28 mai 2015

Hello from sunny Paris! I'm finally home after my holidays in Alicante. Alicante is a city in Spain on the Costa Blanca, on the Mediterranean Sea. I've never heard of this city before, but I wasn't disappointed, on the contrary! Indeed, I must admit that I was really tired because of my exams and needed a rest. It was the perfect place to get some time for myself. I stayed in this city for a week and I wish I could have stayed longer! You know that feeling when you're far away from everything and you just want to stay here for ever? I didn't want to come back to Paris! But I have obligations and had to. So I had to enjoy every single second of my vacations in Spain. 

When we first arrived at the Alicante-Elche Airport, we knew our holidays were starting immediatly! It was soooo hot outside and we just couldn't wait to discover our hotel and the city. We chose the Melia Alicante hotel, near the sea. Meliá Alicante, one of the city’s most iconic hotels, is located between Postiguet Beach and Alicante marina, near the well-known Paseo de la Explanada de España, the historic and commercial centre of the city and Santa Bárbara Castle. Our room had a sea view and the breakfast buffet offered an extensive choice of products with unbeatable views of the Mediterranean Sea aswell. Here are a few pictures I took during my stay in Alicante...

On-the-go outfit :
Jeans : ASOS / Baskets : H&M / T-shirt : Stradivarius
Bag : Belle & Bloom (Get 30% OFF : LAXTITIAX30) / Bracelets : Neuf Bijoux

Breakfast outfit :
Sunglasses : Ray-Ban / Black Crochet Top : Lulus

Little blue things :
Jeans : Asos / T-Shirt : Bérénice

Un día en la vieja ciudad :
Top : Boho Moon (similar) / Short : Sabo Skirt 

Chilling by the pool :
Bikini : Triangl / Sunglasses : After Sunglasses

I highly suggest you guys to discover Alicante if you ever have the opportunity.  Don’t stay there for too long though as it’s a very small city with not that much to do, but it’s so cute and perfect for a short week-end to enjoy the beach, the streets, and the restaurants with your friends or just as a romantic date! I couldn't post all the pictures I took there, so my next posts will be about 2 of my favorite outfits I wore in Alicante, stay tuned !

10 mai 2015

Hello my loves !

It's been one month since my first exams started. It's this time of the year when you get quite panicky and stressed about your whole year or future. I'm not a stress-free person but I've managed to chill out a little bit and take it as a nice activity. So I tried to enjoy it as much as I could, and I thought I'd write this post with a few little tips that have helped me chill out because after all, exams aren't easy!

1 - RELAX ! This point is really important. Don't take your exams too seriously. I mean, yes, it's the most important part of your year but don't put a lot of stress on it. The more you stress the less you will concentrate yourself and the more you'll fail your exams. So just relax. If something doesn't want to stay in your head, try to learn it again later. You'll learn it when you're brain's calm.

2- Make it enjoyable. If you make your revision enjoyable, you'll be more okay to deal with it. I write short notes with the essential of my lessons so I only focus on what's important. I use a lot of colors so it's prettier to read but also easier.

3- Give your brain a break. You can't overdo it with the revision otherwise you'll burn yourself out and it will actually be more detrimental to your results. I try to have a break every 2 hours for about 10/15 minutes. I find it really helpful to concentrate myself more on my work when I'm back at it. Even laying on your bed for a little while or having a cup of tea can be a little break or having a quick check of Twitter/Instagram!

Teami "Skinny" tea

4- Take time for yourself. You can take a bath, watch Netflix, go outside or to meet friends. Let your brain breathe a little and you too.You can also treat yourself, it doesn't have to be expensive or huge; I just got myself new detox teas (www.TeamiBlends.com you can also have 10% off your purchase with the code LAXTITIA10). The taste is really good and I love to try new teas. So it's kind of a gift from me to myself! And I really enjoy it way better. It's like a little treat to tell me to continue my exams this way! So treat yourself, the little things really make an impact on your mood, believe me!

5. Eat & sleep well ! This might not be the first thing you'll think about but it's as important as the others. And by eat, I mean eat H E A L T H Y ! When we are faced to an intense stress, we all tend to turn to certain foods that provide us comfort. However, these foods can sometimes help to intensify your stress. So balance your plate (proteins, carbohydrates and vegetables) and drink a lot of water. Limit your intake of caffeine, alcohol and foods high in fat. All these foods can have a negative impact on your day - and your nights. Remember that your mental and physical health are so much more important than ANY EXAM!

To conclude, don't put too much pressure on yourself and be positive, everything's going to be okay in the end ! By the way, I'd love to hear your tips for keeping exam stress on the down low! Leave me some tips in the comments! And good luck for your exams :-)

01 mai 2015

Hello my beauties!

