Monday 25 July 2016

Spinalonga Island, Crete, Greece

Spinalonga Island
Rating: 4 out of 5

Spinalonga is a small island near Elounda. Spinalonga has a long history due to its strategic location but up until the 1950s it was used as a leper colony and is also known as the leper island.



Spinalonga: Boat drop off

On the way to Spinalonga

Spinalonga is the last European leper colony and is currently an inhabited island with ruins of the leper colony and a fort.

Fort at Spinalonga

Views from Spinalonga

Gate to the Aegean

Aegean sea

Ruins of leper colony at Spinalonga

Views from Spinalonga

Fort at Spinalonga


Rustic architecture

It is a fortified island about 20 min by boat from Elounda. You can get tickets from Elounda harbour for only €10 per person. However, the boats are not really on a particular schedule and no information is provided re pick up from the island so be preformed to wait - which can be very annoying in the heat. 
The island itself is uninhabited and has some stunning views. It also includes ruins of the leper colony and the fort.

Views of Crete

Admiring the views

Streets of Spinalonga

House in Spinalonga

Definitely worth a visit but the disorganised boats annoyed me.

Ruins at Spinalonga

Peering from old houses

Colourful doors

Rustic Blue

Relaxing after exploring the island


View from fort at Spinalonga

Ruins of the leper colony at Spinalonga

Bye Bye, Spinalonga!

Sunday 24 July 2016

The Ivy Market Grill, Covent Garden, London

We went there for breakfast on Saturday and was very impressed with the service and food. Decor and ambience are great - such a perfect place for weekend brunch. 

They also have a really nice outdoor seating area facing the market.
Would definitely go again and highly recommend it.

Friday 22 July 2016

Yelp & Aeronaut present: Great British BBQ

Yelp & Aeronaut present: Great British BBQ
Aeronaut Pub, Acton

So first event after being back from Greece was this BBQ in Aeronaut pub and it was the perfect London come back party for me. 

This is the first Yelp event I have been to and it was great. The pub has great ambience and is very spacious. I loved the decor and apparently they hold circuses there on weekends! They have fantastic outdoor space with quirky "stall" booths so definitely going back there for a dinner and show!

The event itself was very well organised. The hosts were very friendly and the food delicious. In addition to the BBQ, they had lovely scones with jam and cream! Yummy!

The singer was lovely with a sweet voice. There were competitions and prizes so everyone really got into it.

All participants were very friendly so overall turned out to be a nice chilled night out! Perfect!
Thank you, Yelp! 

Style if the day
So it was lovely weather and I opted for; 1. skinny jeans from J Brand
2. Floral top from Mango
3. Hold-all bag from Louis Vuitton
4. High but comfy gold wedges from Zara

I also opted for a three necklace look for a statement effect! ;-)