Notting Hill

 We all know London’s weather is often very frustrating for many of us. Well, this time, the city made no exception for me and decided to be cold and rainy for most of my trip. So when you get ONE sunny day, you take out your camera and head to Notting Hill for a lovely afternoon with your BFF. Yes, Notting Hill from Julia Robert’s movie. I kept stealing people's front door to make sure we capture the right moment...and we did, in the middle of the street while a car was waiting for my picture to be taken...sorry mate!  Spending the day in Notting Hill will make you question if you made the right decision by living somewhere else. West London is the perfect place for pilates, pressed juice kind of women. As much as I wish I could be all that all, pizza wins everytime (sorry). On a more serious note, Notting Hill is the perfect place to bike around, brunch at Granger & Co, go for a shopping session with your bestie and be posh and fabulous.  On a side note, make sure to order the ricotta hotcake at Granger & co, a cappuccino with oat milk AND a matcha latté with oat milk to end your perfect breakfast. Head to Bimba & Lola if you want to find unique and fun pieces to add to your wardrobe. Their prices are actually not that bad but I would suggest you wait for their amazing sales.  If you are looking for an amazing Afternoon Tea in London, I strongly suggest the Langham Hotel in the Palm Court room. Take a look at my Instagram post to see what they served us and click on my London highlights to see all of it!   Apparently, London’s weather has been quite nice since I left, what a shame. I still enjoy going back to my second home and there is no better place than London.   Kisses xo

We all know London’s weather is often very frustrating for many of us. Well, this time, the city made no exception for me and decided to be cold and rainy for most of my trip. So when you get ONE sunny day, you take out your camera and head to Notting Hill for a lovely afternoon with your BFF. Yes, Notting Hill from Julia Robert’s movie. I kept stealing people's front door to make sure we capture the right moment...and we did, in the middle of the street while a car was waiting for my picture to be taken...sorry mate!

Spending the day in Notting Hill will make you question if you made the right decision by living somewhere else. West London is the perfect place for pilates, pressed juice kind of women. As much as I wish I could be all that all, pizza wins everytime (sorry). On a more serious note, Notting Hill is the perfect place to bike around, brunch at Granger & Co, go for a shopping session with your bestie and be posh and fabulous.

On a side note, make sure to order the ricotta hotcake at Granger & co, a cappuccino with oat milk AND a matcha latté with oat milk to end your perfect breakfast. Head to Bimba & Lola if you want to find unique and fun pieces to add to your wardrobe. Their prices are actually not that bad but I would suggest you wait for their amazing sales.

If you are looking for an amazing Afternoon Tea in London, I strongly suggest the Langham Hotel in the Palm Court room. Take a look at my Instagram post to see what they served us and click on my London highlights to see all of it! 

Apparently, London’s weather has been quite nice since I left, what a shame. I still enjoy going back to my second home and there is no better place than London. 

Kisses xo

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Is this Instagrammable enough?

 Fact about me: I have 3 wardrobes full of clothes but only wear joggers and men's knitwear most of the times. Winter is really not my season, I take no time to get ready and my only concern is how to hell will I survive? My options are usually black or dark grey...beige when it comes to my Teddy Bear coat. I walk around the city looking like...well nothing fancy quite frankly.   When I was in Morocco, I ordered this amazing pair of Ribbed-knit culottes from Zara and never got the chance to wear them. Culotte pants are probably the most comfortable and most stylish items to own. If you need this outfit to be classier, simply change your Uggs for a nice pair of ankle boots...sock boots preferably.  And Berets are just so popular now...Teddy Bear coat and a Beret, this outfit is VERY Instagram.  Nothing else to add, just needed to let you guys know that I wore beige when it was -20 degrees outside.   Kissesss!

Fact about me: I have 3 wardrobes full of clothes but only wear joggers and men's knitwear most of the times. Winter is really not my season, I take no time to get ready and my only concern is how to hell will I survive? My options are usually black or dark grey...beige when it comes to my Teddy Bear coat. I walk around the city looking like...well nothing fancy quite frankly. 

When I was in Morocco, I ordered this amazing pair of Ribbed-knit culottes from Zara and never got the chance to wear them. Culotte pants are probably the most comfortable and most stylish items to own. If you need this outfit to be classier, simply change your Uggs for a nice pair of ankle boots...sock boots preferably.

And Berets are just so popular now...Teddy Bear coat and a Beret, this outfit is VERY Instagram.

Nothing else to add, just needed to let you guys know that I wore beige when it was -20 degrees outside. 

Kissesss!

