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Aegina

Every Athenian knows Aegina. Only an hour away from Piraeus, it’s a go-to weekend destination in the summer, where everyone has a friend with a house, and you are bound to bump into someone you know. The island feels like a different world from the capital.  Travelling there you will feel at  home and fall in love  with the colors, the cozy decoration and the natural life of this lovely Greek island.

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Los Angeles must go places

Some ideas of places to see, review and / or discover within the city of Angels. Very subjective, these are just my impressions. I hope you will like it.

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City of Angels

 

#LosAngeles 🇺🇸. Oh how i’ve waited to see you back again.

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Los Angeles LAX

Once arrived, here a dive into Los Angeles old times

Douglas Park on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, then and now, and then again.
The first three pics are the view from the top of the center pond looking south towards Wilshire. The last pic is more of a southeast view from the same spot, with 25th Street in the backdrop.
I took the top pic in ‘82. The next one is what it looks like today (I miss the island). The third pic is from the Herald Examiner in 1937, when the park was brand new.
Before it was a park, this was the original site of the Douglas Aircraft Company which produced the first plane to circumnavigate the world.

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Douglas Park on Wilshire Blvd
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Douglas Park on Wilshire Blvd 1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This I like: It was a fun tour and thing to do . Thanks Emily for struggling to get us some tickets. This pop up store is to be sent back to NY anytime soon, so if you just go to LA in a few days, don’t hesitate but please book your tickets in avance ..

 

Several months behind schedule, the roof is finally coming off at The Bloc in Downtown LA. What was scheduled to happen sometime in late February, the expansive atrium roof made of metal and glass that covered the front entrance to the former Macy’s Plaza started dismantling work in late May. However, it wasn’t until early last week that construction workers really started to tear off the roof piece by piece exposing a skeletal frame structure that now reveals the sky above. Standing next to the front entrance, even with all the messy construction going on, one can really get an exciting glimpse into what this place will be like once it completes its transformation into an outdoor shopping center filled with urban life and activity. http://www.theblocdowntown.com/

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Emotional landscape

 

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. (at Los Angeles, California)


Resting and then being in awe once my eyes are opened. Oh those Callie mornings. They make you smile and shine.

malibu beach

 

After a very healthy and well balanced breakie,#organic time to try the new activities…#skateboards.

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Honestly i’m gonna pass. But Manon and Emily are for it. That’s why they say blondes have more fun 😉

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#losangeles🌎 the 🌊 ocean puts a spell on you and keeps you under its charm for life
#huntingtonbeach🇺🇸

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Huttington Beach

 

#naturelovers ������� #ecology 
#limekiln is pure beauty. Being in places like this really reinforces my will to raise awareness so we can start to care about the planet. When WE human will understand we are Not the system.. only a part of it.

#LosAngeles That is The QUESTION indeed

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The right question

 

Me #bigsur ✈✈🌊. Today’s Ocean day. 😊

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Santa Monica

Enjoy  Santa Monica in 3 days time. My good plans, ideas, my must. I hope you will like them.

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Maria Serena VILLA Gardens

In the immediate vicinity of the Franco-Italian border, a Belle Epoque villa sunk among Palm trees and subtropical vegetation, facing the sea.

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In 1882, Count Louis Alexandre Foucher Careil (Ferdinand de Lesseps’ relative), member of the Senate, France’s ambassador to Austria-Hungary, buys part of these plots, either side of the railroad to build his future ownership and raise a holiday house

Le jardin Maria Serena, une véritable palmeraie

The Maria Serena villa is built in 1886 on plans by architect Charles Garnier. This Belle Epoque construction presents its pinnacle-lookout in a green setting facing the sea. It is designed and built in the same style, somewhat ostentatious, as two other villas in Bordighera built by this architect. His style is therefore in line with the construction of the Riviera of the last thirty years of the nineteenth century. 

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In 1922 the property was purchased by Henry Hans Konig, British businessman. At the outbreak of war, Konig returns to England. During the war, Maria Serena was the scene of fierce fighting and the park, like the villa, will bear the traces. After liberation, Henry Konig offers the legacy of his property to his head gardener, who accepts only the part located above the-track, at the current location of Mirazur. The part below the railway, including the villa, was bequeathed to the city of Menton in 1947

Since then, it is the setting for the reception of famous guests, Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, Queen Astrid, President René Coty …. As well as dignitaries of Arts and Letters.

