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.…
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Travel Essentials

5 things to pack to make your Airbnb stay feel like home

Greetings from our current Airbnb in Berkeley, California! In case you’re wondering what brought us here, my husband will be attending a semester at UC Berkeley as part of his MBA program. First time in the US for me so I’m taking it all in – the nature, the food, the people… I’m excited to share more about this city…
Berkeley
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Fall Fashion: Knitwear under $100

Easy Day Trips from Oxford

Hope everyone is having a great start of the year! We had the most amazing two weeks in the UK for Christmas and New Year holidays. Life is so unpredictable, really. I went from having no connection with the UK to getting married in Oxford and now visiting quite frequently (my husband’s family lives there). This time around, since we…
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5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY SKIN WHILE FLYING

Greetings from the air! I’m literally on a flight from Hong Kong to London as I write this. Long haul flights can be tedious (especially if you’re flying economy), but can also present an opportunity to leave your phone aside for a while and catch up on some reading, movies and podcasts with zero interruptions (hope free WIFI on planes…
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My Wardrobe Staples

Hong Kong: 5 spots in Sheung Wan that you cannot miss

Having lived in Sheung Wan for 2.5 years, I’m totally biased but I do believe it’s one of the coolest neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island. A perfect blend of traditional Hong Kong lifestyle and western hip hangouts, Sheung Wan is one of the best areas to live & eat – and visit if you’re a tourist! Here are my…
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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…
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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…
Hong Kong
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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 work that by the time lunch break you sort of need to lie down. Or much worse, 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…
Hong Kong
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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…
Hong Kong
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Removing make up on the go

Last year I wrote a post raving about using coconut oil as an eye make up remover. As a serial oil cleansing fanatic, I developed a system to ensure I always have coconut oil at hand: I buy a large jar and then fill little containers and place them in my vanity, bathroom, work desk drawer and I also have…
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