Touring around London is the best day out one could think for and if the weather is good, then it is always a bonus and as far as I remember, I think that was the last day of summer as I literally wrapped up with scarf and jacket ever since I’ve returned from that exciting trip. We all know that one day is not enough for a big city like London and so, this time, I’ve covered one part of London that includes London bridge, Blackfriars, Tower Bridge, The Shard and Borough Market.
Look at the London bridge that has Thames river as underneath and the magnificent The Shard (the tallest building in Europe) to the top and the exceptional view is the one to die for and the local ambience of boats piercing along the water with cafes and bistros that is filled up with tourists and Londoners on the sides are quintessential for people watching.
This picture was clicked around London Monument area where I managed to click 3/4th of The Shard and this place was bustling with youngsters and peddle buses.
One cannot miss Tower bridge when you step into London and I was so fortunate to see the ceremonial opening and closing of bridge session and there was big bunch of crowd, who were shooting the historical mighty scene with pride.
Thanks to the multi story steps that aided me to cover up the whole spot of Thames river with bridge, boat and ship.
Weather was so good that day and it was like mid twenties and whole credit goes to Sun God who showered us with plenty of sunshine and one thing that was daunting was my foot and thanks to Transport of London, where I hopped on and off the entire day using bus, train and tube.
This is Blackfriars area that is ideal for shopping and most of the shops will be closed on weekends as this whole area is dedicated for working community.
The other wonderful experience was stepping onto Borough market where you could find food from all around the world just under one roof and so, you name it and they sell it and so, the whole place was crowded with food lovers, tourists an enthusiasts.
Here comes to end of this post and I wish all of you to have an amazing week ahead and see you next time with another post. Also, please remember to leave your awesome comments and as always, I would love to read them.
Summer is all about sun,sand and sea and what kind of summer holiday without a beach, isn’t it? And, that’s why, here comes my series of summer holiday fun facts which will yield all the goodness of summer as one single package and now, let’s see in detail.
Beach holiday provides pocket of opportunities for families to come together and so, invite your friends and families to give yourself a fun-filled family holiday and that is always rejoiced with happiness and laughter forever.
Detox Your Body:
Beach holiday works at its best to de-stress and recharge your body by soaking up in the sun and also, by having a wonderful lazy beach walk or soaking up your feet in the sea water or otherwise, you could bring your childhood inner sense appeal like building a sandcastle or burying your feet under the sand.
Say “Goodbye” To Hectic Work:
Beach holiday acts as a catalyst to show off your beach wardrobe like off-shoulder top, denim shorts, shirt dress, tan top and many more and last but not least, beach bags and tan sandals are ultimate mandatory too.
Richness Of Sun:
If you want to look like Sun goddess, then beach holiday plays an important role to make your glow tanned skin to look even more beautiful and also, aids to top up you month-ful supply of vitamin D sufficiency.
Also, there are so many adventures that you can do in beach like jet skiing, beach quad biking, horse riding, canoeing, sailing and many more and so, just go for it.
Lastly, give yourself a bit of time off to feel yourself much better and relax your mind and body in a natural way which always helps you both work wise and also, physically too.
I hope you all had a fun time in reading this post and you could also show your love by sharing your thoughts onto the comment box that is down below and until then, have a good week ahead. Happy Holidays!
Vintage furnitures are popular for many reasons like period statement, luxe, style and fashion values. Moreover, vintage furnitures helps to put a mark of individuality while decorating your home in a unique way and that’s why vintage furnitures are chronological accepted by all kinds of people from all around the world. So, when an exclusive curator approved online market place for vintage furniture, Chairish asked me to design some style boards for their vintage coffee tables, without any second thought I just jumped into the chance immediately. Besides too, I will be showcasing all the advice and tips on coffee table fundamentals. So, keep watching and stay tuned!
More about Chairish:
Chairish is an online market place for vintage furnitures where all design lovers unite. Also, this place makes it fun and easy for design overs to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor to one another. Additionally, this online shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full service and trust worthy environment.
