August 5, 2012

Buck the Bank Holiday

With the Queen’s Jubilee coming up, it feels like it’s the only thing we've been reading about since the beginning of the year. If the hype is not doing anything for you, here are some Bank Holiday alternatives for a different way to celebrate the four-day weekend.

Take advantage of everyone else being preoccupied by the royal pageant around the Thames. Head into the city to check out the exhibitions you’ve been waiting to see, but have been avoiding due to the masses. Regular tourist attractions should be a touch quieter than they would usually be, so if you’re completely uninterested in the royal element of the Bank Holiday, now is the time to tick all those things off your to-do list.

Head out of town. Although Bank Holiday prices are usually sky-high, there are still last-minute offers available. And with most people getting involved in street parties and festivals in the city, especially in London, there are sure to be deals available on country hotels. If your budget can’t stretch to a weekend away, spend a day outside the festive madness – take a walk in the country or head to your nearest beach. For sporty ladies, take advantage of the time off to go for a long country run or bicycle ride – gear up properly with Puma trainers from Very.co.uk.

For more information about these gorgeous shoes, you can click here.

Find an alternative festival. Battersea Park may be sold out, but there are loads of other events going on. Try the Apple Cart festival in Hackney for some chilled out fun in the park – without the Jubilee fanfare.

Really want to escape? Check out last-minute deals on city breaks in Europe, banking on the fact that most people will be staying in the UK for the Jubilee. Last-minute deals can be incredibly cheap, and with four days to play with, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and thoroughly enjoy the long weekend.

Hold your own non-Jubilee party in your garden. We don’t mean you need to burn the Union Jack, but a party for the sake of a party is never a bad thing. If you feel like being really different, why not host a Mexican-themed party? Sombreros, margaritas and tacos will be the perfect accompaniments to an afternoon in the sun – hopefully!

93 comments:

EMMA WunderBAR said...

Hey thx for your comment, i follow you now <3
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Valentina said...

great idea to follow each other! follow me here and on bloglovin and be sure I'll follow you back ;)

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Gianella Peralta said...

I didn't know Puma has flats too! Thanks for sharing :) Definitely following you now :)

Raqs said...

Amazing choices! Love the sneackers and the flats *

Y además sombreros said...

Me gustan las de correr rosas, son muy bonitas.
Un besazo guapa.

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Great shoes and I love puma a lot;))
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Katarina | DARE 2 WEAR said...

Those flats are amazing!
Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you :)
I hope you follow back now :)
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carolina. said...

hi honey! thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog :) i'm now following you :) wait for you on my blog

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PRIYANKA DHIR said...

hey sweety thx for ur comment! yes lets follow each other.. im following u on gfc by the name priyanka... And also liked ur facebook page..
Waiting for u to follow me back on gfc and like my facebook pge too :)
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Kells said...

I love this! The third pair of black and purple sneakers are my favorite! And yes I would love for us to follow each other :] Thank you so much for the comment earlier it means a lot to a newbie like me lol!

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Beau said...

omg. the shoes looks amazing! fidn your blog very cute and interesting <3

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melissa said...

All those pink are great ;) We couldn't hold anything outside because the sun comes out in one minute and then it rains again :P Although, the suggestions are pretty cool :)

ZADIN said...

It's not my first time on the blog and I too find yours very cute.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I would also love if we could follow each other. I'm following via GFC and bloglovin.
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Julie said...

Wedges are the best to walk in :)

Ely B said...

Here I am :) Thanks for commenting, I would love to follow each other. I follow you, so it's your turn :)
I love the pink shoes, and your blog is really nice!! I also follow you on Facebook and Twitter!
xoxo
Ely
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segredos de Glamour said...

Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment i'm now following u so if u want follow me back.**
xx

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog _ I am already following you - it would be great if you followed me back
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x
Melissah

Vera Cortez said...

Hi!!! Thank you for the lovelly comment in my blog! I am already following you blog, that is a great blog, and I hope you will follow my blog to.

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bukowskie.pl said...

Thank you for comment. Of course we can follow each other ;) nice blog! ;) Follow!

Vivi Vintageová said...

