Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Santorini Island


You want it, you have it ;)
Since I've been asked about my Santorini travel review, here goes my honest review. However, I've only been there two times, so I can only say so much to the point of my maximum experience.

Let's talk about the city itself, for sure it's not a cliché because it's just as beautiful as on the photos and like I said before, everything is just instagrammable. Definitely one of the city you must visit once in your lifetime. I don't mind to come back again for more and more and more; partly because we always chose to stay in Imerovigli, not Oia nor Fira (Imerovigli is known for their white houses while Oia is more colorful). So yes, there are still more to explore.


What about the pros and cons?

When in Autumn (our first trip), ticket and hotel prices are so much cheaper because of the weather; although the sky is still beautiful, it gets cold during the day and it rains sometimes. However, it's super easy to take pictures because Santorini is not packed during Autumn.
When in Summer (second trip), it's always sunny, the sky is amazing but it's freaking hot. Not to mention how packed is the city, therefore we chose to stay in Imerovigli because it's quieter compared to Oia, but it's a little bit more expensive.






About the food, everything goes well with me since I'm not a picky eater and I always love to try local food. My favorite has got to be the signature greek salad which consists of super yummy cherry tomatoes, and their seafood is lovely too!






Move on to the access, just one word: stairs. My suggestion is to always check and read the review of the hotel or villa you'll be staying beforehand; make sure whether they are located super down the cliff or not, either way most of hotels and villa have porters but it's just quite tiring to climb up and down every time. And if you're not staying for long, just use cabin sized baggage, it will be so much easier :)
High heels are of course a big no but well I still can manage if we're just going nearby but I also opt for sandals.


However, about the access from one area to another, I recommend to rent a car with full insurence because it's not that expensive esp when you're travelling with your friends. You won't need an international driving license though, just your normal one will do. However, it's not neccessary if you just want to chill and relax, every area and part of Santorini is already beautiful as it is :)
About airport and hotel transfers, easy peasy, you can book shuttle service provided by most of the hotels but remember it's not free but the price is very reasonable.









Daniela top - M by Mischa
Catalina culottes - M by Mischa
Oran sandals - Hermes
Victoria Beckham shades - Optik Seis

Taken with Olympus PEN F | 25mm f1.4 | 7-14mm f2.8

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Dining and High Tea Experience at Galeries Lafayette Jakarta

You guys clearly aware that I love to eat right, so on this very post I'm gonna share a little bit of my dining and tea time experience at Galeries Lafayette Jakarta :)


Well, actually we've been visiting Liberté, the French Brasserie (2nd Floor) quite often especially for meeting, so coffee and a plate of easy salad will do. However, this time we went there for a feast, lunch feast because we skipped breakfast so expect more food pictures ;)




First of all, my daily needs, a cup of latte.


A fresh Honeydew Juice and Welcome Bread for starter, yes?


My favorite Nicoise Salad for appetizer, what I always order even for a quick meeting. Consists of seared tuna, mixed greens, poached egg and baby potato.



Table full of food, yum!


Pan seared Black Cod with squid ink risotto, pesto and mixed salad for share because sharing is caring hahaha. Their risotto is heaven and we love it!


And we have more to share, 4 in One! A mixed of chicken wings, potato wedges, calamari and scampi with BBQ & yogurt sauce (more like yummy mayo). Fritters never go wrong, yes?


After filling ourselves with so many food without feeling disappointed, we decided to stroll around Lafayette, window shopping and literally shopping for real until our feet led us to Tea Et Al as known as Leaf Connoisseur Tea Salon, located at Galeries Lafayette 1st Floor next to Patrick Owen's booth.


Midnight in Paris for me, my favorite tea here, smells good, taste lovely. You should really try it.


No treats, no high tea so we wouldn't miss their signature Tiered Stand of Finger Snacks of course; mini sandwiches, mini cakes, just perfect.




Don't worry, they look pretty and they taste good, I assure you.


And voila, there goes my awesome day ;)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Backless


You know, I always have a thing with everything backless, the nice ones of course. Here I was enjoying my summer time in Santorini and dolled up in super lovely dress from FBudi; something simple yet detailed and nothing too much. It was actually my second time visiting this beautiful city and I still can't get enough of it, the blue sky, the awesome sunset and the city itself are just magical. Llast but not least, everything is just so instagramable there.

Well, I said this few years ago: "I will come back for sure", and this time I'll say it again, I will come back again with my hubby next time, for sure and I hope real soon :)

PS. As requested, I will talk more about the city, my perspective, the pros & cons and of course more pictures on my next article so stay tuned :)
















Mipin dress - FBudi
Oran sandals - Hermes