4 Places I’d Like To Travel To

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I love travel soooo much. Especially since getting back from China. I don’t really mind whether it’s a 5* hotel or a mattress on the floor, I just really like experiencing different cultures. Especially the food. Loooots of food. So, this tapestry from CatCoq basically sums up my life! Today I’ve pulled together a list of some of my most-wanted destinations to travel to! And I’m really sorry but I had to go with some of the more well known places, as I couldn’t find many stock photos of the less well known places haha! Enjoy!

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LONDON

Considering that I live in England, I don’t visit London as much as I should! There are so many different parts to London, and I really want to explore as many as I can! I mean, I haven’t even been to any of the food markets, someone tell this girl to pull herself together…

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PARIS

Come on, how could I not?! My family and I visited this beautiful city last year, but were only there for one whole day and an evening meal. I’m going to be honest though, I think part of the wanderlust is because of Carin Olsen’s Instagram and Blog!

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FLORENCE

Ahhh Florence. Can I just move here and eat all the gelato I want? Please? Ta. But seriously, this city is beautiful, food lover’s paradise and slightly warmer than this weird British weather we’re having. What’s not to love?

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MELBOURNE

We have friends in Melbourne and it honestly looks like such a fun, relaxed life! I mean, they have a parrot. In their house. And when I think Melbourne I think slightly-better-version-of-Sydney-with-surf-boards-and-smoothies. Ya feel me?

And that’s my very condensed list of place I’d like to travel to! Except I’m missing a little something…does anyone have a spare few thousand to solve my wanderlust?!

Do you fancy any of these places? Tell me YOUR list of dream travel destinations!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Freezer Aisle Macarons?!

Yes, you read that right! Macarons you can buy in the FREEZER AISLE! When I saw these I knew I had to try them out. This is a budget blogger’s dream: the Parisian experience without the price of a plane ticket!

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To defrost these bad boys you just place them in the fridge for an hour and then at room temperature for another. And, I have to say, I’m no macaron expert but they taste very good! They’re crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, with a sweet jam/cream filling! Mmm mm! My favourite flavours were mango, vanilla and raspberry. I didn’t really like the pistachio, but then I’ve never really liked that flavour so can’t comment!

There are 6 in a box, for £3. Which may seem expensive, but if you compare it to a few treats at Laudurée, it’s quite a saving! So the only fault I could possibly find with these macarons is that they take quite a while to defrost (2 hours!) and you could potentially get ‘that’ box. By ‘that’ I mean the one that’s at the front of the shelf which everyone’s picked up, 5 year olds have decided to give it a little shake to see what’s in there etc. And you end up with crushed macarons! But that’s literally all the faults I could think of, so that’s always a good sign! I would highly reccommend these gorgeous little treats, especially a they make great Instagram pics 😉 You can buy the Mag’m Freezer Macarons HERE!

Have you tried these macarons before? Or are you miss fancy pants and can make them your own?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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Styling a T-Shirt Dress

Oh, how I wish I’d discovered t-shirt dresses sooner. They’re so comfortable and so easy to wear. I got my striped one from H&M for only £7! Such a bargain! It’s the perfect length to not look like a sleep shirt as well. Today I’ll show you how I style it!

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These nautical stripes are so easy to pair with lots of different accessories. For me I find either sandals, Converse or dessert boots are comfy and chic shoe options. For my bag it’s got to be a tan tassel bag (which I wrote about here if you’d like to read about it!) It fits everything I need and isn’t the size of a suitcase! For jewellery I think you’ve either got to go small and dainty or a statement. I wore my Tiffany’s cross. I imagine this pearl pendant would look beautiful with it! And an optional piece is an army coloured jacket tied round your waist, but this evening was actually really warm (a rarity in itself!)

So that’s how I style a t-shirt dress! I will definitely have to buy more of these, can you imagine them in winter with a big parka and long knitted socks? I’M SO EXCITED.

How do you style a t-shirt dress? What’s your favourite place to buy them?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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My Favourite Life Hacks Part 1!

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I know, late again, aren’t I? But come on, these posts are pretty darn useful! Over the years I’ve collected quite a few hacks to make life just slightly more bearable, so here are my favourite picks.

  1. When chopping grapes or tomatoes, you can stack a max of 3 on top of each other and carefully slice through. This saves A LOT of time!
  2. When going for a walk in the rain, put your phone in a zip lock bag to protect it. My mum drowned her phone without realising because her pocket was slightly open so the rain just washed in!
  3. The Works is a brilliant place for cheap craft supplies. I saw a packet of fake leaves (perfect for Autumn!) in there the other day for less than a pound!
  4. When cleaning always leave hoovering til last so you’re not brushing dust onto a clean floor! A simple but sometimes not so obvious hack!
  5. Make your own hot chocolate with just cocoa powder and Stevia/sugar. Here’s the link to my Healthy Gingerbread Hot Chocolate recipe!
  6. Coconut oil is fab for pretty much everything! After showering I apply a tiny bit to the ends of my hair. It’s also great for greasing a baking tin.
  7. Apply your heaviest moisturiser at night as the Skin Cycle says that your skin is driest at 2am, so a rich cream before bed will help combat this.

And I’m sure I have about six million more tips but that’s all that came to my head today! Enjoy!

What are your favourite life hacks? Got any secret ones?;)

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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