Story of Chairish:
First of all, an entrepreneur husband and design-loving wife started this company and later, a team of co-founders who shared the same passion to the former soon joined them. The founders and co-founders in Chairish are passionate about connecting design lovers with each other in the best, most practical and enjoyable way to buy and sell amazing, unique, high quality furniture and decor.
Now, time has officially come to see some of the coffee table style boards.
I always love french country styled coffee tables and particularly, dressing up this rustic wooden table top with white solid carved legs is such a pleasure. Furthermore, french love to decorate their coffee tables in pristine pure whites and so, to follow up their footsteps, you could opt for a country styled jug, a silver-detailed white tea cup, a chunky white candle and a tall white orchid which could complete the look incredibly well.
Metallic Brass Theme:
Well, metallic theme is always considered as a popular choice while decorating a faux bamboo brass coffee table and in here, you could possibly go for a stacked up metallic boxes (ideal to store TV remotes and other accessories) which could partner well with the legs of the table and to compliment the frosted top of the table, you could go for a tapered marble vase. Meanwhile, to finish off the look, go for a pile of books with a candle to the top.
Colour Theme – Blue:
Four drawer coffee tables are the best sellers among the vintage furniture range as it organises the place effectively well. Apparently, the black feature from the table acts as a great way to bring in some contrasting light dress ups to the top of the table and certain props that could work immensely well are a pile of books with matching tea cup and vase and eventually, the whole props defines a height statement too.
I always love to have multiple storages on the table as it makes the table to look more organised and moreover, this 1960s Danish teak coffee table acts as a blank canvas for storage and hence, introduce some storage details in here. To style up this table, you could go for a tinker box which comes in quite handy to store some tiny jewelleries inside and the matching small bowls could be used for chocolate or sweet savers. Lastly, to finish up this look brilliantly well, you could opt for a tall pink orchid and a pile of books.
A gold statement always brings in some luxury with it and this octagon glass coffee table is not in exception either. For a matching golden theme, you could go for a centre-pieced, gold detailed tray where you could ideally grab some golden ornamental collection and gold tea light holders and to complete the look, opt for a pile of books to the side.
Bringing in some inspiration from the recent beach holiday always sounds interesting and this crux coffee table is a perfect choice for that. To start with, bring in a coral sculpture as the centre piece which could also be accompanied along with a golden sea shell and to compliment some freshness, introduce a white tall orchid and finally, to complete the look, go for a pile of books.
You feel so comfortable when you want to show some fashion flair to dress up a custom coffee table with metal top and this furniture is so versatile to customise wherein you could mix and match with the items that you are interested in. For a packed up look, you could go for a tray from where you can literally put in some little details like vases and flowers and for a completed perfection look, go for a pile of books next to the tray.
Want to know more about Chairish, then you could check onto the link right in here. I hope you had a lovely time in reading this post and as always, pop in your thoughts and views into the comment section that is right below.
For any beauty blogger, holiday trip is not complete without a beauty haul and I am not in exception either and hence, I went on a hunt trail for beauty haul in Sephora and also, some world-famous glass souvenirs from Murano too. Plus, I am very glad that money has been spent wisely and didn’t splash too much albeit. Well, even before the holiday, I made up my mind very clear that a visit to Sephora is a must as there isn’t any Sephora in UK though and so, I grabbed this opportunity instantly and also without fail.
