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 +
My hair sponsor Chez Vous, at Ngee Ann City #05-05, recently underwent a major interior and branding revamp so as part of the celebratory launch, I was invited to sit for a hair makeover session.
Chez Vous, the ten-year beauty powerhouse has gone through a stunning facelift at their Takashimaya location. With a redefined layout and designer interior setting the stage for a series of innovative and ambitious initiatives, the 2,000 square foot beauty spot exudes a reassuringly unpretentious yet chic sophistication. It’s now so swanky and oozing with sexy vibe, if you ask me.
No stranger to cooking classes in Bangkok, I tried out yet another during my latest trip to Thailand. What can I say, I love Thai food, I love Bangkok, and being taught how to cook there bumps up my personal appreciation of the culture. This time around I went to Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy. In what looks like an annex building beside a mechanic’s garage/parking lot†, I spent the afternoon there pounding and dicing away ingredients in a small cozy class of four students.
Pattaya is a seaside resort town most famous for its go-g0 bars and discotheques. Heh, “discotheques” – what a retro word. Wikitravel says, “If you are going to be offended by the sight of fat old men hand in hand with young Thai women, then Pattaya is probably not the place for you.” With that said, turns out it is possible to enjoy Pattaya in style and my recent visit brought me to Hilton Pattaya, an elegantly designed hotel with coastal-themed interior.