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It's been a month now since visiting the UK and I'm starting to miss it already! I miss how polite everyone was. From the flight attendants to the cashiers, 99% of them gave me a smile and a thank you (and a cheers!). Some even gave me compliments! I'll never forget how sweet they were.  We stayed in Kensington and it was very lovely. The tube station was very close to the apartment, 2 great museums were at walking distance, Pret &  Gail's  bakery was also near by. I'm a huge fan of fresh baked goods and sandwiches. 

It's been a month now since visiting the UK and I'm starting to miss it already! I miss how polite everyone was. From the flight attendants to the cashiers, 99% of them gave me a smile and a thank you (and a cheers!). Some even gave me compliments! I'll never forget how sweet they were.

We stayed in Kensington and it was very lovely. The tube station was very close to the apartment, 2 great museums were at walking distance, Pret & Gail's bakery was also near by. I'm a huge fan of fresh baked goods and sandwiches. 

You know I had to try a cheeky Nandos after seeing how popular it is over there. It was good! Not mind blowing or anything since it's a chain. The orange Fanta in the UK is so light! I'm not a huge soda drinker but when its light, I don't mind.

You know I had to try a cheeky Nandos after seeing how popular it is over there. It was good! Not mind blowing or anything since it's a chain. The orange Fanta in the UK is so light! I'm not a huge soda drinker but when its light, I don't mind.

I was on a mission to find a new fragrance since my Byredo Bal d'Afrique had run out.  Les Senteurs  had 5 stars and had to pass by. The manager was very attentive and would give suggestions based on what we were looking for. I ended up getting some strange french fragrance brand from the 1920's called  Isabey . Fleur Nocturne smells like gardenias!

I was on a mission to find a new fragrance since my Byredo Bal d'Afrique had run out. Les Senteurs had 5 stars and had to pass by. The manager was very attentive and would give suggestions based on what we were looking for. I ended up getting some strange french fragrance brand from the 1920's called Isabey. Fleur Nocturne smells like gardenias!

The neighborhood Chelsea had many storefronts full of fake or real flower arrangements.

The neighborhood Chelsea had many storefronts full of fake or real flower arrangements.

GBK ! Very delicious veggie burger and interesting ginger soda.

GBK! Very delicious veggie burger and interesting ginger soda.

Onion rings and shoestring fries combined with their chipotle mayo sauce. To die for.

Onion rings and shoestring fries combined with their chipotle mayo sauce. To die for.

I wasn't planning on visiting Harrods. I didn't really care for it. But I'm glad we ended up visiting. They have this huge food hall that offers food to cook at home or hot food to eat there.

I wasn't planning on visiting Harrods. I didn't really care for it. But I'm glad we ended up visiting. They have this huge food hall that offers food to cook at home or hot food to eat there.

They provided flower arrangements too. 

They provided flower arrangements too. 

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We also visited Shoreditch. I'd say it's like DUMBO/Greenpoint in Brooklyn. They had these store concepts that mixes retail with a cafe. For example, Barber & Parlour sounds like what it is. It's a place where you go in, get a hair cut, and eat a delicious meal while watching a film. Sounds like a fun day!

We also visited Shoreditch. I'd say it's like DUMBO/Greenpoint in Brooklyn. They had these store concepts that mixes retail with a cafe. For example, Barber & Parlour sounds like what it is. It's a place where you go in, get a hair cut, and eat a delicious meal while watching a film. Sounds like a fun day!

This was a cute home store recommended by my boss who has fine taste. 

This was a cute home store recommended by my boss who has fine taste. 

Labor & Wait  is like a mixture of classic Japanese and European design. My favorites colliding in one place pretty much.

Labor & Wait is like a mixture of classic Japanese and European design. My favorites colliding in one place pretty much.

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Quick pit stop at Pizza East. I don't know why I loved this pizza so much. 

Quick pit stop at Pizza East. I don't know why I loved this pizza so much. 

I also went to this trip with an empty luggage so that I can shop as much as my heart wanted. Their clothing fits me better. Already planning to go back, we missed too many things <3

I also went to this trip with an empty luggage so that I can shop as much as my heart wanted. Their clothing fits me better. Already planning to go back, we missed too many things <3

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Brighton
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If I had to choose another city to live in, it would be Brighton. Ever since discovering it more through youtube via Zoe & Alfie, I fell in love with it's quirky and quaint character.

