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 top 5 favourite spots that you cannot miss if you visit the area: Hollywood Road A quiet street that has…
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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…
Hong Kong
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My Wardrobe Staples

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 typing away. I’ve been there. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it’s great to hustle and put in the extra effort…
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 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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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 one that is exclusively for travel use. Two issues I experience with this though: 1) I don’t feel comfortable carrying…
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A weekend in Singapore

Greetings from Singapore! This was a totally impromptu trip. My husband confirmed a business trip and I thought it’d be fun to join him for a few days. We’re staying at the Westin, which is a lovely hotel  located in the heart of the central business district. Last time I was here I took you on a walk around Tiong Bahru and Haji Lane, two of my favorite neighbourhoods. This time, the focus was pretty much on eating good food, the occasional…
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Postcards from London

I cannot believe we are just two months from Christmas already…where did the whole year go?! September was a busy but exciting month for me. I had the chance to go on a business trip to London and I have to say it was great to be back in this gorgeous city. I got to walk around my favourite neighbourhood Notting Hill, watch musicals and enjoy some autumnal atmosphere. I came back to Hong Kong inspired, refreshed and motivated. Hope…
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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 holiday handbag essentials

When on holiday, you want to carry just the minimal essentials, especially if a lot of walking is involved (there’s nothing worse than carrying a heavy bag with you all day while sightseeing). I used to take too little in my handbag before and I would many times to end up buying stuff on the go such as tissue papers or bottled water, which is a complete waste and so easily avoidable with better prep in advance. Currently, I have…
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