Thursday, 7 April 2016

Take-Offs and Landings

lifestyle blogger large flatlayDespite how much of Europe I've discovered so far, I realised earlier this year how I've seen only a fraction of the UK in comparison!  Needless to say, I'm fairly comfortable traipsing across the rolling green hills of England and eating my weight in scones as I go, but what about further up on the map? Looking past the clichΓ©s of haggis-eating, bagpipe-playing men in kilts, I've heard Scotland has a lot to offer and so next week (thanks to kindly gifted flights from TravelSupermarket) I'm setting off for Edinburgh!  No amount of online weather-checking seems to be helping with wardrobe decisions, and so instead I've turned my attention to creating organised chaos in the form of a flatlay, comprising some key essentials for hand luggage...
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I would declare carrying around a bulky DSLR frustrating, however having carried cameras with me for the best part of ten years now, it's pretty much become an unspoken accessory.  A very large, heavy... necklace.  Continuing with the theme of gadgets, I'll be leaving most of my tech at home as I'm a firm believer in breaks being treated as breaks! Besides, I've asked my mum to accompany me on this trip and I have a horrible feeling she'd attempt to dunk my Mac in the nearest river if I turned it on while away with her.  Shudder.  I will, however, be taking along my iPhone and a rather shiny one at that thanks to an aluminium-print phone case c/o from CaseApp.  I had thought my previous green marble-printed case from the brand was gorgeous, but this custom iPhone case undoubtedly rises to first place! 

Psst!  Use the code ICE20CA for 20% discount on their website.
caseapp aluminium printed phone caseAs ironic as it may sound coming directly after a fitness post, I don't think I've ever boarded a plane without some form of sweets or chocolate in my bag.  These Swiss chocolate discs are my favourites right now, but what I believe to be even more important when travelling is reading material!  I'm working my way through a couple of subscriptions at the moment (courtesy of Magazine.co.uk), including Elle Decor and Elle Magazine; the combination of fashion and interior design is sure to make that 1hr 25mins flight to Edinburgh... fly by!
caseapp aluminium iPhone caseI tend to keep makeup fairly minimal when visiting new places to avoid spending hours in front of the mirror, rather than out of the hotel room.  Though, Clarins Instant Concealer will no doubt be a lifesaver for when I'm pushing myself to get up at the crack of dawn.  Tap, tap, tap and tired eyes are no more.  Phew!

Spot the gloves?  Yeah, you can really tell I have no idea what to expect in Edinburgh at this time of year.  One moment I'm considering gloves and scarves, and the next I'm eyeing up the gorgeous new #GETGLAMOROUS range by Quiz Clothing featuring dramatic designs and flattering fits.  Though, I'm 99% certain I won't be able to walk up the steps of Edinburgh Castle in an embellished floor-sweeping gown.  Pity, cagoule it is then...
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urban flatlay technology beauty fashionWith just a handful of days standing in between myself and Edinburgh (five, to be exact), I can't help but become excited for both exploring Scotland's capital, as well as staying at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.  I'm ready to tick the city off my travel wishlist, see all that it has to offer and return home with warm memories and a ton of photos ready to share on A Glass Of Ice!

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note:  This post has been sponsored, however all opinions are my own.
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  1. Edinburgh is a lovely part of the world, although it was definitely cold when I was there! Lucky you getting to travel there, hope you have a great time! :) Also your phone case is awesome!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  2. So lucky! I was actually just saying today how much I would love to visit Scotland!! Hopefully some day :)

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  3. Been wanting to travel lately but because of work, that will have to wait :P Lovely post, Gabrielle :)

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

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  4. Enjoy your stay in Scotland, Gabrielle! :)
    I flied only once, and I cant remember it because it was too long ago, but anyway I wish you a safe flight. :)

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  5. How exciting! I hope you love it, and I can't wait to see the photos!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  6. great post!

