Annyeong from the land of the freezing subzeros, Seoul!
Here for work with a brand – Will disclose the brand later hehe but work only starts tomorrow, Wednesday! I flew in a couple days earlier to have some alone time to shop and eat, the press trip itself is only three days and I wanted to spend a bit more time in Seoul since it’s been almost a year when I last visited.
It isn’t supposed to be this cold in December but it’s friggin freezing!
Every day is like -5 to -10. Gg.
I was flown via Korean Air, which means bibimbap and K-drama! Hehe.
I forgot to do the web-check in and initially got stuck with a middle of the middle seat, but thank god i was with a family of three and they wanted to sit together so I swapped to the aisle seat.
Little wins in life. 😂
Had a pretty decent flight too and got work done while watching “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”, which is actually a pretty cute drama haha.
My limited edition (? I assume.) T-money card with LINE friends on it!
Sooooo cute plz.
Got it from Incheon airport’s train station, there’s a vending machine right outside!
When I finally found my apartment and got my stuff down/changed/headed out, it was like around 9pm already but Hongdae was still so lively!
Couldn’t decide what to have so I ended up with some street side gyoza for dinner.
IT SNOWED ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
Just a very light and windy one, but nonetheless felt so magical 💕
And here’s what my airbnb looks like!
I paid less than $100 per night, very affordable. Location is great too cuz it’s just on the outskirts of the busy area of Hongdae, across the road.
My first proper sit down and eat in Seoul and it’s a sandwich 😂
A really good one though!
All bundled up like bazhang but happy to eat!
You must visit StyleNanda at Hongdae if only to check out their Pink Pool Cafe 😂
I have never seen a cafe more ridiculously photogenic.
There is a tiny little “pool” inside which is completely unswimmable and everything is pink, from the walls to the sofas to the tables.
All the girls I saw in there were so busy snapping pictures of themselves non-stop 😂
My kind of shoe heaven 😍😍😍
There is also a free photo booth machine inside StyleNanda so I shamelessly took pictures by myself hahaha
Bought these at one of the little boutiques along Hongdae! 😍
And I could not resist buying booties – Was looking out for a black pair and bought these really nice suede black booties first, then saw those camel brown ones and fell in love so….
BUY THEM ALL.
Also bought a tiny bit of make up #selfcontrol it’s very difficult not to just go cray cray and buy everything cos there’s just too much to buy!!
Total damage on Day 1 was probably close to $300 😅
I met up with a friend and he brought me to this super good grill restaurant at Hannam, the beef here 😋😋😋
I think I look prettier like this. LOL.
It’s so cold especially at night that it’s best to bundle up with a beanie/ear muffs/face mask!
I wore 2 x heat tech, one knit top and then my coat.
I try to avoid wearing puffy coats if possible cos they make me look like bazhang. Lol so all my coats are nice nice ones 😂