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February, why'd you go by so quickly?! I personally love it when months feel super slow. I've love love LOVED February so much. I spent the month living out in Puerto Banus in Spain with my boyfriend Max, and it's honestly been such a fabulous time. Not only has our Airbnb been beyond perfect (with both sunrise and sunset views to top it off!!) but it just feels great to not wear a jacket, to see the sun shining each day has been an absolute dream. Here's a few things I've been loving over the past month...



MOST WORN CLOTHING:

I packed a LOT of clothing for Spain, but honestly, I've just been wearing a lot of the same items haha! Including my absolute go-to Ellesse sweatshirt at the moment. I'm obsessssed. I've featured it a lot on my Instagram lately.. which you can head over to here >> @ch32 - where I'm a lot more active and post outfit photos daily!

Ellesse Jumper (as seen in this post!)
Reeboks (club c 85's)
French Connection socks (you'll see them in most shots on my instagram!)
Cycle shorts (motel rocks - the rainbow ones! so comfortable!)
Atika denim shorts (found them in the sale for a fiver!)
Yellow cardigan (bought a few years back at Primark, so snug!)
Gold jewellery - (ALWAYS!)


SONGS I'VE HAD ON REPEAT:

The Birthday Party - The 1975
Lovebite - Hobbie Stuart
After Hours - The Weeknd
The Drive - Everyone You Know
Notice Me (acoustic version) - ROLEMODEL

February we saw some fabulous artists drop some absolute bangers. I've not been one to listen to much of The Weeknd in the past, but his new track is wicked. Role Model came through with a STUNNING acoustic version of Notice Me (and a great visual too) which revealed an unheard verse as Benee wasn't apart of the new track. The 1975 keep on dropping tunes lately ahead of their highly anticipated new album NOACF which is now scheduled to be released in April.

TV SHOWS

AJ & The Queen
I am not okay with this
(both on Netflix)

It felt great not watching that many series in February actually, me and Max watched quite a lot of movies (some real cheesy ones and soppy ones too!) but TV series were pretty quiet for me. I finished off AJ & The Queen which stars Ru Paul,  I loved this series. The acting and script writing isn't fantastic but I loved that aspect about it, the storyline was truly great too as well as the characters. Me and Max have just started watching 'I am not okay with this' - a new Netflix series made up of 7 short 20 minute episodes which were designed for binge watching!

YOUTUBE

Arron Doughty
FOHR
Hot ones

Arron Doughty & FOHR are my daily/weekly must watches, and they've both been great the past month. I've learnt so much from both channels, and feel like I've grown in my personal development too. Hot ones on the other hand... me and Max have been binging on lots of old episodes from the series and there's been hella laughs whilst watching.


ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW

I've not followed many new accounts recently, but here's a couple of my favourites to follow right now for a slice of fashion inspo!

Saturday by Megan Ellaby
always stunning collections by Megan, I adore her instagram page for her brand too,
so much fashion inspo!

Soph Floyd
Another angel I really adore following is Sophie, her style is wicked, I love her content, another one who's forever giving me style inspo too!




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Puerto Banús, Spain

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

February, why'd you go by so quickly?! I personally love it when months feel super slow. I've love love LOVED February so much. I spent the month living out in Puerto Banus in Spain with my boyfriend Max, and it's honestly been such a fabulous time. Not only has our Airbnb been beyond perfect (with both sunrise and sunset views to top it off!!) but it just feels great to not wear a jacket, to see the sun shining each day has been an absolute dream. Here's a few things I've been loving over the past month...



MOST WORN CLOTHING:

I packed a LOT of clothing for Spain, but honestly, I've just been wearing a lot of the same items haha! Including my absolute go-to Ellesse sweatshirt at the moment. I'm obsessssed. I've featured it a lot on my Instagram lately.. which you can head over to here >> @ch32 - where I'm a lot more active and post outfit photos daily!

