Galante Glamour


A much needed drink for Luxy and I after an especially trying Friday the 13th - coincidentally, for both of us it was about two different big companies trying to intimidate us into Twitter silence (hello, heard of Article 10 - Freedom of Speech, Human Rights Act?).
March 15, 2015

Galante Glamour

A much needed drink for Luxy and I after an especially trying Friday the 13th - coincidentally, for both of us it was about two diffe...

Evoluzione Sicilian Evening with Michelin star Chef Pietro D'Agostino


Yesterday I spent a very pleasant Sicilian Evening at Evoluzione, the beautifully airy Fornasetti-wallpapered restaurant in South Kensington's boutique Hotel Xenia. This Sicilian Evening was one of Italian culinary expertise, with show-cooking and a pastry demonstration to accompany a Sicilian taster menu by Michelin-starred Chef Pietro D’Agostino.
March 12, 2015

Evoluzione Sicilian Evening with Michelin star Chef Pietro D'Agostino

Yesterday I spent a very pleasant Sicilian Evening at Evoluzione , the beautifully airy Fornasetti-wallpapered restaurant in South Ken...

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama


I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton and especially their collaboration collections. I've shown you my piece from their Christian Louboutin collaboration and one of my handbags from the Yayoi Kusama collection, and on Monday I blogged about my other Yayoi Kusama handbag which I dubbed 'The Ladybird' for its delightful yellow polka-dotted body. Since my last What's In My Handbag post I've updated the contents of my purse with some lovely floral additions for Spring, so I thought I'd do another handbag post and introduce you properly to Ladybird.
March 11, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama

I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton and especially their collaboration collections. I've shown you my piece from their  Christian...

ClassPass London Launch


You’d have to move heaven and earth to get me to the gym on a Sunday evening - my stance on fitness is famously ‘I’m addicted to endorphins but I’m allergic to exercise, so chocolate it is’ - but the ClassPass London launch did just that. And so I peeled myself off my deliciously squashy sofa (and let the Jasiminne-shaped indent convex itself) and headed down to Barry’s Bootcamp in King’s Cross to celebrate the launch of fitness start up, Class Pass, in London.
March 10, 2015

ClassPass London Launch

You’d have to move heaven and earth to get me to the gym on a Sunday evening - my stance on fitness is famously ‘I’m addicted to endor...

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home

Posh, Broke, & Bored - Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton

...and flew home I did, thankfully my home was not on fire. Touch wood. *presses finger to forehead* 
March 09, 2015

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home

...and flew home I did, thankfully my home was not on fire. Touch wood. *presses finger to forehead*  

Hair Apparent

Posh Broke Bored - hair blog post

Baby, I'm a millionaire - or at least I have a million hairs. You know it. Of the many things anyone could envy me for ie. my talent for being able to sleep anywhere, anytime, yet wake up exactly a minute (or two stops away) before I arrive at my destination; my one most coveted asset is that abundant cluster of keratin that sprouts from the scalp of my delightfully dense head. 
March 08, 2015

Hair Apparent

Baby, I'm a millionaire - or at least I have a million hairs. You know it. Of the many things anyone could envy me for ie. my tale...

Tropicana Residences | Shopping for a Kuala Lumpur pied-à-terre

I've got my eye on you, Tropicana Residences...more on that in a bit.
Please accept my apologies for my radio silence. I've had trouble readjusting back to London time and my schedule even though it's been a week since I've been back. I guess at the grand old age of 28 I can't handle jet lag like I used to or perhaps I still have vestiges of the 'holiday blues' having just spent a blissful month in South East Asia - Hanoi, Bangkok, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur - away from the bitter English winter. 
March 07, 2015

Tropicana Residences | Shopping for a Kuala Lumpur pied-à-terre

I've got my eye on you, Tropicana Residences...more on that in a bit. Please accept my apologies for my radio silence. I've ha...

