CELEBRATING SUMMER : GIRLS DATE NIGHT @BILL’S HOLBORN

When I moved to London 2 years ago, I left almost all my friends from home behind. Fast forward, it’s my first summer here & I’m lucky enough to have some of my closest friends also move to the city for internships. Naturally, that means weekends are well spent catching up in the corner of a cosy restaurant with a french fry in one hand and a cocktail glass in the other. Last week I was kindly treated to a wonderful dinner at Bill’s Restaurant’s Holborn location doing exactly that. The setting was perfect for me & my friend, Simona, to discuss our intern lives, plans for the future & of course where & when are we going on another trip (the most important question of them all). We had a reservation for 7pm (so we wouldn’t be sweating our tits off, thank you London) and when we arrived we…

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21 THINGS I LEARNED AT 21!

Exactly one week ago, on Monday the 21st,  I completed my 21nd loop around the sun and apart from stuffing my face with cake faster than you can say “make a wish”, drinking some snazzy cocktails and finally submitting my bachelor dissertation proposal (oh the glamorous life of a second year student), I also sat down and reflected on what I’ve learnt about this life thing so far and decided to share it with my little corner of the internet. So, I present you: Moving abroad is the most scary and rewarding thing you could do. Travel and explore as much as you can. Sleep is underrated. Being single in your 20s is a blessing in disguise. The incognito tab can be used for more than watching porn – cheap plane tickets! Not talking to/seeing your friends daily doesn’t mean they’re not your friends anymore. High school is probably not the…

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STOCKHOLM TRAVEL DIARY

You never think a 6:00AM flight is a bad idea until you set your alarm to wake up at 2AM, or not go to bed at all. So, here we were, in our PJs, jamming out to old Disney musicals and downing another mug of coffee, waiting to head out to Stockholm… A little bit of a rewind – how did we even pick Stockholm? Well, the initial plan me and friend Simona had in mind was to go to Morocco, as we had found some really good flights. Moments before we bought our tickets, we realized the dates don’t work. We had to find another destination. Although we originally planned to soak up some sun, it seemed that plan was going to cost us dearly. Then Stockholm popped up, setting us back only 20 quid for the return trip. Sold. Visiting in early March meant around -2 degrees Celsius,…

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MUSEUM OF ICE-CREAM!!

This is a #throwback kind of post, because it’s gloomy and rainy in London and I needed a reminder of sunny LA in December! If you’ve never heard about the Museum of Ice Cream, you must be living under a very well sheltered rock with no access to Instagram or Pinterest. It is currently located in LA, Miami, San Francisco and New York(I might be wrong?) and in a nutshell is one of those super trendy places that people buy tickets for months in advance and they’re *slightly* overpriced (29$). Nevertheless, we don’t have those in Europe, so when I heard that they’re extending their sale for tickets until December, I decided to venture out there during one of my last days in Los Angeles. MOIC is situated in the Arts District of LA, very close to Zinc cafe, so it’s a perfect weekend activity to combine with a nice…

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How to beat the January blues? Getting back on track in February

It’s only the first day of February and you’re already struggling to get up in time for that 7:30AM spin class, you’re using a website restricting tool to keep you from ordering Domino’s Winter Survival deal, your expensive Moleskin journal is a mess and you can’t afford that Gucci bag just yet. The new year new me expectations are high, the Monday blues turn into weekly blues and we’re all complaining because it’s cold and dark outside.  Before you freak out that you’ve recognised yourself in any of the above or started to think about all the things you haven’t done, let me tell you – it’s completely normal. For me, 2018 started pretty hectic as just 3 days in, barely recovered from New Year’s celebrations, I had to move into my first adult flat in London. I genuinely thought that I would be somehow done with all of it…

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Adventures in Yosemite

Yosemite. You’ve seen it on your Macbook wallpaper and all over Pinterest and Instagram and it’s beautiful. Guess what? It’s incomparable to seeing it in real life. And that’s exactly what I did this Thanksgiving. We were originally planning to rent a car and drive up there, but realised that it’s actually really hard considering we’re 20 and international. Thus we decided to hop on a day trip by Greyline, which made stops at the most popular sights of Yosemite and gave us time to explore the park on our own for 3.5h. It’s not a lot, but it’s definitely a great opportunity if you’re on a tight schedule like we were. For anyone wondering, we left San Francisco at 7 AM, were in the park by 12ish (with a 30min break) and left at 4:15 to go back to SF. The journey’s not that bad, but in the end…

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