July 21, 2015

Fresh Summer Beauty with Embryolisse

The weather is heating up in Paris, which means it’s time to lighten up on the heavy beauty products and break out something a little more breezy.

Just before heading off for vacation last month, I received a surprise package from one of my favorite French brands, Embryolisse. Inside, were two essential summer products that were exactly what I needed to refresh my beauty routine.

Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire and Eau de Beauté Rosamélis
Available in a new and convenient 100ml travel size (great for vacation!), Lotion Micellaire is a light floral scented makeup remover.  It works marvelously, and retails for an affordable 4,50€ per bottle.

Its perfect complement? Eau de Beauté Rosamélis, an equally fantastic smelling tonic lotion (13,30€/ 200ml). It can be delicately swept across your face to perfect cleaning and makeup removal, or chilled in the fridge and spritzed on throughout the day for a glamorous and invigorating boost.

Interested in discovering Embryolisse's full product line? You can check it out here!

July 3, 2015

On The Rhodes Again

A trip to Rhodes is not complete without a visit to Rhodes City. Rhodes is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe, and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The old city is surrounded by stone walls and can be accessed through several gates. Once inside, a maze of cobbled streets brimming with shops and restaurants await. As Rhodes is a port of call on many cruise itineraries, keep in mind that it tends to get very busy. Don’t be afraid to venture out of the center and discover some of the more hidden passages. Here is where you’ll find a bit of tranquility and fantastic photo opportunities. 

Rhodes City, Greece
Sreets of Rhodes City, Greece
Hidden street in Rhodes City, Greece


For a panoramic view of the city, make your way to Minos Pension. Their rooftop terrace and café is the perfect place to relax and snap a few more gorgeous pics. (5 Omirou Street – Old Town - Rhodes 85100 – Dodecanese – Greece)

Minos Pension, Rhodes City, Greece
View of Rhodes City, Greece from Minos Pension

If you have enough time, it’s also fun to check out the modern city, including the lively New Market, and Mandraki Harbour where the famous Colossus of Rhodes once towered.

Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes City, Greece