Leah Goren apartment greenery

29 Dec How to Style Pantone’s Greenery at Home

Pantone recently announced Greenery as its colour of the year for 2017. This fresh, bright tone is bolder than Spring 2015's Lucite Green and reflects the liveliness of lush foliage. Having a minor indoor plant obsession I was excited to hear that all things 'greenery' will be here to stay for the year ahead. Personally, I don't think I'll be wearing much Greenery, rather filling my house with it through decor items. As you'll read below, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this colour into your home without having to repaint a thing...
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Lagos Town Portugal

18 Dec Exploring the Beautiful Facades of Lagos Portugal

Lagos was the first stop on our trip through Portugal and one that we had set aside as a beach destination to relax in after traveling through Spain. Its unique coastline draws a constant stream of visitors, ready to explore the grottos and rock stacks that are etched in the landscape. On leaving the beach one day we took a couple of wrong turns and came across the historic center of town which had previous eluded us. Surprised by the well-worn cobblestone streets, tucked only one street away from the modern marina, it quickly became one of our favourite spots to explore on foot. Being our first look at the blue tiles of Portugal I spent a lot of time looking up at the windows and facades. Here are my favourite perspectives of the architectural details around Lagos Town...
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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide

29 Nov The Best Etsy Christmas Gifts for Travelers

Esty has long been a go-to online marketplace for anyone seeking out handmade, unique or creative gifts. Personally I head there for travel prints and also grabbed a whole lot of decorations for my wedding from the site. When it comes to Etsy Christmas Gifts I check out items for the people in my life who have specific hobbies and interests, enter the traveler. Think back to your last holiday and you'll remember the frantic purchasing session that happens when you need tech for the plane, luggage accessories or a filing system to keep you organised. These items all make great gifts for the traveler in your life who will appreciate their practicality. And as you'll find on Etsy, most things can be personalised just for them...
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Keepsake Intimates Sleepwear

22 Nov Stylish Sleepwear You’ll Want to Travel With

I'm the first to admit that sleepwear has long been overlooked in both my day-to-day (or night-to-night) life and even more so when I travel. Whenever I've tried to find new sleepwear I end up somewhere between daggy terry toweling robes in the department store and entangling myself in strappy lingerie. After deciding that my well-worn singlets wouldn't cut it on an overseas trip it I set out to find new brands that balance style with comfort. After all, if you're going to spend your hard-earned on plush hotel beds don't you deserve to sleep-in in style? Here are the sleepwear brands I found that are creating beautiful silhouettes in luxurious fabrics, with plenty of room to jump on the bed in...
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Alhambra palace Generalife patio

13 Nov How to Buy Alhambra Palace Tickets at the Door

The Alhambra is a Moorish palace and fortress which sits atop Al-Sabika hill in Granada, Spain. The grounds of this 13th century rebuild, which span 740 meters in length, boast sweeping views over the city below. In 2014 alone, the Alhambra saw 2.4 million people visit its grounds with over 9,000 people passing through on its busiest day. It's no wonder then that tickets are hard to come by with online sales exhausted months in advance. When we were planning our road trip through southern Spain I added an extra day in Granada just to be sure we would have enough time to explore this magnificent site. To my surprise (and indeed my denial) all of the tickets were gone for our travel dates when I first tried to book online one month out. Determined to see the intricate architecture up close I decided I would go to the site each day that we were in Granada to try and grab any tickets that were released on the day. After a recce and an early wake-up the following day I managed to get Alhambra Palace tickets at the door and spent a whole day exploring the site. Today I share my tips and tricks with anyone who may have missed out on pre-sale tickets themselves or who isn't sure yet of their travel dates. It turns out there are a few simple steps for making the buying process a whole lot easier...
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