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Bloggers Travel Guide- My Bucket List

Hi Friends,

Bloggers Travel Guide-  My Bucket list

My travel bucket list- I have always love to travel, especially internationally. But, there are so many places I have yet to visit.  Most people know that Paris is my favorite city hands down and London is a strong second.  My travel bucket list for 2018 and 2019 are Dubai, Norway, Sydney and Thailand.

Paris, France

Paris, France the EPI center for art, fashion, and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Then of course there is the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral. Paris is also known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Twice a year my favorite city host PARIS FASHION WEEK, which is a goal of mine to attend within the next 2 years. #goals.

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London, England

Well, first off, I am obsessed with all things British. One may think I was a brit myself, but, I don’t believe I am,lol!  London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. I love everything about London, especially the history and secrets of the monarch 😉

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My travel bucket list

1.Dubai– a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830mil-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline.

2.Norway a Scandinavian country surrounding by mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums.  Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Now, Norway is a place were I do actually have roots. Per my ancestry DNA test and my father’s account, I have 3rd generation cousins in Norway. Hence, the reason Norway is on my bucket list. I would love to find and connect with my long-lost relatives. How cool, an adventure that would be?!

3.Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. This Opera house is so grand and magnificent, I just have to visit. In  general, Australia is a beautiful country, and I would like to also visit Melbourne and the ivory coast, which all are breath taking.

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Thailand

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Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. Known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and temples displaying figures of Buddha. Bangkok, the capital, filled with communities of  iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple. Thailand for me  just invokes a feeling a peace and connection to the universe.

 

Dream BIG, Dream OFTEN!

Here you have my bloggers travel guide- bucket list. I have these cities on my vision and goals and will visit these amazing places within the next 2 years. Norway will be my first stop and maybe in time to see the Northern Lights. ( another goal ). If you are not following me on instagram, please do, so you don’t miss and of my travel vlogs. Do you have a bucket list? Please share, I would like to see what travel locations lay in the hearts of my readers.

 

xoxo, Andrinique

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How to pack like a PRO ! using packing cubes- Ezpacking

Hi Friends,

How to pack like a PRO Using Packing Cubes

I know, where have I been? It was my birthday last week and I had a blast.  Also, Jupiter the planet of abundance is in my sign,  “Scorpio ” for the next 13 months. What does all this have to do with packing you ask, everything. You see, I have relocated back to NYC  #home! Work and family has had me living between NY and LA for the last 12 years.  The journey has been full of growth, amazing opportunities and challenges all at the same time. I am now ready to ground down and root myself in the city that is my home, where I was born and braised 🙂  So, many opportunities have presented themselves to me once I made the decision to stop the back and forth and root down in one place.  So, the planets and stars are aligned and, I feel good about my decision.

The BIG MOVE

So, packing. I have a massive closet on both coast, it’s kinda embarrassing, but you all know how much I love FASHION ! So, yeah, lots to consolidated, donate and pack.  I have to go through 2 storage units and figure what I need and don’t need. The most immediate need was to pack into 3 suitcase for the flight.  I have traveled so much that I had packing down to a science. So, I thought, until I came across  Ezpacking. There like zip lock bags for suitcases and they are AMAZING!  The large and medium packing cubes are my favorite, I use these for jeans/pants and tops !  Ezpacking has a starter kit and a full set kit, you can also purchase them individually as you need. The sets also come with shoe bags and laundry bags, too keep things separate, Oh and a folding board for the perfectly folded shirt. They also have a variety of colors, which makes your suitcase nice and organized ! They are so perfect for packing, I cannot even tell you. Oh, and their customer service is top notch ! Customer service is very important to me and they nail it.

I love these packing cubes so much that Ezpacking is offering a 15% off discount to all my readers & followers .. just use code FORTYPLUSTEN and you’re all set ! As you guys start your holiday traveling, these cubes will be perfect! And ladies, the small cubes are perfect for your skin care and makeup products.  Going through airport security is easy peasy, because you know those lines are a beast! how-to-pack-like-a-pro

 

 

You can thank me later, Happy PACKING !

xoxo, Andrinique

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Forty Plus Ten Goes to London – Part 1 – eridge park

Hi ladies,

So, I’m off to the UK in 9 weeks ! I will be staying on a lovely estate GLamping style! You read correct CAMPING, tent style sleeping and all ! So, I am tasked with packing very differently then I am accustom.

Here are a few items on my packing list, things I have NEVER pack for a trip before ! 

  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack ( like a real camping one ) not my cute leather or lululemon ones
  • Rainboots ( thank goodness for my HUNTERS )
  • extra socks :-0
  • Flashlight or headlight ( not flatting my curls, flashlight it is )

So, your wondering where the hell I’m going right ? Eridge Park, the oldest Deer Park in England set on 3,000 acres of private parkland. Eridge Park features ancient woodlands, breathtaking rolling hills and lakes. Talk about an adventure, this trip screams ADVENTURE !  I have to admit, I am super excited to go on a trip like this. I mean talk about going out of my comfort zone, this is way out.. no Four Season here ! But, I’m all about venturing out and saying YES to things, I would most likely in the pass have said no too. Here’s to stepping out and being a YES for real…

To keep you guys all looped and, I will be posting this London trip in editions.. next post will be an update on “how to shop” for a camping trip all while staying fabulous and true to my fashionista style. This should be VERY interested, wish me luck !

If you have ANY suggestions on where to shop for my packing list, PLEASE share. #noidea

 

xoxo, Andrinique