Monday, 29 February 2016

Leopold's


Now, when it comes to something cold and creamy, you can't beat Leopold's Ice Cream on Broughton Street. The ice cream pallor was founded by three brothers from Greece in 1919 (still family owned at the moment). Just as we went, it was their 96th Anniversary! For the time we went, their seasonal flavor was "Huckleberry Cheesecake". 

This is one place I definitely recommend going for a good old ice cream to beat the heat or even just for a dessert. It's right next to Savannah's College of Art and Design (SCAD) Theater, so it's pretty hard to miss the sign. 


 I couldn't say no to a classic Banana Split either! 



Ice cream float!! 


I love me some Mint Chocolate Chip. 

Could you tell we've gone multiple times...?
It's just that good. 


Thursday, 25 February 2016

Exploring Savannah & The Shrimp Factory


Back in the 1880s, Savannah was known as "Wall Street of the South" Georgia was one of the leading cotton producer in the country, located on 100 East Bay Street. 




I've been trying to take a photo of these trolleys because it's well recognized in Savannah for the unlimited On and Off Tour around the Historical District. Through out the day you can get on and off it when you're ready to get to the next site. 




Fancy a Riverboat Cruise around the harbor? Or even a dinner on board too!



The scent from Candy Kitchen is not to be missed at all! Just in time for some good old Savannah's Original Pecan Praline cookies. 


Then we headed to the Shrimp Factory for a spot of lunch 


Shrimp Factory Cobb Salad ($15)


Since it's the Shrimp Factory, how can we not have any shrimp at all?! We ordered the Shrimp Boil 1lb. ($20), and the Snow Crab Legs 1lb. ($24). Managed to reorder them till we had our bellies full. 



Restaurant : 

Monday, 22 February 2016

Belford's | Savannah


You won't miss this old brick corner architectural building in the heart of the National Landmark Historic District in Savannah. It's named after the W.T. Belford back in the 1900's when it was still an active Wholesale Food Company within the City Market. Now, it serves as a splendor restaurant, with it's 1900's portrait which is still hung in the main dining room. 


I love the interior of the restaurant, high ceilings, brick wall, arched windows and an open kitchen. If this was back in London, I would have thought I was back at Sophie's Steakhouse. Just that thought of it is making me drool back over a steak salad or sandwich. 

This is one place I would definitely recommend if you're visiting Savannah. Believe it or not, we came back for another meal before we left too. That's how good it was for us.



Fried Green Tomatoes 
Spicy Rémoulade


Jumbo Lump Crab Cake 
Spiced Tomato Jam and Jalapeño Aioli 

Harris Ranch Cowboy Rib Eye Steak
Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach, Horseradish Chive Butter

I was one happy girl.
Who doesn't love a good steak right?!

(speaking for myself there when I use to be a vegetarian... sorry guys!)

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Savannah | SCAD Museum of Art



Starting another with an outfit of the day!
Topshop Top | Zara Trousers | Marc by Marc Jacobs Cardigan | Nike Shoes 
And of course my handy dandy Nikon DF Camera.

So when we got to Savannah, it was HOT.
Glorious day to say the least! We went to Savannah's famous College of Art and Design for a little wonder at their Museum of Art before they closed. 






If you didn't know, many of Vivienne Westwood pieces are exhibited at SCAD and they are spectacular and breath taking. You know a designer when you see their designs. 



The other interesting exhibition was this "i feel ya" by performer Andre 3000 Benjamin with SCAD. 
In some way or another, you feel that the plain black jumpsuit with basic white words speaks to you with some of the thoughts you do think daily. 





As colourful as it seems. This installation by Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo had created a marvelous perception of "Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day". Turning this gallery from the ideas of war and weapons into this vibrant and delicate abstract formed floral patterns. Little did you know, the shape of the paper structures fold back into the shape of guns, grenades and even bullets. 




After leaving the Museum of Art, now off to stock up some essentials at the house for a nice chilled evening. So I guess I know where I get my drinking side from! One of my new favorites have been Angry Orchard Ciders. 


Yea... Enough POP-tarts to choose from that's for sure..... 
I remember having these for breakfast or even snacks when I was a kid. I don't have a clue how I had survived on this sugar concentrated food. 


A little bit of a board game and cheeky dollar from winning with a cider or two.
It was time to call it a night. 

