Polo Game in London

As some of you may know already, I spent a month in London last summer. Although I was there for my studies, I had the opportunity to explore the city, taste a tiny bit of the British lifestyle and mostly, meet a lot of amazing people.

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One day after classes, a friend of mine suggested going to see a polo game – I accepted the invitation right away as I think it is such a beautiful sport and I had never been to any game before.

When we arrived I was so excited to see all the horses (that I think are one of the most beautiful and elegant creatures ever), the players in their nice uniforms and everyone dressed up to attend the game.

What I liked about it was that you could either appreciate the game from one side, sitting down and enjoying a cup of tea, or be on the other side (more casual) throwing your own picnic with friends.

In fact, I was expecting the game to be much more dynamic. You don’t have that many players in both teams but the field has to be huge for the horses to run. As a result, the action may not going on in front of you everytime. This was the only downside.

I loved to see how fast the horses went, and then how precise, delicate but yet strong the kick had to be done for the players to throw the ball. Absolutely amazing.

If you ever go to a polo game and if you are able to bring a picnic or so, I would suggest you to do that. Attending a game like this is more about the atmosphere and enjoying the time spent with your friends and family than really bein drawn to the action (at least in my case because I am not a fine connaisseur of this sport).

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Have you ever been to a game like this?

Hoping you are having a wonderful week.

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S&S (skirts&sneakers)

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Just a quick post to share a style that I have been obsessed with for a while now. The one and only, combo: sexy skirt paired with sneakers and a casual top. Sweet mother of Sport Chic! I also listed down below my favorite pairs of sneakers that I am craving right now. #birthdaysoon

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Un petit article rapide, juste pour partager avec vous un style qui m’obsède depuis un certain temps. Le seul et l’unique, ensemble: jupe sexy portée avec des petites baskets et un haut décontract’. Bon, je ne peux que dire, Sweet mother of Sport Chic! (ha!) J’ai aussi réaliser une petite liste de mes modèles de baskets préférés – tous au sommet de ma wishlist. #birthdaysoon

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Um breve artigo só para partilhar um estilo que não me tem saído da cabeça. O grande, o único, conjunto: saia sexyzinha com umas boas sapatilhas e um top descontraído. Adoro! Criei uma pequena lista dos modelos de sapatilhas de que mais gosto e que estão no topo da minha wishlist. #birthdaysoon

 

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Vogue Fashion Night Out Paris 2014

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Last Tuesday, I went to the Vogue Fashion Night Out  in Paris (#VFNO) for the very first time. I was there with a friend of mine and we had a blast!

Basicaly a few buzzing streets full of designers shops and studios closed their doors to the big public and became “invitation only” spots. The streets were very busy an full of people with great sense of style – of course the more excentric ones were there as well… but I do like them!

In order to show their new collection each brand had his own activities and surprises to entertain their customers: drinks, food (and you know how creative they can get with their mini bagels and all that jazz.. oh my!), photobooths, nailart, RODEO, you name it!

Overall we had an amazing time and it was wonderful to be able to network and meet new people.

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We went to many stores but I must say I particularly loved our time spent at Ralph Lauren. Their collection is just TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. I wanted to buy every single item there, whether they were for women, men, and children. And I just loved the whole exeprience, the staff was wonderful, all their drinks were delicious and that jazzy background… Oh yes please.

During that night, I also had the opportunity of meeting the wonderful Ines from frenchfashiontouch.com and I highly recommend you check out her blog and instagram!

See more cool pics here and here!

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PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2014

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As some of you may know already, I am coming back to Paris where I grew up, in order to continue my studies in International Business.

This city may have some down sides, but one cannot deny that everything happens in Paris (or almost!). So from now on, many reviews and posts will be about French brands, restaurants, exhibitions, hiddens places, among many others.

Last weekend, I was at the Paris Design Week which happens once a year and aims to bring a broader audience to different designers, their work, studios, workshops, but also to secret bars and restaurants.

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Unfortunetely I was outside of the country and only came back the last day of the Design Week. I went to the Cité de la Mode et du Design (City of Fashion and Design) and saw a very nice exhibition full of very talented creators.

All pieces were gorgeous and very interesting but I have to confess I had two main crushes:

- TOUTALENVERS by Gregory Saraceni – Loved how original this was. Basically his whole collection is about upside down cups, mugs, plates, that you can drink/eat in.  I was so puzzled when I first looked at his work! This is pure genius!

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- ECHOES by Charlotte Juil­lard – Let’s not even talk about the quality of these speakers that looked more than perfect. Now should we say something about this sleek design? I don’t even think so. White ceramic and leather details?. Perfection.

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Shout out to these wonderful artists and all the others that were presenting their work there and who have done an amazing job.

Also, I loved how the whole event was organized. You could whether follow a map and detailed circuits with all the details you needed, or just go your way.

In any case some of these spots were temporarily open for the Design week but others are just nice addresses to keep in mind to wander around!

I really hope you enjoyed this kind of more “in the field” post.

I have more of these planned with more pictures that I personally took.

Let me know what you would like to see next!

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Some Green in That Bathroom

One of my closest friends have a gorgeous bathroom.

The main point: Italian shower. For those of you who might not know what an Italian shower is: picture a closet. Now a walking closet. Ok. Now, picture a shower. The Italian shower is the walking closet. I know!

I love it! I think one can feel a bit claustrophobic while taking a shower but not in these.

Then she opted for a minimal grey decoration, very spa-like. And last but certainly not least, she has a bunch of plants in the bathroom.

Outside the shower, inside the shower, facing the window, facing the mirror. You name it.

It does not look overwhelming at all and looks so natural.

I mean the whole atmosphere, the humid air, the little drops of water running in the shower, the splashes in the sink, all the products smelling amazing… Then when you look at the plants – they just seem to be where they belong.

It is amazing.

Unfortunetely I don’t have pics from her bathroom but I found several ones that pretty much translate this whole vibe I am talking about.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Do you have plants in the bathroom?

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Gracias Mango

I have been holding this post for too long now. Can we PLEASE talk about the new GORGEOUS Mango collection?
I just can’t.

If you haven’t checked it out already, here it goes:

I have been wanting to write about it since I first saw the fall items in the stores but it was just too soon. I was still rocking summer – fall had to be a future topic. Ha!

Now it’s September, back to school/work time. We can focus on those amazing pants, blazers, sweaters. And I must say, with their clean lines and colors, they are contributing so badly to my minimalistic fever!

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These amazing suit pants are on top of my wishlist right now:

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Plus, look how cool the party after the show looked. Is anyone going there for the next one and want to bring me alone?

Cheers!

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Habitat New Collection

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For those who don’t know Habitat already, it is a -stunning- french furniture store.

This week, I was hanging out in the strets of Nice (see more here) and stumbled upon Habitat amazing front window. They released a new collection – very minimalistic with such interesting accessories especially for offices which is typically what we are starting to look for at this time of the year.

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Habitat does not offer Ikea prices, but they are not much more expensive.

Unfortunetely I don’t think that they ship internationally. I know that you can order online if you live in the UK and in France but I am not sure for the rest.

Here are some of my favorite items & I highly recommend checking their office accessories.

I saw that they also have a blog that looks very nice . I will follow them – as we all know.

It is in French though so if you are looking for some reading in French, there you go.

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PS: You can tell I particularly like oak and white, don’t you? ;)