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How to Tackle Anxiety in a Big City

Mental Health is something I've been wanting to address on my blog for quite a while now, but I didn't quite know whether putting my two cents in would be worth it. I'm not an expert on mental health, nor am I someone who suffers hugely from any disorder. More and more people seem to be coming forward about their conditions, which has opened up the conversation of mental health and the importance to nurture and take care of it just as much as your physical body, which is something I fully support.

The Playlist #5

End of Summer

  • Sunflower - Rex Orange County
  • February 3rd - Jorja Smith
  • Buttercup - Hippo Campus
  • Man Down - Shakka ft. Aluna George
  • Higher - Lily Allen
  • Jamz - SALES
  • Sober - Mahalia
  • These Girls - Sticky Fingers
  • Wife Me - RAYE
  • ocean eyes - Billie Eilish
  • Broken Clocks - SZA

Three Days in Paris

I've actually been to Paris many times in my life, however each of these times was with the purpose of visiting family friends. So, when I'd booked a little get away with my friends I was excited to see Paris through the eyes of a tourist. We only had three full days in the city, but let me tell you, you can do A LOT in three days.

Paris, France

5 Years of Blogging

5 Things I've Learned in the 5 Years I've Been Blogging

So back in 2013, a 13 year old Zazie sat down and created a blog called A Little Treat. Five years later, and here we are. Its been quite the journey, and I thought I'd share with you a little bit of blog wisdom I've gathered over the years.

Reflecting On The End Of Summer

I know technically summer lasts until the end of September, but going back to school is really the final step towards the end of the warmth of the past couple of months. This summer has been truly amazing for me. I've travelled to lots of lovely places (see some of them here), visited friends and family, and also enjoyed just chilling at home in New York, which is something I like to do more than often, as I really don't want to take this wonderful city for granted.

A Californian Throwback

As the summer is drawing to a close, I thought it would be only fitting to share some sunny lovin' photos with you all. Granted, these were taken back during Spring Break this year, but the ocean blue is enough to make me reminisce over the warm weather of California, and make me lust for the summer to last just a couple more months.
California, USA

The Origins Duo

Over the years my skincare routine has become very repetitive and mundane, nonetheless in a good way. I've pretty much streamlined my products down to three simple ones that I know work for me (more on that beautiful trio in another post), however when I receive some products for special occasions such as a birthday or christmas, there's obviously no doubt that I'll give them a whirl. I've had these two moisturizers in my collection for a while, but due to my aforementioned routine, I never got round to trying them out until recently.

A Love For Gingham

© Urban Outfitters
Trends come and go all the time, yet this simple print always seems to be floating around. Although I love wearing stripes, there is something about gingham thats just a little more interesting. The classic black and white means it can be styled in so many ways -- I often add a pop of colour (based off my previous post, you'd probably guess that red is my go-to right now), or keep the monochrome look in tact with a pair of black or white jeans or shoes. Of course you can spice things up with colourful gingham, but I don't think I'm quite there yet.

The Importance of Giving Back

Living in New York City is hard. Yes, being surrounded by the stereotypical "rich kids" of Manhattan on a daily basis, I admit, makes me a little blinded to the privilege I have. But then I step out of my little bubble and am faced with an immense amount of homelessness that pulls me straight back to reality. The huge gap between wealthy and poor here in the city is so obvious, yet so many people seem so oblivious.

Selfie to Self-Expression | Saatchi Gallery

I don't often visit art galleries, yet whenever I do the artistic ambiance seems to amaze me each time. I found myself in London with a friend recently, and spontaneously decided to go to a couple of galleries (all of which had free entry, which made me extra happy!). I was particularly intrigued by the "Selfie to Self-Expression" exhibition at the Saatchi gallery in Chelsea, which showcased a number of self portraits through a vast amount of time, leading up to today's infamous 'selfie'.

London, UK

The Summer of Red

Do ignore my chubby hands, but look at that vieeew!

If you would have told me a few months ago that I'd be sporting this vibrant shade on my lips, nails and body, I would have laughed you straight in the face. To me, red was always a no-go. I was always too afraid it would look too Taylor Swift and make my skin look paler than it already is. However, summer is the time to experiment and try something new, and so perusing the Boots aisles on holiday, I picked up a red nail polish.