Travel and lifestyle blog. Used to do beauty and throw some in for good measure now and again.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!


I hope you have all had/are having a great day! Everything has finally slowed down a bit and today is an excuse not to do revision so here I am. We have opened our presents, had Christmas dinner, been to see my granddad and are now chilling by the fire watching TV after having some Christmas pudding. I am excited to crack out the chocolates later on. Not only do I love the food on Christmas Day, but also been surrounded by the glittery decorations and having lovely cosy films on the TV. 

I will try and post as much as I can whilst the exam period is here but I will definitely be back on blogging form after my last exam (29th January). Thanks to those that have stuck with me in 2015!

Lots Of Love,
Alice
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Travel Bucket List: Winter Destinations

Even though it is nice to be at home for Christmas, it is also nice to go on holiday during this time. Either somewhere to make you feel christmassy, or somewhere hot for those who hate the cold weather (me!). Therefore, I thought it would be very appropriate for the time of year whilst incorporating places I would like to go in the future.



Lapland, Finland: This is a place that will make you feel more christmassy. I really want to ride on santas sledge and see the Northern Lights.

Iceland: Again, another winter place. I think it would be really cool to go here when it is snowing and really cold whilst bathing in the hot lava pools. I'm pretty sure it is something on everyones bucket lists and I definitely plan to go in the next couple of years!

Norway: Norway sounds amazing in all weathers and I heard it can be pretty beautiful in summer. I want to visit Oslo but I also think it would be nice to head up north where there is lots of snow and it would be nice to see the local culture.

Travel around Australia: Australia is having its summer period right now so if you are wanting to escape to a place of sunshine, this could be the place. As it is so far away, I would want to make a real trip of it. I think I would start in the west in Perth and work my way east across to the Gold Coast. I would definitely like to stay in the centre of Australia for a bit and see the real outback.

Safari in South Africa: South Africa is also having it's summer right now therefore it is no better time than to go on a safari. I cannot wait to see one of my favourite animals; the giraffes!

Costa Rica: Our winter is Costa Rica's drier period and so this would be lovely to visit whilst seeing all the amazing creatures and wildlife. Costa Rica is a truly amazing country; it doesn't have an army and is just a super peaceful country. Apparently the people are really nice and it is a regular thing that a monkey will just appear on your balcony. The country is over 50% rainforest - ahhh doesn't it just sound insane.

Canary Islands: For someone who is looking for winter sun but does not want to sit on a plane for a long time, this is the place for you. The canary islands are a 4 hour flight from the UK and boast summer weather all year round. I particularly like Gran Canaria and have been here before as well as to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote when I was younger. Therefore this one isn't necessarily top of my bucket list but I would like to go to Tenerife and La Palma to say that I have been to the main islands. It is a short distance summer in winter after all.

Have any of you guys been to a great place in winter?

Lots Of Love,

Alice

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Non-Beauty Christmas Lust List

I know my blog has been filled with wish/lust lists at the moment but I really enjoy reading these kind of posts and most importantly, I really enjoy creating them. I feel like when there is sales on after christmas, I can look at these posts and buy the things I have wanted for a while rather than impulse buying random items. I realise christmas is about much more than the presents but a significant part is presents, especially giving presents to those you love. 




1: Victoria Secret Yoga Leggings / £23.80 (Sale) / Link 

2: Adidas Stan Smith Trainers / £65 / Link

3: Ted Baker Cosmetic Bag / £30 / Link

4: Binky Waterfall Trench Coat / £45.99 / Link

5: Chelsea Boots / £35 / Link

6: Calvin Klein Underwear - thong / £17 / Link 


7: Boux Avenue PJS / £28 / Link


8: Nourish Cookbook / £- / Link

9: Diptyque Candle / £20-40 / Link 

10: Flat Kneww High Boots / £40 / Link 

11: Throw/Blanket / £37.50 (Sale) / Link


12: Missguided Playsuit / £15 (Sale) / Link

13: Roll Neck Jumper / £28.99 / Link

I hope this gives you an idea of something to put on your christmas list and/or something you can get for your friends and family. What is on your christmas list?

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Monday, 30 November 2015

My MAC lipliners

My new obsession regarding beauty is lip liners. I think using lip liners alone looks really good and makes lips look a lot fuller. I feel that MAC is the best brand for lip liners so I definitely want to get more than the three I currently have. I'll tell you about the three I have...