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  7. Such a great, inspirational travel post! Have so much fun on your trip! Loving your phone case :)

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  8. Oh, enjoy! Edinburgh has been on my bucket list for a while now.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  9. Edinburgh!!! Such amazing place! I wish to visit this wonderful and inspiring city one day!
    You're sol lucky dear!
    P.s. That aluminium pritn case is stunning! *-*
    xoxo
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  10. I can feel your pain dear. I carried dslr everywhere before. But then I invest on mirrorless camera. It's a lot smaller and light-weighted. So I bring it wherever I go and only bring my dslr on special occasion

    Perfect flatlay, by the way. I love taking flatlay pictures too <3

    Anyway, I'd like to follow you on GFC, but I can't find the 'follow' button :(
    Take care,
    Rizuna from 100% Nerd

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  11. That's so exciting, I'm sure you will have nice time there,can't wait to see your upcoming posts.
    Nina
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  12. How exciting babe! Have fun and take lots of pics! Have a fabulous weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len
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  13. Oh, yes, Edinburgh is great. My old flatmate is from there, although we always just seemed to enjoy finding foodie/pub spots the most along withe the scenery. Your mum sounds like mine, haha. Live in the present and enjoy, I'm sure you will have a lovely time wherever you travel. Have a great weekend Gabrielle. <3 /Madison xx
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  14. Ooh you'll have an amazing time! I haven't been to Edinburgh in a few years but I loved the cafe culture there

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  15. ooo hope you have a fun time! i heard it's pretty there so take lots of gram photos! haha and i love your phone case. looks 3d but then it's not

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  16. Hope you have a fab time in Edinburgh - it's on my travel list, so I look forward to reading all about it :) Also LOVE that phonecase.

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  17. Hope you have a fantastic time!!! Love the flat lay!

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  18. That case is so gorgeous! I also hate lugging around a heavy camera; I'm looking into the sony a7 full frame for a lighter and more compact option once I save up enough haha, that can be awhile!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  19. Ohhh! Lucky you, Gabrielle! I'm sure you will experience a lot of new things there. Enjoy! :)
    Beautiful flatlay, dear!


    xoxo Ira
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  20. Loving the phone case, and quite fancying some of those chocolate discs right now! I always love your travel posts, so really looking forward to seeing what you get up to in Edinburgh! x

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  21. What a cool phone case! I love the depth to it. Have the best time in Edinburgh! I've been once before and I LOVED it!

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  22. Your upcoming adventure to Edinburgh sounds super exciting! That's such a cool looking phone case! I love the trompe l'oeil effect.

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  23. Aww I bet scotland will be amazing and those chocolate disks seem perfect for the flight ( Fitness and chocolate ..it's all about balance right ;) ) I love the idea of taking minimal make up because it's much better to be getting out and doing things !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  24. That is the perfect cell phone case for you, Gabrielle, as I feel it really goes well with your blog name; it looks like ice! It's pretty cool! I hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland and I defiantly look forward to reading your thoughts on it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  25. Exploring sounds like so much fun! Great case.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  26. How fun! I sometimes carry snacks, cause one time I was flying, and there was a problem with the food... and no one got lunch! :S I also bring along tons of magazines :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

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  27. Your upcoming trip sounds wonderful, and I'm loving your phone case!

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  28. The iPhone case is so gorgeous!! And chocolates on the flight are totally my thing too.
    Have a great flight!

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  29. Love these shots, Gabrielle! I always take snacks with me on flights, too, even if I know I'll be inundated with meals haha. I just like having my own little comforts. That case is seriously cool - I want one for myself!

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  30. That phone case though!
    <3
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  31. Oh that's fantastic! I hope you have a great time in Scotland.. adventure awaits! also.. you can indulge yourself in some sweets, it's alright, we won't judge you. Enjoy your holiday! xX

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  32. Hope you have fun in your trip ! Enjoy a lot :) love the cell phone case I need one like this :) x
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  33. Edinburgh is a fantastic place! I'm sure that you will enjoy your trip.

