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Sunday, 15 July 2018

San Francisco Extranomical Tours

With such a short amount of time in San Francisco we were determined to see the most we could. I always find the best way to do this is to take a tour. It takes the stress out of the process – you don’t have to worry about navigating the local public transport system and finding sites etc. Extranomical Tours are the go to company for tours in San Francisco. They run every kind of tour imaginable from Yosemite Day tours, Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine tours and City Tours. We chose to take a city tour in order to maximise our time in the city. 

The San Francisco City tour is a quintessential city tour, featuring everything you could hope to see in this amazing city. The tour takes four hours on average and covers all the main tourist sites on top of giving customers an insight to the diverse culture of the citizens of San Francisco.

Phil, our guide was so engaging and genuinely interested in showing us the best of his city. Phil's knowledge was first rate and really made the history of San Francisco come alive for us. The tour was almost like having a good friend show you the city which in my opinion is much preferable to a large bus of people. The Extranomical mini bus also has free wifi, making it very easy to update your social media or share your pictures - great especially if you are an international traveller and you don't have roaming data. 

The Extranomical mini bus picked us up near Pier 39 and proceeded to take us to North Beach and on to the Palace of Fine Arts for a photo stop. This Palace looks very like something you could see in Rome or Florence, it's hard to believe it was only intended to last one year!

Next on to the famous Golden Gate Bridge. To get to the Golden Gate Bridge we travelled through Presido and stopped at Fort Point for a photo.The Bridge is obviously an iconic landmark to people around the world, and for many crossing the bridge is a once in the life time experience. Our guide Phil made this moment extra special by playing Judy Garland's "San Francisco".

We then set out exploring the main San Francisco neighbourhoods - Castro, Mission, Haight Ashbury and Chinatown. Which each new neighbourhood came different distinct  architecture. Along the way Phil shared anecdotes about each area and general city life as well as tips for how to spend the rest of our time in the city. Phil, our guide was especially accommodating to everyone on the tour when he asked us if we had anything specific we wanted to see in the city. We chose to visit the iconic "Painted Ladies" made famous by Fuller House.

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is in San Francisco for a short period of time and doesn’t want the hassle and high cost of getting ubers all around the city.

To book a tour with Extranomical visit their website - https://m.extranomical.com/

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Asos Summer Sale Picks

I love ASOS. But it's like a vortex, I find it hard work to sort through the overwhelming amount of stock to find the real gems. ASOS launched their Summer Sale yesterday so I have decided to share my top picks. 

Happy Shopping! 

K x


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Dolce&Gabbana Hydrangea Dress Look4Less

Florals are a given for Spring but it's not often my favourite flowers, Hydrangeas make an appearance. Seriously though, could you get a more Spring appropriate print? Dolce&Gabbana have done it again! This dress is insanely beautiful but I don't think over €3500 for a statement dress can ever really be justified. 


Saturday, 3 February 2018

The Valentine's Gifts to Buy Yourself

Because Galentine's > Valentine's, right. Valentine's Day shouldn't just be restricted to honoring the love you have for other people, this year why not celebrate yourself! I've rounded up some pretty gifts that will brighten up your Winter:

An Overpriced Rose Candle

Let's be real, the same price as an overpriced bouquet but it'll last way longer! And you can never have enough candles, that's just a fact of life.


Friday, 26 January 2018

Acne Canada Scarf Look4Less

The Acne Canada scarf as to be one of the most instagramed accessories of 2017. In the realm of designer scarves the Canada scarf is very well priced at 160 considering it is 100% lambswool. One of the best things about this scarf is its width, making it the same size as a large blanket scarf. The Acne Canada scarf comes in almost every colour imaginable, my personal favourites being the pale pink and the grey melange.


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Réalisation Par Dress Look4Less

Réalisation Par has become an 'IT girl' label in the past year with their dresses being worn by supermodels and bloggers alike. Perhaps the reason the dresses have become so popular is their incredibly flattering fit. After all Diane Von Fursenberg build an empire on the wrap dress. While I'm all about the investment piece and these dresses are pure silk, in this case I'd much prefer a poly alternative that doesn't need to be dry cleaned and can be stuffed into a carry-on.



Thursday, 11 January 2018

Chloé Pixie Bag Look4Less

I'm calling it, the Chloé Pixie bag will be the bag of 2018! Chloé is a brand that has certainly developed a cult following in recent years. The Pixie bag, the latest edition to Chloé's handbag collection could be thought as the much more practical sister to the ever trendy Nile bag. The distinctive metal handles can even be folded back down neatly for a clean look when the bag is not in use. The Pixie bag retails at €1190.



Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Winter Sale 2017 Top Picks

I hope you've all been enjoying the last few days and relaxing. It seems crazy that Winter sale time is upon us again. This year I've avoid the shops and done all my shopping from the comfort of my sofa, like most people I'd imagine. So I've put together a collection of my favourite piece from the sales.And always remember it's not a bargain if you wouldn't have paid full price for it, don't get sucked in and buy items for the hell of it. Use these sales to pick up investment pieces that you'll still love next Winter!




Saturday, 7 October 2017

Chloé Susanna Studded Ankle Boots Look4Less

These boots have been around now for close to a decade. At the beginning a lot of the fashion world dismissed them a seasonal trand piece but they definitely seem to have stood the test of time and have become a piece in Chloé 's core collection. At over a thousand euro, they definitely are not an affordable piece to have in your everyday wardrobe. Saying that, they are here to stay so if they are very much your style you might consider the investment.



Sunday, 1 October 2017

Gucci Dionysus Bamboo Handle Look4Less

There are few elements in handbag history as iconic as the Gucci Bamboo handle. The bamboo handle was first created by Gucci in 1947 when rationing was still in effect and the fashion house had to find a material to use that would not be subject to the restrictions. Since then the bamboo handle has been synonymous with Gucci. In 2010 Gucci reintroduced the bamboo handle for the first time in decades and it has been vital in their whole brand revival. The bag below retails for € 2,390.

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