Lifestyle: June Favourites

Another month gone, this year is racing by. June has been a wonderful month. Plenty of sun, a holiday, and finished off nicely by my boyfriend moving in with me over the weekend. We’ll be sharing my not-quite double room for the next two weeks (it’s a bit of a squeeze – giving each other space is one of us on the bed, other on the floor!) before moving out to our London flat for the summer. Now, onto my monthly favourites!
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Italy

Of course, this has to be top of the list. We spent a few days in Rome before catching a (very modern and fast) train to Venice for another few days. The holiday was full of sight-seeing, blistering shoulders, heat, a few thunderstorms and a lot of canals. Utterly stunning. I’m in two minds about how to post about it – I wrote out ideas and have a potential 15 posts! Or I could try grouping it up a little, so do tell me what you would prefer!

Venice was without a doubt my favourite city of the two, it’s one you could return to many times and always discover something new. I know I’ll be heading back!

A Little KIKO Haul

My poor boyfriend was dragged round no less than four KIKO stores until I found a palette insert in stock. I wanted a 3 pan ideally, but in the end plumped for a 4 pan out of desperation. I managed to get all the shades I wanted too…

I also visited my first ever Sephora (or 3!) and despite being hugely tempted by two items (Nars God Created The Woman and Marc Jacobs Lolita palettes) I didn’t pick up anything. I resisted duty-free too. #feelingproud
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Food, Glorious Food

I’m really struggling not to make virtually every item on here Italy related – whoops! I’ve had some wonderful meals in Italy, whether it be a delicious white pizza, a stunning sandwich (I’m not over-exaggerating when I say I’ve eaten the best sandwiches in existence), or the most yummy specially-made seafood pasta. Plenty of ‘fried fish’ too. And maybe a scoop of gelato. I’m avoiding the scales until next weekend so I have time to get rid of the damage…

I also had a pretty yummy Indian meal (review tomorrow!), with one of the greenest curries in existence!
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Couple Time

Having been in an LDR on and off for more than half of my relationship, having some quality couple time isn’t something we take for granted! I’ve been away on placement since last July so the last time we had more than a weekend to ourselves was over a year ago now. Italy was the perfect chance to reconnect, and now we get to spend every morning, evening and weekend together. It’s early days, but I’ve not killed him yet…
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A Visit to the Zoo

My team’s away day was held at the beginning of the month, and an afternoon at London Zoo was a great way to unwind. We lucked out with fabulous weather (glad it was also dress down –  suit would not have been pleasant!).

All in all, a damn good month! How was your June? Any holiday plans for the summer?

  • Sounds like a fabulous month! Italy sounds so lovely, can’t wait to hear about it! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • ninegrandstudent

      It was absolutely amazing, I’m going to struggle to find the words! x

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    Italy sounds amazing, I’ve never been but it’s been on my list forever! And LDRs can be tough but are so worth it xx

    • ninegrandstudent

      I agree. I hate being apart but wouldn’t change our relationship for the world! x

  • I much prefer Venice to Rome too, not quite sure why I just got better feels in Venice 🙂

    Rosie

    x

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

    • ninegrandstudent

      Definitely, that’s how it felt to me too! x