During our trip to Korea, we had the pleasure of visiting the Lotus Lantern Festival at Bongeunsa Temple in the Gangnam area of Seoul. Bongeunsa Temple is a Buddhist Temple in Gangnam, Seoul. In May, the Temple is filled with magical lanterns of all shapes and sizes in celebration of Buddha's birth. According to Buddhist beliefs, lanterns symbolize wisdom in that they bring light to the world. “Yeondeung,” which means lighting lantern, is an important ritual in Buddhism, which shows respect to Buddha. The tradition of lantern-lighting began in Korea during the Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1910) Dynasties and has been preserved through rituals such as the Lotus Lantern Festival at Bongeunsa Temple. - Madame Z.
I was excited and curious about what my first impressions would be when arriving in Cartagena, Colombia. My flight was very smooth, and only two and half hours from Miami. After a short fifteen minute ride, my taxi arrived and entered a beautiful fortified walled city. Full of colors and life, this 500 year old city has been a UNESCO world heritage sight in 1984. Quite interestingly, the local population is a mélange of indigenous people of Mongolian origin (as I was told by my guide from the Museo del Oro), Spaniards, African slaves, and people of Arab ethnicity arriving in the early nineteenth century.
Towards the end of our stay in London, we payed a visit to the Berkeley Hotel to indulge in their AW '13 'Prêt-à-Portea' - an afternoon tea of delectable delights modeled after the latest runway fashions. The next time you are in London, we recommend a trip to the Berkeley's Caramel Lounge.
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On the Fashionista's menu this season -
Manolo Blahnik "Neurotica" pink polk a dot cake pumps with gianduja cream.
Yves Saint Laurent fashionista's favourite "Cabas Chyc" green Victoria sponge cake handbag.
Fendi sell-out maple and ginger ankle boot biscuit with yellow and black icing
Marc Jacobs double breasted chocolate biscuit blazer with show stopping sparkly pink icing
Lanvin chocolate and orange mousse topped with mouth-watering French meringue
Diane Von Furstenberg pink lady apple mousse and kalamancy cremeux topped with playful interlocking sugar puzzles.
Giambattista Valli red macaroon with rose ganache and lavish chocolate ruffles
Prada red-carpet favourite nougatine and beriolette mousse with geometric pattern
Burberry Prorsum layered praline, dulcey cream and chocolate mousse trench coat topped with stylish violet umbrella