Mexico – A Dream Holiday

This post is rather late since I actually visited in September 2014 but I only started the blog itself in December and it felt too wintery to blog about travel at the time. Since it’s a slow January I thought I would write about the amazing destination of Mexico.

Bob and I decided to book the holiday way back in February 2014 and had to wait a grueling 7 months until we actually got to experience it. We went into Thomson travel agents one Sunday morning and spur of the moment booked it. We travelled on the amazing new Dreamliner plane which had mood lighting in the cabin as you took off. (Silly me forget to get the camera out quick enough at the time, but here are a couple of pics of it)

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We stayed for 14 nights at the beautiful resort of El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma in the Riviera Maya. We chose it because it was well known for having good food and also is adults only! It was about 1 hr 30mins from the airport which was a nightmare as customs takes forever to get through but once at the resort we were greeted with a cool towel and a mocktail. The rooms were beautiful and although we didn’t like the positioning of the first room they were quick to move us to one more suited.

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The food was amazing and had so much choice. We visited all the restaurants and also indulged in the room service several times. There is a Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, Sandwhicherie and a gourmet pub. The Asian was one of our favourites as the sushi and curry was too die for. The Mexican was beautiful too and very authentic but the Gourmet pub stole the show. We ordered 4 courses on our last night and enjoyed tapas style food. YUM!

As part of the holiday we went on what felt like a trip a day so we could experience as much as possible. Bob took the majority of the photos on his GoPro Hero 3 Black edition and it was worth purchasing as the picture quality was fantastic. I have included some of my naff photos and some of the good ones I have but I’m thinking of doing a follow up post of photography from the holiday soon anyway. The trips we did were Chichen Itza and swimming in a cenote, Xcaret eco park, Contoy Island day trip, swimming with Whale Sharks, Xel-Ha and also Bob did his PADI scuba diving advanced open water qualification out there. There are so many things you can do in Mexico so it’s definitely worth spending 2 weeks there, some of which can be found here.

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The holiday was an absolute dream and we are so grateful that we got the chance to go there before we purchase our house and have no pennies. I would thoroughly recommend the El Dorado Seaside Suites and the whole of the Karisma chain as they pride themselves on fantastic service and can certainly say it was oustanding.

Where have you all been that was once in a lifetime?
and Can you recommend anywhere to me for my future travel plans?

Thanks

Laura x

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2015 Blog sale

As you may have read on my previous posts, I am buying a house at the moment and have realised that I need to be productive and start having a clear out. I thought I would start by listing a few items on here and seeing how I get on before Ebaying or potential Depop sale. I will be listing mainly clothing and shoes and all are branded and fairly priced.

Here’s how this will work:

– If you like something then leave me a comment or email me at laura@lauraknowslifestyle.co.uk letting me know what you want and we can then discuss postage.

– I will send instructions re how to pay by paypal which will be the method of payment. Once received I will then wrap the item/s and send them out, letting you know by email that I have sent them. I will try and post items with 3-4 days of payment being received and will a few days for payment unless we have spoken about it before.

So here we go….

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Topshop Boucle dress size 8. It’s a gorgeous dress but I’ve only worn it once and need to get rid of some. £10 + postage

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Primark alpine Jersey blazer size 8. Again another item that looks great on and is really comfy but I just don’t wear it anymore. £6 + postage

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Primark peach and black kimono size 8. Have worn this quite a bit but still in fantastic condition. Have quite a few of these that are similar for holidays etc. £4 + postage

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ok baby blue crepe crop top size 10. Never worn but took the tags off. Not my cup of tea as I ordered it online and found it doesn’t suit me. £5 + postage

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New Look knee high boots size 3, never worn. got the wrong size and have since got the right size now. £15 + postage

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Primark Frozen t-shirt with a Let it Go motif and elsa. Worn once but I have another frozen themed tee that I prefer. size 10 but is quite oversized. £4 + Postage

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New Look cami tops in a chiffon style material. very popular and i have 2 others in different colours but these are the wrong size. Both are size 10, one is khaki and one coral. £5 each + postage

I will be listing more as the next few weeks go on and am willing to negotiate prices, just looking to get rid of a lot of stuff before moving.

Thanks

Laura x

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It’s a Grey Day

Happy Thursday! The weather may be grim but here’s some grey buys to brighten your day.

I wanted to share my recent colour love of pale grey. I have spent hours looking through pinterest for home inspiration and decided to put together a collage of my favourite grey looks on the market right now. All of the items are from John Lewis or Next as I have been obsessed with them both recently after looking at furniture.

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The first picture if of this beautiful Cocoon coat from Oasis. As you would expect, it’s on sale in John Lewis and Oasis themselves here. It’s currently retailing for £80 and I have been awe since I first laid eyes on it. Maybe when my house purchase has all gone through then I may have to treat myself to a house warming gift.

The next picture along is a gorgeous Grey Lace cami dress from next. It’s for sale at a price of £60 currently and I have major envy for this one. I love the cami style of dresses and it would be perfect for the summer.

The Jumper dress next to it is from John Lewis again and is from Whistles. The price is £95 and I have to say if I had the money to go and splurge I would have clicked checkout my basket already. It’s super gorgeous and makes me feel very Rebecca Bloomwood. (aka confessions of a shopaholic for those who don’t get the reference)

The amazing Snake-print Carvela shoes are from John Lewis again and have a price tag of £125. Some may say hefty, I would say necessary investment. I have a wardrobe full of shoes but if I won the lottery I’m confident I would buy as many as possible to need a walk in wardrobe just for shoes. Aren’t they beautiful?

The Yumi Collared shift dress, I found on the Next website for a price of £45. I love that it would work for a casual look as well as a dress for work or a smarter occasion. The collar is a check print and think it really flatters the pale grey of the dress.

Lastly is the stunning Whistles Oversized shirt dress again from John Lewis. Another beauty that strikes me as a Carrie Bradshaw look. The price is £140 but such a staple piece that would work time and time again.

All the prices I have quoted are current at the time of writing this post (22.1.15)

I hope you have enjoyed my little grey snippet and have created a pinterest board as well. Hope you can have a look and follow if you like what you see.

Thanks

Laura x

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