Wonderland: London in winter

My winter wonderland experience was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a minute. For once, it felt like Christmas.

Winter wonderland is a large annual Christmas event held in Hyde Park, London. It has been running for over 15 years and I’ve only visited for the first time ever this year.

There is a lot of rides to pick from. The first ride my date and I did was car race. I am not a big fan of speed, but I had a lot of fun doing this. It wasn’t too fast and not too slow either. Just the perfect speed for a scary cat like me. . When we finished the first activity, we went on to play some games. My date played a few popping of balloons and won me a small teddy that I love so much. After this, we went on to play for a bigger teddy. It took us about 3 rounds of playing to eventually win the big one because it was way more challenging than the small one. We then went to their food centre to get something to eat. We had chips and fish that was quite pricey, but it tasted good. Speaking of pricey, when visiting winter wonderland, just make sure you have your money ready because the cheapest thing to do there starts from £10. Matter of fact, the cheapest thing there was most definitely the entry ticket.

After eating, we decided to do one more activity. So went on the Euro-Coaster. When I tell you that my heart dropped!!! It dropped all the way to the floor. If you know me, you know one of my biggest fears is height. Doing this ride, I will say made me face that fear. But goodness me! it took courage. I was crying at some point and just wanted to come down, but it was too late. Once you are sited and strapped, it’s a wrap. Just enjoy the ride and pray to make it back down safely

after this ride, we decided to call it a night and make our way back home. Altogether, we spent about 2 hours and considering how cold it is there, I wouldn’t want to or recommend staying any longer than that to be honest.

Also, I will advise that you dress up properly to the location as it was extremely cold! At some point, I was convinced that the temperature was part of the aesthetic because it felt like I was in antarctica lol. But my date said it was because it’s an open space, which made total sense.

I look forward to going again because I really enjoyed myself and if you are yet to go, I will advise that you make time to visit. It was totally worth it.



Fashion: How To Dress like A Parisian

I have never visited Paris, but I was able to get a French girl style with this outfit.

If you know me, you know I enjoy trying on new fits and exploring different cultures.

I have always have love for Parisians and their unique way of dressing. Their way of dressing as always seem romantic to me and I am a lover of romance. Sadly, I have never visited Paris but that will not stop my obsession with the Parisian style. The French girls just seem to be the girls that gets it. They’ve mastered how to be Chic and they do it effortlessly.

While I was thinking of what to wear to dinner with my friend, we decided to look through social media and our own fashion idea to see how I can achieve the Parisian look I was aiming for. After deciding, my friend was able to suggest to me the few items that could help me achieve my Paris girl aesthetic. One of them was a beret. Keep scrolling to see the items that was able to help me achieve the Parisian look.

A mini skirt with split is a look that can take you from brunch with the girls to dinner with bae. I love mini skirts because I love to show my legs and it seems like the Parisian loves it too.

I paired my mini skirt with a cropped blazer, to give it a more classy chic look. Also, blazers is one of the Parisian aesthetic and pairing it with a mini skirt with split just seems like perfect combination.

In other to achieve a full Parisian look, my friend suggests that I pair this look with a beret. Berets are one of Parisians signature looks. The black beret was once considered the national cap of France in Anglo-Saxon countries and is part of the stereotypical image of the Onion Johnny. It is no longer as widely worn as it once was, but it remains a strong sign of local identity in the southwest of France.

I was quiet confused on what shoes to pair it with, but I ended up pairing it with a chunky black heels to give it a full all black look that fits well into the Parisians style. black is chic, timeless, slimming – all important things for Paris-folk.

Below are pictures I was able to capture in this beautiful Parisian inspired outfit!.

Restaurant Review: NO.6 Hamilton Place

I was not going to share this place because I wanted it to be my friend and I special secret place 🙂 but there is love in sharing. So, I decided to share some of my thoughts on my recent trip to 6 Hamilton Place, the newest restaurant and event venue in the heart of Mayfair.

This is one of the finest restaurants I have attended in a while. Presentable executive chefs with a high-end culinary experience.

The restaurant was designed to a very high standard. 6 Hamilton Place provides an idyllic setting with decadent interiors fit for all type of different occasions.

The restaurant offers a different dining experience compared to other restaurants in Mayfair. They offer guests an opportunity to indulge in three different cuisines: European, Middle Eastern, and authentic Chinese Cuisine (Sichuan, Northeast and Cantonese).

Amina and I visited the restaurant on a Saturday night at about 7:00pm. Peak time for most restaurants. However, Hamilton Place was so quiet and low-key there was barely a lot of people there at that time. The venue was very beautiful, luxurious and the staff were authentic.

After our meal, we were still able to relax, have conversations and take pictures. We were not required to be done and be gone by a certain time. One of my pet-peeve is a restaurant staff telling you about their turnaround times and make you feel like you are on the clock.

We explored their delicious menu, wine, and cocktail. The meals were elegantly presented. With no doubt, I will absolutely be attending this place again.