Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Style for the Bank Holiday – Rain or Shine

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With the bank holiday almost here, its time to start planning what to wear for the long weekend as quite a few of us will be packing an overnight holdall and jumping in the car to make the most out of the 3 days off.

Whether it is a city break abroad, a few days at the seaside or some countryside walking, we have selected some of our favourite ladies styles to have you covered, come rain or shine.

RAIN

When the weather gets a bit unpredictable, which lets face it happens quite a lot in the British Isles, we also need some emergency footwear in our suitcase.

If off to Wales for some country walks amongst the mountains, a pair of New Balance W373 will have you climbing trees and picking raspberries all day.

For the festival goers who are prepping for Reading, Leeds or SW4, a bright pair of Joules wellies are a must for some muddy trekking to the main stage.

City shopping and touristy days out call for a pair of timeless leather Converse All Stars or a chunky ankle boot like the Madison as both look pretty smart, are easy to wear with anything and will help keep your feet dry if there is an unexpected drizzle.

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SHINE

For sunny days sat on Brighton pier with a 99 ice cream, a classic pair of Vans Authentic are great as they come in so many summery colours and help you walk across the pebbly beach without hurting your feet and stay comfy and cool whilst walking through the lanes shopping till you drop.

For those of us who are lucky enough to jet set abroad to the likes of Rome, Paris or Amsterdam, some sandals and some trainers are a must to pop in your hand luggage. Lightweight and comfortable, the new Air Max Thea will have you exploring the city all day and some simple sandals like the Holla  or Hallie are great for lunches at the Louvre or dinner overlooking the Colosseum.

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Dream holiday destination: Brazil

Monday, February 10th, 2014

 

Beautiful beaches, great nightlife and the world’s biggest carnival – what’s not to love about Brazil?

 

The South American nation has long been on our dream holiday destination list, but all the extra attention it’s getting due to the World Cup this year is making it seem even more appealing. There’s a few times in recent weeks when we’ve glazed over behind our desks, lost in daydreams which involve us lying on a white sand beach sipping a caipirinha (cachaca, muddled lime and sugar – YUM!) wearing our Peter Pilotto for Target bikinis and of course our trusty JuJu sandals.

 

In an ideal world, we’d jet out this month for the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, swapping the doom and gloom of the UK for a riot of colour. We’d stay on for a few days after the festivities finished too, soaking up the sun on Rio’s famous beaches, taking a cable car to the top of the stunning Sugar Loaf Mountain and snapping some pictures of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

 

In the evenings we’d hit a neighbourhood botequin (bar) before dancing the night away at a samba club. Sounds perfect!

 Brazil Travel Trip 5 Free Things Rio

 

A bit closer to home…

If your budget falls far shorter than your daydreaming imagination, take a look at our suggestions for similar destinations a bit closer to home.

 

Best for carnivals – Santa Cruz in Tenerife

Tenerife’s capital city is twinned with Rio de Janeiro and the Carnival of Santa Cruz is every bit as glamorous and outrageous as its South American sister’s. The festivities start at the beginning of February when the Carnival Queen is elected and continue until the 17th of the month. The days in-between are filled with music, merriment, fireworks and of course a huge parade.

 Brazil Carnival

 

Best for beaches – Kissamos in Greece

Forget Praia do Toque and Taipus de Fora, one of the world’s best beaches is a mere few hours flight away in Greece. Balos Lagoon in Kissamos boasts white sand and clear turquoise waters. Parts of the sea are warm and shallow, perfect for paddling, but beyond the rocks is deeper colder water for snorkelling.

 

Best for nightlife – Budapest in Hungary

Brazil has a well-deserved reputation for amazing nightlife, but it’s far from the only place you can party until dawn in. The ‘sparties’ – parties in a spa – in Hungary’s capital are legendary, with the city’s historical spas transformed into nightclubs packed with revellers dancing by the pools.

 

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