 Teddy Bear coat & Beret from H&M

Teddy Bear coat & Beret from H&M

 Boots from Ugg//Ribbed-knit culottes from Zara

Boots from Ugg//Ribbed-knit culottes from Zara

Marrakesh travel guide

 Riad Yasmine//Wearing Rinikini bikini with a skirt from Solito  Marrakesh is the city of lights, where every artist dreams to go at least once. I’ve always felt close to Morocco since my father was born in Marrakesh. After hours of extended reflection, I finally decided to go for two months to work on a personal project. Marrakesh was our first stop, three weeks living in the Old Medina. La Médina has its ups and downs, more ups than downs, obviously, but you need to know that living there is probably not for everyone. 

Riad Yasmine//Wearing Rinikini bikini with a skirt from Solito

Marrakesh is the city of lights, where every artist dreams to go at least once. I’ve always felt close to Morocco since my father was born in Marrakesh. After hours of extended reflection, I finally decided to go for two months to work on a personal project. Marrakesh was our first stop, three weeks living in the Old Medina. La Médina has its ups and downs, more ups than downs, obviously, but you need to know that living there is probably not for everyone. 

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 Fake tour guides will want to show you around…nothing is free in Marrakesh so please be aware that they will ask for money afterwards. You can quickly get around with your phone, yes La Médina is all on Google Maps!   Always have cash on you, lots of places will not take credit cards. I tend to feel safer when I carry cash on me.   Marrakesh is quite open compared to other Muslim countries (believe me I know what I’m talking about) however, I would suggest not walking around in a mini skirt…Try to pack very light things since the weather is hot, especially during summer. I was often wearing linen trousers or midi dresses. Save the short hemlines when you go out at night - there's no limit when the sun goes down.   Prepare for craziness in Jemaa El-Fnaa…good luck on that one especially at night. I am VERY nervous in a crowd, so this part was hard for me to handle at first. You get used to it and will probably enjoy the craziness at the end.  You can eat for cheap at night in Jemaa El-Fnaa but make sure to go where you see many people. You need to make sure that the food is fresh and doesn’t stay there for long. I’ve never been sick by eating in the middle of La Médina. You will see many locals, and that was probably my favourite part.   Start your day by heading to Jemaa El-Fna for a fresh juice. I used to get Ginger (lots of it), lemon, orange and strawberry juice. The best way to start your day!

Fake tour guides will want to show you around…nothing is free in Marrakesh so please be aware that they will ask for money afterwards. You can quickly get around with your phone, yes La Médina is all on Google Maps! 

Always have cash on you, lots of places will not take credit cards. I tend to feel safer when I carry cash on me. 

Marrakesh is quite open compared to other Muslim countries (believe me I know what I’m talking about) however, I would suggest not walking around in a mini skirt…Try to pack very light things since the weather is hot, especially during summer. I was often wearing linen trousers or midi dresses. Save the short hemlines when you go out at night - there's no limit when the sun goes down. 

Prepare for craziness in Jemaa El-Fnaa…good luck on that one especially at night. I am VERY nervous in a crowd, so this part was hard for me to handle at first. You get used to it and will probably enjoy the craziness at the end.

You can eat for cheap at night in Jemaa El-Fnaa but make sure to go where you see many people. You need to make sure that the food is fresh and doesn’t stay there for long. I’ve never been sick by eating in the middle of La Médina. You will see many locals, and that was probably my favourite part. 

Start your day by heading to Jemaa El-Fna for a fresh juice. I used to get Ginger (lots of it), lemon, orange and strawberry juice. The best way to start your day!

 The famous Berbere Pool in the middle of Riad Yasmine

The famous Berbere Pool in the middle of Riad Yasmine

 Riad Azzouna 13 where I officially turned 26

Riad Azzouna 13 where I officially turned 26

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 Riad Kbour & Chou

Riad Kbour & Chou

 (I was wearing a swimsuit!)

(I was wearing a swimsuit!)

 Weekend in Tanger

Weekend in Tanger

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  Riad Yasmine ...We all know about this one and have all seen the famous Berber pool. Probably my favourite place to go to. We stayed in the Merzouga Suite, which was the coziest room of all in my opinion. We were staying late at the pool drinking mint tea and enjoying the warm weather. Riad Yasmine is a magical place in a magical city...can't really ask for more.    Riad Palacio de Las Especias ...not very far from Riad Yasmine. Maybe not my favourite of all time but definitely a beautiful and cosy riad. They had a pool as well which is always a pleasant thing to have in Marrakesh. We spent most of our times on the roof watching movies at night.    Riad Azzouna 13 ...if you are minimalist, this is the place for you. The rooftop was fantastic and we used to stay there at night drinking tea, watching the sunset. On my birthday, the manager had prepared balloons, flowers, candles and a cake! My room was full of balloons which I absolutely loved!    Riad Safa ...they had some construction going on when we went, but the place was already so pretty. We used to have breakfast on the small table in front of our room surrounded by plants. This riad is not very famous on Instagram, but I would definitely go and take a look. We loved everything there.     Riad Kbour & Chou ...probably the most unique Riad I have ever seen. The place was huge and, the rooms were all very unique. Breakfast was delicious, and the 2 owners were the kindest people. It was possible to have breakfast on their beautiful rooftop but I wouldn't because the weather in Marrakech is absolutely dreadful. 

