Travel Essentials For Your Next City Break

Travel Essentials For Your Next City Break

Cities are my favourite places to see and over the years I’ve learned a lot about what makes a trip easier to manage so you can stuff in as many things to do as possible. Here are some travel essentials for your next city break:

I really need this phone charger on a keyring (1), not just for city travel but for every day of my life, haha! I met up with Daisy for coffee last week and I had to borrow her travel charger so I could get home because I had a mobile train ticket. I wish it was one off…

I love trench coats for a bit of smartness to my travel wardrobe and when I last went to New York I took my tan trench coat which made a perfect outer layer – the only problem being it was annoying to carry around when it was a bit too warm. Aquascutum asked me to tell you guys about their trench coats, which are really nice for sure, but when I saw this pack-away Trench (2) I got major heart eyes – I need this for my travel wardrobe! It folds neatly into it’s own pouch, perfect for stashing in your backpack… and have you seen the colour!? Oh my! They have every colour and style you’ll ever need!

If you’re travelling with hand luggage only, these World’s Lightest cabin sized suitcases (3) are an absolute must!! You can stuff so much in there because the casing is soft and the handles wrap around the outside so as to not take up internal space, plus they only weigh 1.6kg meaning you get the rest of your weight allowance for all your shoes essentials.

Next on my list are these adorable travel wallets (4), hand sewn here in Leeds using bright and fun fabrics exclusively designed by Punto Belle. They can fit up to 4 passports, your travel documents, plus cash and credit cards!

Finally I always like to do my research on a new city before I head over there and need somewhere to collect all my recommended food places and indie shops. These city guide Moleskines (5) are great to house all your destinations, plus they have maps printed inside too. I used my New York one tonnes when I went there and it came in extra handy when I went back so I could remember the locations of all my favourite places.

What are your travel essentials for your next city break?

Loves x xx

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Things To Do In St Ives, Cornwall

Things to do in St Ives, Cornwall

Ooh we spent a lovely afternoon in St. Ives over the bank holiday weekend! It’s such a cute and quaint seaside bay with cobbled streets and old fashioned tea rooms, but also had a kooky side with shops bursting full of independent design and handmade. We stumbled across a huge beer and booze shop too, but I didn’t really want to have to carry a bag-full of bottles around with me so we only looked and didn’t sample! We squeezed plenty of stuff into a couple of hours, though. Here’s some suggestions for things to do in St Ives:

Hanging out on the beach at St. Ives Bay

things to do in St. Ives

The Rum & Crab Shack

// Frolic on the beach and have a paddle in the sea! There’s a line of colourful beach huts tucked into the corner too! Definitely one of the most important things to do in St Ives!

// Enjoy an ice cream on the sea front, but watch out for seagulls – one of our friends got attacked by a gang of the blighters and they stole her ice cream :O

// We didn’t make it to The Rum & Crab Shack this time, but I’ve heard it’s good! I mean, what more do you need in a place? Next time!

// The walk out to the lighthouse at the end of Smeaton’s Pier was blustery, but beautiful! It’s just sea as far as the eye can see and a pretty little lighthouse.

// There are so many cute boats, if we had time I would have loved to sit on the pier and watched the world go by for a few hours. You can even rent a retro striped deckchair to really soak it all in.

// We wandered back up through the town to do a spot of window shopping. I eyed up some mint and some Baileys’ fudge in a shop window but, although delicious, the service was pretty poor and the lady was quite rude. I actually recommend you try The Fudge Box a bit further up instead which was much quieter and much friendlier!

// If it’s a busy weekend like bank holiday, you might be better hopping on a train through to St. Ives. It’s a lovely little coastal route and then you don’t need to worry about battling for a space in the tiny car park!

// Set aside a little treat money and go on a shopping spree – I could have spent a fortune!

Things to do in St Ives

Handmade in fudge in St Ives Cornwall

I bought this beautiful scarf from The Painted Bird, which was full of kooky accessories like thick knitted socks and locally inspired jewellery. Look at those adorable little pom-poms and it goes perfectly with my Kikki K planner. A girl must always match her scarf to her planner! Haha. Shopping is one of my favourite things to do in St Ives – The shops are all so cute, especially Poppy Treffry which is full of illustrated accessories.

Ah St. Ives, you’re alright!

Shops in St Ives, Flamingo Scarf, The Painted Bird

Boats in St. Ives

Smeaton's Pier St Ives

Smeaton's Pier St Ives

Hanging out in St. Ives Cornwall

Loves x xx

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