25 October 2017

VIDEO | 48hrs in Santorini, Greece


08 September 2017

Countdown Begins: Greece Dreaming

I've always loved the idea of travelling all around Europe. Doing something there must be was too expensive. How would I know where to shoot? Sigh. As you can see, white and blue is my theme for this post. It's the colour palette I envisioned when I land my feet on the soil of the Greece Islands and I just wouldn't let it go. Now you know what I'll be wearing when I get to visit the real thing in October. It's in less than a month! Can you believe it? I'm so excited.

Being the shutterbug that I am, I wasn't one to complain. I will grab every opportunity and take a gazillion photos of all the traditional houses, churches, and stores lined up the narrow winding paths leading up the hillside. I imagine everything will be so charming! The only time I would most likely stop clicking away is when I reach the top of the hill -- just to take a moment to admire the panoramic view of the entire island and the vast sea. Wow... It's moments like that that remind me how truly lucky I am to be able to see all that. Isn't the world so beautiful?

Wallet on standby. Passport ready. Finally my fantasy can now become reality.

09 April 2017

Mornings with Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'd like to think I'm a morning person... Until I decide to hit that snooze button. FOUR TIMES. Wake up an hour later. Get out of bed another hour after. It's terrible I'm telling you. I also like to take my time getting ready each day. Just hate the feeling of being rushed (although I still kind of do even when I start getting ready early)! When I used to work from home, I can tell you it was very tempting to sleep in during the week. There are days when getting up is just as big of a struggle as it was when I commuted to work. Now that I'm back in the retail world, I'm still adjusting on  how to get out of bed faster. So in order to stay productive and force myself to get up and moving, I set my alarm at 9AM every day even on weekends. No matter how late I sleep the night before.

01 April 2017

OOAKS17 // What I Bought + My Faves

Happy weekend everyone! Just want to write a quick post about my experience at the One of a Kind Show Spring 2017. Finally got the courage to attend their media breakfast where I met with some old and new friends. It was definitely a lot of fun with all the food that was presented by Toben Food by Design, then got to walk around to see the show and meet the artisans. I've been going to the OOAK for years (both the Spring and Christmas shows) and it never disappoints. I already have a set favourites and love discovering new ones. While walking around with my new blogger friends, Zivanka (Sweet as Fiction) and Annika (Fernweh Society), I may have done a bit of damage to my bank account. But at least my heart is happy! Below are my purchases and a few of my favourite brands.

28 February 2017

My "Off Duty" Look

Whenever I have any downtime (which is pretty much all the time), I like to dress super casual. On this particular day, I happened to have a free afternoon, so I threw on my boyfriend jeans with an oversized cardigan layered over a turtleneck sweater. I've been really obsessed with all of these looks I've been seeing.. not only is it a really cool look, but it's also the epitome of warmth + style. I threw on this bright blue coat to give a pop of colour for the day. My sister and I ended up wandering in the art gallery, mainly because there was a special exhibit with some of Van Gogh's and Monet's work. Then we had dinner at a Filipino restaurant called Platito. I've been pairing turtleneck sweaters with everything this season. They're just my go-to pieces to keep me warm while still looking chic. Plus, it's great for layering!

30 January 2017

A Moment In Time

As a twenty-something working in retail, I sometimes feel guilty that I can't spend the kind of long and drawn out quality time with my family and friends. Everyone wants to be able to fit everything into their schedules: have a stellar career, see the people they love, have a social life, etc. However,it's impossible for me to do a multitude of things and do them well. This is obviously no way to live long-term, and no matter how busy I am I know it's crucial to spend quality time with the people I care about. Whether it’s hanging with family, friends, colleagues, or old friends you don’t get to see often, it’s important to make sure the time you get to spend with them is as meaningful as possible. I've come up with simple and easy ways to make sure that the time you spend with loved ones feels fulfilling. Everyone has their own way of turning off and tuning out the stressors of daily life, and these are the ones that I feel would work best.