I’ve only been in Madeira a few days but already I can see myself coming back again and again. It’s such a beautiful island, so green and lush, with breathtaking views. On Sunday we had a wander around Funchal and stopped for a lovely lunch. Not all of the shops were open but I found a fantastic jewellery shop and bought a pair of earrings. I love walking around cobbled streets, popping in and out of shops whenever something takes my fancy 🙂
I wanted to be comfortable but not look too casual so I wore my loose-fitting blue trousers and tie-front top. It was much warmer than I anticipated so I didn’t really need an extra layer, but I took my kimono style jacket just in case. Stripes and floral print is one of my favourite ways to mix patterns – the key is to stick to a colour palette, otherwise it can look a bit haphazard.
After lunch we drove up to Cabo Girão viewpoint, situated on one of the highest cliffs in Europe. At an elevation of 580m it provides the most amazing views. There’s a suspended glass platform, called a skywalk. The transparent glass allows you to look down beneath your feet at the cliffs below. If you’re scared of heights you can still enjoy the incredible views from firmer ground!
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To end the day’s exploring we took a leisurely stroll around the botanical garden of the Jardins do Lago hotel across the road from the apartment. As well as the many beautiful plants it is home to a giant tortoise called Colombo; he was resting in his shelter when we visited but I’m hoping to go back and get better acquainted with him 🙂
Mary Portas trousers (old) | Mango top (old) | Mango hat (old) | Darling kimono jacket (old, from eBay) | Azuni necklace | H&M earrings (last year’s)
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