Friday, 28 July 2017

Notting Hill

Whether you've watched the movie, know it because of The Beatles or simply heard of Notting Hill before but never actually visited, this post is for you! It also happens to be one of my favorite places in London so I thought it deserved a post too, plus it's might as well be a proper excuse to put these beautiful flowers on my blog, haha! 

Notting Hill is one of the most artsy, alternative, and beautiful neighbourhoods you'll find, and that also means it's always packed and full of tourists, especially in August which is when Carnival happens. The famous Portobello Market is one of the best in London and filled with treasures from jewellery to art to antiques. There's literally so much to see and you'll probably be able to find any thing there. Needless to say but, you'll have a hard time moving around so be prepared! The food & many cafes that surround the area aren't any less than amazing, you can go from cute pastries to fancy dishes in minutes. I also love that everything is from walking distance, and the cobblestone streets and victorian style houses steal my heart away. It's the perfect place for photographing too, but you have to find some quiet roads if you're after fashion pics. 

I definitely feel like I'm in my own romatic comedy whenever I'm wondering around, and I can't help but wish that some day I'll have my own little house there.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Daydreamer's Tale

I was sipping my tea (green tea with mint leaves - try it guys!!) and this post title just popped in my head, and for some reason, it stuck. Partially because it reminds me of a proper book title (Alice in Wonderland feels) and partially because well, I'm a complete daydreamer. I love that moment when you suddenly zone out and enter your own paralel universe, where 
 thoughts and ideas are entirely free. It's a moment I take to picture what I truly want of the future and what my goals are, but not just that, and here comes the secret to making magic: I think of all the possible ways I can achieve them. 

It's not as simple as it might sound but it's also not a black hole. Sometimes it can be really hard to actually pin point what are your short/long-term goals or where you see yourself in 5 years time, but sometimes it can be incredibly easy too. The best start point is to grab a pen and paper and make a list of all the things you'd like to do, it can be literally anything. If you're not too keen on lists, then I'd suggest trying to keep a diary and writing everyday so that you're able to slowly take notice of all the little things that make you happy and all the goals that start popping up.

Although for me it was a little different, I didn't need a list (but I did keep a diary) because I always had that one dream and I was always completely sure of it, which now may be relatively simple to say but back in the days it seemed like I had to cross an ocean on foot. I know you're curious now haha so I'll tell you what was/is my goal: to move back to London and study Medicine in the University of Cambridge. Yes, ambitious and tough, I know - but possible! It's crazy to think that only four months ago I never even thought the dream would leave my head, and now I'm sitting back home in London focusing on A levels to soon apply to Cambridge. 

I'm not going to say that bringing a dream to life is easy, it takes a lot of dedication, hard-work, motivation, time, and especially, passion. They're all connected. But that doesn't mean in any way that it isn't possible, because it is, all dreams are. Help is important too, and let's be honest, who doesn't need a helping hand or a kick-ass pep talk once in a while?! Don't be afraid to engage or ask your family and friends if you need to (thank you mum and dad!). 

So once you have your goals mapped out, trace all the steps you'd have to go through to accomplish them. As an example, if you want to meet a certain writer, find out when he will be in your country/city, get informed on what the event will be, save money/get a job if you need to, map out how you'll get there, etc. If something goes wrong, think of an alternative. Always have backup(s) and never give up. Want your dreams bad enough and go after them. 

Featuring Diamond Open Ring and Twist Ring from Mejuri.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Mejuri x christiescx

If I could give chic any synonym, it would absolutely be gold jewellery. Nothing compares to the simplicity and charm yet subtle power that these beautiful pieces have. They're so elegant and time-less that it's hard not to fall in love with. I have so quickly become obsessed with both rings and don't want to ever take them off. They've become my daily essential and I can't help but feel like something's missing if I don't wear them. The most amazing part is that they are actually made to wear everyday, and made to last forever. Seriously, incredible. I can't explain how in love I am. 

Gold is so pure, delicate, and always makes for the perfect gift or jewellery to complement a look. Mejuri managed to unite all these remarkable qualities into every one of their pieces and more: they only, and always, produce everything ethically and with best quality. I was for so long looking for a brand that matched with my values and style, and it's safe to say I finally found it. Someone can pinch me now. 

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Le Labo

I'm a sucker for posh cologne and candles so I couldn't be happier to write this post. Today I want to talk about and introduce you to the amazing brand that is Le Labo. In summary: the best fragrances, the best manifesto, the best creations. Very french & simplistic, yet urban at the same time. After hearing so many lovely things about the iconic Santal 33 scent, I do confess I was dead curious to find out more about Le Labo's fragrances and oh, am I not dissapointed!

I received the Palo Santo 14 candle which is a mixture of cedarwood, (the flower) labdanum, incense, and more. It has a strong rustic base, with wood being the predominent scent. It's slightly masculine, but still sweet. It really reminds me of nature, being out in the wild and exploring. The moss covered rocks, fingers touching fields of lavanders, and barefoot walking in the forest feeling. But also of vintage moments, like typewriting or browsing through libraries filled with books from 1980. It is without a doubt the most intriguing, unique and striking fragrance I've seen. One of those pieces that you either love or hate, no in between. All I can say is that I'm religiously lighting it every single night..I'm in love.

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