Ellesse Jumper (as seen in this post!)
Reeboks (club c 85's)
French Connection socks (you'll see them in most shots on my instagram!)
Cycle shorts (motel rocks - the rainbow ones! so comfortable!)
Atika denim shorts (found them in the sale for a fiver!)
Yellow cardigan (bought a few years back at Primark, so snug!)
Gold jewellery - (ALWAYS!)


SONGS I'VE HAD ON REPEAT:

The Birthday Party - The 1975
Lovebite - Hobbie Stuart
After Hours - The Weeknd
The Drive - Everyone You Know
Notice Me (acoustic version) - ROLEMODEL

February we saw some fabulous artists drop some absolute bangers. I've not been one to listen to much of The Weeknd in the past, but his new track is wicked. Role Model came through with a STUNNING acoustic version of Notice Me (and a great visual too) which revealed an unheard verse as Benee wasn't apart of the new track. The 1975 keep on dropping tunes lately ahead of their highly anticipated new album NOACF which is now scheduled to be released in April.

TV SHOWS

AJ & The Queen
I am not okay with this
(both on Netflix)

It felt great not watching that many series in February actually, me and Max watched quite a lot of movies (some real cheesy ones and soppy ones too!) but TV series were pretty quiet for me. I finished off AJ & The Queen which stars Ru Paul,  I loved this series. The acting and script writing isn't fantastic but I loved that aspect about it, the storyline was truly great too as well as the characters. Me and Max have just started watching 'I am not okay with this' - a new Netflix series made up of 7 short 20 minute episodes which were designed for binge watching!

YOUTUBE

Arron Doughty
FOHR
Hot ones

Arron Doughty & FOHR are my daily/weekly must watches, and they've both been great the past month. I've learnt so much from both channels, and feel like I've grown in my personal development too. Hot ones on the other hand... me and Max have been binging on lots of old episodes from the series and there's been hella laughs whilst watching.


ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW

I've not followed many new accounts recently, but here's a couple of my favourites to follow right now for a slice of fashion inspo!

Saturday by Megan Ellaby
always stunning collections by Megan, I adore her instagram page for her brand too,
so much fashion inspo!

Soph Floyd
Another angel I really adore following is Sophie, her style is wicked, I love her content, another one who's forever giving me style inspo too!




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The amount of times I've written out a paragraph and deleted in again in the space of 5 minutes is WILD. Hello ol' blog, it's been a while hasn't it? Damn I've missed just spilling my words out onto an empty page. I NEED to do this more, for myself, I need this outlet I once loved so much to be back in my life again. Starting my blogs years ago encouraged so much personal growth, creativity, and freedom with what I decided to write about. I've gone through my old blog posts with a fine tooth comb and set over 300 posts to private, including a majority of my first ever posts. It's time for a refresh.

I know I'm a little late to the party and it is almost March, BUT I wanted to share a 2019 round up of my travels, as I plan on talking a lot more about travel on here compared to any other subject. 2019 was another great year for exploring and travelling on personal trips and work.

Porto - ch32


JANUARY: VALENCIA

January birthdays... can be a bit of a glum one if spent in England. I haven't spent a birthday in the UK for the past 6 years as I LOVE escaping away somewhere new for it. I wanted to hit up somewhere sunny, cheap, and easy to get to to. Valencia ticked all 3 of those boxes. It was also a city I'd never been to before. Me and my boyfriend Max spent 3 nights there / 4 full days, it was perfect. We had sunshine every day and most days reached 20 degrees. A little slice of winter sunshine was truly needed from being under London's grey skies each day. Our airbnb was super cheap too. I think I'll delve into Valencia on a future post as I loved it so much.

FEBRUARY:  PARIS

I had planned a surprise Valentine's day trip for Max in February, he had ZERO idea Paris was on the cards! I took his passport and told him to pack a bag for a few days. We travelled by coach which I personally LOVE doing, I find it stress free, comfortable and affordable! I booked my tickets £25-30 return each from Flixbus. We stayed in an Airbnb in Montmartre, and was thankfully blessed with blue skies! It was a short but sweet trip for Max's first time.

