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72 Hours in Copenhagen

As you may have spotted from my latest Instagram posts, a fortnight ago myself and my friend Karen headed to the Copenhagen – the land of cinnamon buns and dreamy interiors for a sneaky birthday getaway. Having previously researched the city, I had an inkling that it would be right up my street and what can I say? It more than lived up to my high expectations. From the city’s beautiful scenery and epic food markets to the laid back, super chilled vibe of its residents, it was  ...

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The Ultimate Camp Counsellor Packing List

  The Ultimate Camp America Packing List June 2017, marks 3 years since I hopped on a plane to New York to begin the best summer ever, teaching arts and crafts at an American summer camp. For me, this summer really was an unforgettable experience and chances are, that if you’re reading this, you are almost ready to start your adventure (how exciting)! When it came to pre-camp preparation everything seemed to go extremely smoothly for me from obtaining my working visa to receiving  ...

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Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle

Escape to The Highlands – The Lookbook

  This weekend, my mum, my sister and I decided to book up a last minute trip to the highlands – and man, last minute plans really are the best kind of plans. Over the past few weeks I have been spending crazy amounts of time glued to my computer screen between work, blogging and Netflix binging (no regrets), therefore this little last minute getaway was the perfect way to detox in a digital free zone. Glencoe is probably my favourite highland hideaway, its mountain views are  ...

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Beauty, Travel and Lifestyle

What’s In My Bag?

In celebration of picking up this faux croc bag of dreams over the weekend, I thought it would be pretty cool to write up a little  old school style “Whats in my bag?” post. Although the concept of this is probably foreign to those out with the blogging community, I have always enjoyed taking a peek at what others carry around on the daily.  First things first –  the bag. After spying this little cross body beauty, hanging in the Aladdin’s cave that is Accessorize, I just  ...

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The Digital Spring Clean

Yep, believe it or not Spring is well and truly here.  Whilst I’m not completely into the whole routine of the traditional spring clean, one thing I can get on board with is a digital declutter. After all, all of those emails and random “untitled” files ain’t gonna sort themselves out. For quite a while now I have felt that my digital space has been a little too busy with unnecessary junk files, overflowing emails and more so what better time to have a little clear out? Today I thought I  ...

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If we were having Coffee…

Over the past week or so I have read so many of these tag posts and have loved hearing everyone’s take, it has been fab to get “behind the screen” and get to know some of my fellow bloggers a little bit better. Today I thought that I would write my very own. To be honest, I have been a little bit out of touch with the old blog recently, so what better way to ease back in than a little coffee catchup? So here goes… If we were having coffee I would tell you that in addition to  ...

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Instagram Food Tour of Glasgow

As mentioned in my recent update, my lovely friend Lottie came to  visit during the month of January. Whilst there is nothing I love more than showing visitors around my hometown and favourite city, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming – there is just so much to see! As huge foodies,  I couldn’t wait to take her on a mini food tour of the city’s amazing cafes and eateries. Whilst thinking of my favourite spots, I found myself scrolling through my Instagram feed with  ...

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Fierce Magazines and Kick Ass Coffee

Hello …its me. No, I have not vanished off the face of the earth, however, I have been taking shelter under a mounds of books,  journals and an infinite pile of post it notes. It is fair to say that this month has been the most stressful yet with my dissertation deadline drawing oh so very near – eek. However, this month there have been a whole bunch of lovely things which have helped to brighten even the most stressful of days, I thought I would share a few with you today! She  ...

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Instagram Food Tour of California

It’s been a whole month now since we returned from our trip to the states, and boy am I missing that California Sun, however, if anything is giving me major wanderlust envy its the food pictures which are lurking in my holiday album. Whilst in the U.S we tried some pretty crazy eats, all of which were posted to Instagram  almost immediately by us all. Friends that take food pics together, stay together I say. I really feel that some of these crazy creations deserve their very own  ...

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Beauty, Travel and Lifestyle

Roadtrips, Uni and Sweet Sounds – Monthly Roundup

Yep, we are now half way through October and like most people I have no idea where 2016 has gone! The month of September was absolutely crazy for me – this seems to be a reoccurring theme within my monthly roundups but I am more than okay with that. Before I get into my roundup I just have to say that I am absolutely over the moon that Autumn is now upon us (woohoo). From A/W fashion and beauty to cold crispy nights and cinnamon scents, Autumn 2016 has really got me good. I cannot  ...

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Road Trippin’ Joshua Tree – San Diego.

Well, 2016 has been pretty awesome as far as travelling goes. Rewind to the beginning of June, summer was fast approaching yet I didn’t really have anything planned aside from work and dissertation writing – exciting stuff, I know. However,  whilst chatting with my friend who was discussing her West Coast road trip plans,the travel bug hit me hard and I couldn’t help but browse for some last minute flights. And yep, with one click of a button,  I was  heading to the states with  ...

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Barcelona, Blog Makeovers and Netflix Addictions : August Update

Firstly, I cannot get over the fact that it is September already, where has this year gone? However there is also a little part of me which is already over excited at the thought off fall lip colours and cinnamon scented candles. Anyway, the passing of another month only means one thing – another monthly favourites post! There have been far to many to mention this month so grab a cuppa and have a peek! Monthly Update Travels – Barcelona This month my sister and I took a little  ...

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Back to Uni : My Advice

So at the moment I am currently nearing the end of my post graduate degree. As much as I have loved my time as a student,  during my time at university  there have been many occasions where I have considered dropping out due to stressful assessments and crazy deadlines. However, along the way I have learned a few tips and tricks which I have found to be super useful for helping me to regain focus and motivate myself. I have made it this far and now have just three more months to go  ...

