My husband and I went for a spontaneous trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia over the weekend. As it was a last minute decision, we were limited in our choices of accommodation in the area we wanted to stay in. Therefore, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel we have selected turned out to be a beautiful place to stay for a short vacation! Apart from its convenient location and clean rooms, what I loved most about the hotel is its small but tastefully decorated lobby. First impressions do count and I was delighted with the overall ambience upon stepping into Geobay Hotel.
Left – A Refreshing Cup of Thai Iced Milk Tea After A Day Of Shopping;
Right – My Shopping Loots From Jaspal Thailand
If you love food and shopping, Bangkok is definitely a place you will want to visit at least once in your life! I have visited Bangkok many times before but there are still many things we did for the first time on my recent trip there. Here is a breakdown of what we did with some tips of what we think you should do in Bangkok should you visit –
Hello everyone! I was on a short vacation to Thailand and just got back home. While we usually stay at hotels smacked right in the city area when we visit Bangkok, we decided to book our accommodation through airbnb this time. We were hoping to experience the Thai way of life and we thought it will be interesting to stay in an apartment located in the suburban area just as we did in Paris. The apartment we chose came with a lovely loft bed design and a huge wooden frame sofa just underneath the bed. I could not resist taking some pictures in this rustic apartment which I found rather charming!
My husband and I love planning our travels in late Winter or early Spring as we are very keen to catch the first burst of Spring colors from floral blooms in the countries we visit. Needless to say, we always make it a point to visit attractions that are known for their beautiful flowers and greenery. Jardin Des Plantes was an example of such a location that we did not want to miss! As the weather is quite chilly, a cool leather jacket is a great option to wear for a day-trip to this beautiful garden.
I love a classic monochrome outfit as this color palette never goes out of style. But to make a look more interesting, I love the idea of combining black and white pieces with unique details to enhance the overall look.
As much as I like exploring beautiful gardens and historical landmarks, a great shopping opportunity is something I refuse to miss whenever I go travelling! My inner shopaholic is always eager to sniff out great places to shop and check out the fashionable items on display in boutiques and malls! As it was my first visit to Paris, I was excited to visit the most popular shopping districts and the Galeries Lafayette is one of the top locations on my list.
While it is definitely fun to do some window shopping in this really huge mall offering a wide range of luxury products, what really impressed me is the stunning rooftop view of the city from the mall! We decided to take some photos of my outfit of the day while we were there, as well as on the shopping streets near to this mega mall.
Gold has not always been a color I like but I grew to love this shade more and more as I mature into adulthood. I am not too sure how it happened but it could have begun when I started to associate this color with splendor and brilliance. When it comes to an outfit, my preference for a gold apparel is usually to match it with black so as to achieve a balance of striking glamour and minimalist elegance.
If you are interested to know more about French history, one place you should not miss is the Palace of Versailles! The popularity of this national landmark cannot be underestimated – my husband and I had to queue for more than an hour in the rain on a weekday to visit this magnificent former residence and Parliament House of King Louis XIV. The wait was definitely worth it though and we decided to go ahead with an outfit shoot of a military style crop jacket even when it was raining continually. The beauty of the grounds were simply too amazing not to go into this photo dairy!
Happy Monday Everyone!
Hope it does not appear weird that I am featuring a thick white puffer coat today as it should be getting warmer in many parts of the world by now! These pictures were actually taken in the first week of April when it was still chilly in Paris, with temperatures ranging in the single digits. Apart from my faithful black coat and leather jacket, this white puffer coat is definitely a life-saver for me!