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Fashion Street Style

Vicky

Some of you may remember Vicky from the Valentine’s Day post about stylish couples. She was with her boyfriend Erick walking around the streets of the Zhongxiao Dunhua area, in Taipei, when we met. They are both a nice couple, wearing a similar style.

Vicky is wearing a brown sweater with three-quarter length sleeves, a long printed skirt combining white, mustard yellow, navy blue and black pattern, and black boots. Her complements are a grey cloche hat, small earrings, a black leather watch, a black leather belt, and a pale pink handbag. As you can see, her outfit is casual and relaxed, perfect for an afternoon shopping in the city.

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Eating & drinking Lifestyle

The Apollo

THE APOLLO
Address: 44 Macleay Street, Potts Point, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Tel: +61 2 8354 0888
Hours: Mon – Thu 6pm – 09:30pm Fri – Sat 12pm – 11pm Sun 12pm – 09:30pm
Website: The Apollo’s FB page

During our holidays in Australia, on Christmas Eve we were in Sydney and all our Sydney friends were already out of the city. So my hubby and I decided to have a romantic dinner at The Apollo. It is located in the same neighborhood where we were staying and some friends recommended it to us, so it was perfect!

The Apollo is in a corner, where two of the walls have huge windows that let the natural light come inside during the day. At night, it is still cozy but the low lighting and the traffic lights outside make the atmosphere change, in a very intimate way. The elegantly minimalist refurbishment includes furniture all made of wood, bare walls of rough concrete, and warm and simple lamps.

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For dinner, we shared several dishes: fried king prawns (6 AUD EA), warm pita bread (4 AUD) served in an original cardboard box like the pizza ones, baked eggplant with pomegranate and almond salad (18 AUD), and grilled BBQ octopus with green olives and potato salad (26 AUD). To drink, two glasses of Nick O’Leary white wine (13.5 AUD each). And for dessert, we shared a walnuts file pastry with coffee cream (12 AUD).

The file pastry dessert was good, though a bit too sweet for my taste. Maybe it is because we were already quite full from the dinner. Everything was delicious, and you can feel that the ingredients are really fresh. I love this Greek cuisine style, traditional cooking with a modern twist, using new elements in the dishes. It is definitely an excellent choice for that or any other evening!

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Fashion Street Style

Stylish couples: a Valentine’s day special

Today is Valentine’s Day! A romantic party very popular in Taiwan. How do you usually celebrate it? Do you have romantic plans with your special one? In today’s spirit, I want to share with you a few stylish couples that I have spotted in Taipei.

It’s quite common to see some couples dressing similar clothes, or wearing matching T-shirts (with messages like “I’m his” and “I’m hers” pointing to the left or to the right). The couples I’m featuring here  today are wearing different clothes but somehow their styles are in tune.

The first stylish couple are Amber and Mace. They were at the Songshan Cultural Park when I met them. As you see, both are wearing sunglasses, shirts, skirt/trousers by the knee, and their socks are well visible. Also, both are carrying backpacks.

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The second stylish couple are Vicky and Erick. They were at the Zhongxiao Dunhua area when I met them. As you can appreciate, they are both wearing grey hats, each one different but similar. Their sweaters both have three-quarter length sleeves, and they wear long skirt/jeans.

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The third stylish couple are Crystal and Stephen. Although they are from Hong Kong, I met them when they were also at the Songshan Cultural Park during their visit to Taipei. As you can see, they are both wearing round tortoiseshell-rimmed glasses, white shirts, and skirt/trousers by the knee. Their bags also have similar styles.

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What do you think of this trend? Do you also wear similar clothes or matching outfits when you are with your special one?

In Spain you can find many stylish couples, wearing similar clothes or styles. But I think I’ve never seen a couple wearing exactly the same clothes or matching T-shirts (with messages like “I like him” and “I like her” pointing to the left or to the right). What about in your country?

Eating & drinking Lifestyle

Coogee Pavilion

COOGEE PAVILION
Address: 169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9240 3000
Hours: Mon – Sun 07:30am – 12am
Website: Coogee Pavilion’s FB page

During our holidays in Australia, we did the Bondi to Coogee walk, near Sydney. It was summer, the sun was shining, the surfers were riding the waves, and we were walking the whole morning. When we arrived at Coogee beach, we saw the beautiful Coogee Pavilion building and we decided that it was time for a light lunch.

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Over 3 floors, it offers pizza, burgers and Mediterranean dishes. The ground floor as an outside terrace, where seagulls pick the food scraps, and an indoor space full of light and tables where people gather and share their food.

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Also on the ground floor, there is a nostalgic games arena with games like noughts and crosses, petanque, ping pong, a giant magnetic scrabble, etc., were kids and not-so-kids can play and have fun.

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On our way to the rooftop, we can appreciate that the whole place is inspired by the sea and decorated with maritime motifs, from the colors used to objects like buoys, paintings, etc., keeping the original spirit of the pavilion but in a modern way.

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The rooftop features four indoor and outdoor bars, all with a Coogee ocean view. The light and the ocean breeze entering through the windows fill the space. One remark: the rooftop area is an adults only space.

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As the weather was really warm, everybody was enjoying a cold drink outside. For a light lunch, we choose two light dishes asa summer tomato and watermelon salad with burrata, vincotto and basil (23 AUD), and raw tuna, white soy and roasted garlic oil, daikon, shiso, toasted nori (23 AUD), both super fresh and delicious! To think about these dishes, it still makes my mouth water!

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Fashion Street Style

Andreina

Andreina is 29 years old, she is from Venezuela but she lives in Barcelona (Spain) where she works as a psychologist. Besides her job, she is also a fashion blogger. You can follow her Instagram for more photos of her. We met at Palo Alto Market in Barcelona, where her style immediately caught my attention.

Andreina is wearing an ethnic-inspired robe over a black top, jeans with busts and extreme ripped design, and silver shoes from Stella McCartney. She is wearing plenty of complements: a floral headband, pink glasses, some necklaces and bracelets, several rings, a watch and a black Chanel handbag.

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