Wednesday, 13 September 2017

CAKE HUNT

Sundays are my 'hibernate at home days' as the dreaded Monday creeps around the corner which only means another long boring week at work. However, it's my last week working here before I head to Barcelona to enjoy the last remaining rays of sunshine that I will experience seeing as summer ended long ago in London... I was dragged out of the house by my sisters to buy some cupcakes from Peggy Porschen followed by a hearty home cooked katsu curry made by my sister which I couldn't really say no to. Peggy Porchen is a wonderful little cafe near Victoria Station with the most beautiful interior/exterior and cupcakes. Despite their jaw dropping prices (let's just say 4 cupcakes is the equivalent to my weekly uni grocery shop) I still recommend having a visit, even if it's just for an insta pic! New layout and graphics c/o my sister (oh the perks of having siblings)! 

Photography and layout: Elizabeth



Thursday, 24 August 2017

PETERSHAM NURSERIES | LONDON

Spent the weekend roaming around the streets of Richmond with my sister, a place that I could always return to and not get bored. There are so many reasons why I love Richmond, one reason being it brings back all those memories from high school where we used to treat ourselves and sit in Starbucks for hours or try on 10 outfits in Topshop just for a new profile picture. It's a lovely area just outside of London which is great because it never feels too busy or overcrowded and offers some spectacular views. Our initial plan was to go to Petersham Nurseries and Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park but our lazy butts told us Isabella Plantation was not gonna happen... So we spent the day having a picnic by the river and walking through the fields to Petersham Nurseries. It was a bit busier than usual despite going there on a Sunday so we didn't go to the cafe like last time, however we did manage to take lots of photos which you can see below! 

Hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend, I will be spending mine attending a body pump class, eating more than I can handle and maybe having a cheeky nap in between.  

Sunday, 20 August 2017

THE TRAVEL DIARIES | EZE

Quick post before I head to the gym to work out a sweat! We celebrated my mama's birthday in Eze on our penultimate day in France and I was so excited to go to the cactus garden that I went to a couple years ago. We took the train to Eze from the Nice train station but had to take a bus up to the village which came roughly every half hour, so I definitely recommend getting a bus straight from Nice to save all the hassle of changing and waiting for transport. We wandered the cobbled alleyways, constantly going back to the arch that was our only source of shade and eventually made it to the gardens which has the most breathtaking views of never ending waters and tiny ships sailing along the coast. One can only imagine the sunsets people get here *insert heart emoji face* but maybe that will be on my bucket list next time I visit. 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

THE TRAVEL DIARIES | NICE

Oh hey, it's me again! I've finally found some time to relax and update this abandoned blog which is hard when you're trying to balance work/gym/socialising/everything else in between but it feels good to be (temporarily) back! I'm currently working at an architecture firm which I am loving at the moment and am planning to go back next year which means the job applications can be put on hold until I graduate! What's even better is that the gym is right round the corner so it's tricky to make any excuses not to go. I have lots of nice trips coming up; Barcelona and Berlin, meaning that posts may be slow but I'm hoping it will all be worth it! 

Anyhow, ventured back to one of my favourite places for my mama's birthday and I just about fell in love with Nice all over again. Leaving the gloomy grey skies in London for stunning clear blue waters, plenty of sunshine and gelato was just what I needed. 

Despite some complications with our airbnb (the lady gave us the wrong directions to the apartment and as we landed very late at night, we were hopelessly walking around Nice trying to figure out where the apartment was as she wasn't picking up our calls) we stayed in a cute little flat just a couple minutes walk from the beach and good walking distance to pretty much everything meaning that we didn't need to catch any forms of transport, except for our day trip to Monaco and Eze.  I have also created a short travel diary which is up on youtube HERE.

What to do in Nice

1. CASTLE HILL 
Castle Hill offers the best views of Nice (think of those typical postcard pictures) and is a great spot to relax or even nap under the shaded trees. Luckily there's a lift to go to the top but we decided to walk up to get those extra views and snaps in of the cute little alleyways. 

2. GO TO THE BEACH
We spent a couple hours on the beach and it was definitely enough as I was already turning into a squashie. Sadly we didn't have enough time to go to the sandy beach in Ville France sur Mer which would have definitely been nicer as we were waddling all over the place which was 1/10 attractive. My favourite part of the day which everyone knows by now, was going to the beach in the evening to watch the sun set and seeing the evening lights sparkle against the candy floss coloured skies. 

3. WALK BY THE OLD TOWN/PLACE MASSENA
We went here a couple times since it was so close to our apartment and treated ourselves to some overpriced Haagdendasz and fresh smoothies. Always a great place to go to for some nice vibes and photo opportunities!

Next stop: Eze