Ah September, my favourite month of the year! There’s something about it, perhaps it’s the back-to-school feeling, it’s like a fresh start halfway through the year. I always crack out a fresh journal in September, have a big sort out at home, get heavily into meal planning. And at the same time, the air is changing, becoming crisper and fresher, the nights are drawing in and getting cosier, and the anticipation of autumn is palpable. I love September, so my September to do list is my favourite to compile!
This blog post should really be titled ‘Don’t Wear Anything in Ibiza Cause It’s Too Effing Hot’ but WordPress tells me that’s not particularly SEO Friendly so there we go. Our three days in Ibiza involved many outfit changes (because hello, we’re bloggers, all about the outfit photos), temperatures that never dropped below 30 degrees Celsius, and a hell of a lot of sweat. But I wanted to share what I wore in case you’ve got a beach holiday coming up and don’t know what to pack, or your just nosy like me!
As I’m sitting down to write this post the rain is lashing down, I’ve got a hot coffee topped with cinnamon, and despite the fact it’s not even 11am, I’ve got the lights on because it’s so dreary outside. Does anyone else feel like we’ve been cheated out of August? I feel like my beauty favourites for this month aren’t particularly summery because for the most part it hasn’t felt like summer!
Until my trip to Ibiza at the beginning of the month (did I mention I went to Ibiza at the beginning of the month…) I’d never been on holiday with a group of gal pals before, my travel has been exclusively limited to family holidays, trips with Con, and the odd bit of business travel every now and then. So whilst I was excited to be heading on my first girl’s trip, I was also pretty nervous and wasn’t sure what to expect!
Lucky for me, Lauren, Kelly, Leigh + Jess turned out to be the best bunch of gals I could have hoped to travel with! We had such a fantastic time – I needn’t have worried at all! It was so much fun that I wanted to round up what to expect from your first ever girl’s holiday, to see if I can persuade you to book one for yourselves!
Our second (and last, sob!) night in Ibiza simply had to be a decadent affair. Over forty eight hours the five of us had had so much fun, we were sad that the end of our trip was fast approaching. We decided we simply had to don our glad rags and head somewhere beautiful for our final dinner on the island, and Can Domingo fit the bill.
Our time in Ibiza could certainly be described as short and sweet, we had pretty much exactly 48 hours to cram as much in as possible! We were batting ideas around in our group chat in the week leading up to the trip, how to best spend our limited time on the island, and the one thing we all agreed we absolutely needed to fit in was a trip to see Es Vedra.
Arriving in Ibiza after a long travel day and then a quick (and very necessary) dip in the pool, we realised evening was fast approaching and we hadn’t eaten since 9am – unacceptable I know. Luckily, mega babe Lauren had sussed out a list of vegan friendly places to eat in advance, so we picked the closest name on the list and headed straight to the closest one, Passion Cafe in Santa Eulalia.
Let’s talk about Ibiza! I’ve been back for two weeks now and it feels weird, when I wake up I expect to be there, which is especially mad when you think we were only there three days. I think this can all be explained away by the fact our hotel, Hostal Flamingo in the hippy district of Es Canar, felt like home from the second we walked through the door.
Bournemouth’s restaurant scene could, until pretty recently, only be described as stale. We’ve had the same restaurants for years and it’s been a long time since there’s been anything exciting going on. In fact, that was one of the main things I was worried about when we started to talk about moving back here, because we love eating out so much! Over the last couple of months we’ve seen a fair few new eateries pop up, but it wasn’t til it was announced that Bournemouth was getting a Côte Brasserie that I was excited!