Europe 2017

The last 15 days I have had the most amazing experience, traveling, with one of my best friends, through two continents, 5 countries and 10 different cities! Needless to say, it’s been a lot of siteseeing and very little sleep. 

I wanted to share some of my favorite memories during the trip and some must see places you have to visit if you’re ever in these areas! (Images are titled with the location.)

AmsterdamOur first stop was Amsterdam! Of course we had to stop and take a picture with the ever famous “I Amsterdam” letters. But the most memorable, and one of my favorite places during the whole trip was when we took an hour bus to Keukenoff to visit the tulip festival! The tulip festival is every year between April 1- May 13.Places to visit// Keukenoff Garden, Bulldog Cafe, Redlight District

Paris

Paris has to be one of my top favorite places we visited during the 2 week trip. Although we hardly met anyone who spoke English. 

There is endless amounts to see and such amaizng food. My absolute favorite part of Paris was watching the Eiffel Tower twinkle in the middle of the night. 

Places to visit// Eiffel Tower after 9pm and walking the stairs, The Lourve, George’s Restaurant, Norte Dame and Sainte Chapelle

London

From Paris to London we took the underground Chunnel (the train that goes under the English Channel.) 

London was not quite as I expected, it was a bit like New York and quite a lot of the people were not the most friendly. But nevertheless it was still an amazing expericne. My absolute favorite place in London and one of my most favorite memories of the trip was visiting the royal jewels at the London Tower. Unfortunately not phones were allowed in the Royal Jewels chamber, but trust me when I say it is more than you could ever imagine! 

Places to visit// The London Tower (Royal Jewels), The Renaissance Hotel, The London Eye, Changing of the Guards, Big Ben, A Play (we watched Wicked,) National Museum

Ireland

I know I’ve said all of these places are my top favorites, but the Cliffs of Moher were the highlight of the trip! The cliffs are off the coast of Shannon, the west side of Ireland, and 100% worth the trip.Places to visit// Cliffs of Moher, Guinness Facotory, must eat: Fish and Chips

Barcelona

Now Barcelona is the one place that I instantly fell in love with and would love to move here one day. There is endless amounts to do and such beautiful scenery and history around every corner. 

While in Spain we spent two nights in Barcelona, 2 nights is Llafranc and 2 nights in a remodeled castle, Mas Torroella, set ontop of a mountain. And our last night was in a little coastal town south of Barcelona. 

Places to visit or try// Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Boating off the coast of Llafranc, Sangria, Park de la Ciutadella

Its remarkable how much you learn while traveling the world. I definitely caught the travel bug during this trip, and ready for the next adventure. 
Xoxoxo

Sporty in Alaska

Absolutely in love with this sporty “I Love Alaska” hoodie from Livin’ the MAD Life! It definitely made some appearances while on my trip to Alaska and was the perfect piece for my travel wardrobe.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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Hoodie// Livin’ The MAD Life

Check out their Instagram @livinthemadlife

 

Here’s a fun little video of my dad and I jumping off the cliffs this summer in Alaska!

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The Versace Mansion

The Versace Mansion

Formerly known as the Versace Mansion, The Villa Casa Casuarina is definitely a must see destination, only steps away from Miami Beach. Although the only way to take a peek inside of the mansion is through a dinner reservation at Gianni’s, a booked stay at one of the ten different suites, or some other form of reservation, you should take any opportunity you have to explore the amazing grounds.

Today, I was lucky enough to spend the morning exploring the mansion and snapped some images; from the Azure suite, to the stunning pool made of 24 karat gold! I was definitely itching to jump in the pool with this crazy Florida summer heat, next time I’ll remember to pack a swimsuit.

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Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat to keep updated with everything I get into, here in Miami Beach, as well as some sneak peek shots of the amazing places such as the Versace Mansion! (SC: aroonmelane | Instagram: @aroonmelane)

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Miami Wandering

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In case you didn’t know, I’ve moved to Miami Beach for the next couple of months and could not be more excited! Two things you will learn very quickly: 1. the night is never over in Miami and 2. it’s a foodies paradise.

And what better way to start out this new adventure than with a bright, colorful image to greet the visitors of AroonMelane. Shoutout to this random apartment building that kept their hedges trimmed and grass green.

Photo by: Val Hasani

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Alaskan Adventure: Day 4// Cliff Jumping, Exploring, Starfish

Alaskan Adventure: Day 4// Cliff Jumping, Exploring, Starfish

Enjoy todays Alaskan Adventure vlog! And stay tuned for my next vlog which gives you a fun tour of Myers Chuck!

xoxoxo

Alaskan Adventure: Day 2// Fishing, Wildlife and More Fishing

Alaskan Adventure: Day 2// Fishing, Wildlife and More Fishing

Here is day 2 of my Alaska trip!