I have a weird fascination with piers. It must be their history and their reason of existing. To make people happy. The skeletal structure above was an old pier that caught fire from abandonment. Piers were popular before airfares became affordable to the masses. People from the city were looking for an escape during the summer and would go to the seaside for entertainment. Now with air travel, they don't feel that it's the only place they can go to escape the city.

I have a weird fascination with piers. It must be their history and their reason of existing. To make people happy. The skeletal structure above was an old pier that caught fire from abandonment. Piers were popular before airfares became affordable to the masses. People from the city were looking for an escape during the summer and would go to the seaside for entertainment. Now with air travel, they don't feel that it's the only place they can go to escape the city.

The streets were small and narrow, winding around these funny looking houses lined up closely to each other. The people matched the buildings too. The atmosphere of the city felt chill and creative. Like a cooler Coney Island.

The streets were small and narrow, winding around these funny looking houses lined up closely to each other. The people matched the buildings too. The atmosphere of the city felt chill and creative. Like a cooler Coney Island.

We ate lunch at this hidden Mexican restaurant called  Carlito Burrito. &nbsp;They had funny music playing that caught my ear. Not sure what the genre is called yet but it sounds like indie-electronic Mexican music. Totally into it now.

We ate lunch at this hidden Mexican restaurant called Carlito Burrito. They had funny music playing that caught my ear. Not sure what the genre is called yet but it sounds like indie-electronic Mexican music. Totally into it now.

I finally got to try Halloumi since everyone raves about it in the UK. It is literally queso frito. I thought it would be something else!

I finally got to try Halloumi since everyone raves about it in the UK. It is literally queso frito. I thought it would be something else!

Enjoyed visiting  Magazine Brighton . I found the cutest magazine that stood out the most to me.

Enjoyed visiting Magazine Brighton. I found the cutest magazine that stood out the most to me.

They have an online store that ships anywhere! There's still something about magazines that you can't feel online. The limitation in size and page count feels more considered and inspirational.

They have an online store that ships anywhere! There's still something about magazines that you can't feel online. The limitation in size and page count feels more considered and inspirational.

Local flowers. What a dream to be able to pick these up on the way home.

Local flowers. What a dream to be able to pick these up on the way home.

This  thrift store  was v cool. The best part was this real photo booth that spit out film strips. It made some funny noises while it was developing and took a bit to come out. Analog technology y'all. Taught you patience.

This thrift store was v cool. The best part was this real photo booth that spit out film strips. It made some funny noises while it was developing and took a bit to come out. Analog technology y'all. Taught you patience.

Lunch Lady  magazine was the one I bought. Film strips from the thrift store and other little trinkets from London.

Lunch Lady magazine was the one I bought. Film strips from the thrift store and other little trinkets from London.

Can my apartment look like  Workshop Living &nbsp;please?

Can my apartment look like Workshop Living please?

1984 type.

1984 type.

I'll be back.

I'll be back.

Kew Gardens
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Wow ok. How has 6 months flown by. Doesn't everyone say this? Everything's moving so fast. I finally get some time to sit down and talk about my most recent trip to Europe. I took 463 photos and narrowed it down to a good 100. I'm going to start with the most lush visit of all, Kew Gardens.

 

I know I haven't been to many botanical gardens in my lifetime, but this has to be the most magical of them all. I seriously felt like I was in an old 1800's English fairytale. This Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! Took nearly 40 years to complete!!

I know I haven't been to many botanical gardens in my lifetime, but this has to be the most magical of them all. I seriously felt like I was in an old 1800's English fairytale. This Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! Took nearly 40 years to complete!!

Walking through the various gardens, we found the  Treetop Walkway . We all freaked out when we noticed the walkways swaying side to side in the wind!

Walking through the various gardens, we found the Treetop Walkway. We all freaked out when we noticed the walkways swaying side to side in the wind!

We were pretty high up. Now is when I realize why they swayed: "Designed to flex slightly in the wind so it does not break in high winds."&nbsp;

We were pretty high up. Now is when I realize why they swayed: "Designed to flex slightly in the wind so it does not break in high winds." 

Before taking this photo, we were in a beautiful area where there was a group of school children doing a project. It was so sweet seeing them build little structures out of natural materials they found around the garden. Some girls built flower crowns, not the obnoxious kind from music festivals, but very delicate and princess like crowns. Some students built domes out of thin sticks! Imagine having a school trip like this when young! I hope they remember that when they grow older.

