Warsaw & Amsterdam Trip

Last week I just came home from my trip with Joe, for his commercial shoot. The shoot was in Warsaw, Poland. Right after the shoot we decided to extend and went to Amsterdam for two nights.

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Hello Europe!

I started the trip by flying out with Garuda to Singapore, then from there to Paris with Air France, continuing to Warsaw with KLM with total of 22 hours of flying and 3 layover. Usually the night before flying, I force myself to wake up the whole night, so that I can sleep in the airplane (haha!) but if I happened to wake up… I ┬ájust watch a lot of movies.

My first impression of Warsaw is how this city is so quiet and reminded me a bit of the suburban in London. The language there is so strange and I heard it is one of the most difficult language to learn. Also their currency apparently is not of Euro dollar but PLN (not the electricity company haha). The rate for 1 PLN is around IDR 3450 which is shockingly cheap. Warsaw overall is a nice small town and I quite enjoy it there.

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Team Warsaw

My highlight in Warsaw was the companion.┬áThere I met a few new friends, there’s Ryan who calls himself as “Barbie” (he is just funny) then Ajeng a very honest kind hearted woman I have ever met. Also I got the chance to know Bunga Citra Lestari with her manager Doddy and Kiefer her hairstylist. I spend a lot of time with them through out the shooting days. So fun!

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Gucci Shoes

Through out the shooting days, I still manage to shop and bought this shoes which everybody loves including me recommended by Bunga!

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Amsterdam

Finally after long shooting days me and Joe got to spend a mini getaway in Amsterdam. Now this city is more like my kind of city. It has such a fun vibe there and I stayed at W Amsterdam. Three words for W hotel, LOVE LOVE LOVE! I feel like this hotel has a very unique design, located at a very prime location. I can just walk out and start shopping.

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W Hotel

 

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Coffee House

 

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The Bulldog

One of the things that made me enjoy Amsterdam more is because everywhere I went whether it is a cafes, stores or restaurants their interior design is to die for.

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Behind the curtain

Cuteness overload over these fitting rooms. I just can’t put words on how much they are so creative, creating these designs.

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Looks like a beach house

I know you might find it a bit funny, but these are the things that intrigues me wherever I travel. I did a bit of shopping in Amsterdam and food hopping (wherever I go always Asian food). If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see me posting this one restaurant name “Sie Joe”, it was an Indonesian food that we tried out.

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This water brand is just…

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Matryoshka Store

On the last day, we were being spontaneous and we ordered Sweet Escape. Thanks to David, we manage to get a last minute photographer and of course having a blast taking pictures around the city. So definitely I will be sharing that part on my next blog. For now these are some of the highlights from my trip. Hope you enjoy reading it. Until next time!

 

XOXO

Julie

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Who is Julie? – Part I

blog-1Hello everyone! My name is Julie. Welcome to my very first blog post, the reason why I wanted to write to you is to open up about my life, my story, and anything that I can share. I hope that you can relate to me more through this blog.

On today’s blog I want to share to you about my work. Many of you might know me just as Julie Taslim, Joe Taslim’s wife. Or maybe you might know me as the nail-art lady haha! I think more than one time I expressed how much I love doing nail-art. Which is true, I do love nail-art, fashion, and of course travelling. One thing that people might not know about me is that through my work and travel I love meeting new people. I find it fascinating hearing people’s life story and their background.

As you know at the moment I have a nail-art studio name Onnie. I partner up with a Korean friend where this business expand to eyelash extension and brows. I don’t know if I mention this a lot, but I also have a clothing line, which is the oldest business that I have been doing since I was 16. I think it is safe to say that I like being an entrepreneur.

Aside from these two business, I have a dream. I think everybody have a dream. My dream is to built a factory that makes packaging (cute ones of course!) and other daily items that is rare to find here in Indonesia. When I travel I try to always find things around me, that inspires me to do something. I tend to dig around my life and see what drives me to keep dreaming and waking up every morning.

I know that I’m a lucky woman, having these many aspirations in my life that I wanted to do, with the support from my own husband who tends to me when I needed him. Joe is a big part of my career as well. He lend me his ears and hands every time I need it. So, yes! I’m lucky and blessed. Well, that is a little bit of me for now. I hope you enjoy reading it. Until next time!

 

XOXO

Julie