Moreover, when I first entered into Sephora, I literally felt like I was in a beauty heaven as all of their array of shelves were arranged and ordered with tremendous amount of beauty galore and I should say that my bulging drooling eyes were constantly spotting onto the beauty aisles all the time and it was like a jaw-dropping experience. Even though, I have lip glosses, eye palettes, blushes and bronzers as a separate beauty staple, this time I was looking for a all-in-one package and that’s where, this time I bumped onto this massive makeup set that contains all the beauty pieces that I opted for. Wow! I am totally addictive to this product right now as it has 36 pans of eye shadows, 12 shades of lip glosses, 4 shades of blushers and two tones of bronzers and anyway, what else could I ask for? Besides, the pigmentation of the eye shadows are so gorgeous and the creaminess of the shade is perfect to blend onto the eyes as just like a second skin and while moving onto the lip glosses, it just applies onto the lips like a butter and gives out a mirror like reflection of the shade onto the lips and then, while coming along to the blusher, the texture of the blusher is incredibly super soft and it leaves a dab of pinky or peachy tones onto the cheeks instantly and lastly, the bronzers are great to define the cheek bones and it leaves the cheeks with the long-lasting gorgeously glowing bronzy look.
Furthermore, as we all know, Murano is famous for its glass making artistry and after visiting that gorgeous place, one can’t come home empty-handed and even though, there were so many products available from glass vases to containers and from chandeliers to collectibles and from bracelets to rings but with the biggest hurdle of luggage restriction, this time I opted for smaller items that I can keep comfortably in my hand luggage yet still could able to cherish those memories anytime ever after and that’s why, this time I landed onto buy some couple of pair of earrings and a photo frame to satisfy my thirst quenching desires for glass staples. Doesn’t they look gorgeous!
This is the last post on my Venice series and if you have missed any of my previous part of the series, then you could always jump into right in here, here, here and here.
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Well, there are so many options to explore more of Venice and one particular spot that is consistently bustling with tourists is always said to be Murano. Murano is just 1.5kms away from Venice and there are also frequent water transports available at your own convenience. So, if you are looking for a day trip that is not too far from Venice yet still would like to spend most of the daytime by walking and strolling through the galleries and buying glass souvenirs, then Murano is the quintessential location for it. By the way, the above picture is one of the parking bays in the centre of Murano.
Moreover, there are plenty of gelato and sandwich shops are available at any time of the day and these shops are scattered all across the lanes to fulfil every thirst-quenching hungry customer needs; plus, the neat and tidied stone tiled pathways gives a phenomenal ambience for the globetrotter to make themselves comfortable while on their memorable journey.
Besides too, Murano has some unique features where you can’t see anywhere else as the canal in here runs right in the middle of the island and either part of the canal is always adorned with glass makers, souvenir shops, glass galleries and restaurants. In further, to make the whole bustling atmosphere even more lively, there are also several small bridges that runs across the canal and they look so gorgeous to see and it is such a pleasure to watch too.
Furthermore, if you are looking for any kind of glass statement pieces, then sky is the limit as these Murano shops are filled up with thousands of souvenirs to collectibles that includes: rings, bracelets, watches, animal collections, flower collections, vases, earrings, necklaces, pendants, chandeliers, lamp shades, coasters, bowls, plates and many more. And, the interesting part is that most of these glass shops have their magnificent glass making workshops at their backyard and luckily, I had a great chance to get a sneak peek into some of the glass making techniques that they use – Oh my goodness! the amount of work those tradesmen put in is certainly a hats off job as it is such a tremendous piece of hard work to do in their day-to-day work schedule.
After getting stuffed up with bag full of fantastic collectibles, the next mandatory stop would be Venice and I should definitely say that not only Murano is so good, the entire trip is like a treasure land that has a plentiful of architectural monuments and buildings that spread all across the water channel that dates back many centuries before.
Look at the ancient settlements that has so much flare for architectural excellence and most of these structures are mostly dominated by domes and towers and it is such a historical place to explore at least once in your lifetime.
Well, when you look onto the exterior of these buildings, you could clearly identify their architectural intelligence as these buildings are still standing elegantly with pride and dignity along with their predominant craftsmanship.
These are some of the pictures that I clicked on my return trip from Murano to Venice and I would surely say that this trip is one of the most memorable holiday trip that I ever had in my life.
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If you have missed any of my series of posts with regard to Venice trip, then you could always jump into right here, here and here to catch up with all of the latest updates.