Just found your blog...it's amazing! Super inspiration!
Looking forward to more of your posts!
Kisses..
Vivi

VιcκyBeL said...

so lovely post!thanks for your comment honey:)
yes I want to follow each other,Just let me know when you follow me
so I will follow you back:)

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xoxo

clynesio said...

great post! love it..! thanks for dropping by my blog!
i already followed..! ^_^
hope you'll follow back..

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Savannah said...

I want these shoes :)

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Lara 109 said...

Thanks for sharing! I'd definitely love to follow each other ;) x

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slimmi said...

i don't mind following our blogs but i'm afraid that you dont understand polish in which i write my notes. Or maybe you do? Anyway i'll follow you and thanks for visiting ;)

martienn said...

wow, nice blog ;)
I like this pictures ! <3

If u want follow me and writte comment ;*

S.Lennyn82 said...

Hey doll, thanks for commenting on my blog. I already follow you and have for a while. I think your blog is simply wonderful:)

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ttea said...

I like the pink and white jaguar shoes, the lines are very contemporary, but the softness of the colours makes it really pretty.


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Jessica said...

cute tips :D would love to follow each other, following now :D

-Jessica
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destination wedding photography said...

great shoes :)

Sabrina Musco said...

beautiful shoes!!!

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Ashley said...

Great shoes! Of course we can follow each other, I'm now following you, hope you visit my blog and follow back soon <3

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Ashley said...

I actually followed you already a little while ago :) <3

Frontrow said...

awesome shoes <3

Love your blog; I'm your new follower.

Lots of love: Pauline
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Paris said...

Love the pink ballet flat shoes!
Thanks for the super sweet comment on G&G; I'm following you now via GFC and would love if you followed me back too :)

xoxo,
Paris

glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

Antonella Leone said...

they're not in my style but they're petty :D

DAILY DISGUISE said...

hii!! lovely blog :) following you now. if you could follow me too, i would greatly appreciate it. i think you'll like some of my outfits :)

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Blush said...

These look super cute and comfortable!

Thank you for visiting Blush and your lovely comment! I am following now. I'd love if you follow Blush.

xoxo
Paula
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ATACADAS said...

I rollow you now, follow me back plese

Sofia said...

Those flats are so cute!

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Darby said...

I LOVE the wedge sneakers! I desperately need to give that trend a try!!! :)
xoxo
Obviously Obsessed 

Katrina said...

the pink runners are cute :)
following you, would love a follow back!
x

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fhenny said...

lovely sneakers!

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Josephine said...

Love the pink running shoe! Great blog :) I'm following you now on bloglovin, I hope you follow me back!

<3 Josephine
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cecylia said...

cute runners, comfortable shoes are the keys to good style :)

beluxedfashion said...

Those flats are adorable! Followed you, follow us back? :)

Shanaya Sinner said...

Thx for stopping by at my blog doll !
love all of the shoes in your post ! *droooollss*
wud you like to follow each other? :)
xoxo
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inezdiva said...

cool shoes :D

Surbhi Suri said...

rocking shoes dear !thanks for ur comment on my blog ! If u want we can follow each other on gfc n bloglovin. Let me know.
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Diana Boyko said...

thanks the commnts,maybе you follow me and i follow you )
cool shoes!

Julia said...

I like those!! :) Except for the wedges. :)




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Dana Paramita said...

love them all!<3 lovely blog anyway:D
checkout mine if you have a chance dear thankyou:)

Miška said...

Puma is not really my kind of brands, but its cool ;) and of course, i wanna follow, I alredy followed you via bloglovin and Google thingy.

Maite said...

ciao pretty i love the pink!!
thanks about your comment
kisses

thechicmode.blogspot.com

Pajama Diaries said...

thanks for coming by my blog, love!
i love the neon shoes!

Shilpa said...

I used to get puma here... hope u having a great weekend holidays and there isn’t wrong parting on our interest. I too get bored hearing a lot on jubilee while browsing.

Thanks for the visit and comment Priscilla :) hope u share more

Hugs nd Kiss
Shilpa

Katie Marie Clarke said...

love the shoes!
thanks for your blog comment! I have followed you!
would love it if you followed back and kept in touch!
lovee xoxo
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Stylelover said...

lovely shoes!
xoxo
Vicky

Living in the fairy tale said...

olala! amazing! these shoes are great *-*

Grace Lee said...

thanks for your comment!! x) I love the shoes! I bet they're comfortable to walk in~ I love the pink sneakers and flats the best xD

follow me back! I'll definitely keep up with your posts, I love a lot of them ^^

Jenny said...

