Going to Instagram Hot Spots in London!

Lifestyle, Photo, Travel

My little sister is one of the millions of her age that is obsessed with YouTube and with Zoella and her gang. She asked me a LOT of times to take her and eventually I said yes, I wouldn’t let the day be a waste all together though – Ellie, my sister, got a pop socket and explored the store so she was happy – then it was my turn to pick where we headed next.
From my experiences in Paris, I knew a trusty google search amongst Bloggers would not let me down so I typed in “instagram hot spots in london” we didn’t explore all of them but we did find some beautiful nooks and crannys in London that I will definitely be returning to! Some of the spots were pretty obvious, like Big Ben, but I had never actually seen it from the angle suggested with my own eyes.
So, with my camera in hand still feeling the buzz of my caramel frappucino with an extra shot, I stepped forward to get the best shots I could!
Here are the results!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to see more of my day and follow along check out the Daily Vlog from the Day!

 

 

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NYC – A Day in Pictures

Travel

If you know anything about me, it is that I LOVE New York City, it is certainly a ‘big’ trip for me to make considering I live across the pond in good ol’ England, however, that doesn’t stop me from visiting every couple of years.
Not only do I possess a never ending infatuation with the concrete jungle, I also have family of whom live on Long Island which is even more of a reason to go! I get to see my favourite people and be in my favourite place!

It has been a year since I wandered the crazy streets of manhattan dreaming of my box of an apartment which I would totally be happy in so long as I could survive and live and breathe my favourite place and trust me, when a year goes by I know it, I feel it… Hopefully I’ll return soon I would LOVE to go in December and see it at my favourite time of year too!
Here are some pictures I never actually posted on here from my trip last August. My style has changed since then, so it is nice to look back on both my fantastic day and my thought process in post production of these images, enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Days in Paris – Reflections and PICTURES

Diary, Travel

For those of you that don’t know/ haven’t heard me raving about how brilliant my mother is, for my 18th birthday I was surprised with a 4 day trip to France!!
For obvious reasons I was ridiculously excited! I rested up a lot before hand and then got packing and headed off to PARIS!

Eiffel Tower and Great Food!
Having packed our clothes and treats we woke up bright and early, which is hard on a Monday morning, however when you know you’re headed to Paris, you tend to get a little bit excited!
Arriving at the hotel and seeing the room was nice and clean we dumped our stuff and headed straight to the Montparnasse Tower, for just 15€ you are able to see a panoramic view of Paris! We could see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and so many more beautiful sites!






Seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time was brilliant and really got us excited for the trip, I suggest that if you’re headed to Paris, you get yourself to the Montparnasse Tower or another building with great height and see the Eiffel Tower in all it’s glory.

Once we reached the ground floor we knew we had to go and see the Eiffel Tower before the day was gone, it was simply a walk away, how could we not!?


Our walk to the tower was something we was not expecting to be so exciting and beautiful, but we got to see many sights simply walking to the tourist structure.




After goofing around and double, triple checking the map, we saw the tip of the Eiffel Tower peaking out from behind some restaurant buildings and suddenly our motivation increased, as did our speed towards it. Oh my goodness was it amazing to see it in person.


I had seen so many pictures and videos and films about Paris including wonderful, stunning images of this beautiful structure, but nothing beats standing right next to it and aiming the vastness and detail of the thing I had been looking forward to seeing and ticking off of my bucket list!

Right next to the Eiffel Tower there is a street called Avenue De Suffren, and along this street is a restaurant called Le Beaujolais, I urge you to visit this restaurant if you have the chance, the customer service was wonderful and the food was divine!!!


If you follow me on snapchat (jessicav_h) then you may have seen this picture of how EPIC my meal looked when it arrived and yes, it did taste as good as it looked;




The Louvre 

I have always wanted to visit this place, and when we did we got extremely lucky, not only did we get some beautiful pictures of the exterior of the wonderful building…


… we also went inside and underground to shop for a couple of hours, this is where we bought our slightly expensive gifts for loved ones left at home. However, once we emerged to the surface and back to real life, Tommy decided he would drag me to the place where a seemingly temporary ride park had been set up…

Le Louvre 


This is where we sat – voluntarily – on a terrifying ride that took us spinning up side down and round, we could see the whole of Paris! I have never enjoyed the view from a rollercoaster so much in my life. It had been years since I’d risked going on a rollercoaster, with CFS and all my senses going into overdrive its risky, this one was mediocre though. I get sick even thinking back to it now, however. 

Bastille


Definitely a favourite pick of mine, the roads surrounding the statue take you to many different places, we stopped at a cafe on the road with full view of the tower where I had the most epic meal ever, I ordered a club sandwich and a cappuccino  but really wasn’t expecting what they produced!



After trying very hard to finish this, we headed to shop till we dropped! I managed to find my dad the perfect present whilst there which was something I was very excited to give to him!



Rue De Bac

I will be writing another blog post about where to go in Paris thats a little less touristy, but I just couldn’t leave out this little street!


As are all of the streets of Paris, it was beautiful and we managed to find a few gems hidden away on this little strip that was next to Le Louvre.


There were so many cafes to choose from, this was where I had my first real french coffee, it was toooo good!

Seeing the Eiffel Tower at night
I cannot explain the feeling, of standing before something that looks so magical against the black sky and having all of your anticipation come true.
i had seen so many beautiful pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night, so when I forced my cousin-brother to walk an hours journey to the Eiffel Tower at 12am, arriving at 1am to see the lights, I wasn’t expecting to be as blow away as I was and boy was I in awe!
Just enjoy:


Stay tuned to hear about the hidden gems in Paris and where to find them! I’ll also being doing a blog post on the best places to go for food, so look forward to it and I’ll see you then!

Remember, work hard, have fun, make a difference,
Jess x.