After 3 fantastic days in London I’m finally back with this very exciting article. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen many of the pictures I posted everyday. I feel like there was a lot of food but I couldn’t resist. It was too tempting.
We arrived on June 28th morning and we walked around the gigantic but still beautiful Hyde Park. We couldn’t do much as we were stuck with luggages until afternoon. After checking in, we were finally able to shop around and visit some places like Buckingham Palace but with the rainy weather it was disappointing. We managed to travel in the Tube safely and made it out every time at the right place. My first impression was “Even better than I expected”. I only had a small souvenir of London when I came 3 years ago. I think that London is one of those cities where you have to see so much more outside of downtown not like Paris.
Instagram is by far one of my favorite social media platform because of the variety of communities who reunite in this one place to share their passion, their art work or simply their day to day photos. It’s became a place full of imagination where the beauty of photography have all its meaning.
Instagram and I have long story with ups and downs but at the end of the day, I’m stuck on my phone checking my feed because just like Twitter, I feel like there’s so much going there that if I miss a day, I’m missing everything. Besides, I think it’s so satisfying to look back at your own feed and see that you’ve posted great pictures with a good edit that took 5 minutes to choose but it was worth it.
As a Parisian for more than 13 years, I think I’ve explored almost every bit of Paris from the touristy places to the secret ones. Paris is one of the most beautiful and attractive city, architecture wise but also cultural wise. If you plan to visit Paris soon, you won’t be disappointed (maybe by the weather). Every street is a path to another breath taking place. However, don’t be fool by the good impression everything give you. Just like other big cities around the world, you better carefully look around. just giving 5 most important reminders you need to write down before coming. It’s nothing that you don’t know already but just a little reminder…
When it comes to traveling, packing is always the worst part. I never know what to bring, what not to, what’s necessary… On the plane or on the train, I prefer to carry my essentials so it keeps me occupied, especially on long travels.
The first thing that’s primordial for me are vitamins. I’m just one of those person who can’t sleep and then I feel so drained and tired. Vitamins keep me energized and at least a little bit awake to get to my hotel. During a travel, I watch movies, play games but by the time I’m done, I look like a mess and my skin gets dry. I’ll usually go for a hydrating mask that I leave for about 10 minutes, then I moisturize and finish by a very fresh/natural makeup.
Another article, another trip. France is one of the most beautiful country in the world in my opinion and there are so many different landscapes to explore. 2 years ago I had the pleasure to visit Normandy, a city in North-West where I got to discover a little bit more about the history of this unbelievable place. Paris is not the only city in France to visit. Going to Normandy was like being in another world. It’s so peaceful.
First, we visited a museum dedicated to the World War 2 where we got to see soldier’s armaments, fighter planes and some real footage of the landings with testimonies… It was very interesting to know what happened with people who tell their story and what they’ve been through during the war. Then we went to the Normandy American cemetery and memorial located next to Omaha Beach where we walked to after. We spent most of our time on this beautiful beach where we had amazing moments, laughed and took tonnes of pictures to remember of. One of the most incredible trip ever I wanted to share with you.
I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since I moved in Paris ! Time flies it’s crazy. Luckily I can still go back in China and visit my family. Traveling is the just wonderful. Being in the sky feeling like you run the world and arriving in a country that is 5,000 miles away from where you live in less than 12 hours. This is life. Being able to travel around the world is an opportunity that not everyone has. I feel so damn lucky. And I’m not here to expose my life but sometimes it’s just important to remind some people to enjoy every single minute of their life and appreciate all the good stuff that you are able to do. Dream big, travel as far as you can. Make your ideas happen. I created this blog not only to talk about fashion or beauty, but also to prove that if you wanna do something, well do it ! If you fail ? Who said that it was going to be easy ? My biggest dream is, one day, move to Los Angeles and build my life there, buy my own apartment, have a job and hang out with my friends. I know I’ll make it happen soon or later. For now, I’m going there in July for 2 months. I’m beyond excited !
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only page. – St. Augustine