Monday, 6 June 2016

One Blonde Goes To Marbella

Last week, I (Amy) had the pleasure of jetting off to Marbella to celebrate the end of my exams. After three years of hard work and stressful nights, I am finally finished university and will be graduating in three weeks time with a BA in Fashion Business - eeeeek!

I thought there was no better way to spend my last week of freedom than soaking up the sun in Puerto Banus.  I stayed in the Bluebay Banus, and for the affordable price that I paid, it was perfect. This was the cheapest hotel that I found that was walkable to the port, although it felt so luxurious with some beautiful grounds, and a two minute walk to the beach - always handy!

Top: Missguided | Bikini: Ultimo | Skirt: eBay | Shoes: Zara (sold out - similar here) | Bag: Zara | Sunglasses: LAMODA (sold out - similar here)

The weather couldn't have been more perfect either. Ranging from 25-32 degrees Celsius, I spent five days sunbathing, catching every last ray.

On my first day, I wandered down to the port and WOW! The amount of supercars and gorgeous yachts there was unbelievable - serious goals! I had some well deserved lunch and possibly the worlds biggest daquiri while watching the world go by. I couldn't tell you how many strawberry daquiri's I had throughout my trip, I got seriously addicted to them - such a refreshing summer cocktail.

The nightlife in Puerto Banus was amazing as it was so glam - right up my street! For those that know me well will know that one of my favourite things to do is get dolled up and put my heels on, and I got to do this every night in Marbella. I absolutely loved that there was a smart dress code unlike other party destinations like Ibiza, summer dresses and killer wedges are my life! I don't want to bore you (or embarrass myself really...) talking through my drunk antics from club to club, but some of the places that you can't miss are: News Cafe, Aqua Mist, Sinatra's, La Sala and Pangea (my fav!).

Dress: Pretty Little Thing | Harness: Ultimo | Bag: Michael Kors | Rings: Forever 21 | Wedges: Russell and Bromley

After one very rough morning, my friend Rachael and I decided to treat ourselves to a gorgeous lunch at El Ancla. If you love good food, good views and a good pool then this is a must in Marbella. It's right on the beach, and as well as being a restaurant it also has its very own private pool - the ultimate chilled vibes. Burning off our steak, cake and yet another daquiri, we wandered along the beach back to our hotel. If you stay in the heart of Puerto Banus, then I'd definitely recommend getting a taxi back from El Ancla, as it was a never ending walk home with very burnt shoulders and sore feet!

On Friday, I went to the infamous TFIF pool party at Sisu Boutique Hotel, and it was hands down the best day of the holiday! Working serious Pamela Anderson vibes in this red cut-out swimsuit from Boohoo, I managed to find a 20 euro bottle of rose, and after six bottles, why wouldn't it be the best day?! Rachael and I met the loveliest group of girls on a hen do from Darlington, and danced our asses off from day to night.

Swimsuit: Boohoo | Wedges: Russell and Bromley | Sunglasses: LAMODA | Bag: H&M | Body chain: H&M

The following day we went to Ocean Club for another pool party, where I wore my custom mermaid swimsuit from If It Fits, and had another fabulous day! It started off very chilled and may I say EXPENSIVE when I got charged 18 euros for a glass of fresh orange and lemonade (heart attack!), but then turned out to be another day of dancing with our new gal pals from Sisu. It hit 3 o'clock, our flight was at 9 and our transfer was picking us up from our hotel at 5. We knew we had an hour left to enjoy Marbella, but the amazing girls from Darlington managed to convince us to stay in their spare room and catch a flight the next day. After five minutes on Skyscanner and finding a flight home the next day for only £50 - how could we say no to an extra night?! Total spur of the moment decision, but it was time to enjoy the rest of our day/night and order more daquiri's... And what better way to finish our last day than partying with the famous Scotty T!

Swimsuit: If It Fits | Hat: Forever 21 | Lace joggers: ASOS

I couldn't recommend Marbella enough for a little summer get-away, whether it be for a crazy hen weekend, a girly glam holiday or a relaxing couples break. This is a destination that has something to suit everyone.

Hopefully see you soon Marbella, on to my next travels...

Lots of love,

Amy xoxo


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