From The Archive: 2015

There's recipes a plenty, some inspirational ladies and some seventies sartorial nods throughout 2015 - stay tuned for a busy year!

Style Travel

Off to Osea…

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(Sunglasses: Taylor Morris, Dress, Belt, Bag, and Shoes: All C/O Next)




Although I’m not to usually go overboard with long posts, this one is definitely one of the ‘grab a cuppa ones’ and properly sit down with, so I hope you’re comfy- and lets’ get going to Osea…


So, a couple of weeks ago I headed across to Essex to the private, and absolutely stunning Osea Island with Next and a handful of some of my favourite blogging ladies (really, they’re a big old bunch of babes). Situated a in a little place called Witham, across a winding causeway (which, coincidentally was also used for the Woman in Black- eery) the island was every bit as beautiful as a bit of dab-handed Googling suggested, as we settled in to our nautical Captain’s House lodge for the day, unpacked- and got exploring! First on our agenda was a cooking class with the wonderful ladies at Spook. With a healthy and delicious menu of chicken, asparagus, sweet potato, broccoli and a raw banoffee pie and chocolate cake- we were truly spoilt for choice and all chipped in putting together quite a spread (even if mine and Kbel’s chips weren’t quite up to scratch!

The afternoon was spent meandering around the hidden paths of Osea, stopping to gawp at the views (‘blue sky?! In England?! REALLY?!), do a bit of pigeon rescuing (which I’m sure you’ll be able to see in one of Kristabel’s vlogs), a spot of sunbathing (even if I was wrapped in a towel due to the sea breeze)- and of course finishing with a dash of afternoon tea, because hey, we are British y’know…

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Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did

The evening at Osea was spent with dinner and a challenge of Murder Mystery- because, why not!? I’ve never actually done anything like it before (apart from unleashing my competitive streak during family games of Cluedo), and it was one of the funniest (y’know, minus the murder) things I’ve done, especially as our team may have won- not that I’ll mention it again ; )! Post crime solving celebrations aside, we all crawled in to our pjs and spent the evening cosied up (with obligatory girlie ‘blogger’ chats thrown in for good measure too, of course)…

Anyway! The clothes! For the trip I packed this beachy off-the-shoulder bohemian number, which was perfect for a day of floating about (although I was a super-cautious-Susan and had denim shorts on too) and relaxing. Paired with arguably one of the comfiest pairs of sandals and a bag which my mum is now after- it made for the perfect get-up for an overnight stay cation in the sun, delightful!

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Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
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Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
Next Bloggers Island What Olivia Did
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A big thank you to Next for inviting me along to this trip!

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