Orlando, Florida. After peaceful Mexico and party hard Miami, we eventually ended up in Orlando. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel that had everything you could ever want; two double beds, a pool, jacuzzi and delicious food. The only problem was that it as in the middle of nowhere and we had no car! We made ourselves busy however, shopping and checking out the various theme parks.
We had a couple of rainstorms which we welcomed, giving our poor freckled skin a break from the glaring sun. This made it easier to explore the Art Deco district and literally soak up the city. The history of Miami was much deeper than I thought, when we went am architectural tour around the various buildings, each one was steeped in legend.
Miami Beach, Florida. It was a shock hitting Miami after the calm of Mexico. Miami is party central. The sky high buildings come right up to the sand and the neon lights reflect in the water. Nonetheless it had its own beauty and a different kind of vibrancy.
The last of the Mexico trip (though I’m laughing when I say this, there’s still millions of photos I haven’t shown). One of the highlights of Mexico was Chichen Itza, a Mayan temple. The history of the place was astonishing.
Then we went to swim in a senote, an underground river. We were led into a tiny opening, only to arrive inside a cave, lit by a tiny stream of natural light. The cool water was deliciously refreshing after the sticky Mexican heat.
It was the colours, more than anything, that really captured my imagination in Mexico. Everything was bold and to some extent even gaudy when alone, but the sheer abundance of colour made for an amazing atmosphere. Valladolid was one such town that really embodied this.
Riviera Maya, Mexico. There’s a reason why I haven’t posted the photos from my travels yet. I had to trawl through over 2,000 of them. Our first stop was Mexico and as you can see, it’s pure paradise. I have never met a nation who were so welcoming and friendly, or a place so rich in culture. I find myself craving this place from time to time, a feeling which I don’t think will ever leave me.
Skincare: Clarins Edition. I have been loving all these products since Christmas, so thought it was about time I told you all about them! Have been working on filming and editing by myself, so let me know if you like it!
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Well it’s been a busy week trying to get organised for my big trip. I finished up work at the weekend and since then have spent most of my time meeting up with friends, packing and trying to get my bikini body ready (let’s not bring that bit up again!) Here’s just a couple of photos I took over the last few days. I HAD to buy this pomeranian t-shirt in Urban Outfitter, cute eh? I also got a lovely Jasper Conran bikini in the sales. I’ll be back to outfit posts when I’m away. I’m planning on blogging regular outfit posts and also some beauty and travel pieces too, so don’t forget to follow Soooali on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Soooali) to get alerts about blog updates. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Soooali, where I post stuff in real time!
My big sister got married a couple of weeks ago, and what an affair! Both my sisters live in the UK, so I was so happy to have them at home for so long. The dress I wore was from Coast. I wanted something bright for the day, but still classy. That’s why I went for a shift dress. My sister wore a vintage wedding dress which looked so perfect on her. Big congratulations to the bride and groom!