These trips are getting shorter. Just one night in Amsterdam, surely not enough to even scratch the surface? Happy to confirm my fears were unjust. While I would always like an extra night (even at the end of some of my month long trips), my sojourn in Amsterdam felt entirely adequate. For starters, KLM now…Details
I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my skin care routine. But from a former beauty editor, trust me it’s not about how much you’re spending on products or how many you can slather on your face. I believe that less is more when it comes to beauty, especially when you’re got luggage restrictions to think about (more on packing here). There are some things I’ll never skip though. So; tried and tested, here are my skin travel tips.Details
Is there anything better than lazy mornings in satin and lace with a huge room service breakfast? I don’t think so. I picked up this floral satin and lace nightdress in Penneys before heading away and it’s perfect for when I want to lounge but I also want to be glam. You know those days?…Details
We’ve all done it. Turned up at the airport and realised the charger is still plugged in beside the bed and had to dish out more cash than anticipated for an airport replacement. You’ve got no other choice at that stage, so they’ll charge whatever for travel tech and you’ll hand over the dolla through gritted…Details
Everyone talks about the really good stuff and the really bad things. No one talks about the in between. You hear stories about panicking and not being able to breathe. And the ones where people become obsessed and make diving their new go-to hobby. But what actually happens on your first dive? What is scuba…Details
We’ve been threatening to have a 5th Floor Collective BBQ in Vicki’s garden (of truth as we renamed it, or #GOT which can get a bit confusing) since probably summer of 2015. So we set a date and commit to making it happen come rain or shine. It was a great excuse to welcome back…Details
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, to have a bikini body you must have a body and wear a bikini. Simples. The more time I spend in one, the more I want to be comfy and confident wearing a bikini though. Much like someone who wears jeans a lot wants to be comfy and confident in their favourite skinnies. That’s where Underdog Boxing came in.Details
Wow, there’s something magical about watching this footage of Ibiza by air by videographer Michael Vanarey. He manages to show us a totally different perspective to the white isle.
Have a look at this montage of aerial footage Michael filmed on our press trip with Essential Ibiza in May 2016 and some of the stunning locations they brought us too.
I spy Surf Lounge, Hostal la Torre, Babylon Beach Bar, Tropicana Beach Club, Atzaro Hotel and a vineyard near Pikes Hotel.
We used the Kaiser Baas Delta Drone with GoPro gimbal from Harvey Norman in Ireland to capture these images, enjoy!Details
For Sunday fun day, we decided to potter on down to Sluiz which is a really cool interiors and clothing shop on the outskirts of Santa Gertrudis. The real draw for me though, was their outdoor space with cute little food stalls and bar out the back on the Sunday we went.Details
Right, let’s just talk about Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel for a second. It’s where the infamous Wham! Club Tropicana music video was filmed at the pool and the walls are adorned with pictures of famous faces who’ve stayed there.
Arriving, it might seem underwhelming, but just give it a minute. Checking in was enough to convince me of the rock n roll ways of this long lived establishment. Apparently the venue fell out of fashion for a few years, but with the Ibiza Rocks brand taking hold they’re well and truly back on the scene.Details
I don’t know how I’ve made it this far in Ibiza without having a little splash about. Well actually, the jellyfish hampered our efforts when we went over to Formentera and any other chance we’ve had I’ve chosen to hit up the wifi instead and get some work done, freelance life yo! Trust me, I’m not complaining.
But you simply cannot come to Ibiza and not go for a swim, so we got up early and did a no-phone power hour of jumping in the pool and a lazy breakfast with no technology. Bliss.Details