25 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Day at Disneyland Resort California

25 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Day at Disneyland Resort California

Disneyland isn’t often the first thing that springs to mind when you envisage your trip to California, so you can imagine my absolute delight when I was busy Pinterest-planning our various Los Angeles adventures and stumbled upon a photo of that icon pink castle. When you hear Disney in the context of the USA, you immediately think of Orlando, but as it turns out Anaheim in California is home to the original Disneyland, making it an absolute must if you’re planning a holiday there.

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My Skincare Routine

My Skincare Routine

Having a ‘skin routine’ is one of those things that lets me trick myself into believing that I’m a real life adult with my shit together. The reality is, those teenage days of a quick scrub with a baby wipe and maybe a scoop of my mum’s Clinique moisturiser if I was feeling fancy are gone and waking up with eyes glued together by BarryM (good times, good times) mascara just don’t cut it anymore.

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Santa Monica & Venice: the Perfect Los Angeles Beach Day

Santa Monica & Venice: the Perfect Los Angeles Beach Day

One of Los Angeles’ most attractive features is the proximity (I do use this word lightly – nowhere in LA is quick to get to) of the city to sprawling California beaches. In the same day you can quite easily peruse the designer stores on Rodeo Drive or look for your favourite star on Hollywood Boulevard and then catch a wave on the Pacific Coast.

Santa Monica and Venice beaches are only a 30 minute walk from one another, connected by a boardwalk well beaten by cyclists, skaters and Cali surfer dudes dragging their boards behind them, though in reality each are very much their own separate worlds; one offering a cool coastal ‘lobster on the pier’ kind of vibe, the other selling medicinal marijuana and pet rocks.

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The Importance of Getting Out the House When You Work From Home

The Importance of Getting Out the House When You Work From Home

There are a lot of perks to working from home. Not only do you get to set your own hours, make time for a cheeky bit of Holly and Phil in the morning and wear baggy t-shirts, you also have nobody keeping an eye on you or dictating your work schedule. It can, however be quite isolating and at times I realise that I haven’t actually left the house in several days, aside from the odd trip to Tesco or the gym.

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A Wine Tasting Flight at Skylon on the Southbank with Truly Experiences

A Wine Tasting Flight at Skylon on the Southbank with Truly Experiences

Floor to ceiling windows frame a Spring’s Friday afternoon on the Southbank, mirrored tables reflecting the decorative foliage, extravagant floral arrangements and 1950’s inspired copper birdcages. Skylon, on the first floor of the Royal Festival Hall, oozes Gatsby-esque decadence and a swoon-worthy Gin menu fused with modern high ceilings and crisp white walls.

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What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage for a Long Haul Flight

What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage for a  Long Haul Flight

When you’re about to embark on a long haul flight (I’m writing this, one eye on the clock, as I get ready to head to the airport to board a 11+ hour flight to Los Angeles) you need to think carefully about what you want to keep you entertained and comfortable on the journey.

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A Guide to The Ultimate Instagram Flat Lay

A Guide to The Ultimate Instagram Flat Lay

‘Flat laying’ is common vocabulary in the bloggers dictionary. Creating a flat lay image is a great way to display products and tell a story all at once, but getting it right isn’t as easy as just throwing together a handful of random items, sticking on a VSCO filter and hoping for the best.

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Celebrating Thai New Year at the Mango Tree, SW1

Celebrating Thai New Year at the Mango Tree, SW1

It can be very difficult to find good Thai food in London that doesn’t come with the stereotypical kitschy or somewhat ‘rustic’ decor associated with authentic Asian restaurants. Equally, it can be all the more tricky to find somewhere that offers a polished and contemporary dining experience and doesn’t compromise on the authenticity of the menu.

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Forty Eight Hour Seaside Escape: Coastal Living with Yankee Candle in Camber Sands

Forty Eight Hour Seaside Escape: Coastal Living with Yankee Candle in Camber Sands

When life in the Capital – the crowds, the smog, the exorbitant price tags – becomes a little overwhelming a bit of sea air and the feel of sand between your toes can do the world of good. Camber Sands, one of England’s vastest beaches, is less than a two hour journey from London and is the perfect place to press pause on a hectic lifestyle and soak up the soul-soothing goodness offered by Coastal Living.

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The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

This weekend I decided to do my best impression of a domestic goddess and whip up a big chocolate-laden tray bake. It might have been induced by all the Easter chocolate lining the supermarket shelves, or it might have been because I’ll currently do anything that isn’t exam revision, either way I’m pretty proud of these gooey chocolate fudge and cheesecake brownies!

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