Sunday, 31 August 2014

MY 25TH BIRTHDAY




This is quite long overdue - I had tons of pictures from Malta that I wanted to upload so apologies for this being so long after, but this is what happened on my birthday and this is what I wore.

I found this dress on ASOS and its not usually something I would go for but for some reason it called my name!

We started the day with a quad bike ride to Sliema, then we went back to the hotel, changed and took an amazing (and slightly scary) boat taxi ride to Valetta, the capital city of Malta. We arrived as the sun started to set, this place took my breath away.
 

Dress - ASOS (Couldn't find it on the site anymore!)
Belt - Rokit
Necklaces - Holiday & Links of London
Sandals - From a store on holiday
Rings - Lvndr




We passed this closed flower stall about three times before Jason stopped and said 'Would you like a picture here?' He'd seen me eyeing it up and was quite right!
I pranced over for a few pictures while a local man told us to watch out for thieves in the area. We kept an eye on our bags but coming from London we are quite used to doing that anyway!

We went for a little glass of wine in the town square because our table was booked for 8pm and we were early, so we also strolled down the long, hilly roads of valetta marvelling at the architecture, the colours and the dishevelled houses that still look amazingly beautiful.



Then we got to the restaurant, It was a surprise to me but it was a traditional maltese cuisine restaurant, set inside a tunnel originally built by the knights of St. John in 1570 named Rampila.
It was stunning, you walk down a few steps and find yourself going down through a short tunnel which is lit up and laced with dining tables, then outside onto the terrace which is dotted with little trees and fairy lights.
 


After a little wait and a little chat (with each other and also with the waiters) - Our food arrived!



I had the swordfish and Jason had the Lamb, They were both rather exquisite!




The dessert menu came, beforehand I had said to Jason the only thing I really wanted on my birthday, was a cake, so I got a bit giggly when the waiter took so long to come and take our dessert orders



And ta da! A sort of tirimisu cake appeared! I was so thankful and I was so happy to have a little birthday cake, even abroad!

Then things got a bit weird (with the help of a few glasses of wine and the excitement of cake) We waited for the taxi...it took a while, and then I started to do some sort of ballet inspired 'waiting for the taxi' dance.



Goodtimes!

It was so lovely having a birthday in Malta, even though there wasn't too much life around to have a party-style celebration, its nice to mix things up a bit sometimes!

Sammi x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

SUNDRESS





Sandals - Topshop
Elephant Necklace - Links of london
Bag - Topshop

I guess this is Part 1. of my birthday post, I wore this on my birthday in the day. We went on a quad bike ride to Sliema - the next next town up from St. Julians in Malta where we were staying and searched for somewhere to find a refreshing drink. Then we came back and strolled around looking for a place to have lunch & this was just before eating.

I love this dress, its a definite staple of mine, its from Brandy Melville and is perfect for holidays especially because of the open back.

More birthday pictures to come!

Sammi x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

MALTA PHOTO DIARY



Malta was absolutely beautiful, Overall I would say it is very laid-back and slow paced, There are intricate and ornate buildings dotted around everywhere and you can just sense the very history of the place from strolling down a street or two.

The people are very friendly, there aren't very many beaches but the towns make up for it if you don't mind that sort of thing. We stayed in St. Julians and visited Golden beach, Valetta and the island of Gozo.

I wouldn't go back again any time soon because I feel like I got a good enough idea of the place and I like a little more life going on but its great if you are a very chilled kind of person.

It was my birthday while we were there and I have a whole post on that because we went for an amazing dinner so that'll be up soon!

Thanks for having us Malta!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

INTIMATES


I have received many monthly boxes over the last few years, boxes that are tailored towards you and what you like, that are full of lots of goodies, but never before have I come across one full of intimates.





Wantable provide boxes brimming with a few different types of things (They do makeup too) but straight away I homed in on the 'Intimates'. (Cami's, pants, socks etc)
You go through a few pages which just ask you about your taste, what you like, your size and the Wantable style experts pick out what they think would be best for you.
I have to say, I LOVE my box - more than I thought I would!

I received a little bralette, a beautiful lace cami, the softest cotton shorts and a comfy 'lounge around the house' loose t-shirt. They are all SO soft to the touch and comfortable.
They are things I would genuinely wear and if you've received boxes of items before with some things you might not like, you know its such a good feeling when everything is something you really do like!


The Deets:
The subscription is $36 a month and shipping to the UK is $7.00USD
If you would like to check our Wantable for yourself just click here to take you to the site =]


I love all of these bits, Its sometimes hard to find pretty and good quality items to wear around the house or under clothes and I'm happy to have each of these items!

Thank you to Wantable.com for kindly sponsoring this feature, as always thoughts and opinions are my own

(Apologies, I know I said the Malta pics were up next, they will be now! Editing as we....read? haha)

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