Riad Yasmine...We all know about this one and have all seen the famous Berber pool. Probably my favourite place to go to. We stayed in the Merzouga Suite, which was the coziest room of all in my opinion. We were staying late at the pool drinking mint tea and enjoying the warm weather. Riad Yasmine is a magical place in a magical city...can't really ask for more. 

Riad Palacio de Las Especias...not very far from Riad Yasmine. Maybe not my favourite of all time but definitely a beautiful and cosy riad. They had a pool as well which is always a pleasant thing to have in Marrakesh. We spent most of our times on the roof watching movies at night. 

Riad Azzouna 13...if you are minimalist, this is the place for you. The rooftop was fantastic and we used to stay there at night drinking tea, watching the sunset. On my birthday, the manager had prepared balloons, flowers, candles and a cake! My room was full of balloons which I absolutely loved! 

Riad Safa...they had some construction going on when we went, but the place was already so pretty. We used to have breakfast on the small table in front of our room surrounded by plants. This riad is not very famous on Instagram, but I would definitely go and take a look. We loved everything there.  

Riad Kbour & Chou...probably the most unique Riad I have ever seen. The place was huge and, the rooms were all very unique. Breakfast was delicious, and the 2 owners were the kindest people. It was possible to have breakfast on their beautiful rooftop but I wouldn't because the weather in Marrakech is absolutely dreadful. 

 Enjoying the sun at Riad Palacio de Las Especias

Enjoying the sun at Riad Palacio de Las Especias

 You can never get tired of this...Riad Kbour & Chou

You can never get tired of this...Riad Kbour & Chou

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 Since Marrakesh doesn't have any beaches, it would be a good idea to visit Casablanca. Eden Island was definitely my favourite place it literally looked like a mini Saint-Tropez with a surf club right next to it!

Since Marrakesh doesn't have any beaches, it would be a good idea to visit Casablanca. Eden Island was definitely my favourite place it literally looked like a mini Saint-Tropez with a surf club right next to it!

 Enjoying this beautiful light at Riad Kbour & Chou 

Enjoying this beautiful light at Riad Kbour & Chou 

 Fellah hotel//Wearing a Solito Jumpsuit and Matisse footwear boots (my clutch is from the souk)

Fellah hotel//Wearing a Solito Jumpsuit and Matisse footwear boots (my clutch is from the souk)

 Time for a Moroccan tea in Riad Yasmine while watching the beautiful sunset//Wearing Barthelemy Rose

Time for a Moroccan tea in Riad Yasmine while watching the beautiful sunset//Wearing Barthelemy Rose

 Merzouga Suite Riad Yasmine

Merzouga Suite Riad Yasmine

 Wearing Yireh top and shorts

Wearing Yireh top and shorts

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  La ferme  ...the most astounding seafood pizza!    Dar Mama ...lovely and small restaurant   Nomad ...a must if you go to Marrakesh. We went at night during sunset to enjoy some mint tea.   Lotus ...if you are looking for a fancy restaurant.    Café des épices ...also a must if you are travelling there. This café is in front of place des épices, where you can buy the most charming gifts.    Jad Mahal ...to have the time of your life! We used to be obsessed with that place a few years ago and dance all night. 

La ferme ...the most astounding seafood pizza! 

Dar Mama...lovely and small restaurant

Nomad...a must if you go to Marrakesh. We went at night during sunset to enjoy some mint tea.

Lotus...if you are looking for a fancy restaurant. 

Café des épices...also a must if you are travelling there. This café is in front of place des épices, where you can buy the most charming gifts. 

Jad Mahal...to have the time of your life! We used to be obsessed with that place a few years ago and dance all night. 

