Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

I was looking in my drafts, and came across this post that I was so excited to talk about but never got around to finishing, so I felt like reviving it today. These photos are from the Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I’ve been thinking about London a lot lately, and missing my weekly adventures. This was one of my coolest adventures yet. I’ve been interested in ancient Egypt since I was about 8 years old. I read every ancient Egyptian kids book, went to exhibitions, watched videos and documentaries, you name it. I was so invested and loved it because their way of life was just so different and seemed to have so much meaning and purpose. I could go on forever about what I learned growing up but I don’t want to bore you haha. Anyway, this exhibit was cool because the last time I’d gone to a Tutankhamun exhibit I was about 7 in Chicago. I didn’t really remember much (my dad found a souvenir I got from that time which was soo cool) so it was nice to see things in a new light and understand more. There we’re objects on display that had never been taken out of Egypt before which was really cool, and of course I took more photos that the ones I’m leaving for you below. But have a scroll! It’s all so interesting to look at, even if you don’t know the backstory. I’m not sure if the exhibit will still be in London after the pandemic but definitely check it out if you have the chance!

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Alexander McQueen

i love a good McQueen exhibit

I recently stopped by the Alexander McQueen London flagship store to see the latest exhibition and there were so many glorious and one of a kind pieces that made me feel  so inspired and excited!

I took photos of some of my favorite pieces that were on display and inserted them below for you to have a look, of course. I am in LOVE with the pops of pink and the stunning flower inspired shapes (I’m a big flower person if you didn’t know). My absolute favorites are the hot pink sleeved suit jacket and blue died floral inspired dress, and I found the jute (i think?) dress with the leather harness so unique.

What are your favorites?   XO- Ally

Winter Wonderland

winter wonderland 2019

Winter Wonderland 2019 wasn’t as action packed as 2018’s, but it was fun all the same. My 2 girlfriends and I went out during the week while it wasn’t too crowded, ate some sweets and rode the weakest and most sane rides possible. One of my friends brought her disposable camera and took some shots of us to sum up the evening. See what we got up to below haha.

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Manchester

24 hours in Manchester…

I recently spend 24 hours in Manchester visiting my sister, and I was so surprised by how my I enjoyed. First and foremost, let’s talk about the Intu Trafford Center shopping mall. THE most amazing mall I’ve ever seen/been to in my life. Not to mention, that I found a stall with the best candy floss I’ve tasted. My sister and I haven’t spent much time together before this trip, so it was nice to do a bit of retail therapy, get lunch, and take busses and ubers all over Manchester for a day.

Later that night, we went mini golfing at the Roxy Ballroom, which was one of the hardest mini golf coursed I’ve done, but it was so fun and I really enjoyed it.

 

The View

Always be grateful..

While my parents were in London, we went out to Westminster to meet with my dad’s friend. The sun was shining, and the breeze was perfect, and I just had a moment where I felt extremely grateful. I always feel grateful, but this time was so different. I just felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be, and I was doing everything I’m meant to, and I rarely have that feeling. The second photo is the background of the first photo, through my eyes. And what I saw while I was thinking about everything it took for me to get to where I am now. There’s not many photos in this post, but I just felt like sharing 🙂

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Milk Train

Introducing… my favorite ice cream

Milk Train cafe in Covent Garden is one of my favorite places in London that I’m missing and craving a lot right now. They have some of if not THE best soft serve ice cream I’ve ever had. They have so many quirky topping like cotton candy and popcorn, and you get so much served to you for what you pay for. I definitely recommend it if your in or around London. Here’s a couple of snaps from my most recent visit with my parents.

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Last Day

My last day of my first yearrr

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been away for a while, I could go on about not being motivated to post but I doubt anyone wants to hear it lol. This is my outfit from my last day of my first year of uni. So crazy. The year flew by and in less than 2 months I’ll be starting my second year already. This outfit has a funny little story behind it haha. To make a long story short, it was a hot day in London, with no AC, and a lot of winter clothes, and I was overheating to say the least. So I spent 3 hours running around Oxford Street looking for a dress to match these block heels I got in Topshop previously.

Details:

Dress: Gap
Heels: Topshop

Chelsea Flower Show

Here are some photos of the beautiful displays at the Chelsea Flower Show

Here are some photos of the beautiful displays at the Chelsea Flower Show in Sloane Square. The theme this year was ocean conservation themed so there were jellyfish, dolphins, turtles, octopus and more made entirely of plants/flowers!

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