Interiors: Winter nest: My bedroom for winter, completed!


...aaaaaand I've finally finished updating my bedroom for winter!

There's nothing quite as invigorating like a fresh lick of paint to bring some colour to your life or in my case remove the awful colour from my walls. The 'Malayan tapir' (half black, half white) wall in my bedroom that ocularly offended my eyeballs for the past four years has finally been whitewashed into a thing of pure, glacial beauty. Behold the frosty cleanliness Crown Breatheasy 'Brilliant White' has bestowed upon these walls in all its icy, matte splendour. You know me, I'm no minimalist---if my walls don't resemble an orgy in a crayon box than those colours aren't for me---but I think that in this instance I'm alright with all-white.  
November 28, 2014

Interiors: Winter nest: My bedroom for winter, completed!

...aaaaaand I've finally finished updating my bedroom for winter! There's nothing quite as invigorating like a fresh lick ...

Chilling at Chiltern and meandering around Mayfair.


God, I love autumn: wool coats, hats and gloves to match, Stuart Weitzman 5050 knee high boots, the contrast of a cold face in the brisk air and a warm body wrapped in snuggly sheepskin... I'm ever so glad that summer is over and believe me, I'm not exaggerating (in fact, I find that when I am as content as I am right now I tend to play things down, smile sagely even in the face of attempted provocation, and just generally waltz through life in a zen-like state) when I say that I d-e-t-e-s-t the heat. I've lived in both a tropical paradise (Malaysia) and in one with four seasons (England), and I find cold weather much preferable to hot weather. When it's too cold, you simply wear more layers.  But what are you going to do when it's too hot? Peel off your skin? Exactly. In Kuala Lumpur a typical day out would be: composing the perfect 'outfit of the day' only to change into loose, baggy clothing and flip flops, then driving my air-conditioned car from my air-conditioned hangout home to a air-conditioned hangout spot. No thanks to the Malaysian heat, I'd never be able to just walk around in Kuala Lumpur as I do in London. Wandering around Mayfair, kicking up crunchy golden leaves, smoking cigarettes and chatting absentmindedly, looking for the perfect spot for taking photos before nipping into Chiltern Firehouse for lunch...this is the (lush's) dream. And it is my reality. That is, until winter comes along and renders everything unbearably bitter.    
November 23, 2014

Chilling at Chiltern and meandering around Mayfair.

God, I love autumn: wool coats, hats and gloves to match, Stuart Weitzman 5050 knee high boots, the contrast of a cold face in the bri...

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught


Last night I had one of the most luxurious and decadent dining experiences in my life, and trust me, if there is one thing I know it is luxury and decadence. Mummy was in town, lawyer in tow, to discuss with Henry and I the mechanisms of running a business together, and so it was up to me to pick a place for dinner. After all, nothing facilitates an evening of brain-picking better than good food and good wine in a beautiful, grand, yet intimate atmosphere. 
November 20, 2014

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

Last night I had one of the most luxurious and decadent dining experiences in my life, and trust me, if there is one thing I know it i...

Winter nest


'Grand chandelier' glo canvas, Nelly London / Moët blanket, gifted / faux fur throw, TK Maxx / Mulig rail, IKEA / unfinished paint job, me.

When I stepped off the plane from Kuala Lumpur an arctic blast greeted me and blasted away any delusions I had of an eternal summer after being in Malaysia for nearly a month. Winter is here in London and it is real, so real the doctor says I'm the ill-est ('cos I'm suffering from realness). I've taken great steps to weatherproof my nest, and by that I mean redecorate my bedroom to be so clean, calming, and warm so that I'd never need leave it except for work. If only I could so easily insulate my artist's studio! Those huge windows, so welcome in summer, are now perplexing my tranquility. C'est whatever. One space at a time. For now I've been repainting my bedroom walls and rearranging the furniture to accommodate my growing collection of winter clothes (those damn furs take up so much space). 
November 17, 2014

Winter nest

'Grand chandelier' glo canvas , Nelly London / Moët blanket, gifted / faux fur throw, TK Maxx / Mulig rail , IKEA / unfinishe...

A welcoming embrace back to London in the boozy bosom of Opium.


The prodigal daughter (yours truly, natch) returns to London and how better to welcome her back to this beautiful, chaotic, contradictory city than to envelope her in a comforting, hazy incense-cloud of a embrace in the warm bosom of a Chinatown parlour?
November 14, 2014

A welcoming embrace back to London in the boozy bosom of Opium.

The prodigal daughter (yours truly, natch) returns to London and how better to welcome her back to this beautiful, chaotic, contradict...

Rainforest Rumble (2) - Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary


On our way back from Taman Negara, Henry and I dropped in on the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Lanchang village to see the pachyderms.
November 12, 2014

Rainforest Rumble (2) - Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

On our way back from Taman Negara, Henry and I dropped in on the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Lanchang village to see the pach...

Rainforest Rumble (1) - Taman Negara



Last week I showed my boyfriend (dressed as a British colonialist, as per usual) one of Malaysia's greatest natural treasures and most famous ecotourism destination: Taman Negara.
November 11, 2014

Rainforest Rumble (1) - Taman Negara

Last week I showed my boyfriend (dressed as a British colonialist, as per usual) one of Malaysia's greatest natural treasures and mo...

Jasiminne Goes To The Ball : Prepping for the Malaysia Tatler Ball

Add to my resume 'content creator for and Instagram muse of Malaysia Tatler' for that's exactly what I did in the run up to this year's Malaysia Tatler ball. For a collaborative feature with Malaysia Tatler online I created a series of exclusive Tatlergrams (Tatler-Instagrams) affording a look into how I prepare from the moment I receive my invitation to the red carpet.
November 09, 2014

Jasiminne Goes To The Ball : Prepping for the Malaysia Tatler Ball

Add to my resume 'content creator for and Instagram muse of Malaysia Tatler' for that's exactly what I did in the run up to ...

Mooching around Malacca


On Monday we drove down to Malacca (Melaka in Malay) for a day and a night in this most scenic and historical of Malaysian cities.
November 08, 2014

Mooching around Malacca

On Monday we drove down to Malacca (Melaka in Malay) for a day and a night in this most scenic and historical of Malaysian cities.

Baby Mikakins! + Tong Tai


There's nothing quite so surreal as carrying your best friend (who is the same age as you)'s newborn baby!
November 05, 2014

Baby Mikakins! + Tong Tai

There's nothing quite so surreal as carrying your best friend (who is the same age as you)'s newborn baby!

Malaysia Tatler 25th Anniversary Ball / #MYTatlerBall2014


On Saturday evening the movers, shakers, and the haute monde of Malaysia flocked to the Shangri-La hotel in Kuala Lumpur for the pinnacle event of Malaysian high society: The Malaysia Tatler Ball.
November 03, 2014

Malaysia Tatler 25th Anniversary Ball / #MYTatlerBall2014

On Saturday evening the movers, shakers, and the haute monde of Malaysia flocked to the Shangri-La hotel in Kuala Lumpur for the pinn...