4 South American Countries You Must Visit

Friday, May 22, 2020

The landmass of South America is one of the most - if not the most - intriguing and diverse continents on the planet. Part of the reason for this is the sheer length of the place; in the north, there are hot, sunny countries like Bolivia and Ecuador (the latter specifically named for the Equator which runs through it). Further south, some areas of Argentina and Chile are the closest parts of the world to Antarctica, and more appropriate for ski chalets than beach huts. However, wherever you go, South America will have plenty to offer, as the four countries highlighted here go to prove

Seldom talked about as one of the continent’s jewels, Uruguay has - perhaps as a result of this oversight - remained refreshingly unspoilt and unpretentious. Don’t be put off by its lack of reputation, though, because this verdant country has got plenty to be proud of. The capital, Montevideo, is perhaps the pick of the destinations for a worthwhile holiday; a former Spanish citadel, it is now home to splendid Art Deco architecture and the Mercado del Puerto; the latter is a seafront market area with more excellent restaurants than you could hope to visit. The historic Palacio Salvo is worth a visit, too, particularly for dance buffs who will delight in its Tango museum.

The nation of Peru is dripping with history, as the country (along with neighboring Bolivia) is home to the territory of the Incan civilization. The ruined city of Machu Picchu is an essential visit; depending on how much time you have you might choose to take the scenic four-day hiking route of the Inca trail. The canyon at Colca is also worth a stop - here you will see the majestic condors in all their glory against a stupendous backdrop. If you feel the cities are calling you, then the capital Lima is a surprisingly sedate and charming place to stay; the more touristy charms of Cusco are your best choice if you want some nightlife.

It’s hard to make a case for South America as a tourist wonderland without talking about Brazil. It is, by some margin, the continent’s largest nation, and whereas Spanish is spoken in almost every country around it, Brazil was colonized by Portugal, so Portuguese is spoken here. Beach fans and party-lovers will gravitate to Rio de Janeiro, especially around Mardi Gras for its famous parade. The true beauty of the country is more likely to be discovered on one of the many available Brazil nature tours. This is, after all, the home of the Amazon rainforest and much more besides; a conservation tour is highly recommended.

A long, thin strip down the west coast of the continent, Chile is a nation that perpetually punches above its weight. On the field of sport, its national team holds its own against the much larger Brazil and Argentina - no small thing, on this soccer-mad continent. It’s worth checking out whether you can get tickets to a game; the country’s most successful club, Colo Colo, plays in the capital Santiago. While in Santiago, you’re well advised to try out the street food - empanadas, sopaipillas and the fresh fruit juices for which the nation is famed are all worth sampling. So, too, is the city’s main square, the Plaza de Armas, which is framed by intriguing museums and shops.

OOTD - Office Chic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I love a good LBD and a trench coat look. This dress cinches at the waist and is office length appropriate. 

dress: Nordstroms
jacket: Aritzia
shoes: Just Fab
purse: Chanel

Binge Worthy Movies on Prime

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Last month we talked about some of our favourite binge worthy amazon prime TV shows – today we rounded up few of our favourite movies on prime. Let us know what you think:

Because J.Lo and Constance Wu. That's all you need to know in order to watch this.

Straight to the point, no nonsense based on true story movie.

Can anything that has Katherine Newbury and Mindy Kaling be bad? The only correct answer is NO. Its not so much fo a comedy but good non the less.

Great acting, I found it very engaging and entertaining all the way to the end.

Not only because Lively and Kendrick are the best at everything and I have a major girl crush on both but because I thought the movie was good. I thought the story line was very engaging, well acted and mysterious.

What are you watching on prime?

OOTD - The Perfect T-shirt Dress

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lately I have found myself choosing comfort over anything else... and I m not even sorry about it. After spending weeks and I mean weeks at home, a good t-shirt dresses are my favorite.
While most t-shirt dresses are too short on me but this color block number caught my eye and I had to have it.  It the perfect length  for Spring and Summer and goes with basically anything, whether you decide to pair it up  a jean jacket and trainers, or pretty slides for the summer. 

dress: Shein
shoes: Converse
purse: Kate Spade
jacket: Levis

Thank you for stopping by and reading. 

Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Friday, May 15, 2020

My parents bought me an InstaPot nearly a year ago, I never used it till 4 weeks ago I decided that I needed a dinner in a pinch. I googled bunch of recipes but this one called for most ingredients I had at home. The original recipe called for chicken broth and brown sugar and teriyaki sauce, however I modified it a little bit to what I think it would be better suited to my family.
What you will need:
  • 1 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, cut in medium pieces
  • 1 table spoon worcester sauce
How to make it:

  • In a bowl combine chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, soya sauce, worcester sauce and garlic cloves.
  • Add chicken and vegetables to sauce, and toss to combine.
  • Pour chicken mixture into insta-pot, seal the lid of the Instant Pot according to the owner's manual and cook on HIGH pressure for high 14 minutes. 
  • When the timer is done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then carefully vent to release the remaining pressure (consult your owner's manual for more specific instructions)
  • Serve over hot cooked rice and spoon extra sauce if desired.

OOTD - How I'm Styling My Midi Favorite Dress

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

I m ready for summer and to bring all my dresses back into toration. This red midi dress is my new summer obsession. It's flirty without being over-the-top, the way its cur accentuates just the right, parts of mt body and its super light. The dress is flowy and you can remove the straps. Today i styled it with wedges and a jacket because the weather is still kinda unpredictable.

Few ways to style this dress:
With a denim jacket, trainers and a straw bag.
With strappy sandals, straps off and a pretty clutch,
With slides and a white t-shirt underneath.

purse: Chanel
jacket: Bano eeMee
dress: Asos
shoes: Nordstrom

OOTD - Life in Color - Bold Hues on Repeat

Monday, May 11, 2020

I love a well made, high waisted pants - especially if made in a bright color. I generally pair these pants with a simple white bodysuit and heels and a blazer on top for the office but today I decided more color the better. This look is taking the pant a little more casual and is great for a night out.

shoes: Aldo
pants: Simons
jacket: Levis
t-shirt: Nordstrom Rack
purse: Amerii