Wall of Love Paris

Paris at night


MAY:  LISBON & PORTO

After a couple of months spent at home, I was itching to get back on the road! It was a goal of mine to explore Portugal for the first time, so I thought this would make for a wicked solo adventure. I found super cheap flights to Lisbon in May, one way was only £18! then I bagged a return flight for only £12 back from Porto. I stayed in both Airbnbs and hostels throughout my stay and had the most incredible time on my own exploring a new country. I felt like I really needed this solo trip to meet new people, explore things how I like to explore, and take some time out for myself.


JUNE: VENICE, SLOVENIA, & CROATIA

June was going to be an absolute HOOT! Me and Max were headed on a 12 day adventure I was planning... which all started in Venice, and was going to end in Pula, Croatia! We were dying to check out Lake Bled in Slovenia, so booked a coach from Venice to Bled via FlixBus, it was incredible. The ride was great, and only cost 7 euros each one way. We LOVED Slovenia, I'd definitely love to return here soon as it's super tranquil and simply stunning. After 4 nights in Bled, we hopped on another coach to Pula, and spent 6 nights here exploring and having the best time ever. I highly recommend hopping around Europe in this style, starting with finding the cheapest flight out to a destination (be flexible- search 'anywhere' on Skyscanner) then travel via coach or trains throughout, it's much cheaper and more economical compared to flights.

Lake Bled Slovenia - CH32

Burano Italy

Pula Sunsets Croatia


AUGUST:  IBIZA

Oh Ibiza, it's been a hot minute since I last enjoyed your beauty! Me and Zoe London headed out to Ibiza with Jet2holidays to stay in a little slice of paradise, Sol Beach House. This hotel was incredibly tranquil. We absolutely LOVED every minute of this trip. A few days before heading here we booked a stay at Cubanito which was truly incredible too.

Cubanito suites Ibiza


SEPTEMBER:  LISBON

Back to Lisbon in September, this time for a work shoot with Got2b! Me and a handful of other international influencers were working on their 2020 project and had the best week ever. I also got to take Max with me too which was great as it was his first time to Lisbon, he loved being a part of the creative atmosphere on set too. I absolutely thrive being in creative environments on shoots, this is where I feel most alive, so the fact I had the opportunity to be a part of this campaign AND travel, well damn, that is my favourite combination and I am forever grateful!

After September hit, I kind of crashed in October and hibernated for a little while. I didn't have a winter trip either, but I did plan a hella lot of trips for 2020.

2019 was another wicked year for travel and exploring new places. I need to remember to reflect more, I kept a bit quiet about my achievements last year compared to previous ones.. but I love encouraging to sit and reflect to yourself often, so why don't I take my own advice?
Any way, I hope you all enjoyed this post! It felt good to write again.



Marbella, Málaga, Spain

2019 TRAVEL ROUND UP

The amount of times I've written out a paragraph and deleted in again in the space of 5 minutes is WILD. Hello ol' blog, it's been a while hasn't it? Damn I've missed just spilling my words out onto an empty page. I NEED to do this more, for myself, I need this outlet I once loved so much to be back in my life again. Starting my blogs years ago encouraged so much personal growth, creativity, and freedom with what I decided to write about. I've gone through my old blog posts with a fine tooth comb and set over 300 posts to private, including a majority of my first ever posts. It's time for a refresh.

I know I'm a little late to the party and it is almost March, BUT I wanted to share a 2019 round up of my travels, as I plan on talking a lot more about travel on here compared to any other subject. 2019 was another great year for exploring and travelling on personal trips and work.

Porto - ch32


JANUARY: VALENCIA

January birthdays... can be a bit of a glum one if spent in England. I haven't spent a birthday in the UK for the past 6 years as I LOVE escaping away somewhere new for it. I wanted to hit up somewhere sunny, cheap, and easy to get to to. Valencia ticked all 3 of those boxes. It was also a city I'd never been to before. Me and my boyfriend Max spent 3 nights there / 4 full days, it was perfect. We had sunshine every day and most days reached 20 degrees. A little slice of winter sunshine was truly needed from being under London's grey skies each day. Our airbnb was super cheap too. I think I'll delve into Valencia on a future post as I loved it so much.

