Guide to getting a tailor made dress in Hoi An

If you’ve ever been to Hoi An, or Vietnam for that matter, you will know that custom-made clothing is a big thing there. You can create any design you want and the talented tailors will be able to recreate it for you in a couple of hours and for less than what you would pay for a similar item in H&M. So when I went pass this tailor shop in the old town area and saw the beautiful linen fabrics,…
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Christmas Gift Ideas

Hoi An Travel Guide (Vietnam)

Despite the fact that it has become increasingly touristy over the past few years, Hoi An has an undeniable unique charm that sets it apart from other Vietnamese cities. It is a UNESCO heritage town that has preserved its architecture from the old days when it used to be major port in South East Asia. It showcases an eclectic mix of Chinese, French and Japanese influences and of course local Vietnamese traditions. We spent 4 nights and 5 days in…
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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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My Wardrobe Staples

Hong Kong’s hipster neighbourhood: Tai Hang

Hope you are having a great weekend! After spending the whole day hiking under the sun in Lamma Island yesterday, today we decided to remain in the city and have an easy going Sunday. As always, I browsed the internet and blogs in search for new (and hipster) places to visit (I love the fact that even after living in Hong Kong for more than 3 years now, there are still plenty of places to discover!). I stumbled upon an…
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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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Hong Kong Escapades: Big Wave Bay Beach

A couple of weekends ago, we took advantage of a rare sunny weekend here in Hong Kong (someone explain to me why it’s raining so much this year?!) and went hiking from Dragon’s Back Hike Trail to Big Wave Bay Beach. We set off relatively early (8am) hoping that we would arrive to the beach just in time for lunch. We took the MTR Island Line to Shau Kei Wan station. From there, we took the bus number 9 to…
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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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Hong Kong Walks: Sheung Wan

Home is where the heart is… I’ve been living in Hong Kong for almost 3 years now. When we were apartment hunting, I visited many neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island side and I gotta say Sheung Wan was love at first sight. I knew that I wanted to live here and were lucky to find an apartment we liked pretty fast. Fast forward 3 years and we still live here and kind of refuse to move anywhere else! I’m…
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