Blue-White-Earthy Tones

The photos were captured at spring break during my stay in Deer Valley, Park city, Utah. I loved the colors in the first photo; beautiful blue sky, white snow, and earthy tones of those sleeping trees. This inspired me that someday soon, I’ll put together my outfit with these colors combos and I’ll share it here. For now, I hope you enjoy the beautiful photos of nature.

In the photo below, i got a feeling of infinity between the snow and the cloud.
The view from our room when it was sunny.

And here the same view with heavy snow.

The snow storm was coming when we were up on top of the mountain.

Hello puppy! What is your name?

All these pictures were taken with my iPhone and enhanced with Instagram. Are you using Instagram? It’s a great app. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram; lifeintravel, for enjoying my beautiful travel and fashion pictures. See you around!!
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day ahead!! xo…Hanh :)

Around Paris

Paris is a city of lights, arts, fashion, architecture, history, design, shopping, partying, fine cuisine and luxury. Paris is the utmost definition of chic. There are so many things to do in Paris that even the most sophisticated and informed Parisian still discovers hidden treasures of this city day after day. I’ve never tired of Paris.
I love walking around Paris for sightseeing, for shopping, for watching people on the street, for spotting celebrities, for admiring beautiful buildings, for enjoying the city, for burning calories, or for nothing…for any reason-walking around Paris is just so wonderful.

Everyone should know this corner by heart; Rue St.Honore and Rue Cambon, if you’d like to visit the first Chanel boutique.

Chanel’s first boutique is on 31 Rue Cambon.
In Europe, you’ve often seen old couples very well-dressed, hand in hand and walking along on the street. It’s so lovely and sweet! It makes me feel warm and happy.

Postcard-stand of a local newspaper store.

Eiffel tower seen from my room. Even on a cold and foggy day in Paris, it is still beautiful.

Another view from my room; the Louvre.

Beautiful walkway to the Rick Owens boutique.

Thank you everyone for reading! Have a lovely weekend!!xo…Hanh :)

In The Countryside

Yesterday, we had a chance to spend our time in the countryside (Bogata, TX) with a few great friends and we had a great fun time. It was a gorgeous day to be outdoor.

An afternoon tea for ladies and beer for gentlemen were a great idea.

The kids love to ride on this car.

Don’t be scared!! This alligator gar was dry and dead. We found it on the shore of the lake.

Thank you everyone for reading!! Have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!! xo…Hanh :)

New York Trip Diary

I had the best New York trip for fashion week ever. Although, I didn’t attend many shows-just Doo.Ri and Thakoon but I enjoyed my trip so much. My kids had no school, so they were able to come along with me. It was our first girls’ trip, and we had an amazing time, filled with tons of sweet memories to last a lifetime. Not only being with my kids, but also to be with my great friends, Jason and Lucrecia. Lucrecia was the sweetest roommate ever. I was really enjoying my time with her; shopping, talking, sharing, chatting, dining…I wish she lived here!!! Another great thing of this trip was that we stayed at The Plaza Hotel New York for the first time for my kids. They wanted the feeling like Kevin had in “Home Alone.” The hotel has a timeless elegance, one of New York city’s finest, a place for celebrities, and a beautiful backdrop for so many famous movies.
Yes, I’m always thankful for my life and feel so blessed.
Here are our New York trip photo diary.
Waiting at the airport. My big girl looked instantly chic with a Lanvin Ipad cover and so cool with F21 jacket (similar here).

Cutest little girl. She had on Custo Barcelona Kids jacket, Justice hat.
My big girl borrowed my Balenciaga boots for the trip and wanted to borrow them forever. Lol!!!
I was ready for my dinner with Lucrecia and Jason. I had the great time!!
Wearing: Celine shearling jacket and bag, Virginia Johnson scarf, the Row leather leggings.

And paired this look with Raphael Young wings pumps.

I love Lucrecia’s new retro handset for Iphone and her ‘hijab‘ style.

Spot this guy at Open Ceremony with layers of bracelets and rings on.

Oh, yay!! The plaza.

The view of 5th Avenue and 58th Street / 59th Street from our room.

Final walk at Thakoon fall 2012 show at The Plaza’s ballroom.

Final walk at Doo.Ri fall 2012 at Eyebeam Art Center.

Time for window shopping.

Giuseppe Zanotti (similar here)
The kid’s activities. They enjoyed shopping at H&M Kids, F21 Kids, FAO Schwarz toy store, Apple store, riding in the horse carriage, and rollerblading in Central Park (believe or not, they packed their own roller-blades)…..
The kids had a great time at the Met museum with a Scavenger Hunt program; a fun way for kids to explore the museum.

At Nola studio. Before attending Mary Poppins musical Broadway show. The kids had a chance to learn to sing songs and dance with Tom Souhrada; one of the cast members.

They enjoyed making hand-made paper from fiber.
This is how the paper looks after adding colors and creation.
Thank you everyone for reading! Have a wonderful day!!! xo…Hanh :)
ps: Please, stay tuned for the announcement of the winner of Fashion Blog World’s Inspiration 2012.

From Deer Valley Mountain

There was a lot of sunshine in Deer Valley, Utah. It was warm and beautiful, although it needed more snow compared with last season. There were a few run closed, but overall, it’s a great place to ski. Deer Valley Mountain offers six peaks. It has a limit on lift tickets sold for daily skiing and exclusive for skier, no snowboarding. Also, it has been rated #1 ski resort in North America for five consecutive years by the readers of Ski Magazine. If you’re snowboarders, go to Park City Mountain resort where it has amazing slopes for your snowboarding techniques.
Here are some pictures from Deer Valley Mountain.

