9:00 | January 25, 2017

BARBICAN CENTRE

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Coat: Small shop in Shoreditch / Shoes: Michael Kors / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity

How cool is this location? This is called the Barbican Centre and it’s a multi-arts and conference venue for theatre, music, dance film… etc. There’s also residential apartments and offices. Such a cool area. I think it was built in the 70’s? Anyways, you would never know this is in London, a totally unique architectural look. Love it.

My jacket was found at this uber cool shop in Shoreditch, London that makes all of their apparel on site. It was the dopest. I am still having the worst buyers remorse that I didn’t pick up more stuff. It is literally killing me. The shopping in London was incredible, definitely need to do another trip over there with the sole focus of emptying my wallet. Yes, it would be 100% necessary. ūüėõ

More photos to come! (Photos by Joe Davs)

 

xx,

 

10:47 | January 14, 2017

LONDON

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Sweater: Zara / Shirt: Zara / Shoes: Dune London

The jetlag, is SO REAL.

Welcome to London! I’ve been waking up at 4 am, and stumbling through my days in a zombie-like haze.¬†

The benefit to waking up super early? HYPER EFFICIENCY. I have been getting so much work done between the hours of 4 and 6 am, it makes me think I should wake up at this time every day. Then I spend about <10 seconds logistically thinking about actually waking up at 4 am every day and oh-so-quickly retract that thought. Have to say though, am loving the extra time to get things done.

Another thing I have learned waking up this early? Apparently there are other people who go to Oxford Street and literally wait for the shops to open… like… line up…. outside the doors…….¬†Couldn’t¬†believe people actually do that haha. Thought I would be the only one awake so early and keen to shop.¬†

On that note: shopping in London makes me wonder the following things: 1) WHY IS CANADA SO EXPENSIVE? 2) WHY DOES CANADA GET NO GOOD PRODUCT? 3) WHY IS THE QUALITY OF CLOTHING SO BAD IN CANADA? All good/valid questions. If anyone can report back and let me know why the f we get the short end of the stick in the retail world that would be great.

Essentially what I am trying to say is holy lord¬†is the shopping ever good here. And so well priced too! Even with the horrible CAD –> GBP conversion. It is insane.¬†

Needless to say, I shopped my little heart out yesterday with all the other early morning retail keeners. 

Going to attempt to get a bit more sleep now. Key word: attempt. Talk soon!

xx,

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10:00 | November 29, 2016

TEXAS

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A much needed weekend away from the rain

Oh boyyyy has it ever been quiet here lately… HELLO FRIENDS! I have emerged from hibernation and am rejoining the human race. Seriously, those of you who live in Vancouver know exactly what I am talking about. It has rained almost EVERY SINGLE FREAKING DAY for the last two months. Every. God. Damn. Day. Saying that I have been hibernating is almost an understatement. But anyways, this weather-induced madness had to stop. So I took a few days and got my butt out and had the best time ever.¬†?

Lets start with my mini ski vacation. Spent 2 days skiing up in Whistler in 40 cm of fresh powder. This is the first two days the mountain has been open people, so this is big news. It was absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to go again. Would you guys want to see some ski pics here soon? Let me know –>¬†commentzzz!

After a good few days of skiing I got up at 3 am in Whistler and drove to the airport for an 8 am flight to Austin, Texas. As you can imagine I was extremely chipper and¬†looked fabulously well rested upon arrival at the airport. In reality, I scarfed down a Timmy-Hoes bagel/coffee and crashed on the plane for 6 hours haha. Though the trip getting to Texas was a bit hectic and sleep deprived, Austin was SO great this weekend… it was warm and sunny compared to Vancouver. I even had to take off my sweater at brunch because I was TOO HOT. That is right, too hot. (If you live in Canada right now, this is a big deal.)

Okay that’s it for my little update today! Hope you are all doing great, wherever you are in the world :). My little spot on the internet has not been given the love it deserves from me these days, so thanks for still hanging out!¬†Looking forward to sharing some cool stuff with ya’ll soon.¬†?

xx,

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7:25 | September 2, 2016

JUMPER LOVE

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Dress: Zara / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

This jumper is out of control cute. Was one of the funnest things that I’ve worn in a really long time haha. If it isn’t already obvious I loveeee to rock a good jumper, but the floral pattern on this one was just to-die-for. Zara just got these in and they are only $70 so I would get on that and pick one up quick if I were you.¬†?

ALSO. Friends who live in Vancouver… where did summer go? Why is this happening? Monday morning this week it just turned full on rainy/gross/dark/cold fall. I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS. Girl was not ready for rainy season yet, and this sudden change in temperature is coming as a bit of a slap in the face if you ask me. Yes, the rainy season does bring snow on the mountains (which is THE BEST thing ever… because skiing¬†?) but I still wasn’t ready. Looks like I am going to have to take a trip south soon.¬†?

Anywho, enough complaining. IT’S FRIDAY PEOPLE! And we have a gorgeous long weekend ahead of us!!!

What are you going to be doing this weekend? Comment below!!

x,

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7:41 | August 31, 2016

OSOYOOS WEEKEND

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Jumper: Morrisday | The Label

How gorgeous is this spot?! Shot these photos at a super cute little heritage building in Osoyoos this past weekend. For those of you who have never been Osoyoos is located about 4 and a half hours out of Vancouver, and it is to-die-for. 