FEBRUARY:  PARIS

I had planned a surprise Valentine's day trip for Max in February, he had ZERO idea Paris was on the cards! I took his passport and told him to pack a bag for a few days. We travelled by coach which I personally LOVE doing, I find it stress free, comfortable and affordable! I booked my tickets £25-30 return each from Flixbus. We stayed in an Airbnb in Montmartre, and was thankfully blessed with blue skies! It was a short but sweet trip for Max's first time.

Wall of Love Paris

Paris at night


MAY:  LISBON & PORTO

After a couple of months spent at home, I was itching to get back on the road! It was a goal of mine to explore Portugal for the first time, so I thought this would make for a wicked solo adventure. I found super cheap flights to Lisbon in May, one way was only £18! then I bagged a return flight for only £12 back from Porto. I stayed in both Airbnbs and hostels throughout my stay and had the most incredible time on my own exploring a new country. I felt like I really needed this solo trip to meet new people, explore things how I like to explore, and take some time out for myself.


JUNE: VENICE, SLOVENIA, & CROATIA

June was going to be an absolute HOOT! Me and Max were headed on a 12 day adventure I was planning... which all started in Venice, and was going to end in Pula, Croatia! We were dying to check out Lake Bled in Slovenia, so booked a coach from Venice to Bled via FlixBus, it was incredible. The ride was great, and only cost 7 euros each one way. We LOVED Slovenia, I'd definitely love to return here soon as it's super tranquil and simply stunning. After 4 nights in Bled, we hopped on another coach to Pula, and spent 6 nights here exploring and having the best time ever. I highly recommend hopping around Europe in this style, starting with finding the cheapest flight out to a destination (be flexible- search 'anywhere' on Skyscanner) then travel via coach or trains throughout, it's much cheaper and more economical compared to flights.

Lake Bled Slovenia - CH32

Burano Italy

Pula Sunsets Croatia


AUGUST:  IBIZA

Oh Ibiza, it's been a hot minute since I last enjoyed your beauty! Me and Zoe London headed out to Ibiza with Jet2holidays to stay in a little slice of paradise, Sol Beach House. This hotel was incredibly tranquil. We absolutely LOVED every minute of this trip. A few days before heading here we booked a stay at Cubanito which was truly incredible too.

Cubanito suites Ibiza


SEPTEMBER:  LISBON

Back to Lisbon in September, this time for a work shoot with Got2b! Me and a handful of other international influencers were working on their 2020 project and had the best week ever. I also got to take Max with me too which was great as it was his first time to Lisbon, he loved being a part of the creative atmosphere on set too. I absolutely thrive being in creative environments on shoots, this is where I feel most alive, so the fact I had the opportunity to be a part of this campaign AND travel, well damn, that is my favourite combination and I am forever grateful!

After September hit, I kind of crashed in October and hibernated for a little while. I didn't have a winter trip either, but I did plan a hella lot of trips for 2020.

2019 was another wicked year for travel and exploring new places. I need to remember to reflect more, I kept a bit quiet about my achievements last year compared to previous ones.. but I love encouraging to sit and reflect to yourself often, so why don't I take my own advice?
Any way, I hope you all enjoyed this post! It felt good to write again.



SELF CARE TIPS

For those who follow my Instagram, throughout Spring this year I began posting a few weekly self care tips under my small new project: Self care Sunday.  This became a regular space on my Instagram stories for a couple of months where I would post a few slides educating my audience on the small things they can take to achieving a healthier mind body and soul each week.


