Good morning world ! Hope everyone has had an amazing weekend and no one has melted away in this heat. Temperatures reached 46 in my suburb yesterday and let me tell you, even standing in the shade, the wind was … Continue reading
hmmm.. so where do I start for the La diary ? I actually thought this would be easier but to be honest the weeks have gone by so quickly, it feels like it was a long long time ago.
I’m going to try my best to re-tell it through photos for you all.
But before I do that, I just want to touch on the word “Family”. Family to me is a very important thing, especially my immediate family. We are a tight, loyal bunch who are always there for each other no matter what. Here, in Australia I don’t really have as much family as I do overseas. So there is always this sort of… hole in my heart, and I do miss them often, quite alot actually. It’s funny though when I tell people I miss my cousins, they look at me in shock. I guess sometimes people don’t appreciate and realise just how lucky they are to have the warmth of loved ones around them in the same state or country.
So in saying this, I just want to let my family know that wherever you are in the world, no matter how far apart we are I love you and Miss you and I wish we could be with each other always. And if you are reading my blog, thankyou, I just wanted to let you know just how important you are to me, even if you already knew that.
Travelling overseas, isn’t always about experiencing the culture, the surroundings, the food, it’s also about spending as much time as you can with the people you love. This time around though, I didn’t get to do that much, too little time and busy running around – before I knew it, Time was up and it was a long flight back home. But I guess that’s okay because there will always be a next time, another opportunity to catch up.
What I love though, Is that every time I go back, It is like I never left and that I had been there with them everyday. That hole in my heart just fills right up, infact it overflows with warmth, acceptance and love ❤ Love you all from the bottom of my heart.
So, Where do I start ?
Let’s just let the camera roll do most of the talking Shall we ?
You know when you’re in California when you see those Palms…
Honolulu in Montrose was so beautifully lit up with Christmas Lights and decorations – It looked so beautiful in the night.
I love landscapes.
LA scenery really trips me out – It always look fake.
I always just want to scrunch my hand up against it because it looks like really good wallpaper or something.
IN N OUT ! Seriously if you don’t eat this while you are there you are completely missing out.
Animal Fries because I was hungry like animal –
and ofcourse appropriate tags – #YESiateboth #dontjudgeme #onvacation
(Don’t count the calories, seriously…don’t!)
Just the start of my shopping…
(I did this much damage in a few hours… but hey if I really have to look at it –
The above photo is a minor dent compared to the overall shopping on this trip. #quickhideyourbankstatement)
BIG WANGS !!!!
Say what ?
Okay, honestly – I HAVE NEVER SEEN “PEPSI-COLA” THIS SIZE !…
IT WAS MASSIVE….. OMG who needs REFILLS HERE !!!!!!
One of the best places to have spicy-ass hot wings, a great hangout with friends, and karaoke (if that’s what you’re into) !
Follow that up with some hooka – The night is not over until you have had some hooka
p.s we look so white – we have such GLOW !
Christmas at my Aunties place is always incredibly decorated.
Gotta love Christmas Spirit !
Why look – Where could we be ?
It is the happiest place in the world #disneyland
Spending New Years Eve at Disneyland
mmm Candy… Lots of Candy
Ahoy ! Pirate Ship time.
It’s a small world After all…
Every time I am at Disneyland I visit Esmerelda.
Just quietly, Some more shopping… I did good
Two weddings and no funerals.. Thankgod !
Thankyou to my amazing cousin for doing my makeup and going out of her way to get me where I needed to be on time looking like a doll !
And to my auntie who did my hair – Love you both so much !
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I’ll have to wrap it up now – But don’t worry There is a Part Deux Coming soon !
Oh oh oh and before I forget I hope everyone had a great Valentines day and weekend and that everyone has a safe and happy work week.
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Bonnuit Lovers !
xoxo Much love, Yours Truly
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When I visited Los Angeles in 2009 (A very memorable Californian Spring) the store touched my arty farty side. The clothes, the interiors, the books, the quirky and colourful home and design items – it all expressed a certain “artful” lifestyle which I fell in love with. The clothes are probably not my style, although they are great relaxed pieces, clothes you know that you’ll be comfortable in no matter what – the books and the atmosphere are great – it definitely has a unique style !
Whilst Laying on my bed, surfing the net – recovering from surgery – I decided to have a little browse at their awesome online catalogue. I’m a sucker for books !! ESPECIALLY anything on fashion design and Paris ! VOILA ! Just the perfect book(that I’d also been wanting for awhile) – Ines de la fressange’s “Parisian Chic”. Impatiently waiting for my new book to arrive, I decided to add a lovely Turquoise Leather Journal to my Basket !
Date: Monday 7th November
Status: Overwhelmed with college work.
What?: Parcel arrives ! – And guess where it is from – YEP ! Anthropologie it is !
Sent over quick and easy – and the book – my god the book ! Read it in a day and I LOVED EVERY BIT OF IT. Short and sweet with great pictures and a sense of “fun” and inspiration highlighted throughout the book.
I honestly recommend it to every female out there who loves anything to do with fashion and style, travel and most importantly "Parisian Chic”.
Inés de la Fressange – who according to the blurb is “French’s icon of chic” shares her personal tips on travelling within Paris, listing stores and attractions for every occasion as well as tips on style, beauty and fashion – even something for the home. It really does have everything you need– hotels, restaurants, tiny tucked away boutiques, great places to buy things and unusual places. She allows us to be apart of her “ secret Paris”.
The book is short and sweet with great pictures and a sense of “fun” carried throughout it.
Intrigued ? Why not order a copy from Anthropologie now ?
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly,