style spotter // from the country to the city with @loandsons

It happened. #LTportugal came and went, and August is almost over. The leaves in London have already started to turn. AND we’ve picked our destination for Friendsgiving! Yes, as always, the circle of life continues. And, much like the predictability of seasons changing and vacations ending, we officially conquered our latest country together in style. Better yet, we conquered our recent destination from the country to the city, and back again. All while accessorizing accordingly, mais oui. In case you missed the memo, we spent one week in Northern Portugal, splitting our time between Porto and the Douro Valley, which is, arguably, Portugal’s most famous wine region. For throwing this trip together at lit-ra-lly the…

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happy blogaversary // five years of the lazy travelers

Last week, a little notification popped up on our WordPress dashboard. That’s right. Happy blogaversary to us! Wait, what? Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago. On a July night in 2011, after two (or three?) bottles of wine, we started our blog. It happened after a failed attempt to convince the hubs to help us start a Dublin-based pizza shop. Instead, we registered a domain with WordPress. The next day, in between work at our day jobs, we got to writing. If our blog was a baby, it’d be starting kindergarten. It’s longer than we’ve held one, consistent job, and it’s far longer than we’ve lived in any of our…

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travel announcement! one week in northern portugal

Last August, as we floated around the pool at our villa in Spain, cocktails and mocktails in hand and bellies full of manchego, we vowed that a week-long Lazy Travelers’ summer vacation most definitely had to become an annual tradition. Fast forward ten months, and we decided: a do-over was necessary, and this time with one week in Northern Portugal. So many of our travels are hectically scheduled between other commitments or jammed into weekends. It felt absolutely luxurious to vacation in one place for an entire week. Now, a year later, it’s time to make good on our promise to ourselves. Relaxin’ to the max in Valencia, Spain. When we told people we were…

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the colors of lyme regis, dorset // a photo essay

This past weekend, feeling a bit stifled from the recent London heatwave, we made a last-minute decision and hightailed it for the coast. We booked ourselves into a little cottage in a village called Piddletrenthide, situated just outside of Dorchester. A few days later, we made our way down to Lyme Regis, Dorset. Naturally, that’s really romanticizing the cottage experience. That part ended up being kind of a letdown. It was also really a lesson in why last-minute trips here can be tough. Everything was booked! We made the most of it, though. For our last night, we relocated to the South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex. Apparently, nabbing a Sunday night res is far…

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style spotter // summer beauty must-haves

When it comes to summer beauty, we agree on one key factor: less is more. Who wants to feel like their make-up is caked on? Especially when you also have to throw sunscreen and sweat into the mix! Pas nous. Even so… we’re not insane — erm, brave enough to go totally bare. With this in mind, here’s what we’re loving right now. purpletale’s 5 Steps to Lovely Skin Complete Facial Solution // Apparently, a suuuuper fun side effect of aging is that your skin wakes up one day and is all, “You think imma elasticize myself, bitch?” and you’re all, “well… you always did before?” Nay, no more. Now, we spend our lives trying…

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