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A little British Summer Getaway xo

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Summer is all about saying yes to new adventures, this week at Olive & Lile HQ it has been amazing summer weather! So we have been planning what little getaways we would take on our home turf here in the UK.

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Olive & Lile was founded in one the most beautiful rural county’s in England, all the greenery, fresh blooms, clear summer skies are what gives us our daily inspiration for the brand. Here are our favourite scenic destinations in the United Kingdom, ideal for a short breaks.

Edinburgh

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This quaint Scottish city is full of amazing things to do and see over the weekend. We recommend a visit to the Edinburgh castle, walking the Royal Mile to check out the shops and stopping by the Balmoral hotel for a spot of afternoon tea.

Cornwall

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Cornwall is the little gem right at the bottom of England, home to white sandy beaches and the best weather in the whole of the United Kingdom – it’s no wonder we forget we are in our own country when we go to visit it. We suggest taking a long 5 day break here. Rent a beach house, enjoy surfing during the day, take long walks along the cliffs, try the local delicacy (mmm cornish pasties!) and watch the sun go down on the beach, wrapped in blankets with a cup of tea. Can’t get more British than having a cup of tea in hand! Ahh we can feel that refreshing sea air just thinking about Cornwall.

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Where will your summer adventure at home take you? Let us know…

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O&L’s guide to Santorini xo

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The most picturesque island off Greece, Santorini is home to white buildings, blue doors & pink flowers, over looking the stunning view of the Aegean sea.

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Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. It has some common characteristics with the traditional cuisines of Italy, the Balkans, Turkey and the Levent. If you like fish & meat dishes, vino, olives, feta cheese, yogurt & bread – Santorini is the perfect place to go. Did someone say dinner with a view? mmm…

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Santorini is filled with beautiful pools; natural pools filled from hot water springs, infinity pools & pools in caves – your options of where to go for a dip are endless. The island is also blessed with the Red Beach, one for the bucket list, it has been crowned one of the most colourful beaches in the world.

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What to wear when on vacay is the most fun part of the trip for us fashionistas! For this SS16 season our summer trend picks are big floppy sun hats, ankle wrap espadrilles, bardot necklines, fishtail braids & gladiator sandals.

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To make packing for your trip easier, here are our top picks from our store

Santorini is also a perfect couples destination, so send this blog post to your love and get booking your trip to the most romantic location this summer.

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We would love to see you rocking your Olive & Lile pieces on holiday this summer, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram.

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