The Big Dreams Beach Hotel

The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lilly Bartlett Wriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face when you check into the hotel that’s full of dreams Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown. What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing… Read more »

Pink dress

Today, I’m absolutely delighted to be a co-host of the Fabulous Friday Link-Up, which is hosted by the wonderful Jennie at A Pocketful of Polka Dots. I hope you’ll link-up your fabulous style posts today and check out some of the other gorgeous gals taking part! Pretty pink dress I was so chuffed to find this pretty pink dress in the sale at Stradivarius just a few weeks ago. It was one of those finds that left me smiling in… Read more »

Green vest

There’s nothing quite like being beside the seaside, is there? Unless, perhaps it’s August, it’s mind-bogglingly hot and swarms of tourists can be found around every corner! But I’m not complaining, of course not 😉 We popped into Portimao yesterday to have a wander around and a refreshing glass of orange juice at Pastelaria Arade. Then we stopped for a little while to admire the boats. It really is wonderful down there. But oh so hot. So very hot. Because… Read more »

Colourful, leafy print jumpsuit

It was about three years ago that I bought this colourful, leafy print jumpsuit from Bershka. With it’s fabulous leafy print, it’s still bang on trend. Not that I care about trends. I really don’t. I like to wear what suits me regardless of whether or not it’s hot at the moment. Don’t you? Speaking of hot, the weather was damn hot last week, which is when this jumpsuit comes out of the wardrobe. It’s such a lovely light cotton… Read more »

All white outfit

There are days when you just feel good, right? Days when things just come together exactly as they should. Days when your outfit just gives you a confidence boost. Well, this is how I felt last week when I put together this (mostly) all white outfit. An all white outfit (almost) I hadn’t intended to wear an all white outfit at all. I knew I wanted to wear my new Quebramar trousers but didn’t even consider a white vest top… Read more »

I love English garden centres and I really wish someone would open one here in the Algarve! You know the kind – they’re usually huge, they sell everything (not just plants) and there’s always a fabulous coffee shop to boot. The closest thing we have to that is Giga Garden centre in Guia. There’s no coffee shop though (bummer). Anyway, we took a drive down there last week to buy a few plants for our new garden planter. We forgot… Read more »

floral choker top

Pretty floral choker top When I spotted this pretty floral choker top in Pull & Bear, I simply couldn’t resist it. The in-built choker means there is absolutely no need for a necklace. I’ve always loved chokers – I think it’s because they remind me of another era. Is it the Victorian times, perhaps? I actually had a pretty bad couple of weeks, to be honest. It started off with me overdoing it on the computer (when I get excited… Read more »

Yogadocious Youtube Intro

Hey folks! I’ve been busy with yoga lately and just wanted to share my Yogadocious YouTube channel video with you. Basically, I’m trying to get more views lol. So I’d really appreciate it if you could check it out, and maybe even share it with your pals! I know, I’m cheeky but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right? Yogadocious YouTube channel What do you think? I hope I come across okay… what do you think? It’s never easy talking to a… Read more »

Strapless black dress

Enjoying an evening out right next door wearing my strapless black dress from George. As I write this, I’m sitting indoors with the fan on, watching Journey to the Centre of the Earth. We’ve had a busy weekend of socialising and late nights and I’m so tired. But it’s a good tired when we’ve had such a lovely time! It’s also pretty hot outside. I ventured out to Algarve Shopping (another shopping centre about 35 minutes drive away from where… Read more »

off-the-shoulder, pink and floral girlie top

This off-the-shoulder, pink and floral girlie top isn’t something you’d normally find me wearing. However, in the past couple of years (since starting this lifestyle blog) I’ve learned when shopping that I should think outside the box and try things I wouldn’t normally try. Hence the off-the-shoulder, pink and floral girlie top! Pink and floral I must admit that when I first put it on, I felt great. Not only is it cute, but it’s also perfect for those days when… Read more »