Friday, April 15, 2016

Some more photos from my trip to Hong Kong

I have mentioned my trip to Hong Kong in 2 previous posts, but since I am about to set off on another trip (to France this time, so I am sure both the dining and the shopping will be amazing!), I thought I would share some last photos from my trip there, that I intended to post ages ago, but somehow I forgot.

First of all, if you have never been to Hong Kong, let me tell you the shopping there is amazing!

And the hotels are too!
I stayed at the Langham Hotel, which was just amazing!

I especially liked these charming statues in their lobby, I wished they were for sale so I could have brought them home with me!

Hong Kong was definitely a wonderful experience in every way, I can't wait to go back there!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What I have shopped so far in Hong Kong

Well, besides a hairbrush that I had to get at Muji as I forgot my regular one at home, I have only made purchases at Hermes and Louis Vuitton so far, but aren't those some of the best stores to shop in anyway?

My purchases at Louis Vuitton were some travel books...
and a black simple pochette.
Some might say that is a boring option for your first Louis Vuitton bag, but I actually don't think so at all. I am not very into super big logos, so this is more discreet and therefore more to my liking.

And at Hermes I had to get two scarves of course. I went with the classic 90x90 size.
These are actually my first Hermes scarves too, so they are really special to me for that reason.
This one is called Le Voyage de Pytheas and I love it since I am a big lover of maps.
And this one is called La Maison des Carres and I fell for it since it is kind of funny and has a lot of detail so I feel I will not get tired of it too fast.

Where I am at the moment

It is pretty exciting, so of course I have to share! You see, for the first time in my life I am currently visiting Hong Kong, and what a fantastic place it is!
The city itself has a great energy and a lot of really charming places too. I am staying at the Langham Hotel in Kowloon, and I must say it is a fantastic base for exploring Hong Kong!

I haven't left yet, but I am already looking forward to returning here, and if that isn't a good sign, then I don't know what is!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Some photos from a recent vacation

To Germany.

This is one of the hotels I stayed at, the Hotel Excelsior Ernst in Cologne (highly recommended if you are ever in Cologne!).

And I finally got to try some real Pierre Herme macaroons! (I somehow missed them when I was in Paris)

The ones I tried were caramel with sea salt, and believe me, they were really amazing!
Of course I did some shopping as well, mainly at Louis Vuitton and Longchamp.

At Louis Vuitton, I got an amazing black, large silk and wool monogram scarf...
as well as guide books for Paris and Hong Kong (my next travel destination).
And at Longchamp I got some blue sneakers and a matching blue bag, for days when I need to run around town, yet still be very comfortable at the same time.

I am very happy with my purchases, although I did not have a chance to shop a whole lot!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

On my wish list right now

I do plan to do some more online shopping in the next few days, but I am trying to prioritize between all the wants I have currently, as I am trying to shop a bit less in general. I feel like I have so much stuff, yet do not use most of it, so I try to be sure that I will actually use what I buy now before I make a purchase. 

But two of the top candidates for coming purchases are definitely:

A pair of black Lanvin ballet flats, as I feel these would probably be an investment I would get a lot of use out of. I have spent so much money on basic black ballet flats over the years that just fell apart after a season or two that I feel I need something of better quality this time around. 
A Bottega Veneta silver bracelet. I tend not to use that much jewelry on a day to day basis, but if I do wear something, it is almost always a bracelet, so I think I would use this, pretty basic, yet still very unique bracelet a lot if I owned it.

Shopped at La Redoute recently

I have mentioned how much I like La Redoute and their French style clothing and accessories previously, but now that it is winter, I decided that it was time to get some warm, yet timeless pieces again, and nobody does basic sweaters and cardigans in nice materials, like cashmere for a better price than La Redoute in my opinion, so of course it was my to go to place for warm purchases.

What I got was this:

A grey cashmere cardigan. I already had the black version of this, I got it last winter and was so happy with it that I decided to get another one, in another color. I think I might be getting more colors as well!
A grey cashmere cowl neck sweater. Because I need more cashmere in my closet, especially since I managed to ruin some pieces I had had for years last winter.
A navy striped sweater. Because I am into stripes at the moment and made a decision to get more navy pieces, as navy is truly a classic color, that I really like, but I feel like I don't have enough navy pieces as of yet.

If you are at all interested in La Redoute's products, I can really recommend giving them a try, as the shipping is really fast and their products very nice (qualitywise as well) indeed.

(this post is NOT sponsored by La Redoute in any way, but truly a heartfelt recommendation from my part)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I have got the auction bug!

And I am not even talking about Ebay, although I am a big fan of Ebay as well, to be honest.

But no, this time I am referring to actual, old fashioned auctions. You see, I never realized you can find very chic items indeed at auctions too. I mean, you should see some of the jewelry for sale in the auctions I have been going to!

But as a newbie at auctions, I decided to not start with the expensive jewelry, but rather to go for smaller pieces to begin with, like this vintage Hermes ashtray:
I was quite pleased to be the winning bidder on this one, as I have seen people use these gorgeous ashtrays for jewelry storing purposes (Rachel Zoe is perhaps the person who is best known for doing this), and I thought I would do the same, as I am planning on finally getting myself a pretty vanity for our bedroom. And what would look prettier on it than a piece of Hermes?