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!
Even though it looks like I went hiking, I actually took a helicopter! LOL. This was at the Grand Canyon and our family did the Grand Canyon Tour with Maverick Helicopters! The view was spectacular and I wore my favorite workout gear to snap some pics!