Style blogger Hayley Rubery from Frock Me I’m Famous, takes us along on her staycation in Cornwall and girly holiday in Marrakech. Scroll down to see Hayley's holiday must haves and her expert tips on packing clever.
"I fell in love with Marrakech, the heat of the day called for light kaftan layers and cotton wide leg trousers, but come evening it’s full on glamour, bright colour and prints were the perfect choice."
A maxi dress! I adore a maxi dress on holiday as they always look so nice and this one was super floaty and comfortable - I wore this dress for sunset cocktails on the rooftop and it was the perfect outfit! I still can’t believe this dress is just £16, it looks SO much more expensive and I received so many compliments whilst wearing it! If you want to feel like a princess for just £16, then this is the dress for you!shop womens dresses
A beach cover up! It’s great to have a loose, beach cover up in your bag so you can just pop it on and grab some lunch or walk around the hotel. I love the pom pom details on this dress, and at £10 - it’s an absolute steal!
Sunglasses! You can’t ever go wrong with a good pair of sunnies (especially when they are just £6!), I love this pair and think they look so much more expensive than they are!
Pool sliders! I’d definitely recommend packing either some flip flops or pool sliders, just something that you can slip on super easily to wander around the pool/hotel in!
A backpack! Whether you opt for a backpack or beach bag, I would definitely recommend taking a bigger bag so you can pack in your towel, book, suncream & sunnies for a day by the pool, a backpack also doubles up really well when you’re wondering around the markets (a more secure option too!). I love the colours/pom pom detailing on this backpack!
Moisturise! I don’t tend to overdo it on the plane as my skin is quite sensitive, so I always travel with no makeup on and then I slather on a good intense moisturiser (I LOVE the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting moisturiser as it always leaves my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed!). I always make sure I have a good lip balm on me too as well as a hand cream as I my skin/lips always feels so dry after flying! In terms of other travel essentials, I rarely board a flight without a good book, my headphones, a portable charger, my laptop and an eye mask!
Ooh, there are SO many places I want to go but at the very top of my travel bucket list (and places I’ve never visited) include; Bali, Canada and Japan. Three destinations that I’ve always been intrigued by and I can’t wait to explore them one day! In terms of locations closer to home, I’d LOVE to visit Italy (specifically Tuscany and the Amalfi coast) as I’ve never been before, and Croatia!
I would 100% recommend a trip to the Souks, myself and my best friend spent the morning there and picked up some absolute gems (I bought 3 bags, 2 cushion covers, a throw and some brackets.. OOPS). Even if you’re not wanting to spend any money, it’s a must - it’s so vibrant and beautiful and the people are so kind! I would definitely suggest a trip to the La Sultana rooftop bar (we stayed at the hotel and it’s simply stunning!), their rooftop bar offers the most delicious cocktails and a 360 view of Marrakech! For food; I would say a trip to Les Jardin De La Medina, our hotel recommend the restaurant so we visited on our first night and was not disappointed - the food was incredible and the whole time we ate there was a guy playing traditional Moroccan music which was a lovely touch!
Oh god, there was SO much! Okay, to see - you HAVE to visit Trebarwith Strands beach, it was honestly the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen here in the UK! You have to walk over some sand dunes to get there but the views are SO worth it (also, if you’re a Poldark fan you’ll have seen it on there too!). To do I would recommend a visit to Port Isaac, the most adorable little place (Doc Martin was filmed here and they do guided tours if you’re a fan!), find a cute little pub and order scones with jam in the sunshine.. bliss! To eat I would 100% recommend St. Petrocs Bistro - a restaurant owned by Rick Stein, I booked to take my parents for lunch one day to celebrate their 60th birthday, the food and service was outstanding! A little pricey BUT their lunch menu was amazing value and offered a great selection.
"Cornwall is so beautiful, but you can never guarantee the weather so I had to pack smart! Double duty dresses, no maxi lengths (to avoid potential puddle soaking), and a cool cover up always my staycation essentials."
"Most days I opted for a comfy dress that worked well for exploring, but also doubled up as a swimsuit cover up"
this packable parka is super handy as it folds down to virtually nothing (great to pack in case there is a threat of rain) - I also LOVE the star print!
these pumps are the PERFECT solution to unpredictable weather as they look great, are comfy and are closed toe so you won't get caught out if it does rain!
stick this compact floral print umbrella in your bag so you don't get caught out in any showers!