And then, there it was, the lipstick that is beautiful inside and outside, and by the looks of it, it will fit most skin coloursThis was love at first sight. I fell in love with this shade of Bruised Plum.
Definitely will be on my wish list for this fall. This was love at first sight. I fell in love with this shade of Bruised Plum.
Definitely will be on my wish list for this fall.
The perfect lipstick, that can make an outfit.
Wearing: Zara denim pants, HM top, Panama hat from Victoria Market Melbourne, Marc Jacobs clutch
Having reconnected with my roots last year, I can't help but always go back to Portugal every chance I get. I just love this country so much, and in a way, I feel such a connection with it, that I can't believe I stayed away for such a long time. Since everything is new to me, each time we go back, we try to go somewhere different and cross it off my own map of Portugal.
Last August we spent some family time between enchanting Coimbra, Videmonte which is up at Serra da Estrela, where you can get absolute relaxation, phones don't work, you just stay there eating amazing good food, catch up with the family, catch up with sleep, and for the brave ones, swim on what for me is the coolest river water I have ever dipped a toe in. On this post is a one day trip we did. Which was absolutely beautiful, probably the most beautiful so far. We started off in Quiaios, which as opposed to Figuera da Foz, is a lot less crowded, and has the best Bola de berlim! We drove down to Obidos, a picturesque little town with its white buildings with colour accents shining bright in a hillside surrounded by these beautiful walls and the most unexpected little places like this bookstore. Back on the car, en route to Sintra. A must-see. Just beautiful, Quinta da Regaleira is so big, so amazing detail work on it, and the best travesseiros and queijadas from Piriquita. We ended our day in this gorgeous little town called Ericeira, it reminded me of Italy. Just beautiful!
The trip of a life time. Is all I can say.
What used to be a country not even close to my top visiting place to go, became my favourite place.
Melbourne, Phillip Island, Sydney, driving all the way up until Brisbane and finishing off at Whitesundays.
Amazing, unique, unexpected, beautiful, what to go back, want to live there!
Wearing: Barbara Diaz dress, Panama hat, Marc Jacobs clutch, Tkees flats, HM dress, HM shorts, Barbara Diaz blouse
From the hustling and bustling madness streets of Hanoi, where there is no safe place to cross the road, and you never know if you will be hit by a motorbike, a baguette or a vietnamese before you reach the other side of the road, to the tranquility of Halong Bay , where you open the room curtains and you see these beautiful and unique views of the bay and junk boats, to the charming lights, enchanting streets and great food at Hoi Ann.
We didn't love Hanoi, but it is worth going there once, to experience the madness and great street food. But we did find Hoi Ann very charming. It was our first time going to Vietnam, and being such a short flight from Macau, will definitely be a place to return, for a weekend getaway, and to make the most of the great and quick tailoring, delicious street foods, enchanting French touches throughout the country. Not mentioning the quickest tan every, great weather and beach.
Wearing: Zara dress, vintage clutch, Tkees flats, Lovisa necklace
I’m writing this post after a long day of work and updating my website - but reminiscing of this amazing evening in Istanbul. Wandering Sultanahmet before going back to our charming hotel. I chose to wear this flowing dress as it is light as air, and caught the breeze from the Bosphorus better than anything else.
More from Istanbul coming very soon. But for now… good night world!
I had mixed feelings of my first impression to Istanbul. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the now that I left, after exploring all the touristic corners, the insiders and locals tips and now looking back at all these pictures, I can say, this was one special place. It made me feel like I was back in time, during the days of the trades, with merchants trading their spices and teas.
Istanbul has everything, from the touristic places, the most beautiful mosques, the beautiful Bosphorus, all the way to the trendy streets, and the high end boutiques.
It is chaotic during the day, with that burning sun, but when you step back and look at the city itself, you can't help it but fall in love.
Travelling never stops teaching. About the places and people around you, and about yourself. It makes you appreciate not only your country but also other countries and cultures. And see how beautiful the world is.
One of the things I learnt from Carlos and grew to appreciate and enjoy doing is to explore everywhere I go, to the fullest. Of course going to all the touristic places, but also reach out to locals, ask questions, eat the traditional delicacies and street food. Learn the local culture. Take the bus, get lost. Be spontaneous, but smart. Appreciate their religion and culture despite your differences.
Stepping in to the Blue Mosque was magical. Istanbul’s city streets can become chaotic with crowds, tourists and tourists buses in the heat of the day, and while the crowds flow in to the Blue Mosque alongside me I stopped feeling suppressed by them.
There is a magical ambience from the domes and miranets, with nearly every inch of interior covered in blue İznik tiles. The Blue Mosque (formally known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque) as well as a Turkish Bath at The Cağaloğlu Hamam are my personal favourite tourist experiences of Istanbul, both with a peaceful harmony that continues to sink in after leaving.