Five fun things to do in Miami

We visited Miami in October 2014 – combining it with a trip to Barbados and loved this vibrant, colourful and laid back city. We stayed at The Redbury, a five minute walk away from South Beach. It’s the sister hotel to The Raleigh, which means you can use their facilities (read: amazing swimming pool). So what’s there to do in Miami apart from lying on the beach? 1. Discover art deco gems I LOVE art deco and Miami is full of art deco buildings. They are mostly found along Ocean Drive and in around South Beach. Either walk or hire…

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Five free things to do in New York

New York is one of my absolute favourite cities. I’m lucky to have visited three times already – once in Spring and twice over New Year. Like London, New York can be expensive but there are lots of free things to do. Here are my favourite five: 1. Walk the High Line Admittedly, this is better to do during Spring or Summer when it’s warmer and you can sit at one of the pop-up bars, but it’s still a great walk even in the colder months. The High Line is essentially a public park that runs along an old rail…

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Review: Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen

I was lucky enough to get tickets to Savage Beauty at the V&A, which celebrates the genius that was British designer Alexander McQueen. Advanced tickets are now sold out but you can still buy ‘on the day’ tickets – you better be quick as it closes this weekend on 2 August. If you don’t live in London or can’t get to the exhibition, be sure to take a look at the website, as there are videos with Alexander McQueen himself, a private view of the exhibition with Tinie Tempah and lots more. To describe this exhibition as breathtaking is under-selling it. The…

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A long weekend in Gallipoli, Puglia

Gallipoli is a small seaside town in Puglia and I highly recommend it for a weekend break or as part of a wider tour of Puglia. We’ve visited twice so here are some tips to make the most of your time in this beautiful town. How to get there To get to Gallipoli you need to fly to Brindisi (from London, only Easyjet and Ryanair fly directly) and then either hire a car and drive, get a taxi, bus or train. We chose to get a taxi as it’s much quicker than a bus and we didn’t want to drive but…

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Five ways to liven up your lunch break

As I work a desk job where I’m online all day, it’s really important to my well-being to take a proper lunch break and go outside to get some fresh air. I’m guessing many of you work desk jobs too, stuck in front of a computer all day. Instead of munching on your lunch at your desk, do yourself a favour and take a proper break. Your mind, and body, will thank you for it! Not sure what to do on your lunch break? Here are five things I like to do to liven up, not only my lunch break,…

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