Keeping in line with my previous sneaker of the week posts, I bring to you Vans’ very own summer ready shoe. Dubbed “Peach Soda”, the beautiful blue to pink ombre shoes look delicious. I’ve always been into the Authentic silhouette of Vans and I am remembering why, they are an easy model to love. I got my first pair at 12 and have been flirting with the model ever since. Final Word: Beautifully executed.
So…I saw that my last post was literally March 15th and I have not updated since. I have to say…I’m…ummm…embarrassed about this. However, hear me out guys. There’s a reason, I was gone on this lovely thing called a vacation for one whole month and it continued an extra week. During that time I didn’t sit down and just blog and write. For that, I apologize.
But now I’m back. Well rested, revived, and better than ever. During my wonderful vacation I got a ton of wonderful footage that I cannot wait to share with you guys, via video and amazing photos. I also felt more soft than usual after having all that fun in the sun and as such I decided to go back to exercising. I have been doing good for the past three weeks. Yay me! But now, I have to get my schedule better and make time to actually post content and get back in the ranks.
Thank you all for your patience and in the meantime, here’s a photo of a cute kitten! ha
So guys, like I said, I’m living the good life in Brussels, Belgium. It reminds me a lot of Paris actually, just the people are a bit more friendly, haha. Anyhow, I got to try the local fare and I must say, it did not disappoint. While I will have a much stronger write up upon my return in April (I have a round trip flight to the Dominican Republic from Brussels) I just wanted to let you guys know that this city is great. It is just big enough to get a lot in within a 2 day period, and due to competition, their trademark foods are all good no matter where you go! Final word: Belgium is bomb, haha.
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all in on my most recent excursion. I’m heading to Brussels and I’m on a mission to find the best waffles, fries, chocolate, and beer they have to offer. Been searching the internets for some information and I think I’ve picked some of the spots I will most certainly be indulging.
I can’t wait to let you all in on what I find! Bisous 😚
Did you know that the world’s best hot chocolate is made in Paris! Okay, okay that may be a huge overstatement, but I have to say, I never really had hot chocolate until I had my first magical mug in good old Paree. I remember the first time I experienced it as if it happened just yesterday. My colleague at the time noticed I wasn’t having the best day and suggested we go for some delicious hot chocolate at Angelina’s. I had no idea just what I was in for, but I’m so glad I accepted the invite. Up until that very point I honestly was satisfied with a cup of cocoa from Dunkin Donuts, or adding a pack of Swiss Miss with marshmallows to some hot water and bam some good old cocoa…I know, I know, that isn’t saying much, or it may just be saying a lot. Either way, I finally understood what the hype was about concerning this lovely treat known as Chocolat Chaud and I gotta say, it’s more like a dessert than hot drink. If you wanna know more, I actually made a video of my top three locations to find the delicious, warm, hearty delight and you can view it here. Otherwise keep reading for more in depth knowledge of my top spots!
My first stop during my chocolate adventure landed me on the wonderful Champs Elysées at Ladurée. Now this place is known more for their macaroons and pastries than their warm beverages, but they definitely provide patrons with some delicious hot chocolate. Not only that, but the history of this esteemed establishment is very interesting, as it was Paris’ first tearoom to allow women a place to enjoy one another’s company without a male escort. Very progressive actions at the time.
After leaving the most beautiful avenue in the world I headed to my next location, La Maison du Chocolat. If you couldn’t tell by the name, they are well known for their chocolate and for good reason. While it’s hot chocolate is not as thick as the other two locations I visited, the flavor was perfect and made up for it’s lack in consistency.
Last but definitely not least was Angelina. Founded in 1903, the wait staff still dresses in attire very typical of someone in their occupation at the time. The wardrobe definitely adds to the Vienna style tearoom’s charm. To be fair the whole establishment looks like it’s remained in early 20th century and never left. However, I’ve come to feel this way in many locations in Paris, but it’s nevertheless still an alluring trait of the establishment. Since Angelina was the first location that I ever had the delicious hot chocolate, it manages to stay my top choice for some molten lava-like chocolate chaud.
All in all, if you ever happen to be hankering for some hot chocolate and end up in Paris, definitely check out these locations. Or if you’re visiting the City of Lights during the winter, it will definitely be worth your while.
Please also be sure to check out my video below!