Easter Vigil at Westminster Abbey

Beautiful cathedrals, churches and abbeys are always at the top of my architectural sight-seeing lists when in new cities and as amazing as they are on the outside, I’m always curious to see the inside. Most places charge an entrance fee and Westminster is one of them, so even though I’ve been here over a year now, yesterday was my first time setting foot inside the hallowed space because a public service usually means you can enter (and partake) for free!

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Sun’s out, Brits out

Maybe it’s because I hail from the desert and bask in the glory of a gloomy rainy day, maybe it’s the lack of green space in said desert, or maybe it’s a totally different cultural experience, but it’s so interesting to me to see that the slightest ray of sunshine and jacket-optional weather brings every Brit in sight out to the parks.

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Guide to London | London Coffee Festival 2017

If you know me, you know I go through at least three cups of coffee a day (today’s count is at four because I haven’t been sleeping very well). London is surprisingly also very coffee-centred, with the major chains offering loads of different options, but also with a bunch of small, independent shops and Instagram accounts dedicated to cafes of the city cropping up all the time. I guess you sort of assume that London would be all about the tea, and while it is very much present, coffee culture is strong and continuously growing. This is especially prevalent in east London, so it makes sense that the festival took place off of Brick Lane in the Old Truman Brewery warehouse. This is also means that things were reeeeal trendy. And hot. Omg it was so hot in there. Please introduce central cooling – it’s 2017.

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Interesting Influencer | Violette_fr

If you scrolled through my YouTube or web browser history ¬†from the past couple of months, you would notice that French beauty is my latest obsession. Of course I’ve admired the casual chicness since my early teens, but I finally feel like I can participate in French style (it’s not so scary and unapproachable). I searched “French makeup tutorial” in YouTube and immediately fell into a matte red abyss of professional makeup artist Violette’s videos, watching one right after another, which isn’t difficult considering how short each video is. The length is perfect for the content because in true French beauty form, less is more and Violette manages to throw together an entire tutorial as effortlessly as the look itself.

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