Grand Canal is the one of the greatest sight-seeing spots in Venice, Italy and today, I will be taking you on a journey along the length of the Grand Canal and I will be share with you about my exceptional personal experience of this great voyage. Moreover, Grand canal is not only a scenic location but also works as a transport channel for millions and millions of tourist visitors that visit this place yearly and they are considered as the main means of transport in this hottest historic location and in further, you could also use this water transport as a water taxi or water bus or gondola.
Furthermore, if you want to explore Venice in a fun full yet in a majestic way, then riding onto gondolas along the banks of Grand Canal is a must and the surprising part is that there are several parking spots for gondolas that runs right across the main attractions; plus, gondolas are the specialty of this locale and hence, who wouldn’t love to go on for a ride?
These are some of the best captures on the central part of the Grand Canal where you could explicitly see several number of historic buildings which dates back centuries before in the range of 13th to 18th century old and these great architectural landmarks were once occupied by the noble Venetian families and even today, one could clearly able to see their true reflection of enormous amount of wealth and culture that were associated along with them.
This bustling atmosphere starts from dawn to dusk everyday and the crowded water taxis and speed boats are just a real pleasure to watch and ride and the most amazing part is that the old Venetians were not only interested in showing off their architectural excellence in just buildings alone but also extended their abilities and functional capabilities onto the connecting bridges too.
Look at the centuries old strong bridge and their adjoining historic territories set as the background and doesn’t it look amazing? And, one more additional fact that I want to share along with you is that there are nearly 425 bridges that is standing along elegantly from centuries and centuries long until now along the Grand Canal. WOW! Besides, you could also visit an innumerable number of churches and towers all across the corridors of Grand Canal and it is a great way to spend in your lovely sunny afternoons.
Besides too, you could also able to see some awesome Venetian iron balconies and large domed windows when you ride along the Grand Canal and in further, Venice is the only place where speeds boats take their pride to drop in and out of tourists to various hotels that is spread along the banks of the Grand Canal and this is the only way to get into the hotel too and anyway, you could also see exactly the same in the picture as a visual interpretation of what I said right now.
Lastly, this picture also gives us an evidential proof of the hustle and bustle of Venice that is crowded by the local people and tourists all year around and these hardworking boatman gives us the handful of much-needed ride everyday and hats off to their immense dedication of work.
I hope you had a great time in reading this post and you could also catch up with some of the other parts of the Venice that is right in here and here. Additionally, you are most welcome to drop in your valuable thoughts and views into the comment section that is right below.
Today, let me take you through my journey of travel in the most prestigious district of San Marco in Venice, Italy. As you all know, I have covered my expedition on San Polo district in Venice on the Day 1 of my travel and if you have missed any of it, you could always jump onto the section that is right here. As San Polo district covers the upper curve of the Grand Canal and similarly, San Marco district travels along the lower curve of the Grand Canal and it is one of the most reputable districts among the entire six districts of central Venice.
The eminent landmark of the San Marco district is none other than Basilica of St. Mark that is highly regarded as the treasure-house of ancient Venice and its whole architectural structure sits elegantly as a center stage on the most famous St. Mark’s Square that is also called as Piazza San Marco; plus, the whole surrounding area of the bustling square is always filled up with pigeons, tourists and cafes. Moreover, the adjoining museum and the magnificent clock tower is certainly worth the watch.
Furthermore, the great sight-seeing point in this area is that tourists queue along the top of the bell tower to see the most gorgeous panoramic view of the historic city and the whole structures, pillars and monuments clearly explains the great architectural intelligence of the architects even farther away centuries back.
Finally, you can’t go empty-handed after passing through the humongous designer stalls that has the most fabulous latest fashion arrivals and hence, I took this opportunity as a great pleasure to show you some of the best designer show rooms in the city.
Doesn’t it look so gorgeous! Even though, one can’t afford to drop into each section of the store but still, it’s definitely worth to have a premium window shopping experience that is all under one roof.
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