2.25.2014

TRAVEL DIARY: KöLN

After my Italian summer escapade, I flew to Cologne to pay my Japanese friend Tamaro a visit and to see the lovely Köln Cathedral up close and personal. During my short trip Tamaro took me to a few of his favorite local joints. I also got a chance to take a peek at his well-curated boutique Black Whole Store before it officially opened to the public last year. On the day before I left, I met up with my dear friend Lee who lives relatively close to Cologne. Lee, together with her hubby Christopher and her lovely daughter Clia, toured me around town.
I absolutely had a great time visiting this lovely city. No doubt it's more laid-back compared to the crazy lifestyle in Berlin. Special shout-out to my friends for making my short trip to Cologne memorable. I'm sure at some point I will return to this beautiful city. 
Top - Leonlouis leather jacket + American Apparel tank / Bottom - Christopher Nemeth dropcrotch trousers
Footwear - Krisvanassche gladiator sandals / Accessories - Surface to Air tote + Ann Demeulemeester pendant

Photos by Lee Tallod-Padilla