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A Day in Milan

April 1st 15:10 A car has just picked me up from home to take me to Manchester Airport. I’m flying at 18:30 from Terminal 3. Feeling so excited, slightly anxious and awfully travel sick…. 18:20 I am FINALLY on the flight. An emergency evacuation from the terminal was not part of the plan but amplified my anxiety tremendously… Annoyingly but fortunately, it was a false alarm. I’m seated in 2F – window seat with leg room. Still feeling travel sick and now, overwhelmingly sleepy. 19:15 I’m listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and while we chase the sunset to Milan, Italy I can’t help but wonder what this trip will bring. I am so excited. 23:04 I’m walking towards Milano Centrale, it’s dark and raining… Ella is running towards me, large green umbrella in hand. I couldn’t be happier.  23:49 We stopped for some pizza and have now arrived at our hotel. Buonanotte I planned my outfits before I packed and so for our day in Milan I wore an oversized mens …

Travel Essentials

On December 31st 2016 I wrote that I was determined to travel through Italy in 2017 and I have definitely lived up to that personal goal as I fly to Milan next month. As my best friend and I prepare our action packed itinerary, I anticipate five days of adventure and so I couldn’t help but wonder what EKD necessities I would need to pack. The first is an essential to anyone – international traveller or not! A power bank and charging cable…. This should always be in your bag to avoid running out of battery, there is nothing more frustrating than holding on to 3%. The second is my travel companion of choice, the Louis Vuitton City Guide – the ultimate manual for chic destinations and Gelato hotspots. A Nikon DSLR camera is obviously going to join me on my adventures, I can’t go to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele without getting some super chic photographs! My Tom Ford perfume makes me feel like myself and so my Travalo just has to come with me to Italy, …

#Vacay

I find you don’t realize how much you truly need a holiday until you’re on one. Two hours in and I was jamming to my pre-made vacay playlist wearing my Seafolly swimsuit and matching retro headband, feeling utterly at ease. I read three books and gained four pounds – but that is what a holiday is all about, right? My brother and I always take an hour or so out of each day to go for a wander and take some photos – some are better than others. While Oliver was testing out his Leica in the sea air, I used my Nikon SLR and front facing iPhone 6 camera, to take the odd selfie of my non-existent tan. These are some of my favourites! EKD X     

My Santorini Makeup Look

I was discussing with my friend the other day about outfit and makeup planning… Something I like to do before I drift off into a deep beauty sleep – why is it called that? I usually wake up with a new spot right in the centre of my forehead and an unsightly kink in my hair… When an occasion pops up, be it a London trip, a family dinner or a summer getaway, my makeup look must be premeditated. Since my collection is forever growing, I like to shop my stash and make use of products or add new ones, when I can and so… I have my Santorini makeup look with hues of turquoise and coral! First up, we have my Chanel Les Beige Tinted Moisturiser. I use the shade 010 however I think I will be picking up 020 when I am tanned. I bought this a few months ago and I have used it everyday since – My ten foundations are feeling neglected, I’m sure! – I adore this product, it has …

Santorini

After much deliberation, my family and I decided upon Santorini for our holiday next summer and it is all booked! We are so excited to go back and experience the amazing and picturesque city! I’m sure it will come around quicker than we imagine, however it is always fun to have trips to look forward too. I can’t wait to witness the greatest sunset in the world again! Emily

My Top Three Holiday Destinations

As my family and I are deciding upon our holiday destination for 2015, for yet another Dale Adventure, I couldn’t help but reminisce over my favourites. Travelling to Dubai through 2005 and 2006 were my favourite of all time, going to The Burj Al Arab and exploring the middle east was the greatest pleasure and certainly one I will always remember. The luxury and decadence Dubai radiates is unmistakable and is certainly my favourite country in the world. There is nothing like an ocean that is crystal clear, turquoise and actually hot, complete with white sand. Camel rides along the shore and tobogganing at Ski Dubai are my recommended to-do’s along with a visit to the Wild Wadi Waterpark!   Dubai is definitely somewhere I wish to travel to again and is most certainly on my top three travel destinations. Exploring Morocco over ten times in the last ten years has been a magnificent experience and truly unique. Marrakech and Fez being my favourite cities. The wonder and the mystery of all the tiny streets …