Sunday, 23 March 2014

Romantic Weekend Adventure!

Last weekend, Mike & I went on a little road trip to some of my favourite places. Days like these remind me how nice (and important) it is to take time out to spend together. We had such a lovely day, here's what we got up to...

I drove for once, which I think Mike was a little awkward about - he literally drives everywhere and is quite the backseat driver, so it was quite amusing to have the tables turned for once!
Our first stop was Woodstock, honestly one of the prettiest, and laid back places to visit. This is the third time I've been there, and whilst it's small, it doesn't get old. It's simply stunning.
Our wheels for the day! 
Citroën kindly lent us one of their new DS3 DStyle models, which have been designed in collaboration with Benefit. I was particularly excited by this as the grey body and orange roof & wing mirrors match the 'They're Real' mascara. A car inspired by makeup!? Dream come true! Haha. 
We stopped for lunch at a fancy hotel called The Feathers, in Woodstock. While it was quite old fashioned and I have to say the atmosphere was a little stuffy... the food was amazing! Mike had their 'Ham & Eggs' to start and I went for the scallops. Both were delicious but I have to admit I got a bit of food envy! (Check out my pintrest board from the day to see our mains, I didn't want to overload this post with pictures!!)
After lunch we went for a walk around the parkland surrounding Blenheim Palace. Another reason that Woodstock is such a wonderful place to visit is that it sits right next to Blenheim. While the palace itself can be a little bit of a tourist trap at the weekends, it's well worth visiting just to walk around the beautiful gardens. The Palace itself is simply breathtaking and it's a great way to walk off a big lunch too!






After an hours walk at Blenheim, we jumped back in the car and headed over to Bicester Village. If you haven't been to Bicester before, it's well worth a visit. We used to live much closer, and therefore went every few months or so, but I haven't been in ages and it's changed quite a lot since my last trip - There's even a Chloe store there now, so I spent a good few minutes oogling at the beautiful bags in there!
We didn't actually end up buying anything, but we had a nice time window shopping and treated ourselves to some delicious Italian Gelato before heading home. I think the trio of Woodstock, Blenheim and Bicester makes such a lovely day out as they are all so close together. If you're looking for a fun day out in the Oxfordshire area, I'd definitely recommend combining them!
On our way home there was the most beautiful sunset. I honestly think it's the best sunset I've ever seen in the UK, so we had to stop and take some pictures. Did any of you experience this last weekend? It was amazing!
All in all we had a lovely day out in the little DS3 DStyle. I was rather taken with the benefit 'lady' stickers throughout and it even comes with makeup in the glove box when you buy one (which, sadly, they had taken out before dropping it off with us... maybe they thought I wouldn't be able to resist trying it out?! haha)

We also made a little vlog from the day, which you can check out below!
You can find out more about Citroën's collaboration with Benefit, and book a test drive, via the ASOS website here.

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Citroën DS3 by Benefit is a seriously feminine car choice for modern women - bold yet playful. Immerse yourself in the new Citroën DS3 by Benefit and the new season's look inspired by it here: www.asos.com/citroen

Disclaimer: 
This is a sponsored post. Compensation was provided by Citroën via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Citroën.
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87 comments

  1. Looks amazing!

    Glad you had fun!

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  2. seems like you had the most wonderful time :) This makes me miss England so much!! xx

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  3. OMG Fleur, you were so close to where I live!!! Blenheim is so stunning, and my dad works there for lambing time! You should come in April/May to see the cute little lambies! And maybe meet my dad! Ahaha ily Fleur! xoxo

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  4. Leaving like that, discovering something new. It's always wonderful.

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  5. Yup, I totally want the make up car.

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  6. wow it looks like you have had a lovely time, the photos look fabulous. I am also slightly in love with the car aswell.

    Jess x

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  7. Lovely day outdoors! xx

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  8. Wow, such beautiful photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

    -Jen

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  9. Looks like you had the loveliest weekend together! Beautiful pictures.. that sunset!!!

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  10. It comes with... make-up in the glove box? Brb, buying a new car. Ha, just kidding. I'll probably drive my car till it breaks apart. :D Looks like a lovely trip though!

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  11. love!
    xx
    daniella
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  12. It looks so romantic! Love the pictures :)

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  13. You guys! SO cute! Love you fleur!

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  14. what a lovely place! x
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  15. Your photos are so good! What camera do you use?

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  16. Awwwwww fleur this looks so beautiful <3
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  17. Lovely pictures, looks like you had a great time!x

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  18. Wow the pictures are so beautiful! Sounds like yo had a wonderful time.
    Have an amazing day :)
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  19. All your pictures look amazing! Seemed like you had a great time :)

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  20. Looks like you had a great weekend! :)

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  21. Omg that ice creeeaam!!!

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  22. Looks like you had a great time, your photography skills are amazing!!

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  23. Such a nice trip.

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  24. Yes- I saw that sunset too while driving home from Birmingham with my boyfriend. It was so amazing!! We saw part of it while sitting in a riverside restaurant- it was so stunning!

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  25. i live in Oxford, would love to meet you one day =) x

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  26. You seem to have had a great day with Mike! I've watched your video and you two were so cute and happy. Great post and amazing photos!

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  27. awww this looks like such a lovely day!! that sky in the last photo is fantastic!! :)
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  28. Oh dear. Definitely Not the location of the Woodstock Festival, as suggested!

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  29. Looks so lovely and cute!

