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17 Dec 2016

Luxury Beauty Christmas Wishlist

Luxury Christmas Wishlist

If you're anything like me this festive season, you thought you had a lot more time than you actually do to get all those need-to-be-bought-and-quick presents wrapped and ready to go, leaving these last days a slight struggle. The relentless emails from our most-loved brands shoving their last order dates down our throats is enough to get anyone slightly stressed about the situation, and I'm no exception. I've already posted a gift-guide here, but after a few days panic-scrolling through the internet, I've come across a lot more dreamy gifts, ideal for the beauty-concious and lovers of luxury..

7 Dec 2016

Gullfoss and Geysir | Iceland's Golden Circle

On the penultimate day of our trip, we embarked upon a tour of the eminent Golden Circle, including a much-anticipated glacier escapade. We were picked up from our hotel in the morning after an amazing breakfast at the Hilton and ventured towards the southern uplands. For once, the skies were clear and we watched a beautiful sunrise out the window over the expanse of rural landscape that encompass the capital. Even the views en route to the tourist hot-spots are postcard-worthy so make sure you bring a camera. 

Gulfoss Waterfall

The first stop-off (it varies depending on your tour) was the Gulfoss (Golden Falls); Iceland's most famous waterfall and for good reason. You're met by the sound of the water thundering as you approach the falls, and as you stand closer to the edge, the spray from the water hits your face. As a result, the breeze can be absolutely freezing (a lot of the grass had turned to icicles; hat/scarves/gloves are essential), but it is beautiful and a must-see for the natural spectacle alone. The surrounding land is relatively flat and the mountainous horizon (not something you can get away from in Reykjavik) makes it a beautiful area to visit whatever way you turn. Even better, if you can get up early enough, catching the waterfall at sunrise would be especially memorable. 


4 Dec 2016

The Blue Lagoon

After a cancelled internal flight due to weather conditions, a change of circumstances meant that we spent the best part of Friday afternoon in one of the twenty-five wonders of the world; the Blue Lagoon. We weren't initially going to be able to fit in a trip to the lagoon as it was fully-booked all week and we only had half-days here and there to spare, but luckily our travel company organised a visit for us. Under an hours drive from the centre of Reykjavik, in the middle of nowhere a steaming centre of relaxation awaits and it did not disappoint. The lagoon is also only about twenty minutes from KEF international airport so a lot of tours combine it with your airport transfer; there's a place to keep your luggage and it's an amazing way to spend your last few hours on the island of natural wonders.


1 Dec 2016

Staying in Reykjavik

Reykjavik has always been somewhere I've wanted to go, having never been to Scandanavia or any countries surrounding, the quirky city has long intrigued me and so the flights were finally booked to experience the place in November. Winter felt like the ideal time to travel, being the most likely time of the year to catch a glimpse of the northern lights and known for being the time the arctic island comes into it's own with snow-capped mountains and frosted landscapes (albeit the sub-zero temperatures are off-putting to many). With a suitcase full of layers, we set off for Heathrow last week and landed about half past three as the sun was beginning to set.

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