    Luxessed

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  34. Going to Scotland, are we? :) So great to hear that! I'm looking forward to seeing your travel posts from Scotland, I'm already seeing all the greenery with my mind's eye. I'm sure that packing at this time of year is tricky, for the weather has truly been unpredictable lately. Here it feels like Summer, the temperatures are sky high, but it is a windy so it is confusing. Anyhow, these flat lays photos you took are so pretty...and how cute is that phone case!!!!

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  35. Sorry for my belated reply, Gaby. I haven't checked my blog during my holiday.
    WOW!! What a coincidence...hahaha...I'm posting a review on Edinburgh next week But, I can’t wait to read yours...;-) Edinburgh is such a stunning place! Have a fabulous trip sweetie

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  36. Such a gorgeous case! Have an amazing trip, I love Edinburgh x
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  37. I like your blog, its really dope.
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If you want, than follow me, and let me know in comments, so I can follow you back with pleasure.

    We can follow each other on Instagram @andjela.dujovic, let me know in the comments so I can follow you back.

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  38. and nothing is missing, babe, you've got all you need for travelling
    have a great week-end
    kisses
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  39. Ah, chocolates are a must on flights and my trusty headphones! Also I think your photography is so amazing, I love it:)

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  40. Gosh, your flatlay is STUNNING! I could only dream of getting such perfect shots. That's photography goals for me! Love the iPhone case that you created with CaseApp, very unique and that's the first I've seen.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  41. Your photos are always so beautiful! I'm also loving the phone case.

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  42. This trip sounds amazing! I still have to get there someday! Gorgeous photos, it looks like you have all the necessities. Looking forward to your photos!

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  43. I visited Edinburgh years ago when I was in university and I absolutely loved it! It was February though and it was freezing... I'd love to go back to Scotland, and maybe explore the Highlands.
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  44. Oh how I need a holiday here. Enjoy your time in Scotland and come back with good news. Great phone case. :)

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  45. enjoy your trip! I always have to carry around chocolate in my bag on a flight as well haha. Such a gorgeous phone case too! :)

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  46. How exciting! Have a wonderful time in Scotland. We have a dear family friend whose from there. Would love to visit one day.

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  47. Aww you always travel to all the pretty amazing places, do bring us along! Can't wait to read about your trip in your upcoming journey. x

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  48. Wow that metallic phone casing looks amazing, Gabrielle 😻✨ And I'm full of awe when you mentioned that you actually travel around with a DSLR 😱 i wouldn't have imagined myself doing that in my petite frame πŸ˜– Have a fab weekend hun πŸ’‹


    xoxo, Aldora
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  49. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
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  50. Have a safe trip beauty
    Im lovin your phonecase.
    Looks so classy chic

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  51. Wow I love that phone case! :o Enjoy your trip! :)

    XX www.laurenlouvaine.com

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  52. I adore the phone cover. I wish it was me, that was going on that trip.
    Have a great time dear <3
    Xx Blue Ducklings
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  53. LOVE your iphone case! :)
    So beautiful!

    XX,
    Photography & Fashion Blog

    CHRISTINA KEY
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  54. You'll love Edinburgh Gabrielle! I've been a couple of times and it's truly magnificent, I can only begin to imagine the beautiful photos you'll come back with. And you have to have sweets on a flight, right? It's a must!

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  55. Love your phone case Gabrielle, that is an amazing case & a show stopping piece <3 I adore it & I hope you have a lovely time in Edinburgh! I can't wait to see your pictures <3 :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  56. Have a safe trip love. Gorgeous phone case! <3

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  57. How nice dear Gabrielle, I can't wait ti see your pictures and read all about it!
    Baci Are.
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  58. That sounds like so much fun! I hope you and your mum have an amazing time! And I love the I phone case. These are all great items to bring in the carry on.
    ~Lili
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  59. awesome!!! thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!
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  60. Such lovely photography in this post & sounds like you'll be having a great time soon. Lovely! xx adaatude.com

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  61. This is such a great inspo post. I definitely need to travel around my surroundings more often - there are so many nice places around my city. I love travelling and this flat lay is too gorgeous - I love your photography!