My favourite hotels of 2014

Hotels are my ultimate respite from the grind, chaos, and reality of daily life. There's something ever so soothing about being in a space that's not cluttered with your personal belongings - it allows you to escape your head space and rediscover yourself piece-by-piece (or in my case one carelessly dropped sock on the floor at a time). If I'm an iPhone, then staying in a hotel is like restoring myself to default factory settings. I'm sure many busy urbanites like myself agree that taking the time to go on holidays is an essential luxury to regenerate oneself - if you don't press pause every so often, you're going to burn out. So yes, holidays are important. While my idea of a good holiday is one where I'm always on my feet, exploring every corner of a city until its lights are off for the night then collapsing into bed just to recharge; sometimes I want to spend just a little more time in the hotel and enjoy 'me time'. For this purpose, I'm going to share with you my three favourite hotels of 2014* that I had the pleasure of calling both my base for exploring my surroundings and also my base for rejuvenating my mind, body, and soul.

* The Year Of The Horse (what? I'm Chinese) :  31 January 2014 - 19 February 2015

March 03, 2015

My favourite hotels of 2014

Hotels are my ultimate respite from the grind, chaos, and reality of daily life. There's something ever so soothing about being in a s...

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin


I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton (how could I not be when they spoil me with gifts and parties?) especially their artist collaborations which not only makes their handbags even more collectible but also distinguishes their limited editions from their basic monogrammed bags. Every special edition this illustrious French luggage label designs is presented ahead of its release in Kuala Lumpur to mummy for her consideration (as Louis Vuitton in K.L only import small numbers of each design for exclusivity reasons).  When the Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin collaboration was announced, mummy ordered the shopping tote for our collection. It was only when I got back to K.L in February that I got to finally see our new baby in person, which I'm thrilled to show you together with some of my latest acquisitions, in a What's In My Handbag post...!
March 01, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin

I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton (how could I not be when they spoil me with gifts and parties ?) especially their artist collabor...

One Last Look At Kuala Lumpur


Yesterday was mine and Henry's last day in South East Asia. I started my month-long winter break with Kuala LumpurBangkokHanoiHa Long, then met up with Henry in K.L where we embarked to Borneo on an adventure of wildlife, tropical islands, and ushering in the Year Of The Goat, and back to Kuala Lumpur. Today we close the final chapter on February's sojourn and fly back to London, so yesterday we bade a bittersweet 'goodbye-for-now' to K.L and her many tropical delights (although I won't miss the heat, I can tell you that) with a lazy day in the city. Doing what I like to do best: shop, swim, and spa, at my two favourite downtown destinations - Starhill Gallery and Ritz-Carlton, mais bien sûr.
February 28, 2015

One Last Look At Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday was mine and Henry's last day in South East Asia. I started my month-long winter break with  Kuala Lumpur ,  Bangkok ,  ...

What's In My Camera Bag | My Camera Lenses & Guide to Prime Lenses


Today's post follows the 'Useful & Beautiful' theme of Posh, Broke, & Bored in which I share tips and hacks that could well be useful for your photography, blogging, or to just 'win at life'. So yes, that's useful, but how is it beautiful? Well! I'll illustrate my knowledge with ocular crack/eye candy from the five different countries I've been to this year - Latvia, UK, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. For this blog post about my camera lenses I've put together an eclectic gallery of photos - travel, street photography, portraits, food, wildlife etc. - taken by both Henry and I. A few of these you may recognise from recent blog posts but most of them are f-f-fresh off the boat, so even if you're not a budding blogger looking to level up your photography and learn more about camera lenses, you can just enjoy this post as 'Postcards from Kuala Lumpur'.
February 27, 2015

What's In My Camera Bag | My Camera Lenses & Guide to Prime Lenses

Today's post follows the 'Useful & Beautiful' theme of Posh, Broke, & Bored in which I share tips and hacks that c...

Monkey Business in Borneo: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary Borneo

After our visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Henry and I had some time before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur so we dropped in at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary for more monkey business.
February 24, 2015

Monkey Business in Borneo: Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

After our visit to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Henry and I had some time before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur so we dro...