Photo by Daniele Venturelli (Getty Images via SHISEIDO)
Two weeks ago, I was invited to celebrate one of the oldest cosmetic companies in the world, Shiseido.
Shiseido is the 4th largest cosmetics company in the world and arguably the most recognized Japanese beauty brand in history.
In 1872, Arinobu Fukuhara opened Japan’s first Western-style pharmacy “Shiseido”in the Ginza district of Tokyo. 150 years later, Shiseido continues to provide wonderful and exciting experiences through its commitment to innovation and excellent quality.
I have always been seduced by its architecture, art and the beauty from every angle. No doubt that there is something magical about this city. However, when I’ve visited it for the first time, my food experience wasn’t the best. Why? Because I wasn’t well informed, and I didn’t had an idea where to eat and drink.
On last travel post, I blogged about best things to do in Venice, Italy. But before visiting Venice, there are few things you should know what to do and not to do when visiting Italy’s most unique city.
Venice is one of my favorite cities in Italy, and one of the world’s most romantic cities (before Paris). Its stunning architecture, unique bridges, colorful streets, the gondolas floating across picturesque canals. Ah, I will never stop loving the ‘City of Water’ Venice.
Although Venice is a small city, there is still so much to see. Most of people plan just few days to stay, therefore I have created a short list of my favorite experiences in Venice.
Perhaps the cutest and most instagrammable island, the Venetian lagoon Burano was first established by the Romans, famous for Burano lace and bold colored homes. Burano is 7 km (4 miles) from Venice, a 40-minute trip from Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) by a Venetian water bus/vaporetto.
Visiting in 1953, John Steinbeck enthused: ‘Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.’
Amalfi coast and Positano was always on my bucket list, and I am so glad that I had the chance to visit it this year. I would say that after Côte d’Azur, it’s my second favorite coast in Europe. I love to explore new places, but I truly couldn’t get enough of Positano.
Deemed by UNESCO, the Amalfi Coast is a alluring combination of great beauty and fascinating drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of cliffs, picturesque towns and lush forests.
Why is it that summers always flies by so fast? I came back to Vienna last week and the first days felt like I was going to another batch of “back to school” entitled emails the other day. I hardly accept that it’s the end of August and summer is drawing to an end, and fall is approaching so fast. Can you believe it? I know I definitely can’t!