A day filled with lots of fishing! And of course us acting like weirdos. 😛

Stayed tuned for Sundays Day 4 video where we explore an island filled with sea creatures and do some good ole’ Alaska cliff jumping!

Filmed on gopro and Iphone 6.

xoxox

Alaskan Adventure: Day 1// Travel

Alaskan Adventure: Day 1// Travel

Hi all!

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week! As some of you may know, I was at our Alaskan home for the past two weeks.

And I am excited to share that I created some videos for you all! Today marks the first video of my little series. This was my first attempt at vlogging, or even making a youtube video in general. Vlogging is something that takes time to get a hang of, but I think I did an okay job. Considering it was my first time.

Vlogs and youtube videos in general are fun because if allow you all to see more of my personality, and you will soon learn that I can be a weird individual! hahaha, no shame!

Anyways, here is my FIRST vlog of my Alaskan Adventure series! This video is probably the most boring out of the bunch because it was our first day and most of that day was spent traveling. But stay tuned till Wednesday when I’ll post the second video from my mini series!

Video was filmed with a gopro.

xoxxo

Getting Ready for Alaska

Getting Ready for Alaska

As some of you may know, I have lived in Alaska for a few years and return every summer! This summer I have decided to document my trip using my SnapChat!

I have made my snapchat public and plan on posting videos throughout my whole trip, showing just what it is like to live in Alaska, I may also vlog a bit on the trip to post on Youtube, for those who are not big into Snapchat.

That being said, I just wanted to remind you all of my social media links, in case you are interested in following along on my trip to Alaska! I will be leaving next weekend, the 2nd and will be gone for two weeks! So there will be plenty of video footage and I cant wait to share it all with you!

All of my social media links are at the top of the page as well as the sidebar. But just incase the links do not work, you can find me on any social media platform if you type in aroonmelane.

Can’t wait!

My snapchat is aroonmelane

xoxox

Weekend in DC

Weekend in DC

If you follow along on my Instagram or read my last post you would know that I’ve been in DC for the past weekend! 

Of course we visited some memorials and indulged in delicious foods such as these amazing homemade pop tarts from ‘Teds  Bulletin.’ I do not think I have ever tasted a pop tart so delicious! If you’re ever in the capital hill area you must stop by, if even just for the pop tarts! 

 Besides the delicious bakery section, their main course foods were just as good; as I feasted on this HUGE breakfast burrito! 

 I would have to say the Capital Hill area was by far one of my favorite places we visited. The area had so many little boutiques, bakeries and restaurants, as well as this pretty mural that we stopped to take a photo by.  Another one of my favorite places in this area was Georgetown. The University was absolutely breathtaking and looked like something out of A fairytale.

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   Even the homes in Georgetown were pretty and colorful.  Just walking down the streets and looking at the homes was entertaining. 

 After Georgetown we had even more delicious food. One thing I had to have while here was sushi so we visited ‘The Sushi Bar,’ near Alexandria. And it was so good!  
 And of course knowing me, I had my fair share of icecream and when I spotted a Ben and Jerrys down King Street I indulged.  

 Besides all of the good food, we wandered through DC and stopped at some breathtaking monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial.  

  DC is definitely a place of history and everyone should take time to visit. It’s a gorgeous town and well worth it. 🙂 

Stay tuned for more this week. 

Xoxo

How to Throw a Bangin’ Summer Party// Paperless Post

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Plan on throwing a fun party this summer? Well here are some of my favorite DIYs and outfits for an awesome party!

One of my favorite party DIYs is an ice cream bar! How fun would it be to have all your favorite toppings and ice cream laid out for your friends and family to enjoy.

And of course I had to incorporate pineapples! Pineapples and watermelons are killing it this summer, and what would a summer party be without adding those into your decoration and outfit!

Another awesome DIY is fruit popsicles. I have seen so many recipes and videos showing some of peoples favorite homemade fruit popsicles, and they just look too delicious to pass up. And hey, it’s summer so it’s bound to be a bit toasty out, and what better way to cool down than with a delicious kiwi popsicle!

This mood board was inspired by PaperLess Post’s fantastic invitations! Their watermelon invitation is adorable and makes me want to throw a party just so I can get the invitations! Click here to check out all of their cute cards! I am literally obsessed with all of their invitations, I wish I had enough reasons to throw parties just to use all of their cards.

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What are your must haves for the perfect summer party?

All of the images shown on my mood board were taken from Pinterest, to find out where to purchase these items and how to make them, check out my Summertime Party Pinterest board. There are lots of other cute and fun pins for you to enjoy.

xoxox