You cannot visit London and not make your way to Paris. It doesn’t work like that and is completely un-natural. Paris is literally 2hrs away by train and even shorter by flight. During my Euro tour, these two cities were a must and literally the two main destinations.

I’ve always thought of visiting Paris in the winter time. Pictures and aesthetics wise, it just made sense in my head. Also the foodie that I am, I was eager and very excited to visit the cuisine capital. Paris is the capital of France. Just like London, it is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion,  and culture. Known for its major landmark like the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Continue reading “PARIS 🇫🇷”

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Podcasts📻🎙

One thing I have learned is that the older you get, you tend to look for different things to inspire you and motivate you. You can call this part of adulting but at this stage of my life, I am always in search of things that are relatable or fall in line with where I am at currently. While reading self-help books, or biographies is the obvious go-to answer, podcasts are a good alternative. Also being the fact that podcasting is the new wave, I was very curious to check it out and give it a shot. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to an audiobook yet but I am guessing it is the same experience. Continue reading “Podcasts📻🎙”

Shine Bright like a Diamond 💎✨

Shine Bright like a Diamond 💎✨

I haven’t visited Cape Town much due to the distance but the few times I have been able to, I try to tour the city as much as I can.

It is said that jewelry is the ultimate expression of love and desire. The gift that forms a lasting impression. 

This past weekend, I met up with a friend and got to check out the ‘hidden’ Diamond Museum.


I am not really into jewelry, let alone fancy jewelry like diamonds, but there was a spark of interest when I got to know of the Museum. 

South Africa otherwise known as Africa’s treasure chest, is one of the leading export in the world when it comes to gold, diamonds, platinum, chrome, manganese, vanadium and vermiculite. The discovery of these minerals has played an important role to the economy growth of the country. 

Located around one of the busiest main streets in Cape Town, this tiny museum is in the basement of a jewelry store where the owner has voluntarily dedicated the space to share his passion in diamonds. 

Mostly known as a jewelry store, the museum itself is not well advertised, unless you come across their website where you can book a tour. Although most people although get to hear about the museum through word of mouth. Incase you walk in, which I did, a guided tour can be offered on request depending on the staff availability. The museum is also really small making it easy for a self guided tour. 


After the tour, one is able to get a basic knowledge of the history of diamonds and gold which are the main stones for jewelry making. One also gets to know the different kinds of stones and how they are extracted/mined. 


For those who are like me, your assured of walkig away with something new learned like how to tell the difference between a fake diamond and a real diamond, including the terms used to identify different stones. 

If you happen to be shopping for a nice expensive jewelry or even an engagement ring for your significant other, the store itself has some great pieces and a wide variety to chose from. They also do customized jewelry as well as cleaning and polishing. 💎💍✨



Best part about this specific museum, is that it’s FREE!! Personally this is an added bonus especially if you are  a tourist on budget like I am.