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! ❤

Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Found this picture which reminds me of how I was when I was young (but obviously this kid is so much cuter, thinner, and prettier than I was), in leotards + black tights and pink  ballet shoes, (ribbons/bows in my hair because mummy loves them on my hair), stretching in chinese dance class. I missContinue reading “Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey”

carcassonne & citadel

When I get a 3-day-off, I’m catching the next flight to Paris. After being home for 2 whole days, it’s too hot and stuffy. Perks of being sick consists of reading in bed all day and night. I’m barely three-quarters through the 700-page novel, and already am a newly converted Kate Mosse fan. Kate Mosse’sContinue reading “carcassonne & citadel”

keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)

“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path. No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehowContinue reading “keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)”

the modern gothic

The Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), better known as Sagrada Familia. Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia. Magnum opus of Antoni Gaudi, God’s Architect. Viewing it from different compass points gives you a distinct feel of the buildings’ elements, its Nativity Façade (east), Passion FaçadeContinue reading “the modern gothic”

take a holiday from reality whenever you like

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. HappinessContinue reading “take a holiday from reality whenever you like”

fragile things

“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.   She only looked away for aContinue reading “fragile things”