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August 2015

Lifestyle and Interviews

YOUR FAVOURITE POSTS THIS SEASON

August 30, 2015

Here is a re-cap of all of your favourite posts this season. The last time that I published a season roundup was at the end of winter. We’ve covered a lot of ground since then and so much has changed. It feels great look back through these posts and reminisce.

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1.Interview With Ashleigh Gray, Wicked’s Leading Lady Success, everyone wants it but how does it really feel? My interview with Wicked’s leading lady Ashleigh Gray explains all.

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2. Hotel Living Daily fresh linen and Crème Brule on tap, I could get used to hotel living!

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3. Ibiza In A Clamshell Ibiza has so many beautiful coves and beaches, here are my favourites.

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4. Müggelsee Lake Berlin’s natural and manmade coastal alternatives.

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5. Chester: Stopping To Smell The Roses My last blog post before I started a new chapter was all about recognising and enjoying the little things in life.
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This season I also launched my new website and logo after months of researching and tinkering away with my designers. I’m so pleased with and proud of the final results.
 Thanks for reading LedByLucy this season and cheers to the next, who knows where we will all be by then? x
Lifestyle and Interviews

IDEAS FOR SUNNNY DAYS OUT

August 27, 2015

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LedByLucy-Summer-BikeRide (14) CropSummer technically ends in August which is giving me a sense of urgency to make the absolute most of the sunshine before Jack Frost pays us a visit. 

I’ve put together a list of my favourite days out celebrating summer’s gifts of warm fresh air and Vitamin D. My plan is to squeeze in as many as possible before the sun goes into hybernation for winter. (That’s a scientifically accurate depiction of the seasons).

It’s so easy to get into a routine where hanging out with my friends means eating out or going for cocktails at our favourite bar. What I love about all of these activities is that they are healthy ways to hang out, they get your body moving and your blood flowing. Well, perhaps not the cinema, unless your watching a horror movie, but the fresh air is still good!

1. Picnic and biking in the park – Packing a picnic basket with goodies and soaking up the rays in a pretty park is my ideal. I like to take along pillows, outdoor speakers and decorations too if it’s a party. I’ve got massively into biking this summer which is rounded up nicely with a picnic in the park.

Try it here: Hyde Park (London) or Tiergarten (Berlin)

2. Out-Door Cinema– Watching a movie under the stars, cozy under a snuggly blanket is the best way to experience a film. The last Al fresco film I saw was Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it was so special to see Audrey’s beautiful face this way.

Try it here: Fountains Abbey (Yorkshire) or Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia (Berlin)

3. Al fresco Yoga– At my usual indoor class the teacher plays ambient music emmulating nature: a babbling river, birds singing or ocean waves. Oming with actual Mother Nature takes it to another level. I’ve heard sunset and sunrise yoga sessions are magical so I really want to try those too.

Try it here: Park Yoga (Berlin)

4. Fruit Picking at The Local Farm– Pop your dungarees on, head over to the local farm and grab a basket. Freshly picked fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins and when picking your own you can select the cream of the crop. Strawberry picking is my favourite, I like to ‘test’ a few along the way to check that they are sweet enough!

Try it here: Greenbank Farm (Lancashire)

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For my bike ride picnic featured in the photos I wore a ‘Thunder Blue’ crepe tunic from White Stuff . It is a relaxed fit so its nice and cool to cycle in. And to quote Game of Thrones, winter is coming so I can pair it up with some tights and ankle boots in the cold.

What’s your ideal sunny day out? Let me know in the comments section below so I can add it to my list!

Wearing: Thunder Blue Crepe Tunic From White Stuff Camel Ballet Pumps From NewLook and New Look Watch Pale Gray (Similar)

Suggested post: Ibiza Brights

Travel & Places

MÜGGELSEE LAKE

August 20, 2015

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Berlin is a landlocked city and the nearest coast is many miles away. However, there are hordes of natural and manmade alternatives. Some of them are pretty innovative, such as Badeschiff. A floating pool in the middle of the Spree which hosts regular gigs and becomes a floating sauna in the winter months.

Lakes encircle Berlin, the largest one is Müggelsee. It has clean, clear water and is surrounded by forests. There is a busy family beach and well populated nudist area. If you want to escape the crowds, you can explore the vast woodlands and find your own quiet little beauty spot.

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Wearing: TopShop Red Palm Print Bandeau Bikini 

Suggested Post: Interview With Ashleigh Gray, Wicked’s Leading Lady

Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

IBIZA SUNSET: DATE NIGHT OUTFIT

August 12, 2015

LedByLucy-Ibiza-Purple-Dress (1)This was such a gorgeous date night. We headed down the steep and windy roads of Ibiza to Portinatx for dinner. The food and drinks were totally outshone by the glorious Ibiza sunset which we watched from our table. The island is famous for its magical sunsets, there are no big factories causing pollution, so the skies are clear and the views are stunning.

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LedByLucy-Ibiza-SunsetMy bracelet was a gift from Nick for my birthday and I completely love it. It actually reminds me of something from Game of Thrones that Daenerys Targaryen might wear (in season one).
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I hope that you guys are managing to see some beautiful sunsets this summer? Let me know your favourite place to watch the sun go down.
Wearing: H&M Purple Pencil Dress/River Island Cat Eye Sunglasses and HandbagSwarovski Azore Cuff Bracelet

Suggested Post: Ibiza In A Clambshell

Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

IBIZA IN A CLAMSHELL

August 6, 2015

LedByLucy-Ibiza-Swim (6)Part two of my stay in Ibiza. We experienced a heat wave during our visit and so the pool and ocean were our saviours.

Ibiza has so many beautiful coves and beaches, our favourites included: Beneras for dancing as the sunsets on a Sunday whilest hippies play the bongos,  Es Vedra the mystical and magnetic rock and Portinatx the setting for some scenes in South Pacific, my favourite old movie.

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Wearing: Scallop Trim Swimsuit From Topshop/ French Connection Triangle Necklace (similar)/ River Island Cat Eye Sunglasses

Suggested Post: Ibiza Brights