I know what you're thinking, "Ali, I saw your graduation pictures!", but I made the decision not to attend my graduation ceremony! I touched on things a bit in my Instagram post - but I wanted to write a blog post about it to help others in my situation.
I love a good festival, but I'm also one of those people that hates camping / being dirty / going to the toilet outside. So here's my little festival essentials checklist - so you can enjoy the music without feeling like you're going to get dysentery!
I was kindly invited to try the new Franco Manca, at Brighton Marina.. and obviously opted for the cheesiest pizza possible! Safety first: if you haven't eaten then go get yourself a snack because this blog is about to make you HUNGRY.
Whilst hundreds of people took to the streets to run the Brighton marathon, myself and some of my gorgeous blogging gals bathed in the sunshine at Hotel Du Vin to eat afternoon tea and sip on champagne and gin!
A lot of people will agree with me that 2016 was a tough year. January hit me hard, with so many admired celebrities passing away. But 2016 wasn't stopping there.. I know I don't need to mention all of the awful things that happened last year, I know we won't forget them quickly. But somewhere, amongst all of the bad things, I think we forgot to see the good.
What I love about Barcelona is it's all-consuming - from the Gothic quarter's labyrinthine streets to the 'Avenue of Luxury' Passeig de Gracia, where I was fortunate enough to stay this time. To wake up every morning between two of Gaudi's most important creations, surrounded by Prada, Chanel, Dolce and Gabana, was such a blessing. (Even if all I could afford to do was window shopping!)