It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last travel post, so I’m back to talk about my trip to Turkey earlier this year! Me and a few others road tripped the incredibly gorgeous turquoise coast of Turkey. 

Last year I headed to Benidorm to explore the alternative side of the seaside town. Besides being swarmed with British tourists each year I managed to seek some incredible spots which has since opened my eyes to the popular destination. I’m always looking to experience places that exceed expectations, was Turkey going to surprise me with its incredible scenery? (Slight clue: absolutely). 

During our short 5 day stay we managed to fit in 5 different cities. Our intense itinerary looked a little like this: Bodrum > Marmaris > Dalyan > Olu Deniz > Fetihye - pretty crazy right? That’s a lot of land to cover in less than a week.

Turkey Back Alley Photography


DAY ONE

Let me start from the bottom and work my way up. We landed at 4am to Dalaman airport, little did we know we were about to embark on another 3 hour journey to Bodrum to spend the night. We were kindly welcomed at Royal Asarlik hotel with a breakfast before heading up to our rooms. Sadly the rooms weren’t as great as the rest of the hotel looked, they smelt of cigarettes and looked like something from the late 80s (now, I'm all for the retro vibe but... this had just been left too long for a refresh!) but since we were only there for one night I didn’t mind too much! They did have a stunning sunrise view which I soon found out the following morning. We really enjoyed a lazy day around the 2 pool areas the resort had to offer, the bar & entertainment staff were so incredibly kind and welcoming, and definitely accommodated to our needs. 

We managed to head out to the Bodrum marina- it was absolutely gorgeous! The winding white washed alley ways were so wonderful to walk through. I really wish I had done my shopping here, since there were some lovely stalls and shops! Before sunset we headed to see the best view of the city, which is opposite the stunning amphitheatre! I’d really recommend this stop if you have a spare moment.

Exploring Turkey 2018

Turkey Holiday Guide 2018


DAY TWO

After a well needed sleep, we were up and ready to head to Marmaris. We had a pit stop at Atalyans ocakbaşı muğla for lunch. They accommodated for my vegetarian needs with some stunning traditional Turkish dishes! It really seems like this place is in the middle of nowhere, which was a perfect mid way stop on our journey.

As we arrived into Marmaris later on that evening, we headed straight to our next resort, SENTIDO ORKA lotus beach. This place was my favourite spot of the whole trip. It truly is paradise with its tranquil location. The beach is incredibly calm with the most scenic mountain views. We spent the evening relaxing, eating, and joining the hotel on the rooftop bar for some welcome drinks. Spending only one night here wasn’t enough, I could had easily spent a week there & not moved!

Sentido Orka Lotus Beach Sunrise

Sentido Orka Lotus Beach Rooftop


DAY THREE

Whilst we were in Marmaris we checked out the Bazaar shopping centre. I’ll make it easy for you guys: If you like cloned designer bags, or other wise known as ‘genuine fakes’ this is the place for you. It’s full of them. I really didn’t like this place so I can’t recommend to go there... I personally love markets that sell authentic local goods. After the market, we checked out the marina which was super gorgeous- full of amazing food and drink spots. Me and a few of the girls stopped for a coffee whilst watching the beauty all around us.

Since we were spending a second night in Marmaris, we checked in to the stunning Green Nature resort This resort hosted a huge activity pool with plenty of sun beds surrounding it, with direct access to the beach. The energy was alive here, it was a super busy hotel & the high season wasn’t in full swing yet. 

The rooms were stunning too, mine was super large and airy with a beautiful view of the sea. I absolutely loved the fact you had a private sealed off balcony to each room too. My room had an incredible view to the main stage performances that take place each evening. On the night we were there, a Colombian dance show took place & it was truly UNREAL!



