Latins Quarter

Strolling the colorful alley in this Latin quarter Downtown of our city always fascinating me. With all the painted warm colours of walls, street art, buildings with full of cool Gravity and the famous Portuguese Restaurant at the corner which always busy and crowded with the people whose craving for their authentic tasty foods and their rusty lofty old-time vintage interior with warm greetings from the crew while their serve us with their soft bread and olives and creamy Aioli bring more vibes to the ambient which gave us a feeling that we are indeed like sitting in the middle of the city somewhere in the warm of Portugal.

Bare (healthy) Face

While the others are busy learning and focusing them self with Contouring techniques, I challenge my self to do the other way around, since i’m not a make up freak, my interest to learn those make up and other complicated layering and covering your face kind of skills is very low, even none.

I used to have oily skins, but since i moved to Europe, my skins getting rough and dry. I blamed it to the weather here. Too long Winter time and less Summer breeze or maybe just because of natural aging (skip this one) makes my skin more sensitive and dry and making me obsessed with all the skincares that very tempting screaming and promising (i’m weak for that) out there.

I never afraid of getting old or even have a wrinkles. For me it’s a natural kind of way to remind us that we are growing and tell us that we are a human being. What is more important for me is that i can have a healthy, dewy and glowy face skins. Since my skins are very sensitive, I love every products which contain natural ingredients, or less (even without) chemical, without paraben and also without animal testing.

And these are the products that i’m currently screaming on:

Step 1. The Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil

First, i’m very sceptic of using Oil as my cleanser, since i’m afraid that it will leave greasy feeling on my face. But after i tried this one, i’ve changed my whole thinking. Oil Cleanser is my new Must-item on my daily routine. This light formula work effectively cleansing your face (even with full make-up) without leaving a greasy or even dry skin after it. It have natural moisture (thanks to Kukui Nut and Macadamia). It also Non-Comedogenic and contains Vitamin E which your skin need the most, and the smells, like you having a fancy Spa each time you using it, and oooohhh I love it..!!!

 

Step 2. The Rosense Rose Water

 

I use this Rose water as Tonic after cleansing. It contains 100% of Rose Water. It work really amazing for my dry skin. I use a little amount of this by pouring it directly into my palm and wipe it directly to my face (without cotton pad). It gives refreshing feeling and the smell of the Roses is very lovely and makes my skin softer.

 

Step. 3 Aesop Damascan Rose facial Treatment

 

I am obsessed with this Aesop series. Their natural products are precious. This Facial Treatment contain Vitamin E and Vitamin A also enhanced Ten precious plant extracts. It nourishing and moisturising my dry and sensitive skin, and it smells Fantastic, I just can’t get enough for this one. I use it three until five drops (since it is very pricey) on every Morning and Night with soft massage on my face. This one is my Essential.

 

Step 4. Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream

 

This Korean Brand Skincare is blowing the whole rating Online. One of my true reason to try their products. This is a very soft cream, very light and without Fragrance, which perfect for my sensitive skin. After a few times, i recognized that my skin is getting softer and the redness is start to vanish. This cream is soothing and healing my irritated and dry skin. And this feels so nice.

Extra Tips: I also sometime combine this Cream with my Aesop Facial Treatment, double actions in one move.

 

Step 5. Clinique City Block Sheer 25 SPF

 

Sunscreen is top of the top Important thing for your skin. Use sunscreen every day and you will thank yourself later for that smart investment for your skin health. Using sunscreen only on the Summer time is an old rubbish thinking. Your skin need to be protected even on the day without a sunshine. This weightless formula contains SPF and antioxidants. The texture is very smooth and get easily absorbed into the skin. Make sure you apply this light Moisturizer Sunscreen with SPF before leaving home.

Cherry Blossom

oh┬áSpring…we’ve been waiting for you.

This season is the best season of the year. Specially when you have this Cherry Blossom tree at your backyard. At this moment, we always take off all the curtains, so we can enjoy this beautiful view directly through the backyard from our living room and also from our kitchen windows. And while we zipping our after lunch Cocktails from our balcony terrace as well,..off course. And when they falling out, their┬ápinky leaves magically turn our green grass into pink carpets. ooohhh Cherry Blossom, ….you are so beautiful.

25hours Hotel, Hamburg

Placed in the central of HafenCity district near to the famous Elbe River. Surrounded by Boats, Ships, Shipping Containers, Anchors and the witty Stories from the Sailors, not only as a real backdrop but every part of each also as the main Inspirations for this hotel.

While you stroll around the neighbour, your eyes will be spoiled with all the Authentic Historical Port scenes and buildings combined with modern infrastructures which making our Exploration more pleasant.

Crossing the river with the Ship for the enchant Famous Musical Theater in the evening or tracing the Elbe Tunnel placed 24M beneath the surface under the Elbe River, which connected Central Hamburg from the Port to the south side of the Elbe River or enjoying the breathtaking panoramic view of the City and the Harbour from the top of Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall should be a great option to explore the district.

After all the fun, before heading back to the Cabin, ask the receptionist for the Sauna’s bag, contained within all the needs for enjoying the cozy and lofty Sauna’s room in the top of the Building. And after that relaxing moment, when your belly is craving for good meals, just go to the ground-floor to The Heimat Kitchen+Bar where serves daily fresh and tasty foods and beverages.

Ahoy…Greetings from 25hours Hotel HafenCity Hamburg.

 

 

 

 

Liege, Belgium

One from other fascinating benefits live in Europe, is that we can go to other different Countries easily. Even to do the Country hopp-ing in one day it’s still possible (superb, isn’t it..?). Supported by Ace alternative transportations to reach each destination, we are spoiled. With only 2 hours drive, we’ve reached Liege-Belgium, drove through Aachen-Germany and do a stop over at Maastricht-Netherland (which i will post about it too,..next).

This gorgeous City sits in the valley of the Meuse River, known for crowded Folks Festival, Nightlife, Eletro-rock and Jazz Festival. The Breath-taking (for me, literally) Stairway of The Montagne de Bueren, The Prince-Bishops Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and so many old and beautiful houses in the small and narrow steps which led us to the secrets Alley games (still wondering how the Postman deliver all those posts). But however, for me the most memorable sweet memories about Liege, off course those melted buttery Waffles.