I know I haven't posted in a while on the blog as I have my exams. I'm on "holidays" for a week now, but it's more like a "pause" in my exams to revise for my next exams. So yeah, I'm not really on holidays. So I thought going to London would be a good thing so my brain can take a break. I think it's been like 2 months that I went to London for the last time, and I must admit that I was really starting to miss this city. London is my favorite city in the world so far... after Paris, of course. As I know my friend Agnes is a huge lover of London too, we decided to go there together! 


9am - We finally arrived in London. We always visit the tourist things like Big Ben, London Eye, Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, etc. But this time, we wanted to visit something new, something we never did before. So we went to visit museums. Yeah, doesn't sound really funny but it was an amazing experience.
10am - We first visited the National Gallery near Trafalgar Square. It's a huuuuge museum, with only paintings. There are a lot of paintings from French artists and we were really happy to see the French touch in this museum. We stayed for like 2 hours admiring masterpieces and couldn't even see everything ! But if you have a lot of time ahead of you, I suggest you to go! It's really huge and very beautiful. Plus, it's FREE. So go for it if you want to do something less touristic and more interesting than usual. 
12pm - Then, we went to the Natural History Museum near South Kensingston. The entry to the Natural History Museum is also FREE. It's open every day from 10am to 5:30pm if I remember. This museum is exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum is a home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within four main collections : botany, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. My favorite part of the museum was the view of one of the most famous and certainly most prominent of the exhibits : the 32 meters long replica Diplodocus carnegii skeleton, situated within the central hall. But there are a lot of things to do and see. You learn things you never knew before. That was really interesting.
2pm - Time for shopping! We went to Oxford Street of course, and did a little shopping spree. But we were a little tired too, as we arrived early in the morning... so we just went to one or two shops, and went back to our hotel to get some sleep before seeing friends later.

National Gallery near Trafalgar Square

Natural History Museum near South Kensingston


10am - Loooong night but early morning, so I decided to bring a little vanilla Frappuccino from Starbucks to a sleepy Agnes to wake her up and to go outside!
12pm - Let's go to Camden Town! Camden Town is by far my favorite place in London. My first lover is food and Camden Town is an amazing and peaceful place to eat when it's sunny outside. As soon as we arrive to Camden market, we found a lot of different food, from Italian food to Thai food. You just want to taste them all! But last time I went here, I found my happiness : toasties. And I know that if you find one kind of food you like, maybe next month, it won't be here anymore. But we tried to find it anyway. And we found it! My happiness was so big when I saw the toasties that Agnès decided to try one too. It was definitly my favorite meal from a while. Happiness is sometimes just in front of you ha. 
2pm - After a little tour in Camden, we finally decided that we were going to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. So we took a bus to go there as I think it's really cool to visit London by bus than by taking the subway (my opinion as a tourist). So we took that bus, and saw after 15 minutes the London Zoo. No more Hyde Park or Buckingham Palace, but the zoo. Once again, it was a last minute plan, as usual. And we wanted to do something new (we already visited Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace before). So why not!
3pm - We are finally at the ZSL London Zoo! I don't have a lot to say about it, I mean it's a zoo and there are animals and that's it ha! But I think this zoo is way better than the ones we have in Paris and it's a little bigger too. There are a lot of different monkeys (I love monkeys) and the cool thing is that you can see them really close! That's insane. Of course, you can't touch them, but you can get really close to them and see how they live in an almost normal way. Same for butterflies, it's an opened zone where butterflies can come to you and fly everywhere. A big butterfly came on my hand, it was a magical moment. 
6pm - Our time at the zoo is now over as the zoo closes at 6pm. But we had enough time to see all the animals in less than 3 hours. So it's now the time to go back to our hotel and get some sleep before partying (yeah, we love sleeping, but who doesn't?!).
12am - It's midnight and we're now ready to party. So it's time to go to Cirque Le Soir! I went to a lot of nightclubs since I'm 16 I think, but this one was kinda weird. The name means circus in French, but it was a strange circus lol. There was a real snake (ok I'm still in shock because it touched me), clowns, there was also midgets wearing gorilla costumes (it was a bit scary to be honest), etc. I didn't really like this club, it was too weird for me. So I think I won't go there again, last time I went to London I went to others clubs and I really liked Funky Buddha (even tho it's close now) or Café de Paris way more. But they were closed the days we were in London so we tried Cirque Le Soir, but I won't go again ha. But it was cool except the weird characters everywhere in the club. 

Shepherds Bush with the sun

Camden Town

ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park

Cirque Le Soir club in Mayfair