 Breakfast on the rooftop at Riad Kbour & Chou

Breakfast on the rooftop at Riad Kbour & Chou

 Having lunch with my better half at Beldi Country Club

Having lunch with my better half at Beldi Country Club

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 Breakfast at Riad Safa in front of our room//Wearing Mayrah

Breakfast at Riad Safa in front of our room//Wearing Mayrah

 Without a doubt,  Beldi Country Club  was my favourite place! This is where I spent my birthday, and I just wanted to go back over and over again. They also have a few local stores where you can buy more excellent gifts. We used to go there since Azzouna 13 didn’t have a pool and we were literally dying. Beldi has 2 Beautiful pools, they also have a huge rose garden. Probably my favourite place to take pictures in Marrakesh.    Jardin Majorelle , I believe everyone should go at least once. It’s not everyday you can visit one of your favourite designer’s house.    Café des épices ...to have lunch and drink their Café épicé (delicious).  Do some shopping at  La place des épices  - my favourite part of the souk.   Go to  La Mamounia , a famous hotel in Marrakesh, where you can have a drink... or two.    Fellah Hotel …we went to spend the day next to the pool and also got ourselves a nice Little massage. The hotel is quite impressive and very unique.    Get lost ….get lost…and get lost…you will see the most beautiful things, and you just keep walking. Marrakesh is full of treasures, and unexpected events.

Without a doubt, Beldi Country Club was my favourite place! This is where I spent my birthday, and I just wanted to go back over and over again. They also have a few local stores where you can buy more excellent gifts. We used to go there since Azzouna 13 didn’t have a pool and we were literally dying. Beldi has 2 Beautiful pools, they also have a huge rose garden. Probably my favourite place to take pictures in Marrakesh. 

Jardin Majorelle, I believe everyone should go at least once. It’s not everyday you can visit one of your favourite designer’s house. 

Café des épices...to have lunch and drink their Café épicé (delicious).

Do some shopping at La place des épices - my favourite part of the souk. 

Go to La Mamounia, a famous hotel in Marrakesh, where you can have a drink... or two. 

Fellah Hotel…we went to spend the day next to the pool and also got ourselves a nice Little massage. The hotel is quite impressive and very unique. 

Get lost….get lost…and get lost…you will see the most beautiful things, and you just keep walking. Marrakesh is full of treasures, and unexpected events.

 The most beautiful place Beldi Country Club

The most beautiful place Beldi Country Club

 Le Temps d'un Café custom bag!

Le Temps d'un Café custom bag!

 The man behind it all finally taking a break at Beldi Country Club

The man behind it all finally taking a break at Beldi Country Club

 Sunset Riad Yasmine

Sunset Riad Yasmine

 Amore mio

Amore mio

 Riad Palacio de Las Especias//Wearing Gypsy05

Riad Palacio de Las Especias//Wearing Gypsy05

My blood type is coffee

 If you haven't noticed that coffee is literally the one thing I live for, you may have been living under a rock for a VERY long time. I always find the nicest coffee shops before travelling to make sure I don’t miss on anything. Toronto has a lot of them and it was very hard to make a small selection. I only had one full day so my friend and I decided to try Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen breakfast's menu. Delicious & absolutely wonderful to look at...I felt very bad destroying this piece of art.

If you haven't noticed that coffee is literally the one thing I live for, you may have been living under a rock for a VERY long time. I always find the nicest coffee shops before travelling to make sure I don’t miss on anything. Toronto has a lot of them and it was very hard to make a small selection. I only had one full day so my friend and I decided to try Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen breakfast's menu. Delicious & absolutely wonderful to look at...I felt very bad destroying this piece of art.

 Next stop, Versus Coffee. There is only one thing we wanted, COLOURS in our lattes. Keep in mind that you have to personally ask the barista for it. I usually order a cappuccino but unfortunately, they could only do it on a latte. The taste is exactly the same one as a regular latte...it just has a funny look once the pretty art is gone though.   Coffee shops I also tried the day before: Quantum Coffee (a must with an amazing open space, perfect to work), Hopper Coffee (delicious croissants made by a French chef), Sorry Coffee Co (a fancy coffee shop in the back of a store...the perfect stop while shopping at Prada or Christian Louboutin brand new boutique)

Next stop, Versus Coffee. There is only one thing we wanted, COLOURS in our lattes. Keep in mind that you have to personally ask the barista for it. I usually order a cappuccino but unfortunately, they could only do it on a latte. The taste is exactly the same one as a regular latte...it just has a funny look once the pretty art is gone though. 

Coffee shops I also tried the day before: Quantum Coffee (a must with an amazing open space, perfect to work), Hopper Coffee (delicious croissants made by a French chef), Sorry Coffee Co (a fancy coffee shop in the back of a store...the perfect stop while shopping at Prada or Christian Louboutin brand new boutique)

 Chia pudding//latte and cappuccino//avocado on toast

Chia pudding//latte and cappuccino//avocado on toast