Where to: Los Angeles - The Huntington

This is the inauguration of my new series "Where to", in which I share some tips and great moments at my favorite places around the world! If you love to travel and want to know some good places to visit, then don't miss a post!

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, as it is usually referred to, is located in the city of Pasadena, close to Los Angeles. If you are here for more than a few days make sure you visit this place! This land used to be Henry Edwards Huntington's home in the early 1900's, and the library used to be his personal collection, containing must-see's such as one of the 12 copies of the Gutenberg Bible (1445). It has many buildings filled with great art collections but the show stopper is all the different gardens. It extends over a giant stretch of land and has gardens in styles from all over the world, with restaurants that accompany the theme. My favorite one was the Chinese Garden.

Chinese garden

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HUNTINGTON MANSION

The side of the mansion where Huntington lived with his family, I loved the color of the tile!

The side of the mansion where Huntington lived with his family, I loved the color of the tile!

ROSE GARDEN AND THE ROSE GARDEN TEA ROOM

The Rose garden was very beautiful and feminine, they had roses of all colors, which made for a beautiful view. We made reservations for the Rose Garden Tea Room, and it was very nice. Inspired by the traditional English tea, they serve scones, sandwiches, and desserts with a beautiful presentation, accompanied by herbal tea, and if you want, sparkling wine. Very elegant and tasty, definitely interesting! 

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You can purchase tickets at the location or online at The Huntington website (click here: http://www.huntington.org ) that go for $25 per adult. I believe that seniors and children have discounts. The catch is that they make the place available to visit for free on the first Thursday of every month, and you have to reserve tickets on the website on the first day of the previous month.

So worth it!

xoxo

Victoria

My favorite perfumes

There is nothing better than completing a look with the perfect scent! For that I have four favorite perfumes that are absolutely must-haves!

Não tem nada melhor do que completar um look com o perfume perfeito! Eu tenho quatro perfumes preferidos que não vivo sem:

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Dior Addict

Eau fraîche

The pink one! This is my everyday perfume, I wear it to school and anywhere I go. It is light, summery and floral, it goes with any outfit. I have finished about three bottles of this already and it is my signature scent.

Tem que ser o rosa! Esse eu uso todos os dias, pra aula e qualquer lugar que eu vá. É bem leve para o verão e floral, combina com qualquer roupa. Eu já terminei uns 3 frascos desse perfume e é a minha fragrâcia assinatura. 

Dior j'Adore

eau de parfum

This is my "feel good" perfume. I usually wear it if I'm going out to lunch or doing something fun, out of the routine. It is floral and fruity, I absolutely love this and I always get a lot of compliments when I wear it.

Esse é o perfume que eu uso para me sentir bem, ele é mais marcante do que o anterior, então eu uso para sair almoçar ou fazer alguma coisa mais divertida e fora da rotina. Ele é floral frutado, eu amo muito muito e sempre recebo muitos elogios quando uso.

Marc Jacobs Decadence

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This is my special perfume, it is a much stronger warm floral and I like to call it my "woman" perfume. You only need one spritz of this perfume on the back of your neck and it lasts all night. I wear it for more formal occasions, nice dinners and birthdays. Also the bottle is very cute and looks like a little purse!

Esse é o meu perfume para ocasiões especiais, ele é mais fortinho "floral quente" e eu me sinto mais adulta quando uso. Só precisa de uma borrifada atrás do pescoço para ele durar a noite toda. Eu uso em ocasiões mais formais, jantares e aniversários. E o frasco é um amor, parece uma bolsinha!

Hugo boss the scent for her

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This perfume is sweet, with notes of peach, cocoa and vanilla. For me it acts as the Summer version of the Marc Jacobs Decadence since it is a little lighter. Love love love!

