So as most of you will know I have just celebrated my 24th birthday. Well actually, I am still celebrating it! I like to get a good week out of my birthday haha. Since I was working in London on my actual birthday, which was Sunday, I didn't get to see my family or Jim's family. So on Tuesday I went to my parent's house for a BBQ and tonight I'm going out for dinner with Jim's family to Jamie's Italian (one of our fave restaurants!) I am writing this blog post so quickly as I have to run out of the door in 10 minutes! So here are some photos of what I got for my birthday and what I'm wearing out tonight :)
Some of my favourite cards...
Lots of you have been tweeting me wanting to know what Jim got me...well he really did amazingly this year :) He gave me my card and inside he'd written that I had to go on a treasure hunt for my gifts and the first clue was to look somewhere cold...so I ran downstairs to the fridge to find some chocolates and another clue.
This carried on for a few little presents and I was so excited, then came the final clue, to look in the room that's not in the house. I ran outside to Jim's office and found this balloon...
...this pic is taken a couple of days later, but stuck to the balloon was a ribbon and attached to the ribbon were 2 platinum rings. Jim said one was for him and one for me. I was so happy, such a romantic birthday surprise!
I tried to take some outfit photos when I got dressed to go out to dinner tonight, however it was so windy and these were how the pics turned out! haha...
I thought I'd put them up anyway! My dress is from Reiss and my shoes are from Kurt Geiger. I will be uploading a makeup tutorial for the look I'm wearing in these photos to my YouTube channel tomorrow, so look out for that!
Ok I really have to go now, Jim is shouting up the stairs telling me we are going to be late! So sorry to rush the writing in this post guys, but I wanted to get it up asap as lots of you have been asking for it :)
So something a little bit special turned up in my inbox this morning...a personal video message from Christopher Bailey! As you guys probably know, I am a huge fan of Burberry and have always felt inspired by Christopher's creativity. I am so excited to share the video with you all and also tell you about Burberry's exciting new project.
So as Christopher explained in the video, the idea is very simple. You can go to kisses.burberry.com and send your own personal kiss to someone via email and you get to see beautiful imagery as the kiss gets delivered. You even get to choose a Burberry lipstick shade for the colour of you kiss! Since Burberry have teamed up with Google on this project you can follow your kiss via Google Earth as the map on the site shows your envelope with your kiss inside floating around the world to it's destination. So sweet!!
I think this is such a cute idea for a website - I have just sent Jim a kiss as he is working in his office outside and I'm working in the house and I think it's the sweetest way to humanise technology.
Go over to kisses.burberry.com and have a go, it works on iphones, ipads, computers, and let me know what you think in the comments of this post :) Also, I am thinking of doing a birthday blog post showing some of my gifts and what makeup I wore so let me know in the comments if you'd like to see that!
Firstly I just want to say a massive thank you for all your lovely comments on my last blog post which included lots of photos from my holiday to Mykonos. I am so happy that you all enjoyed looking at my pics and finding out a bit about the beautiful Greek island.
So many of you commented saying you would like a more in depth review of the hotel and photos of my room so that is what I am going to do today!
When it comes to booking a holiday, my go-to website is Mr & Mrs Smith. I was recommended this site by my friend Ruth (she writes the blog A Model Recommends). Mr & Mrs Smith handpick the best places to stay all over the world and each time I have booked with them I have been so impressed. They visit every single hotel they recommend on their website to ensure they are only listing the best. They have a whole rage of hotels for different price ranges depending on your budget. If you like luxury, boutique hotels, you will love their website!
After hours of looking at photos and reading reviews I finally booked Bill & Coo in Mykonos (a little Greek island). I went with a group of friends and I can honestly say we all had the time of our lives and are already talking about going back! I just have to state that I am in no way being paid/sponsored to write this review, I just honestly had the best 4 days away ever and want to recommend this hotel and island to the world! We got a very good deal on this hotel as it's not peak season at the moment, but do have seasons in mind if you book as I've been told the prices go up A LOT.
I could gush on for ages about Bill & Coo, but instead I thought I'd let the pictures do the talking.
Each of the rooms are like individual little villas/suites. It felt very private and lovely. To get to our room we had to walk down some little steps by the pool...
The view was incredible. This is still me walking down the steps, that stone building with the white roof you can see below was our room...
Most of the suites have sunloungers outside which is great if you wish to sunbathe in private.
We also had our own jacuzzi hot tub which was amazing to relax in at nighttime and watch the sunset.
Our room was really spacious with a minimalist design.
Housekeeping was excellent, our room was kept spotless the whole time we were there. Please excuse my bikini's hanging to dry!!
