Hotel review: Blakes Hotel London

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When my now husband asked which hotel I’d most like to stay in after our wedding, I must have reeled off a hundred fancy hotels on my wish list. During the whole planning process, I proved awful at making decisions, so I called on Hotel Belle, Annie Fitzsimmons, to help me pick a hotel fit for a bride and groom. She recommended her favourite London spots and one stood out the most – Blakes Hotel London in South Kensington.
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Hotel review: The Bucuti Aruba

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I’ve raved about the Bucuti Aruba so many times on this blog because it really is the best hotel I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. And I’d go back in a heartbeat. In fact, if I had to pay to live anywhere in the world I’d pick this place before you even finished asking, “If you had to pay to live anywh…”. Anyway…

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is the place to stay in if you’re lucky enough to find yourself on the happiest island in the world. And here’s why.
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Vintage Afternoon Tea in London – Reform Social & Grill

Afternoon Tea in London | Blonde in the City

With only two months to go until the wedding, last week was my final wedding dress fitting and the day I was able to take it home. My mum had the very heavy and stressful job of taking it home with her, after making her way to London for the day so she could be with me to pick it up. My aunties came too, excited to get a peek of The Dress before the W-Day. And I was really excited to be invited along to Reform Social & Grill for Afternoon Tea, so decided to make a day of it and take my mum and her sisters for Afternoon Tea in London too!
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Gaudí’s masterpiece – La Sagrada Familia

It took us a while to get to Barcelona, choosing instead to go to Lisbon and on a US road trip first. But when we did eventually make it to Spain, we were so glad we did. One thing that stood out for me in Barcelona was the Sagrada Familia. People told us that it was unmissable and that we couldn’t leave Barcelona without seeing it, but I was unprepared for how incredible it really was.

Sagrada Familia | Blonde in the City

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Dino Snores at The Natural History Museum

I slept with 200 people at The Natural History Museum. In the Central Hall, under the watchful skeleton of Dippy the Diplodocus. When NHM London first advertised their Dino Snores night, I was gutted to read that it was only for kids. ‘What about the adults?’ I replied, ‘We want a sleepover too!’. So when they announced that Dino Snores was coming for the grown ups, I had to get tickets.

Except, I didn’t – they’d sold out too quickly.

So, when my other half saw that there was another Dino Snores this year, he snapped up tickets in secret and revealed the treat 3 weeks before Dino Day. I did a lot of this…

Dino Snores | Blonde in the City
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