• Travel

    Top 10 Things To Do In The North East

    With Middlesbrough being announced as the 2019 host of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, I decided to list the top 10 things to do in the North East as recommend by a local. This list is in no particular order. #1 walk 199 steps to Whitby abbey #2 evening walk along the quayside #3 try a lemon top View this post on Instagram La la #lemontop #redcar #icecream #seaside #blueskies A post shared by Luxe Magazine (@theluxemagazine) on Oct 20, 2018 at 7:41am PDT #4 ride Saltburn cliff lift #5 climb roseberry topping View this post on Instagram ~Light after the Storm~ Roseberry Topping in the distance. Enjoy this stunning scene♥️…

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    5 Ways to Practice Self-care

    We all have times when we don’t feel great about ourselves, are a little overwhelmed or stressed. Feeling that way is completely normal in the short term. The following list shows some of the ways I practice self-care to prevent me from feeling down and to help reduce stress and anxiety. Obviously, self-care is a very personal thing; different things work for different people but hopeful this list gives you some inspiration. Feel free to share your advice in the comments. #1 Go For A Walk Taking time out to yourself is important. I find going for a walk, be it long or short, is a great way for cleansing…

  • Sustainability

    Zero Waste Starter Pack

    The idea of going zero waste is somewhat daunting. Taking small steps and reducing what you can where you can is important in making a positive change. The following list is of the tools I believe will help you in starting your zero waste journey.  #1 Let’s start off easy. Ditching plastic shopping bags is one of the simplest steps in reducing your waste. Using bags that are made out of natural materials is much better for the planet. Of course recycling plastic bags is a better alternative than using single use plastic bags. However, once broken they will still remain on the planet for hundreds of years.  #2  Cut…

  • Travel

    Travel Bucketlist

    A little list of places I’d like to visit. Lisbon So Technically I have visited Lisbon before when I had an overnight stay when transferring flight. But as I didn’t leave the airport, it obviously doesn’t count.  I believe the picture above illustrates perfectly why Lisbon is somewhere I really want to visit.The architecture is stunning. Although it is one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is colourful and vibrant.Being such an old city, it has lots of historical attractions. This includes a Medieval monastery, a Moorish castle and 12th-century cathedral. Marrakech Another vibrant bustling city. One thing that draws me to Marrakech is the colour. I’m desperate…

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    24 Hours In Toledo

    If you’re looking to experience Spain’s rich cultural and religious history; then Toledo is ideal place for you. Just an hour drive from Madrid, Toledo is a city sat upon a hill within castle walls. Know as the city of three cultures, due to it’s history of Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities living peacefully alongside each other.  Marvel at the cities medieval history and architecture. Catedral Primada is just as beautiful on the inside is it on the out and is a must see. The Alcazar is another magnificent building. However, I wouldn’t consider a visit inside as a priority of your trip. It is home to the cities military…

  • Sustainability

    5 Zero Waste Swaps

    This is my quick guide to making your first sustainable changes. The following list consists of affordable and easy ways of taking the first steps in achieving a more planet friendly lifestyle. #1 Vegetable Bags One thing that I see that really irritates me is people putting loose vegetables or fruit into small plastic bags. I really have to hold back on shaking people and asking them why they feel a single carrot needs its own plastic bag. However, I do understand having all your vegetables loose isn’t always practical. Vegetable bags are a way of saving this issue but unlike the flimsy plastic bags, you can reuse these. #2…