The shades I have are...


My newest addition is BRICK which has been a famous favourite for a while. It is a gorgeous red colour but I thought it would be more orange toned. MAC describes it as an intense golden red, but I don't really understand the golden part. Despite that, it looks gorgeous.

I bought SOAR as it is supposed to be a Kylie Jenner - esque shade. I absolutely love how this looks and it is my favourite MAC liner as of yet. It makes my lips look so dark and full, it is truly gorgeous.

I bought IN SYNCH quite a while ago and it is a really light nude shade. To be honest, I think it is quite hard to apply as it is quite drying. It doesn't have too much colour as it is really really nude and kind of washes me out. It is my least favourite but I could definitely work with it if I had a nice brown nude lipstick over the top of it.

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Dress Lust List

As party season is upon us, I can't help but think about buying new party wear. I love fancy dresses; they are my favourite clothing type to wear. These dresses could be worn to a friends birthday, for New Years Eve or even just for a Saturday night out.

1 / Plunge Ladder Detail Skater Dress Black / £40 / Link

2 / Lace Bodycon Dress Grey / £28 / Link

3 / Silky Plunge Skater Dress Nude / £40 / Link

4 / Cut Away Rib Dress Taupe / £22 / Link

5 / Marisa Black halterneck mini dress / £20 / Link

6 / Jestina Gold Sequin Maxi Dress / £35 / Link

7 / Blaine Beige Metallic Top Bodycon Dress / £20 / Link

8 / Angel Rose Sequin Cross Front Mini Dress / £30 / Link

9 / Laya Silver Glitter Rib Lattice Side Bodycon Dress / £25 / Link


Which ones would you buy?


Lots Of Love,

Alice

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Beauty Lust List



1 - Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette / £38 / Link
2 - Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Ambre Vanille Luxe Body Collection / £49 / Link
3 - Anastacia Brow Wiz / £15.50 / Link
4 - NARS Matte Multiple in V / £29 / Link
5 - Zoeva Makeup Brush Set / 65 euros / Link
6 - NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer / £22 / Link
7 - Laura Mercier Secret Concealer / £19.50 / Link
8 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick / £26 / Link
9 - Hourglass Ambient Lightning Palette / £65 / Link
10 - Lorac Pro Palette / $42 / Link

What are you lusting for this Christmas??

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Boots Beauty Haul

When I went home from university  for the weekend and had access to a car, I took a trip to Boots. (obviously). I was going out for my friends birthday so decided to pick up some eyelashes a nice matte foundation. I am so happy with all my purchases and the 3 for 2 offer at Boots makes it even better.


L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Matte Foundation / £7.99 / Link : I have been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation for a year or so now and it is quite a dewy finish which I liked. However I felt that in pictures I always looked a little shiny. As the weather gets dry, my face actually gets quite oily. This is a really good foundation and stays on all day. It doesn't budge at all. I genuinely think it is the best foundation in the drugstore that I have ever tried.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder / £3.99 / Link : I have used this for so long so it was just a repurchase. I don't need to say too much as I have talked about it on my blog for a while but it instantly mattifies the skin and the transcluent one I always get means it doesn't alter your foundation colour.

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Kit / £6.99 / Link : I have seen this in Boots for some time now and have always wanted to try it. I saw that Mollie from The Saturdays was advertising it and as she is so beautiful, obviously it made me want it. I haven't really used the highlighter, I quite like using the MAC mineralize skin finish in Soft and Gentle and I don't think much could beat that. The contour colour is a really nice matte shadow brown colour - perfect for its job, contouring the face.

Fleur De Force by Eyelure Eyelashes / £5.25 / Link
Nip and Fab Glycolic Scrub / £9.95 (£6.63 on offer currently) / Link : I have used this a few times now and I can honestly say it is a fantastic product. It contains salycylic acid which clears the pores of dirt as well as glycolic acid which is an exfoliant. After using this, my skin feels so smooth.

Sanctuary Spa 5 minute thermal detox mask / £10 (£6.67 on offer currently) / Link : I love this mask as I really feel like it is clearing out my pores. I can feel it doing something as it kind of warms up on your face. Definitely unique as I have never had a thermal face mask before. The price is great and is a lovely 'high end for the drugstore' product.
Boots brow brush and eyelash comb / £4.50 / Link
Real Techniques Shading brush / £7.99 / Link
Brushes aren't too exciting but needed a brow brush and the Real Techniques brush has been on my wishlist for a while. I love Real Techniques brushes so much!

