Monday, June 11, 2018

I'm Moving to Paris!

Hey guys, hope your week is off to a great start because I know mine is! I just bought a one-way ticket to Paris, and not Paris, TX giiirl. (Mom, if you're reading this relax, it's for a fashion studying abroad program.)

Growing up, I always wanted to study abroad in either Paris or Italy, as well as travel around the world while in my 20's so why not do both?! I worked really hard to make this happen, so I'm very excited to live in Paris for the summer, and to study fashion in the fashion capital.  Along with studying fashion, I'm going to study other subjects like art, architecture, photography, and travel all over Europe.

I honestly think I'm most excited for all the independent traveling I'm about to do. I've traveled throughout Dubai alone before, and I loved it so much. While I enjoy traveling with others, I think I have more fun traveling alone. I think it's because it forces me to push myself out of my comfort zone and make amazing new experiences and friends. Traveling alone has taught me so much about myself and how to enjoy life on your own. However, this time I'm not just visiting a new country for a short while, but I'll actually be living in Paris, having an apartment, and attempting to live a local lifestyle lol. I'm hoping I have a positive experience like I did in the UAE. 

Please send your prayers my way for safe travels and zero bug bites because I don't do bugs! :)

Anyone can study abroad, do not let money get in your way. I always thought you had to have tons of money, but that's not necessarily true. There's a lot you can do to avoid financial stress. There are SO MANY things I've learned about preparing to study abroad and I haven't even left the states yet! I'm thinking of doing a post or YouTube Q&A video on how I did it, and how you can too! Maybe while I'm in Paris?

Let me know in the comments if that's something y'all would be interested in, and I'll be happy to share some tips that I wish someone told me, CHEAP plane tickets people don't know about, along with other valuable info. :)

 Since I already did all the research, you guys can learn from my mistakes. *tears*

 I'll also try to post my current location while abroad in my Instagram bio @graceberaki!

I'm really loving this sandy color crop from Chriselle x J.O.A. There were so many versatile pieces in this collection. My favorite part about this top is that it can be tied a number of ways, and the striped print gives it a summer beach vibe. I paired this top with a denim skirt that has a sandy wash to it. I love the raw hem because it gives the skirt a cool and chic summer beach vibe. This top also came with a wide leg pant that I could totally see myself wearing in either Italy or Greece!

You can instantly shop my looks, like this blouse, by following me on the app. just search grace beraki and hit follow!!


Top: Chriselle x J.O.A.

Skirt: Zara

Sandal: Jeffery Campbell

Monday, June 4, 2018

Bisous Bisous Dallas

Hey guys! If you love macarons and other french pastries you'll want to visit Bisous Bisous Patisserie in West Village Dallas. It's a tiny french-style bakery and sweet treat shop with an indoor coffee bar. Not only is the customer service great, but they also have cute marble tables with European style chairs for their patio seating! Let's just say this place is very Instagram lol. 

It's is a pretty small and intimate shop so it's a great place to study, get work done or simply enjoy your morning coffee because it's kind of ducked off in West Village. Be sure to enjoy the cute patio seating before it gets too hot! (June just began and it's this hot guys.)


Jacket: Zara

Top: American Apparel (It's actually a dress that's tucked in)

Skirt: Top Shop

Shoes: Cape Robin