Thursday, 28 June 2018

Bath and Body Works Haul

Hey Everyone 

So today’s blog is about my new Bath and Body works haul

After discovering this store on my USA trip this time last year I’ve been finding ways to get friends who live in USA or any who have been heading there to bring me back products when they come back as at the moment you can’t order products for international delivery to the UK. 

Just before my trip to Milan at the weekend I remembered that there are a small amount of European stores and was very happy to find not only was there one in Milan it was a short walk from the hotel.

I love the deals this shop does, at Christmas my brother returned home from a trip with 7 amazing products for me buy 4 get 3 free I think the deal was but what a haul he came back with.

On this trip I stocked up on a few things and treated myself to a few others. I’ve wanted one of these candles for a long time and am a very happy shopper to now finally have one home.
Even just having the lid off makes my room smell amazing - I chose the Watermelon Lemonade one and absolutely love it.

The hand creams are great for carrying around in your bag they make my hands feel great and yes they also came from the watermelon range.

I’m loving the Coco Shea range the Cucumber foaming scrub has been great to use and in a short time has made a difference to my skin.

I picked up a couple of the body bars to try which both smell amazing once out the wrappers.

On a personal note I wish Bath and Body works would open some UK stores or at least start shipping to the UK. There is a good demand for products here. Not that I mind a trip to Milan but a UK store would be very welcome 

Hope you all have a great day 

Love Holly

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Milan - Mostly work but a bit of play

Hey Everyone,

Firstly apologies for the quietness on the blog work has been very busy the last few weeks all building up to last weekends visit to Milan.
It was mainly for a work event but I was lucky to get some time to explore the beauty of the city. 

The flight with British Airways was flawless both ways and have to thank all the staff for their great help especially on the journey back with our big group that was travelling home.

Milan was stunning, on arrival at The Grand Hotel we were met with amazing decor and incredible views. The hotel itself was beautiful from the moment you walked into the reception. I was so impressed with everything that was on offer. 

The rooms at the hotel was beautiful it was easily one of the nicest nights sleep I’ve had in a look time. I have to also comment on how beautiful the bathroom was. I love looking at different designs of rooms but it easily won points for having a balcony. The most amazing part of Friday evening was getting ready for dinner with the doors open and listening to a saxophone being played in the square outside.

On the Saturday we had some free time to explore, when leaving the hotel the receptionist asked if I wanted a map which I agreed to then be handed a shopping map. Complete bonus points for reception for quick thinking. The area round the hotel was lovely  to explore, seeing the old buildings and the trams running up and down the streets. There were a mixture of old and new trams but these were all old ones that ran on the streets near the hotel. 

Everything was so grand and well kept everywhere around the cathedral. 
The cathedral itself was a stunning building to see. Both during the day and at night the building just looked incredibly beautiful. It was very busy to try and get into visit but one day I would love to return and explore more.

The shopping went on for miles, there were lots of familiar shops but it was great to see lots of different clothes shops to see what hidden gems they had to purchase.

On the Sunday it was mainly a work day but the highlight was getting to visit the world famous La Scala.
We were incredibly lucky to be given a backstage tour of the venue where I was lucky enough to stand on the stage and see the view looking out at this incredible building.
The design and splendour the whole way through was just beautiful. It’s actually hard to get it into words seeing it from all different angles but if you ever get a chance to visit I promise you it is complete worth it.

On the Monday before our trip home we played tourist and took one of the tour buses around the city to see more of the incredible buildings and sites. 

The food throughout was amazing, this salad was actually apart from the pasta one of my favourite meals we had.

The whole visit even though it was short was full of incredible memories. 
The city is one that if you have the chance you should visit. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog 
Have a great rest of the week n enjoy the sunshine 

Love Holly