Happy Chinese New Year! as a start of the new post in the year of Dog, I would like to introduce this amazing earliest Cherry Blossom that I’ve seen in last month, located in Okinawa.
When someone talked about Okinawa, what immediately pop into your head would definitely be the summer of amazing beach with perfect blue sky. However aren’t there can be more than that? Today I will bring you to the other side of Okinawa in winter. After you read this post, it might change your mind to go in winter rather than in Summer!
This is the 4th post of London and I would like to share this famous IG restaurant – The Ivy Chelsea Garden to you. If you are an IG user, this place might looks familiar to you because of the famous exterior decoration of the restaurant.
The full wall panel along the exterior of the restaurant used to change with seasonal decoration. Last month – December 2017, it was full of metallic Christmas ornaments. People who passed by can’t control not to take a shot and upload immediately to social media. Of course, I also took one before I went in for breakfast! 😉
Continue to share a few nice spots in London, today I would like to share this lovely garden Royal Botanic Garden – Kew Garden. Kew Garden is the largest and most diverse collection of living plants anywhere in the world. Also it includes more than 30000 different kinds of plants and they have the world largest herbarium. Besides, the garden has 326 acres of landscape which have more than 100 world-class attractions to enjoy.
Lucky us it was a great weather on the day we visited. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to walk through the whole garden. (I believe it would took us a day!) We just managed to visit the key attractions of Treetop Walkway, Palm House and the garden nearby only. However, you can also take the bus tour at the entrance of the park if you feel tired. Now let me know show you the pictures of the lovely Kew garden below!
Continue from my previous post – London, I would like to throw back to my day trip in Oxford last month. My colleague and I planned to go to have a quick visit in Oxford then we went to Bicester Outlet shopping in late afternoon. To be honest, I think we could spent a whole day in Oxford as there were lots of places to explore which definitely wasn’t enough for only a couple of hours.
We bought the ticket in advance through the web as it is much cheaper than you buy it in the station. So if you wish to save some money from your pocket, highly suggest you to plan it in advance. Anyways, we departed in Paddington station hence I had a chance to take a picture with this iconic Paddington bear in the station! ^0^ How excited this was!
We bought our breakfast and enjoyed in the train. It took approximately 60 mins from Paddington to Oxford station. We also booked a walking tour in advance from Oxford walking tours in Oxford. I decided to join this walking tour because I don’t have to pay for a fix tour price like the normal tour, instead it is free to pay as you like! Of course I did pay for a reasonable tour price. The guide brought us to many places which highlights in the leaflet. That includes the School of Divinity (Also one of the Harry Potter filming site) and the Biggest library in London – Bodelian Library. One of the most memorable from what the guide said is this library kept every single published books/magazine in London! So as long as you published a book in London, it will keep in this library!! That sounds so cool!
Besides we visited the Oxford University and the landmark like Bridge of Sighs, Blackwell’s Bookshop and more! Let me show you some photos below!
Those who don’t believe in Magic will never find it – Alice in Wonderland
and I do, so I found the magic in here – My afternoon Tea in Wonderland!
During my 2 weeks business trip in London last month, I don’t have any chance to go for afternoon tea nor going out for site seeing in the weekdays. So I planned my bucket list for weekend before I came to London.
Firstly, I need to give a big credit to my colleague / best friend who suggested me to visit this amazing place for afternoon Tea in TAJ 51 suites – located in Westminster London. As a big fans of Alice, it is a MUST to go ! Though the price per person aren’t cheap (it cost 40 pounds/ person) but I made the right choice! You will understand later when you see more photos below!
Merry Christmas everyone!! I wish you all have a warm and joyful day with your friends and family!
Knowing I have been disappeared for a couple of months!! I don’t even remember what’s my last post , ah ! it is Seoul cafe… Apologise as there are lot of things happened in the last couple of months, including my friend sad news which he was left in Aug and also my first cross exhibition with my friends during Oct. It takes time for me to recover myself and now I have settled everything and is ready to update my blog.
This is my first post of London (a new place in this blog! yeah!) . So back to this festive month which is also one of my most favourite festival of the year! I was in London around 2 weeks for my business trip! I haven’t stayed that long perviously thus I got more spare time than usual to explore exciting places in London. It was quite cold and wet as usual in the past years. However this year, there were even a couple of days we could experienced snowy days!
Myself and my colleague went to a Christmas market which is just right next to London Bridge – Christmas by the River after our dinner in Sky Pod (I will show more pictures of this amazing place later). This is my 2nd Christmas market that I have visited. To be honest it was not as excited as I imagine, but it still worth to go as there were more than 50 food/gift counters. I guess one of the reason why I felt not that exciting is because the density of the counters weren’t that close. It was a bit scattered so somehow it can’t create that festive atmosphere to me. If you asked me what is the most recommend / appreciate thing in this Christmas market? I would definitely say the little pavilion with the lights on the roof.
If you have miss the season of the cherry blossom? No worries, today I would like to introduce this fantasy place in Seoul where you can appreciate the delicate cherry blossom any time you wish.
Continue to my last Seoul trip with my mum, this is another spectacular café where I would highly recommend to go. As you may know, Seoul have lots of different themed café. All cafes have their own concept and they look very spectacular!
I have been too busy after my recent trip from Seoul. Haven’t update for a while and hopefully I can write 2 more interesting spot of Seoul in the upcoming week! Throw back to my last trip with my mum in Seoul, we have visited lots of interesting places. This is my first time bringing my mum with me apart from the tour. It was a precious moment to me since I grow up as I don’t really have a chance to go with her after graduated. Anyways, I would love to introduce this new interesting make up laboratory in Seoul – 11 Village Factory.
If you are familiar in Seoul, you might know they have lots of cool make up products and 11 Village Factory no doubt is one of the spectacular make up/ skin care store that I have ever seen.
If you have ever seen the movie ‘Somewhere in Time’, this hotel looks like back to the 70s in the movie. It’s a movie in 1972 which I haven’t born yet. This is one of the timeless and the best romantic movie I had ever seen. So backdate from my last year end trip in Hokkaido – Sapporo. It was quite rush and we only have 1 day to stay in Sapporo. The weather is pretty bad and it even delayed our schedule. Hopefully I can stay longer next time. Lucky enough we picked the hotel which is the closest to Shinkansen, it takes only approximately 10 mins walkable distance.
When someone ask what’s the best in Tokyo? I would definitely say they have various cosmetic skincare products, great food and of course their famous pancakes! Unlike the western pancakes – a thin layer with maple syrup. I would like to introduce this lovely cafe offers pancakes that is super-fluffy and melt in your month instantly in Jiyugaoka 自由が丘- Tokyo.
A little background of Jiyugaoka before show you the inside of Flipper’s. Jiyugaoka is one of my favourite place in Tokyo. Unlike the cities, Jiyugaoka is a place where can ignored by the bustles and city crowds. There are lots of various cafes, restaurants and little shops in alleys. I love to spend my afternoon here almost 10 years ago with my boyfriend (my husband now!) while he was studying in Tokyo. There are lots of memories when I stepped here again after 10 years during my business trip! I love the ambience here, people walk slowly, relax and enjoy their time just sitting at the bench. It is a great place to chill with friends in the afternoon. Anyways, let me introduce this place in my next post and sure you will love it too! Especially it’s not far from Tokyo! (just 15 mins from Shibuya station)