Now it is getting to christmas and all the deals are in full force, what have you been buying?

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Sunday, 15 November 2015

My First Charlotte Tilbury Product!

So today I am going to talk about my first ever Charlotte Tilbury product. I really want more products from the brand as the packaging looks so stunning and I heard such good reviews about so many of them. I'd really like to try the Dolce Vita eyeshadow palette and the Film star bronze and glow. I am impressed with this product and it most definitely feels like a luxury item.




The shade is a nudey pink kind of shade and appears quite sheer on the lips. It isn't opaque nor matte so is a really wearable shade that can be reapplied without a mirror. This is because it is part of the 'KI.S.S.I.N.G' collection which I am guessing means you can kiss people whilst you wear it because it is sheer! It is pretty pricey for a lipstick (£23) but it will definitely get good use as it is so wearable for everyday or even on a night out paired with smokey eyes.

If I were to buy another lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury I would try one from her 'Matte Revolution' collections as I feel they would be more noticeable and perhaps the lipstick pay off would be worth a little more of the £23 price tag.

What other Charlotte Tilbury products should I try?

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Friday, 13 November 2015

Venice Part Two: Murano

Following on from my previous post, I am going to share the beautiful place that is Murano with you. It is an island just off the coast of Venice: about a 7 minute water taxi/bus journey away. This is the island where we stayed for my surprise birthday trip and as you may know, it is famous for Murano glass. We spent the last day of our trip exploring this wonderful town and of course, eating in a beautiful Italian garden.

After looking in all the intricate Murano glass shops and walking past a really cool glass sculpture, we decided it was time for lunch. The #1 Murano restaurant according to tripadvisor was closed so we headed to the restaurant at the #2 spot and I am so glad we did. Situated in a beautiful italian-esque garden surrounded my trees and beautiful architecture we sat down to eat some food. The bruschetta to start was amazing; the best I have ever had. I had tomato pasta with scampi for my mains but wish I went for pizza (again!) because it just looked so good! We then had these really cool desserts upon recommendation from the waitress: white chocolate cream with coconut biscuit and different sauces on the top. Definitely something different from your typical brownie or cheesecake.



After more exploring, we sat at our hotel cafe overlooking the canal where the waterbus station was situated and watched the sun set. We left on our hotel water tranfer at about 5.30 to go to the airport. I was extremely sad to be leaving. Our hotel was called 'La Gare Venezia' (Venezia = Venice in Italian... not meaning to sound patronising but it actually took me a little while to notice). It was a 5* hotel and the decor was so classic, fresh, modern italian. I'll leave you a few pictures of the hotel here so finish off the post!









So thanks for reading and I hope you like these kind of travel posts. I have been lucky enough to visit quite a few places this year so my blog has shifted over to the more travel/lifestyle aspect. I have beauty posts scheduled though so it will still be a mixture on the whole.

LET ME KNOW IF YOU LIKE TRAVEL POSTS & WHERE SHOULD I GO IN ITALY NEXT?

 Lots Of Love,

Alice

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Surprise Birthday Trip To Venice

So last week it was my birthday and my boyfriend told me that I had to leave a few days free so that I was going to miss Halloween. I genuinely thought we would be heading to London and doing some sightseeing there. He tricked me when he said 'Yes but where abouts in London?' ... turns out it was London Gatwick airport!!

Upon arriving at Venice airport, I was mesmerised about instead of a bus or train station, it was a water boat station. The airport is on the mainland but Venice is an island connecting to the mainland via a long road but the main way to get there is by water taxi or water boat. 

We stayed at an amazing hotel in Murano which is an island really close to Venice, about a 7 minute boat ride from the coast of Venice and is actually closer to the airport. It is famous for Murano glass and we spent our third and final today exploring it. Our first and second days were spent in Venice so as I have A LOT of pictures, I am going to put this in to two posts; part one will be Venice city and part two will be Murano.

In Venice, we wandered around looking at the amazing architecture and eating incredible Italian food such as pizza, pasta and gelato. Italian food is officially my favourite even more so than before. We visited the famous St Mark's square and on the second evening we sat on the south of the island and watched a cruise ship pass through the south coast of Venice and southern island of Giudecca. It was pretty fascinating - those things are big.
