RISE & SHINE

Are you quick to check your phone first thing in the morning? It can be easy to do so if you’re turning off an alarm and then you have a cheeky scroll as soon as you’ve woke. I don’t know about you but it makes me feel like sh*t when I do so. Discipline yourself to not do so for at least the first hour of waking up. It’ll allow yourself to wake up properly without being glued to a screen. 

Use the first hour of waking up to crack on with things that don’t require you checking your phone. Stretch, make your bed, have a large glass of water before you eat, tidy your space, get yourself dressed for the day (or for the gym).

Start tomorrow and make a conscious effort to keep on track throughout the week.


SWITCH OFF NOTIFICATIONS.

The other day I limited the notifications that come through to my phone from platforms I use the most, such as Twitter and instagram. I turned off SO many on Twitter that were simply annoying me, I don’t need to know when every single person favourites a tweet or follows my account. 

A few months ago I deleted the Facebook app, and rarely find myself thinking about it actually. I hardly go on to the desktop site, and it feels good. Facebook is pretty trash anyway. 

Spend more time focusing on yourself, not awaiting validation from others over a click of a like. 

Less time checking notifications, the better. 


THE PICK ME UP.

As we know, social media can have mad effects on our dopamine levels. We check our phones in the need of a feeling, a smile, a laugh or to feel any other emotion. Relying on social media to regulate our happiness levels and overall moods is dangerous AF.

If you’re feeling low, stay away from social media today, or any other day that you’re not feeling your best. When we’re not feeling great there’s a higher chance you’ll get into an uncontrollable scroll sesh where you are literally scrolling without any aim, and you gain nothing, your mood isn’t being improved and you’re trying to find your next fix from scrolling. Stop. Slipping into a comparison whirlwind is too easy on social media, especially when you feel naff to begin with. We’ve all been there, and would prefer not to be back there again. 

Stop looking for a quick pick me up, and focus on doing something that will physically improve your wellbeing in the long run.


SHUT DOWN

Ok so we spoke at the beginning of the post about waking up and avoiding screen time... same goes for before bed. This is what I find hardest actually.. being able to put my phone down for the last time for the night. My brain is ALIVE at night, I’m full of new ideas and my brain is ticks into overdrive with things I need to remember to add to my to do list.  If anything, I should be winding down properly so my ability to be able to get to sleep isn’t affected. 

Train your brain to come away from your phone screens by 8pm. Instead use the rest of the night phone free and either read a book, write in your journal or plan out the next day in your diary.

I understand this is difficult for those who work shifts into the night, then come home and all they want to do is graft the night away on their creative passions, you do what you gotta do! Just balance it well and make sure you get a healthy amount of sleep.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! Please do share your thoughts as I'd love to hear them. 
You can keep up to date with my weekly self care stories over on my instagram.
Photos shot by ZOE LONDON.

SELF CARE TIPS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA SELF CARE TIPS

SOCIAL MEDIA SELF CARE

SELF CARE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA



SELF CARE SUNDAY: SOCIAL MEDIA EDITION

SELF CARE TIPS

For those who follow my Instagram, throughout Spring this year I began posting a few weekly self care tips under my small new project: Self care Sunday.  This became a regular space on my Instagram stories for a couple of months where I would post a few slides educating my audience on the small things they can take to achieving a healthier mind body and soul each week.


RISE & SHINE

Are you quick to check your phone first thing in the morning? It can be easy to do so if you’re turning off an alarm and then you have a cheeky scroll as soon as you’ve woke. I don’t know about you but it makes me feel like sh*t when I do so. Discipline yourself to not do so for at least the first hour of waking up. It’ll allow yourself to wake up properly without being glued to a screen. 

Use the first hour of waking up to crack on with things that don’t require you checking your phone. Stretch, make your bed, have a large glass of water before you eat, tidy your space, get yourself dressed for the day (or for the gym).

Start tomorrow and make a conscious effort to keep on track throughout the week.


SWITCH OFF NOTIFICATIONS.

The other day I limited the notifications that come through to my phone from platforms I use the most, such as Twitter and instagram. I turned off SO many on Twitter that were simply annoying me, I don’t need to know when every single person favourites a tweet or follows my account. 