DAY FOUR

The following morning, we had a trip planned in Dalyan to check out the cleopatra mud baths. All week I had been super excited to experience my first mud bath! We indulged our bodies in the mud and laid out in the sun to dry out completely, before washing off & heading into the sulphate thermal baths to make us feel incredible. This was one of my trip highlights, I absolutely loved seeing the Lycian rock tombs along route too. 

After our boat trip we headed to check in to our final hotel, ORKA Sunlife Hotel. This gorgeous resort is set up in the hills away from the beach in Ölüdeniz. I was in shock when I checked in to my room, it was more like a penthouse! There was a large living room area which lead to a separate bedroom, with panoramic views around it. When I thought the suite couldn’t get any better, I spotted a jacuzzi bath as soon as I walked in the bathroom! After checking out the tasty dinner selection, I headed back early for some me time in the tub! (Accompanied by a glass of white of course).




DAY FIVE

The next morning we woke up to a HUGE thunder storm, which delayed our departure to start the day in Fethiye. Since this was our last day we wanted to make the most of our time here, so we headed down to Ölüdeniz beach via an incredible viewpoint of the blue lagoon. Later that afternoon we had plans to relax on a yacht for the afternoon with ALESTA yachting. Thankfully the weather cleared up, and it turned out to be a stunning afternoon. The yacht experience was pure bliss, I loved the comfortable lounge spots on the top deck. We were kindly invited to ALESTA Hotel which lays on the marina, for some rooftop cocktail drinks. We convinced our guide to take us to the local market, where we could see a more authentic atmosphere where the locals shop and eat! We tried a range of local cooked goods, and plenty of fruits! I personally LOVE moments like these whilst on a trip to a foreign country. I love seeing how everybody works and communicates together, I love seeing how people spend their day.


Fethiye Blue lagoon view




Local Turkish Market

Local Turkish Market

Local Turkish Market






Later that evening we headed to Rixos premium belek for our final dinner before making our way back to the UK. Now... this place truly is sensational. This resort looked so incredibly luxurious upon arrival, and it certainly didn’t disappoint as we were showed around. Rixos is a 13+ resort, which is perfect for those who want a quieter get away when visiting Turkey. The dinner was good, though they really need to widen their vegetarian menu... I’m not sure I could come here and live off of pizza for my main course each evening. 

Thank you to each of the hotels for hosting us throughout this memorable trip.



Sunglasses. Everyone owns a pair right?
Whether they be a cheap eBay find which are worn solely for fashion purposes, or a pair of more luxury frames that are worth investing in. 
We love sunglasses, especially in the summer- but they can definitely be worn all year round for different occasions. 

I find there are two types of people when it comes to sunglasses. 
1. Those who consider the type of shades they’re going to wear before they’ve looked at what clothes to put on.
2. Those who shove a random pair of frames in their bag before they leave the house.

So which one are you sis? I’m not gonna lie... I’m definitely both sometimes. It really depends on the occasion for me! If I’m popping to the shop in my casual garms & it’s a ‘no makeup day’ - you bet I’m grabbing a random pair to just cover my eyes, (yep I’ll be that girl in Tescos with her shades still on as I browse the bakery section!). 
I feel that sunglasses have that magical power of making some of the laziest looks look great. 

Though, how do sunglasses make an outfit? 
This is what today’s post is all about folks. 
Strap yourself in & enjoy the ride.

This is possibly... my most exciting blog post to write in my whole 5 years of owning this little blog... 
nope, it DEFINITELY is my most exciting post to write. 

At the beginning of last month, me and Max were shooting a very exciting & secret project. 
That project being... this ultra EPIC reveal! 
Say hello to your new 2018 Ray-Ban ambassadors for Sunglasses shop!

Max's Wayfarers | My Ray-Ban Arista RB3447

Last month the shoot took place in my home town, East London. 
This was the first time me and Max worked on a professional working day together, 
I think we're both quite alright at this whole shoot thing actually... I could get on board with a few more days like those! 
Working on set with your favourite love, for a brand you both adore... I mean- I could think of worse days.
I think it's safe to say we both had an absolute banging day shooting some classic Ray-Ban styles, 
as well as some brand spanking new editions that will be hitting online real soon! 
(There are some real gems in there let me tell you!).

