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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Travel Gift Ideas

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (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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