Tuesday, 3 November 2015


 "I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them 
so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know,
 with a white quilt, and perhaps it says 'Go to sleep, darlings,
 till the summer comes again.'" - Lewis Carroll

I don't usually do well in the cold, mentally physically nor emotionally, but New Zealand was amazing enough for me to overlook the freezing temperatures. My lips tend to go purple when temperatures fall, so to brighten my complexion I've turned to the ever reliable red lippy. How beautiful is it to have a bright pop of red against all the winter white that New Zealand bestows, it's like a vision of Snow White. Except my hair isn't ebony, but maybe it ought to be... maybe soon.

People see me as a constant traveller, I talk about travelling a lot but I never once thought that it was something people would associate me with. However upon reflection it is true, I am constantly travelling, and I am lucky enough to be able to do so.

Lot's of people love to travel. For me the passion lies in more than just 'it's fun', there's much more substance than that. Oh isn't there always when it comes to me? My passion for travelling transcends 'fun', it's my love for how travelling evolves me each time I return home. I bring home more than just the memories of a fun trip, of the photos and a stronger bond with the people I travelled with. I bring home a new mind, new ideas, a better me.

I am the type who craves knowledge, growth and enlightenment. And travelling provides just that. In unbelievable ways. And if your travels don't provide that, then you're doing the wrong type of travelling. Yes everyone travels to see things they haven't seen before, but for me I travel to also do things I've never done before. I have this dangerous mentality when I'm away from home to get up to some pretty absurd new things. Sometimes a tad too reckless. And I must confess I also had to be forced by friends to get travel insurance because I'm such an overt-optimist.

Travelling opens my mind to new ideas, and also to loving myself more. It's so therapeutic to leave home and be in a completely foreign place. You learn so much about yourself, your strengths and flaws, when you're thrown out of your norm. There's an unexplainable beauty in that. 

Portraits courtesy of Angela Wang

Lareina Plaid Scarf / Shunu Nude Coat / Lareina Black Winter Pants / Lareina Black Ankle Boots
 / MAKU Store Backpack / Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Certainly Red'


  1. wow that first picture is gorgeous! The snow on the branches looks cinematic!


  2. These images are just stunning hun! I agree - I have been pretty fortunate to travel a fair bit and you sometimes just want to go outside of your comfort zone.

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    Helen xx

  3. Yet another insanely beautiful post - keep up your amazing work!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

  4. So beautiful! I've always wanted to go to New Zealand and hope to get to travel there, and a lot more, in the future <3

    The Quirky Queer

  5. Wow! What a beautiful photos for a stunning location
    Many kisses

  6. Amazing images! It looks like wonderland!
    Alexandra ~ ArtMandy.ro

  7. I love everithing here,the location the look the red lips,and you are beautiful!


  8. These pictures are so breathtaking! And I totally understand your passion for traveling!


  9. Such a beautiful post - this place looks wonderful and your writing gives me a real sense of wanderlust!

  10. What a beautiful post! That first picture is jaw-dropping!
    Fashion Soup

  11. What a beautiful description of the traveling experience! I love seeing something new everyday, yes, but there's so much more, and you just found the words to explain it. I love the pictures that illustrate this beautiful post, they do look as part of a modern fairytale, the modern Snowhite

    Natalia | Lindifique

  12. I like this! Great post. :D

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  13. Hahaha what you said there was relatable, I don't know who does well physically, mentally, emotionally in cold weather but if you do know they need to come my way
    It's nice you are enjoying New Zealand who knew it could get so cold
    amazing pictures hunny

  14. New Zealand is so stunning. I don't do well in the cold either, but with such beautiful scenery, I'd do anything to experience it! Loving the outfit as well!


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  16. It is easy to label traveling as just "fun" and recreational. Thanks for reminding me that it is also about exposure to new cultures, new experiences and expansion of our capabilities.

  17. In love with this landscape and photography!


    Christine + Alyssa


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