The Waddesdon Manor has been in the Rothschild family since it was purchased around 1873. Last November {2017} I had the opportunity to explore the estate with my sister. It was such an incredible place to explore, the weather was not perfect but the atmosphere was. One thing I never got to do was enter the inside of the manor and I really wanted to. I made it my mission to return to the Waddesdon Manor and enter the house.   Last weekend I took it upon myself to take my friend to visit the house and invited my sister. As we are both National Trust members, we were able to enter the house for free. Non-members have to pay £22 to visit the house and grounds then £11 just for the grounds. I must say that the estate grounds are super impressive you wouldn’t regret paying the fee. I…

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Are you planning a trip to Barcelona or have you added it to the itinerary but are limited on time? Well, fear not as we’ve put together this article on how-to spend 48-hours in Barcelona. If you’re limited on time, make a plan and decide on what you want to see the most. You should also *check Holiday Gems who specialise in short-haul travel. Here is how we spent our 48-hours in Barcelona.   How-to Spend 48-hours in Barcelona This is probably news to nobody but Barcelona is the capital of Spain and the largest Catalonia city. Almost everyone who wants to visit mainland Europe has Barcelona on their list of places to explore. Living in the UK I am only a stone throw away from this incredible Spanish city. Many Britons fly to Spain year round for it’s incredible beaches but I am a city lover. Regular readers will remember…

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Traveling is the spice of life, well, atleast it is in mine and I am a sucker for travel deals. I spend way too much time searching for the best travel deals and in this article I aim to share my secrets. So, come closer, my secret recipe of the secret soup is nothing Apps. Seriously, I use these 4 apps to find the best travel deals and not just to Europe but further afield too. I know with GDPR coming into force on 25-May-2018, many people will be happy to unsubscribe to some things. The following 4 apps and their respective websites shouldn’t be one of them and here is why. Use the 4 Apps to find best travel deals I am often asked by my readers and close friends and family, how do you manage to travel so often? This is a question I have been asked so…

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Charles Bowden wrote, Summer is ALWAYS the best of what MIGHT be’, personally that’s fashion. Its beginning to look a lot like summer lately and I am getting my summer fashion wishlist ready. The entire season of Spring has been a fight between winter and harsher winter weather. I am definitely happy to be receiving daily doses of Vitamin D straight from the source. If you’re a regular reader then you know my love for sharing outfit ideas and fashion tips. It doesn’t mean I am good at it but I love it and love sharing my wish lists and capsules. I am excited to be sharing my summer fashion wishlist in readiness for summer holidays. Summer Fashion Wishlist When it comes to Travel and Fashion, I am those spontaneous people who go with the flow. With travel it often pays off because I love to explore the big wide…

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Summer, a word that instantly puts a smile on my face, a season i love with extreme prejudice. Yes I am a summer baby and revel in the thought of making summer travel plans. Last year the plans included flying off to Dubai to celebrate my 30-th birthday in style. Whilst that was all fun and memorable, this year I am hoping to stay closer to home. If however I notice a good bargain on flights, then you know where I will be. But for now I thought I share my summer travel plans, home edition and excited about starting to explore.   I often quote this statement; travel is the only thing that you spend money on that makes you richer. For most of us bloggers on make money from our blogs even when traveling we have an opportunity to make money. I have shared on the blog How…

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Zagreb is the capital city of a small country in Europe called Croatia formerly part if Yugoslavia. This city is often overlooked by travelers for more seaside cities like Dubrovnik. But it is a mistake on the travelers side overlooking such an incredible city with rich culture. In this article we aim to share the Zagreb Ultimate Travel Guide should you ever find yourself there.   Zagreb is a city with lots to love; friendly people ✔ greenery ✔ metropolitan city ✔ and good weather ✔. It has lots to offer an avid traveler like myself, fast paced on one side and slow-paced on another. In this article I will share all the places I was able to visit in day. If you read my April 2018 Highlights or even Take Twelve Trips Zagreb Highlights you will know I was there on business. Never one to waste an opportunity I…

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Working from home is a luxury that I am forever grateful for about my job because not many can. Hence why a couple of years ago I invested in a home office space for blogging and my day job. Most 9-5 jobs require you to be in the office majority of the time, whereas mine not so much. Provided I am working as per my contract, I can work from anywhere in the world. But alas I enjoy popping into the office to have human interactions. Of late have I have been complaining about my home office no longer being fit for purpose. Mostly because I could do with a new chair (first and foremost), better designed desk and a larger monitor. This is what has prompted me to share my home office wishlist and hopefully my family are reading this. Dont worry about buying new items, I am happy…

