How to stick to your daily workout routine

I’ve never been a sports person. I frequently go hiking and do yoga but I’m not a big fan of heavy duty workouts and I honestly hate gyms. But somehow I’ve fallen in love with a routine that involves spending 40min at the gym every day. How did that happen?! Well, I was starting to feel a bit restless and moody in the morning and I knew it was lack of exercise (yoga and hiking once a week was not enough to…
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Amber Coffee Brewery (Hong Kong)

When a trendy cafe opens just 3-4 blocks from your house, the excitement is real. Last weekend finally made my way to new kid on the block “Amber Coffee Brewery” in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong). The cafe features a modern chic decor blue and gold accents and incorporates Chinese art details such as the beautiful ink ceramic cups and blue tiles on the entrance floor (that I couldn’t resist taking a shoefie with) One thing to note is that the…
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Affordable date ideas in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world. You can easily spend $100 USD on a meal for two at a trendy restaurant and while I love doing that once in a while, it’s certainly not something I can afford to do on a weekly basis. Having lived in Hong Kong for almost 3 years, my husband and I are at a “been there, done that” kind of phase where we gravitate…
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Pamper Saturdays: Spa L’Occitane

At least once a month or so, I love to spend some quality me time at a spa or beauty salon. I put my phone on airplane mode, disconnect and relax. Choosing a spa/salon can prove challenging in Hong Kong, where there’s a million options. That’s why I decided to start a new series “Pamper Saturdays” on the blog, where I share my personal experience trying out new spas/salons and review their services from the point of view ambience, quality…
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Why I’m a weekday vegetarian

How to be healthy and maintain an ideal weight is one of the most discussed subjects among my group of girlfriends, and it’s a topic that fascinates everyone. I mean, who doesn’t want to have a good life and optimal health? 5 years ago, a healthy lifestyle seemed pretty much unattainable for me though. I was working crazy hours, struggled with relationships at work and was feeling very lonely. I used to get sick at least once a month and the…
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Easy ways to cultivate gratitude every day

Gratitude is an essential part of what makes us human. It’s powerful because it helps you focus on the good rather than the bad; on the present moment rather than the past or the future. It feels like the concept of gratitude has been gaining a lot of attention in the past few years, with many scientific research papers proving that a daily practice can increase happiness levels. I started my gratitude practice when I was feeling low and depleted a few…
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Monthly Favorites – March 2017

I don’t know about you, but I love watching Monthly Favorites Youtube videos (YouTube is my guilty pleasure… who’s with me?) Monthly favorites are great because you get to know about lots of products, books, brands that otherwise you would have no idea about. Sharing is caring, so I thought I’d put together some of the items I’ve been loving this month. Hope you find these inspiring in some way! I’ve been obsessed with this red open shoulder top from…
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Coconut oil as an eye make up remover

Today I wanna talk about one of my favourite things on earth, ever: Coconut Oil! I even attempted to start a blog to talk exclusively about coconut oil a few years ago – it was called sheiscoconuts.com (true story). Obviously that did not last long because well, I eventually ran out of things to write about it. BUT my love for it has not changed and I continue to spread the word about it at every opportunity. I know that by now a…
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Chiang Mai Haul (Beauty Edition)

One thing I look forward to every time I visit Thailand is stocking up on natural products. They are one-of-a-kind (you can’t find them anywhere else) and oh so cheap! When I go to these shops I’m like a kid in a toy store, touching and smelling every single item on the shelves. Every time we bumped into one of these shops, my husband would pull out his phone and sit down because he knew it would be a long one…
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Elephant Grounds (Hong Kong)

Last weekend we decided to check out the recently opened Elephant Grounds Cafe in Wanchai. I had visited the tiny shop in Gough Street (Central) a while ago and I remember thinking this cafe deserved a bigger space. Happy to see it finally happened! It was already 5pm so I decided to go for a non caffeine option and try their Matcha Latte. It was really delicious and super filling. I got some weird looks when I put my latte over the…
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