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!
Last summer, I took a trip to Taiwan to visit my grandparents whom I haven’t seen in over 4 years! After landing in Taiwan, we stayed there for a few days and then the three of us (me, my mom, and my grandma) flew to Hong Kong from Taiwan. In addition to the plethora of malls, shopping, and designer boutiques which was basically heaven on Earth for me, the food fell nothing short of amazing. I have to admit that I was never a fan of Chinese food in the United States, so I was not too thrilled with having to eat Chinese food almost every meal for the next week. But, I was pleasantly surprised as the food at EVERY restaurant we went to in Hong Kong was so incredibly delicious and tasteful (even the sushi and pasta was amazing!). So, if you love high-quality, Instagram-worthy, chic, and inventive dining experiences, check out the list below and Hong Kong should undoubtedly be at the top of your list of travel destinations!