The view out of our window...
We spent a lot of time just chilling out by the pool and I have to say the staff made our day times by the pool so happy. They were so accommodating and friendly. I loved that Bill & Coo was so tranquil and luxurious, but the lively town of Mykonos was only a 10 minute walk away. Here are some pics of the pool during the day and night...
Don't ask why, but every time Jim and I go swimming together I find it the funniest thing that I can carry him around because the water takes all his weight!
The view from the pool...
The double sunloungers were soooooo cooooool!
The pool at night.
We had the most delicious cocktails from the bar.
We had dinner out in Mykonos town most nights, but the food in the hotel was exceptional. We ate at the poolside everyday and ordered room service one night. The hotel has a very talented chef who created a menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, he uses the freshest ingredients based on the seasonal produce Mykonos has to offer. Here is a pic of our room service...
The cocktail above is a "Mango Bubble"
I am having serious post holiday blues writing this blog post, I had such a magical time and can't wait to go back! Ooooo one more tip, book to have a massage with Masha (the hotel masseuse) - It was quite possibly the most relaxing hour of my life!
Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last blog post with recommendations of where I should travel to next in Greece, Santorini is now top of my list!
I hope you enjoyed this rather picture heavy post and I will speak to you guys soooooon!
So at the weekend me, Jim and a few friends decided we needed a break. I am always the planner and told everyone we had to go to Mykonos, a little island in Greece. I have always wanted to go to Greece and I'd heard Mykonos was beautiful. I had one of the best long weekends of my life there and although I wasn't vlogging, as it was a total break from work and my hectic London schedule, I thought I would share some of my holiday snaps on my blog with you guys. Most of the pics are of me and Jim (sorry if they are a bit coupley cringy for you haha) as some of our friends don't blog/vlog and are a bit afraid to be put out there to thousands of people, but you might recognise one little face :) Here are some photos, I hope you enjoy them and they don't make you too jealous ;)
We spent a lot of time at our hotel by the pool just relaxing, eating and enjoying the sunshine and beautiful view. We stayed at a hotel called Bill & Coo and it was out of this world amazing, if you'd like a blog post kinda review thing on it then let me know in the comment section of this post.
Jim likes me to carry him round on my back in the pool!
Jim literally photobombing mine and Zoe's very chic pool pic!
The pool at night...
One day we went to an incredible beach bar, Nammos...
It was really lively with loud music so not your most peaceful beach bar, but it was fun! A little tip would be to pick sunloungers away from the bar if you want a more relaxing sunbathe...
The sea was beautiful, the water was so clear and pretty...
Me and my gorgeous Zoe before going out to dinner.
Dress: River Island | Jacket: Karen Millen
Zoe took a sneaky cute pic when we were wandering around the town at night...
Dress: River Island | Jacket: Karen Millen | Bag: Mulberry
We wandered through the town, which was so gorgeous; little cobbled streets and a mixture of independent Greek shops, designer shops and treasure coves filled with beautiful handmade jewellery. Finally we made it to the port, the view was so pretty, I loved looking at all the little boats...
Dress: River Island | Jacket: Karen Millen | Bag: Mulberry | Sandals: Office
Jim tucking into some shrimp and calamari at a cute Italian restaurant called Catari, run by the loveliest Italian man :)
More pics of the town, I loved it so much...
Outside our room at Bill & Coo on our last night.
Tank Top & Skirt both from H&M
On our final night we went to a really romantic restaurant called Interni, I am a huge fan of garden restaurants and this one felt magical with all the candles and pretty lights.
They made brilliant cocktails...
...and the food was exquisite. I've chosen to show you Jim's mini burgers as I had seabass and it didn't look as cool although it was delicious!
Finally here are some sunset photos :)
We had a magical few days away, I hope you guys enjoyed me sharing some of my favourite photos with you. If you've ever been to Mykonos and loved it as much as I did then let me know in the comments! Also let me know if you'd recommend any other Greek islands as I am eager to explore, I truly fell in love with Greece.
If you follow me on twitter you will already know about it, but I just wanted to be organised and write down the details for you guys on my blog :)
Meeting you guys is one of my favourite things to do, I feel like I'm chatting to an old friend and I always come away from meet ups feeling so happy! So if you would like to meet me, here are the details!
Date: Wednesday 29th May
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm
Location: Covent Garden (outside the Apple Store in the main square)
If you have any other questions just leave a comment below!
These photos from previous meet ups make me so happy so I just thought I'd share them with you guys <3
I'm so excited for the 29th! If you're on twitter you can follow the hashtag #TanyaBurrLondonMeetUp