A Throwback To Lisbon

A Throwback to Lisbon

Dress – Forever21
Sandals – Call It Spring
Purse – Guess
Belem, Lisbon

Jeronimos Monastery
Praca do Imperio 1400-206
Lisbon, Porugal





Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisboa, Portugal

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisboa, Portugal
Belem Tower
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisbon, Portugal

Jacket – Zara
Top – Dynamite
Leather Pants – Danier Leather

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New York City. Denim Dungaree Dress

Dungaree Dress – Forever 21
Camel Coat – H&M
Black Fitted Dress (wearing underneath) – H&M
Purse – Kate Spade
Non-Prescription Glasses – Icing
Ankle Boots – Steve
Madden
Chocker – Aldo

Hello readers!
I know it has been a while but I am back! Another short trip. It seems that lately my trips have become small getaways. But I enjoy quick vacations too. The only problem is the “I don’t want to leave” feeling that I get when I have a great time on vacation.
Well I have been to New York City before but every time I come to the Big Apple I always have new experiences in terms of the places I visit and the restaurants I go to. There is a lot to do in New York City and that’s  why I love this city.
Today my pictures were taken at the famous restaurant Gallow Green. This rooftop bar at the top of the McKittrick Hotel offers a breath taking scenario with its earthy atmosphere. The staff are very friendly, delicious food and live music. For just $30 you can enjoy all you can eat brunch on the weekends and live music. I would recommend making a reservation. I went in the fall and the restaurant was very busy I can only imagine how busy this place might be summer time.

Gallow Green
542 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001 b/t 11th Ave & 10th Ave Chelsea       
https://mckittrickhotel.com/gallowgreen

Outfit:
Ladies, here is a tip for those cool days: Wear a fitted dress under a dress when its cold.
I like to look good but being warm is my priority. Today was a mild fall day but since I am wearing a denim dress I decided to wear the black fitted dress underneath for comfort and warmth. Keep in mind the material and style of the dress you choose to wear since a lot of dresses can’t be worn with a dress underneath.
Another tip: Don’t be afraid of alterations.
If you really like something, and believe that you will wear often but perhaps it needs to be altered do so if you think will be worth it. I had to take in two sizes down in the waist of my dungaree dress but I was very with the result. A lot of times I end up altering my clothes which can be expensive sometimes. But I alter pieces that I really like and can’t find it in my size.

 

Vignoble Le Cep d’Ardent

Vignoble Le Cep d’Ardent

A vineyard located in Magog,  approximately two and a half  hours away from downtown Quebec.
Since I don’t like to drink alcohol, I spent majority of the time taking pictures in the beautiful vineyard and appreciating the peaceful town.
This place seems to be the to go to winery in this area. My friends seemed to have a really good time. This winery is visited by locals and many tourists.
Please check out their website for more information about their wines, guided tours, packages, reception and events.
http://www.cepdargent.com






Top – Hollister
Pants – H&M
Heels – Le Chateau
Purse – Aldo
Sunglasses – Call it Spring

CITY GIRL. MONTREAL 2

 

Downton Montreal

I LOVE BIG CITIES

Bonaventure Station, Montreal

Some food suggestions while in Montreal

RESTURANT BURGER BAR
1465 Crescent, Montreal
burgerbarcrescent.com

Smoked Meat Burger

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

After Burger Bar enjoy organic chocolate at:
DIVINE CHOCOLATIER
Chocolat Artisanal
“Best Truffle in Montreal”
2158 Crescent, Montreal

JULIET CHOCOLATE
1626 Saint-Catherine Street West, Montreal
http://www.julietteetchocolat.com

JACKET : ZARA
TOP : ( CUSTOM-MADE IN AFRICA)
JEANS : CALVIN KLEIN
HEELS : STEVE MADDEN (LINKED ON PREVIOUS POST)

Cascais – Lisbon, Portugal

Within approximately 31km away from Lisbon you will find this old and new style homes municipal called Cascais. A very prestigious area full of beautiful historical sculptures, amazing restaurants, shops, the Cascais Shopping and of course the breath taking Cascais beach.
A lot of the rich and famous live in Cascais. Many influential people in  Portugal prefer this quiet area to live and relax, over downtown Lisbon.
Portugal’s constructions are a mix of modern and ancient infrastructures. The beautiful colors of Cascais are very captivating for locals and even more for tourists because at times gives you the sense of being in an older historic town with a modern twist.
Although my main reason to come to Portugal was for the gastronomy, I was too busy eating and forgot to document majority of the food. My next post I will talk about the amazing places I have eaten at and some more site seeing I did while I was there.



