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Corsica

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So here's the deal, if you want to visit a Caribbean Island, but you live on the wrong side of the Atlantic, got to Corsica instead.

If you've never heard of it before, it's a French Island in the Mediterranean - just off the coast of Italy. There are various ferry services from France/Italy/Sardinia or if you can't be faffed with all that (like me) EasyJet fly there. Once you reach the south of the island it really looks no different to Antigua. There are beautiful mountains that stretch all the way down to the white beaches and turquoise seas.

We stayed in a villa near the tiny town of Propriano - where the food is to die for. (If there's one benefit of this being a French island, it's that everywhere you go you can get Crepes. Yum!) It's also close to some of the best beaches on the island as well as some of the main tourist attractions, such as the medieval town of Sartene, or the prehistoric site of Filitosa.



























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The Pretty Dress Guide to Packing for a Beach Holiday

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It's surprising how much goes into packing for a holiday. I'm not one of those people who can just throw a few things in a bag and go, I like to plan.

Lets start with the shoes: One pair of trainers, one pair of nude-goes-with-everything heels, one pair of wedges, one pair of sandals and one pair of flip-flops. I nearly always end up sticking to sandals and flip-flops once I'm there, but I like to know I've got all the bases covered.

The easiest and best way to pack shoes is using a plastic carrier bag. I usually line the bottom of my suitcase with shoes and then pack smaller items around them, leaving a relatively flat surface for the clothes to lie on.




The next staple is the little white dress - dressed up with wedges for the evening or down with sandals in the day.







































I like outfits that can go from day to evening just by changing up the accessories. (Small hard-case clutches are great for hols as you can also use them for transporting jewellery - or anything else tha…