Remembering my brother on an emotional return to Paris

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As I write this, I am on an Air France flight from Paris to Manchester after spending two days visiting Maison & Objet and comp shopping in the French capital. It has been a great two days that has left me feeling super inspired for designing new season ranges at work. It has also been incredibly emotional. You see, a trip to Paris was one of the very last things I ever did with my brother before he passed away. If you read my post about why Paris will always hold a very special place in my heart, you will know that […]

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Checking in: Greek charm at Ifestos Villa, Santorini

Ifestos Villa

Located in Fira, Ifestos Villa offer incredibly charming serviced apartments that boast a lot of Greek charm. Santorini is unsurprisingly a dream holiday location for many and staying in an apartment can make you feel more at home as you holiday in Greece. I would highly recommend Ifestos Villa to anybody travelling to Santorini. Here is why: Airport transfers to and from Ifestos Villa Due to a limited public transport service to and from the airport, it can be a little difficult to get into the centre of Fira or Oia. It would also be difficult to walk due to […]

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6 reasons to visit Ruthin, North Wales

Ruthin is a historical country town located in Denbighshire, North Wales. The town is full of charm, character and picturesque views. Here are 6 reasons why you should hop on a train, coach or plane to visit Ruthin: 1. To admire the stunning views from Moel Famau Moel Famau is the highest hill within the range of Clwydian and has been named as “an area of outstanding natural beauty” since the year 1985. From the top of the hill, you can admire beautiful views of Ruthin. I visited during sunset which was lovely, but I bet the clear views during […]

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10 reasons to visit Vienna, Austria: The top things to see and do

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Austria’s capital and largest city, Vienna boasts beauty, history and heaps of culture. From art galleries and palaces to the worlds oldest zoo, Vienna has something for everybody. Not only that, but the city has been voted number one in Mercer’s Quality of Life rankings for eight years running. If that isn’t enough to convince you, here are 10 great reasons to visit Vienna, Austria: 1. To visit St. Stephens Cathedral A trip to Vienna is not complete without exploring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, seen as one of the most precious and significant landmarks of the city. Be sure to head […]

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Why Paris will always hold a very special place in my heart

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Paris is a city on many travel bucket lists. Unsurprisingly, the French capital is a European hotspot for travellers from all over the world. With tons to do from visiting theme parks and art galleries, to exploring Montmartre and climbing the Eiffel Tower, it is no wonder that Paris is a popular choice for a city break. Back in April, I headed to Paris for the fifth time. Not one to usually return to a city so often, Paris would not have been my first choice. However, this trip was not about me. It was about Mark, my little brother who […]

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The ultimate guide to visiting Copenhagen on a budget

Copenhagen on a budget

Although known as an expensive city, visiting Copenhagen on a budget is totally possible. There are several ways to cut costs while visiting Denmark’s capital. For example, staying in a hostel instead of a hotel, eating cheaply and taking advantage of free activities. This guide will share tips on how to visit Copenhagen on a budget, without compromising on comfort and quality experience. Kastrup airport to Copenhagen city centre The fastest and most convenient way to get from Kastrup airport to central Copenhagen is to catch the train or the metro depending on what station you are planning on getting off. If […]

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A visitors guide to Christiania, Copenhagen

Christiania, Copenhagen

Christiania, Copenhagen is a self-governed community located in the Danish capital. Established by a group of hippies in the 1970’s, Christiana is a community free from cars with their own unique rules right in the centre of Copenhagen and is now home to approximately 800-1000 residents. Over the years, it has become a hot spot for tourists. So much so that there is a map for tourists and you can go on a tour with a resident. In this post, I will be discussing a visitors guide to Chritiania and how you can make the most out of your adventure […]

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A guide to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

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As always when exploring a new city, I was looking to check out the cities best art gallery on my recent trip to Copenhagen. Located 25 miles north of the city by train, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art may not be the most convenient choice, especially since there are so many galleries to choose from. However, it seemed to be extremely popular among fellow art lovers and I can now see why. In this post, I will be sharing a guide to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and everything you need to know about visiting the gallery from Copenhagen. Important information Address:  Louisiana […]

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10 free things to do in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of free things to do in Copenhagen and although Denmark’s capital is an expensive city, it is not impossible to explore on a budget. It’s totally doable to cut some costs and discover the city cheaply and one of the best ways to do this is by taking advantage of free activities. If you are looking to explore the city on a budget, be sure to check out this list of 10 free things to do in Copenhagen: 1. Check out Nyhavn harbour Back in the day, Nyhavn was a super dodgy […]

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