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  • La Bella Vita Tuscany

    It was a dream come true that i finally got to shoot a wedding in Siena Tuscany!

    Obviously i added a few extra days to really make the most of my time there and i stayed at Borgo Sicelle which is located in Castellina in Chianti. Franco who runs the place with his family was super nice and really helpful! Man has patience especially with all my emails and questions. Oh and i have to mention right outside our door step was a beautiful restaurant called Uscio E Bottega Sicelle. They dont have a menu as everything is fresh so they tell you what they have for the day and at night they switch on the fairy lights whichmakes it look so magical....I WILL be back! I still dream about that meat. Oh and for all you gluten free dairy free eaters. It was great to see how much they had to offer in the supermarket.

    Considering how nervous i was to drive i was pleasantly surprized by how the drive in tuscany was soo nice and relaxing. Again i shouldnt even need to say it but the FOOD!... OH THE FOOD .... was amazing and for all you meat eaters out there there is no beating that tuscan meat! Wild Boar Ragu??... Oh my lord!

    The landscapes in tuscany are unbeatable and is seriously criminal to not take a few minutes to just stop, reflect and take that view in! It was really hard to not imagine living out in the beautiful countryside with my two dogs running a quaint little B&B... no i have not thought about it ... that much lol

    My only regret was time, and that lack of it. I feel like i barely skimmed the surface and i will for sure go back with alot more time to spare. The next time i will go and visit the natural springs which was my number one thing to do but i didnt realise it was like a 4 hour drive away... and thats what google says, so i'd say add another two for me.

    Oh, 3 months later i got a little surprize through the post. A nice juicey speeding ticket.... apparently i have a heavy foot when i drive. LMAO.

                            

                                        

  • Sicilian Adventures 2014

    As those who know me Sicily is my must go to destination. Every year without fail i go to Sicily to spend time with my family and my friends. I visited a few new places but what took my breath away was the little town of Erice. 

    Perched on a hill at 750m above sea level overlooking the town of Trapani is where the historic town of Erice can be found!

    Parking is a massive pain and let me tell you make sure you bring SOMETHING WARM! Obviously with it being so high up shorts and a t shirt just wont cut it! Learn from my mistake :D

    I also visited for the first time the beach at Selinunte where me and my friend found some raw clay.. Of course we smothered ourselves with it and i can tell you i never felt my skin feel so soft! 

    Enjoy.

                     

  • Viva Barcelona

    Another short but sweet weekend away with 2 of my girls. Third time to Barcelona yet it still excites me to know hopfully it will be sunny and the climate will definately be in double figures. The art of Gaudi, tapas, amazing architecture, cool shops, super friendly people and bad ass Mojito's is what i love!

    Again i tend to walk as much as i eat (which was alot) with my little toe just about able to take the last few steps without the fiction of my new Nike trainers rubbing on it just about bareable. Walking in Barcelona is amazing with every other building just as unique and beautiful as the next! 

    Our apartment was an absolute dream! All white, super bright cottage style with a roof top terrace somthing id imagine by the beach! Only thing its 5 floors up with no elevator! Great to burn off all the great food i ate, not so great after 1 too many Passion fruit Martini's! 

    My happy moments:

    •   If you love brunch with a twist you have to go to 'Brunch & Cake'  i guarantee you will not regret it!!
    • Dusk for some seriously strong bad ass drinks. I recommend the Mojito and also the Passion fruit Martini - taste like juice which can only mean 1 thing- drink responsibly :)
    • Blanc @ Mandarin Oriental- The Octopus salad was orgasmic!... so was the Cheesecake & Caremilised Apple Lasagne for desert!!! 
    • Park Guell- This place is seriously amazing and definately worth a visit but make sure you bring some comfy shoes coz the hill is on a seriously steep incline!

     

    Warm Octopus salad at Blanc at The Mandarin Oriental

     

    Cheese Cake, Apple Lasagne. YUM

     

     

     

    Puffo and coconut ice cream. Double YUM

     

     

    The most amazing brunch!!

     

    Park Guell

     

     

  • A Parisian Weekend Away

    A baltic weekend it was, i promise you if my friend wasnt so kind to offer me her gloves i would not have my fingers right now to type with!

    A birthday celebration weekend it was yet not so much celebrating went down as we were all too tired at sun down that i personally was KO'ed and in bed my 10pm. (hard core, i know)

    I did not however let my appetite down and ensured i stuffed my face to my hearts content! Tea and cake at the Laduree i have to say was a happy moment. Vanillla tea and the Strawberry, Rose Saint Honore went down a treat. Lets not forget the 2 hot chocolates i had the day before that i could no longer have dinner and the Lamb at the Les Bouquines was pretty awesome! YUM.

    Heres a few pictures from my trip! Enjoy and Au Revoir!

       

    A quick stop for some well deserved hot chocolate

    The beauty of Notre Dame

     

        

    Some serious decisions had to be made! :)

    A stop for lunch! .... :)

    I am watching you.....

    You havent been to Paris if you dont see the Eiffel Tower! 

     

     

    The Metro- How i miss the tube... but not the prices!

     

    Ate some serious sweet stuff! 

    The mother of all Tea and cakes!