Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oh Venice..

 Dearest Readers, I've been so overwhelmed lately that at times I'd take a deep breath and take a moment off of this rather realistic world and gallop into this other dimension that allows me to reconnect with my mind and heart. Browsing through my photos tonight, I realized that Venice is kind of a big deal. At that moment, all I knew was that I had a train to catch, apparently taking me to another world-famous landmark that I've seen in a lot of movies that I wasn't able to recall. It all happens very fast, next thing I knew, I was in Venice, going from one alley to another, looking for souvenirs like normal tourists would and taking bunch of photos for my mum who'd love to go. I didn't even have that time to stop and go, "Man, I'm in VENICE.." and I regret that deeply. Venice wasn't as impressive in my memory, but looking back, I knew I didn't bring along some part of myself that would be highly impressed by that place, it was wonderful.
My favorite place in Venice was this book store that claims to be "The Best Bookstore in the World" which I almost agreed with (I didn't spot any Harry Potters in there, sorry.) It's an old store that has bunch of books nobody would probably read anymore. There's no price tags on them, I wasn't sure they were for sale. You can't look for any book specifically, but you can find them, the same way people meet their true love, unplanned. The owner is an old man, greeting everybody who comes in, showing them a 3D painting he has on his right, and an exit in which people can find a staircase made of books. My favorite thing about the store is this place in the back that looks like an entrance but there's only river in front of the door, which means at some point in the past people would have to be on a boat in order to visit and buy themselves a book. I also love the fact that it's so messy, the lovely old man wouldn't know if someone has brought home one of his books as a souvenir. I didn't buy any of the books because nearly all of them are in Italian and I can assure you there's no space left in my luggage for a book, I did get a few lovely postcards that I highly adore. 
 "What are you doing in Italy if you're not eating at least one gellato ice cream a day?" is the quote-to-live-by here right? or not?
 this is me, looking pretty homeless after a full day out in Venice, 
 Black T-Shirt - H&M
Mocca Jacket - H&M
Dark Blue Jeggings - CoolJeans
Boots - Caprice
Orange Checkered Bag - H&M
Batik Bag in the back - Indonesia
Venice, thank you for the gorgeous day I forgot to be thankful about.
 It was honestly and utterly wonderful. 
x, Nessie

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Paris Je T'aime


Dear Friend:
It's quite early here in Paris, but I've decided to write and let you know that I am well, and hope you are enjoying the same great blessing. 
Paris is a city like no other, I've now seen, touched, felt, breathed the majestic air that's been glorified by so many of the fairest before. As a child, I could only dream that one day I'd be able to see the magical tower with my own eyes, how big it is, how tall, where is it placed, how far can you see it from and whether or not it is touchable. Boy was I wrong, Paris is not only just about a beautiful tower placed in the middle of the city. 
Paris is filled with poise, class and culture. The air that you breathe in does not feel the same, they're richer, valuable and fulfilling, as if it's your undying gratitude to be able to take them inside your system for a short-while. It's almost like there's a border between what people would recognize as a famous land-mark for tourists and this vivid dimension where people like me, got carried away by this dream-like ambiance that surrounds this city. I enjoyed almost every millisecond that I've spent here, from walking inside the famous Notre-Dame Church, eating Sandwiches and Croissant in small restaurants, sitting under the Eiffel Tower for 5 hours, watching a ceremony in Arc De Triomphe, shopping and strolling down the Avenue des Champ Elysees, running around Louvre in the rain, visiting Grand Mosque of Paris and spending nights walking around in the cold, trying to get the most out of Paris for the short period of time that I am here for. I love this place and I'll be back one day.
Lace Black Top - GinaTricot
Dark Blue Jeggings - CoolJeans
Mocca Coloured Jacket - H&M
Boots - DocMarten
Sunnies - H&M
Bag - Proenza Schouler
 I've only got a little more time before leaving, I'm sure you'd love this place as well if you ever visited. If you have, tell me I'm right and which part of Paris was your favorite. 
From Paris with Love,
Nessie

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Madam Tussauds!


Well hello there everyone! I have travelled from the faraway land of Oulu to the (slightly warmer) land of Amsterdam! We arrived on Tuesday, very late at night, and my body feels like it's just going to mutilate itself. After a few hours of sleep, we woke up and was ready to start our day in this majestic land. Sandih, my cousin, was free for the day to go with us around (he's a fancy flight attendance.) So, Tanya, Neen, San and I went to the world-famous Madam Tussauds. This should be surprising that I had never visited any of the Madam Tussauds before.
If you're like me, hadn't been to Madam Tussauds before, it's basically a wax museum, (I should probably stop describing it as I'm sure everyone's been there and I'm making a fool of myself) and I had a bit too much fun with all the creepy famous-human-like figures. Oh, did I say that there's a lot of Celebrities just hanging around the wax museum? YEAH, it was THAT famous I guess, here are some of the photos of me taken with them:

here's one of George and I having a cup of coffee while watching a street performer dance. 
(Mr Clooney's not impressed, said he could do better at them splits)
 Here's Justin, kind of mad at the Paparazzi who asked him about *NSYNC (and me getting excited about it too)
 Self explanatory. 
The newest Bond Girl:
 tell me this is not the creepiest thing.
 Selfie with Ronaldinho. 
 I respect Victoria but DAMN.
 Spidey, Save ME!
this is my sister and I on top of Amsterdam's busiest center:
I also went to the Amsterdam Dungeon, 
there were no cameras allowed, but it's such an awesome place! It was very interesting to see theater, history, horror and comedy come together. It's not like gutted scary, more like thrilling. I was very impressed. I loved it, if you were to come to Amsterdam, this is one thing you wouldn't want to miss!
There will be more of Amsterdam coming your way, I will be right on it!
If you live in Amsterdam or have been here, where do you think I should go?

x, Nessie