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

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  62. The Inspiration in this post is on point, so perfect!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  63. Haha like you, I've had to get used to carrying around a big, heavy necklace too! I love all the details in the photos you've taken. It really makes me want to pack up and run away to eat my weight in scones too!

    X

    Anjelique

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  64. Love your post, very nice to read! Xo, Soraya from http://www.sistersandglitters.com

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  65. I seriously need to try out the Clarins Instant concealer, I've heard so many amazing things and you can't beat a good concealer for travelling!

    Elle
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    xx

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  66. Love the phone case! Gabrielle not sure if I wasn't paying attention on what but are those blue buttons choclates???!

    We are now back with more contents and articles. Hope to see you around sometime soon! Happy Monday love x

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    1. Hey Viviene :) The blue circles are Swiss Chocolates from M&S - I forgot to mention the brand, sorry about that!

      Gabrielle x

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  67. Enjoy your trip to Edinburgh, Gabrielle. I look forward to seeing some snaps from your trip on the blog.

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  68. loooove the iPhone case! xxx

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  70. Wow Gabrielle how exciting for you for your upcoming trip! I can't wait to see the post. Love your phone case and that beautiful Prada wallet you have there too. You know I love a good accessory haha. Have a great week. Gemma x
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  71. Sounds like an amazing trip! I can't wait to see what it's like.

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  72. Wow this sounds like it will be a memorable trip. Luck you! Safe travels and have fun!
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  73. Sounds so exciting.. have fun and look forward to seeing the pictures

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  74. Wow, you're going to Edinburg? Looking forward to read more about it. That very heavy necklace has also been one of my most treasured accessories for many years:)

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  75. Thinking of your camera as a giant necklace, haha yes! The perfect accessory :) Hope you have a wonderful trip, girl! Can't wait to see all the pictures.

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  76. Have so much fun in Edinburgh, babe!! I heard so many great things! Cant wait to see the pics!!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  77. Wow, you go to some awesome places! And I know this comment is so late lol so you're probably already have lots of fun in Edinburgh; I can't wait to see your photos! Speaking of, your flatlays in this post are also very gorgeous, just had to say. Love the phone case too, haven't seen anything like it!

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  78. So excited to see your travel photos, have the best time! and p.s., LOVE your case!!

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  79. Love that phone case! Hope you have fun in Edinburgh :)

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  80. I hope you have a lovely time and I can't wait to read all about it! I also love your new phonecase, it's so cool and unusual! :) xx

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  81. Edinburgh is the best city for great shopping, food, and fun. You will love it so much. I am in love with your case! I need a new one myself, Have a fun trip :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  82. I've always wanted to go to Edinburgh! Have a lovely trip x

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  83. Your shots are so clean Gabrielle! Love them ♡
    and (loooooove your Iphone case!!)

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  84. Fabbbbulous pics!!!! Lovvve your photography babe! Happy almost Friday!
    kisses
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  85. I am super loving your travel flatlay! That phone case is so chic and cool. Loving it. Yes, like you, i feel having magazine to browse through really helps and makes time go by so much easier. I love ELLE UK. But I usually pick up a magazine on my way to travel or in the midst of it or something *_^

    I totally get what you mean by bringing a heavy DSLR around... sometimes I so envy other fellow bloggers during events, seeing them only using a compact camera and snapped away, I tried that once or twice, but I still feel the quality visuals I get from using a DSLR and the results suit my blog better... it just looks different *_^

    It's actually quite a a short trip, only an hour plus. that's good. I know that it has been raining in Edinburg based on your IG updates and it is nice that you get to travel with your mom!!

    I shall look forward to your travel posts coming up here. Have a great weekend, Gabrielle.

    With love,
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