September 30, 2014

CLUMSY CLEO.

September 30, 2014

I'm a klutz.

Yes, I said it. I think I have two left feet! I was walking in broad daylight; on a sidewalk and then I fell. I can't completely explain how it happen because the fall is quite a blur to me.


I ended up with minor ligament tears on my right ankle and cuts and bruises on my knees. Booooooo! And I couldn't get the hang of using crutches, so I spent most of my healing time in bed with seasons of 'Modern Family'. It took me about a week, but I'm now back on my feet again! It'll take about six months to fully recover, but I still get a good laugh thinking of a reason for the questions I get. 

September 24, 2014

HANAMI ✿

September 24, 2014
Ohayō Gozaimasu! Had a bad morning, so I decided to spend my afternoon at Tsuruma Park (鶴舞公園). Gazed in wonder beneath the blushing petals, as sakura flowers gracefully twirled to the ground in the most beautiful manner. I felt a little better after walking through glimpses of pastel pink. 

September 22, 2014

CINQUE TERRE.

September 22, 2014
Spent the day at Cinque Terre, a rugged portion of coast on the French Riviera. In Italian, the word "cinque" means five, and "terre" means lands. And just like it's name, this beautiful place is made up of five lands - Monterossa al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Each village is a unique destination with it's own beauty and character to share. A trip worth taking, if you're up for an adventure and a little exploring.

Walked from land to land. Took a stroll down the steep roads and cliffside paths. Caught a glimpse of Via dell'Amore, the path of love. Sat among the pastel houses that climb up the side of cliffs. Overlooked the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Had amazing pasta and pizza. Tried different flavours of gelato. Touched the clear, bleu water and watched the sunset along the sandy beach. Magnifico!

September 19, 2014

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, LEATHER PIGALLE 85.

September 19, 2014

No wardrobe is complete without a beautiful pair of Christian Louboutin black pumps.
These classics work with everything, whether I feel like dressing up or down. 

September 18, 2014

CAFÉ ANGELINA.

September 18, 2014
Writing from a café within the arcades of Rue de Rivoli - CAFÉ ANGELINA! I'm so happy to be in this charming café, it was favoured by icons, Audrey Hepburn back in those eras. She would come in here to sip on hot chocolate and sit in this beautifully adorned café all day. Maybe I'm biased, but I think it makes a lovely place for delicious pastries and gives me a chance to take in a little of Audrey Hepburn's presence. Haha!

Café Angelina is famous for their H O T  C H O C O L A T E; it is said to be the most deliciously decadent, dark hot chocolate in the world. But I think the drink is a little too hot for summer, so I tried the iced chocolate instead. The delicious cocoa was thick, and velvety; heaven if you love chocolate! But I personally love every É C L A I R here; from Éclair Fraise-Chantilly to Éclair Chocolat to Éclair Toute Vanille! Incredibly indulgent, the choux pastry was crisp, and the crème pâtisserie in each éclair had it's own special taste. These are the pastries I'd come back for! Mmm! And if you're a sucker for M A C A R O N S, like me - the Courtisane is an interesting mix of rose-infused macarons, sour raspberries and earl grey tea cream. A little to sweet for my liking but I think it makes a noteworthy pastry.

I love this sweet, sugary scented salon! Here's my photo diary of Café Angelina:



September 01, 2014

I'M BACK!

September 01, 2014
Hello! It's been a quite a while since I've written in my little blogspace; but now I'm back. I have missed writing about my escapades around the globe and sharing my personal thoughts. A lot has changed since my last post, but I promise to write more and paint the stories with more pictures. Until then! Xxx

Cleo Kim © 2014