Wednesday, November 26, 2014Je t'aime Paris pt.1
(Outfit: dress & shoes - River Island, kimono - New Look, bag - Primark)Part 1 of my long Parisian holiday photo diary is here.For the 1st day we decided to visit a park we just found out through Carin Olsson's Instagram: 'parisinfourmonths'. She is a photographer who lives in Paris so you're guaranteed amazing, amazing snaps. So as I was looking through her feed when I saw a snap of the Temple from the park and my sister being a photographer herself decided then and there that the park was going to be our first destination during my holiday.The park is so beautiful, so peaceful and you can totally get lost and baffled even. When I was in the park it didn't feel like I was in Paris at all, I never even knew such a place existed in the city. There were waterfalls, caves, lakes, bridges and of course the Temple.But once you get to the top (the Temple) you will then see the city and even have a panoramic view of Sacre Coeur but as you can see from the photos the juxtaposition of the green park against the classic Parisian buildings is clear and it's just utter perfection.I love this park and definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Paris.After the park, my sister took me to see the Eiffel Tower as she felt bad that I haven't seen it yet even though I had 9 more days in Paris and I've seen it in my past Paris holidays, but I never argued because I never get sick of the beauty especially at night.More of Paris coming soon.
Saturday, October 18, 2014Life in Antwerp
Hi guys,how are you? I know it's been so long since my last post (almost 2 months) and I do have valid explanations as per usual, here they go.First off, I went off to a 2 week holiday to Paris which was so much fun I barely went on my laptop to blog or do anything whilst I was there although I did spam Instagram everyday during my holiday so maybe you kept up with me during that time.Secondly, straight after Paris, I then had to prepare and sort out things before I then had to travel again to where I am now: Antwerp, Belgium.I am currently in Belgium for a catering internship so for the past 4 weeks I have been trying to learn the language, explore the city, meet new people and prepare myself for a 4 month work placement in a hotel.I have so many photos from Paris that I want to share and now even more photos too from Antwerp from the last 4 weeks. I'll take it slow and in turns of Paris to Antwerp so it's not like I'm spamming you guys with the same stuff all the time.First off: Life in Antwerp
I love this city. I've always been a city girl and moving to the countryside in England was a real bummer for me because I just love the energy in a city. The smell of the pollution, the noise of traffic straight outside our apartment, the constant hustle and bustle with people, the nearly getting ran over by cyclists and the fact that everything is so easily accessible if not by walking then by tram or train, all of a cities pros and cons.
Antwerp is so near to my favourite cities: London & Paris (via the Eurostar, which by the way is so amazing!) and Amsterdam, although I've not been yet, I trust TFIOS enough to know it's a dream city to visit.During the first week, I almost had hyperventilation after discovering the high street and how many of my favourite brands the high street housed such as: Urban Outfitters, River Island, Forever 21, H&M, Zara and so much more. Being the avid shopper that I am, I almost died with excitement especially since my local high street back home doesn't even have some of the brands that are here.Cafes, restaurants, fast food restaurants, bars, etc. they're everywhere too as you'd expect living in a city.
You know what's everywhere too? Bicycles. I cannot count how many times I've been nearly ran over by a cyclist but after living here for a few weeks now, I am getting the hang of where cyclists and pedestrians should be and my ears are starting to pay attention to cyclist's bells.Students, they're everywhere as well considering this city is a student city as well as being the diamond city. So sometimes, I feel like as if I'm attending university since I also live in a student hostel.
To summarize, life in Antwerp is great, I love the city, I love the people and hopefully I'll love my work placement too then everything would be grand.I know, I know, this is such a long post but I suppose, it makes up for 2 months of non-existence.Next post = Paris so stay tuned.Have a great week ahead lovelies xo
Wednesday, August 27, 2014B for burgundy and beach
(shirt & necklace - H&M, shorts - Topshop, gladiator sandals - New Look)WOW! What a long hiatus from blogging! Gosh, I've certainly missed it and certainly shaking my head on how I've lacked so much when it's summer time!Here's a post I've been meaning to post weeks ago. Just a simple shirt and shorts combo with burgundy and white as my main palette since burgundy is my favourite colour.I added snippets of one of the beaches here in Cornwall too since I wasn't able to visit any this year I thought I'd throw it back a year.I hope you guys had a good summer and are ready for this Autumn that descending more and more. Anyway bisous x