• Life Lately

    Life Lately 8

    [The reader boos as Chynna enters stage right] [Chynna picks up microphone] Chynna: So… I know it’s been a while. And I know that I’ve been neglecting you. It’s not nice being neglected, is it? I understand. Things have been super busy and exciting, and life is just so full, right now, you know? Excuses! Excuses, I know! What are we gonna do? WE’RE GONNA DO ANOTHER LIFE LATELY BECAUSE YOU CLEARLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON!!!! [The reader looks warily at Chynna] Chynna: Trust me. It’ll be great. [smile] Food My last post was in May, so we have a lot to catch up on, don’t we?…

  • Europe,  Travel

    Another Parisian Adventure

    I don’t think I could ever get tired of Paris. It doesn’t matter how many times I go, or how many times I visit the same landmark, or how many times I go to Disney – there’s always this sense of familiarity which makes me feel comfortable and I know that I can visit again and again. Last November, my friend and I went to Paris for a few days where we also spent a whole day in Disney. You can’t really go wrong with a trip to Disney and it really is the happiest place on Earth. Don your Minnie ears and join me on a Parisian adventure! Theme…

  • France,  The Food Diaries

    The Food Diaries // 011

    It’s been a century and a minute since my last post. I briefly mentioned this restaurant in my Paris post, but I feel this place deserves a post all for itself. Hardware Société, located in Montmatre, is a café-inspired restaurant putting an Australian twist on French breakfast classics. Originating in Melbourne, the owners Will and Di decided to open up this restaurant in Paris after falling in love with the city (I can attest to that sentiment). Picture this, it’s mid-morning and you’re starving, but you’re not really sure where to go because you’re not familiar with the city you’re currently in. In steps TimeOut and out comes Hardware Société. I wasn’t quite…

  • Europe,  Travel

    (Less Than) 48 Hours in Paris

    The beauty of living in London is that you have the rest of Europe literally just across the sea. It’s a great, cheap and an awesome way to get some culture in on the weekend. You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a quick getaway.

  • Life,  Life Lately

    Life Lately 2

    Can you believe it’s already September? August was pretty dope, I can’t lie. Aside from going to Barcelona, I also celebrated my 24th birthday, Mutay’s 24th birthday and went to Notting Hill Carnival. August is when legends are born. Huhuhuhuhuhuhuu~ 1. I turned 24 24 is such a non-age, if you know what I mean? Still, I’m determined it the best year before I turn halfway to 50. I really do need to focus on my life goals and also find a new job. All in good time. Celebrations started the night before, where Mutay and I met our friend Tilly at an underground nightclub in Dalston called the Alibi.…

  • Europe,  Travel

    A Weekend in Paris

    I should get a trophy for procrastination. I am obviously the queen of it. Moving on… As the best big sister in the world (yes, I am tooting my own horn because if not me, who else will?), I treated my sister to a weekend in Paris for her 16th birthday, last November. (See really big procrastination in writing about my travels)