Have you guys ever been to Venice? 
Look out for my next post which will detail my day in Murano and my hotel and everything.


 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Gift Ideas for the Man in your Life

When it comes to getting presents for the males in my life, I always struggle. After having a few years experience buying presents for men, I feel I can put together a comprehensive gift guide together. As Christmas is around the corner, I hope I can shed some inspiration on this somewhat difficult matter whether it be your partner or your lil bro. 






Sports tickets - What man doesn't love some sort of sport? Whether it be football, rugby or cricket, try get tickets to a sport he really likes. If you can't afford that and it is a bit out of your price range, why not get tickets for a stadium tour? You can get football stadium tours to Old Trafford and Anfield for around £15 a ticket. 

A nice trip - It was my boyfriends 21st birthday recently and I took him on a trip to Liverpool. We visited Anfield stadium, stayed in a nice hotel and went for a meal by the docks. You can read my post here. A nice trip away, or a night away as I did, would be a great present for you and your partner to create memories together.

Aftershave - This is such a classic present for a man that has everything. Whether it be his favourite scent or a new one, almost every man wears aftershave. Expensive ones may be an ideal luxe gift to make him feel special. Men like to feel good too!

DIY Scrapbook - This is particularly effective when buying for a partner. Make him a scrapbook of his life or perhaps a scrapbook of your relationship. You could include photos of yourselves on holiday and tickets you got when being there ie. train tickets, attraction tickets and boarding passes. Believe it or not, men do actually like to be soppy. I made one for my boyfriends 21st and he loved it.

Money/Gift Vouchers - This is more useful if buying for a nephew or something, but you can't go wrong with a gift voucher. Teenage boys are going to love gift vouchers, and more so will love receiving money.

Gaming Things - If he has a Playstation or Xbox then why not get him a new game that has been released? There's always some new game phenomena! If you have a big budget, you could always get him a new console. You will definitely be in his good books for quite some time.

Make a personal gift box - I did this for my boyfriend last Christmas and he really liked it. I put some random favourites in there such as his favourite chocolate, a bottle of port, some Christmas socks and boxers, a mug and a scratch map. It is a thoughtful gift and then he has lots of presents to open (or look at!)

A Hip Flask - I feel this would be a great present for men both young and old, as what man doesn't like alcohol? The young en's like it to avoid paying ridiculous prices for drinks in the club and the old men like it as a nice sophisticated product. This hipflask from SWIG is such a nice present idea as they are designed to last for generations, a truly memorable keep-sake present which are of an amazing quality! You can buy gift sets and even get a hip flash engraved to make it super personal! This is their story:
"SWIG was born when the lightening storm of fate struck the electrolyte water of destiny, creating the wiggling proteins of inspiration, and I realised just how bloody hard it is to a buy a man a gift. At exactly the same time, I was also struggling to find a decent hip flask. Most were either comedy items or valuable antiques, and both impractical. So, clasping these twin problems in one hand, and a lightning bolt in the other, I forged SWIG: the UK’s first hip flask brand, dedicated to making the best flasks on the market, and perfect for gifting." 
I think it is a great gift idea, especially if you want to buy something that can be handed down through generations and is of the best quality. It is ideal for any man of legal drinking age and is a sophisticated and personalised gift.
So there are some ideas if you are struggling to think of what to get your boyfriend, dad, uncle, nephew, granddad or just your male friend this Christmas. Obviously, these gifts would be good for someones birthday too. Let me know if you have any more ideas, we can all help each other out!

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Sunday, 25 October 2015

A Surprise Trip To Liverpool

So recently I took a trip to Liverpool for the night as a surprise gift for my boyfriend. Some of his family originates back to Liverpool therefore he is a LFC supporter so I thought it would be nice to take him to Anfield stadium followed my a nice meal by the docks and a stay in a nice hotel. I really liked the city and would love to go back again. It makes me realise that there is more of England I need to discover: I haven't actually been to that many places in the UK! Anyway on with the post... hope you enjoy! (Apologies about the photography - I actually forgot to take my camera away with me so ended up taking pictures on my phone and the sizing of the photos messed up so some photos may be a little small! :( )


We began by visiting Anfield and I found it interesting to see the stadium as it is a world famous football club. The Steven Gerrard Collection in the museum at the end of the tour was particularly heart warming. 