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Saturday fab finds is a new series on A July Dreamer where I share all my latest finds. The series features a variety of products that have been sent for reviewing or purchased myself. I had been wanting to start this series for a while now but never had the time nor motivation. This week’s fab finds comes in a form of a fashionable lingerie brand Hunkemöller. Hunkemöller is one of Europe’s grouting lingerie brand with 800 stores opened in 24 countries. It was founded in 1886 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and has since grown exponentially. Hunkemöller aims to be Europe’s leading lingerie brand using innovative marketing strategies. The company has a distinctive brand bringing women life’s pretty little moments. Hunkemöller Shero Lingerie I was introduced to the brand some time last year when I collaborated with them on sleep wear. It was easy to immediately fall in love with…

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Picture this, being invited to a hosted dinner in the English countryside and served mouth-watering French dinner. I don’t think hosted dinner could ever get better than this, home cooked meals are my favourite. Often I travel home just so I can taste my mother’s cooking and dive into my incredible baked goodies. Sophie is a talented French lady residing in the incredible Oxfordshire countryside with her son and husband. Back in France, she attended cooking school for 4 years before venturing into working in a hotel years ago. Whilst working in the hotel industry she realised there was more to life and made a career change. She went back to university and studied International Business which she pursued a career in. But even with all this happening, she always made time to host dinners for her friends and family. Her love for offering hosted dinners prompted her to start…

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April 2018 has been an incredible busy month full of travel, work and struggles with blogging consistently. It has certainly been the test of time and proved to be an incredibly fun but tiring month of all. I thought January 2018 was an incredibly busy month but honestly I was talking nonsense compared to April. Often I talk about how busy each month had been without really giving details, well that changes today. I thought I start sharing recaps of the month in forms of an overview of the happenings. Some months might be boring compared to others but that’s the spice of life, variety. With that being said, let’s dive into the April 2018 highlights and share an overview of the month. April 2018 Highlights: Where did I travel to? Because Easter made an early appearance this year, it meant the first Monday in April was a bank holiday.…

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Are you looking for ways to prepare your home for spring season? Look no further, we have tips on how you can spruce up your home ready for summer adventures. Our homes get battered during the harsh winter months, Spring is the perfect time to take stock. In this article, we aim to share what you can do to prepare your home for spring/summer season. Spring 2018 in the Northern hemisphere seems to be somewhat elusive, secretly battling winter. It is weird to think May is here and we still have the heating on at home. Normally around this time of year, heating would have been off for weeks. But nonetheless we still have to make time to take stock of what might need sprucing up. How-to prepare your home for Spring Season One thing I love about Spring is the beautiful blossoming of colourful flowers in the streets and…

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Your home is your castle and you should look after it as such even when you’re renting. As a renter myself I have often shared tips on how you revamp your home without changing much. Of late I have been really unhappy with my bathroom and have been looking at ways I can revamp it. I spend enough time in my bathroom that I feel it should be a relaxing place. And at the moment is it not, hence why I am putting together a bathroom wishlist. Often when I talk of home improvements on the blog, I mostly focus on the bedroom or Flooring. Early in the year I shared Bathroom trends for 2018 and its made of think of what I like. For me a bathroom doesn’t have to be complicated or too sophisticated, it has to be fit for purpose. The bathroom wishlist I have put together…

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Travel far enough you meet yourself in the clouds, this is another one of my favourite quotes. On my recent business trip, I decided to make an adventure of my visit to Zagreb hence Zagreb highlight. I felt it would have been a waste to spend five good days in the city just to work and not explore it. With that thought in mind, I opted to spend the weekend before my work trip exploring the city. From the moment I landed, Zagreb had stolen my heart, I had no expectations but loved what I saw. It is a city which is unsuspecting and leaves you staring into the city like a mad man. At the airport I met one of the loveliest taxis drivers ever, these days you can never be too careful traveling alone. He not only gave me a guide-book but recommendations on where to eat and…

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Goal setting trend has been on the rise in the last few years for various reasons. The aim of the May 2018 goals Regardless of whatever sector you work in, there is always a need to set goals. But why do we set goals and what are we trying to achieve by setting goals? Goal setting is a skill that many have but only a few stick with and even less than implement it. There are many reasons why setting goals is important and in this article we aim to share a few reasons. Why do we set Goals? I guess I should start with explaining why I set goals and what I get from it. For as long as I can remember I have always been a goal setter in everything I do. It is more like a habit that I picked us on quite early on and have…

