~iphone photos October & November ~

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I haven't blogged for nearly 2 months! I'll be combining the photos for the past two months, which is good since I didn't take too many. Remember when I said September was great, nice and relaxing? Well it was the complete opposite when November hit. Although I don't mentally feel stressed my body is telling me I am. Anyways I'm really enjoying the Christmas decorations and festivities happening around the city.

These Itty-Bittys are so adorable! Available at Hallmark only (I think).

Macarons at Soriette.

I really loved how this photo turned out, no filter either.




Celebrating the pink cup again.

Beautiful handcrafted chocolates at Beta 5.

I tried 4 of their cream puffs.

Salted Caramel <-- favorite="" my="" p="">
Vietnamese Coffee
Raspberry Earl Grey
Milk Chocolate Praline 

The puffs were absolutely delicious. I normally don't like puffs because I find them too sweet and I don't necessarily enjoy the texture of the puff itself. But the ones from Beta were perfectly balanced, the puff was more crisp and the filling not overly sweet.

I love houses that go all out on festive decorations.

I don't know what possessed me to order these pancake "bombs" since I usually don't like pancakes in the first place.

Lastly, a very pretty pen that a dear friend bought for me, thank you!


Looking back October and November was pretty fun although a lot of work was also involved. I'm looking forward to Christmas and the closure of 2014. 

~ iphone photos - September 2014 ~

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Monday, October 13, 2014
I have no idea what happened to the June and July iphone posts this summer but here are the ones for September! My August ones are mixed in with my Turkey photos so I probably will be skipping those too. September was great for me, relaxed and carefree. 

Apparently this lady carried a live lobster with her onto the plane?...

My birthday gift from my darling siblings!!! They surprised me with it after I came back from my trip!

The only evil eye item I bought back. To be honest they're kind of creeper if bigger than this.

Camel milk chocolates!

My mom bought me this cute pear shaped hazelnut ice cream as a substitution for a birthday cake. It was delicious but sweet and I only managed to finish half of it.

My friend and I tried a new pasta place called SPAGHeTEI. It wasn't bad and I liked how you could choose your portion size.

I really really really wanted to buy this poster =(

Work day at Divano.

I was running out of moisturizer and managed to spend enough to get this little gift from Sephora.

A very lovely, thoughtful and much appreciated birthday gift from Anndrea! Thank you so much, I love everything!

It was sunny and beautiful most of September.

Lastly, I finally managed to start reading my newest novel -Lolita. I'm a little more than halfway through and I love it. In fact I haven't been so in love with a book for some time now.

~ San Francisco - Legion of Honor ~

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
On our last day in San Francisco we decided to visit the Legion of Honor Museum before heading out to the airport. It was a bit trickier to get to but we managed. Afterwards we had a shuttle come pick us up from the Museum but we also saw some taxis that would stop, in case you needed one. 

When we were there the featuring exhibitions were Intimate Impressions and Matisse from the SFMOMA. We had approximately 2 hours to see everything. I had enough time to leisurely walk through the whole thing and we even had lunch at their cafe.


Strangely enough this painting really captivated my attention and I even bought a postcard version of it.





    
A series of painting for Madame Pompadour of children acting out painting, sculpting, music, and architecture.




From Salon Dore of the Hotel de la Tremoille - an example of French Neoclassical interior architecture.









There are also ancient artifacts and artwork on the lower floor of the Museum but I don't remember them as prominently as the upper floor works and there wasn't a lot featured. Overall the museum was lovely and if you have the time while in San Francisco I do recommend it. They also have a museum featuring modern art called de Young Museum. I wanted to go there too but we had run out of time and the museums while relatively close to each other, aren't exactly neighbors.

~ San Francisco - Walt Disney Family Museum ~

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
This was one of the highlights from my San Francisco trip, The Walt Disney Family Museum. At first I had no idea this existed until I did a bit of researching and viola! I was able to have a touch of Disney magic on my trip. The museum is actually fairly close to the Golden Gate Bridge and there was a complimentary shuttle that went around the area.

We didn't have a lot of time to spare there since we got there only about 90mins? before their closing time and I had also wanted to check out their special exhibit too - when I was there it was the Mary Blair exhibit but right now they're featuring works of Marc Davis which looks amazing! The special exhibit was held in another building but still fairly close to the main building.


The exhibit displayed her early works of art before she started at Disney.





I loved the bold colours for the walls, it complimented her artwork perfectly.




The next set of photographs are from the main museum.






The museum is mainly about Walt Disney's personal history with his business and also features moments when things weren't going too well.


There was a small section featuring miniatures. This doll house was really detailed!


A  model of the Disney Land at Anaheim, the only one that Walt Disney actually set foot in (I believe).

The museum ended with the celebration of Walt Disney's works and also noting that the world mourned his passing away. I actually got a bit emotional here...

The museum was amazing and whether you're a fan of Disney or not you will probably be able to find something interesting here. Some parts of the museum were interactive and I even felt a bit of sensory overload at some points but probably because I was under a time crunch.