Bangkok is a fashion-forward city known for its trendy high street fashion and bargains. I’ve been to Bangkok over a handful of times now and it is one of my favourite destinations to visit in Southeast Asia. There’s an undeniably strong stylistic energy there that I find so exciting and … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Waking up in time to catch the sunset is a luxury for a nocturnal creature like me and I feel so fortunate to have this majestic experience from my Bayview Room at the Conrad Tokyo, with a beautiful orange glow blanketed over Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. This was one … Continue readingmore +
I am so honored to have been invited as a judge for The New Paper New Face 2013 this year, where the grand final was held at Takashimaya Square on 3 October. *WOOTZ* This is a first-time experience for me, to be judging a modelling contest. When I first received the … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
This Grilled Rump Steak served over a bed of greens tossed in lemon-soy dressing can’t get any easier and quicker to put together. It’s super satisfying for a solo dinner, or to serve guests at a dinner party. The steak is great on the barbecue grill too. Definitely my go-to steak salad for muggy months!
This is really damn kick-ass.
I used to eat eggs infrequently but ever since I came across fortified eggs at the supermarket, such as those containing lutein, selenium and omega-3, I’ve taken to purchasing eggs regularly and incorporating them into my homemade meals. Recently I was hankering for Scotch Eggs coz it’s so simple to make.
I’ve also just discovered rice bran oil, which I’m using for deep-frying. It’s a balanced fat, high in antioxidants and contains no cholesterol. It has a higher smoke point, with less saturated fat than coconut oil, more anti-oxidant amounts compared to canola oil (twice) and olive oil (thrice), so… my deep fryer is going to see quite a bit of action with this. *thumbs up*
I made these Gin and Tonic Cupcakes since I had an unopened bottle of gin, think it was a gift from someone years ago and it’s been sitting in my pantry forever. Never been a fan of gin and tonic (the drink). The idea of adult cupcakes, spiked with alcohol, sounds cool though so I modified a recipe that someone reposted via FB. Relax, no one’s getting drunk on these.