Monday, October 24, 2011

Extreme Sports event at Westfield

There is no place like London

This weekend I visited London town, and took a little trip to Westfield shopping centre in Stratford (zone 3). I don't want to exaggerate, but this place AMAZED me.
I went there without any expectations, without knowing anything about it. As soon as I walked in there I was overwhelmed by the size of everything in the inside. The posters, banners, the displays of the mall, the shops. Even shops like Primark looked astonishingly modern and spacious. Their windows displays were up to date, with outfits that could easily be seen in more expensive shops and even had huge screens where they played their Autum/Winter campaign.
The only thing that I didn't like was the amount of people that were walking around and shopping, and the time that had to be spent in the queues of every shop, but this understandable, considering that Westfield Stratford City is the third largest shopping centre in the UK. (I did some research online after coming home and found out that) This mall opened on 13 September 2011 (hence the innovative technological advances all around the place) and has a total retail floor area of 175,000 m2).
I only probably visited a third of this multi-purpose centre and spent over 3 hours there. The shopping centre has three floors and 300 stores, including famous fashion brands, department stores, supermarkets, a cinema and several restaurants.
This weekend, they also had an "Extreme event" where they built an indoor skate park and they had famous people skating, rollerblading and biking every hour, and people could enjoy these performances for free.
I'm going to stop talking, and let you see by yourselves. There are some photos/videos I took while there, but I do strongly recommend everyone to go and visit this place by yourselves. Westfield Stratford City offers an imposing shopping and entertaining experience.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The last day of summer

I know this was a couple of weeks ago, but I'd like to share with you all photos I took on the beach on, what probably was the last day of summer this year in England.
I had just come back from Uni, and decided that I needed to be alone for a while to reflect and just sit down and not talk to anyone...simply admire the landscape. I love being here and the fact that I can just walk and get to the seafront in about 20 mins.
The day was lovely, sunny and warm, but there was a cool breeze and a fresh smell of sea in the air that made the setting impeccable and enjoyable. People were swimming, tanning, jogging or simply just hanging out with their friends/family. I know it sounds silly, but it's little things like these that make me feel comfortable and happy to be able to call this place home.

Les premiers jours du reste de ta vie...

I know it's been a while since I last posted something on this blog, it's been a busy month-moving in, settling, getting to know people, going out, working, going to uni. I have my ups and downs, but I'm loving my new life..Here's a selection of photos of my past month.

These are some photos taken in Brighton. I love the city, it's so vibrant, different and alternative. It's definitely a place where everyone can feel included and welcome. I'm still in the process of discovering the different corners of Brighton, but I just love how there's a balance between the typical noise and stress of a big city and the calmness of the beach, which offers a place to escape everything for a while.
The fashion is particularly unique and it's a place where lots of sub-cultures and styles come together. There are plenty of vintage shops and small independent boutiques which offer a wide range of different products to suit anyone, as well as shopping centres with big high street brands.