10 COLOURFUL PLACES TO VISIT FOR YOUR HONEYMOON

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With summer just around the corner and Jess off on a secret getaway with her other half, my thoughts are quickly turning to holiday destinations. I am obsessed with finding colourful places to visit and with these next few months also being popular for weddings, I am sure there are lots of you considering where to honeymoon after the occasion. So I have listed my top 10 favourite colourful destinations perfect for anyone, wanting a fun little getaway this summer!

1. SANTORINI
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Where to go

Oia: A small town in Santorini and perhaps the most famous, thanks to its colourful buildings that look like a picture taken straight off the front of a postcard. Jess was lucky enough to spend a few days in Oia last year and she wrote this fantastic guide, full of wonderful photos and if you want to see more check out her video.

2. LONDON

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Where to go

Sketch: For all lovers of the colour pink, Sketch is a quirky place to eat, drink and be entertained. The decor has a distinctive style with pink walls and pink furniture, whilst the food is said to be imaginative and extremely delicious!

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Notting Hill: This charming part of London is as picturesque as it appears in the famous film Notting Hill, with lots of colourful houses and brightly painted doors it’s like stepping straight on to the set of movie.

3. VENICE

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Where to go

Burano: Can only be described as the happiest place in Italy. Canals are lined with colourful houses, pretty plant pots filled with blooms decorate the windows, whilst gondolas merrily travel up and down – Bellissimo!

4. SAN FRANCISCO

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Where to go

Mission & Castro District: With loads of colourful murals, building, houses and streets it’s easy to see why this part of san francisco is a popular destination for colour lovers! Anne-Solange Tardy of Cachemire & Soie has written a quick guide to the city which is fantastic if you are planning a trip.

5. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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Where to go

The Madonna Inn: This place totally redefines the word unique! It has 110 whimsical guestrooms all decorated with enchanting themes and it even has PINK tennis courts! Studio DIY did a whole guide on this place, which is well worth a read if you’re planning a visit.

6. SANTA CRUZ

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Where to go

The Boardwalk: A vibrant amusement park by the seaside with a spectacular rainbow sky glider. This place will make all your Pinterest dreams come true!

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Capitola Venetians: A row of rainbow houses on Capitola Beach. It’s what our dreams are made of!

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DOMICAN DREAMS: LA ROMANA VIDEO DIARY

I can’t quite believe I’ve been home from the Dominican for 4 weeks!! Say whaaaaat, where did that time go?! I’ve gotta be honest, I’ve been suffering with a real case of holiday blues since I’ve been back and I’ve already got itchy feet planning a trip at the end of the year! For now…

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DOMINICAN DREAMS: LA ROMANA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Did I mention that I went to the Dominican Republic a couple of weeks ago? If you follow us on Instagram you would have seen tons of updates over there (seriously guys, I couldn’t stop sharing the colourful scenes of this trip!) But I really have been so excited to share my full guide with you! If you’re planning a trip here soon, thinking about it for your honeymoon or are simply dreaming up new places to visit in the future then be sure to pin this page to your travel board for future use! I’m going to be sharing places to visit, where we stayed, my favourite moments and what you should pack!

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OFF THE RECORD: SNORKELLING, SELF LOVE & SEEING STARS!

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Wow! Can you believe that it is already the end of July? Seriously where has the time gone. It feels like forever since I was sat on that beach in Mexico having the time of my life. Not saying that i’m not having the time of my life at home too, because I really am. Just everything always feels better in the sun! I have to admit I am just a little bit excited about August though, we have 1 or 2 pretty big secrets to let you in on but for now I have to stay schtum. So for the time being grab yourself a cuppa and settle down with this months Off the Record and I must warn you, you might get a little bit of holiday envy as it includes a fair few Insta pics of Jess living it up in the Dominican. Enjoy!

EMILY LOVES…

Mexico! I know, I know, I pretty much haven’t stopped talking about it since I have been back but it was so amazing, I can’t stop thinking about it and even now I still have more photos to post on Instagram. Its just the happiest place I have ever been, the people, the colours,everything just makes your feel so alive! I made some unforgettable memories there this time and it will forever be in my heart! Make sure you read my Travel Guide if you are thinking about going and check out my Video Diary too!

♥ New opportunities! As many of you will know we have been working on creating a new sister site for Bespoke Bride for a couple of years now. Unfortunately the project has encountered a few delays along the way but you will be pleased to know it hasn’t stopped us and these last couple of months we have been really working our butts off to get the new site ready for a soft launch within the next month or so. it hasn’t been an easy journey but I really think all the hard work will have been worth it when you see what we have created. 

Oliver Bonas! A couple of days after I got back from Mexico I was on my way to London with Emily (Mermaid Gossip) to the launch of the Oliver Bonas, Christmas in July event! We both had so much fun, drinking cocktails & checking out the new range. Believe me when I say I could have bought everything in that store. I am such a huge fan! You can see the video Emily created here.

Booking more holidays! Ok so I have just got back from Mexico, how could I possibly be booking another holiday. Well  the truth is, I needed a holiday to get over my last one. Anyone else feeling that? 

Having Dinner with friends! I love our monthly catch ups, it so surprising what can happen in a few weeks. 

The new series of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Seriously Wednesday’s cannot come quick enough!

JESS LOVES…

♥ The Dominican Republic! I’ve never been to this part of the Caribbean before and it sure is beautiful! We’re currently staying in La Romana which is in the east of the island and it’s all Palm trees on the beach and white sands! I can’t wait to share it properly with you but for now you can see a few cheeky snaps on our instagram!

Reading! So far I’ve devoured 2 books on this holiday; Grey & Paper Towns and I’m currently reading Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love which is amazing! It’s so lovely having time to read, I definitely want to make sure I continue this habit once I’m home! 

Snorkelling! We got our snorkelling gear on after being here for a few days when we visited an island called Saona! We also got to see some starfish which is pretty cool!

Drinking straight from a coconut on a beach. Best feeling ever!

♥ Visiting the capital, Santo domingo. It’s such a beautiful city with so many gorgeous colorful buildings! Naturally I was in my element trying to photograph them all!

Adding the final touches to the boutique that you’ll see here soon! We’re almost ready for the beta stage guys and you are going to LOVE IT!! It’s very fun, easy to use and is going to be filled with lots of awesome products and suppliers for you to shop! I’m so excited!! 

WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…

DIYS

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♥ Fun & Funky Hood Ornaments

DIY Flamingo Wall Hooks

A Pink & Orange Ombre Hair DIY

Wooden Pineapple Bowls Makeover

Printed Party Favor Bags Using Natural Sunlight 

A Vibrant Colour Coded Party Packed with DIY Ideas & Printables

Giant Diamond Wedding Card Box

♥ 60 Creative DIY Planters

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