Love: Sunskis

Love: Sunskis

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Here in Britain, we are finally having some hot weather (hoorah)! And although most of us would probably use sunglasses all year round, summer tends to be the time of year that people gravitate towards buying a new pair. In previous years I have brought RayBans such as the Wayfarers and the Clubmasters, and although they have served me well I have noticed the wear and tear of them as time goes on.

This year I wanted to purchase a new pair which were polarised. With RayBan, they tend to come up more expensive as the lens is of a higher quality, and I couldn’t bring myself to pay for a pair!

Shopping with my mum, I was in Hollister when I discovered Sunskis by the accessories stand. As soon as I saw them I fell in love! They were the perfect, size, fit, and frame that I was looking for, and they were polarised. I brought them instantly which says it all, and researched about the brand as I had never heard of them.. and from that this is where the LOVE factor comes in because they go above and beyond.. are you ready!

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  1. They are a small team based in San Francisco with life’s motto being ‘live life outside’. They promote friendly vibes and adventure.
  2. They make high-quality sunglasses without the ridiculous price tag!!! I have already noticed this from having them for several months and so far so good! Every pair is polarised and they use the best possible design, materials, and presentation.
  3. They are part of the 1% for the Planet campaign in which they donate 1% of their profits to benefit our planet-  really simple but effective.
  4. They also work with Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation, Save the Waves, and Leave No Trace who are all trying to make an impact on people to help save our environment.
  5. And last but by no means least, they have a lifetime warranty!!! Their BOMBPROOF warranty means that if anything happens to your sunglasses they will either try and resolve the issue with one of their kits or if there is real damage you can ship the glasses out to them, and they will try and fix them or send out a new pair! Amazing!

http://store.sunskis.com/pages/return-policy

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I have a pair of the Dipseas in Emerald Tortoise which has a slightly smaller lens and thin arms. They have certified UVA/B/400 protection with the frames being polycarbonate with a tri-spoke lock-tight hinge.

They are not gender specific (which I also love) and so anyone can wear them!
They come with a micro fibre bag as well as a crafted carrying case.
From Hollister, they range from £49-£58. If you buy them from the Sunski website they range from £36.30-£43.68 with shipping costing £18.90.

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I would definitely recommend checking out their website and blog for action-packed adventures as well as to check out the full range.

Sunski Sunglasses

Hollister

Love,
Lou x

 

 

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Sunny Salcombe

Sunny Salcombe

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If ever you get the chance, I would highly recommend taking a visit down to Salcombe, Devon. Known as England’s very own Santorini, you will find endless amounts of amazing cafes, bars, restaurants, and little things to do which just pulls your little get away altogether and makes you never want to leave!

I was lucky enough to be invited down with my besties and her family as they were partaking in Merlin Rocket Week ( a sailing event which happens every year in Salcombe). Doing something like this always means that you get to see the best bits as they have tried everything and know everyone; so you’re never short of a thing to do or see, and of course, an afternoon tea! Seeing as I only like sharing with you the things I love! I wanted to share some of the amazing things I got to experience, and if you’re heading down to Salcombe anytime soon, here are the places I would truly recommend!

The main road and touristy spot is Fore Street which acts as the main hub. Here you will find shops such as SeaSalt, Cath Kidston, FatFace, Joules, Independent Boutiques, and of course the birthplace of Jack Wills.

For breakfast I would recommend Captain Morgans- they do a great Full English and sausage sandwich, or The Salcombe Coffee Shop, who do an out of this world bacon sandwich and amazing amazing coffee!

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For lunch, there is a plenty! You can grab yourself a pasty, fish & chips, or a crab sandwich. Other great places include Sailor V who do smoothies and lots of different things, or there are The Fortescue and The Ferry Inn for a pub lunch! For afternoon tea go to The Ward Room which is hidden behind Crew Clothing. You get a great view over the estuary and can see all the boats going by.

