A weekend in France 🇫🇷 | art museums, furniture, skincare bag… college student daily travel vlog
Hi everyone, I’m on the train to France now Chipi’s fur It’s a 3 hour ride, so it’s not too bad Decided to wear black since Chipi is not here, but still have so many fur on the skirt Working a little bit with my laptop in the train There are some incidents I’m arriving 1.
30h late Just arrived, having a coffee with a friend that came to pick me up Went to buy something before checking in the hotel I’ll show you later, it’s a pair of shoes Went passed one of the 6446862652697 cathedrals in France Finally arrived to the hotel at 4pm, my back hurts from the backpack Today I’m doing all the shopping first so I don’t have to hurry last minute French pharmacy skin care 😍 After the shopping, we went to walk around a bit Love the flowers here 😍 I’m so glad it’s not raining France and their square trees 😂 Came to look for a drink, the weather is hotter than I expected There’s still restrictions for covid, so only a few restaurants are opened for dinner time Trying to read french 😂 “It’s called like this, right?” (after embarrassing myself 😂) Came to France to eat greek food 😂 But I ordered a Shakshuka with feta cheese Since Montpellier is small I walked back to my hotel, and saw some nice buildings on the way There’s a weird concrete mountain building My arm hurts from all the bags My hotel room is already messy 😅 Going to show you my shopping “haul” I forgot to bring my lavender tea, so bought one here Got some micellar water that I’m finishing, this is so much cheaper here Some dry shampoo, I don’t use this so often now but it’s always good to have some for when I’m running late to class (which happens very often to me 😂) I used one of this salycidic acid already and really liked it Another product that I’m buying again: detoxifying face oil Leaves face radiant the next day This is all the skincare shopping Going to unpack my suitcase now Yes that’s my clock If I have time, I’m going to do a livestream here My art supplies, we’re not going to the mountain because my friend can’t go, but we’re going to paint something else Skincare (most important) and makeup bag For Chipi’s fur in my clothes My suitcase is half empty cause I knew I will be buying stuff here I’m going to show you what I bought earlier today I went to this small shop called “People’s rag” Bought a pair of vegan Veja sneakers 😍 It’s a french brand Aren’t these super cute 😍 It’s in my favorite mint matcha color Last unit in my size: EU 35 😂 I’m exhausted but I want to work a little bit on thesis and emails It’s hard for me to completely do nothing.
.. Good morning, woke up in France today It’s 8 am, I’m going to work a while before going out Last night my best friend arrived from Paris to meet me, but she’s still sleeping I hope I don’t wake her up I changed to decent clothes, preparing to go out I packed so quickly that I got two mascaras, two eyebrow pencils in my makeup bag Almost forgot about the lipstick but had some in my backpack 😅 My friend woke up Using eyebrow pencil from Benefit I love that they have a wide range of shades Yesterday I wore too many layers and it was very hot, so today I’m going to go out with a white top By the way, have you seen my haircut? We’re going to have coffee first Walked by La Comédie There’s only latte frappé in France.
.. Should’ve asked for a glass of ice instead We’re going to visit Musée Fabre Wearing my new shoes Paying for the entry ticket So I stared at this for more than 10 min now, it’s my favorite piece here The darkness and dim light effect is so incredible 😱 I really missed going to museums feeling so happy now Suddenly jumped to abstract art Duchamp’s portrait We’re hurrying to go eat lunch since restaurants close at 3pm Another nice weather day We were lucky to find an empty spot in a very good restaurant It’s still a bit awkward for me to vlog outside.
.. Trying to hide the camera Yeah, came all the way here to eat the same as always, avocado toast 😂 It has hollandaise sauce though, in my defense, not completely the same It has a bit of cous-cous as a side dish It’s simple but so delicious Came to buy some watercolor paper In the afternoon, we went for an archi tour Sou Fujimoto’s Arbre Blanc Still not sure if I like it or not.
.. South of France is so hot… I’m melting Got an Iced tea Must visit Jean Nouvel’s RBC design center The mini Eames elephant I bought for my friends So many architecture magazines They even have japanese ones So, I’m sit on a 1k euro chair How does it look like? 😂 I’ll buy one in the future 😂 Eames chair (8k€) Le Corbusier’s chair Love this lamp In furniture paradise 😭 Mies’s chair I love this building My foot hurts a little bit from new sneakers But can’t get over how cute they are.
.. Jean Nouvel’s glass cube The entrance, a bit stiff The void is nice though We came to buy groceries for dinner (Changed my shoes too) Codfish mousse Mandatory: checking the chips options from different countries Ended up with the most plain ones Aesparagus Cheese section Wish I could try them all 😣 We’re going to have some apperitive as dinner since we’re not very hungry I bought some Jamón for my friend (Don’t do this, it’s dangerous) I don’t know what is this called, it’s pate-like meat I love trying out drinks that we don’t have The color 😍 The taste is so mild though.
.. After removing the layer of fat Our dinner is ready (I lived the codfish mousse) Drinking a bit of cider Bon appétit! I met my friend when we were both studying in Japan, haven’t seen her for 2 years now because of covid Today we woke up late (me 10am, my friend 12pm) I’m going to prepare some quick breakfast for us There’s no cutting board, so I’m using a plate My friend says she feels like she came to Spain instead 😂 Today is our painting day ✌ We wennt out at 1.
30pm, taking the tram now Montpellier is a city known for having a very well planned circulation The details This is way out of scale Structure wise it makes sense, just not human scale This is the medicine faculty We’re going to eat something before painting I got a caesar salad, my friend is eating a yogurt Top priority: opening olive oil bottle Can you tell I don’t like coriander? First coffee of the day Sunday is feeling so peaceful.
.. We came to a big park to paint Can you see the frog there? It took a while to decide what to paint Drawing first an sketch I haven’t painted in watercolor for a really long time My painting got rusty again Going back to the hotel after a big relaxing time Went to the bakery to get some baguette Even though we slept until late, I feel like I need another coffee.
.. Got a cold capuccino We’re hungry again My friend is going back to Paris 😭😭😭 No, don’t goooo…. 😭 We arrived to the station 50 minutes before her train, I like punctual friends Last ice cream together, mine is Créme fraische flavor Going back alone 😭😭😭 Watching the sunset I’m going to finish the painting now So difficult to get that lavender purple.
.. Today I’m buying gifts for my family I’m at a cheese store, the smell is so strong Eating more cheese today, with berry jam Getting ready to go back home today I have been using this product for cheeks and lips for some days now It’s berry but gives this very natural rosy flush on the cheeks Right now, I’m in a hurry to pack up and clean the room before 12pm I think I’ll try to organize my bags before putting them in the suitcase.
.. + the new sleeping oil I bought I also have these japanese small face wash powder capsules + Mac’s fix+ setting water Ready to go out The few days I’ve been here flied… My friend is carrying my suitcase for me Got a croissant before going home Thank you for watching until the end!