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Sophie Kinsella is my spirit author. I just love her quick wit and chick-flick the pagers. Her writing inspires me no end (pun intended). But, Jenny Colgan is a close third…

The Endless Beach is a book that I purchased a while back but have had literally no time to read. As you know, I’ve taken some time off for some R&R before a manic few months, so I’m also taking time to get back into the real world. I’ve started reading again.

This weather makes me want to read. So, I venture out into my garden, sit in my lounger and enjoy the rays with an iced coconut water in hand (and down the tonsils). I feel like I’m actually on holiday, it’s great!

Anyway, back to the book… The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan (not related to the inventor of Colgate toothpastes nor Hulk Hogan, as far as I know) tells the story of Flora and her friend Lorna who try to make their relationships work, in different circumstances. They do so on a beach – working in a kitchen… I mean, if you’re going to do some damage control/prevention, there’s worse places than doing it on a shore.

So, if you’re into funny chick-flicks and are looking for a new good read, give The Endless Beach a go. It’s 402 pages long, so the beach ain’t the only thing that’s Endless. All jokes aside, it’s brilliant. I couldn’t put it down.

Gorgeously romantic, gloriously heartwarming – take the unmissable new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Jenny Colgan to the beach this summer

Run away to a beautiful Scottish beach and let the unmissable new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Jenny Colgan heat up your summer!

Dreams start here…

‘Charming, made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy.’ – Sophie Kinsella

On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It’s a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content – unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend.

While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he’s about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him.

As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?

My rating: 5*

A very, very good read. There’s also a loyalty card on one of the pages further back, hand-drawn and written by a little one. That, together with the plot, writing and fact that Jenny Colgan who’s tipped to be the next Sophie Kinsellla makes this a must-read!

You can download it on Kindle or get it in paperback at most bookstores now.

Summer 2018 is in full swing and when we think of summer, we think of three things: barbecues, festivals and drinks! Here at Beauty Bae, we’ve put together this handy roundup of our three best UK festivals of the year which is sure to cure your FOMO…

With Glastonbury taking a well deserved break, it is up to our ‘Top Three’ festivals to make up for its absence and we don’t think UK festival goers will be disappointed!

1) Wireless on 6 July to  8 July at Finsbury Park, London

J.Cole, Stormzy & DJ Khaled are your 2018 headliners making this the ultimate summer festival of 2018! Look, Wireless did get some stick over not including many women in their lineup, but they’ve learned from their mistake, apologised and actioned it by creating an all-female stage. Nothing says #GirlPower like that. Who else can you expect? Giggs, Rick Ross, Big Shaq, DJ KHALED (- “another one”), French Montana, Post Malone, Big Sean. Wiley and Wretch 32. Basically, it’s going to be ‘Unforgettable‘.

2) Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24-26 at Little John’s Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds

Nothing says “festivals that have something for everyone” like Reading and Leeds… This year, they’ve pushed the boat out and secured a diverse line-up with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Dua Lipa, Sum 41, Travis Scott, Skepta, The Kooks, The Vaccines, Fallout Boy and Panic! At The Disco taking to the stage. Linkin’ Park’s Mike Shinoda is also said to be making appearance… Something tells us these artists will add the fuel that’ll put festival goers’ Sex On Fire. Here’s hoping Big Shaq – who will also be performing – brings some ice along because ‘Man’s Not Hot’.

3) RiZE Festival (formally known as V Festival) on August 17 & 18 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire

Festival goers can enjoy all the current and old-school classics from artists such as Craig David, Bastille, Stereophonics, Plan B, Sean Paul, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man… Rita Ora, Liam Gallagher and James Bay have cleared their holiday schedule it seems, because they’ll all be stopping by at this one too! I mean, if we were given tickets to this one, we won’t stop going on about it for at least ‘7 Days’!Look, we’re not saying much apart from: Jay Z headlined V Festival last year… Expect big things.

So, that concludes our ‘Top Three Festivals of 2018’… It’s safe to say we’re in for a long, hot Summer!

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Weddings are of course a big part of our day to day and Disney’s portrayal of love and romance is always so inspiring. Love is always so perfect in Disney movies and it can make us long for something just as special in our own lives.

This infographic below goes through the best Disney weddings/romances and includes the stories of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Roger and Anita from 101 Dalmatians, and even more recent love stories such as between Tiana and Naveen from The Princess and the Frog. Love is always so perfect in Disney movies that sometimes real life can never compare.

This infographic from The Wedding Band Shop looks at some of the best Disney romances and it really does make for a fun read.

One of the most amazing stories is between Ariel and Eric as one of them lived under the sea! It didn’t matter to either of them though and their wedding was attended by all their friends from both land and sea.

Of course, not all romance revolves around weddings and there are many little moments in Disney movies that stay with you. The time when Nala nuzzled Simba and their love for each other was so clear or the time Lady shared her spaghetti with Tramp. Check out the full infographic now for more amazing Disney moments.

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