Palermo is an Italian town, the capital of Sicily. It is completely surrounded by walls: the mountains of Palermo. It is a busy town. There are a couple of areas that it’s not safe to walk in.
Massimo theater is the largest theater building opera in Italy, and the third largest opera in Europe after the Opera National de Paris and the Staatsoper in Vienna. The theater was the scene of some of the film The Godfather-Part 3 in 1990.
Piazza Pretoria is known as the Square of Shame for the nudity of the statues.
Ancient tree of Palermo.
Antique market in Palermo.
Just a nice building.
There are plenty of horse carriages for tourists. Most of the horses have a cute hat on.
This is the seventeenth century Facade of the Shrine and is leaning against the rock at the peak of Monte Pellegrino mountain. There were very beautiful views of the city on the way from the center of the city up to the mountain by car.
A nice view from Monte Pellergrino mountain to Mondello.
Mondello is a seaside town at the foot of Monte Pellergrino. It is a nice bay with sandy tropical colors, restaurants, little shops, yacht clubs, and a beach. Its clear blue water is so beautiful and reminds me of the clear blue water and nice beaches in St John, US Virgin Islands.
Have a wonderful day ahead to you all!xo…Hanh
These pictures were taken about 3 weeks ago when we were still on our cruise ship. Wearing: Junya Watanabe dress from spring2010, Christopher Ross belt, Fendi wedges, and Hermes scarf. This scarf was a gift from my special friend and I totally adore it.
My sweet children enjoyed to play rabbit ears on me. They already had a plan for it. Poor me! I had no idea
They had fun to play in front of a big fan on the ship.
Sunset view from the top deck of the ship.
Sunset view from our balcony room on the ship.
Have a wonderful day ahead to you all! xo…Hanh
After so many stops at the busy places like Barcelona in Spain, La Valletta in Malta, then Sicily, Naples, Rome, Florence in Italy…When we got to Ajaccio-Corsica in France, we just wanted to take it easy, eat a lot of ice-cream, crepes, cheese… and relax on the beach all day. The weather was great and sunny.
My scarf with the Mediterranean map print was just perfect for this cruise trip (the scarf’s brand???). The kids and I took turns to wear it everyday. I was afraid my Mcqueen flats will be beat up from wearing them so much (my flipflops were broken at that time). I adore my Wang shorts, and Madewell t-shirt was great as a cover-up.
I like watching this little girl with the daiper on and followed her mama going back and forth with her baby steps . So adorable!
I always love to go to “open markets” in Europe. The food, the wines, the cheeses, the fruits….are so fresh.
Have a wonderful day to you all! x0…Hanh
These pictures were taken when we were in Monaco over a week ago. Wearing: Balenciaga tunic/dress, Hermes
leather bracelets, and my new flipflops from a local store.
Can you tell how much more tanned we are compared with the picture below when we first started our vacation?
Have a wonderful day ahead! xo…Hanh
Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. It is one of his most famous works and has been under construction since 1882. Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I’m always wondering when it will be finished. I visited the church a couple times, but I had never made it inside because of a long line to get in. I was glad that I made it happened this time. Read more about its history, click here
The old side of the church.
The newer side of the church.
One part of the ceiling.
The view of Barcelona from the top.
Have a wonderful day ahead!xo…Hanh
I wore this outfit over two weeks ago when I visited Barcelona; Forever21 white linen shorts and bright yellow t-shirt, Dsquared cotton jacket, Hermes scarf, and Christian Louboutin cork sandals. Although these shoes are so comfy, Mcqueen flats are more practical to save my energy to travel around with my kids.
Have a wonderful day ahead!xo…Hanh:)
Park Guell is one of the achievements of the architect Antoni Gaudi. It is a stylish park in Barcelona. It built in early twentieth century. At the top of Guell park is a terraced area where you can get a wonderful view of the park and of the city. In the park, also has small house which Gaudi lived in at one stage. The house has now been converted into museum.
Have a wonderful day ahead!xo…Hanh
While I was thinking about what to pack for our trip to Europe, which includes a cruise on the Mediterranean, this outfit crossed my mind: Rick Owens leather corset top which I wore with jeans and layered with halter top in the previous post
. It’s very versatile and my favorite top right now. Banana Republic linen skirt, Hermes scarf.
Hermes leather bracelets and watch.
Christian Louboutin cork platform sandals. I’m not sure if I will have these shoes on all day long, although they are extremely light and super comfy. Bringing a pair of flats is always a good idea.
Wishing you a wonderful summer ahead!!xoxo…Hanh