We are reaching mid August now (already!? I know where does time go!!) and sadly our long Summer nights will be ending soon however I did have some splendid moments this summer and I hope you did too! Well this summer I took a trip to the sunny Algarve in Portugal which is located at the very south coast of Portugal and I thought I would share some of my memories here 🙂
As I stated before Algarve is at the south coast of Portugal therefore promising a lot of beautiful sunny beaches and it definitely stayed true to its promise. There were a variety of beaches particularly in Albufeira (where I was and a very popular tourist destination) and the beaches were well equipped with plenty of sun-loungers and beach side bars and cafes looking onto the incredible view.
Enjoying a cocktail by the beach 🙂
The food was fabulous and most places were pretty good value. There was two places in particular which I just loved. O Poeta (above) was located in the main strip of Albufeira and was absolutely delicious!! The restaurant specialized in Tex Mex food (my fave!) serving the likes of tacos, burritos and quesadillas. It was well worth the money and left me incredibly full afterwards, as well as being well entertained by a Mexican singer it was great. I also visited an amazing sushi restaurant named Fuji which has to be my favorite sushi experience ever and I love my sushi! The service, presentation and the quality of the food was very much on top!
We all do love a bit of sightseeing when we are on vacation and there is no better way to do it than an open top tourist bus which allowed me to view many great places and see so many amazing features to the beautiful Algarve such as the many interesting roundabouts (above).
How awesome are these sand sculptures!
Overall Algarve in Portugal was fantastic, great value food, cheap and fun night outs, sunny and beautiful (most of the time) weather, lovely people and just a lovely place. I would definitely be up for another trip!
This months pick of the month is this cute Lace top sundress from Topshop. The sun is finally out and trips to the beach are a must and this cute mint coloured sundress is a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. The dress is available from Topshop at a cool price of £30/$60 and is perfect to be worn for summer trips to the beach or summer nights out. So will this sundress be making an appearance in your travel suitcase this summer?
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Summer is pretty much here and one thing we all look forward to is beach parties and BBQs all complete with the perfect summer playlist. Below I have put together a little collection of songs that will definitely be on my playlist this summer.
One of my favorite tracks this year has been the collaboration between Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I with their Number 1 hit Blurred Lines. The video may have cause some controversy but there is no denying that this song is extremely catchy and enough to put anyone in a good dancing mood.
One of the best feelings of summer is the feeling of freedom and time to relax and do whatever you want with your friends (well nothing too rebellious) and this song nails this to a T! I Love It by Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX is another hit for your playlist this summer and is something you will be singing along to in no time!
After making the chart hit ‘Thrift Shop’ the duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are back again with hit ‘Can’t hold us’ which proves to be a hot hit this summer. This catchy tune will be a must for the dance floors wherever you are in the world and is sure to be a summer party hit!
And the final addition to my Summer playlist is the feel-good hit ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk feat Pharrell. This hit has been huge so far and will be even bigger when the sun starts to hit and the parties begin. This song is a MUST for all summer playlists so get it on yours now!
This months pick of the month is this Multi coloured knitted stripe playsuit from Topshop. I absolutely love this playsuit and its just perfect for summer. This playsuit would look great with swimwear to the beach or maybe just a summer day stroll with ice cream whatever the event this playsuit is a great addition to any summer wardrobe. At a price of £32/$64 its a must have! Have you got your summer wardrobe sorted? Follow the blog on twitter @4everfash. Credit to Topshop for image.