July 21, 2015

Brussels, Belgium!

Hello Fashionistas, I traveled to Brussels, the city of beers, chocolates and waffles! As a major fashion and food lover, this was quite the adventure. I did lots of shopping, my favorite stores were Cool Cat and Bershka...(I had to stuff my suitcase like no other for my return to Canada) and I finally tried Flemish food, it is very unique in flavor.

Belgium was my first destination in Europe, upon arrival I was amazed at the amount of detail in the architecture as well as the intricate and avant-garde landscaping. In Europe, everything is designed with the utmost convenience and refinement.

My partner in crime and I dined at some great restaurants such as Belga QueenMidi Station and De Noordzee. Belgians really take pride in their quality of food and service, everything was tasty.

Traditional Flemish Dinner at Midi Station

Flemish style asparagus, super tasty!

Traditional Flemish dish, homemade Mechelen cuckoo vol-au-vent.

At the fishbar at "De Noordzee", I'm obsessed with their shrimp croquettes.

 The hype about Belgian  waffles is legitimately justified, I had the Brussels waffle at La Chaloupe d'Or in Grand Place and I have not recovered from the awesome taste yet, can't stop craving it.

          Amazing Belgian beers at Delirium Café, as seen in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most beers on tap.

 This won't be my last time in Belgium, there will be a part two to this post since I will have to go back for a much needed dose of Hoegaarden Rosée beer which I strongly recommend to fashionistas who like fruity beers.

This was quite the foodie post, so next on my list is the Momu fashion museum in Antwerp, which is a very stylish city. I'd love to get more knowledge on successful Belgian designers such as Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela, so lookout for this post in the near future!

July 16, 2015

London, England!

 After leaving Greece, our next pit stop was London, England! The fashion scene in the UK is completely off the hook, their street style is completely adventurous, you will absolutely see every bit of craziness, especially in Camden Town which was my favorite part of the trip. I love this English mecca, it seems like London is the soul of the famous grunge look.

I did my fair share of shopping at Camden Lock's outdoor market which was insane, it felt like every awesome vendor on Etsy was there. Honestly, there are so many things to do in England, it's overwhelmingly fun. I went to the trendy Notting Hill neighborhood, ate some Indian food, checked out a comedy show at the Comedy Store and than all of these other fabulous moments below...enjoy!

 For all you fashionistas out there, I went to Sketch London which is a really cool artist conceived restaurant, we had our Afternoon Tea in the Gallery room. If you go there, get dolled up to match the beautiful pink backdrop and take cute pictures.

 The restroom at Sketch London

There are so many amazing bars in London, I could not help myself! My ultimate bar choice was the "Big Chill", the atmosphere is laid back and seriously I am obsessed with their Koko mojitos, I had two rounds of those with my partner in crime and we will be back for more.

More cocktails at Roofnic, another great bar!

I finally went to Harrod's, it was awesome, luxury shopping at it's best.

On our way to Kensington Palace, we walked by Tamara Ecclestone's 70 million dollar mansion, that was crazy. 

Mouth-watering Spanish Tapas at Pix Pintxos bar in Notting Hll, I need to go back there!

Of course, I had to have the traditional English cocktail, Pimm's cup.

 It wouldn't be the ultimate fashionista's trip without a visit to the Victoria & Albert museum for the Shoes, Pleasure & Pain exhibit.

Amy Winehouse Tribute at Camden Lock Market

Apple Cinnamon Caipirinha, yum!

#LondonFoodie at the Gelato Festival

Princess Diana Memorial Park

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Photography: SDB

July 15, 2015

Santorini, Greece!

 I am completely baffled after travelling to Santorini, Greece, my ultimate dream destination! It is without a doubt, heaven on earth. I don't think there are enough words out there to describe the beauty of this picturesque island. Hues of white and blue as well as never ending stairways to heaven create such a magical and relaxing vibe for your vacation. The island of Santorini is characterized by a myriad of grooves and crevices that connect to multiple villas made out of clay. 

I had the best time with my partner in crime, we stayed in Fira, Oia and Akrotiri. We met interesting people, ate some amazing greek food and I am so pleased with my Grecian tan, it won't be my last time in Santorini, I want to go back! 

I had an amazing time at Astarte Suites, this luxury hotel offers a breathtaking view of the iconic volcano right in the middle of the Aegean sea. It is truly a view you will never forget! I loved the accommodations at Astarte Suites, high end and pristine, most importantly the staff is absolutely wonderful. 

Astarte Suites 

I now claim myself a #Santorinifoodie after stuffing my face like crazy with all the amazing greek food, especially the yogurt I had during my stay at Astarte Suites! Here are some pictures of my #Santorinifoodie faves during my vacation:

Cheesecake Cocktail at V Lounge Café & Cocktail bar

I am obsessed with Ouzo, which is an anise flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece. One word...Ouzo!

Yum, Semolina cake! 

Delicious Greek appetizers at Astarte Suites.

Fresh Greek yogurt for breakfast at Astarte.

 Beautiful Santorini! 

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Photography: SDB