Where? Cornwall, UK
Exactly? Roo's Beach Apartment in Porth
Why? I was very kindly invited to spend some time at Roo's Beach House this summer. As my readers will have now realised, I have a real soft spot for Cornwall on the South West coast of England, so I couldn't resist a mini weekend break with a group of my surf-loving friends.
Best time to go? Summer, for the beaches, surfing and long country walks. Cornwall is equally as beautiful in the winter, with its picturesque landscapes and cosy pubs with roaring fires.
|Me on the balcony at Roo's Beach wearing Whistle's top, Warehouse trousers, New Look boots, Topman beanie and Accessorize necklaces|
|Travel buddies - left to right - Cass, Lucy, Rico, Me and Ben|
What to wear when you're there?
The style vibe in Cornwall is dressed down and laid back, there’s little need for heels and handbags here, more Breton tops, beanie hats and anoraks! The key word to remember when packing is ‘layering.’ The weather is changeable, sunshine one minute can turn into a thunderstorm the next, this is England after all! Pack waterproofs and hiking boots for coastal walks and bikinis (if you're felling optimistic), plus hoodies and cover-ups for a day at the beach. You might want to get a little bit more dressed up for an evening at a restaurant, but even here the sartorial requirements are very relaxed.
|Skater shoes - Kurt Geiger, Anklet - Accessorize|
|Beach bag - Mint Velvet|
|Wetsuit - Neon|
Where to stay?
We stayed at Roo's Beach House directly above the eponymous concept store on Porth Beach. The bright, colourful interiors are perfect for groups of friends or families alike. It sleeps 6 people in 3 rooms, with a sunny, open-plan living room, which opens out onto a beach facing balcony. Decorated with retro, surf-inspired, pop art pieces it's homely and fun. The best bit is the location right on the beach, 5 minutes drive to Newquay in one direction and the culinary fishing village of Padstow in the other.
|The sunlight streams through the windows in the living area|
|Roo's Beach Store is an Aladin's cave filled with kitsch accessories, make-up, clothing and homewares|
|Quirky interiors in store|
|The perfect poolside accessories - waterproof Sunnylife Beachsounds radio|
|The gorgeous Roo (centre left) and crew outside the store|