York, UK

Gin Masterclass at The Botanist, York

Last month, Ellie and I headed to York for a girlie day followed by a Gin Masterclass at The Botanist, York. I absolutely love The Botanist but I’ve not been to the York one, which opened about a year ago! So when I got invited along to their Blogger’s Gin Masterclass, I was there! I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest gin drinker in the world. I did go to the Gin Festival which I rather enjoyed but it’s still not my drink of choice until now. The masterclass was held in the most Instagrammable greenhouse styled room upstairs. We had…

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beauty

My 2017 Summer Beauty Favourites

It has been a while since my last beauty post, hasn’t it? I don’t tend to try a lot of new products so there’s not a lot of point going over my favourite items over and over again. I thought I’d do a general Summer beauty favourites to talk about the few products which have made their way into my make-up bag. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Would it even be a current beauty favourites post without including the Naked Heat Palette?! I’ve got to say, I’m a little bit in love. I got completely swept up in the hype over the…

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fashion

Little Miss Sunflower with MissPap

It’s safe to say Summer is well and truly over. I’m already pretty excited about snuggling up in a big woolly jumper and a blanket but I thought I would share one of my last outfits of Summer. I’d actually picked up this MissPap maxi dress for my trip to Milan in June but I didn’t get a chance to wear it due to unexpected thunder storms! I’m not usually a massive fan of maxi dresses as they usually swamp me and I’m only a shortie but I love this one. It’s also another bargain look as the dress is…

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travel

How to Make Travel Planning Easy

When it comes to planning trips abroad, I’m literally in my element. I love researching, booking and planning itineraries for new adventures. I know a lot of people like to go with the flow but I like having a structure in my trips and knowing where and when I’m going to places. I’m currently in the middle of planning a nine week trip around America and Canada. As you can imagine, I’ve been doing a hell of a lot of organising, booking and planning. I thought I would share some of my top travel planning tips and how to make…

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travel

Rachel’s USA Trip: My New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Wishlist

I’m very lucky to be travelling to some incredible destinations on my trip to America and Canada. It’s now less than 50 days until I fly off to the states and I thought I would do another wish list styled post for my USA trip. My other post was about places I’d love to visit in Florida, check that out here. I’ve finally booked my flights out to New York which is my first stop before heading on the Southern BLT tour with Trek America. One of the main reasons for choosing this trek was that it included Nashville, Memphis…

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travel

Flying to Barcelona with Monarch

Throughout the past couple of months, I’ve spent a lot of time flying between the UK and Barcelona. Most recently, Haydy & I  flew from Gatwick to Barcelona El-Prat Airport with Monarch. We actually went to Benicassim Music Festival and found that although Barcelona airport was 3 hours away, it was the easiest route to fly with Monarch from Gatwick and book a shuttle to the festival. If you are not familiar with Monarch, they operate from Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford and Luton to over 40 destinations. I’ve previously flown with them when I was a lot younger on…

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