Last month we found ourselves at Chiswick House and Gardens because they have an amazing lantern festival every year to celebrate Chinese New Year. Being Chinese in ethnicity, I’m always drawn to how the western world celebrates our culture. What I noticed living in Europe is that CNY celebrations are more so aimed at the Chinese tourists than the locals who live here. As in, the retailers in tourist locations are the ones that heavily promote CNY. This lantern festival however, is one of the events that is catered to the locals here in London. This year’s theme was “Follow the Silk Road” and it allows you to walk around the park and see the magic lit up. Make sure to catch it next year if you get the chance, it’s definitely a sight to see.
As the weather got colder, so did my sweater style.
This is why I love off the shoulder sweaters! The versatility in the neckline makes it the perfect piece for any fickle girl.