The garden

Might be more appropriate to call it Palm Grove, is a hymn to the disheveled verticality. From the entry, the sight is approached by slender forms that seem to articulate each other, since the two planes are separated by a steep slope. The lower level is occupied by a set of palm trees, among which one recognizes Caryota urens, Phoenix canariensis, Washingtonia, Chamoerops humilis, mingled with beautiful Cycas. 

The higher plane, topped by a row of cypress trees, has the appearance of a dark vegetable wall. And in a wide range of feather-like leaves of a large green bird, the powerful wreath of Strlitzia augusta ensures continuity between the two plans.

The basin, with its Dragon fountain brings a little freshness in this mineral environment. In the middle of a circle of Lily that serves as a backdrop, the dragon tree Dracaena draco, fabulous being, between giant octopus and diabolical harpy, stretches his multiple arms with hairy endings, while his paunchy stipe bleeding and scarred lets exude thick drops of ruddy juice!

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In the north, bordering the railway, a strip passing behind the villa mixes Mediterranean trees, pines, carob trees, cypress trees and exotic species – palm Chorisia speciosa, jacaranda, Ficus elastica. The settings will simplify and homogenize gradually from east to west, to finally end with a double row of cypresses

The real ” kings ” of this realm are the palm trees. Indeed, you can find Butia capitata, Erythea armata, Washingtonia filifera, Livistona chinensis, Chamaerops humilis, Phoenix canariensis, Phoenix roebellini and Trachycarpus fortunei.

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The ” last come ” tree is the Parajubaea cocoides which comes right from Equador!

On the shores of the Mediterranean, the Belle Epoque has still villas and gardens, witnesses of the grandeur of the Riviera.

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Practical information: 21, promenade Reine Astrid (near the France / Italy border) – Bus N ° 1 (Garavan stop) Guided tour every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Price: € 6, free for students and those under 18.

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Sverige

Hej från Sverige och den vackra staden Uppsala

Hello from Sweden and the beautiful city of Uppsala. Words cannot describe how lucky I am to be able to visit my Swedish family at heart this December! Thank you very much for having me.

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Travel tips : How to fight jet lag

 Between plane, formalities etc …, it is my super assistant Enora who has the duty to post this article, which recapitulates my advice and others to fight against jet lag. Not exhaustive of course, but at least I hope this will help you.

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California Dreaming

Getting excited to go to the Grammys once more. Though I missed a lot of the pre-grammys conferences, parties and events, thankfully my team : Paris Par Rues Méconnues Usa is there to take over and do the job for me.

So time to take off  !!

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Japan

Let’s get big in. #japan🇯🇵. So glad my #fantastic4 – helped for sure- by my former agent Miki organized this surprise trip for me. It’s such a blessing to be their mom.. Long trip, but hey #thaiairways has all it got. Even a #vegan menu. Couldn’t be happier.

my playlist
toujours un moment magique – always a magical moment
– le menu vegan/ the vegan menu

 Nikunotoriko Restaurant in Roppongi district
The kids wanted to show methat beautiful architecture and jungle vibe. They only serve meat and salad.. With meat. So it’s of course a big no no no no. 🍖🥓🥩😱🤮, and we left
Hard to adapt #jetlagged😴
Even start my day with a plate of fruits as breakfast at 4pm..yeah yeah getting old 😁
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Nikunotoriko Restaurant -Roppongi

Nikko, .. on our way to the japanese countryside on this very early in the morning. Magical. Shinkyo Bridge in Nikko is almost 400 years old, and is considered one of the “Three Greatest Bridges In Japan” I love that bridge.
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Shinkyo Bridge

 One of the 3 most important waterfalls in the area.
20 meters high. The Japanese poet #matsuobasho rendered its beauty in a poem. 

