When I was in France I spent one day in Nice. The old town is beautiful with loads of winding little roads to explore. In the morning we hung out at the market...Read More →
When I was in France I spent one day in Nice. The old town is beautiful with loads of winding little roads to explore. In the morning we hung out at the market – there were tons of flowers plus lots of food and paintings. One of my favourite parts of the city was seeing all the clothes hanging outside people’s windows to dry.
I’m currently stretching my legs in a flat in southern France. I arrived here on Saturday to perfectly clear blue skies and I couldn’t be happier. The winter in Zurich has been so long – it feels impossibly good to feel the sun on my skin again. Yesterday we headed out into the town of Vence. It was perfect to wander around the old cobbled streets and take in the weekend atmosphere. There’s only one problem that I’m currently facing: French coffee. We sat down at a lovely little outdoor cafe in a square and ordered two cappuccinos. When they came out, instead of foam, there were huge dollops of thick whipped cream on top. Is this normal? I need to figure out what sort of coffee to order here. I’m not hardcore enough to just order an espresso, I need something with a bit of milk and, ideally, some foam. What do I order guys? Tomorrow we’re heading into Antibes, hopefully I’ll have better luck.
This past weekend I travelled to Berlin with Samsung to celebrate the completion of their ‘Life’s a Photo’ campaign. They ran an online photo competition to discover which city is the most photogenic and Berlin won with the most votes. We travelled around the city checking out sites in the afternoon. It was absolutely freezing cold but so much fun. We were all given a Samsung Galaxy camera to play with for the day. You can go online with it and even upload photos straight to Instagram. The camera is super easy to use and really great if you want something small that you can take on the go. The photos are better quality than I can get with my phone which makes it a great alternative to using my iPhone plus it’s way lighter than my dSLR. Definitely a winner in my books.
Massive thanks to Samsung and Jam for inviting me to the event.
I’ve just returned home from a week spent in Jamaica at Sandals Royal Plantation. Looking back it feels like a dream. Was I really just in the Caribbean for a week? Everything was so perfect and idyllic that it doesn’t seem real.
I spent each day lying on the beach drinking piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris. In the afternoon, when I’d worked up a bit of energy, we’d go sailing or snorkeling. I’ve never been on a resort style holiday before this trip or had an all inclusive experience. Being able to eat and drink as much as I wanted meant I did exactly that… I’m definitely packing a slightly squishier middle section now. It was totally worth it though – the food was delicious. The real highlight of the trip has to be the fact that we had our very own butler for the week. When we arrived we were given a cell phone that we could reach him on. Now that I’m back home I’m totally craving that phone. Nothing equates to luxury quite like white sand beaches and your very own butler. Sandals, I miss you already.
Massive thank you to Sarah at Sandals for organizing the trip.
I’m here in Jamaica and it is so beautiful.
I’m waking up at the crack of dawn to a view of the sun rising over a big expanse of ocean. We’re staying at Sandals Royal Plantation resort. This is the first time I’ve gone on a resort style vacation and so far it has totally blown my expectations. Yesterday I accidentally broke a pair of the sandals I brought with me. I was trying to sew the leather back together and I left the shoes sitting on the desk in the room. When I came back in the evening they had been mended. I didn’t even ask, they just found them and fixed them. Seriously, that is crazy amazing service.