Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bye LA

Our trip was almost coming to an end, the past two weeks felt so surreal and it was difficult for me to accept that I'd be back to reality in three days. Huhu. But instead of sulking around, we tried to maximize the remaining days we had left.

One of my greatest dreams since I was a kid was to visit Universal Studios Hollywood. I wouldn't really pass off that opportunity now that I'm here, would I? We ended early so we went exploring to get a good look at the Hollywood sign and ended up at Runyon Canyon Park. Unfortunately, we were still too far off and the Hollywood sign was not that visible. It was a good exercise walking up and down the hill though.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills has got to be one of the coolest spots in LA. Posh architecture, paved sidewalks, palm trees along almost every road, perfectly maintained landscapes, and the beach just a short drive away -- what more could you ask for?

We spent two hours walking along the streets of Beverly Hills and taking photos, then proceeded to some shopping centers in the area to take a snack and do some quick shopping. We also had a good look at one section of the two-mile long Santa Monica Beach, sadly the Pier was still too far out to be seen.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Road trip to Arizona

Vegas is amazing at night, but there really isn't much to do during daytime. So to make the most out of our stay, on our second day we went on a road trip to the Grand Canyon and stopped by Hoover Dam and Sedona on the way.

It was scorching hot in Vegas so I wore a light and breezy top but regretted my decision later on because it got real chilly at the Grand Canyon!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Atkinsons: Celebrating 200 Years of Perfume Snobbery

Over a month ago, Atkinsons celebrated its arrival in the Philippines and the launch of its new fragrances with an afternoon high tea at Pangaea, City of Dreams. The place was perfectly in theme that when I entered, it felt like I was transported to England two hundred years back! 

Okay before I show you photos taken during the launch, let me share a small tidbit about this brand. When James Atkinson, the founder of Atkinsons first came to London, he brought with him a rose-scented bear grease balm, aaaaaand, yes, you guessed it, a real bear!