48 Hours In Bangkok

48 hours in Bangkok was the first stop to our European travels. The weather was sticky, humid and going at 31 degrees for the weekend (way higher than my preferred temperature!) but we still made use of every minute on our short stay. We explored in comfortable sneakers, consumed lots of water, made friends with local designers and cafe owners, and hopped on our first tuk tuk rides around the city.Things to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblythings-to-do-in-bangkok-16things-to-do-in-bangkok-18Things to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyThings to do in Bangkok via the love assemblythings-to-do-in-bangkok-13things-to-do-in-bangkok-14things-to-do-in-bangkok-17Things to do in Bangkok via the love assemblyWe didn't have time to go to all the places on our list but here are a couple addresses I visited, loved and have kept:Feast - Attention to detail lies in everything in this cafe. We had lunch here on the weekend and I had a chat with the lovely owner Fome (photo 13) who only opened this cafe 2 months ago! What I ordered: Macaroon latte, Pork chop with coleslaw salad, blueberry cheesecake and rainbow cupcake to share. They also have one very enviable succulent collection!Kemissara - Attached to Feast, Kemissara's first boutique is at Ekamai 22. Beautiful clothing, accessories and styling... Totally my kind of thing; totally The Love Assembly's dream kind of girl. It's a little way out from the main shopping district but a boutique like this with a cool place for a bite to eat next door - justification solved.Céline Boutique at Gaysorn Plaza - The first Céline boutique I have visited (and loved of course) with Spring 2013 filling up the racks in such pure cool elegance.Muji - I just love this store. The last time I went to Muji was a few years ago at Hong Kong so to finally indulge in the simplicity and stationery that caters to my organisation addiction was so so good! The sales assistants kept talking to me in Thai and were always shocked when they heard me respond. But that just sums up pretty much every asian country I've visited so far, really.Siam Center - Such a cool place filled with visual merchandising equivalent to art I've seen in museums and galleries. There's local designer stores and fancy couches kind of just lying around everywhere to hang out with free wifi, so the waiting game doesn't feel that useless.Greyhound Cafe - On the 3rd floor of Siam Center with an international cuisine menu that makes it so hard to choose just one dish. They also have delicious fruit shakes and mocktails. I'm such a sucker for those.Somtam at Siam Square Soi 5 - We had this locked in for dinner on the first night from all the great reviews we read and it was packed when we got there. My chilli tolerance has improved recently but my mouth felt like it was on fire from my first bite - but it was so good! Literally crying over the chilliness on our first night in Bangkok, too funny! What we ordered: Green papaya salad, the popular fried chicken, Thai rice-flour noodles and lots of water.Vertigo & Moon Bar - Nothing beats rooftop views in my books! We had drinks here and even though it was extremely windy the view from sunset until night sky is one to watch. Food and drinks don't come cheap but with this view, it was worth it.Read more: Postcards from PalawanSign up to our newsletter for more travel and style.Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTubeAll Photos: Aubrey Daquinag and Paul Serra for The Love Assembly