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Top Barcelona Eats.

Last week, my sister and I visited Barcelona for the very first time. During our stay, we absolutely fell in love with the city and everything that it had to offer. As a total foodie, I was amazed at its abundance of wacky and wonderful eateries, so much so that I feel they deserve their very own appreciation post.  We visited so many brunch spots, cafes and gelaterias throughout our trip, however there were a few stand out favourites . Brunch and Cake If I could recommend one place to eat  ...

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Barcelona Lovin’

Last week I visited the beautiful city of Barcelona for the very first time. Upon booking our escape and hearing rave reviews, I knew that I was going like the city, however I had no idea just how head over heels for it I would fall. As the days past I  fell more and more in love with the city and found myself thinking “I would love to live here”. Jam packed with fascinating culture , small dogs and strong coffee, the city really won my heart and I have a feeling that I’ll be visiting  ...

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Don’t Kill my Vibe.

    SO, if you had talked to me a few years ago about the power of positive thinking, I probably would have silently judged you and thought you were a bit deluded. I distinctly remember one of my favourite teachers from school hosting a screening of “The Secret” and claiming that it was an amazing / inspirational watch. Of course, my class mates and I went along – but only for the free popcorn and sweets. However, since this seed was planted way back in 2012, I’ve really  ...

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Barcelona Wanderlust List

This week my sister and I are flying out to Barcelona for the first time – ahh!  I have heard so many great things about the city and cannot wait to explore it for myself ! As I haven’t stopped thinking / talking about our holiday, today I thought I would share a few places which we are hoping to visit during our stay in the city! Eats Casa de Tapas Canota It really wouldn’t be a visit to Barcelona without some kick-ass Tapas. Word on the street internet has it that Casa  ...

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Results Day : Advice to my younger self.

My Story I have to admit, when I received my SQA results though the door in August 2012, it literally felt like the end of the world,  and seeing the majority of my peers post their university acceptance emails on social media only seemed to make things worse. Deep down I knew that I hadn’t revised as much as I could  but I was pretty sure that everyone had the same guilt. For me, the plan was always to go to uni, work my butt off,  then get a job – or at least thats what I had  ...

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Festivals, Blogging and Big Magic

Well, July has been one hell of a month. This week I thought that I would start writing up a monthly update post discussing all of  the best bits, sort of like a “Now thats what I call music” for each month. So here goes… Updates Festivals SO, July went of to a flying start when I somehow managed to win V.I.P tickets to this years T in park festival for myself and a friend. Our luxury festival experience was definitely like no other and it’ll definitely be something I will always  ...

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The FOMO is Real

    This is something which has been on my  mind recently and quite frankly has been getting me a little down . This month marks two years since the best summer of my life. During the summer of 2012 I headed to the U.S to spend 12 weeks working at an American summer camp. Though it sounds cliche, the experience definitely impacted my life – in the best ways. On June 4th 2014 I boarded the plane to New York on my first solo trip, to be introduced to 50 new people who I would  ...

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Graduation: One Year On.

Roughly this time last year I was graduating from my undergraduate degree, and honestly I was having a bit of a panic! Commencing the hunt for a “grown up” job seemed incredibly daunting and the thought of beginning a new degree seemed equally as terrifying. Today I thought I would share what I’ve been up to since then and a few things I’ve learned along the way.    Change is okay… actually its great! This time last year I  had just graduated from my degree in music business and  ...

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The Magic of Unplanned Travel

When it comes to travel planning  I’m usually the first to get my Insta- stalking  game on in hope of finding the coolest “must see”,  alternative places to hang out. However, whilst on my last few trips I decided to mix things up a bit and just wing it. As a planning geek this initially seemed quite daunting, however deciding to just “go with the flow” has opened my eyes to a new kind of travel. I was reminded of the joys of unplanned travel a few weeks ago  ...

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In-Flight Essentials for Nervous Flyers.

Although I have just about managed to overcome my flying fears, there is still a part of me that shrieks a little bit every time I think about getting on that plane. Personally I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever be 100% over but I’ve definitely come pretty far over the past few years.  Recently, I’ve read quite a few blog posts on “travel essentials” and “in flight must haves” however, I do feel that these differ slightly for someone  ...

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Being a V.I.T at T in the Park

So last week was pretty crazy! As a huge music buff and avid festival goer I found myself experiencing the festival blues knowing that this year I wouldn’t be at one of my favourite festivals – T in the park. I was especially gutted as this years lineup looked incredible and featured my bucket list band – The Stone Roses. However, as the days passed I spied a few competitions flying around on Twitter for T in the Park tickets and thought “why the hell not?! Little  ...

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Tips for Travel Planning : The USA Edit

  1. Plan Plan Plan! – The more research you do when planning a trip the more sights you can see and money you can save! 2. Booking.com –  When booking hotels and hostels, use Booking.com. This site allows you to reserve your room and pay on the day of arrival, this especially handy when making a group booking as everyone can simply pay their share when you arrive. 3. Hostels are your friend! –  Hostels are great for meeting other travellers and can be a really inexpensive alternative  ...

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Creating Happy Spaces

Having an interiors obsession and living at home can sometimes feel like the ultimate tease, I just want to decorate allll the rooms. However, until I flee the nest, I’ve decided to make the most of the space that I have and leave those dreamy home styling ideas on Pintrest for now. Being a student and working from home, creating the right desk space / working environment is quite important to me. I really feel that creating a space that you love leaves you feeling a lot happier, more  ...

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