Arriving at Sri Lanka

I am more than thrilled to share a vlog style video with you today. We spent the last ten days in Sri Lanka and for many reasons it was an unforgettable experience. I will try share some of the key findings with you all in a coming weeks so stay tuned for that…

The first part of the adventure was to actually fly to Sri Lanka and that is what this video is all about. I have linked all the important details in the description box of the video but I am more than happy to answer any of your questions.

Blogging and recording videos is so much fun and I am so happy that I am able to share my experiences with my readers. I sincerely hope that you will find this vlog as enjoyable as I found editing it and putting it together.

Let me know what do you think and check out my channel for more fashion and travel content !!

As usual many thanks for watching and see you all soon…

Aggie xx

 

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Hand luggage essentials

When I travel, I like to be comfortable. I also like to feel good in myself and I always try to look fairly put together. I does not really matter if it is a weekend away or two weeks of sightseeing, I will aways have few travel essentials by my side.

It maybe controversial but I like to limit my carry-ons, especially when I am flying. I do not like to have too many thing with me, mainly because of convenience and the weight. However, there are few things I would not travel without and I thought it will be useful to share them with you…

The ‘must-have‘ list includes the following:

  • Toiletries

They will be quite minimal in my case and will always include: contact lens solution and case, toothbrush and toothpaste, makeup wipes, deodorant, universal face moisturiser (that can double up as a hand-cream) and a small, travel-friendly bottle of fragrance.

  • Travel documents and passport

They are always by my side in less or more organised way… I never put any of my travel documents in plastic pockets, instead I like to fold them and store them in my passport holder for convenience and space-saving…

  • Electricals

Extra phone charger, laptop, camera and all the lenses are too pricy and very needed when I am on a go so they will always travel with me in a hand-luggage. If I take tripod, laptop charger and all the adaptors I may need, I will keep them in a main luggage as they use is limited during traveling.

  • Reading materials

Magazines are good but only for few minutes in my case. There is nothing like a good book, gripping enough so you will not be able to put it down. I remember one eight-hour flight during which I read entire Gone Girl… best flight ever !

  • Extras (socks, sunglasses and pricy items)

As I am cold most of the time, I like to have my nice, comfy pair of socks with me. I know that most airlines will provide some free-of-charge but my own are my favourites. Sunglasses are also an essential, even if I am not traveling anywhere hot. They are perfect if you are without make up and always add that special something to the look.

  • Snacks

I am a fairly healthy eater and I generally like to know what goes into food I am going to eat. Nuts and dry fruits (dates and figs are my favourites) will be always in my bag even if I am not traveling. A bottle of water is also very needed but I am not going to lie… I will have a G&T especially on long-haul flights !

What about you ?

What are your travel carry-on essentials ?

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As usual thank you very much for stopping by !!

Ps. Next post that is coming will be from my current ‘home’ in Sri Lanka so stay tuned for that xx

Love,

Aggie xx

Let’s travel to Italy again…

Sometimes when life gets in the way, I have to prioritise. It took me much longer than I would have liked but I finally managed to put a vlog together that documents our stay in Italy. Woking on editing, adding music and joining all the elements together gave me huge pleasure and I am very excited to share that with you !!

I will take you on a road trip from Pisa and Florence to our picture perfect farmhouse near small Italian town called Montevarchi. Although this vlog is far from perfect, it shows the details of our stay and it also brings all the good memories back.

As it is my first attempt with editing video like this, forgive all the minor issues… I promise to improve in the near future !!

So let’s go !

Please check out my channel if you liked this video and I hope to see you all very soon !!

Aggie xx

One day in Tuscany

When I look at the pictures from Tuscany, I get the impression that whatever I see is not real… But the reality is even better. Everything is just picture perfect ! I cannot imagine anybody visiting that part of Italy and not falling in love with this beautiful countryside, wineries and rustic farmhouses on every corner.

During our week in Tuscany, I could not resist the temptation of taking as many pictures as possible to document every move in order to share my happiness and joy of visiting Italy with all of my readers. As a result, I would like to take you all on a road with me for just one day…

The day started with beautiful and sunny morning walk… The house that we were staying at was truly spectacular and very Italian. Ideal rural location with just right amount of luxury !

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Our first stop on the roads was Lucca which is located about two hours drive from our accommodation. It is a beautiful city and the one that is most loved in the whole Tuscany. It is famous for its Renaissance walls and characteristic cobblestone streets. Lucca has an incredible charm so driving there was a real pleasure !

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For the outfit of the day, I decided to go for something casual that would make me feel comfortable yet dressed appropriately. I paired my beloved jumpsuit with the newest addition to my wardrobe… a pair of Topshop sliders ! They are extremely comfortable with animal print adding something extra to the whole design. The quality of the finish is really good for the price and I would highly recommend to check them out if you have a chance !!

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Jumpsuit Isabel Marant

Sliders Topshop

Hat Sensi Studio

We ended our visit in Lucca by having this delicious lunch in one of many restaurants in the city centre. Everything was so tasty and fresh !!

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For our next stop we decided to go to the seaside. It was a very spontaneous decision but I have no regrets. We drove to the nearest resort called Viareggio. It is a seaside town with fabulous sea front and very good infrastructure. There was so many bars and restaurants and the beach itself was really good as well. We also found a pier with some amazing views !!

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After few hours of sunbathing and relaxing we decided it was time to go home as the drive back was well over two hours… But that was not the end of the day as we had a table book in the village restaurant so after refreshing, changing and resting we went to eat and enjoy the end of one of my favourite days ever !

This is a sneak peek of what I was wearing that evening but more on that will follow soon !!

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I hope you have enjoyed the day trip in Tuscany and I hope to see you soon !!

Many thanks for stopping by…

Aggie xx

What I wore Sunday… day in Siena

As you may know I have spent the last week in Italy. It was a dream come true for me as I only visited Italy once in my life a very long time ago… I enjoyed every minute of my Italian adventure and I promise to share more of that on my blog in the coming weeks.

Today I am taking you to Siena which is the place I have not visited before but I would highly recommended. It has unbelievable charm and very relaxed vibe with the fan-shaped square Piazza del Campo in the middle of it all that offers spectacular views of this medieval town. Every corner is just picture perfect and every building is decorated with beautiful and colourful doors and shutters. Piazza del Campo itself is considered one of the greatest medieval squares in the whole Europe !

I am not going to lie it was a very hot day. That was one of the reason why I decided to wear white dress and a hat which was a pretty accessory but most importantly it protected me from the immense heat and sun. This dress seemed to me like a perfect choice for sightseeing. It is smart but very comfortable. I got it in Reiss in York Outlet about two years ago and I wore it the day after my wedding. It has a huge sentimental value for me so I hope you will like it too !!

Siena has so much charm and beauty that and I really hope that I will be able to go back there one day in the very near future.

Be my guest and enjoy this truly spectacular Italian city !!

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Dress Reiss (similar here and here)

Sandals Gianvito Rossi (sold out but similar on sale here)

Bag Anya Hindmarch 

Hat Sensi Studio

Sunglasses Ray-Ban

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Massive thank you for stopping by and all of your likes and support !!

See you all very soon…

Love,

Aggie xx