A Love Note to Myself

A Love Note to Myself

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A little late post for Valentines Day but it’s never too late to write a little love note to yourself. I don’t like the idea of Valentines Day too much but I’ve felt more self love lately. As trying to improve my Instagram and get more involved with the fashion community I’ve chosen to incorporate myself into more of my photos.

Ironically I HATE photos of myself and have a huge lack of ability to pose (thanks mom) but it would be great eventually to work with brands I’m a fan of. Luckily, I have friends who are actual models and coach me on how to pose. It only takes one photo out of a hundred to get a decent shot. The spike in followers after London Fashion Week and following posting more portraits of myself has given me a confidence boost.

Where as I’ve been told that posting photos of yourself can be seen as egotistical, it feels freeing for someone who would absolutely cringe at any photo shown of themselves, let a lone be on the other side of the camera. Always was the photographer, never the subject. I can’t take myself seriously anyways, so I’m usually laughing at myself in them.

Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to get a good shot. London has a ton of gorgeous floral facades outside every store to lure in customers and Instagram savvy photographers. With a few tricks given from my model friends we quickly can shoot in front of these lovely locations each other with out too much embarrassment.

Visit Peggy Porschen’s seasonally decked out cafe in Kensington, London.

www.peggyporschen.com

Follow them on Instagram: @peggyporschenofficial

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Anyways, in the love letter written to myself I start with cheers. Here’s to me, excepting to love myself a bit more. To enjoy my silliness, my love of all things visually pleasing and passion for seeing the beautiful corners of the world, photographing and sharing them with like minded others.

My sister reminded me that when I left for London 6 months ago I wanted to achieve all the things I’ve currently have. She told me “Victoria, it happened so fast. You got everything you wanted.” And she’s right.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve gotten to live in my favorite city, go to London Fashion Week, slowly grow my Instagram, make new friends and blossom as a woman. Self Love, here we are. Crazy how I’ve been able to achieve those things seemingly overnight in the London pressure cooker. I look forward to what the future brings. A key lesson in life is to start the love with yourself and then it will naturally flow into other aspects in your life.

Happy belated Valentines Day to myself  xx

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Avaca-doh

Duh

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Do I need to say any words? Xx

What’s for lunch?

What’s for lunch?

All I can think about…

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This cafe in Paris was amazing!

Xx

Restaurant Voltaire

Restaurant Voltaire

During my walks on the Seine, as I had just passed Musee d’Orsay I came across this wonderful cafe & restaurant called Restaurant Voltaire.  Voltaire was a french enlightenment writer who was famous for his wit and attacks on the church.  He is most well known for his strong belief in freedom of speech.

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire

I stuck to this motto too much abroad, and said goodbye to my bank account.

 

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They have a basic french menu, I ordered a sandwich.. just a simple meat and bread sandwich (had to ask for butter since they don’t do mayo that often), coffee and glass of wine.

Yelp Page:  https://www.yelp.com/biz/le-voltaire-paris-2

Goop Feature:  https://goop.com/restaurants/france/paris/7th-arrondissement/le-voltaire/

Just so you get an idea how easy it is to find walking along the Seine River…  I didn’t come here based off any recommendations just my stumbling upon it after going to the Museum.
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Address:
Restaurant Le Voltaire
27, quai Voltaire
Paris
(75007)
TEL: +33 1 42 61 17 49
SUBWAY: Rue du Bac, Musée d’Orsay
Hope you stumble upon this place. xoxo
Waiting For The Weekend

Waiting For The Weekend

Walking around the Musee d’Orsay I found their cafe.   Le Café Campana is the name of it!

“When time stands still”

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Website:  http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/visit/services/restaurants.html?zoom=1&tx_damzoom_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=125859&cHash=28f333a96e

 

Enjoy xx