Europe has been a continent that captured my hearts since I was little. There’s just something about the European architecture that makes me fall in love. I’m no architecture buff but the charm of the classical/gothic/renaissance buildings unique to European cities ignites my romantic self.
Just last month, I went on a business trip to Berlin for ITB Berlin 2019, and fortunately, had the chance to extend my stay in Europe. My boyfriend and I decided to explore the central/eastern part of Europe, specifically in Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. Because we had such an interesting time, I had to blog about the places we went and some recommendations! First stop – off to Poland!
WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD.
I love afternoon teas. Whether you’re entertaining friends who are travelling or simply craving for a quality afternoon with your loved ones, afternoon tea is always a good idea. Thinking about indulging in fine aromatic teas paired with delicious treats just makes me feel all relaxed. Do you feel the same?
Over the years, I’ve had quite a couple of high tea (or afternoon tea) sessions with my family, my girlfriends and for the first time, I had an undisturbed high tea with my boyfriend. We were more than delighted by the seasonal, bi-monthly menu we tasted at MO BAR – a chic bar in Mandarin Oriental offering a celebration of flavours and aromas of the Asia-pacific region.
For the month of March and April, be transported to Sumatra Coast as MO BAR presents an afternoon tea menu surrounding delicacies from the region, and rare teas sourced from Asia’s famous tea-growing regions. This is one of the most delicious afternoon teas I’ve ever had – every canape was so well done and coupled with the selection of teas – spectacular! Not to mention you get a amazing view of Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!~
I just came back from Seoul, Korea, recently and I’m still wishing I was back in the cold, with occasional snow while walking down the shopping streets of Garosu-gil, Hongdae and Myeongdong.
Travelling to Seoul, South Korea
It’s 25 years into my life and it was my virgin visit to the popular travel destination, South Korea, to attend a K-Beauty conference – Made in Korea (MIK) 2017 – courtesy of MyFatPocket. It was my first time travelling with MFP’s Editor, Xinyi (@xinyicyndisoh) too. This short trip was a rather fruitful one as I got acquainted with many K-Beauty brands that are looking to expand to our tiny little red dot, ate many local dishes and bought even more makeup!
Before all the beauty reviews continue to populate Paradeoflove, I just want to pen down some of the interesting things I encountered in this metropolitan city, including beauty recommendations, food I’ve tried and some of the Instagram-worthy spots for your OOTDs in your next trip.
Calories in, calories out. Counting calories helps us achieve our weight goals, regardless of whether you want to lose or gain weight, or maybe even to maintain your current weight. Since beauty starts from within, it is important for us to keep track of what we eat and make an extra effort to workout to achieve those #bodygoals!
However, it can be difficult to keep track of what we eat throughout the day, and let alone count all those calories that we consume and burnt. So how about a weight management app that can check on our calorie intake? What’s more, it can also satisfy our foodfie needs, and allows us to share our OOTD of our latest sports gear?
What is Crunch?
Travelling makes up a huge part of my life now, ever since I started working in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) industry. If you’re a reader of Parade of Love, you’ll know that the face behind this beauty blog carries a DSLR out all the time.
However, when I’m travelling, I always rely on my iPhone and never brings my heavy duty cam. I mean, everyone wants to travel light (well, at least I do, especially for business) so it’s perfect if you are able to capture special moments or scenery with a lightweight gadget that delivers high quality photographs! Just for this post, none of the photos are edited to show you what I mean by a quality compact camera. Introducing… Casio EXILIM EX-ZR5000!
There are 4 colours to this digital camera made for the perfect selfies – Black, White, Pink and Green! Aren’t they pretty! And well, this selfie cam features an upgraded 19mm super wide-angle lens and Wide View Photo mode to deliver expansive and high-impact scenic photographs that are sure to impress!