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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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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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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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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IT’ S DECEMBER, HOLY SCHNITZEL!! Although I can still get away with wearing shorts in LA, it’s time to unfroze Mariah Carrey and Michael Buble, deck the halls with fairy lights and whip out the Christmas trees! As we entered the happiest month of the year, we also officially entered the season of gift buying and giving. If you live in a place where Black Friday is a thing, maybe you’re on it and have already started buying gifts and compiling your own gift wish list, but for me, I’m just getting into the spirit (and it was my last day of class today!). This year I don’t particularly need anything and I to feel like being in LA for the past almost 5 months is the biggest gift itself, but I think it would be fun to compile a list of things I kind of would enjoy having. Hopefully…

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This is one of those posts where I actually don’t have much to say – I spent a wonderful October afternoon laying on a beach in Malibu doing absolutely nothing. And l loved it. Sometimes you just need some silence and time to unwind and just relax. Thankfully, Southern Cali weather allows that to be on the beach with a cold drink in hand. Sadly, we didn’t do enough research beforehand, so we stayed around the Malibu pier an didn’t have the chance to go further up the Pacific Coast Highway (we will go back though, it seems absolutely beautiful). The pier was also pretty cool itself and there’s also a super cute place to eat directly on the pier called Malibu Farm and their menu looked delicious, so if you’re around there and hungry I’m sure it’s a good spot to grab a bite. Best of all, we had…

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