Ever since Karl Lagerfeld presented his Chanel Cruise 2017 collection in Cuba, the Caribbean Island frozen in the 1960’s has been on the bucket list of many fashionistas. A sea of 1950’s Chevys, Buicks, Pontiacs, Chryslers, bright colored crumbling buildings, men in white linen suits, with hats and cigars — the time-stopped ambiance of this city is like nothing I had ever seen before.
I woke up early and jet lagged on our first morning in Tokyo – 5am precisely.
During Spring break, my mom and I flew to Taiwan to visit my grandma. The last time I went to Taiwan was 3 years ago and all I did was shop…every single day…we took grandma to Hong Kong and shopped for 5 days straight and came home with some of the most amazing pieces. But this time, I wanted to explore more of the city…of course I still did a little shopping on the last 2 days 🙂
I was surprised as to how much there was so much to do, see, and eat on this bustling little island.
I went to Palm Springs last weekend for another horse competition but instead of staying at the usual La Quinta Resort & Spa, I booked the Parker Hotel. It was a bit farther from the horseshow than expected but once I stepped foot on the property, I never wanted to leave!
I spent the past 3 weeks in Europe: London, Paris, Monte Carlo, and then back to Paris! I went with my brother and this was our first time in London so of course we had to go do and see everything a tourist would do! From visiting Buckingham Palace to walking across Tower Bridge, we spent our 4 days walking through the bustling city lined with red buses! Of course, I had to do some shopping as well and I hit up bond street where I found every imaginable designer boutique I had every wanted to visit, but were non-existent back home in California. Dining wasn’t nearly as exciting as I had expected. For lunch, my brother and I literally ate at Pret-a-Manger EVERY single day. I can’t complain though because everything at Pret-a-Manger was very fresh and delicious and it was great for grabbing a quick bite, saving us more time to explore the city! Dinner was Nobu 2 out of the 4 nights (I am a Nobu addict!) But, my favorite dining spot in London is Sketch. This restaurant is SO chic and artsy, every corner was Instagram worthy and I could not stop taking pictures of everything. If you’re ever in London, be sure to book a reservation at Sketch! I guarantee you will not be disappointed! At the end of our 4 days, we packed our bags and took the train from London to Paris for couture week!
As we approach the busy holiday travel season, its important to strike the perfect balance between chic and functional at the airport to help you smoothly and stylishly speed through those TSA lines. You never know who might run into while traveling so you definitely want to avoid having any airport outfit regrets. It’s totally find to make comfort the priority when traveling, but make sure you are not wearing a look that screams “I just rolled out of bed!” (lol). From cozy sweaters and long cardigans to ripped jeans and flat shoes, there are plenty of options to upgrade your airport style this season! So turn that walking conveyor belt into a catwalk and check out the list below for practical yet chic pieces to help you smoothly and stylishly make it to your destination!