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[DIARY] GOODBYE SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Ending my career as a stewardess was perhaps the best decision I've made this year. Letting go of this comfort zone I had (unfortunately) sunk into for the past 2 years involved lots of anxiety, doubt, and inevitable thoughts of missing the globetrotting lifestyle. Nevertheless I made my decision quickly and set my heart for the big change when… Continue reading [DIARY] GOODBYE SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Adventure · Europe · Paris · Travel

[PARIS] oo9.THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Paris was a dream, and a very beautiful one. The procession at the Arc de Triomphe blew us away with its grandeur and oomph commandeered by top-tiered officials of Parisian council. Hi blogosphere, I'm back. I've missed this space, ab imo pectore (from the bottom of my heart). xoxo,Viktoria Jean

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[PARIS] oo8.GALERIES LAFAYETTE

And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair; - Henry van Dyke A full-blown visual tour of Galeries Lafayette's gorgeous interior: other than to gush over luxury goods I took the liberty of snapping otherwise passed-over gush-worthy details. Has anybody ever really highlighted the architectural wonder that is this shopping mall? Top-storey view: gorgeous and lofty. You… Continue reading [PARIS] oo8.GALERIES LAFAYETTE

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[PARIS] oo7.CARETTE

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris,' the ghost said, after taking a drag on a small cigarette.” ― Karen Chance, Embrace the Night The sky decided on delivering a full-blown shower and a trio of very drenched Paris Explorers braved their way on foot across the Eiffel Tower and towards Trocadero. Pretty much everywhere in Paris'… Continue reading [PARIS] oo7.CARETTE

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[PARIS] oo6.THE EIFFEL TOWER

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition xoxo, Viktoria Jean

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[PARIS] oo5.LÉON DE BRUXELLES

You know you're in love with restaurant in a foreign land when you visit twice in 2 days, and already miss having it the moment your plate is clean. This was Lèon de Bruxelles for us, having found love in pots of garnished mussels in delectable broths and platters filled with basil sauce and melted… Continue reading [PARIS] oo5.LÉON DE BRUXELLES

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[PARIS] oo4.PONT DES ARTS LOVELOCK BRIDGE

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition So we found two very… Continue reading [PARIS] oo4.PONT DES ARTS LOVELOCK BRIDGE

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[PARIS] oo1.KUSMI DETOX TEA

Whilst walking along Champs-Elysées my colleagues introduced me to Kusmi Tea, a brand of tea producing Russian-style teas and tea blends with headquarters in Paris. All of Kusmi's merchandises and beverages are beautifully packaged in pretty tins and boxes perfect for gifts or simply displaying in homes. Couldn't help grabbing a couple tins of loose… Continue reading [PARIS] oo1.KUSMI DETOX TEA

Asia · Café · Cafés - Seoul · Korea · Travel

Neal’s Yard | 닐스야드 홍대점

A little bit of London in South Korea. They also have branches in Itaewon and this one's near to the bustling crowd at Hongik University! Yep, this one's for you, if you've got a weakness for desserts too. Some lemonade to kick this digestive system into gear. 163-16 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea xoxo, Viktoria Jean

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Tous Les Jours | 뚜레쥬르

A shot of caramel macchiato before heading off to Yeouido Park for a long long afternoon! Tous Les Jours is this French-Asian bakery in South Korea that's wildly popular as breakfast-to-go for the young adults. Coffee on the go!! ^^ The cakes are so pretty, I had to sneak a few shots! The photos from… Continue reading Tous Les Jours | 뚜레쥬르

Adventure · Europe · London · Travel

London Lovin’: St Pancras Station

Across the road from King's Cross Platform 9¾, and a Eurostar ride away from Paris! Apparently has "Europe’s longest champagne bar, shops, restaurants and cafès" which baffled me because I didn't notice. Loving the architectural majesty and grandeur of the station. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

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London Lovin’: 10 Gorgeous Photos

In the recent Anholt-GFK City Brands Index, London was voted the best city in the world, knocking Paris off the top spot. The champion city is then followed by Sydney, Paris, New York and Rome. I've managed to snap these 10 gorgeous pictures as timeless evidence of London's brilliance! ❤

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London Lovin’: Ladurée

London Lovin' - Parisian sweet treats in the heart of Britain! In 2011, The French patisserie’s first stand alone London tea salon opened at Covent Garden Where? The Market Covent Garden London WC2E 8RA Did you know...Ladurée was the first pâtisserie to color the macaroons, and sandwich them together with ganache or buttercream filling!! How… Continue reading London Lovin’: Ladurée

Book Reviews · Silhouettekiss

Book Review: I Heart London

Published June 7th 2012 by Harper Book Number 5 brings Angela back in full circle. She is summoned home for her mom's 60th birthday party to a weed-rolling dad, and an ex-fiance who still wishes to stick his tongue down her throat. Plus her mom convinced the family and friends to hold the Angela-Alex wedding… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart London

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Book Review: Window (Michele Renae)

I received this book in exchange for a review, and here it is! Date Published: October 22, 2013 My Ratings: 7.5 / 10 "I loved that word: decadent. Unrestrained self-gratification. Indulgence." Set in modern day France, this contemporary piece is written in sensual prose that tells of a girl starting afresh by moving to Paris.… Continue reading Book Review: Window (Michele Renae)

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Book Review: I Heart Paris

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Date Published: January 1st 2010 My Ratings: 7 / 10 Yes I truly heart Paris! With all due bias, this is my favorite in the series. Set in my dream city to live in someday, the third installation captures the mystery and allure of Paris. The Alex/Angela relationship takes a nosedive… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart Paris

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Book Review: I Heart New York

Whenever I'm done with a grueling day at work, a piece of light, fun chick-lit (or the likes of it) brings back the cheer in me. Lindsey Kelk's humour is not at Sophie Kinsella's, but rather, in a homelier manner her characters are likeable, relatable and slapstick funny. I couldn't help liking Angela Clark. She… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart New York

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Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Do not read this book on an empty stomach, for it will leave you foraging for every last morsel of chocolate in the refridgerator. With the promise of being introduced to the world of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan has left me more than hooked: I literally devoured her novel in 2… Continue reading Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris