MALDIVES

 

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My recent trip to the Maldives was absolute BLISS! The only way to describe the Maldives is “Island Perfection”. It is absolutely stunning and pristine.

The Maldives is the perfect destination to soak up the sunshine, swim with turtles and manta rays, (that experience blew my mind), snorkel, drink fresh coconuts from the island and simply just relax. It’s definitely not hard to enjoy yourself or feel rejuvenated. You’re surrounded by stunning turquoise lagoons, white sand, crystal clear water, blue skies, palm trees and the most stunning coral reefs.

You know that saying “on island time”, well after spending a week in the Maldives, I have learnt to fully appreciate that saying. I love the Maldives!

LA VIBES

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Los Angeles is one of my favourite cities to visit, the sun is always shining and the streets are lined with gorgeous green palm trees. With the weather being amazing for majority of the year, you can definitely soak up the California sun and chill by the pool.

I’m always excited when I visit, because LA has some of the best vegan and pressed juices places. On this recent trip I discovered some new delicious vegan places as well as revisiting some classic favourites.

Classic favourites are: Moon Juice, the best one is in Melrose Avenue. The store itself is open, bright and inviting and they have a fabulous collection of green beauty products and other cosmic juices, snacks and drinks. Another favourite is Tea by Alfred, as the name suggests it’s all about tea. There is also Kreation Juices, this place is next level cold pressed juice AMAZING! I have never seen so many healthy, creative and nutritious juices, and smoothie options in one place. They also have cafes too, their menu as well as juices are inspired by Persian cuisine (YUMMM).

New places I discovered, Beaming Smoothie Juice and Bar. This place has the best vegan cookie ice cream, full of protein and very very scrumptious. Another new favourite of mine is Erewhon Market, this place is the epitome of health and exceeded my expectations. I spent an hour alone in the kombucha and pressed juice section, there are so many options and what they don’t compromise on is quality. All the products in store are exceptional. You can find teas, food, supplements, beauty products, chocolate and other products. A must if you’re in LA.

LA has so much to offer, there are incredible fashion/lifestyle stores, the latest eco beauty, fabulous restaurants and bars. And if you’re into health and well being this is definitely the right town for you!

MALLORCA

 

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Mallorca is one of my favourite European destinations. Palma De Mallorca is the Island’s capital, it’s stunning, quaint and cosmopolitan. It is also like a mini Barcelona. You will find impressive, colourful buildings designed by Guadi, the most authentic and delicious tapas, fabulous shopping as well as historical sites.

This Spanish Island has some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. There are over 200 beaches to discover on the Island.  My favourite beaches are located in the area of Santanyí. This is a stunning and lovely part of Mallorca to visit or stay in.

I love Mallorca it’s the perfect holiday destination, you can relax, swim in crystal clear waters, shop and eat the best Spanish food.

 

 

 

Polka Dots

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There’s something about polka dots that emanates a timeless, chic yet playful look. You can never go wrong with a polka dot dress. The polka dot pattern has always been one of my favourite prints.

Feeling like a Spanish señorita in Mallorca and definitely feeling the Island vibes with this gorgeous and flowing dress.  I love how this dress perfectly flows with the Island breeze of Spain.

 

Belgium

 

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Belgium is a historic country, often referred to as the capital of Europe. It is well known for its architecture, medieval towns, delicious chocolates, waffles, mussels and beer.

Being my first time in Belgium, I was very excited about exploring Brussels and Brugge.

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and it is a charming city full of culture and history. The centre of Brussels is where you will a lot of the sights and attractions. The main attraction is the Grand Place, located in the central square. You will admire the Guild-houses in the Flemish baroque style. I also discovered that Tin Tin (comics) actually originated from Belgium. As an art student, I was also fascinated with the Baroque and Flemish artists, so it was very exciting to be able to visit their origins.

Besides all the stunning art and architecture, Brussels is lined with numerous chocolate and bon bon shops – and waffle houses! Get ready to eat some scrumptious waffles, chocolates and of course Belgium beer.

From Brussels you can do a day trip to Brugge, it’s only one hour on the train and definitely worth the trip.

Brugge is a stunning city that looks like a fairytale illustration. The Flemish city is picturesque, quaint and can easily be explored in couple of hours. The city is often referred to as Venice of the North due to it’s canals, thus you can take a boat ride and discover more of the city from the water. Walking around the cobble streets and lanes, you will be in awe of the almshouses, the architecture and historical churches.

I had the best hot chocolate in Brugge, in one of the most oldest and historic chocolate houses – called The Old Chocolate House. You know the hot chocolate is good when locals are drinking it. There are also gourmet waffles houses where you can indulge in a variety of waffles and flavours.

I loved discovering Brussels and Brugge, such charming and interesting cities to visit. I’d recommend 1-2 days for Brussels and day trip to Brugge.

Singapore

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Singapore is an island off Malaysia and a melting pot of cultures. There are many neighbourhoods to visit that offer an insight to the variety of cultures that has shaped Singapore. There is Little India, Chinatown and Haji Lane. Each little neighbourhood has its own charm and unique architecture, it’s the kind of city where traditional meets modern.

The city is easy to get around in and be prepared for the heat and humidity, there are many shopping malls to peruse and you can definitely cool off with a Singapore Sling. One of the best places for traditional Singapore Slings is the Raffles Hotel, this iconic colonial building has it’s own underground city of shops. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Being a tropical country you can expect some of the most lush, green and UNESCO World heritage garden sites. Spend the day walking around the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay in Marina Sands. Marina Sands is also well known for the famous rooftop pool at Marina Bay Hotel, an infinity pool looking over Singapore, simply breathtaking.