Esse perfume é mais doce, notas de pêssego, cacao e baunilha. Eu uso ele para o mesmo propósito do anterior, mas no verão, porque ele é mais suave. Amo amo amo!

it's good to know:

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xo

Victoria

 

SUMMER PLAYLIST

Summer break is finally here!! Well, not really because I will be taking Summer classes but that does not mean I can't enjoy my favorite time of the year! To celebrate I thought it would be nice to share all the songs that I am loving at the moment, this is my Summer 2018 Spotify playlist:

As férias de verão finalmente chegaram! Bom, eu estou fazendo aulas de verão esse ano mas isso nao me impede de aproveitar a minha estação preferida! Para comemorar vou compartilhar com vocês a playlist de músicas que estou amando no momento:

xo 

Victoria

Striped 3 piece set

Today I am going to tell you about this set that I got last week from Fashion Nova. I got it from their website and it actually arrived very fast, two days later, which always makes me happy! I have always liked the idea of this store of making clothes that are very flattering for curvy girls, but after wearing this outfit in particular, I definitely became a huge fan!

Hoje vou contar pra vocês tudo sobre esse conjunto que eu comprei semana passada da loja Fashion Nova. Eu comprei online no site deles e ele chegou muito rápido, dois dias depois! Algo que me deixa extremamente feliz! Eu sempre gostei da ideia dessa loja de fazer roupas que valorizam mulheres com curvas, mas depois de usar essa roupa eu virei fã!

At first I was scared of what the top would look like on, because on the pictures it looked like it could fall off but I was wrong! It actually has a magical silicon strip on the edge that prevents it from slipping. The shorts are high waisted and they feature a double lace up detail on the front, which adds some detail and dimension. Here I styled it with black studded platforms with a more Summery look in mind, they give me some height but are still comfortable and flat, which I love!

A princípio eu estava com medo do top ser daqueles que fica caindo, mas ainda bem que eu estava errada! Ele tem uma fita de silicone na borda de cima que o impede de escorregar. O shorts é cintura alta e tem um detalhe de amarradinho duplo na frente, que dá mais dimensão. Aqui eu combinei a roupa com uma sandália plataforma preta com detalhes dourados, que dá um ar mais verãozinho, uma alongada nas pernas e um pouco mais de altura, o que eu sempre amo!

The details on the shorts as well as the rings and watch that I chose can be seen up close on these photos. I opted to keep it simple with the necklace and I wore my every day Victoria necklace.

Nessas fotos os detalhes do shorts e dos anéis e relógio que eu escolhi podem ser vistos mais de perto. Eu preferi combinar com acessórios simples e usei o colar com meu nome que uso no dia a dia.

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What really caught my attention from this outfit on the website is the fact that it has a jacket that matches it, and the price of it was actually pretty nice for it being three pieces that can be worn all together or styled separately. The jackets fit is oversized and gives more versatility to the look. It can be dressed up or down, I can certainly see this being worn with high heels to go out as well. 

O que me chamou mais atenção desse conjunto no site foi o fato de ter esse blazer combinando, o preço de tudo foi muito bom por serem três peças que podem ser usadas juntas ou separadas em outros looks. O blazer é tem estilo mais larguinho e dá mais versatilidade ao look. Essa roupa pode ser usada tanto casual quanto mais arrumada, eu consigo me imaginar usando ela com salto alto para sair a noite também.

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Here you can see that I styled the look with a basic black and gold purse, as well as a different another option of shoe. The white sneakers give the outfit a more street look, they're very comfortable and complement the shorts with a more dressed down style.

Aqui da pra ver a bolsa que eu escolhi para usar com o look, uma básica preta com corrente dourada, e uma outra opção de sapato. O tênis branco tem um estilo mais urbano, ele é bem confortável e contribui para um look mais despojado.

Overall I felt really comfortable in this outfit. I felt free to walk and move around in this warm pre-Summer day.

Eu me senti muito confortável usando esse look, livre para andar e me movimentar nesse dia mais quentinho do pré-verão.

xo

Victoria