Les cascades Urami/ Urami fall, Nikko, Japan 裏見の滝

 All these emotions have deepened our appetite and before continuing further with our exploration, a break is essential. Dango for snack time! お団子。
Art from the edo Era (1615-1868) a period of sophisticated art, way of living initiated by the chonin meaning people of the block. It can be seen as the Renaissance movement in Europe. Because before that Era Japan was at war internally and had an agrarian economy. It was during this era that the tea ceremony was invented..🍵

dango お団子。
cérémonie du thé- Tea ceremony

travelled back in time to the edo period. 日光江戸村。It is always good to thank for each blessing, blessing and those simple little things that really matter most. So visit Buddhist temples and return to the past in this farwest Japanese city that remained frozen in the Edo era is part of it. 
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Nikko

#japan🇯🇵#nikko
🏯⛩️✒️ #calligraphie
Ancient Japanese didn’t contain Hiragana nor Katakana, only Kanji. I’m pretty glad nowadays it has become a bit easier with the use of  #katana et #hiragana

Calligraphie kanji

As beautiful as its parisian sister

Shiodome & Tokyo, Shiodome (汐留)

🎏🍢🥡🍡🍤 — 

🎏🍢🥡🍡🍤 — at 板前寿司 愛宕店/ItamaeSushi Atago.

NAMAFU. A traditional #Japanese dish a bit like #mochi in texture, but made with #gluten-free flour instead of rice. Served with a slightly bitter #miso sauce.
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Namafu

japan #hakone #art🎨🖼️ #italianinspiration #venezia #murano
 Spent 3 superb hours to rediscover a little of the spirit of my dear Italy in the land of the rising sun. All the beauty of the art of glass blowing, especially Murano .

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
Venetian Glass Museum (箱根ガラスの森美術館
Théâtre No.🎎🎭
Baie de Tokyo- Tokyo Bay

Soirée dans la baie de Tokyo sur un de ces “bateaux du plaisir” autrefois fréquentés par la haute société et les #geishas. Ces femmes “super prostituées” de luxe éduquées dans l’art de la #poesie#calligraphie #chantlyrique #musique et surtout l’art de la conversation. Un endroit original et magnifique pour fêter mon anniversaire en famille
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Noel magique avec diverses illuminations 🎄🌲🎅🤶🎁🌲. Bien que ce ne soit pas entièrement dans leur religion, les Japonais chrétiens ou pas aiment les fêtes de Noel pour l’esprit de partage 

Noel- Christmas 🎄🌲🎅🤶🎁🌲
Illuminations Christmas lights

Dans le quartier de Minato-Ku, un sapin vraiment super #ecolo alimenté de leds fonctionnant avec l’énergie solaire accumulée dans la journée, change de couleurs toutes les minutes la nuit.
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Faire la tournée des grands ducs.
#shinbashi

shinbashi

Le dernier recours quand tout le reste est fermé. Le #karaoke🎵🎶🎼🎤

nakano karaoke

Plants are covered in straw — a custom known as shimoyoke (霜除け) or frost protection — to protect them against winter cold. The rope framework around the tree is called yukitsuri (雪吊; yuki = snow, tsuru = to hang or suspend), and it also protects the tree against heavy snow. Here in Tokyo both are mostly used as decoration, since it doesn’t snow heavily in the city itself.

A juste 20 minutes de train 🛤️🚂🚇🚄de Shinagawa Station.
Pour les amateurs d’espace et de plein air ainsi que de belles carrosseries.

Shinagawa Station

Je vous rassure aucun #Godzilla n’a été tué. C’est du théâtre de rue🎭

Quelques vues de certains des aspects les plus adorables et insolites de la ville.
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Je recommande .
Hôtel Gracery Shinjuku.
#Godzilla😁 Le café peut sembler étrange mais il est juste délicieux et inventif niveau présentation. De plus on a du #vegan.
Hôtel Gracery Shinjuku.
#japan 🇯🇵
Petite rétrospective vidéo. Je vous laisse découvrir ou re-découvrir.

Domo arigato gozaimasu #japan🇯🇵

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Riga The Baltic Pearl

#riga #latvia #latvija #r #ga #travel #europe #summer #follow #like #ball #m #instatravel #unicon #art #fun #tallinn #i #lettonia #instagood #happy #love #ana #drift #ap #beautiful #k #te #photography #bhfyp

I heard about the city’s 800 year-old history, can’t wait to feel its charm – an amazing mix of working ( conferences I have to give) and discoveries ( tourism, art, gastronomy) . Follow my adventures and love at first sights