Thursday, 5 January 2017

New York City Guide - Itinerary Split by Area - NYC Travel Tips

I can promise you, creating a New York City guide isn’t an easy job. Months prior to our holiday, my boyfriend probably read every online itinerary known to man, along with the Lonely Planet travel guide from cover to cover. However, if you want to make the most of your limited time away in an amazing city, you need to put in the time and plan in advance. Being the nice guy that I am, I thought I would share our NYC itinerary, split by area, to save you time and make your holiday that little bit easier.

Sadly, we didn't manage to tick off everything on the list, but we did walk our socks off and completed around 3/4 in just 6 days. 170,000 steps later, we definitely needed another holiday when we got back. Feel free to share this post, print the itinerary or make your own notes. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Times Square - New York City Guide - Bearded Couture

Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen
- Grand Central Station - Midtown east 
- Rockefeller Tower - Views of the Empire State (Need tickets in advance)
- Lincoln Center - Jazz bar with cocktails (Skyline views) 
- Empire State Building 
- Chrysler Building 
- MoMA (Museum) 
- Times Square
- Broadway - Get tickets at TKTS Booth (Kinky Boots was incredible) 
- Bryant Park
- Walk 7th Avenue
- Ess-a-bagel (Amazing bagel takeaway) 
- Top of the Rock Observation Deck
- Top of the strand (Views of Empire State)
- Little Collins - Melbourne style coffee 
- Ellen’s Stardust Diner - Singing Broadway Brunch

The High Line - New York City Guide - Bearded Couture

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Xmas - From Parties to Jumpers

So it's starting to feel more and more like Christmas and the festivities are really taking their toll. Recently my diet has consisted of copious bottles of wine and many a roast dinner but who am I to complain?! They are two of my favourite things.

Last week I had two Christmas  parties (as well as two birthdays and a dinner). The first was my work Christmas party held at Tape. You know, that club where celebrities like my idol Justin Bieber tend to go in central London? Yeah, it was great. Probably the best Xmas party I have ever been too! There were so many glasses of  Bellinis and bottles of wines scattered around the club which mixed with some of my best mates, created lots of fun memories. There wasn't the standard photo booth this year, but instead a video booth. What I didn't know until after my video was taken, was that it was also being played on the big screen in the main room. Luckily, we weren't the most embarrassing employees...

My second party was with my Aussie family Christmas. Everyone brought some food and wine over to our house along with their best Christmas jumpers and secret Santa presents. As it was a Sunday, I didn't plan on getting that drunk but the booze and laughter flowed and I felt like I was topping up from the night before! Needless to say I was drunk by 5pm.

I'm always keen to get a new Christmas jumper each year, and luckily for me, this year BoohooMan contacted me and asked if I'd like to receive one! I found this really cute black, red and white traditional style Christmas jumper and instantly fell in love. It's quite thick too, perfect for those cold late nights at Winter Wonderland.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Men's Christmas Gift Guide - Gift Ideas for your Boyfriend

Every year brings the same struggle. It's a week until Christmas and you're still frantically trying to find that perfect present for your boyfriend. Constantly dropping hints isn't working but you get way too excited when they actually mention something they like. I know Christmas can sneak up real good so to help you out this year, I wanted to give a few gift ideas that would be perfect for your other half.

Men's Christmas Gift Guide - Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend - Bearded Couture

This is one of the best things that I have recieved this year. The gift set contains Cornerstone's entire range of quality shaving products, including a personalised, engraved aluminium razor handle. Everything a man needs for a smooth, comfortable shave in a single box. They even chuck in a £10 gift card so your boyfriend can sign up for one of their 'shave plans' they need to order more. The face scrub and shaving balms also smell great, perfect for someone who isn't keen on overpwering 'perfumey' smell.

I have been using this product for a while now and I can confirm that it has been working wonders on my skin. This magical potion contains 100% Pure Cacay Oil, minimising pores, blemishes and wrinkles, as well as including anti aging properties. It says on the packaging to use it in the morning and before bed, but I think only using a few drops once a day is enough. This gift is perfect for the gentlemen (or lady) who enjoys looking after themselves. Ohh also, it is 100% vegan!