Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Disneyland Paris Halloween | ELLETRAVELS



Afternoon,

Hello, yes, it's me... after a long break I thought that Disney would be the perfect time to put an end to this long overdue 'break' as I shall from now on shall be called. At some time, I will get around to a what I have been up to post, but I won't lie to you all it mainly involves me working my bum off and trying to be an active member to the 9 till 5 society.

So if you follow me on social media, if you don't the links to my pages are at the side of this post, then you'll know all about my recent trip to Disneyland Paris.

I've been thinking all week long, how do I write about this trip. Do I recommend places to stay? Do I talk about the party and where to go? But, I think I'm just going to talk about the amazing time I got to spend with my family and go into the 'where's best' in a later post.

Our whole trip was five days of well overdue family time. The first day involved travelling, which wasn't too bad, having both my sister and mother petrified of flying stuck on either side of me was a rather enjoyable giggle by the end of the takeoff and landing. But after an hour-long flight and 45-minute drive, we were at our resort, the pink palace itself the Disneyland Hotel.

Celebrating my own 21st, my mum's 50th and my younger sister 18th all being this year. My mum had splashed the cash well and truly with a stay in this amazing hotel her and my dad had their Honeymoon 24 years ago (I think that's how long it's been). We checked in and made our way down the big hallway facing the park to our room, kindly upgraded to a Peter Pan-esk room, with big bay window and plenty of the luxurious room as space to chill in before we headed into the park, hot chocolates in hand to watch the fireworks. Now, I don't know about anyone else, but the fireworks instantly reduce me to tears, the lights and music sends me into a trance and being the cold brisk night it was, five minutes following the display had finished myself and Romy had the park to sit and have a mini photoshoot down Main Street USA.

I won't bore you with a day-by-day itinerary of what we did, but our main reason for the visit had the be the Mickey Mouse Halloween Party, something I've wanted to do since I was a wee lassie. I will say this as my only default to the night, it's not all about the children, its dark, packed and not everyone was sober. However, me, my mum and my sister were living for the whole experience! We had a dance party with Buzz Lightyear, Got to ride Big Thunder Mountain after midnight, Eat sweet treats and enjoy the atmosphere - oh and a DJ set from Don Diablo! Who expected that?

I will eventually get around to writing up some separate segments about our adventure which could help you with booking yours. Until then, enjoy these images which we took. I had the best rest with my wonderful family, and honestly as I'm sat here right now having Dan force me to give him a back massage I SERIOUSLY wish I was back in the Magic Kingdom.

Until next time Disney x


                            






 








 








Monday, 16 July 2018

Revolucion De Cuba | Newcastle Blogger Event | ELLEKATE


Happy Monday Everyone,

Hope that you have all been having a brilliant week, Up in Newcastle, the sun has been shinning for the past two weeks and I have been living for it! Today, I have a review from a restaurant event myself and Dan went to on Sunday just gone and I have nothing but praise for the experience which we had.

If you are a local to Newcastle and remember a little well-known bar called Destiny... well you're going to be in shock (a GOOD one) over how much it has been changed by the new owners. Revolucion De Cuba recently opened its doors as a tapas/restaurant and late night bar, if you know me, you know your girl loves a nice late chill bar. On Sunday, we got invited along to the blogger event so after reading up so much about it I couldn't wait to go, bringing Dan along for his first ever event.

We began sitting in the restaurant area, listing to some live Latin music and drinking pineapple daiquiri at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. Not the worst way to spend the day. Afterward, we met with Chloe the wonderful lady behind planning the whole event and she gave us a full tour of the place. Including the downstairs which would be ideal for catching up with friends any time of the year, fun fact, this area was where destiny was back in the day and you can still see how it all use to fit together minus the sticky carpets.

Following seeing the downstairs area we went back upstairs to the very top floor, which happens to be a rooftop bar looking over the city. DREAM. Up here we got the full-on five-star treatment, no joke. We were greeted with yet more cocktails and a nice chill whilst we waited for them to set up the bar area, once they were ready we got a cocktail class, beating each other at making mojitos and getting to make a drink of our own choice. At this point, I swear I was already seeing stars haha.

After our mini cocktail making session we returned back to our little sitting area for a nice relax in the sunshine with our own made creations. Before we knew it a whole host of food was spread across the table for us to all enjoy, despite the lack of vegetarian options, the ones we did have which were a mushroom dish as far as I recall which I will try and find the name of, was absolutely sublime! Dan also mentioned that if you aren’t a vegetarian and love a bit of chicken that the curry was not to go amiss without trying!

If we didn’t think all of this luxury was enough for one afternoon, they brought us all a “small” gift before departing... a big ass bottle of Bacardi in a wooden box full of things we can use to create our own old-fashioned cocktails at home. Like if that’s a small... then I’m SHOOK!

We left and I haven’t stopped praising the place to everyone since and we plan on returning very soon!

Have you been to try out Revolucion De Cuba? If so let me know your thoughts in the comments below, prepare for far too many photos...

Elle xx