I’m so incredibly lucky to have been to New York three times now, and yet I always leave wanting more. It’s my absolute favourite city in the entire world and I can’t even begin to explain how much it means to me.
Despite my three different adventures in the Big Apple, there’s still so much of the city I haven’t yet seen.
So that’s what today’s post is all about; my bucket list of the things I want to do next time I’m in New York.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved watching all kinds of movies; whether it’s a rom-com, action film, or more recently, films in the thriller genre, I can happily sit and watch anything.
But, if there’s one thing I love about watching movies, it’s learning something and being inspired; especially movies that inspire my travels. There’s so many films that I’ve been inspired by in the last few years, and they’ve all encouraged me to visit a plethora of places around the world.
So here’s my list of films to watch to inspire your travels.
Yesterday I attended the York Races with my parents for my dad’s birthday and it was so much fun and I wanted to share just how great the York Races are with you guys!
We were in the Voltigeur Restaurant where we enjoyed a lovely afternoon experiencing the ‘dine and view experience’ which I’d never done before and it was so incredible!
Here’s what we got up to yesterday when we enjoyed a day of drinking, eating and a little betting on the horses!
Self-promotion, pitching to brands and celebrating your achievements and accomplishments can often have negative connotations within the Bloggersphere. While it’s obviously very typically British to refrain from praising oneself as it can be perceived to be ‘showing off’, it seems almost forbidden in the blogging world to big yourself up.
I used to be like that; terrified of people in ~real life~ discovering my blog, scared of what people might say and worried about rejection from brands that I’d admired for years. However, in the last few months I’ve really narrowed down my blogging goals and aims – I know exactly what I want and I’m not afraid to go after it.
With it, comes pitching yourself to brands. Of course, it’s not the be all and end all to work with the industry’s most sought-after brand but it is something that many bloggers do aspire to, and with good reason. Working with reputable brands is such an incredible feeling, and one that leaves me feeling so proud and humble that anyone would want to work with me, never mind some of the brands that I’ve loved for years.
My mum always taught me “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”, and that’s a philosophy that I always try to live my life by.
So today’s post is all about why it’s totally ok to pitch yourself to brands, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to chase after your dreams.
I think if I had to choose between sweet or savoury foods, I’d go with savoury every time; give me garlic bread, crisps and some sausage rolls and I’ll be the first to bite your hand off at the beige goodness.
However, I do have a particular penchant for chocolate, especially if it’s orange flavoured. So when the lovely team at York’s Chocolate Story invited me along to experience their York attraction, I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about.
Despite the attraction being open for a number of years now, I’d never actually paid it a visit, until last Friday when Matt and I both had the day off work and we decided to pop down and take a tour. Here’s what you can expect from York’s Chocolate Story.