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A walk around Downtown LA

It’s not secret that I fell in love with Los Angeles when I visited back in March! Before I planned my trip I had no idea how vast LA is, where the different neighborhoods are positioned on the map or which places to visit except for Beverly Hills and Santa Monica! The bits and bobs I knew about LA came from TV series (hello Beverly Hills 90210), films and of course celebrity blogs and magazines (I honestly can’t recall how many times celebrities were spotted on the Grove (which, yes I managed to visit back in March). The one place…

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Drive away to Malibu + dine at Geoffrey’s

“Hey hey, you know what to do Oh baby, drive away to Malibu” – Hole Driving away to Malibu would be a brilliant weekend idea…if only I lived in LA!! Still during our 3,5 days stay in LA back in March, my friends and I managed to spend an afternoon driving to Malibu, frolicking (well sort of) on Zuma beach and then dining at Geoffrey’s. Malibu is just a 30’ drive (with no traffic) from Santa Monica and about 60’ drive (with no traffic) from Los Angeles. Malibu stretches 34km along the Pacific Ocean and is “home” to many beaches including…

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a walk in Greenwich Village | Aspects of Style
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A walk around Greenwich Village, NYC

Today I want to introduce you to my favorite neighborhood in New York City: Greenwich Village. As per Wikipedia “Greenwich Village has been known as an artists’ haven, the Bohemian capital, the cradle of the modern LGBT movement, and the East Coast birthplace of both the Beat and ’60s counterculture movements.” Needless to say that I didn’t know any of these when I visited Greenwich Village 5 years ago, but it stole my heart! Greenwich Village has lots to explore: shopping streets, interesting architecture, Universities and Sex and the City spots! Need I say more? Today I’m taking you on a little tour in the Village…

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3 restaurants in San Francisco worth visiting
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3 Restaurants in San Francisco worth visiting

My posts regarding my Californian road trip back in March wouldn’t be complete, without me blogging about food right? I do have a couple of suggestions and tips about Los Angeles, but dining out in San Francisco definitely stole my heart stomach! 1) Mijita Mijita is located in Ferry Building Marketplace and overlooks San Francisco’s Harbor. It’s a no fuss, colorful “gourmet taqueria”. It is  budget friendly too. My friends and I got sandwiches which are served on a toasted roll with tortilla chips. Each one of us got a different filling; mine had grilled chicken with achiote mayo, guacamole and…

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Magnolias on Commonwealth Avenue

Magnolias are in full bloom in Boston and specifically on Commonwealth Avenue, which is one of my favorite streets in Boston. I love the intricate architectural details combined with the beautiful magnolia blossoms. I couldn’t possibly choose just one photo so here are 4 for you! How are you enjoying spring?? P.S. More spring photos here: Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC, Spring in Greece

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Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

This year I crossed not one, but two experiences from my wish list. The first one was visiting California. The second one was visiting Washington, DC when the cherry blossoms are in peak bloom! Which for me is the second best thing to experiencing the cherry blossoms in Japan. I spent roughly 24 hrs in DC with the sole purpose to see and of course shoot the cherry blossoms! I know I come across as crazy (I call it dedication), but I was super lucky as the weather was more than fine the day that I visited and I got…

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Road Trip: Pacific Coast Highway
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Road Trip along the Pacific Coast Highway

This is the last post about my Californian vacations back in March and the most exciting one: road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway from Cayucos (where we spent the night after our visit in the Sequoia National Park) up to Carmel. I must admit that it’s probably the best coast route I’ve ever seen. Surely enough I’ve driven next to the sea before and my home country has some scenic routes, but none like Pacific Coast Highway! We started off our day by walking along the beach in Cayucos, which turned out to be a really nice place! Our next…

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Visiting the Sequoia National Park (plus tips)

So, part number 3 on our, quite epic, California road trip! I’ve talked about the beginning and the end of our trip, so now it’s time to fill in the blanks about what we did in between. If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a few photos. For the rest of you, here’s the lowdown! Leaving Los Angeles, rather than take the Pacific Coast Higway towards Santa Barbara, we took Highway 5 and headed towards Sequoia National Park. You see we wanted to incorporate one National Park in our itinerary and since Yosemite would be a hit or…

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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

I try to sneak in outfit photo sessions while traveling, I really do, but I tend to gravitate towards certain pieces of clothing (looking at you grey jeans) and always strive for comfort and convenience versus “I have to wear XYZ for the blog”. Yet, I couldn’t pass up that metal wall of de Young museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, which actually begged to be a background for an outfit shoot! The Golden Gate Park is a place you should definitely visit in San Francisco. It has so many things to do that you can easily spend a…

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15 things you shouldn't miss in San Francisco
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15 things you shouldn’t miss in San Francisco

Where to start about San Francisco…I have no idea?! The Bridge? The Hills? The Architecture? It’s a different city than Los Angeles for sure. To start off with, it’s more compact (7×7 miles as I was told and kept on repeating) and can be explored with buses/trolleys and on foot (your calves are going to have one hell of a workout)! Here three days were enough for us to visit the main attractions of the city and take things a little more slowly than our whirlwind LA trip! Here are 15 things I think (by experience) that no visitor of…

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

As a Frank Gehry fan, I couldn’t miss seeing the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles! We parked nearby and started our walk around Downtown LA from this place. But first, we walked around the building, which spans almost 4 acres, took some “outfit” photos and enjoyed the Blue Ribbon garden and this exquisite rose shaped fountain. The fountain is made up from broken up Delft porcelain and is dedicated to Lillian Disney, Walt’s wife, who pledged a $50 million gift towards the construction of a new concert hall. The concert hall was inaugurated in 2004 and is the home…

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