Leaving life for London βœˆοΈ

I am alive everyone.

No need to panic.

Seriously though, how long since I wrote a post? πŸ™ˆ

If you don’t already follow me on everything else or haven’t guessed by the title, I have moved to London.

This weekend marks my first month done and dusted in the big smoke and I just thought it was about time that I gave a little update on what my feels are with leaving home for the very first time. I have literally never lived that “student life” nor experimented by moving out with a mate or two, I was literally by my mas side since birth lol

So I think the year of turning 27 it was about time to go, eh?

I had the idea over the last few years that I never wanted to settle in Belfast and defiantly wanted to move to London at some stage and at the beginning of this year it all just went from 0 to 100 real quick. Which in hindsight I am so glad of.

My job in personal shopping was coming to an end (maternity cover) and instead of settling and going back to my old position I applied for my current job (which just popped up at the exact right time), topshop personal shopper in Knightsbridge and the rest is history as they would say.

A lot of people asked why, how are you going to afford it, will you not miss everyone, it’s so lonely etc etc.

Why? Because in all seriousness what else can I do in Belfast? London is one of the most prestigious cities for the fashion industry and huns that’s where I wanna be.

Afford it? I can’t. Nobody in London can. But fake it to you make it x

Miss everyone? Like mad. And this is the first real week I can openly and honestly say that. This is the longest I haven’t seen my baby brother since he was born and my mum for that. I have the best friends in the whole world and not seeing them at least once a week hurts my heart but making them proud is why I am here.

Lonely? God yeah it can be. I’m typing this sitting on the tube and as I look about the train 95% of the people are on their own. That doesn’t mean they spend their day lonely; and I have a few amazing friends here already which I am so grateful for. I move into my new flat next week with another soon to be great pals and I am so excited to make this my home.

This post is a lot longer than I probably intended it to be, but it is the first time I have properly sat down to write and it has just all came out lol. I did have people write to me on insta who wanted to hear all about it so I hope I have answered everything. Basically I am so happy with the decision I have made to move here, I can already see so many exciting opportunities and experiences for me here in the future. While there are bittersweet moments, you will get that no matter where in the world you are. As long as you have confidence in yourself and a strong support system from friends and fam you can do whatever you put your mind to.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

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Gals Vegas visits πŸ—½πŸ€‘

Firstly, i write this with a heavy heart of holiday blues, this is reliving the whole thing for me.

Secondly, I didn’t do a fraction of what I wanted too/there is to do – you literally could never see it all on one go!

Nevertheless, on what we did do I wanted to share with you the things I say are a MUST.

( in no particular order)

1. TAO

Oh my days you HAVE to eat in tao! Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life – no joke! If you like Chinese Asian style food this is the place for you. It is beautiful, the menu is to die for and the staff were amazing! It has a ultra cool vibe to it also which you feel from the get go. Tao also have a nightclub and beach club to it which we also done! I loved all of it but I would hands down say eat here if anything!

2. Thunder down under

Okay soooooo this was on at our hotel so it was a given we were going to try it but hell I’m glad we did 🀀 we were on a girls holiday and this literally goes hand in hand of what it’s all about! Australian hunks on the table practically starkers before your very eyes is something you need to see – trust me. Vegas also have a magic mike and other male themed shows so you won’t struggle to find one 😝

3. Omnia

I have been to my fair share of nightclubs – including majority of ibiza but this place is on another level! It is humongous; so much so we didn’t even see it all! We went to see Calvin Harris which I would also recommend but if you have the chance to go just to see the club – do!

4. Drais

Still on the nightclub front but this is very different from omnia. Drais is a total straight up hip hop rnb vibe ( where boujee gal was born) 😏 if this is your vibe normally you have to go! We seen snoop dogg here which was such a once in a lifetime opportunity! They have some of the best hip hop stars performing in the club every week and also have a “night swim”‘which is basically a night time pool party! I will miss here the most πŸ’”

5. Pool party

A pool party is a must. I’m generalising it because I’ve heard they all are unreal! We done the pool at flamingo hotel, Tao and encore beach club. Encore was the biggest and most extra. We seen the chainsmokers here – it was surreal!! I doubt you would be able to escape a pool party if you were to visit Vegas so you may aswell embrace it 😝

6. Las Vegas outlet

There is an indoor and outdoor outlet shopping centre. We went to the outdoor one! It was great! If you were after bags or shoes you could go to town here! Most stores we went too didn’t add any tax on and the discount on things was insane! I had next to no room in my suitcase or I would have bought more πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I did get some Calvin Klein underwear – 3 bra and pant sets for $28 and a beaut handbag for $42!

As I say this is just a slight look of what you can do in Las Vegas. You will never ever get bored. One more thing I would say is try and walk through as many of the hotels as possible, they all have a different theme and style to them and are uniquely beautiful.

Anyone been to Vegas before? I would love to hear what everyone else loved for my next trip to adult Disneyland…. 😝

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo