I said in the first blog post I wrote about Malaga that neither Ian or I did any research before we visited, due to our busy schedules. We didn’t know about the Malaga big wheel so it came as a surprise when we spotted a beautifully illuminated ferris wheel from our hotel roof terrace.
The Malaga Big Wheel
The Malaga big wheel, the Mirador Princess, overlooks the port and is located just outside of the city centre. It’s a small city though and it was little more than a fifteen minute walk from where we were staying.
Each of the 42 cabins can hold up to eight passengers. It was very quiet when we were there though so had one to ourselves.The views from the Malaga big wheel across the port and the city were uttelry spectacular.
We stayed in the Puerto de Malaga area and had the most divine, leisurely lunch in the sunshine.
My Velvet And Lace Dress
Like the full-length ruffled maxi dress in my previous post, this navy velvet and lace dress is from Topshop. It was one of my Black Friday picks, which I subsequently purchased. It was only this year that I realised that Topshop catered for women of my age group. Or perhaps I should say I didn’t realise they had so much to my taste and style. Because my daughter Poppy is 16, I looked at her Topshop pieces and knew they weren’t appropriate for me. However, when I was shopping for a races outfit in spring, I happened across a pink, broderie, halter neck dress which I loved and bought.
In common with this velvet dress and the ruffled dress in my previous post, it’s very romantic. Very feminine. Very me. I have come to realise that Topshop has a fabulous range to suit all ages, (and this isn’t a sponsored post by the way). None of the dresses I mention here would be right for Poppy or any other 16 year-old. They’re too “grown-up.” In the same way, I wouldn’t wear anything she has bought from there, even though they’re perfect for her. So, it shows that it’s always worth looking with an open mind. (When I bought the two dresses, I also bought a super jumper and a bobble hat which I’ll share in due course).
I love the midi length and the sheer lace panels. It was warm enough in Malaga to go bare-legged but I shall wear it with opaque tights in this country and perhaps some high-heeled ankle boots. You’ll perhaps recognise the Marks and Spencer strappy flat suede shoes from the previous two posts. I have them in red too; even more fabulous, but slightly less versatile.
I love the combination of colours and textures. Navy and black. Velvet and lace. Very tactile and a little unusual. From a practical point of view, it doesn’t crease so it is ideal for packing. It’s also incredibly comfortable because it just slips on. At the time of writing, it’s still available in some sizes. It was discounted on Black Friday so I suspect there will be some returns, so it’s worth checking back if you love it as much as I do.
We only took hand baggage. To keep the weight down, I took only the bare minimum by way of toiletries. I thought I’d manage without my hair serum. I thought wrong. Although I like the natural waviness of my hair, I’m rather less keen on the frizz that manifests itself at the merest breath of wind.
Perhaps my tassel earrings detract from the frizz!
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