It’s pretty clear from this post title and my Instagram updates that I am enjoying some amazing family time in the beautiful South of Spain Costa del Sol for the past 3 days…
Mornings so far have been spent at the beach and on our hotel’s pool on the roof, followed by our favourite long post-siesta walks with ice cream, cortados and then some local Spanish food. “Leave best to the last” – as my other half puts it. Sea food, local 30 day matured fillet of steak, gaspachio, sangria, churoz and lots of fresh fruit – all of this throughout the day and I’m beginning to worry about my “non-slouchy” clothes I had brought with me to shoot… Not worried about me not fitting in to them – not in the slightest! (If only!)
Luckily, this high-waisted Gap full skirt came with me, which goes so well with crop tops and tan! Wearing my white benassi Nike sliders ALL the time here – who would have thought they’s be so comfy? The best thing about them are the little bumps that massage the soles of my feet throughout the day, which makes me think that all shoes should have some kind of benefit whilst serving the purpose and making our feel look cute!
We’re off to the Aqua Park today, because it’s ALL about my little girlie. Yep, all the things I have to do for her like the go-carting with a “sexy” helmet on Friday night, trampoline jumping after sea food paella on Saturday night, ice-cream shopping 3 times a day and now that aqua park. Well, maybe the trips for the ice-cream are not all for my girl – we are on holiday at the end of the day!
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend and keep updated with my #SecretlittleTravels on Instagram!
Sliders – ASOS
Crop top – c/o iKRUSH (Sale!)
Skirt – GAP (first seen here)
Silver bar necklace – c/o PAB Jewellery
Bangle – c/o Lola & Grace @House of Fraser
Striped Ring – c/o Maggie Angus @ Spoiled Brat
Sunglasses - River Island
Bag – H&M c/o St.Enoch Centre
Anklet – PAB Jewellery
As you may have seen on my Social Media, I’ve been doing some school night drinking on Wednesday evening – naughty! But this one was special, as my other half and I were the proud guests of GREY GOOSE® – The World’s Best Tasting Vodka evening celebrating the launch of ‘Boulangerie François’ where guests were treated to bespoke GREY GOOSE martini consultations at The Devil’s Advocate Bar, located in the heart of Edinburgh.
Gorgeous canapés, a menu of 6 signature martinis and Grey Goose fizz on the arrival were just such a treat in the lovely venue with the amazing company of local and global talents. Guests included Game of Throne’s and Downton Abbey actress Rose Leslie, Joy McAvoy, Tim Visser, Anna Freemantle, Louise Linton, Jean Johansson, Tessa Hartmann, Diane Knox Campbell, Lorraine Herbison and Howie Nicholsby. We all enjoyed a selection of GREY GOOSE cocktails and bespoke GREY GOOSE martinis that were created to each individual’s personal taste profile by brand ambassadors Omar Sequera and Oli Blackburn.
If you’re like me, and like bitter sweet flavours, then I’m happy to share with you my very own bespoke martini recipe with you, which was created for me on the evening:
- A shot of Grey Goose Vodka (or 2)
– fresh grapefruit juice (just a little bit)
– grapefruit zest
– elderflower berry juice (I know, yum!)
– Fresh ginger puree
Shake up and drink over ice! Delish!
The history of the brand is also quite unique as Grey Goose is made from wheat and spring water that is naturally filtered through the limestone of French Gensac-La-Pallue (Cognac Region).
Such a splendid evening! Thank you Grey Goose! WE LOVED IT!
AND guess what? I’ll be in Spain from today, so catch up with all my updates on Instagram (@secretlittlestars), Twitter (@SecretlilStars) and Facebook (Secret little Stars)!
Dress – Asos (last worn here)
Biker – Rock and Royalty Couture @Spoiled Brat
Heels - BCBGmaxazria
Clutch – old, last worn here
Can you believe that I’ve had this gorgeous vintage top for years and never actually blogged it? It was gifted to me by an old friend of mine of mine, who has the best vintage style and the cutest smile – you may remember her presenting “The Music Show” years ago in Glasgow and a few of the Scottish festivals… She, like we all do, was going through her clothes and wanted to get rid of some things to renew her wardrobe, so I was there first to raid her unwanted vintage goodies… The reason why I hadn’t worn it is because I have a tendency to put away summer clothes during the winter, so this one got accidentally lost for a few summers, but I found it at the right time as you will see I’m slightly obsessed with everything yellow at the moment…
Whereas for animal and aztec prints – they all compliment each other right? Especially if both are monochrome… But I think next time I decide to wear this combo, I’ll go for my new pink ZARA hotties I picked up on sale, which are now part of my secret little shoe collection… Sadly, they’re all sold out online, otherwise I’d show you them, but you can see them on my Instagram!
I’m off to a special event in Edinburgh tonight, which I know will involve me finding out my very own personal martini recipe with Grey Goose… Will tell all later! x
Top – Vintage (gift)
Skirt – ZARA (SALE!)
Sandals – ZARA, old (similar here)
Suede clutch – Boohoo.com (smaller version)
Stacked Bracelets - H&M, old (love these)
Thumb ring – PAB Jewellery
Statement ring – Topshop, old (try this)
Mums and mums-to-be, our times have changed… Kids no longer borrow our clothes – we borrow theirs!
What mum wouldn’t, if River Island kids collection is way cooler than ours? For someone like my girlie who hates shopping, she sure does like a little trip up to the River Island’s Kids floor when I actually manage to convince her. Normally, I have to bribe her with some post-shopping sushi or ice-cream, but luckily our pre-holiday visit to the store was a good enough reason this time, but we still got ice cream – it’s summer at the end of the day!
First thing she (and I) saw was this Visor! She tried it on, then I tried it on and it was in the bag instantly. Can’t wait to borrow it again on holidays – hopefully without bribes! I wonder what would be the first thing she would borrow from me? Do you remember what you used to borrow from your mum?
Hope everyone’s had a good weekend! xx
Plastic peak Visor – River Island (Pink visor here)
Jacquard Short - ASOS (SALE!)
Organic cotton Stripes – ZARA (Sale)
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins c/o St Enoch Centre