Happy Place

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I’ve found my happy place.

The place where you gobble fresh croissants on the beach erry’ morning, guzzle sangria for lunch and bask in sunshine that lasts more than a few hours. My idea of heaven.

Naaat so much the obscenely burnt bum, but ya can’t have everything.

Happy places can be found everywhere, but I was in need of a proper get away. Ain’t it mind boggling that we are half way through 2k16 already? Its only 171 days till Christm… Nope. But still, time flies, doesn’t it?

The year started with a big f*ck it moment. In all honesty my plan didn’t work out to begin with, I was werkin’ crazy hours (12 hours, 4 days on, 4 days off) and my body freaked out, I was poorly, anxious and SO bloomin’ tired. I learnt that when you aren’t quite feeling yourself, you need to take control and change it. So I did.

We nipped away to our little Spanish abode whilst between jobs for a week of chillin’ and a mini Barcelona adventure. Waking up each day to the sound of lapping waves, blue skies and the beach each morning is something that fills me up with so much happiness.

Our daily routine was strolling up to the local panaderia to grab to fresh pastries and coffee for breakfast.

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Taking a dip every so often to cool down, then get back to reading / soaking up dem rays.

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My holiday book was #GirlBoss by Nasty Gal’s CEO Sophia Amoruso. It is an absolute corker and definitely deserves its own blog post.

Eventually we would hot foot it over to the local cafe for lunch, sinking a jug of sangria and our body weight in calamari, fresh bread and aioli. UH so so good.

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This Boden Tunic (now on sale) was my go to cover up for midday heat, so comfortable, cool and breezaaay.

As well as eating out, we are still trying to save pennies. Most days we would rustle up our own Bocadillos, a bag of fresh cherries and have picnics by the sea. SO perfect.

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When the sun started to set we would be the only ones left on the beach, drinking our cava as the sun dipped below the horizon.

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Just what I needed!

Where’s your happy place?

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  • ninegrandstudent

    Those picnics on the beach look divine. Sounds like you had a perfect break! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Ah they were so lovely! Feel like I should do the same in parks down the road but it ain’t quite the same haha. It was so relaxing, although I have a nasty case of holiday blues now! Hope you are all good chick, hopefully see you soon! Immy x

      • ninegrandstudent

        Hopefully! I’m moving back to London in August so I will definitely be up for a good catch up! x

  • I keep forgetting to pick up a copy of #GirlBoss – I can imagine it’s the perfect holiday reading material! Your mini break looks so idyllic… and hot, very very hot! haha :) Your picnic by the sea looks really perfect!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Oh ma days you definitely need to grab one when ya can, one of the best reads I’ve had in a long time! Came away from it feeling so inspired :) It really was, and it was SO bladdy hot! I was delirious most of the time haha! Thank you :) wish I could do it more often! Immy x

  • Everything looks so beautiful! Can’t wait to go on holiday soon xx

    http://www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

    • I fell in love with the bright buildings, I am all for re-painting London white and blue! Oooh so jel of you! Have the best time :) Immy x

  • This post has given me such wanderlust! I only got back from Lisbon a month a go, and our holiday was simmilar to yours in its chilled out, explorey way, but it just was not long enough! I’ve just found your blog, and I love your photographs and design! Stephie xx

    http://www.teainyourtwenties.com

    • Hello Stephie! :) Glad you have found me – I will now be nipping over to your blog! Ah wow, I would love to visit Lisbon, it has always been on my list! I wish our holiday was longer too, it flew by far too quick! Cheers for commenting lovely lady :) Immy x

  • It looks like Barcelona was really a well-needed and well-deserved break for you! Just the thought of waking up and walking out to find breakfast sounds absolutely amazing to me.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • It really was, always comes just at the right time (it is always the right time haha!) I know, such a lovely feeling, the perfect way to start the day! Immy x

  • Ha ha ha burnt bottom! Why am I laughing at your misfortune right now?! I can only apologise (and hope you slathered your hiney in aftersun!)

    Girl I’ve also been reading GirlBoss and every day I wake up wanting to fist pump for women and sing Beyonce. SUCH a powerful book.

    This holiday just looks freakin’ idyllic. That last picture getting me all emosh, could anything be any cuter/more perfect?!

    Katie xx ♥ La Coco Noire

    • Oh Katie it was sewww sad, I looked like a baboon! I had hourly applications of thick aloe vera! It is SO good innit, I have lent it to a friend and have withdrawals haha, so good for a motivation boost, she is such a badass. I wish I was back there right now! teehee >:) Immy x

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Gorgeous pictures! That pastry looks so yummy :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    • Thank you Edye! :) UH it was! I wish I could have them erry’ day, so cheap as well! Immy x

  • Marilyn Nassar

    It seems like you had the perfect break! The place looks so peaceful.
    This croissant looks so delicious.
    I really need a picnic by the see! x
    Marilyn x

    http://www.marilynnassar.wordpress.com

    • I wish sooo bad I was back there right now, it is just so beautiful and tranquil! I think picnics by the sea are my new favourite thing! Thank you for commenting :) Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Love this post girl – so glad you found your happy place! It’s so important to take some time out to unwind! My happy place is by the sea, I love listening to the sound of the waves!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Thank you lovely Hayleeeyyy :) It is so good for the soul, I wish I was back there right now! Mine too, there is nothing more calming than that. Why don’t we have the sea in London! Especially in times like these haha! #melting. Immy x

  • The Sunday Mode

    I was relaxed just looking at your photos :) Sorry to hear about the sunburn, I always manage to get some on my feet making very interesting patterns on my feet!

    http://www.thesundaymode.com