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InstaMagic #3

Woooo! I’m so happy to finally release the July InstaMagic!

So many things have happened this month, it’s just crazy!!! The barely unbearable heat, the lovely souvenirs from England that sometimes made me pretty nostalgic, the reunion with my beloved horse as well as with some of my French friends I’ve been soooo happy to see again, the French national day with the beautiful fireworks, the farniente life next to the swimming pool… well in short, SUMMERTIME instants!

I hope you’ll be delighted to share this month’s memories with me :p !!!

Wishing you a very nice little tour…. 😘

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“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus

I hope you enjoyed the ride 😉

With all this, my lovelies, don’t forget to…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo

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✰ LONDON LONDON ✰

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THIS is a post I’ve always wanted to write but… I’ve never really taken the time to write a post as incredible as it has to be when you talk about London! You know my love for this city and its inhabitants, so it was just a matter of time for me to get to write an article about it ^^!!!

But… today I’m not only writing for this reason… I promised one of my good friend’s little sister (who is going to London in a few days!!! Lucky her!!!!) that I would give her my good addresses in London and tell her what my favourite bits of this amazing city were!

So my lovely ones and my little sweet pea, get ready ’cause here’s my TOP 3…

1. Covent Garden (© photos by Tec Pateja – Airbnb)

Without any doubt, my favourite place to be in London… This district, full of street artists, very talented cheese maker (and I know what I’m talking about! Shall I remind you that I’m French?! :p), gorgeous museums, great taverns, operas and overwhelming with energy, IS the place you have to go to if you’re the kind of persons who dare get off the beaten track ;)!

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2. The West End & Soho (© photos by Sophie Carr & Tec Pateja – Airbnb)

My second favourite place in London is OBVIOUSLY the West End and Soho! These districts are maybe the most famous districts that don’t sleep at night! The perpetual hustle and bustle of this area is just crazy and provides such a good feeling :)!!! And what can I say about the West End other than quoting its brilliant musicals, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus… I think everything that has to be said is within those 3 amazing locations and this great thing that characterises the West End that is the musicals!!!

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And in Mayfair, not far from Covent Garden and Marylebone, you’ve got one of the greatest museum of London… I’m obviously talking about the maybe-sometimes-unexpected Opera Gallery…Bowie-Opera-Gallery-19


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3. The South Bank (© photos by Daniel Burman – Airbnb)

In my opinion, this region of London is one of the greatest and most beautiful! Everything there seems so big and great (from the diverse and various street arts to the giant buildings, without forgetting the sight of the city itself) it’s really hard to believe you’re actually there! The South Bank definitely provides the most incredible panoramic view you can get of London!!!

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Closely followed by…

4. Marylebone (© photos by Daniel Burman – Airbnb)

Marylebone, with its perfect geographic situation near the GREAT Hyde Park, is the synonym of elegance and refinement! There, you’ll find lovely little book shops, family patisseries and upmarket shops that will please the most sophisticated ;)!

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5. Saint-James (© photos by Rebecca Duke – Airbnb)

The select district of central London is a symbol of prestige! There, the lovely Saint-James Park, impressive antiquarian markets, art galleries and grandiose terraces are on the cards!!!

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6. Camden Town (© photos by Tec Pateja, Sophie Carr & Rebecca Duke – Airbnb)

Formerly a hospital for horses, Camden, which is situated behind Regent Street, is now one of the most expensive districts of London!!! Leather, nails, combat boots, pubs, pop art, concerts and markets are THE key words to describe the atmosphere in Camden! In a few words, there’s everything you need to fill your rebel’s soul ;p!!!

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7. Greenwich (© photos by Rebecca Duke – Airbnb)

The architectural wonders, the parks, the antiquarian markets and the boats reminding of the south west London maritime history are all the elements that make the charm of Greenwich :)!

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8. Rellik…

… or the shop every vintage lover has to go to!!!!

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9. Melt (Nothing Hill)

To all my lovely readers, who, just like me, LOVE chocolate, THIS shop is definitely made for you (I mean… for US :p!!!)!

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10. Westminster (© photos by Tec Pateja – Airbnb)

If you’ve never been to London before, I really advise you to have a big and clever browse around Westminster! With all its monuments, the Parliament, Big Ben and Buckingham, this district is well and truly THE MUST-DO in London, especially as it constitutes the cultural and political centre of the city!

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11. Saint-Pancras (© photos by Rebecca Duke – Airbnb)

Simply stunning! But the best bit of Saint-Pancras is definitely its beautiful and luxurious hotel (you have by the way an overview in the video ;p)!!!

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12. The British Museum (© photos by Rebecca Duke & Tec Pateja – Airbnb)

Also a not-to-miss part of London, if only for its astonishing architecture!!!!

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13. Kensington (© photos by Sophie Carr & Tec Pateja – Airbnb)

Or the princess district! 😉 With its old buildings, its rustic cheese shops and patisseries, its international embassies, its gardens, palace and museums, Kensington is without the ounce of a doubt the VERY posh district of London!!!

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There’s so much more I could write about this city, but there will surely be other posts about my very cherished London ❤ ❤ ❤

Now, I just wanna wish a safe trip to my friends’ little sister and an amazing time there,  in the city I fell in love with…

But with all that, don’t forget to…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

Much much LOVE ❤

xoxo


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InstaMagic #2

Hey my lovely ones! Here is the InstaMagic of June 🙂 with all my favourite Instagram photos!

So what do you say? Will you live or relive these few beautiful moments with me & capture my life for a little while?! 😉

Let’s go then! Enjoy the ride 🙂

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“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” -Eudora Welty

I hope you enjoyed going through all these memories with me!

With this,

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo


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* The Very Inspiring Blogger Award *

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Wow! Already my third award since the creation of the blog and the first “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”! I still can’t believe it! I saw I was nominated by Dear Kitty. Some blog last week and I simply couldn’t realize!! I mean… that’s pretty great, isn’t it?! So I would like to thank her so much for this nomination, as well as you, my lovely readers… because (let’s be honest) I wouldn’t be writing this post if you hadn’t been there all this time ❤ Much love to all of you ❤

THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations

Seven things about myself

  1. I love my friends VERY VERY VERY much ❤ ❤ ❤ (but as everybody I guess ;)!)
  2. I’m totally addicted to my cat and my horse #LoveThem ❤
  3. I HATE beetroot (honestly!!!)
  4. I definitely plan to go to London more & more often (I wouldn’t be a real London lover without it!)
  5. I like watching Britain’s Got Talent #BGT with my lovely British family and giggling at the VERY hopeless participants ;p
  6. I LOVE macaroons (but literally L.O.V.E. them) – my big/little naughty guilty pleasure ^^
  7. I really need to eat some chocolate RIGHT NOW :3

My 15 nominees (drumroll please!)…

  1. Fille à la Mod
  2. Journal d’une rêveuse schizophrène
  3. Delimoon
  4. Les ateliers de Madman
  5. Ornella’s Reality
  6. Flora’s table
  7. Mlle Caramel-Cake
  8. Pride in Photos
  9. Feed me with good food
  10. Julia Linn
  11. Flavie Peticoeur 
  12. Simply me just be
  13. My favourite pastime
  14. Lili Thistle
  15. Envies & Evasions

Once again, thank you so much to Dear Kitty. Some blog for nominating me, it truly means a lot; and to all of you guys 😉

Keep up and…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo