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Travel

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One of my favourite things about taking photos is how you can look at them days, months or even years later and they still have the ability to transport you right back to the moment they were taken. It has been a few months since my family was here on holiday and I am finally getting to the end of sorting through our holiday photos.
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Mother’s Day

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Print top: Tilley – White Hat: Tilley – White Top: Tilley – Shorts: Zalora

Brown Tote: Zalora – Silver Necklace: Thai Market

Grey Hat: Thai Market – Black Tote: Charlie Middleton

Wishing my mum a happy Mother’s Day with a post that is entirely her clothing! I can see her rolling her eyes now. Raiding my family’s closet is one of my favorite things to do. I love you mum!
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Angkor

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I recently travelled to Siem Reap and explored Angkor Wat for the second time. The first time I went I was a teenager and after being robbed of all my money on the first day, the 50 cent beers on pub street were mostly all that I could (not) remember. With this in mind, I was a bit worried to travel back to Siem Reap with my family, but was also excited to give Cambodia another try in hopes that I had a more pleasant experience the second time around. The good news is that Cambodia made a comeback in the mind of Elise and now she has a slight obsession. Why am I talking in third person?
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Toes in the Sand

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Scarf: Artisans Angkor – Top & Skirt: Zara – Jewelry: random Thai markets

I’m back!!! I think this has officially been the longest I’ve gone without a blog post since I created A Piece of Elise. Shocking, I know! Having said that, just because you haven’t heard from me doesn’t mean I forgot about you. I have actually been working hard creating all kinds of amazing content that will be coming your way this week. I am very excited to share it all with you.
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Silk Superman

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Top: Jane Suda – Bralette: Community via Aritzia – Shoes: Joe Fresh

Sunglasses: D&G – Shoes: Ostwald Helgason for ALDO

We all know I’m silk obsessed. Well, I recently got a crazy splatter print silk variation of a superman cape from Jane Suda. Yup, next level. So, in true superman fashion, I headed up to one of the rooftop terraces at my apartment and tried to balance in the wind. Don’t worry, I know I can’t fly. Unfortunately, the photos didn’t turn out nearly as heroic/superman-esque as I imagined, but here are some of what we got.
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Centara Tropicana

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You know you’re growing up a bit when you can spend 2 weeks traveling with your sister and not argue. It’s a serious accomplishment. I recently went on a holiday with Katie and we didn’t fight at all. The closest we got to an argument included some slightly heated bickering over whether or not a dessert we were eating included condensed milk in the ingredients. I think the conversation ended with the phrase, “You asked for my opinion and you got it. Now stop telling me I’m wrong!” It was then that I realized we really needed to change the subject.
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The Glass House

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To me, Pattaya is basically a running joke. If you tell me that’s where you’re headed, you can expect me to judge you. Although it has already been a few years since I first went there, I still remember crying as I first lay eyes on the legendary walking street. If you’ve ever been to Pattaya, you will know why I was upset. No, it wasn’t the garbage, but that’s pretty upsetting too.
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Shasa Resort & Residences

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The best part of Shasa Resort & Residences is that it leaves you absolutely disconnected from everything around you. This hotel is different from the typical beach resort, in the sense that there is no distinct beach. Although this may initially appear unappealing, it actually poses some unexpected benefits. In fact, it creates an exceptionally original holiday experience.
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The Rayavadee

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So I literally found the most beautifully located hotel in the world: The Rayavadee. By “the world” I mean that I’ve ever been to. But still, it’s a big deal. The weirdest part is that when I found it, I had a totally unanticipated emotion. Yes, I was over the moon that such a special place exists. However, there was a part of me that was convinced that no one should be allowed to own such a place. The fact that the Rayavadee is located on this triangular plot of land, that has access to three beaches on each of it’s three sides is virtually unheard of in the world. I seems to me that this odd geometric shape of jungle and sand should really some form of national park. It’s rare. It’s pure heaven. It needs to be preserved.
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