London Bucket List for Summer 2012

21 Jun

Since I am in London for the summer, I thought of writing down all the things I want to do before I leave. London Summer 2012!

Feel free to comment! and let me know if there is anything else I should add to my list. 🙂

1. Take a tour by the Beefeaters at the Tower of London

2. Go to a London pub

3. Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s

4. Eat lunch at Sotheby’s

5. Attend one of the games at the Summer Olympics

6. Spend the Saturday morning at the Portobello Market

7. Successfully navigate the London tube station


8. Visit the Westminster Abby

9. Ride in the red doubledecker london bus

10. See a musical


11. Observe the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace

12. See the Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station

13. Have a picnic in Hyde Park

14. See the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Park

15. Visit the Louboutin Exhibition at the Design Museum

16. Take the Jack the Ripper Tour

17. London Symphany Orchestra

18. Eat Fish & Chips


19. Damien Hurst exhibition at the Tate Modern

20. Cross the Intersection of Abbey Road

21. Ride the London Eye at night

22. Visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral

23. Go inside the Big Ben Tower

24. Shop at Harrod’s

25. Take a picture in the red telephone booth

26. Dorchester High Tea

27. Go to every major macaroon patisserie

28. Canoe in the Thames

29. See the London Royal Ballet


Venetian Resort: Las Vegas

18 Jun

What better than Sin City for a post-grad trip?! The last time I was in Vegas, I was barely 17 and therefore, sin city was not so sinful. This time around, we stayed at the beautiful Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas boulevard strip. First let me say that I do not gamble, so I can’t comment on that aspect of the Venetian but everything else was awesome! The gondola rides, the beautiful Venetian decor, the swimming pool, the remake of the St.Marks square, the concierge, the dining options, the list goes on and on!

Once you finally leave the resort complex you find the hotel is well located on the strip. It is opposite Treasure Island Casino Resort and just a short walk from Caesar’s Palace Resort and all the other major resorts of the strip.



Instagram Craze

18 Jun

You heard about all the hype. News of Facebook buying Instagram made the social photo-sharing app even more popular than before. Within a few weeks, it reached a 100 million users and it just keeps growing and growing. Instagram applies a bunch of filters and effects to your photos to make them more appealing and can help you connect to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc.

For those of you who doesn’t have an iphone or an android device, feel free to go to

to keep stalking your friends.

Here is my instagram link as well:




Fairmont Southampton Hotel at Bermuda

17 Jun

Staying at this hotel was one of the most wonderful experiences I’ve ever had. If you are planning to go to Bermuda and are wondering whether to stay in Hamilton or Southampton, definitely stay in one of the hotels at Southampton. You’ll have miles of pink sand beaches at your doorstep and you can always go to Hamilton for the restaurants during the day.

The guestrooms are very spacious with at least 450 sq-ft with a private balcony and marble bathrooms and walk-in closets. The hotel also has the famous Willow Stream Spa and an 18-hole Golf Course. There are complimentary ferries to the sister resort, the Fairmont Hamilton. My favorite, the Dive Centre, also offers snorkeling and off-shore diving services at the hotel’s private beach.

Here are some photos I took around the hotel. Enjoy!



Follow me on Pinterest!

17 Jun

For those of you who don’t know what Pinterest is, it’s a social photo-sharing website that lets you categorize pictures that you like into different theme pinboards. It is completely free to join and you discover beautiful landscape photographs, mouth-watering desserts, modern architecture, fashion inspirations and many many more. Soon enough, you can’t stop repinning every photo!

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Bermuda Aerial View

16 Jun

Two months ago in April, I was extremely stressed out and worn out and needed time to get away. I thought, why not go to Bermdua? I managed to take the friday and left for the weekend to Bermuda. Bermuda is a British overseas territory located just a two-hour flight away from Baltimore and I have wanted to go for months. The Airtran direct flights are seasonal and only operate between April and October. Here are some snapshots I took before we landed! Enjoy.



Dining at Benihana

14 Jun

There is just something special about food prepared right in front you by professional chefs who do all sorts of amazing knife tricks. Benihana is a family-friendly restaurant and you’ll almost always hear happy birthday songs and see anniversary smiles. 🙂 On all 3 occasions that I’ve eaten at Benihana, I was with my one and only sister, twice in NYC and once in Miami. More on her later.