The Ultimate Istanbul Travel Guide

Istanbul, I left a piece of my heart with you. A city straddling between Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus strait, it is a centre of Turkish economy, culture and history. The number one spot of many dream travel destination lists. The city is opulent and twinkling with lights, it brushes your face with noor and feeds the soul and heart. Istanbul is, and always … Continue reading The Ultimate Istanbul Travel Guide

The Italian Beauty Edit

A getaway abroad is not complete without a trip to Sephora or two! The apartment in Trastevere was situated within a sweet five minute walk from Sephora and Kiko. Each evening resulted in hands swatched with lipsticks and eyeshadows. Kiko Milano Cosmetics Eyes Palette The Kiko Eyes Palette is a compact travel-sized palette, adorned with versatile neutral shades for day and night. The eyeshadow range … Continue reading The Italian Beauty Edit

When in Rome: Day 6

Our final full day in Rome had one objective only: to savour every single second humanly possible. We arose from our slumber and had our penultimate breakfast in the apartment with the background chatter of the locals enjoying their morning espresso and the gentle summer breeze brushing us from the balcony. Since Day Five was our take on “Best Of” a la Mariah Carey’s 2001 greatest … Continue reading When in Rome: Day 6

When in Rome: Day 3 + Day 4

Day 3 We’re going off the grid today. An adventure within an adventure, if you wish. Not much contact with anyone else and off to a very unfamiliar part of the city. The outskirts. The deserted. The isolated. Just call us Bear Grylls. This can only go surprisingly well or absolutely disastrous… Like clockwork, we arose early in the morning and got ready, followed by … Continue reading When in Rome: Day 3 + Day 4

A photo of the author in front of the Colosseum

When in Rome: Day 2

It’s official. I have achieved the unexpected. Even I was astounded, but ladies and gentlemen, I have absolutely exceeded my expectations and I am one proud lady. A very stylish Italian woman complimented me on my outfit. Yes, me. Your friendly neighbourhood beauty and tech blogger has unlocked the international fashion achievement level. Better equipped with knowledge on the Italian public transport, my Mother and … Continue reading When in Rome: Day 2