5 Things To Know Before You Visit Paris

Paris View

Last weekend I made a short trip to Paris to catch the Dior exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs before it ended on the Sunday. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of the exhibition on my stories, which you can still view on my highlighted stories. It was totally worth it, the exhibition was beautiful and Danny and I had a great trip. Paris is really easy to get to from London and I have visited a few times – although each trip always feels too short.

I’ve decided to put together a quick guide to Paris, with some of my favourite places and restaurants as well as tips I’ve picked up to help you plan a trip to the French capital. Read More »

Paris, Travel

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 Ultra Violet

Pantone Colour Of The Year Ultra Violet

I am always interested in the Pantone Colour Of The Year and this year the colour of 2018 is Ultra Violet. It’s a nice transition from Greenery into Ultra Violet and I can see it working well with last years colour. So if you incorporated Greenery into your home this could easily work alongside.

Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple hue, slightly mystical and Pantone compare it to the night sky as well as references to music icons such as Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. Ultra Violet also has a spiritual quality attached to mindfulness and meditation practices. I think it could be the perfect addition to a home this year.

I’ve picked out a few favourite interior pieces to introduce Ultra Violet into your home this year.

For more Ultra Violet inspiration, check out my Pinterest board. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

Where I Travelled In 2017

Lisbon Things To Do - Travel Blogger - Paula Holmes

Whether you are looking for inspiration or some insider tips on a travel destination for next year, I thought I’d take a look back and share with you where I travelled this year. I finally got to tick off some bucket list destinations like Los Angeles and Saint Lucia and also discovered a new European city that I totally fell in love with as much as my favourite Barcelona. I’ll start off in Barcelona which we travelled to last December, how has that been a year already!?

Barcelona

Danny and I headed to one of our favourite European cities for New Year. We stayed five nights over New Years, a few days before the big event and then a few days after to relax. As we were staying a little longer than a weekend, we decided to book an apartment in the city, which turned out really well and we were located very central and just a short walk to Las Ramblas and Casa Batlló (the Gaudi house). It was nice to feel at home in the city we now have visited frequently and have been to for the past three Januarys.

We celebrated New years Eve at Eclipse Bar at the W Hotel, which was a fun night and it was great to spend New Years Eve in a different city. Barcelona has of course great Spanish food, my favourite being Tapas 24 for the best tapas experience, but there is so much to see and do. Check out my top ten things to do in Barcelona. Read More »

Travel

A Romantic Break At Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort, Saint Lucia

Horse riding on beach and swim Island Routes Saint Lucia

Never did I think I would end the year writing a post about visiting the Caribbean and better still Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia has been on my list of ‘want to visit’ places and I am so happy I got to visit it this year and with Danny. We were invited by Sandals as part of their #JustAddLove campaign to stay for a week at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort on the North of the Island in Castries.

I’ve always thought of Sandals as a place where people get married or go on honeymoon and I guess never considered it as just a general holiday choice. And yes those things do happen, the amount of times everyone thought we were on honeymoon or I was called ‘the wife’ we found funny but if you are looking for a couples holiday to explore the Caribbean I would definitely recommend it. There is an obvious reason why it’s chosen as a honeymoon location, because from the minute you land your are picked up and whisked off to your resort for a holiday of complete luxury and who doesn’t want that!? Read More »

Saint Lucia, Travel

Madison ‘Soul Sunday’ Lunch Review

Soul Sunday Roast at Madison London Lifestyle Blog

St Paul’s might not be the first place in London you think of to visit for lunch or dinner, unless you work in the area or are visiting St Paul’s Cathedral. But it has everything you might want, the quick and easy bites, the trendy burger places and also the fancier restaurants on and around Bread Street.

Paula and I often pop to One New Change on the weekend, as it’s a great place to shop for avoiding the crowds, I swear on occasions we have had shops to ourselves. However one part of the centre that is always busy is Madison restaurant. We headed up (it’s on the sixth floor with the viewing platform) to sample their ‘Soul Sunday’ lunch menu. Read More »

Food, Reviews, Sunday Roast