Oh. Em. Gee. Yes, that’s me this time last week at the luxurious Villa Le Maschere in rural Tuscany. When I was sent there ‘on assignment’ for a weekend of indulgence to review the property for World of Wanderlust, I almost fell of my chair with excitement. Ummm… yes please! I spent three nights at this stunning 16th century property with a fabulous group of other bloggers and had a jam-packed weekend of golf, massages, sunbathing, feasting, campari and prosecco. In fact, this photo was taken exactly this time last Sunday. Do you forgive me for not posting last weekend’s Sunday Selections? As you can see, I was a little busy… Keep your eye on World of Wanderlust next week for my full review of the experience with lots of photos.

Needless to say, this past week was a little less exciting. Actually, I lot less. Combined with the post-holiday blues, I had to spend a few days indoors recovering from whacking myself in the eye with a hairbrush. I tell you, eye injuries f’ing hurt like nothing else. I had sharp, shooting pains and a lot of blurriness, but thankfully, after three days it has healed. I’m now feeling more inspired than ever to get out there, make the most of this gorgeous Berlin weather (finally!) and create a heap of new content for the blog. Hint: read below to see what’s making me extra excited.


Here are this week’s favourite links:

WATCH: If this video doesn’t make you want to pack up and travel the world, I’m not sure what will.

READ: This traveller’s manifesto outlines 26 ways to get the most out of your travels and be a traveller, not a tourist. #26 is what it’s all about.

EAT: Salted watermelon margarita popsicles. Need I say more?

MAKE: I wish I would receive all of my letters in these.

BUY: After last weekend in Tuscany, Ben and I came to the realisation that now that we’re going to be travelling more and more, it was time to upgrade our camera gear. We currently use the Sony DSC-RX100M II, the best small camera on the market, but admitted that we needed something a little more professional from this point onwards. So yesterday, in a flurry of excitement, we purchased the Nikon D750 and a 50mm 1.8 lens. I CANNOT wait to take it out and about next week in Berlin!

GO: If you’re trying to plan a European trip, this post will be super helpful in helping you figure out where to go based on the season.

See you soon, friends x