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  30. amazing pictures :) Looks like you two had such a lovely weekend x
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  31. Your starters look amazing, I love scallops! I also agree with how important it is to make sure partners spend time together x

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  32. That sunset is beyond beautiful! Great photos!

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  33. I used to live near Bicester when I lived down in England. I'd love to visit there again, especially now that I'm older and will appreciate the designer shops more (not that I would actually be able to afford it, but there's nothing stopping me from window shopping and spending hours on end in the shops).

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  34. Perfect trip and the sunset on the last picture is amazing :)

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  35. Wow!!! Everything from the eatery, the palace, Woodstock town, the shopping, the ice cream and the beautiful sunset was breathtaking and quite priceless!!! This was truly such a romantic outing to say the least. I loved coming along and thanks so much for sharing with us!! :)

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  36. perfect
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  37. Looks like you had a lovely time, beautiful pictures and loving the car! :)
    xx

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  38. These pictures make me want to travel! So glad that you had such a lovely time!

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  39. Looks like such a nice day out, Mike definitely ordered the nicer starter haha!!

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  40. Everywhere you visited look so pretty! I love it when I get the chance to get away for a little while with other half, although it certainly doesn't happen as often as i'd like it too >.< That citroen is adorable! x

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  41. that looks like such a great place to visit, I really loved that gelato!

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  42. looks like you and mike had a lovely time! great pictures

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  43. You and Mike are so cute! Looks like you had a lovely time! x

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  44. This is really cute. Although I'm 99% sure the woodstock related to the festival is the one in New York, not in England.

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  45. I live in Oxfordshire and my friend's dad works at Blenheim! Woodstock is a lovely, quaint and beautiful place. Looks like a great day out, but I'm currently craving that ice cream.

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  46. That car!! and a beautiful post :)



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  47. Sweet road trip! That tiny ice cream cone in your cup is so cute!



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  48. Looks like a lovely car. I like the orange roof.
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  49. Love Oxfordshire. My hometown ❤️

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  51. My boyfriend is from Oxfordshire, there's so much to do around there. I did the whole 4 miles of blenheim, was slightly weak at the knees by the end. Bicester is more my kind of day out :-) xx Love the idea of a car with makeup!! x

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  52. Looks lovely Fleur! Now I feel like going on a romantic weekend adventure with my hubby! :)


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  54. These days are the best and so important!

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  55. A car with free makeup? LET ME AT IT. Seriously though your photos are gorgeous and it looks like you had such a nice day, the food looks delicious too!

    xx

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  56. How AWESOME to be riding a car inspired by makeup...especially if it's Benefit!

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  57. Aw these are lovely photos! And that car is so cute!
    It looks like you had a great time - weekend getaways are always so relaxing! I went on a hike this weekend and it was so nice! I've been loving this spring weather we've been having in America!

    xx
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  58. This is just too cute! I really hope you two enjoyed it, it seems like you did! Lovely pictures as well Fleur :)
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  59. I love your vlogs, it just makes my day. :) It is so nice to spend your day with your loved ones, and especially with good food and a good view. Loved your outift. I thought only I had this problem, but f21 jeans go baggy on my knees too after few hours of wearing, but I still love them,

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  60. Great photos Fleur! Your road trip seems really lovely. England is one of the countries that I really want to visit asap so it makes me want to go there more! :)

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  61. It sounds like you had an amazing time I also love the photos they are beautiful! :) xx

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  62. Woodstock Festival was in the USA...

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  63. This looks beautiful. I'm in need of a weekend like this. Very jealous.


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  64. I have just moved very close to the trio and love the look of all the places you've visited. I've been to Bicester once and need to go again soon! :)

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  65. Looks you two have fun, such nice pictures and a stunning sunset :)
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  66. Looks like you had a lovely day, some gorgeous pictures. And I just love the car!

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  69. Thanks Fleur! I wonder when you'll have mini Mike's and mini Fleur's in the car with you? Imagine that! Maybe even some daily vlogs? Gee, i'm asking for a lot haha! Just kidding, lovely post, i'm texting my long time bf now - we need to book a trip in! xxx https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnvH73BqLZP8qygDo8yCn1g/videos?flow=grid&view=0

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  70. It's really lovely!!!! I really liked to watch thi vidéo, i love to do some romantic days with my love!!!

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  71. Beautiful post. <3
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  72. these pictures are absolutely stunning!! i love the one with the ducks haha. And now I'm really craving ice cream, that looked so yummy.

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  73. Looks like you two had an amazing day Fleur! The places look amazing, definitely want to check them out next time I'm in the UK! :)
    I agree with you that Bicester Village has changed a lot. The last time I went there was about a year ago and I think they don't have such great bargains they used to have anymore...

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  74. Awwwww you guys are so perfect! Sounds like it has been an amazing day :-) Lots of love <3

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  76. It looks like you and Mike had such a lovely day, I really enjoyed the blog!
    I love the car that Citroën lent you and the food looks incredible.

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  77. The Vlog was so cute. You are guys are seriously such a cute couple. Also I wish we had things like this in America. We just don't have little villages or breathtaking palaces like these. Love your blog and channel!!

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  78. You're both so cute! I actually got a bit emotional when you were wiggling his sunglasses. Awww.

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  79. I need to learn to drive so that I can get a Benefit car, amazing.
    I LOVE that photo of the car in the sunset, it looks good enough to be a brand advertisement photo!
    I've been to Bicester once and loved it, ended up going home with a Michael Kors watch which was an amazing bargain. x

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  80. Awh I love Woodstock, and The Feathers! Such a nice day out :) xx

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