Wednesday, 31 October 2018

BVLGARI TRIP - Moscow, Russia

I know it's been more than a month since I visited Russia and sorry it took me a little bit longer to finally write this entry. And here you go, some pictures and stories from my latest trip with BVLGARI to Moscow.

Well, I was beyond ecstatic when I first knew that we would be going to Russia for BVLGARI Tribute to Femininity Exhibition; and if you didn't know, to be able to visit the country had been on the very top of my wishlist for a very long time. I really can't thank BVLGARI enough for such wonderful experience.

Anyway, we arrived in Moscow in the afternoon after taking a red eye flight from Jakarta via Doha, but first thing first, hotel check in so we could freshen up before playing tourist and of course catching the sunset while cruising the famous Moskva River to see some of the most popular landmarks and attractions around Moscow's Golden Island. Not forgetting, a quick late lunch beforehand because I was dying to try their local food and well, it didn't disappoint.

Bvlgari Serpenti Watch -

Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Bag -

After we had enough sleep, it was finally the second day and the schedule was to visit the famous tourist attractions like Bolshoi TheatreMetro Tour and of course the beautiful Arbat Street.
Then after lunch, we continued the city tour by visiting the Alexander Garden and also Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Bag -

We ended the day by taking tons of pictures outside the iconic Vogue Cafe right before having dinner inside. Gotta love the food there although the service was quite bad.

On the third day, Stefi and I were joined by Mba Shantica from Herworld for the exhibition of course and also for more city tour since Moscow is quite a big (and beautiful) city so there are so many places that we shouldn't miss like the well-known Kremlin and also the one and only Saint Basil's Cathedral.

Bvlgari LVCEA Watch -

On the last day, it was finally the day of BVLGARI Tribute to Femininity Exhibition. We started with a morning stroll inside GUM where we were greeted by Bvlgari Ice Cream and then moved on to the photo exhibition (still in the GUM), where you can learn about the history of Bvlgari right from the start, how the brand developed its unique style, the exquisite women who wore Bvlgari jewelries from the 90s and more.

Bvlgari Serpenti Bag -

Bvlgari Serpenti Watch -

Right after breakfast, we were ushered straight to the Kremlin once again for the main Jewelry Exhibition, to dive into the world of Bvlgari, where everything is super fine and sparkling.

Remember, if you are in Moscow or planning to visit the city, be sure not to miss Bvlgari Exhibition "Tribute to Femininity" at GUM and Kremlin (till 13 January 2019) because it's everything you wanna know about the beginning to the present time.

The exhibition features more than 500 pieces spanning from the late 19th century until the 1990s.
The exhibition path itself is developed in two independent and highly complementary sections. Unique jewels are showcased in the first venue while the second one highlights the successful families of jewels that today are considered Bvlgari icons.

With THE Jean-Christophe Babin himself.

Later at night, it was the cocktail dinner and after party where we enjoyed ourselves drinking, snacking and also mingling with other guests. And like I said before, it was our last night in Moscow and coming up next is another Bvlgari trip in Saint Petersburg. Stay tuned :)

Friday, 21 September 2018

Universal Studios Japan

Yes, am finally writing about my latest trip to Osaka where I got the chance to experience Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Just for the record, it was my very first time to visit USJ and I had a really, really good time. Who am I kidding, I was extremely happy and it's beyond WORDS! Believe it or not, the feeling is still here as I’m writing this.

I remember that my sister and I arrived in Osaka (via transit in Tokyo) on Sunday afternoon and we were scheduled to visit the Universal Studios Japan on Monday, lunch time.
It was exactly 12PM that we arrived by the main gate and escorted inside to have a two hours of free time as per our request to eat and explore the theme park by ourselves.

By 2PM, we were fetched by USJ team so we can finally enjoy the rides and of course to take pictures at some of their iconic spots. 
First stop was the Minion Park! Even before we entered, we could already hear the theme song “Happy” welcoming us and that was it, the mood was automatically set to happy mode.
Anyway, our first ride was the 4D computer animated simulator ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem which is built inside Gru’s House. It was really interesting and what I love about it, is that we don’t need to wear 4D glasses to enjoy the ride and it felt like we were wearing one.

Not forgetting the souvenir shop so I could get some souvenirs for myself, such as the iconic hula dancer minion popcorn, toys and more little stuff to bring back home.

Up next was no doubt, my favorite, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Starting from The Weasley's broken flying car to Hogsmeade and finally to Hogwarts. Just like in the Minion Park, here at Harry Potter's, we were also welcomed by their theme song which brought me so much feelings. As a fan of the movie, I couldn't help but to miss their epic series while exploring Harry Potter's Area. 

Butterbeer is a must!

Universal Studios Japan's current favorite Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey ride is hiding inside Hogwarts Castle. It's a motion-based dark ride, aiming to bring Harry Potter to live on a phenomenal scale and guess what? The ride was surreal and I can see why it is everybody's favorite after the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman ride. Even though the queue was crazy long, it was all worth it.

Thanks to le sissy for accompanying me and being my photographer of the day, you're the best!

As for the highlight of the day, it was definitely the Night Parade! I was so lucky because the weather was extremely accommodating, there was no rain so we all could watch the magical Night Parade unveils before our own eyes. My favorite sequence has got to be the Harry Potter ones! The quality of the Parade was impeccable, the action, the visual, everything was just surreal, I swear. 
Got goosebumps throughout the Parade and I guess I still can't get over it.

Huge thank you to Universal Studios Japan for having us and for the awesome hospitality. Can't wait to plan my next trip to USJ again!