There is a gorgeous lake, vineyards everywhere, local fruit orchards, and a unique desert landscape. Osoyoos is definitely one of my top spots to visit in British Columbia. 

Now it’s back in the city for a few days. Desperately need to clean my house + get unpacked from all this travel lately haha. Better late than never¬†?

x,

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10:25 | August 17, 2016

BALI SUNRISE HIKE

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Beautiful sunrise from Mt. Batur in Bali.

This was a fantastic experience in Bali. I feel like I keep saying everything is “my favourite thing”… but THIS WAS TOTALLY MY FAVOURITE THING!!😜¬†If you like hiking and early mornings, this is for you.

We were picked up from our Villa at 1:30 am and drove for about 2 hours up to the base of Mt. Batur, WHICH IS AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. (Yes, ACTIVE volcano.)¬†😐¬†From there, it was about a 2 hour hike up the volcano¬†in the dark. Sounds sketch, and it kind of was haha. All you had was a small flashlight to navigate your way up this volcano¬†(which I would like to point out was VERY close to rock-climbing… “hike” is a loose term😉)¬†I’m one for a challenge so it was great fun for me.

Once you get to the top, you will freeze your ass off, drink some very questionable tea, sing Bob Marley in a hippie guitar circle, and wait for the sun to rise. Once it finally does, it is a thing of beauty. There were lots of people at the top of the volcano but it was so beautiful I honestly didn’t even notice it was crowded.

Can we also talk about the actual volcanic steam that is coming out of the top of the volcano? Yea, that was a thing too. (Again, slightly sketch lol.)

Anyways, if you are ever in Bali this is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you need to carve out some time for. Totally recommend.

What do you think? Would you do this hike?? Comment below!

x,

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8:43 | August 15, 2016

ELEPHANT PARK

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Quite possibly the best day ever ūüėÄ

Welcome to Bali! This is where the final leg of my trip was spent. It was definitely a very unique spot that I feel a need to go back to because there was so much more to see. Whenever you are booking a trip, two weeks sounds like an ETERNITY. But in reality it flies by way faster than you could have imagined.

Anyways, one day we went to go visit some elephants. I would like to say we went to a beautiful elephant park in the middle of the jungle, but unfortunately traffic at this time of year in Bali is horrible and a 15 minute drive can take up to 2 hrs. So we just went to the closest elephant feeding area which was the zoo (gross, I know… but it did the trick haha.)

They are the SWEETEST ANIMALS EVER and I am in love. Totally need to go back and book a proper full day jungle elephant ride, one of the ones where they teach you how to ride the elephant without one of those horrible chairs on their backs. Just love those animals. Also that little bird was super cute eating his nuts there haha, couldn’t resist to post a few pics of him too!

Have you guys ever done elephant riding before? Any recommendations??

x,

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11:20 | August 9, 2016

BANGKOK TEMPLES

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Beautiful Thai temples in Bangkok!

Okay so full honesty here… this was THE HOTTEST DAY EVER AND I WAS DYING. Really though. Way too hot to be out and about and we lasted all of 30 minutes before we dejectedly retired to an air-conditioned cab.

Regardless, the temples were STUNNING. Totally recommend checking these out if you are ever in Bangkok.

Now, it’s off to Bali for the next few days! Make sure you are following me on instagram (@robynkimb) to stay updated with my travels ūüôā

x,

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6:55 | August 6, 2016

TYPHOON TRAVELS

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Hong Kong during a typhoon = EVERYTHING IS CLOSED.

For real though. This area was near a big temple in Hong Kong, and was supposed to be a big tourist area where you can go get your fortune told, buy souvenirs, etc. Naturally we decided to go on day 1 of the typhoon, which essentially just shut down the entire city. So, here are some pics of my twirling around in my dress amongst all the closed shops. 

Bangkok update coming soon!

x,

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8:36 | July 31, 2016

HELLO HONG KONG!

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My first few days in beautiful Hong Kong ūüôā

Hong Kong? Yes please.

This is the first stop on my latest adventure! I’ve been in Hong Kong for a few days now, and this city is definitely one of a kind. The best way I can describe it is a mix of Vegas and Shanghai on steroids. Make sense? 😜

I’ve been getting over my jet lag and taking it easy these first few days. We are staying at the Peninsula Hotel (which is DOPE, follow my snapchat to see more¬†👻 @robynkim) and just laying low while we get used to the time difference.¬†

Plan for the next few days? Eat, eat, and eat some more. Woke up and had a great American style breakfast this morning which was a nice change from all the dumplings we have been eating. It is kind of dumpling madness right now, and I cannot get enough. Last night we had the best dumplings by far at a Chinese fusion restaurant called Ho Lee Fook (LOL, so much respect for that name¬†😂.) If you are ever in Hong Kong, you NEED to go here. It was unreal.¬†

Can we also talk about the spas here for a second? Sweet baby jesus are they ever nice. Got a killer massage yesterday then hung out in this “relaxation room” with fresh juices, fruit, coconut water, tea, etc etc etc. Basically it was heaven on earth. I don’t know about you, but when I am in a room full of “free” fresh juices I have an irresistible urge to drink ALL OF THEM — like I will never see a juice again in my life.😂¬†It is probably the student in me haha.¬†

There is some typhoon weather coming in today, so it will be a bit tricky to play tourist with my camera. But — there will be many more photo ops and I will be sharing my trip here with ya’ll.¬†

Lots of love!

 

x,

 

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