Thank you everyone for reading!! Have a wonderful day ahead!! xoHanh :)
PS: More of Deer Valley’s post, click here.

Happy New Year 2012!!!

Wow! Only one more day and 2012 is here. Excited??? Yes. Scared?? Yes..It seems like the older you get, the faster time goes… I’m excited for the New Year to come because I know that every New Year will be a great year.
I already said this, but I ‘d like to say it again and thank you all for your wonderful continuing support and your love of my blog. I greatly appreciate it and I hope your support and love continue on into next year.
I wish you and your loved ones a new year full of love, peace, happiness, health, prosperity…and may your wishes come true!!!
Here is a flashback of some of my favorite places where I traveled throughout the past year. Hope you enjoy it. HAPPY 2012!! xo…Hanh :)
Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Mondello, a seaside town in Italy.

Waikiki Beach, US.

Paris, France.

New York, US.

Rome, Italy.

Venice, Italy.

Barcelona, Spain.

Pompeii, Italy.

Punta Mita, Mexico.

Deer Valley Mountain, US.

Lake Tahoe, US.

Corona del Mar beach, US.

La Valletta, Malta.

Monaco.

Florence, Italy.

Lake Saint Cassien, France.

Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Thank you everyone!!! See you next year!! xo….
PS: Don’t forget to enter to win $150 Giveaway Gift-New Year Fashion Resolution!

Corona del Mar beach, California

Last week, we had a chance to visit Corona del Mar beach in California. If you are in Los Angeles area, you should visit this beach. The beach is located about 50 miles south of LA and 4 miles west of John Wayne Airport. It’s one of California’s most romantic beach views and it’s a stunning place for wedding photos and romantic proposals. Corona del Mar (Spanish for Crown of the Sea) is also a great family beach. It’s clean and you really feel that the beach is yours. I love the nice big rocks/mini rock-hills that almost seem to decorate the edges of the shore. The kids climb on these rock-hills and have fun to run on those lower rocks to look at the crabs. I noticed that people of all ages feel very comfortable here. You see the seniors all decked out, reading their books. You see the cutest youth in groups, girls over here, boys over there, and older groups play volleyball, walking with their dogs…The beach offers the relaxed atmosphere, a great place for a picnic. Parking is free and very close to the shore, there is no long trips to your car to haul your stuff around.

Observing those mussels and looking at the crabs.
Playing cartwheel on the sand.
Kids love to play with sand.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!! xo…Hanh :)

Venice Flashback

We believe Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The 5th century city is built on the water, just two to four feet above sea level. Cars are banned, so the only way to get around this city is by foot or by watertaxi. You’ll be awed by the magical beauty. It is filled with extraordinary architectural masterpieces and art. Yet, these are just some of the unbelievably fabulous things to do. Whoever comes here, I’m sure they’ll fall in love and bring home a dream; a dream of coming back. Not only for adults but for children too. I know it for fact, it was our kid’s most fun city during our 5 weeks traveling through Europe. Both of our kids brought home a dream of coming back here to attend the Venice carnival when they become teens. Yes, to everyone, Venice is a magical city on water.
Here are more Venice pictures to share. Click here and here to see more of Venice in my past posts. Hope you enjoy it!

Rialto bridge at nightfall.

Grand canal at night.
Basilica Di Santa Maria Della Salute seen aross Grand Canal from the Bauer hotel.

Bridge of Sighs.

The last view prisoners saw when they crossed the bridge from Doge’s Palace to their prison.

Glass shoes. Recycling from Coca Cola bottles.

And here is the reason why our kids fell in love with Venice:
Enjoying a Gondola ride while wearing the Venician mask.

Having fun to shop and try on different masks.
Enjoyed making their own masks.
Excited every time to ride on water taxi.

Had a chance to blow Murano glass.

Attending a cooking class at a local chef’s apartment. Making tiramisu and pasta.

Had a chance to watch and learn how to make marble papers from an artist.

Learned and practiced to steer the gondola.

So much fun to feed those pigeons at Piazza San Marco.

Wish you all a wonderful day! xo…Hanh :)

Autumn Leaves

Autumn in Merriman vineyard in Carlton, Oregon.
I woke up this morning and looked out the window at the front yard. I saw yellow leaves falling and realized that autumn is here. Yes, today is September 22nd. The sky was gray and it was sprinkling the whole day. I enjoyed the first sign of autumn. Autumn for you, feeling romantic, happy, lonely, or a mix feeling??? Happy Autumn to you all!! xo…Hanh :)

Summer at Lake Saint-Cassien

If you are in the south of France, you should visit lake Saint-Cassien. It is only about 12 km west of Cannes. This lake is about 430 hectares, beautiful, wild, natural, and is easy to get to. The lake is bordered almost completely by forested hills, the shoreline is undeveloped, leaving its beauty for picturesque views and for people to enjoy. It is a very popular place for carp fishing, and a great place for family to enjoy water activities such as windsurfing, pedalos, swimming, and rowing. We had a wonderful time there. It’s one of our favorite places in Provence.

Have a wonderful day ahead! xo…Hanh :)
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