The Hwawon @ Eight Seconds, Garosu-gil, Seoul [Korea Trip]

The beautiful facade, Holland-inspired, was the reason a second look was given. Its monotone design made the building stand out amidst the monotonous concrete two-storey buildings lined along the famous café street Garosu-gil. Even its name, Eight Seconds, instantly sounded magical (instead of ridiculous). Nestled behind huge potted plants is a café aptly named The…

Coco Bruni @ Garosu-gil, Seoul [Korea Trip]

Prominently located near the head of Garosu-gil street, Coco Bruni first caught my attention with its unique, fantasy-like logo design – that of a sparrow-riding girl. The wide and open entrances were inviting, as if drawing us in to further introduce “the messenger of a dream”. Clean white against cement floors. I loved the idea…

Bloom & Goûté Café @ Apgujeong, Seoul [Korea Trip]

Instead of walking along Garosu-gil (a straight road), we went into the small lanes linking from the main road and chanced upon another world. A flower and cake shop, Bloom & Goute was tucked away in a secluded corner and it’s unsurprising that many people would miss it. In fact, if you asked me for…