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new year trip pt. 2 – sunset watch at drift, hilton pattaya

aP1030845-copy copyP1030815 copyP1030855 copyP1030845 copyP1030834 copyP1030856 copyP1030867 copyP1030870 copyP1030878 copyP1030901 copyP1030892 copyP1030910 copyit’s one of those places that’ll leave you mesmerized by the view and how small you feel in comparison to the mother nature – you, for a moment, forget to focus on pictures to instagram and actually take a moment to yourself reflecting on the past year and what’s to come next. i have no idea what this year will bring but i never strive for perfection but only to make lots of mistakes, learn from it and live to not make the same mistake twice. my favourite saying i want to share with all of you today is from neil gaiman that goes;

“i hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. you’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

so that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. make new mistakes. make glorious, amazing mistakes. make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.

make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

drift, hilton pattaya

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  • Reply April Nunez

    I’m so jealous of your trip!
    I love the dress babe. :*

    April of: http://beybiapril.wordpress.com
    Instagram: @beybiapril

    January 5, 2015 at 1:08 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww don’t be! tell us tell us about yours :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:07 am
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    That’s the spirit! or as 50 Cent puts it “Get rich, or die tryin'” :) Wonderful pictures Annie. Is that your new camera in action?

    January 5, 2015 at 1:30 am
    • Reply annie lee

      yessss it indeed is! hahaha please tell me you think it was worth the investment…

      January 7, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Joanna

    Looks like such a beautiful place! And you look lovely. That dress is so pretty. xx

    lovejoanna.com

    January 5, 2015 at 1:31 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww thanks joanna!! the view was pretty amazing i agree :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:24 am
  • Reply bblake10

    Annie, as usual, beautiful pics. Love yr garbs too. And, I love what you pen about living and trying new things. I wish you a fab 2015. Looking fwd to yr next spectacular locale.
    Cheers!

    January 5, 2015 at 3:41 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i wish YOU a wonderful wonderful year betty, filled with laughter and joy and more delicious food!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:23 am
  • Reply Deniz at Dressed Up Deniz

    Everything looks incredible! I love your pictures!

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

    January 5, 2015 at 5:36 am
    • Reply annie lee

      incredible is the word! thank you deniz xx

      January 7, 2015 at 1:23 am
  • Reply Tailored and true

    Gorgeous photos! I love that dress you’re wearing!

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

    January 5, 2015 at 7:09 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww so sweet! thank you for reading love xx

      January 7, 2015 at 1:23 am
  • Reply Mara

    what a gorgeous spot! great dress too!

    January 5, 2015 at 7:42 am
  • Reply iamserenel

    Annnnie, your pics are amazing & the sunset is lovely, with the drinks! & you look beautiful!

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

    January 5, 2015 at 9:36 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww serene, so sweet of you! really appreciate it thank you!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Katie

    These pics are amazing! You look wonderful. Such a beautiful place!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

    January 5, 2015 at 9:39 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thank you thank you katie!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Rach

    I LOVE your dress! So beautiful and so is the scenery!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    January 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      on point right?? hehe :) thanks for reading love!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:21 am
  • Reply laura mitbrodt

    Oh wow this place looks amazing
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    January 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Tina Phan

    What a stunning view and I love your dress!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    January 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Naeun

    Annie that dress is so pretty!! You look gorgeous and that view is to die for! Great quote btw and happy new year! Looking forward to your posts this year :) xx

    January 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      aww naeun! thank you so much xx same here, always looking forward to your posts!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:21 am
  • Reply chanty2

    Lovely pictures!

    January 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Katherine Lou

    Oh Annie! These are some beautiful photos of you! And gorgeous view! I have to visit one day. Happy New Year and I’m so inspired by your post. I definitely agree that making mistakes can help one grow! Cheers to a wonderful, amazing 2015!