Hotel Baia
Avenida Maginal, 2754-509, Cascais, Portugal

The Eatery at the Baia Hotel

The Restaurant inside Baia Hotel



Cascais Beach

What am I wearing ?|
Opening image main photo bathing suit from Victoria Secret, Jacket – Zara, Top – Garage, Leggings – Forever 21, Running shoes – Nike

 

The Hype Of Freeport Lisbon Fashion Outlet

LOCATION :
Avenida Euro 2004, 2890-154
Alcochete, Portugal



I know its hard to believe but shopping is the least of my concerns when travelling. There are only two places so far that I go crazy for shopping: US and Canada.
If I end up going shopping while on vacation I end up going to a very hyped mall or an outlet in that region usually highly recommended by other tourists and locals. So that’s how I ended up in Freeport Outlet.
If I buy something while I am away it has to be something special that I would have a hard time finding in Canada.
Although many people told me about Freeport and the great shopping experience I just couldn’t feel the same. I spent most of the time sitting down because I was tired of the long walks due to the structure of the outlet.
I ended up leaving with a full belly since lunch ended up being at a very delicious restaurant in the food court.
Perhaps I went at a time that didn’t have a lot of the latest fashion I tend to gravitate towards. If you are visiting Portugal and end in this area check out the Freeport Outlet to have your own opinion of this hyped outlet.



Sunglasses – Mendocino
Top – Zara
Pants – Guess
Flats – Winners
Purse – Guess

 

Lisbon At Night

Is this my first night post?
I believe so. Most of my posts have been during the day since pictures tend to look nicer with good lighting.
How do I come up with my outfits ideas?
Well I get this question all the time and people always tell me that I come up with different and cool combinations.
Since I love fashion so much, I have fashion on my mind all the time. I guess just as a musician has a song in mind, or like an artist is always thinking of the next sketch, or as a soccer player is always thinking about the next move and as a chef is always thinking about the next recipe. The same happens to me, I am always thinking of my next outfit.
I start with a nice pair of shoes. Many people start with buying the clothes first but I work my outfit around the shoes. So I buy the shoes first for motivation for putting the outfit together. These Zara heels inspired me to create this night look or “boss lady night look” but I can also come up with an office look based on this heels.

So Lets talk about Lisbon night life!

We can’t talk about Lisbon’s night life without mentioning the party scene where everything happens, Bairro Alto. This part of Lisbon is full of restaurants, bars and clubs. Most people in Lisbon have dinner at 8:00PM pushing for the party scene to start very later.
It is very common in areas such as Bairro Alto, Alfama where you can hear the traditional music of Lisbon – Fado, and Cais do Sodre to find locals and tourists having alcoholic drinks in the middle of the streets without being interrupted by the police. Giving the impression of how people in Lisbon are very relaxed and care free.

Outfit Details:
Floral Print Top – Forever21
Pants – (my favorite) Danier Leather
Shoes – Zara
Clutch – Michael Kors

LISBON GET AWAY – 1

Dress & Bracelet – Forever 21
Sunglasses – Call it Spring
Sandals – Aldo

I have dreamed of coming to Lisbon, Portugal since I was a very young girl.
Besides the amazing company, the food is what brings me to Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese food out of all ethnic foods is the best in my opinion.
I will be uploading a post specifically to talk about the delicious gastronomy I have been tasting since I have been here.

Praca do Comercio
Commerce Square

If Lisbon was New York City then Praca do Comercio would be Times Square. This square of the city is a very popular destination for tourists that come to Lisbon. The famous Santa Justa Elevator, a variety of shops, street entertainers and a wide range of restaurants with authentic Portuguese dishes makes Praca do Comercio the place to be.

I thought that this man was a real statue

Elevador Santa Justa
Santa Justa Elevator/Lift

Summer Fun: Port Dover

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Port Dover is an amazing place to relax after a long work week. Known specially for Friday the 13th and Labour Day long weekend; bikers find this small town the go to place on those days to show off their most exotics motorcycles and cars.
Port Dover’s main attraction of course is its nature. The lake makes many people dream of a tropical destination. This place is very relaxing and beautiful. Perfect for picnics, walks by the beach, sports on the sand and much more. Don’t forget your sunscreen, and enjoy this hot spot Ontario has to offer before summer ends!
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Bodysuit: LaSenza
Skirt: Aritzia
Earrings: Aldo
Sandals: Aldo

The Chicago Experience – Modesty

My styles varies quiet frequently. As you guys can see, I don’t have a specific style. That’s why I decided to name my blog Zani’s Styles. Within the different styles that I like, I try to dress modest. Although it can be very tricky at times to find clothes that are modest. Today was all about food! I ate too much! I wanted to try as many restaurants as possible. I went to The Kitchen restaurant. It was delicious and view is a million dollar view.  Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab restaurant I also recommend. Come with a big appetite as the portions are very generous. Amazing for sharing. A nice part of the downtown is the Millennium Park. The sculptures in the park are breathtaking. The art in Chicago is portrayed all over the city. People are very artistic. I will speak more about the art on my next project.

Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab

The Kitchen

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Downtown Chicago

Cloud Gate Sculpture at Millennium Park

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Millennium Park

Mod3

Top – GUESS
Skirt – Zara
Boots – GUESS
Purse – Aldo
Bracelets – Bebe