Where to eat & drink in Porto, Portugal

When I visit new cities, one of the first things I think about is where we’re going to eat. If you’ve had a nosey at my Porto photo diary, you’ll know I didn’t do my usual obsessive level of planning, and so we arrived at the hotel at 9pm on a Friday with no reservations for the entire weekend. A combination of Trip Advisor, quizzing the locals and a little luck took us to some incredible restaurants that I would go back to in a heart beat. So here’s my top places to eat & drink in Porto…
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The Porto Photo Diary*

When it comes to city breaks, I’m often a meticulous planner. Before we go, I know exactly where we’re going to visit, have reservations at the restaurants I want to try and I am completely clued up on how to get around. With a long weekend in Porto coming up, I ditched the stress of planning and just made the most of the Visit Porto Tourism office. After picking up our Porto & travel cards, we spent the weekend exploring the city and finding spots loved by the locals…
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OOTD: Flowers and Frills

Forget double denim, I’m on a double frill hype. And what better way to show them off than with a wander around Camden, with town houses and fresh flowers for props. Whilst I’ve been busy picking up Autumn style essentials, a few pieces more suitable for sunnier climates happen to have sneaked into my wardrobe… which is as good an excuse as ever for a little vacay, right? Failing that, I’ll make the most of the rare sunny days and brave the chill…off-the-shoulder-stripe-style-ootd-004
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A taste of the Cocktail Experience

Got plans this weekend? Cancel them, like immediately. I’m being serious… you don’t want to miss this. The Cocktail Experience is launching in Leeds and it’s gonna be a bloomin’ good two nights. With all your fave bars and restaurants in Leeds creating signature cocktails for you to fall in love with and get a li’l (read: a lot) drunk on, it’s basically the perfect way to spend the evening…
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Side Split Style with Matalan*

Please tell me I’m not the only one hoping the sunshine sticks around? Nothing against Autumn, except for the fact that the crunchy leaves last about 3 minutes in the UK before the torrential rain turns them into a slip and slide for the fools still wearing heels aka me. But regardless, it’s time to start transitioning that wardrobe (hopefully with these fab key pieces) and getting ready for cosy knits and layers (aaaaalllll the layers)…
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Not fat enough for Plus Size?

If you’ve read my post about why I started blogging and my thoughts on body confidence, you’ll know I’m a total fan girl when it comes to gals embracing their shape and sharing the love. I’m a huge believer in being each others cheerleaders and have made amazing friends through blogging, but unfortunately it ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. So when I got a few emails questioning my use #plussize, I wanted to discuss…
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Top 5 Brunch spots in Leeds

Brunch is arguably the best meal of the day… wait, what am I talking about? There is no argument, Brunch = bae. It’s trendy AF too (oh hey unlimited brunch) so there are new spots popping up all the time. Which obviously means an excuse to go for brunch approx. 2035638 times a week (as if we need an excuse). So here’s my top five brunch spots in Leeds that you just have to try ASAP…
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All things bright & bold AF*

Is it just me or are you bored of being told what you can and can’t wear? The ‘kind words of advice’ predictably arrive with each new season (and often in between). Fat gals can’t wear bikinis. Skinny gals can’t wear low cut tops. Blondes don’t suit this and brunettes can’t pull off that. Ugh, just throw that rulebook out of the window. And if you can’t deal with all the huns slaying in whatever the hell they wanna wear? This blog ain’t for you…
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A gal’s guide to Transitional Trends

As much as I wish Summer didn’t have to end, the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes have arrived which means Autumn is en route. And let’s be realistic, it’s been raining for the last two weeks anyway. So I’ve picked out my fave transitional pieces to get you wardrobe ready for fall…
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Brunch dates at Love Rouge

I’m forever on the hunt for cute spots to while away the weekday mornings with my macbook and an iced latte or spend lazy sundays with my other half or catching up with my gal squad. If you ever need to find me, just look for good wifi and great Eggs Benedict. As it turns out, Love Rouge in Headingley has both of those things…
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