Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fresh Spring Table

Today I came across a few beautiful, elegant pieces to modernize your table.
These pieces have such a simple yet eye-catching design and everyone, on a certain level takes notice of such presentation. It's like a breath of fresh air and a treat for the eyes before you eat.
All are currently on sale at MyHabit, just click on the links below each piece :)

Mikasa Midnight Bloom Plate Setting
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Pordamsa Angled Bowl with Ladle
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Pordamsa Geo Place Setting
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Pordamsa Angled Coffee Cups with Saucers
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Fur Vest & Mini Desserts

Hallo and happy Tuesday everyone!
This photo was instagrammed by Lucky's EIC, Eva Chen, who was kind enough to credit the sources of her outfit! I was especially attracted by her fur vest from Yves Salomon. 
After seeing this, I have added a beautifully structured, two-toned vest to my hit-list. It would make a lovely addition to any spring closet. Personally, I'm shooting for one with Bright/Pastel hues and a refreshingly dainty/flow-y material (maybe chiffon or a light linen?) 
It's the perfect solution to those "too-short" pieces (dresses, mini skirts, short shorts) or when you want to show some leg without overexposing. Just throw it over for simple & conservatively chic look.

Here is just a quick snippet of yet another coffee stop in Seattle. This stop is Storyville and I fell in love with their logo of a child frolicking with a toy airplane <3
The clutch I purchased from Fossil while in Paris a few months ago, and boy have been using it to the bone! 
It compliments both casual/formal looks and accompanies me to brunch dates, grocery shopping, coffee runs, museum meanderings, you name it. The crocodile skin-like pattern and material is sturdy and does not scratch easily, which is a huge plus. It can be frustrating carrying around an expensive bag that you can't get wet, can't fold in certain ways, can't graze with your fingernails, and has basically the delicate equivalence of a baby.

The little friend next to my clutch is a mini-sweetheart cinnamon roll with a caramel glaze. It made me realize how counter-intuitive bite-sized desserts can be. They seem so harmless...but what they really do is put your eat-in-moderation willpower to the test.

This mini here is from the infamous Dahlia Bakery. True to their rep, their coconut cream pies were outstanding with a soft, flaky crust topped with their fluffy, house-made custard, whip and jumbo coconut flakes.
I am a religious follower of
When I'm hungry but not necessarily craving anything, I hop onto it for inspiration....and as crazy as it sounds, I even look to food for fashion ideas.
I think food is underrated with regard to the amount of time and energy that goes into their presentation. Sometimes, the best color/texture combinations come from the chefs palette and plate presentations have beautiful compositions of different geometric/abstract shapes!
I'm not saying stare down the artwork of the sauce or piece of meat on your plate but...sometimes the placement of fruits on a tart or the usage of greens or bright mangos/tomatoes with more neutral colors of say, fish are more intentional than we think :)

Spring Renewal: Gold and Latté Art

Hallo everyone!!! I am now slowly but surely coming out of my 6 month hiatus of blogging. I'm actually in the process of learning some tech works so that I can redesign the site! Hopefully my web designing skills won't make a complete mess of the site but standby for that.

The past couple of months have been rather hectic, moving back from Paris and squeezing myself into this year's pool of eager, career-seeking beavers. I must say, the whole process can make people more aggressive, passionate, raw and humble than ever before. 
With that I want to introduce some new additions to my closet family: 
a pair of fresh gold sandals and a simple yet quaint silk shirt with litto chairs :) 

I'm always an advocate of metallics and from personal experience, I've found that Silver and Gold sandals or ballets go with EVERYTHING. If you take a look at some of my past posts, you'll see that I practically coddled my silver Ingrid ballets from French Sole!

This year i'm adding this gold fella into the mix. Quite honestly, I've yet to hop on the gladiators band wagon because I prefer to keep my looks on the sleeker side, which I don't believe are the essence of gladiators. These beauts were the perfect medium: Gold yet...Sandals. And what's more, they are incredibly comfortable.
To top it off, they're currently on sale (25% off)! Just click here 

How adorable are these quirky little chairs? It may be a bit pricey but everyone should invest in a shirt that has a subtle *oomph* so you can play up an outfit sans a jumbo statement necklace.

I recently visited Seattle and feel blessed to have happened upon the Moore Coffee Shop!
Oy! You will never meet a more talented counter of baristas...and with Seattle's notorious rain, you can't ask for a more peaceful afternoon of coffee and reads.
I'll be posting soon~ ;)

Thank you for reading! Have a lovely afternoon!!!