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Travel diaries -Discovering Africa – Sierra Leone lookbook -Radisson Blu

I might have lost count of the days as life has been happening day and night. It’s becoming difficult to account for each day as it occurs. Anyway… I had the opportunity to go to the Radisson Blu Hotel. This is supposed to be one of the ‘best’ hotels in Freetown. . 

I had heard lots about the Radisson Blu Hotel,especially from the locals so I couldn’t wait to check it out.

This was first location where our car had been properly checked by security. I have felt reasonably safe in SL through out my stay but I felt extra safe with this added security check. 

 I learnt that this hotel was previously called Mammy Yoko but it was damaged /destroyed in the war .

I really liked it here.  Aside for the great ambiance as you enter the hotel,  there is a wonderful sea breeze coming from all over. It really just envelopes you. This is one of the many things I love about Sierra Leone. Despite the HOT temperature’s, there is always a lovely cool breeze.

These tall trees provide shade from the sun and beyond the tennis court is the beach.  You literally can access Lumely Beach from the hotel. 
We sat by the pool side and had some lunch.  I have to say I was not totally impressed with the service provided. The waiter took so long I thought I was going to pass out. 

The choice of what to have was easy.  I think I have had fish everyday since I arrived in Sierra Leone. This is partly because my mother warned me not to eat any meat following the Ebola crisis. But more so because I wanted to make up for all the fish I don’t eat in London. With the sea so close … there’s always a good section of fresh fish available. Today I  opted for the Snapper. 

This came with 2 sides . Strangly the sauce for the fish was cheeky regarded as a side 😒😒.   For the price I felt a little cheated. Although the food was tasty and well cooked; however, it was nothing to write home about.  We were definitely paying for the location rather than the food. 

In all honestly, the location was pretty amazing. I could see a Tennis court, a Golf course and lots of grounds around the hotel. This hotel is by far the best I have seen in Freetown and am so glad I got to experience it.
For this outing I wore a floral dress.  You cant go wrong with florals on holiday.  However if I am ever unsure I opt for large floral prints in the day and smaller prints for the evenings.

This dress from Marks and Spencer has a very simple cut but the print speaks volumes.

I teamed it with my blue mules an a small blue purse for the kill. Am finding that these mules go with pretty much everythings.  They are perfect for holidays when you don’t want to carry so many things.  

Floral print dress – Marks and Spencers 

Cross over mules – Dorothy Perkins

Handbag – DKNY

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See you soon. 

X❤

Summer 2016 must haves -Denim dresses

We are well into the summer but it’s not too late to whip out the Denim dress … if you have not done so already. 

Denim is so versatile and not to mention it goes with practically everything. 

This summer I am totally loving the romantically feminine pinafore denim dress. It compiments the t-shirt under a dress look and gracefully takes me back to my youth.

I am wearing a midi denim dress from Asos. This belted dress nips me in at the waist for the feminine look. Shop this dress here 👉

http://m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS-Tall/ASOS-TALL-Denim-Belted-Midi-Dress-in-Mid-Wash/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6234893&un_jtt_application_platform=newPlp&un_jtt_redirect

Read more on how I wear the “shirt under a dress trend” here 👉 http://wp.me/p64TYL-m1

Let’s not forget my all time favourite – denim shirt dress. They have such a summers day feel about them. Pair it with flat or high sandals for instant summer chic looks. 

Sunglasses – sheinside 

Dress – Asos Tall

Mules -Dorothy Perkins 

Handbag – Primark.
See you soon.

✌& ❤

@ijaykheavens

Travel Diaries -Pink Affair

Sometimes girls just ‘wanna’ be girls. I find the colour pink to be so girly but once in a while it’s good to indulge.
When am on holiday there are no heels rules. When I can, I wear the highest heels I have and cause a lot of commotion because I know in a few days or weeks I will pack my bags and be on my way.😃😃😃😁😁😁😁

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Dress – Dorothy Perkins
Wedge Shoes – Next
Hand bag- River Island.

See you tomorrow
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Check on it – Winter Coat for the Tall

Hey Guys,

Although the October weather has been pretty mild here in the UK, I know that the blistering COLD is on its way.  I have taken it upon myself to start my winter Coat hunt now!

Ladies you know how difficult it is to find a good tall coat, one that is not sold out.  I did some of the leg work and will be sharing some of my fav finds here over the next few weeks.

I start with this Charcoal Plaid Boy Friend fit Coat from Dorothy Perkins.

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I will be the first to say that this Coat does not look very appealing on the site. Unfortunately since we do not much choice but to shop online, I had to take a chance.  Ladies do not be afraid to take a chance!

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This boyfriend fit coat is fierce.  Totally different to anything in my wardrobe.  A great variety if your looking for something to spice up your wardrobe.

I particularly love that I can turn up the sleeves and for the first time it is not because the sleeves are too short.

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So there you have it.  What do you think of this Coat.  Would you wear it ?  Would you buy it ?

In case your wondering about the rest of my outfit.  Details below.

Charcoal check Coat- Dorothy Perkins (Tall)

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/clothing-203535/jackets-coats-4102031/tall-charcoal-check-coat-4731418?bi=0&ps=20

Cami Top- Asos

Jeans- Topshop (Tall Joni Jeans)

Socks – New Look

Peep toe shoe boot- Next

Hand bag -River island

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xx

NEWS- Dorothy perkins goes plus size

Three cheers for Dorothy Perkins. woop woop woop.

I hope I am not the only one that’s excited about this new development.  I have been a HUGH fan for Dorothy Perkins. I remember being in school and never being able to get trousers to fit my long legs. Dorothy Perkins was the only shop that could save me from wearing skirts in the winter because I could not find black trousers to fit.  I remain loyal to them for that very reason.

Check out some of my favs from the new range.

dpYou know I love sparkly things so this top is so up my street. Looks a perfect length too.

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-charchol-split-side-embellished-top-4858172?bi=0&ps=200

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Am sorry, its another sparkly number. But this time with a little shoulder sexyness. hehehe

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-gold-sparkle-coldshoulder-jumpsuit-4857412?bi=0&ps=200

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I have chosen this dress because checks are totally trending this season.  The model wore it exceptionally well.

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-monochrome-dog-tooth-check-tunic-dress-4863867?bi=0&ps=200

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I have real reason for choosing this skirt as my final piece other than it just looks awesome.

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-navy-and-silver-zig-zag-4857207?bi=0&ps=200

A Tall and plus size thumbs up to DP for this fabulous collection.  The only down side is that I would have loved to see more colour in the range.  If you ask me they played it safe.

Till next time xx

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