St. Ives Photo Diary

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The perfect view of St. Ives at sunset

Here it is! I know it’s a month since I was in St. Ives, but as I had so many outfit posts and my engagement to Adam to announce, I wanted to wait and round it out with the St. Ives photo diary of our holiday. We stayed in the same B&B as before, it’s called 27 The Terrace, and you could say it’s more like a 5 star B&B or a small, fancy boutique hotel as it’s absolutely gorgeous there. It’s our favourite place and we don’t even feel like we need to try anywhere else, it’s become a second home.

St. Ives is one of, if not our most, favourite places in the world now and Adam and I are even considering living there when we are married, if we can. It would be a dream come true for us to be honest, so it’s definitely something to think about more and try to plan. The views are just incredible with the bright blue sea, the cliffs, the quaint villages and houses, the friendly people, and the relaxation of being by the beach all the time, it feels like such a safe place to be and we loved going out in the evening too, just to explore.

I’ve put captions beneath all of these photos and I don’t think I need to do much more explaining about how amazing the holiday was, but I think it was the best holiday I have ever been on. Not just because Adam proposed to me, but because it was so relaxing and the weather was beautiful. It’s a holiday that I will remember for the rest of my life and I’m happy to have such lovely photos. I’ve included a few photos of my engagement ring here as well as I know you are wanting to see it! Let me know what you think of St. Ives and the photos we took while there!

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Gorgeous views of the beach while lying down together

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My gorgeous new engagement ring from Adam

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The pretty rainbow doors on Porthminster beach

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Some amazing photos we captured in the evening! Hello seagull!

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Grilled fish, chips and mushy peas at the beach

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The lovely B&B we stayed in – 27 The Terrace

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The stunning views that we had from the windows

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St. Ives at sunset – it really is the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen

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Palm trees on the beach

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Mirror selfie and playing Time Crisis in the arcade

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Really cool sand sculptures we saw on the beach

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Custom made chocolate from I Should Coco – it’s delicious!

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I love this photo of Adam and he drew me a portrait in the sand, ha ha!

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Yep! This seagull is made entirely of chocolate in I Should Coco!

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The perfect sunset over the sea

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Some more photos of my engagement ring as I was really enjoying its beauty

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I fell in love with this rainbow sculptures in a shop window

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There’s just no words for this…

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Two beautiful views while relaxing

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Blue beauty at its best

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In the midst of rock climbing

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Can you spot the church in among the buildings?

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Finishing this photo diary with these two absolutely stunning views!



  1. Ali
    August 6, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Lovely post Lorna. Looks like you had a great time. I’d love to live there too just from looking at your photos πŸ™‚ x

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 11:38 am

      You would! It’s one of the most beautiful places πŸ˜€

  2. August 7, 2016 / 1:13 am

    Oh I missed your engagement post – congratulations! That’s a lovely ring, and what a great way for your holiday to be extra special. It all looks so beautiful πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 11:39 am

      Thank you so much, Mica πŸ˜€

  3. August 7, 2016 / 5:40 am

    Lorna, it is really wonderful that you have all these photos to remind you of one of them most important days… although I am sure you have a vivid memory of that day… it’s pretty special xox … The views, sunset and ocean is gorgeous and your ring is really pretty, it looks awesome on your hand… What a beautiful vacation and beautiful memories for a life time xox

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Thank you so much, Launna! I agree, the memories are vivid in my head still, but I know over time they will start to fade which is why I’m really glad that we have photos to remember it all by!

  4. Arabella
    August 7, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Massive congratulations! That’s so exciting and what lovely pictures! I actually have started a wedding series on my blog with some hints and tips etc… (might be a bit early but never too early to plan!)

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Thank you! I will take a look!

  5. August 7, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Wow Lorna it looks like paradise! You’ve captured so many stunning views of St. Ives! I can see why you love it so much, and want to live there once you get married. I also love the interesting details you’ve captured, like the rainbow sculptures in the shop window, and the customised chocolate, which looks delectable! Your engagement ring is stunning, and Adam made an excellent choice! Thank you for sharing your photo diary!

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 11:42 am

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you liked the photos, Saba! It honestly is one of the most amazing places and I adore it so much, I can never wait to go back!

      • August 14, 2016 / 12:49 am

        It’s a pleasure to see such lovely photos! It sounds like St. Ives is your spiritual home Lorna! For me, it’s London’s Covent Garden, but it’s unlikely I could afford to live there, haha!

        I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. xx

        • Lorna
          August 14, 2016 / 1:05 am

          Yes! It really is! I feel so at home there, I did the moment I got there! Convent Garden is lovely though, just too busy for me xx.

  6. August 7, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I think I would quite like to have a chocolate seagull! πŸ˜€

    These are a lovely set of photographs and I can certainly see why you’re considering the possibility of living there. Mind you, you’d have to go on holiday somewhere less pretty if you did. πŸ˜‰

    I especially like the evening shots – they’re rather magical looking.

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 11:43 am

      You know what that means though, just don’t go on holiday right? Cheaper and you never have to leave the beauty behind! Ha ha πŸ˜€ The chocolate seagull was cool though, it always amazes me how they make food sculptures! πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you!

  7. August 8, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Oh wow, it looks so beautiful! I’m glad you guys had a wonderful time πŸ™‚ Looking at that grilled fish just made me sooo hungry lol

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      I know, it was yummy πŸ˜€

    • Lorna
      August 9, 2016 / 2:21 am

      Thank you!

  8. kelly1393
    August 10, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Wow! That looks totally gorgeous… I wouldn’t mind living there, at all πŸ˜€ Your ring is gorgeous, I just wish you had more food photos :D:D xx


    • Lorna
      August 10, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I have a lot of food allergies and intolerance’s, so the food I eat isn’t interesting, not worth taking photos of unfortunately. That was the only meal that was!

      • kelly1393
        August 10, 2016 / 3:20 pm

        Ahh that is so unfortunate :/ I hope it doesn’t hold you back too much πŸ™‚ x

        • Lorna
          August 11, 2016 / 1:08 pm

          No, it’s ok πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  9. August 12, 2016 / 6:37 am

    I really enjoyed looking at these beautiful photos. Such a wonderful place and your ring looks so pretty, dear.
    Liza Corner o Instagram o Facebook

    • Lorna
      August 12, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Thank you, Liza!

    • Lorna
      August 12, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      So glad you love everything πŸ™‚ Those sand sculptures weren’t mine unfortunately, the guy who did them is very talented!

  10. Tiffy
    August 12, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing time there. I’d really love to go. But far for me though, he he! Love your ring hun xx.

    • Lorna
      August 12, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks, Tiffy! You definitely should go if you’re ever in the area!

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