    January 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      aw katherine! so good to see you here :) cheers to amazing year filled with glorious mistakes! xx

      January 7, 2015 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Elisa Bellino

    OMG i don’t believe, is this place a paradise ?!Thanks for sharing with us this emotionally pics.
    keep in touch
    http://www.theladycracy.it

    January 5, 2015 at 4:33 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i think it may have been… hehe thanks elisa :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Jeanne

    That place looks amazing! You look gorgeous too! Lovely photography!

    http://www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

    January 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      aww thanks jeanne! so sweet of you xx

      January 7, 2015 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Georgie

    Such gorgeous photos, and happy new year! xx

    January 5, 2015 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Nina

    Beautiful photos. The sunset is amazing. xx

    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

    January 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      right?? everything felt so right at that moment!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Celia

    Great motto!!

    January 5, 2015 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply pamhetlinger

    Beautiful pics! Also, loved your dress. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Pam
    http://www.thegirlfrompanama.com

    January 5, 2015 at 10:05 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      no, thank YOU for reading pam! have a gorgeous day :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Floortje

    Beautiful photos! Looks like a good time!
    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
    http://www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

    January 5, 2015 at 10:12 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      sure was :) thanks for dropping by!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Wishes & Reality

    Wow, what an amazing place! Absolutely beautiful photos.

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

    January 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i agree heidi, it was pretty perfect :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:16 am
  • Reply MilanoTime

    Aww dear, this is amazing <3
    Wish you a great New Year!
    hugs
    New post on my blog: http://www.milanotime.net/fashion/cozy-days-while-at-home/

    January 5, 2015 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks lovie :) thanks for reading x

      January 7, 2015 at 1:16 am
  • Reply Lubka Christova

    Your pictures are breath-taking! Loving this place :)

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    January 6, 2015 at 12:23 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks lu! i loved it too :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:15 am
  • Reply Feline Creatures

    What a great message Annie to take the daring route and make glorious mistakes! As long as we learn from them then they’re lessons well learned right? I hope your new year is going great so far, and telling by this post, it looks like you’re having a wonderful time! Take care hun ;) xo~ Lena
    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    January 6, 2015 at 2:25 am
    • Reply annie lee

      yes you’re totally right, as long as we learn from them! :) my year is so far so good. how is yours going? is it warming up in chicago?

      January 7, 2015 at 1:15 am
  • Reply shedoesliving

    Wow! Wonderful pictures, I’m officially a fan. ^_^
    I agree. You should allow yourself to fall, in order to get up even stronger. People strive for perfection and get caught up in not wanting to make mistakes. Great post x

    January 6, 2015 at 5:52 am
    • Reply annie lee

      you couldn’t have said it better :) thank you for reading!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:14 am
  • Reply M

    Great photos!

    Made in Mauve

    January 6, 2015 at 8:53 am
  • Reply avenuecamilla

    These pictures need to be in a magazine. right now. You look incredible and I love your dress!! Next year I’m just going to sneak into your suitcase so that I can go to these beautiful places as well!

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

    January 6, 2015 at 11:32 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hahaha i’m totally fine with that! ;) and i’ll be in yours? hope your holiday was amazing. which i’m pretty sure it was from all your beautiful photos!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Melanie Zelnick

    This looks like a really cool bar. I love all of your shots!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    January 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thank you melanie! it really was! the view was breathtaking :)

      January 7, 2015 at 1:12 am
  • Reply Pinay Flying High

    Amazing photos and your dress!!! :-)
    I hope you do make mistakes in the coming year and so will I. :-)

    January 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      cheers to making smart mistakes in 2015! :) have a great day!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Sandra - More Style Than Fashion

    great pics and what a wonderful trip!

    http://www.morestylethanfashion.com

    January 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      sure was sandra :) thanks for dropping by!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Stella

    Awesome looks and pics!!

    http://www.sugarpopfashion.com

    January 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply chicstateofmind

    I’m glad you had a great time! :) This place is just breathtaking!
    This quote is also one of my favorite. I wish you all the best in the year which is in front of us, may it be filled with love, laugh and moments to remember!
    I love your photos! They make me wanna go to warmer places right now, since it’s freezing and it’s snowing these days here in Croatia, heh.

    xx, Martina

    January 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      awww martina, that’s such a sweet thing to hear before my bed time :) thank you always, and stay warm there!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:10 am
  • Reply wazwu

    Amazing photos as always, and thanks for sharing that quote. It’s a good one to start the year. And where is that dress from? Love the colors, and it looks gorgeous on you!

