the best birthday for the best mother

after everything mothers do, they truly deserve to be spoilt rotten on their birthday! and really, every day of the year! i think as a teenage girl I often forget the purity of my mother and the never endless love and devotion she has to not only her two daughters but the rest of her family, blood or marriage, and all the friends and people she knows. as children growing up we often take our parents for granted and forget that like us they are getting older each day, and one day it’s going to have to be us taking care of them rather then them taking care of us.

it was my mothers birthday this weekend, and so I tried to do whatever I could to make her happy! I baked her her favourite cake, although rushed as she came home earlier than expected so it didn’t turn out as perfect as I hoped! I bought her a present she’d been wanting for ages and also wrote her a letter that brought her (and me) to tears!

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we then headed to the W-hotel for quite a lovely afternoon tea! With a bunch of close friends and family I know my mum celebrated well and happily! Personally I found the food really luxurious but maybe overdone for fanciness and maybe not so great as for a buffet! The selection was limited, although all crafted to high standards and characteristics! i must say the dessert selection was really quite spectacular! Below are some photos of the glitter dusted macaroons which glimmered as if they had a holographic sheen!

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I truly hoped my mum enjoyed her special day, she deserves it so much and I’m going to try harder to treat her well on more occasions!

Amber xx>

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parisian love

paris. The city of love. City of romance. Lights. Food. Culture. Fashion. Art. The city I fell in love with, again.

I travelled to Paris just less than two weeks ago, for my second time, for five short days. I went with one of my greatest school friends; Kristy and I, together ventured off to the city of Paris – along with our near to none knowledge of the language or geography of the city for that matter.

Five short days in Paris, but that’s enough. Enough to make you fall in love with the architecture of the delicate blend between old and modern, the rustic balconies and beautiful flowers. The sweet blends of chocolate macaroons, or the fruity tang of a raspberry tart. Aromatic smells from street stores selling chocolate crepes, deliciously made right in front of your eyes. The continual historical and artistic monuments which never cease to amaze you. Or even the gardens with statues you don’t quite know about but still are spectacular.

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For our five days, we obviously wanted to experience all the tourist destinations. On our first day we caught the metro into central Paris and saw the arc de triomphe, walked down champs élysées until we got to the louvre. Walking through a garden, don’t know the name, and again past beautiful buildings which must have had loads of historical context behind them. It was a perfect day.

The next we visited the Eiffel Tower, the extremely tall statue (meaning loads of stairs). We off course went up, choosing to take the stairs for a better and more unique experience and started our journey to the second floor. Which allowed us to see beautiful views of the entire city of Paris. It was glorious.

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Finally on our last full day, my boyfriend joined us for a short but sweet day in the city of love. It was everything I could have asked for and more. Experiencing and sharing moments under the Eiffel Tower at sunset, then walking up it together late at night and seeing the glistening city of Paris illuminated by thousands of lights. Sitting under the tower while we watched it twinkle at mind night. And although now illegal, doing the love bridge tradition of putting the padlock on the bridge and throwing the key into the river. It’s a day I treasure more than many and truly will never forget.

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For those still reading, I highly recommend you to go to Paris. With family, friends or a loved one. It will be a trip which will not disappoint and will stay with you forever.

For now, amber. xx>

exams!

to all those who follow me (even the few that number is hehe, but all the same doesn’t matter) – i have now started my final IB exams and will go on till may 22nd, because of this i’m not going to be posting much at all. maybe once a week or every two weeks instead of previously when i would post once or twice every week! i’m truly sorry and i hope you can forgive me!

until then here are some lovely photos of some food for you to feast your eyes upon! luckily i put in some time to also put the links so if you want to make these scrumptious treats the recipes are also given :’)

much love, amber. xo

 

Soft Pretzel! 

Doughnuts! 

Fries

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four months with ferg

so today was my fourth month anniversary with my lovely boyf j.ferg. we met up and went for a yummy mid afternoon lunch at burgerroom! a small cafe which sells a variety of burgers, salads and chips! was quite yummy to be honest, I just got cheese twist fries and jack got a bacon cheeseburger and fries as seen in the photo below!

i also bought him some yummy cupcakes for sift, red velvet and oreo! i forgot to take photos in the shop so I have a photo of the bag.

lastly is a quick photo of what I wore (although it’s such a bad photo thought this post was quite empty)! I wore hunters with leggings to suit the rain with a white vest and a large denim shirt!

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supper club, aka, food sent from angels

so there’s a little cafe/restaurant in causeway bay which is called the supper club and is absolutely heavenly. it serves mainly breakfast meals and some other main courses, I go plainly for their breakfasts. and I thought I would share a bit with the public, & to any hong kongers I definitely advise you to check it out. not only am I sharing with you the delightfulness of the food but also the cute decor of the cafe which makes it THAT much more unique and also the outfit I wore today! hope you enjoy!

So here is the cafe, in the busy and modern streets of causeway bay it’s got a unique and old feel to it with it’s warm toned colour scheme and mixed textures all over the cafe as next shown!

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and here are some photos of the GORGEOUS waffles which i had (along with an egg omelette…). They were belgian waffles with banana, melted chocolate and vanilla ice cream… they were truly DEEEELICIOUS.

 

Here are a few photos showing my outfit! I wanted to have a causal but still yet chic outfit, also with the cool weather but humidity I didn’t want to be fully covered but still wanted something to be able to keep me warm, so this slouchy batwing cardigan was the perfect choice! Pairing a cream hard edge but flowy tank with denim shorts, then with this gorgeous (let me just emphasis how in LOVE I am with this cardigan, purchased from zara) cream knitted cardigan with golden sequins joined all around it!! Finally to finish the look I wore heeled cut out black boots from top shop, a navy and cream bag from accessorise and a few of my normal accessories!

 

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