There are SO many epic shots from the campaign, which I cannot wait to share with you over the coming months-
 although let's start at the beginning... where we see the journey begins.


What I love about this campaign, is that it tells a story... which explores our passions for love and ADVENTURE! 
As well as our excitement for what life will bring... or what we will bring to life.
 Me and Max thrive off of the unknown, who knows what will lay ahead of us in this crazy life? 
Isn't that the beauty of life... Not knowing what lies ahead?

Each month you will come along for the ride with us and explore more of the journey that lies ahead, I hope you're just as excited as we are. 
Ray-Ban is the king of brand for the authentic individuals, for those who are not afraid to live their lives exactly how they want to. 
In my eyes, I see Ray-Ban more than just a brand, it's a lifestyle! 
For the souls who want to make the most out of this crazy world we live in, by experiencing everything they possibly can whilst living in it.
A lifestyle I definitely feel I can opt into and feel real damn good about it.




Max's Aviator | My Clubmaster

You know what I love about Ray-Ban? They can be the cherry to the outfit you're wearing. 
I absolutely love a good pair of sunglasses, & nothing hits the spot more than completing your look with a banging pair of Ray-Ban's. 
With so many different styles to choose from these days, there will always be a frame that suits you. 
More of a 'can't beat a classic' kinda guy? Max is fully with you on that one- there's something so effortless about the classic frames. 
These timeless styles will even have your 78 year old grandad looking popping. 
On a more serious note- rock your classic frames with the simple outfits to ride the effortless wave a little harder. 
These styles were built to conquer some badass simplicity. 

If you're like me and crave an on-trend look, then you MUST own a pair of ovals in your life! I have these in two colours and I'm obsessed... (still another 3 more colours to bag!). The small trendy mirrored frames are the perfect little pop of colour you need for your oh-so-fashionable outfit. 



Max's RB3561 | My Oval's


Max's RB3561 | My Blaze

This collaboration is absolutely HUGE for us, since we're both such massive lovers of Ray-Ban
We couldn't be more happier to be the ambassadors, and essentially the 'face of' Ray-Ban for Sunglasses Shop.

Want to see more from us? Check out the blog post over on Sunglasses shop.

I hope you can join us for the rest of the year, experiencing this exciting project together.
Peace & love beautiful souls of the universe, carry on being you & living your best life.

This post is sponsored by Ray-Ban & Sunglasses Shop. 

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Woah, I'm back with my second post within a week, am I alright? I'm not too sure. Though, I definitely want to get back on track with my little ol' blog. It's been over 5 years since I wrote my first post, so after slacking the past year with it I'm actually kinda mad at myself. I wanted to get back to writing about subjects I feel I can help with, something I can put my input into with passion behind it all. I miss talking about destinations I'm desperate to travel to, or sharing my favourite festival line ups of the year.

Like most others, I was 16 when I first started the contraceptive pill. Being so young I just wanted the popular option of protecting myself from getting pregnant, I wanted what my friends were on, I wanted something easy. I didn’t really know how it worked to be honest, let alone the effect it might have over my mind and body.

I'm fully aware that people have different experiences with the pill, each woman's body works differently, and that there are plenty of different options to choose from. People can find the pill beneficial for many reasons, but over time I realised that this option of contraception just wasn’t for me. Other alternatives such as the injection, implant and coil really didn’t appeal to me either. After 4 years of a few pill changes, pains, weight changes, & handling some of the craziest mood swings, I decided to come off of the pill to give my body a break. After just a few weeks, I felt like a different person. As extreme as it may sound, It felt as if somebody had lifted the lid on my life and I was able to start living freely again. I didn’t realise until I wasn’t taking those pills any more the real effect they were having on my everyday life. My whole outlook had changed.

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