    January 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      :) i’m glad you think so!! that dress is from zara :) i love taking it when i travel cos it hardly wrinkles! always a plus!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:09 am
  • Reply 365hangers

    These photos are all way too gorgeous and looks like you had the most amazing time. Love the reminder to step back and breath in mother nature!!

    xx 365hangers

    January 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      yes that most of us often forget to do! :) it felt really nice. thank you lovie, have a great day!

      January 7, 2015 at 1:08 am
  • Reply gabe1990

    great quote anniee truly inspiring, really love everything u post keep it coming please !!! :) and the pics are really perfect.

    January 6, 2015 at 11:43 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you’re my inspiration and motivation! hehehe

      January 7, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Yudani Pousada

    Nice photos.

    me-andmybag

    January 7, 2015 at 2:06 am
  • Reply gail

    Gosh! I wish I could go there! If I worked there, I might just stumble on my feet and had fun in the water lol

    January 7, 2015 at 2:16 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hahaha i know right? i was so tempted!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:31 am
  • Reply Erica

    You are gorgeous! That dress is beautiful on you :) x

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    January 7, 2015 at 3:07 am
    • Reply annie lee

      erica!! so good to see you here again. why you gotta be so sweet? ;) hehehe thanks lovie!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:30 am
  • Reply DesignsbyJeanneR

    Spectacular photos!

    January 7, 2015 at 4:31 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thank you, really appreciate it! xx

      January 8, 2015 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Bibi

    Such amazing pictures! Really wish I was there hehe x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    January 7, 2015 at 6:34 am
    • Reply annie lee

      really wish you could visit one day :) it’s amazing!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Karen

    Definitely mesmerising, I love your dress, you look banging’ ;)

    January 7, 2015 at 9:46 am
    • Reply annie lee

      ah yes, the view! even more so in real! :) thank you for being so sweet karen! xx

      January 8, 2015 at 1:27 am
  • Reply libys11

    omg!! this is breath taking!! i love these shots!! :D

    Animated Confessions

    January 7, 2015 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Pru Yeo

    The ambiance of the place is amazing and the dress you wore is so flattering and beautiful! Making mistakes are part of life and definitely help a person to grow stronger, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

    January 7, 2015 at 11:05 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww thanks pru that’s so sweet of you!! i’m glad you agree :) hope you have a wonderful year love!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Poonpo

    Its just looking awesome !! Really stunning !!

    January 7, 2015 at 8:02 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it was really stunning for real!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Kate

    love your dress xx and your body :)

    January 8, 2015 at 2:02 am
  • Reply laurenpickens

    GIrl you are rockin that dress!!!! Also that view looks so amazing I just want to jump right into it :)

    January 8, 2015 at 8:51 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hahahhaa i know right? next to it was the infinity pool for the hotel guests. it looked pretty amazing! like swimming in the sea :D

      January 8, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Susann

    Beautiful pictures, such a beautiful place! Love your pretty dress :)

    xo Fashion in Pepperland

    January 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      aw thanks susannnn! you’re too sweet xx

      January 10, 2015 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Nastya

    i certainly want to be in Pattaya!

    January 15, 2015 at 12:06 am
    • Reply annie lee

      wonder why i didn’t know about this side of pattaya earlier!

      January 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply sherylevitt

    Your pictures on this one are so perfect as always! I hope you had a fabulous time!

    xo, Sheryl

    January 17, 2015 at 8:16 pm
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