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Back in December 2015 when I started the Fashion Favourites series, it was all about sharing outfit ideas. Ideas that I have put together during the ending month even though none were classified as favourites. The Fashion Favourites April 2018 edition includes all the Fashion posts shared on throughout April. Fashion Favourites series is one of the longest running series superseded only by the Monday Fashion posts. The April editions is the fourth instalment for 2018 but 30th article I have put together since the series inception. I have been running these series including the monthly goals for almost 4 years now and enjoy it. In blogging consistency is the key to a long and fruitful relationship but it does come with its challenges. Fashion Favourites April 2018 April has been such an incredibly hectic month, every single weekend I have been on a plane. It has been pretty hard trying to keep up with blogging,…

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A grateful heart is magnet for miracles, everyday I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded. April 2018 sponsors is a dedication post to the everyday opportunities that have come my way through the blog. Not once did I think, a hobby would become a side hustle that would feed my wanderlust heart. I live everyday with a grateful heart and spend time everyday showing kindness to those less fortunate. It doesn’t have to be monetary, it can be taking the time to spend time with others. For my blog I know I can express my gratitude with a dedication post, hence the sponsors post. {Monthly Roundup} April 2018 Sponsors The April 2018 Sponsors roundup is the fourth appreciation post of the year showcasing my Sponsors. A July Dreamer we collaborate with a variety of brands and companies. We do not discriminate whether big or small, A July…

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When it comes to job interviews, first impressions truly matter. It gives the interviewer an idea of who you are before the interview has even began. This instant impression you give off from the offset of important in deciding how this interview will go. Therefore it makes absolutely sense to know what to wear for an interview. The general rule of thumb is to dress to impress and definitely better than your Sunday best. Your CV has spoken long before you do, do it justice by complimenting your skills with your attire. The idea of knowing what to wear for an interview is so that the interviewer knows you want the job. Because most times, interviews are just a formulate to evaluate compatibility with the team. In this article we aim to give you an idea of what is acceptable attire for attending an interview. Related: Beauty tips to consider…

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Are you planning a romantic weekend getaway anytime soon? Or maybe you just want to take some time out with your love, then look no further. We’ve got some ideas that you should consider, obviously we all are different people and consider different things romantic. We recently just returned from a romantic weekend getaway to Marseille and we loved it. Depending on your destination it will determine what kind of items you should include on your packing list. But regardless of where you’re off to, some of the items included below are some that you might need. What to pack for a Romantic weekend getaway As a solo traveler I often pack light items and where all my heavy items whenever traveling abroad. But when you’re traveling as a couple sometimes you need to adapt your packing methods to be inclusive. On our recent adventure, I decided to pack extra…

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Saturday fab finds is a new series on A July Dreamer where I will be sharing my latest finds. The series will feature a variety of products that have been sent to review or purchased myself. I have been wanting to start this series for a while now but never had the time nor motivation. This week’s fab find comes in form of technology from a company called Philex established in UK but based in Hong Kong. A leading manufacturer and distributor of electronics to retail and wholesale since 1982. They specialise in Health & Beauty, Home & Security, Media & Gaming, DIY & Outdoors and Electronics & Accessories. Recently they have branched out into a new direction, taking some products directly to the consumer via Amazon. This new service is called the FAA project (Fast as Amazon), as an Amazon prime member I am excited. With this new venture,…

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Fashion fits all, it is all down to how confident you’re in the outfits you’re putting together and wearing. And we all know, no outfit is completed without accessories which I personally think are the finishing touches. When it comes to accessories your outfits, simple is not always better but every situation differs. I am someone who loves wearing it simple outfit but maximise it with statement necklace. We all have a personal preference and items that flatter us and those that don’t, working out which is which is important. It took me forever to work out what items worked well with my body type and which didn’t. Once I mastered that, I started focusing no adding accessories to my closet that would complete an outfit. The aim of this article is to share what items every woman should have in their wardrobe. 5 Accessories every woman should have in…

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Wardrobe essentials are items or pieces of clothing that are a staple element in the closet. They are items that can be paired with practically everything and can exemplify an outfit. Wardrobe essentials do not need to be expensive but are those that make you feel good. When it comes to Fashion everyone has their own individual style particularly Women as an extension of one’s personality. We know  enjoy expressing ourselves not only through the clothes we wear but our personal styling. No one woman looks the same even in the same piece of clothing. We are all different in shape, size, style and personalization of our clothing. 5 wardrobe essentials every woman should have Fashion fits all is a statement I love because there is no one size fits all when it comes to Fashion. We all wear clothes differently and very much put our own stamp when styling.…

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