How morning walks have changed my life for the better

Gosh it’s March already! – how are you keeping up with your fitness resolutions? I have to admit that I haven’t been able to make much progress in that department and there’s a couple of reasons (excuses?) for that. Firstly, we moved countries (we relocated from Hong Kong to California in January), and naturally we were busy settling in and all that. Then, just when I was getting started on a yoga routine, I had a really bad case of…
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I stopped bringing my phone to bed and this is what happened

“I’ll browse Instagram for 10 minutes and then go to sleep”, I’d tell myself. 30 minutes (and sometimes 1 hour) would usually go by without me noticing. Trapped in an Instagram rabbit hole again. When I finally got the courage to switch off my phone, my brain was so over stimulated I couldn’t fall asleep… That was me every evening. I’m sure you can relate. This year I decided to change so challenged myself to a new year’s tech resolution:…
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At-home outfits with bralettes

Once you go bralette, you never go back. Last year I started to incorporate bralettes into my wardrobe. At first, it was just me following a trend (2016 was the year of the bralette, they were literally all over Instagram and Pinterest), but then they became sort of a necessity. Feminine, comfortable and versatile, bralettes are now the foundation of all my at-home outfits. They provide support while making me feel confident and put together. Today I thought I’d share…
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Current Obsession: Handmade Facial Soaps

If I had to think of a keyword for 2017 so far, it would be “simplify”. This year was all about decluttering, buying less and downsizing. In the beauty department, I made a conscious effort to minimize the amount of products that I use on the daily basis. Do we really need to layer 6 different products onto our face every day? Some people swear by it, but to me it just sounds like too much for our skin to…
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Office Life: 6 productive ways to spend your lunch break

If you’re a morning person like me, you probably pour so much energy during the first hours at the office that by lunch time you want to take a nap. Or you are so determined to finish a task within the morning that you sacrifice lunch time and grab a quick bite at your desk while typing away. I’ve been there. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it’s great to hustle and put in the extra effort but the reality is…
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Things I’m loving lately

All things tassel I love how a pair of sparkly statement earrings can instantly glam up a look. I recently bought these at a random store in Hong Kong. The tassels bring a good balance against they bling, making them more wearable and young looking. Jo Malone perfume This was a Valentine’s gift from my husband back in February but somehow I’ve been wearing it on repeat last month. I know you’re supposed to alternate fragrances according to seasons and…
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Easy ways to cultivate spirituality every day

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about Easy ways to cultivate gratitude every day. Today I’d love to share how I cultivate Spirituality (yeah, it deserves capital letters!), which is such an important facet of emotional well being. Spirituality is a concept that used to sound so intimidating to me. Something that only special, gifted people were able to achieve. Something that either you have in you or you don’t. But the truth is that you don’t…
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My night time skincare routine

It took me years of experimentation but I feel like at 32 years old I’ve finally nailed night time skincare routine. Better late than never, right? I love this routine because it’s simple, somewhat eco-friendly and effective. If you’re looking for ideas to simplify your skincare routine, keep on reading! Step 1: Cleansing Taking my make up off after a long day it’s the best feeling ever! After years of experimenting with micellar water, foam cleansers, make up wipes and…
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Hong Kong Cafes: Polygon Cafe

There’s a few cafes that I find myself going repeatedly. Mainly because I like trying new places, and secondly, because many times the experience is good but not “great” = not worth going again. Polygon Cafe is different though – they managed to create a very relaxed and cozy ambience that make it the perfect lazy Saturday hangout. I love taking my laptop and sit on the window seat that faces a quiet alleyway. If I’m with friends, I head…
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5 Effortless Zero Waste Swaps

It’s no news that we are destroying the planet with the excessive use of plastic in our modern lives. It is especially evident in Hong Kong, where it is said more than 2000 tonnes of polystyrene, industrial and commercial plastic is thrown out daily (gosh!) If you google “zero waste swaps” you will find tons of ideas on how you can reduce your daily waste. I decided to start with the easiest ones and work my way up from there……
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