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 

There is an admission fee, check their website (here) for updates. 

Monday, 15 February 2016

Road Trip | Savannah


Out and about and off we went to Savannah. Thanking my uncle who did the whole driving through out the trip too! This was my first visit to Savannah, I do keep wondering sometimes to myself, what if, just what if. When I was applying for universities back in England and have I enrolled to Savannah College of Art and Design? I do wonder that sometimes. Then again, I wouldn't have had the privilege in doing what I did back in London. 

Everything happens for a reason. I'm one to truly believe in that. 


Dropped by Zaxby's for a quick spot of lunch!
Grilled Chicken Salad with an unsweetened ice tea.

Is it just me or the sugary drinks get sweeter each year...? Maybe the older I am too, the more I lean towards savory foods. 

Urban Outfitters Dress | Matthew Williamson Sunnies 
Goofing around with my dad as always.


Gorgeous day to arrive! Went over the the home owners to pick up the keys.

My aunt had dearly booked us to this lovely house by the Southern Belle Vacation Rentals.
(I'm not sponsored to mention about them)

Basically, it's like a home away from home. You can bring as much and many things you need from home and live there till you leave. We rented out this gorgeous historical house on Whitfield Square (Click Here). I completely forgot to take photos of the interior so all I can offer is the website which I've linked.




After driving around, it's easy enough to understand how Savannah was built. Based upon the main squares with their own unique decoration, it was then easier to recognize the area. With many 'One-Way' only roads, no wonder I felt like I was going in circles. 

Yes... I'm the type of girl who will get lost but still find her way somehow.. 'somehow' and eventually. 




One of the only captures I managed to take within the house was this...
Morning cuppa coffee, pool table with the lovely sun beaming outside ready for us to go out and explore.

Namaste


My bed for the next couple of nights. 
Sweet dreams for now. 

Friday, 12 February 2016

Valentine's Makeup Look


Valentine's Day is just this weekend. If you have a date, great! If you don't, go grab your friends and have a glass of rose! But to be honest, you don't need this one day to tell someone you love them everyday. Still! Makeup is always fun to play around with.

To some of my friends who think I look slightly different is because I've been trying out a new pair of colour contacts! Its called LILMOON in Creme Beige, these are daily colour contacts, very comfortable to wear and doesn't feel drying to my eyes either.

Do your usual base makeup the way you like to have it, I wanted my skin to breath so I mainly used more concealer instead of a foundation for a more natural looking skin. Powdered the eyes and T-zone area to keep my oiliness at bay and most importantly, an eye primer, keeping the eyeshadow locked in place all day. I'm the type of person who doesn't like to touch my makeup through out the day, so I make sure I use products which I know will work and stay in place all day long!

Keeping it soft and romantic, blending is key.

The main plumy colours are from Kiko Cosmetic's Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette in Coral Burgandy (101) . I tend to use a M.A.C 217 brush to blend and a small pencil brush to drag the colours down onto my bottom half lower lash line. Mainly using Lorac Pro Palette's for base, transitional and blending colours. I only used the smallest amount of Sable to darken the outer V of my eyes even more. Seems like a lot of colours to use, but I do love to layer the colours on little by little.


To brighten up the inner corner of my eyes, I used By Terry's Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow in Frozen Qartz (6) and a little bit of Hourglass' Ambient Lightening Palette in Incandescent Light on top to lock it in place. Then onto a small winged eyeliner with Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Tropper

A bit of contouring, bronzing and blush from Nars' One Shocking Moment to give me a shape back to my face and a little bit of a rose cheeks. Going back to the Hourglass' Ambient Lightening Palette to give me a luminous glow on the high points of my face. Cheekbones, bridge of my nose and tip of my lips. I mainly use the middle and right colour of the palette but sometimes, I end up using all three. Last but not least, LIPS! I was tempted to do a red lip, however, keeping the soft and romantic look in mind made me opted for Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink.



Mascara (maybe some fluttery lashes), makeup setting spray, a cute outfit change and a lovely spritz of perfume, I'm out the door to meet my girlfriends for that nice glass of rose! 

With or without a date. 
What's your look for this Valentine's Day?

I'd love to see your look!
Don't have to use the same products I do.
Hashtag me on #stephlui to let me see on twitter and instagram! 

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