At Hillside Beach Club

August 4, 2014

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I’ve been doing quite a bit of travelling this year and I genuinely love capturing all that I get up to and showing you guys it all here on the blog, but over the last few months, it hasn’t been as straight forward as, travelling and then uploading a post. That being said, I am now going to make a conscious effort to show you all that I’ve been/get up to, so on that note, I’d like to introduce you to Hillside Beach Club!

I headed there in April with Shini and wasn’t really sure what to expect from Turkey. I literally had no impressions or opinions to go on, but with Hillside having adult only beaches, an app that you can use to order drinks from the ocean side and a serious array of spa treatments, one could say that we had a truly amazing time!

As most of my trips do, ours started with food. We grabbed lunch from one of the numerous restaurants/areas that food was available & later found out that you could literally eat 24/7 if you wanted to. Besides the three regular meals, there were a whole load of snacks in between meals including after dinner BBQs & 3am soup’n’bread rounds! The food didn’t stop which was kind of awesome!

Our itinerary included Yoga at dawn on the silent beach, a water sports session & treatments in the Sanda Nature Spa. Though we had an itinerary, filled with activity, I loved the free nature of Hillside, there were so many areas, where you could just relax. The freedom that came with such a big resort was quite amazing. Shini & I found ourselves working on one of the afternoons in one of the bars that was completely empty; the staff lit a fire for us and we just stayed there until dinner. You felt like anything truly could happen and that was kinda awesome.

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Currently they are taking reservations for September & October, as August is now fully booked! Otherwise, they re-open around April next year and it’s a pretty perfect place to get pre-booked! One last thing; at Hillside you pay per person, per night – why? Because most things are included! All those amazing meals, yoga on the beach and more are all included in their daily rate. So eat as much or as little, do as many things or just lie around on the beach all day, you pay a fixed price. Simple, yet kinda awesome!

Hillside Beach Club
Kalemya Yolu PK 123, 48300 Fethiye, Turkey
+90 252 614 8360

Dinner parties & anniversaries!

July 23, 2014

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Today is the 23rd of July and so marks the 20th anniversary of QVC’s exclusive simulated diamond range, Diamonique. So were talking incredible pieces that are covered in silver or gold & topped off with a stone or two that look and feel exactly like diamonds but don’t include that scarily expensive price tag!

Last week they held a dinner to celebrate and introduce us to the anniversary collection, I’ve been wearing Diamonique for a few years now, so I thought I’d share a little story with you..

It was one faithful autumns evening when I received my first Diamonique piece, it was actually quite similar to the Epiphany Emerald ring from the Anniversary collection, but believe it or not, even more delicate & sophisticated, I literally never took this ring off. It became a part of me; everyone who saw it, thought I had spent crazy amounts on the piece of sparkly goodness. Occasionally I set them straight, other times I just rolled with it. ANYWAY, one day I remember doing the dishes and then doing an autumn clean out, then looking down and realising “my precious” was missing! After I got all of the ‘gollum’ impressions out of my system, I thought about it and was quite sad at the fact that my ring was officially lost. After a few weeks of looking, it still didn’t turn up and so that was the end of the ring..or was it?

You see, I loved that ring but the price wasn’t exactly scary; at £32 I quite simply bought myself another and that’s the end of the story. Yup.

Cool story, huh? The point is they do incredibly cool and chic pieces for such low prices, it might just blow your mind. I have no idea how they make them but in all my years of wearing them my jewellery is yet to change colour. It’s pretty crazy!

So, let’s grab a drink, mine a ginger ale, and raise a toast your next and super exciting purchase from the ever cool and sparkly Diamonique collection AND of course to Diamonique, as it’s their 20th anniversary! *chin chin*

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Oh and before I forget, in honour of the celebration, I have curated a collection of my favourite pieces, which includes..

10 ct tw Tennis Bracelet with Magnetic Fastener Sterling Silver £63

Epiphany Platinum Clad Diamond 3ct tw Simulated Emerald Ring Sterling Silver £47

4.37ct tw Fancy Blue Green Halo Earrings Sterling Silver £30

Nostalgia Anniversary Ring Sterling Silver £25

2.4ct tw Nostalgia Set of Rings £71

They’re pieces I feel are great additions to any of our jewellery collections as they’re chic and totally wearable! So be sure to start your collection today!

x

Untouchable

June 16, 2014

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I know a lot of people use the weather to depict the colour scheme of which their wardrobe will be, of course to some extent this makes sense, but with the incredible amount of white clothes that are available at the moment, I honestly don’t see how I can ever let this colour go, like ever ever. It may sound cheesy but I feel like there’s an element of sophistication and coolness that white pieces of clothing possess, so if someone is in all white, my gosh, they’re probably looking mighty fine. Of course the downfalls are many, starting with the basic: Keeping your whites, white. I’m not exactly the kind of person to run into muddy puddles and roll round against walls of buildings as I pass them (..I have genuinely seen people do this) nonetheless mess finds me, mess finds us all.

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Photos taken by Shini

So picture this, I’m walking around thinking I’m all sophisticated in my all white outfit and things get pretty messy; the outfit’s coolness depreciates so fast, it’s a little depressing and my whites become browny grey & you can tell, it wasn’t the ‘look’ I was going for.
Coming back to reality, Foot Locker let me pick a pair of trainers from their All-White collection that’s in stores/ available online now, challenging me to keep them clean for a week! A week! I mean that’s a pretty fair amount of time, right? How dirty could they really get in a week..

Yeah..so they’re not black or anything but they’re definitely not their original crisp white selves, but it was worth a try!
Currently on Footlocker.eu they have listed a few basic ways to ensure that your sophisticated and cool look doesn’t turn sloppy but in case none of them work for you, perhaps try this..


 

NIKE FREE RUN 2 from Foot Locker
EMBROIDERED CIRCLE MIDI SKIRT from GAP
SWEATER HOODIE from GAP
SKINNY DIAMOND PAVE BRACELET from MONICA VINADER
FIJI FRIENDSHIP BRACELET from MONICA VINADER
LET’S DANCE BRACELET WITH GREEN QUARTZ from ASTLEY CLARKE
HEADPHONES (Adidas Originals X Black) from MONSTER
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