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Disneyland Paris
2016 started with a new job, lots of hard work and wintery weather.... so by February it was time for some fun. An opportunity to pretend we were children again... it was a great weekend in Paris with my sister!

Check out my top tips and essentials to make the most of your trip!

HOLLY'S TOP TIPS:

* Disney Magic Hours - If you stay in a Disney hotel you can enter the parks from 8am rather than 10am.  Great way to take advantage of short queues on popular rides and character photo's!

* Fastpass - Save time in the queues.  Take your fastpass ticket showing a return time to go on the ride without the long queue!

* Disney Express Luggage Service - On arrival head straight into the park whilst your luggage is taken direct to your hotel.  On departure, leave your luggage with the hotel where they deliver this straight to the Eurostar check-in terminal.  No lugging your luggage!

* Pause Gourmande/Tea Time Treat Vouchers - These vouchers offer 1 hot/cold drink and 1 treat (Magnum ice cream or sugar doughnut) from 3-6pm in the park.  Be sure to use these to keep you going from lunch until dinner time!

ESSENTIALS TO PACK:

* Comfortable footwear - Trainers, boots or shoes are essential when you are on your feet all day.
* Gloves, scarf, hat/headband - Chilly mornings, late evenings and some fast rides ... you will be grateful to keep warm!
* Satchel bag/backpack - Camera, tickets, snacks, water etc ... take a bag which you can hold on both shoulders.
* Camera - So many photo opportunities... a good camera is a must!  
My much needed backpack!!
A world of magic and so many cuddles... !
Grey Cape Jacket:  Zara
Black Trousers:  Marks & Spencer (similar here)
Riding Boots:  Zara
Backpack:  TK Maxx
INTO the BLUE
Going away on a city break?  Essential to pack lightly and be organised with your outfits. Matching together or worn as seperates this twin chic set was first on my list.  Soft, tailored, textured linen material, the top and shorts nailed this summer seasons bloom prints trend.

Like any vibrant pattern, the bright blue floral against the crisp white needs no explanation.  Keeping it simple, I paired a delicate, layered necklace and other plain gold jewellery.  

Fresh, cool, tailored and bold; enjoy my co-ordinates of the day......

Don't be afraid to match a whole outfit... even if it is print overload!

Top:
  Zara
Shorts:  Zara
Sandals:  Bosonova, Barcelona
Necklace:  Mango
Dubai
                                    With Thanks to our friends Martin & Tracy Killick xxx
Winter sun.......... yes please!

What better way to spend my last holiday of the year......a girly weekend in Dubai with our friend Tracy, my mum and my sister!

An action-packed few days... a trip up the Burj Khalifa, shopping in the Dubai Mall, an abra boat ride around Souk Madinat Jumeirah and much, much more!

Conscious of the warm temperatures and respecting the Islamic dress code I packed loose, cool clothing and comfy flats.  Sunnies, messenger bag, my hair tied up and of course....my camera!
Bag:  Zara (similar here)
Flats:  Next (similar here)
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban

Top:  Zara
Shorts:  Stradivarius
Bag:  Fossil (similar here)
Flats:  Next
Sunglasses:  Gucci
Leather Look

"Sometimes I feel like I'm in Barcelona.................."!

 

A place that has always been on my bucket list.  My friend Leigh and I spent 3 days in this stunning, medieval Spanish city.  From the shopping... to lunch... to the architecture....I was simply amazed!!

 

In true tourist style I had my camera, guide book, sunnies and with lots of walking in order...........my new black/silver toe-cap skate pumps! (My favs at the mo!)

 

Sports luxe has been a key trend for SS14 and since it was still going to be hot weather I made sure to pack pieces that I could adapt easily from day to night.  A super cute, leather-look miniskirt with zip front and pocket detailing combined with my skater flats instantly worked this sporty appeal.  Complete with a pair of clubmaster Ray Bans and a city print Parfois bag........ I was ready for day uno in Barcelona!


For a night edit....add a pair of heels, fitted blouse and dainty jewellery.

Day one - Camp Nou (Barcelona FC), Park Güell - one of Gaudi's creations and Plaça de Catalunya.


Vest:
 Anti Blue, The Sting
Leather Skirt:  Zara 'Trf'
Skate Pumps:  Stradivarius
Bag:  Parfois
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban