What do you think of my new pixie haircut? It had been almost two months since my last haircut and I was certainly ready to go for the chop! This time I decided to keep a little more length at the front but go super short at¬†the sides and back. I’m thrilled with the result – not only is it incredibly easy to style, but I think it’s quite flattering too. It shows off my cheekbones nicely ūüėČ Please excuse… Read more »

It goes without saying that Odelouca is a beautiful spot for a photoshoot. I’m always on the look out for pretty¬†locations to take outfit photos and last week (before I had my latest haircut!) Michael thought about Odelouca, a¬†nearby reservoir. I’m glad he did. The weather was glorious and the location simply stunning, especially this time of year when the little white flowers start to bloom everywhere. Odelouca really is a lovely place to visit to wile away an hour… Read more »

I love mixing casual pieces with more dressy elements. For example, last week we went out for dinner with friends so I dressed up my new, grey H&M jumper with heels and a clutch, a statement necklace and ear-rings (both of which I’ve had for years), not to mention the simple black leggings from Stradivarius. It’s such an easy outfit to put together yet looks stylish at the same time. You could easily wear boots with it too. A few… Read more »

I’ve always loved Chinese food but for the past few years we’d pretty much given up on it here in the Algarve. Many of the restaurants we’d visited before all served the same, bland food. It all seemed to come up with a very similar tasting sauce. Until, that is, we discovered the Palacio da China in Lagos. We now consider it to be the best Chinese restaurant in the western Algarve. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, there’s… Read more »

While Michael was cleaning his¬†motorbike the other day, I figured¬†it would be a fun¬†backdrop ¬†for an impromptu¬†photoshoot (pretending to be a biker chick!). His sporty BMW is clearly his pride and joy, so I had to be careful though ūüėČ ¬†But, as you can see from his photography skills, his bike is also the only thing he wanted to focus us (no surprise there!) hence me¬†being slightly blurred whenever the bike is in shot! Last week it¬†still wasn’t¬†quite warm enough… Read more »

I wanted to show you the Massimo Dutti dress that I bought a few months ago and I had intended to take some photos before we went out for dinner. However I took too long in the bath¬†and it so was dark by the time we went out. So, when we got back from the Chinese restaurant, I thought what a great idea it would be to take a few pics inside at home. So here’s me a few glasses… Read more »

When I started blogging, my first priority was to buy a really good¬†camera and then I was desperate to find a decent bag to carry it in. So, having been blogging for quite a while now, I thought I’d share with you a few things to consider when buying a camera bag. Ideally, I wanted something stylish – after all, my blog is often about style. Unfortunately, style and camera bags aren‚Äôt something that necessarily go hand in hand. Not… Read more »

Life is easier when you dance – at least that’s what my t-shirt tells me anyway. Yes, this post is not about dancing, it’s about what I wore yesterday ūüėČ I do love things that sparkle and shine and so I couldn’t resist buying this t-shirt a couple of seasons ago. I think it came from Promod and I probably got it in the sale. And yes, I also bought it because it’s about dancing. I LOVE to dance and… Read more »

Street art in Portimao

There’s a road that I drive down sometimes which has the most beautiful example of street art on it. Situated between Portim√£o and Praia da Rocha (the old road) in the Algarve, there’s this long yellow wall and then just when the you reach the end, you think there’s an old Portuguese lady leaning out of the window looking at you. But it’s not real. It’s art. There’s no window, and no old lady. I think it’s absolutely incredible. I… Read more »

Here is the perfect example of an impulse buy. I bought these gorgeous blue velvet shoes a couple of weeks ago in the sale for a bargain (and I mean a serious bargain – under 10 euros!) even though there is a problem with one of the ankle straps. Basically, it’s almost impossible to put the strap back through the buckle because it’s a little bit too thick at the end. But I didn’t care, I totally fell in love… Read more »