If I had to sum up my stay in Rome in one sentence, it would be "lots of walking and lots of eating." Whilst I've already started covering the walking part with my When in Rome post and will be sharing more photos soon, I thought it was about time to address the (obviously) more important part of the trip: food. As before any city trip, I had spent some time scrolling through HappyCow's Rome selection and marked a few good food places on our city map so we could check off as many restaurants as possible during our stay. Universo Vegano had also been recommended by a friend of mine who is from Rome, so that was at the top of our to-eat-at-list.
Saturday, 10 September 2016
top: h&m shorts: vintage shoes: converse backpack: primark
When I was still in Rome a few days ago, I was certain that the hot summer days were coming to an end for me this year, with Autumn and new adventures approaching. It seemed to be one of the last occasions on which I could throw together an outfit consisting of a summery top that I've had for at least five years, vintage denim shorts and pre-worn converse but who would've thought; next week is bound to be hot again, and get this: in the UK, too! That being said, I'm currently in the process of struggling to pack all the clothes I want to take with me to London into a 20 kilo suitcase as I'm trying to find a balance between thinner clothing items I can layer and jumpers I can wear when I'm out and about in the evening and it starts getting chilly. After having wanted to live in London ever since I was sixteen, I'm finally (somewhat) moving there tomorrow and hopefully staying for longer than just the initial month I have planned out to stay there so far.
Thankfully, I have a few Rome posts I want to write up and publish over the next week or two (or three.. depending on how much time I actually have to blog) which'll help me keep this place updated when I'm probably too busy running around the city like a tourist (I really do need to start memorising what's in which part of London) to take outfit pictures or come up with other ideas. Keep your eyes peeled for some Rome tips and of course some Vegan Eats posts because one does not go to Rome and not spend 90% of their time eating, right?
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
The past week has been a strange mix of being busy catching up with friends or applying for numerous internships but also spending hours laying in my garden or near pools with the temperatures having gone up to 35 degrees. Somewhere along the way, I popped into ZARA (obviously) and picked up these stunning powder pink trainers. They immediately caught my eye and I figured a pair of trainers would be a good investment (my favourite word to use when buying something I don't actually "need") for my time in London when I'll be walking around all day and not willing to wear heels. The crazy heatwave has inspired me to borrow my dad's straw hat for tanning sessions (aka hiding it my room, hoping he forgets about it someday and it magically becomeing mine) and it once again reminded me of how great of an accessory hats are. Note to self: finally invest in a nice hat and actually wear it.
On another note, I'll be off to Rome for a few days in the early hours on Friday, which I yet have to pack for (5 days - hand luggage only - interesting to say the least) but I'm beyond excited as I've spent my entire summer in either Brighton or Luxembourg, so it'll be nice to play tourist for a few days again soon. I will probably live off pizza and sorbet and do all the touristy stuff, but on the odd chance that you have any recommendations for me, make sure to drop them in the comments!
Sunday, 21 August 2016
top: bershka pants: miss selfridge jacket: zara shoes: h&m
As I'm working on my shopping habits, being more selective and buying pieces I know I'll get a lot of wear out of, this beauty of a (fake) leather jacket is beyond perfect. Don't get me wrong, I still buy silly t-shirts (I bought a t-shirt with a pizza slice on it the other day - don't ask) but eye catching, yet somewhat versatile pieces like a mustard coloured leather jacket are something I can never say no to. During the move out of my Brighton home, I came face to face to the fact that I really do have a shoe problem (my dad just shook his head in disbelief for three days) and I definitely have a weak spot for coats and jackets, but then again, those are the things I seem to get most wear out of! A pair of shoes or an interesting jacket are complete game changers. Exhibit A: I've had these striped pants for over a year now and only wore them a handful of times but the simple adding of a colourful leather jacket immediately gave the whole look that extra oomph.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Even though I've finally moved out of my Brighton home for good last week (cue the waterfalls), I haven't quite finished - and probably never will - with the city that was my home for 3 years just yet. I'm already planning trips down to the most charming seaside city but meanwhile, I thought I'd share my latest food discovery for those of you that are lucky enough to pay Brighton a visit soon or just enjoy my posts about mouth watering vegan food (anyone?).
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Even though it's been almost two weeks since my big graduation ceremony, it still hasn't quite hit me that my time as an (undergraduate) student has come to an end. It seems like only yesterday that I moved into my tiny on-campus room, experienced Freshers' week and got lost in Brighton's busy streets. Whilst I'm still trying to figure out what my next steps are, I can't help but compare my 18 year old pre-Uni self to 21 year old me now, having just finished her Bachelor's degree abroad. University has changed and shaped me, which sounds oh so cliché but it's also taught me a few things that I thought I'd share, including bits that might help you get through your own studies or work life.