A GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

A GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

I’d dreamt of New York since the day my sister forced me to watch Sex And The City. Yes forced! She had been going on about Gossip Girl and SATC for so many years I thought I would give it a go. I rarely watch TV so it’s not as crazy as it sounds. A decade later and I’ve watched every episode about ten times through. I firstly fell in love with the clothes – God bless Pat Field and Eric Daman – and then I fell in love with New York City. So in January I made five New…

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GUIDE TO VENICE

GUIDE TO VENICE

– MY FAVOURITE PLACES – I recently went to Venice and fell in love with it straight away. It is by far the most magical city I have ever been to, I can definitely see now why the Clooney’s got wed there. I find it hard sometimes to know what to do and where to go when I visit new places so I put together a little guide to help you out if you ever head to Venice! WHERE TO STAY I have to hold my hands up and say I’m a bit of a hotel snob. By that I…

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THE INDUSTRY

THE INDUSTRY

– WHAT I’VE LEARNT SO FAR – Two years ago I was in my final year of university – a ‘mature’ student obviously. I was a bit late to the game when figuring out what I wanted to do in life. It was right about now actually that I could just about see the finish line in April 2015. Everybody had jobs lined up and knew where they wanted to go and what they wanted to do but I still hadn’t got a clue. I had a CV of journalism, PR, styling and design internships under my belt, years of…

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LAST NIGHT IN PARIS

LAST NIGHT IN PARIS

 – SHOPS & CHAMPAGNE – My final night in Paris was spent at the Hôtel Etoile Saint Honoré by HappyCulture perfectly located at the west end of the Champs Elysees and a five minute walk from all the shops. Of course I had to wander along down my favourite road in Paris – Avenue Montaigne – scattered with the world’s most influential designer flagship stores. It’s worth having a look just for the eccentric and magnificent window displays and a browse the latest ‘IT’ bags of the moment. I’d done my fair bit of sightseeing so when the porter escorted…

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PARIS DIARIES

PARIS DIARIES

– THE HEART OF PARIS – Nestled away in the heart of Paris Hôtel Thérèse is simply beautiful. Next door to Palais Royal and moments from the Louvre it was perfect to catch all the top tourist attractions at sunrise before the streets of Paris became busy. The room felt like an apartment of my own with a walk in wardrobe, lounge area, desk space, bathroom and of course a luxurious bed that I could have stayed in forever. With all the hotels I’ve stayed in these past few weeks I’ve become quite the bed connoisseur and I can safely…

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CITY VIEWS

CITY VIEWS

– HOTEL TRIANON RIVE GAUCHE – “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy – at home and in Paris.” ~ Ernest Hemingway I suppose Ernest was on to something here as heading to Paris twice in one month definitely blew away the cobwebs of any past woes. They say time is a healer but actually so is Paris and a few cocktails. I usually think travelling is stressful but in actual fact it’s quicker and cheaper for me to get to Paris than to London. So who wants to join me for cocktails in Paris next…

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LE THÉÂTRE

LE THÉÂTRE

– THE THEATRE DISTRICT – Once upon a time there was a girl with a slight obsession with shoes. They were shoes of all varieties, some small, some tall, but the highest and those that glittered the most were always secretly her favourite. She dreamt that one day she would walk the world in glorious footwear, wearing a different pair to dance around each city. Her fascination of beautiful clothes in beautiful places led her to this exact spot – the city of love, c’est Paris! Which brings me to my next hotspot ‘Hotel Sacha’ a boutique hotel in the…

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HÔTEL ADÈLE & JULES

HÔTEL ADÈLE & JULES

– POST CARDS FROM PARIS – I’ve always been a traveller, since a young age I’ve lived in Baltimore, Chicago, Beirut and Cannes. There’s something about stepping outside of your bubble, your comfort zone, that allows you to gain a whole new perspective on this thing we call life. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in minuscule, meaningless things that when we untie ourselves and escape a million miles away from home it somehow aligns what’s important in life – and more importantly who. Packing my life up into a suitcase became the norm in my early twenties but…

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C’EST PARIS

C’EST PARIS

– DAPPLING IN DESIGNER – When off to France I get so inspired by the Parisian style that dappling in designer is almost a must. Keeping it simple with a designer scarf wafted over your shoulder or a pair of shades that you know speak volumes all on their own. For many waltzing along New Bond Street with an overflow of spare cash is out of the question, it definitely is for me anyway. However I still long for those high end designs that just look stunning with any outfit. That said I pick my designer items and where I…

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