FASHION HAUL | FEMME LUXE FINERY.

20191206_181741.jpgI must start by saying I’ve always been hesitant to do fashion-sponsored posts especially by international brands. I’ve turned down a number of requests either because their products don’t match my style, the quality is questionable, they take forever to respond, or their collaboration policy is not clear nor beneficial.

So about a month ago, when Femme Luxe Finery, a UK-based women’s clothing store reached out to me for a collaboration, I was instantly doubtful. I was about to click delete and move on to the next email but for some reason, I decided to skim through their website first and see what their brand was all about. Five seconds later, I was sold! Read more

WHOLE WHEAT YOGURT SCONES.

I am not English but every once in a while I love treating myself to these tender, moist and absolutely wholesome scones. They are perfect for breakfast or a tea-time snack.

I have tried different scones recipes and I must say this one is a keeper. It has the right amount of everything. Not too sweet, not too buttery and requires just a handful of ingredients.

I have a sweet tooth so I always find myself adding scoops of raspberry jam or honey. Read more

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | LA CRÊPERIE, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI.

Salcedo Village is flourishing in the food scene with its varied lineup of coffee shops, bars, and cute little hole-in-the wall eateries. La Crêperie is yet another addition to one of my favorite places to eat in the neighborhood.

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EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | HIKING THROUGH MASUNGI GEORESERVE IN BARAS, RIZAL.

A week ago, I joined a group of friends in a fun and exciting “mini adventure” exploring Masungi Georeserve. I call it a “mini adventure” because you don’t really need to be an experienced hiker to be able to conquer this hike, but if you’re scared of heights you might want to come prepared.

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DISTANT RELATIVES ECOLODGE AND BACKPACKERS IN KILIFI, KENYA.

Distant Relatives is a unique ecolodge hostel and backpackers’ budget-friendly accommodation in Kilifi. While planning my trip to Kilifi, I was keen to stay here not only because of their pocket-friendly private rooms but also because they offer yoga classes on specific days.

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THE TERRACE KILIFI, KENYA.

While in Kilifi, I also got to swing by The Terrace, a unique laidback bar and restaurant that offers a sprawling and spectacular view of the Kilifi bridge and the ocean underneath it. Read more

OCEAN HOUSE KILIFI, KENYA.

Last month, I went back to Kenya for two weeks. During this short time, I decided to drive down to the Coast Province for a weekend. It had been a while since I last visited the Kenyan coast. I had forgotten how gorgeous our white sandy beaches are, how magical our sunrises and sunsets, how turquoise blue the waters of the Indian Ocean are, and how warm the locals’ hospitality. Life is a pace slower and things are different compared to Nairobi’s hustle and bustle. Read more

ITALY | A WALK THROUGH THE CHARMING FISHING VILLAGE OF TALAMONE, TUSCANY.

This summer the boys and I spent a splendid week at Argentario Osa Village in Talamone. We couldn’t have chosen a better base to exploring Monte Argentario and its neighboring towns.

I was truly enamoured of Talamone. This charming fishing village in Maremma, Tuscany is a Jewel. We enjoyed taking evening strolls through the village’s narrow streets and stone houses all the way to the Aldobrandeschi fortress.

The fortress was built in the 13th century and stands on top of a rocky hill dominating the port and offering delightful panoramic vistas and gorgeous photo backdrops. Just under the fortress is a beautiful waterfront beach establishment called Bagno Delle Donne.

Talamone is also linked to Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the greatest Italian generals that contributed to the Italian unification and the creation of Italy. En route to Sicily Garibaldi stopped over in Talamone to stock up on water and weapons.

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