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Hotel Review: Secret St James, Montego Bay

All-inclusive can be a great option for those who love to relax, enjoy the beach and really take time out from their busy life – after all, that’s what a holiday’s about right? (*the first time we’ve ever relaxed in our lives!)

The downside of all-inclusive is that sometimes it can be EXPENSIVE. And you feel like you need to drink your body weight in alcohol every single day just to make up for the cost.

And you’re not wrong.

When my best friend told me she was getting married in Jamaica, and their chosen destination wedding was going to be on a 5-star, all-inclusive resort, I think my bank account started crying. To make things worse, it was going to be peak summer holiday prices…

But the big question – was it worth it?

I won’t lie, I had HIGH expectations and boy was I going to be unhappy if standards slip.

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  • What a view! I tell you what, it’s a damn sight better than the four walls of my house...
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But the good news is the sun will be out this weekend 🙌 BBQ here I come 🤤 —
What are your fun weekend lockdown plans? —
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  • I’ve finally managed to carve out some time in my daily routine to catch up with my reading! —
I usually go to two book clubs a month but am seriously behind with both. My current read is Things in Jars by Jess Kidd, have you read it?
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I’ve also started Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare which I’ve heard good things about...
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Are you reading anything good at the moment?
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PHOTO: The famous NYPL 😍 a must-visit NYC destination for book lovers! It was such a surreal experience. Tourists are welcome to explore the building but are only permitted inside a small cordoned-off area inside the study rooms so visitors aren’t disturbed. —
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  • What will the future bring?
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Technically all future plans are on hold. I’m sure you’re in the same boat. It’s hard to factor in what might happen in a month or two months’ time so we’ve hit pause for the time being.
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But that doesn’t mean we’re aren’t still planning for the future. We’ve got adventures lined up and big dreams, it’s just a case of waiting for when we can unpause.
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For the moment, I’ll make do with remembering and planning and looking to the future and feeling hopeful ❤️
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  • How are you feeling today?
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While we’re all standing strong together 💪 it’s okay to also have a wobble. To feel overwhelmed and helpless. But it’s important to look to the future.
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It’s so nice to see the weather perking up a bit (even if we can’t quite enjoy it as we would like 🙄). Hopefully this is all over in time for our unpredictable summer season so we can enjoy a drink or two down the local. I did, however, get our garden furniture out 🙌 so I feel like that is a definite step in the right direction.
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PHOTO: standing side by side the Fearless Girl on Wall Street. I feel like we’re all currently living this reality at the moment 💪
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  • That’s it, the UK is officially in lockdown...
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And I think a lot of us are going to be feeling pretty blue today.
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But life goes on, we adapt, we work together and we lift each other up.
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Normality will resume eventually, so for the moment it’s a case of living in the moment and taking each day as it comes.
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Tell me where you are and what lockdown looks like there 👇
  • Now the restaurants are closed and the supermarkets are practically empty, my breakfast is limited to knock-off cookie crisps and toast. Here’s to dreaming of fat American pancakes from Ellen’s Stardust Diner 🤤😍😂
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Anyone else getting worryingly low on essentials like teabags 🙋‍♀️
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I’ll probably lay be venturing out today to a) get some fresh air and b) find supplies. Wish me luck 🤞 —
PHOTO: Ellen’s Stardust Diner is a MUST-VISIT NYC destination. The servers are all Broadway stars waiting for their next show so you have endless love entertainment while you eat. And the food is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Top tip: Sunday AM is pretty quiet so you don’t have to queue as long. We waited for about 20 minutes but the queue can be up to 2 hours (in winter) 🙊
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