For dinner definitely, check out Captain Flints! They have amazing pasta and pizza, as well as burgers and fresh fish. There tends to be a queue but the wait is worthwhile! After flints just across is The Bakehouse. During the day they are a bakery, but in the evening they turn into a Creperié. I had a Nutella and banana one! If you fancy a coastline walk which isn’t too far then I would recommend heading to The Winking Prawn for their BBQ. Walk along Cliff Road to Salcombe North Sands and you will stumble across their Beach Cafe. It is hands down the best BBQ I’ve ever had and it was lovely being sat outside, the beach next to us and watching the sunset. You even get ice cream included! There is no need to book unless you want to eat in the restaurant.

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The rest of the time I spent either on land or sea watching the sailing which I thoroughly enjoyed! It really was a great week and I cannot wait to do it again!!

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Love,
Lou x

London Calling 101.

London Calling 101.

London is full of exciting, new things to do! But, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do in a city that never sleeps. So I thought it might be nice to capture a little of what you can do when the ‘touristy’ things have been done and you need something new to do.

So first up is Pizza and Prosecco!

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If that hasn’t got you sold I don’t know what will! Whether it’s a week day or the weekend pop into Neal’s Yard, as tucked away is Homeslice- the best pizza I have ever tasted. With prosecco on tap, and pizza by the slice or whole your sure to find something you like. It’s quick, convenient and oh so good that you’ll leave wanting more. We sure did!

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Leicester Square is just around the corner and so we finished the evening watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which was amazing!

Love,
Lou x

A Little Trip to the Sea

So my wellies are still hanging over the radiator as I went a bit too far into the sea to take a photo (fail). But! I have just had the most lovely escape to Bournemouth with some of my bestest friends for the last weekend of January. Two of my friends live down there for University and so we were able to stay with them over the weekend and camp out on their floor but I had such a great time that I didn’t want to return home!

Here are some photos of the weekend and what we got up to!

Love,
Lou x

Love Travel: Cornwall

Love Travel: Cornwall

Love to Travel- Cornwall

Last september a friend and I took a spontaneous trip to Cornwall. I wanted to go to Cornwall as it is such a peaceful and relaxing place as well as giving you a space to think and have time out. We stayed in a beautifully unique B&B called The Artist Residance which was in the heart of Penzance and enabled us to travel to other parts of Cornwall with ease.

http://artistresidencecornwall.co.uk/room/medium-arty-double-twin/
IMG_3949This was the twin bedroom. It came with a little en suite filled with BeeGood Products. 


Breakfast Time: ~ Homemade granola ~ Fresh Yoghurt and compote ~ Pancakes and berries ~ 
Mini Full English ~  Scrambled Eggs ~  Smoked Salmon ~ Omelette ~



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~The vast menu allowed us to have something new everyday and explore different breakfast ideas that we wouldn’t normally have at home. ~

Places i loved:

Mousehole:
A tiny harbour filled with local residents all going about their own lives. Here you can find fishing boats, tiny shops with local produce, and my favourite place The Rock Pool Cafe. Here you can overlook the sea and of course the rockpools… and if you catch it on a good day you can sit in the sunshine, read a good book and let time pass you by. A must visit! 

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Handmade cakes, brownies and sandwiches are available as well as gifts and bits to take away.

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St. Ives
St. Ives is packed full of things to do! There is a gorgeous beach right next to shops, restaurants, museums, cafes and walks. We visited the Tate museum, explored the lanes full of shops, went to the beach and had dinner. St. Ives has a charming personality with lots to do.. it is one of my favourite places!

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I brought a super soft grey hoodie from the surf shack and a new phone case from Cath Kidston.

Port Issac:
When you imagine a sweet little cornish town Port Issac hits the spot! A small town surrounds the beach and harbour where you can find shops, cafes, restaurants and stunning walks overlooking the sea and beautiful landscapes. I remember visiting Port Issac when I was younger with my parents and loving the scenery. It truly is a wonderful little place.. and ohh oh oh. If you like hot chocolate then visit the cafe in the church. It is the BEST I have ever had!

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So there you have it! A year later but it is finally up! If you ever visit Cornwall then I hope you hunt these little gems out and love them as much as I do,
Love,
Lou x