A few months ago I deleted the Facebook app, and rarely find myself thinking about it actually. I hardly go on to the desktop site, and it feels good. Facebook is pretty trash anyway. 

Spend more time focusing on yourself, not awaiting validation from others over a click of a like. 

Less time checking notifications, the better. 


THE PICK ME UP.

As we know, social media can have mad effects on our dopamine levels. We check our phones in the need of a feeling, a smile, a laugh or to feel any other emotion. Relying on social media to regulate our happiness levels and overall moods is dangerous AF.

If you’re feeling low, stay away from social media today, or any other day that you’re not feeling your best. When we’re not feeling great there’s a higher chance you’ll get into an uncontrollable scroll sesh where you are literally scrolling without any aim, and you gain nothing, your mood isn’t being improved and you’re trying to find your next fix from scrolling. Stop. Slipping into a comparison whirlwind is too easy on social media, especially when you feel naff to begin with. We’ve all been there, and would prefer not to be back there again. 

Stop looking for a quick pick me up, and focus on doing something that will physically improve your wellbeing in the long run.


SHUT DOWN

Ok so we spoke at the beginning of the post about waking up and avoiding screen time... same goes for before bed. This is what I find hardest actually.. being able to put my phone down for the last time for the night. My brain is ALIVE at night, I’m full of new ideas and my brain is ticks into overdrive with things I need to remember to add to my to do list.  If anything, I should be winding down properly so my ability to be able to get to sleep isn’t affected. 

Train your brain to come away from your phone screens by 8pm. Instead use the rest of the night phone free and either read a book, write in your journal or plan out the next day in your diary.

I understand this is difficult for those who work shifts into the night, then come home and all they want to do is graft the night away on their creative passions, you do what you gotta do! Just balance it well and make sure you get a healthy amount of sleep.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! Please do share your thoughts as I'd love to hear them. 
You can keep up to date with my weekly self care stories over on my instagram.
Photos shot by ZOE LONDON.

SELF CARE TIPS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA SELF CARE TIPS

SOCIAL MEDIA SELF CARE

SELF CARE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA



Charlotte Hole - NAKED BEACH - Channel 4

The time has come... I’m SO excited to announce that myself and 7 other body confident hosts are a part of Channel 4 ‘s brand new TV series, NAKED BEACH. 
We spent the summer helping some truly beautiful souls realise their own beauty and worth, on their own journey of self acceptance and self love.⁣⁣

COMING SOON TO CHANNEL 4

Charlotte Hole - NAKED BEACH - Channel 4

The time has come... I’m SO excited to announce that myself and 7 other body confident hosts are a part of Channel 4 ‘s brand new TV series, NAKED BEACH. 
We spent the summer helping some truly beautiful souls realise their own beauty and worth, on their own journey of self acceptance and self love.⁣⁣

Miss Selfridge SS19 collection

Spring, we neeeeeed you! I'm SO done with winter now.
The past week in London has been an absolute delight with this warm weather & continuous sunshine.
It looks like we all got our hopes up a little too soon as the rain and grey skies are back in full swing today.. fabulous, looks like I'll be raiding SkyScanner in the mean time to escape the dullness!

Speeeeaking of Spring... it's that time of the year where all of my favourite brands slowly begin to drop some of their incredible new SS19 collections.
London, UK

MISS SELFRIDGE SS19 COLLECTION PREVIEW

Miss Selfridge SS19 collection

Spring, we neeeeeed you! I'm SO done with winter now.
The past week in London has been an absolute delight with this warm weather & continuous sunshine.
It looks like we all got our hopes up a little too soon as the rain and grey skies are back in full swing today.. fabulous, looks like I'll be raiding SkyScanner in the mean time to escape the dullness!

Speeeeaking of Spring... it's that time of the year where all of my favourite brands slowly begin to drop some of their incredible new SS19 collections.
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