Cute shoes, especially the pink flats! Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment on the blog. I hope you enjoy the long weekend! Following you in GFC and BL!

Jenny
http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com/

k come karolina said...

wow!i totally love those pics!!!



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K.
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miss luxurylavishlife said...

Great photos! Thanks for your comment!
Follow each other on GFC and FB?

coabf said...

the sneaker wedges are hot..i like them alot:-)

matylda said...

I used to wear those flat white ones. but in black. i could not find them in a shop any more.

Kristina Lennon said...

Great post, I personally am not a fan of sports casual looks, so these shoes aren't really for me, I don't even own a single pair of trainers ^^ xxx

Girl Lilikoi said...

I love the last two! Very cute. Thank u for the lovely coments. Following u now on GFC , have a great week ahead

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Victória said...

Love the shoes, amazing!Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog!
Kisses.

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Miss Laia said...

Thanks a por for tour visir on my blog of course I want to folks each other, starting by now in your newest followers in Gfc and waiting for you.
I love the pink sneakers,please let me know what do you think about my last outfit.
Kisses
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Caro * said...

Amazing shoes ;)

Corina from Simplement heureuse said...

You are really beautiful and stylish,
xoxo
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Mitha Rachmayani said...

amazing shoes! thankyou for your lovely comment :)
follow each other? let me know if you want<3

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Gii Fardini said...

Amazing shoes!! I loved. Hey you can follow me blog? I follow back.
You have a amazing blog, dear. xoxo http://meusalto20.blogspot.com

Kathleen Lisson said...

Oh my! I appreciate a more formal shoe.

Petite Beauté said...

Olá! Obrigda pela visita lá no meu blog. Eu adorei o seu.
Realmente os tenis são bem legais. Mas gosto mais do terceiro.
Beijoss

MS AMYAGUILERA said...

They looks very comfortable but I'm not that into sneaker :p
I always go with heels or sandals :p
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Amy x

Maya said...

what a great blog!!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower now. Please come and join my blog!!! XXXX http://italianbeautyqueen.blogspot.it/

The Lacquer Factor said...

Great picks!!

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Ana said...

Thank you dear!
I'm in love with the first two shoes! So pretty and they seem to be very comfortable!
Lots of kisses*

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Tatty said...

I love the second one pink and black, I think they are also casulal, not only sporty shoes

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Adin B said...

Of course, I love the PINK PUMA. Great for when I go back outside for a walk and jog again when the weather finally cools off. Lovely blog my dear. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Viva La Fashion said...

really nice blog :)
love it

I follow your blog now :)

thanks for nice comment on my blog

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Kacie said...

Since heels are the most comfortable for me, I need the wedge pumas!

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Lisa said...

Wedged sneakers! I didn't even know there was such a thing.

Adeayu said...

hi! thanks for your comments!
I love the pink sneakers! it awesome!

I've follow you. ;)

visit my blog ♥

Indy Andrea Mumu said...

great post. i love the first one!<3

Contradictivictim

Ruth Arthasya said...

Puma? Such a nice product. But, I'm into converse!<3
Btw, I love those pink shoes!:b

Following ya:)
Follow me back, if you like!:D

xoxo.

Jules said...

I think I like the first ones the best!

XO Jules
http://www.stylebyjules.blogspot.com

Olga Choi said...

Great post!
You have a really nice blog, interesting and clear, full of inspiring posts, useful links and nice photos, so
I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
Just join yours~! waiting for you in mine - hope we will be friends :)
Nice blogging~!


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Romana said...

Niice blog :))
Greetings from Czech :)

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Kelsey Lenay said...

Love those darker pink flats! SO cute!

Ashley Aspinwall said...

cool wedges :)

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

SideSmile Style Blog

Krazzy Ki said...

Cute wedges :)
I juz stumbled across your blog,wanna follow each other??
Let me know ^_^
Ruhie
The Sweet Life