After a good night’s sleep, we woke up early the second day getting ready for our wedding photography with Studio Wonkyu+ in Seoul, Korea. At around 8am, our translator, Sandra, picked us up at our hotel and sent us to Soonsoo to have our hair styled and makeup done. Located in the affluent Seoul district of Gangnam, Soonsoo is a beauty salon frequently visited by Korean celebrities, as evident by the autographs on the wall!! We might not be a super star in real life, but we were definitely treated like one that day!
Just like any other metropolitan cities in the world, the streets of Seoul have been invaded by skyscrapers and high-rises. You could barely find the city’s historical footprints. Except one place…
Over the past few months, I have been busy planning my own wedding (yes, I am getting married this year! Woohoo~). As a bride-to-be and “chief” of wedding planning, I understand how stressful and frustrating things can get. There are millions of things we need to decide on and the to-do list just seems never-ending. It doesn’t help if you’re an organized person or control-freak. The pressure is always going to be there, until the big day. Do I have to tell you how much more difficult it is to plan an overseas wedding? (Yes, we are flying back to my home country, Taiwan, to host the wedding). Of course, I hired a professional wedding planner in Taiwan to help take care of the nitty-gritty, but there are things she just can’t help me decide.
Pre-wedding (or engagement) photo-shoot is among one of them. Click to read more!
Just opened in April 2015, Common Ground has become the new hotspot for Korean students and young adults to hangout and shop for creative goods. Built with 200 bright blue cargo containers, this 3-storey shopping center is a sure index of contemporary architectural hipness. Click to read more!
Following our tour at the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae, Kev and I continued our museum-hopping at Ice Museum, which is located right across the main hall. We didn’t plan to go inside the Ice Museum originally (living in Canada is cold enough and diminishes any fantasy I had about the icy world). However, the ticket to the Trick Eye Museum includes the entrance fee to the Ice Museum. We figured to get our money’s worth, we might as well go experience and enjoy ice sculptures, igloos and ice slides!
It takes a certain personality to enjoy walking through deathly silent, deserted art galleries and appreciate the work of the artists. I always wonder why can’t the experience be a little more fun and interactive? If you wonder about the same thing as me, I have a place for you to visit in Seoul, the Trick Eye Museum!
Seoul is indisputably one of the trend-setting cities, exerting influence on cosmetics, fashion and even food across Asia. Walking on the streets of Seoul, you could quickly notice the hottest and newest trend.
As we roaming around Ewha shopping district, we stumbled across a chic tiny shop, specializing in instant ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. Imagine yourself walking into a science lab, watching crazy scientists conducting experiments. The only difference being the end product is edible. That’s the concept at Solid Works. Well, minus the white lab coat.