Friday, 26 May 2017

THE TRAVEL DIARIES | MILAN

The weekend is just around the corner and boy I'm excited to put my feet up and chill after this long week. I can finally say it's summer time as the sun has consistently come out to play everyday without fail, bringing many smiles and joy to many people (not so much if you were squished like sardines in the middle of a carriage on the Picadilly line like I unfortunately was, no one should ever have to experience that). 

MILAN 
Anyhow, back to the second part of my Milan trip where I was forced to be the tour guide and take my family around while my sister was working away at her flat. I have never been so grateful for 3G roaming abroad in my life, u da bomb. Anyhow heres my top list of things to do if you're spending a day or two in Milan.

1. Visit the Duomo and admire the views from the roof terrace
2. If you're feeling a bit peckish and don't want to blow the bank, Spontini's is a MUST. They do the most incredible slices of pizza which were so good that I had it three times during my stay. 
3.  Walk by the canals in Navigli during golden hour, it's beautiful, I promise. The area has plenty of restaurants and cute little dessert places to choose from.
4. If you fancy a cheeky cocktail or two, the Armani Bamboo bar will be right up your street. Very overpriced but provides little nibbles and beautiful views looking over the city which makes the price of the cocktails just a little bit more justifiable (lol). 
5. Eat gelato (always a must in Italy) 


Sunday, 21 May 2017

THE TRAVEL DIARIES | COMO | BELLAGIO

COMO | BELLAGIO

Last week my family and I ventured off to Milan to celebrate Alex's birthday as well as to see Liz and boy it felt good for all of us to be reunited again after half a year. We trekked to Como, a place which I absolutely adore (see post here) and it was lovely to take my family around to see what it had to offer. We were so lucky to be greeted with beautiful blue skies and sparkling waters. It had been pouring down with rain the night before, think grey gloomy April showers, and frankly I had no hope for the miserable weather. 

We also took a 2 hour boat ride to Bellagio and despite only being able to explore the village for a couple hours, it was definitely one of my favourite destinations. The boat ride has the most beautiful views like it almost seems unreal how magical the mountains and the cheeky Alps in the distance look against the calm waters. I definitely took advantage of these views and continuously snapped away like the rest of the tourists on the boat did.

I uploaded a vlog onto my youtube channel HERE so check it out if you want to see what we got up to! 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

MONTHLY SNIPPETS


One of my favourite types of posts to do back in the day was monthly photo diaries consisting mainly of flowers and other random things I could find in my garden (lol). I've taken a couple photos here and there on my outings and thought I would compile them together to show you guys what I've been up to in my spare time. 

On another note I'm heading off to Milan this week to see Liz and celebrate Alex's birthday on the weekend which I will probably vlog. Praying for blue skies and sunshine!

TATE BRITAIN
SOUTHBANK

BRITISH MUSUEM
SAATCHI GALLERY

NOW GALLERY
EMIRATES CABLE CARS

Saturday, 29 April 2017

THE JAPANESE HOUSE | LONDON

The Japanese House at the Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

If you're an architecture fan like me, I urge you all to see The Japanese House exhibition at the Barbican Centre. Tickets are £10 but seriously, it'll be worth every penny. 

The exhibition explores domestic Japanese architecture from the end of WW2; many buildings were created during this period which soon became some of the most influential examples of modern and contemporary design. Architects have used their designs to come up with innovative solutions to changing lifestyles due to the housing crisis. Weaving in and out of the fully furnished and spacious Moriyama House (major house goals) you can get a sense of Japanese culture through the details of the furniture/objects and admire the simplicity of the design. 

PS. Made a Japan vlog on my Youtube channel, you can check it out HERE.