons

– I tried snails for lunch (the low in case you were wondering)

– Shopping @ Chanel (well window shopping…a girl can dream)

– Cultural time at the Louvre, mais bien sûr!

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My outfit for the day…Alex McQueen (MCQ) paddock boots, Burberry Prorsum bomber jacket, Cos light brown jumper, Topshop faux fur hat and leather leggings, Zara calf-skin bag.

Cheap & Chic in Spoleto

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There is nothing like taking a break from crazy London life and escaping to the countryside. I’ve spent the last few days in Spoleto in Umbria, Italy. It’s truly the perfect place to step back, breathe in the fresh air and indulge in wonderful Italian food and scenery. Highlights include but are not limited to the following:

– Food (Black truffles, wild boar, fresh pasta & provolone cheese are always on the menu)

– Scenery (Crossing the Roman Aqueduct makes you feel like the smallest person in the nicest way)

– Vintage shopping (Tiny second hand clothing shops are filled with Fendi, Gucci and Prada)

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My outfit for the day…White Converse, Zara leather leggings, Moschino red and black scarf, vintage rabbit gilet, Burberry calfskin black clutch, steel grey 200 Burberry nail polish

The Isle of Capri

Travel

We channeled our inner Sirens and perched on rocks, frolicked in the sea and leaped off the cliffs of Capri (alas neither Odysseus’s sailors or the tourists boating by flung themselves into the water). Capri and Anacapri are two of the most beautiful places in Italy, we spent our days on exquisite rock beaches, drinking Prosecco and indulging in pizza. We visited all the top spots – Un aperitivo at Piccolo Bar, drinks Taverna Anema e Core (which is definitely overrated), a swim through the Grotto Azure. The trip was a stunning amalgamation of breathtaking views, great food and lovely people.

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My outfit for the evening…French Connection black peplum dress, orange Zara sandals, lime green Burberry leather envelope clutch.

La bella Sardegna

Travel

White sand, turquoise water and sparkling prosecco…I have just returned from one of my favourite places in Italia. I was in the south of Sardinia, staying in a small seaside resort called Pinus Village (Pinus is latin for pine in case any improper conclusions are currently being drawn). It’s an exquisite low key resort with a private beach. We enjoyed exploring the hidden beaches of Chia, buying fresh fruit, veg and cheese from local markets and drinking vino bianco on the nearby cliffs.

Truly la vita bella… 

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My outfit for the day… Panama hat from a market stall, white Topshop high-waisted shorts, Zara shirt, blue Havaianas, white bikini from ASOS swimwear.