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

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | SHOPPING FOR FURNITURE AND HOME DECORS AT RED HEIRLOOMS IN MALATE, MANILA.

One thing that people omit to tell you is that: when you are planning to get married, there comes a time you may have to fight over which furniture to buy, or where to place it in the house. Even worse is when you and your significant other have contrasting tastes.

After our 10 years together, my husband and I have finally figured out how to peacefully shop for home decor without strangling each other. Although we may not always agree with each other’s perspectives, we have discovered that sharing and listening to each other’s visions helps in choosing the perfect piece of furniture that represents our combined sensibilities. Meditation before going out for shopping also helps.  Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

PSX_20190102_203712-1.jpgWhat the world needs most is openness: open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls. This beautiful quote by Robert Muller pretty much sums up my new year resolution.

Happy New Year.

MEANINGFUL FAMILY TRADITIONS.

PSX_20181119_144500.jpgAs a young girl, I always loved the idea of becoming a mother someday. I dreamt of big family gatherings, endless laughter around the dining table, and children running up and about-basically I have always wanted a full house. Read more

FOURTEENTH NOVEMBER TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHTEEN | HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERTO.

It is surreal how time flies. Days spinned to weeks, months, and in a blink of an eye it is already 5 years! Here is to chocolate dripping off this stack of whole-wheat pancakes because it is your day and Mama loves you beyond the moon. Read more

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | OUR APARTMENT TOUR.

20180824_064745.jpgComing home always feels like diving into a sea of colours. Even though this can be intimidating for others, we find it refreshing. This is where we spend most of our time. We kept it cozy, bright and cheerful. Read more

LETS TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

MOLDIVIt’s 2:57 a.m. and I’ve been tossing and turning in bed. I really should quit that late afternoon coffee. I’m so tempted to grab my favorite Maasai blanket and turn on the TV, but on second thought, I grab a glass of water and turn to my blog and emails. Read more

TIPS | FLYING WITH A TODDLER.

PSX_20170711_0021181. DOWNLOAD KIDS APPS
Before you travel, download some kids games or kid-friendly apps to your smartphone. Remember to switch off your phone during take off and landing and put it on Airplane mode. Stickers are also great for keeping children entertained for a while. Alternatively scan through the airline inflight entertainment. I was lucky this time Qatar Airways had R’s favourite movie: The good dinosaur. That was one hour of bliss. Read more