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Monday, 30 September 2013

If I haven't gone on about it enough, there's one big thing you should know about me: I'm a beach girl. I was born and bred on the beach and when I think of 'home' all that comes to mind is blue sea and golden sands. Wherever I am, my heart will always be with the sea. I'm also 99% sure that people are bored of me mentioning this fact.

For this reason, I love surf brands. Not only do I love to check their websites for some great snaps of blonde haired, golden skinned gods and goddesses, but for the laid back and cool attitude of their clothing too.

I was having a nosy at the Billabong website (trying to find some information about where their head office is... California btw, score! #dreamingofbeingacaligirl) and came across their winter 13/14 lookbook. I loved the imagery so much and the way they'd put the book together, I thought I'd show you some of my favourites. All picture credits to the lovely ladies and lads at Billabong.

Keep it up Billabong.

Yours sincerely, missing the beach xxx

Sunday, 29 September 2013

In July, my boyfriend and I went to Ibiza. I love everything about the White Isle. I love the weather, the music, but most of all the relaxed carefree attitude of everyone you meet there.

Last time we went to Ibiza, we didn't get a chance to visit the Old Town so we made sure we did this time.

Placed on top of a steep hill on the edge of Ibiza Town, the Dalt Vila is a small town of windy lanes, battlements and it also holds a cathedral. It is steeped in history, with almost every settlement of people that have lived in Ibiza using the town for their own purposes since 654 BC.

The walls around the town that we see today were built by an Italian architect in the 16th century and there is a feeling that it has been untouched since then, all around the narrow streets.

We climbed around the outside of the town in the 35+ degree heat and to say we were hot at the top is a HUGE understatement. I think by climbing around the outside of the town we unfortunately managed to miss out the main entrance which apparently includes a drawbridge and statues. We got some nice sea views from our route, but it would have been nice to see at least some of what the guide books talk about!

When we got to the top we sat for a while, cried a little about the heat, took in the fantastic views, then made our way slowly back down. This time we decided on going through the windy streets. Just be careful to avoid the locals as they try driving their old cars up the steep hills that are no wider than the car itself... its a great game.

This area of the island is so traditionally Spanish, I absolutely love it. When I was 17, I did an exchange with a Spanish family who lived in a tiny village in the middle of the mountains of Andalucia. The town looked exactly like this, a tiny but bustling collection of houses strategically placed on a hill, each looking like they're clambering to get out of the way of the lake below. Being in the Dalt Vila just for the morning bought back all those memories and reminded me why I fell in love with Spain to begin with.

If you're in Ibiza and fancy something other than partying for just one day then I thoroughly recommend coming here. Its a look into the history of this beautiful island, before the neon lights and cocktails came and claimed their stake. Not that I don't enjoy a good neon light and a cocktail.. this is Ibiza after all.

Friday, 20 September 2013

My name is Betty, I'm a fashion business graduate and I get very excited about all things marketing. I'm currently working in PR for a big British High Street brand and I love to take inspiration from all sources to quench my creative thirst. Here's a little snapshot of the professional me:

- As well as PR, I have experience in Buying & Visual Merchandising
- I was a restaurant manager in a busy holiday resort town for three years (which gives me a unique professionalism that incorporates customer service skills and knowledge of fashion and business)
- I am competent on both Photoshop and InDesign, as well as most Microsoft Office programmes
- I can speak French to an a-level standard

Have a look round and tell me what you think! If you want to contact me more directly, send me an email at

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