We left the ground and headed for a bit of food and coffee at a really nice italian place where they sold traditional pizzas, coffee and gelato. We then headed to our hotel which was the Signature Living Hotel right in the city centre. Our bathroom came with a double jacuzzi bath which was rather cool and yes, that is a TV in the wall right there.


We then headed out to the Albert dock where we went for a nice meal. We went to Gusto which is a really nice italian restaurant. I'm not usually overkeen on chain restaurants but this one is rather special. It isn't too expensive but it isn't cheap either. There is a nice mixture of pizza, pasta and fish dishes. It felt particularly special as we were right on the Albert Dock. Before dinner, we had a drink sitting looking out at the docks. I had a Strawberry Dacquiri, my favourite.

 I didn't take many pictures of the food as it was quite dark but I managed to take one of the garlic pizza bread and olives we had. This wasn't even our starter. For starters we both had prawns. We also had a lovely bottle of wine to share and then I had prawn pasta for my mains.


After dinner, we headed to Seel Street which is supposed to be 'the place' for bars in Liverpool. We weren't really in the partying mood, we just wanted a nice drink. It was a Sunday night so it wasn't busy but we went into Alma de Cuba and had a nice glass of wine. We headed back to the hotel a little tipsy as you can probably see from the next photo.

The next morning, before we headed home, we went to Bills for breakfast. I think I chose badly though which is a shame as it is quite expensive. I went for pancakes (no bacon) and my boyfriend had pancakes with bacon. The pancakes were just quite thick which I think is the american style. I prefer them thinner as they are less stodgy that way. I didn't eat too much of my breakfast and kind of wish I went for something else, but oh well! I know for next time! It made for a good instagrammable picture though...

Despite the train drama I had before we left regarding tickets and the not-so-great breakfast, we had such a lovely time. It was a really nice way to spend a Sunday and part of Monday, away from the student life. The hotel was pretty luxurious and we enjoyed a day of exploring and a night of eating and drinking. My boyfriend seemed to like it so that's always good.

Have you ever been to Liverpool? Where do you recommend going there if I visit again?

 Lots Of Love,

Alice

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Current Beauty Favourites

Hello everybody, long time no see! I have been super busy with university work and my life schedule is rather hectic. One weekend, I took my boyfriend on a trip to Liverpool and the weekend after, I spent 3 nights at his house down south. This weekend I am going back to Leeds and the weekend after that is my birthday weekend, so I have to cram my weekdays with work work work. That been said, I have a few blog posts scheduled so hopefully I won't be absent for too long from now on. As the title suggests, here are a collection of some of the beauty products that I have been loving. Enjoy!

1. Neals Yard Remedies Eye Make-up Remover / £11 / Link I purchased this product after a recommendation from a friend and I'm really glad I did. It is a really gentle product that removes mascara whilst hydrating and conditioning the lashes. I feel that a lot of eye make-up removers can be quite harsh on the eyes. I must say, it isn't like the oil based formulas that melt off your mascara in an instant and it probably wouldn't easily remove waterproof mascara. However, it doesn't take long to remove at all and I really like the fact it is made from all natural products and ingredients.

2. Make-up Forever Full Cover Concealer / $32 / Link My sister picked this up for me when she went to New York as the brand is unfortunately unavailable in the UK. It is a full coverage concealer but does not look cakey in the slightest. I do, of course, love the beloved Collection Lasting Perfection concealer but I do think this concealer has slightly more coverage and is less cakey. This is considerable more expensive though, but I know it is going to last me a LONG time as a little bit goes a long way. 

3. YSL Touche Eclat / £25 / Link My lovely boyfriend bought this for me at duty free in Madrid as he knew I really wanted it. He tried to surprise me with it in the past but ended up buying me the YSL mascara by accident. (Not complaining!) It is really brightening under the eyes and gives a nice glow. I think it is definitely worth the hype and is a staple product in any beauty lovers stash.

4. YSL False Lash Effect Mascara/ £25 / Link This is the mascara I previously talked about, the one that my boyfriend bought for me. At first I wasn't a big fan but now I love it! I think it may have been too wet when I first tried it out but now it has thickened up a bit, it gives a much better effect. It is quite pricey but I definitely think it is worth it for the luxurious packaging.

5. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner / £18.50  / Link I tried using gel eyeliner a while ago and purchased the Maybelline one. After lots of disuse, it soon dried up. I only really wear eyeliner when I go out on an evening but gel is definitely my preferred eyeliner so I thought I would try it again. I was in El Corte Ingles in Madrid (I did a Madrid beauty haul post - read here) and I got this one to try out. I love it so much that I have been wearing it so much so it HAD to be in my current beauty favourites.

So there are my beauty favourites of the moment. Let me know if you have any of these products and what you think about them.

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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Saturday, 3 October 2015

My Incredible Trip To Halkidiki

Recently I went on holiday to Halkidiki, a beautiful part of northern Greece. I stayed at the Ikos Oceania hotel for one week and it was so dreamy! From the food to the incredible sunsets, it was a trip I miss already. I definitely want to go back next year as it was pure luxury and relaxation. It isn't what a lot of people think when you say 'all inclusive'. It is way more than that. In the hotel, there are 4 a la carte restaurants; 2 of which have a michelin star menu. But I'll get on to that soon! Warning: it's going to be quite a photo heavy post, but I enjoy that. Hope you like hearing about my trip!


The views from our room were incredible. As the sun set, Mount Olympus appeared, which was magical as you cannot see it during the day. I can imagine this was pretty magical back in the days of Ancient Greece. We also had  a view of the deluxe pool and the glistening sea. We actually went as a Deluxe guest as it wasn't too much more expensive and all the added extras were worth it. The deluxe block with the deluxe pool was in a great location and we also got a bottle of champagne on arrival as well as a complimentary massage. Deluxe guests also got a section of the beach to themselves as well as a private dinner on the beach. We did this and it was so lovely. Read about this later on!


My room

Views the day we arrived. I fell asleep here due to the tiredness from travelling and woke up thinking 'Wow where am i?!'


View from the balcony

View from the balcony



The food at the resort was amazing. As it was all inclusive, everything was free but you would think you were paying hundreds of pounds for the meals. As well as the Mediterranean buffet 'Flavors', there were 4 a la carte restaurants: an Italian, Greek, French and Asian. The Italian and Greek had michelin star menus but I thought all of them were fantastic.

We ordered room service as soon as we got there as it was 4pm and the restaurants had closed. I had a stir fry type thing with rice noodles, aubergine, courgette and pepper in a stir fry-esque soya sauce.  It was delicious. One morning, we had room service for breakfast. I'm not really into eating meat so I just had some crossaints with honey and jam as well as some fruit and orange juice. Another comment to make about the hotel was the quality of food. Never have I been to an all inclusive that serves chickpea curry and real vegan/vegetarian options, it was fantastic. Gone were the days of burgers, chips and pizza at tacky resorts.
Smoked salmon & avacado nibbles and cocktails by the pool

We also could have a dine out experience as part of our all inclusive package which meant we could go into the local town and eat at a local restaurant. I had mousakka - real greek food! It was nice to sit by the harbour with the locals and see what they were eating.

Aside from laying by the pool, we went for a look around the local town Nea Moudania. We did this the morning before eating there actually. We also took some pedalos out and did some kayaking. I wanted to try paddle boarding but you needed a lesson beforehand so we didn't bother. It felt so good to be looking out to sea feeling the heat of the sun and being able to slide down the slide into the clear sea. It made me realise that I really didn't want to leave this beautiful place! We even saw jellyfish and fish in the water which was cool. (Although, made me unwilling to go in the sea that day!) I also participated in aqua aerobics, morning yoga in the pool and beach yoga which was a pretty cool experience! We got a free massage too so that was a brilliant way to start the holiday and was definitely painful at the start as I had some serious knots in there!



The most amazing part of the holiday is when me and my boyfriend had a romantic dinner on the beach. Luckily, noone else that had this deluxe benefit had booked to have this on the same day so we had the private beach to ourselves as well as a private waiter. It was the menu from the greek restaurant which was great for us as we went there at the start of the week and loved it. Before you order, you get bread, olive paste, Tzatziki, hummus and anchovies. Real greek meze.


It was an amazing trip and I recommend the Ikos Oceania hotel if you  fancy a romantic holiday to Greece! It's very luxurious and the staff couldn't do enough to make your trip incredible. (This post is not sponsored at all, I just loved it!) I hope you enjoyed this post and if you want to see the outfits I wore on holiday, here's a link to my last post where I did a Greece outfit diary!

 Lots Of Love,

Alice
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