Before taking this photo, we were in a beautiful area where there was a group of school children doing a project. It was so sweet seeing them build little structures out of natural materials they found around the garden. Some girls built flower crowns, not the obnoxious kind from music festivals, but very delicate and princess like crowns. Some students built domes out of thin sticks! Imagine having a school trip like this when young! I hope they remember that when they grow older.

After eating lunch and shopping around the gift shop (where I finally got to meet my dream plant, the Pilea Peperomioides) we turned the corner and saw this hunk of glass and iron. Excuse me but how gorgeous is this structure?! The bulbous ends and tall door entrance are so grand to me.

After eating lunch and shopping around the gift shop (where I finally got to meet my dream plant, the Pilea Peperomioides) we turned the corner and saw this hunk of glass and iron. Excuse me but how gorgeous is this structure?! The bulbous ends and tall door entrance are so grand to me.

Reminds me of Windows XP and 90's alternative music videos.

Reminds me of Windows XP and 90's alternative music videos.

Inside the  Palm House .&nbsp;

Inside the Palm House

The  Waterlily House ! The humidity in here was the same amount as getting in a car during the summer.

The Waterlily House! The humidity in here was the same amount as getting in a car during the summer.

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They dye the water black so that fungus doesn't grow!

They dye the water black so that fungus doesn't grow!

There were so many species of bees here that I've never seen before.

There were so many species of bees here that I've never seen before.

My favorite!!  Princess of Wales Conservatory &nbsp;with 10 different climate zones. Take me to another world Princess Di!

My favorite!! Princess of Wales Conservatory with 10 different climate zones. Take me to another world Princess Di!

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Art Basel 2017
Patrick Parrish booth in Design Miami/

Patrick Parrish booth in Design Miami/

Work life has been pretty intense for me since coming back from NYC. I didn't think I'd be doing this much work! I thought I'd be coming back to relaxation but one thing led to another and I'm super grateful about it all. I found one day to squeeze in some fun time at Art Basel this year. Check out that plant chair by fellow Colombian Chris Wolston!

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The Future Perfect always has interesting pieces every year. Forever in love with rainbow glass orbs. I'm slowly growing my future apartment inspo on my Pinterest.

This funky sofa is by Pierre Paulin from 1969!

This funky sofa is by Pierre Paulin from 1969!

Demisch Danant collects french pieces from the late 1950s through the 1970s. Design Miami/ is like walking into a design museum of the past, present and future. Love it.

I didn't know  Fendi  was into interior design. Very chic.

I didn't know Fendi was into interior design. Very chic.

Color inspo. Piece by  Ashley Hicks .

Color inspo. Piece by Ashley Hicks.

Tulips and Bulbs (after Rachel Ruysch) , 2016 by  Matthew McConville  .

Tulips and Bulbs (after Rachel Ruysch), 2016 by Matthew McConville.

Art week was a busy one at work since we had to install some pieces in two apartments from Uprise Art. In the meantime we stopped by Pulse to visit Uprise Art's booth and to meet up with Chad Kouri who we got to collaborate with!

Tim and I preparing to install some cool pieces.

Tim and I preparing to install some cool pieces.

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Alfie  snapped these pics.

Alfie snapped these pics.

Exciting projects soon to be revealed in 2018!!

Tatiana Gancedo
Volcano & Cabana Bay
Volcano Bay. This is not a rendering.

Volcano Bay. This is not a rendering.

Cabana Bay Hotel

Cabana Bay Hotel

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For my Dad's 60th birthday, he wanted to go to Volcano Bay for the weekend. We stayed at Cabana Bay which is in between Universal Studios & Volcano Bay. The hotel's theme is centered around mid century design. The detail I loved the most is that the toiletries were a throwback to that time period.

How cute is this?! I came out of the shower smelling like the 60s.

How cute is this?! I came out of the shower smelling like the 60s.

Volcano Bay was really fun. Most rides are actually pretty intense and probably aimed more for teenagers. My favorite was the two person tube slides. I can ride those all day. The park has a good amount of different rides and variations of slides within them. I feel like one day wasn't enough!

It was a perfect weekend getaway to the 60s that I don't mind doing again.

Tatiana Gancedo