A day trip to Mitsumine Shrine in Chichibu, Japan

Although I went on this said day trip to Mitsumine Shrine at the beginning of the month, I thought finishing up 2017 with a mini travel post would be appropriate. Read on to see more photos of Mitsumine Shrine, one of the most famous power spots in Japan located on the summit of Mt. Mitsumine … Continue Reading

2 nights in Venice, 1 day in Milan

The last part of my Italy trip consisted of 2 nights in Venice and a day trip to Milan. Both cities were more than I had dreamed of – Venice being the romantic city above the water with a life of its own, Milan being full of hustle bustle, with larger buildings and fancy shopping … Continue Reading

2 days in Florence, Italy

Like Rome, Florence was another beautiful city with its own historical and architectural flavor. My mother and I actually didn’t stay here a full two days, since we traveled from Rome the first day and traveled to Venice the next afternoon. I wish we had more time to explore the city, but I’m glad we … Continue Reading

3 days in Rome, Italy

Just like my Paris trip the previous month, my long-awaited trip to Italy was also a culturally enriching experience that left me completely dazzled. Like Paris, Italy was full of history wherever I went, and everything I laid eyes on was refreshing and most of all, beautiful beyond words. Read on to see where I visited … Continue Reading

A view of the Eiffel Tower

It has always been my dream to see the iconic Eiffel Tower with my own eyes. My friend Yuri, who was also my tour guide during my first week in Paris, surprised me with the best scenic view of the Tower. I think my jaw literally dropped when I turned the corner and saw the … Continue Reading

Hotel Noir, Paris

Paris is known for their countless boutique hotels, each one unique in their own way. During my Paris trip, I stayed at 3 different boutique hotels, and I must say the Hotel Noir was my favorite. Set in the 17th district of Paris and only a 10-15 minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe and … Continue Reading

Romantic black floral in Paris

Have you ever heard someone say that Paris is the “city of romance?” While lovey-dovey romance wasn’t in the air for me, I did enjoy the beautiful scenery of Paris and the romantic French language all around me as I toured the city. One thing I noticed during my travels is that I really dress … Continue Reading

Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve “Designer of Dreams” Exhibit

During the first week of my stay in Paris, the Christian Dior exhibit, Couturier du Rêve, or “Designer of Dreams,” opened its doors to the public at Les Arts Decoratifs. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior, this beautiful exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Dior, … Continue Reading

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

Visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok was probably the highlight of my trip in Thailand. It was truly a surreal experience walking through the palace grounds in all its splendor. タイのメディアツアーの中で最も楽しみにしていたのがバンコクの王宮での訪問でした。こんなに立派な王宮を訪れるのは人生で初めてで、その品のある輝きには圧倒されました。 One of the first things I noticed before entering the palace was the amount of people dressed in black from head to toe, waiting … Continue Reading

The Vogue Lounge, Bangkok

While the main goal of the media tour in Bangkok was to explore the more historical sites such as temples and the Grand Palace, I tried to make use of the free time I had to check out more mainstream areas in the city as well. Thanks to one of the bloggers in my tour … Continue Reading