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 latest trip to Thailand, the land of smiles, brought me to the new DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, and Hilton Pattaya. The three hotels are charming in its own way and so delightfully beautiful, I was spasming left and right from the visual treats.
First up, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. Located in the center of Sukhumvit’s buzzing shopping and nightlife districts, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is just a five-minute walk from the Phrom Phong BTS station (ie. where Emporium shopping complex is, and it’s also one stop away from Asok station where Terminal 21 shopping mall is). Upon arrival, I was welcomed with a freshly baked cookie – still warm in my hands. Cookie?! It symbolizes the simple act of care and thoughtfulness that makes a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton comfortable as soon as you step into the grand lobby.
The inevitable is happening. Repercussions from all my traveling ie. carefree eating in the last handful of months have touched down onto the weighing scale when I step on it lately. Then again, happy travels = happy times = happy belly. I am accepting the weight gain with open arms and a
bulging smiling belly as I’ve been medically instructed to increase my BMI and switch up my lifestyle for the better (eg. sleep earlier, drink more water, take vitamins, etc.).
I’ve got a feeling weight loss isn’t gonna be on my agenda over the next several months though…
Therefore, I’d like to maintain whatever’s left of my svelte frame and not turn into a whale. I visited PhysioAesthetics for the first time back in June to try out the body treatment and facial. Their treatments are really cool so I went back there again recently.
Anti:dote is a stylish and modern cocktail bar on the lobby floor of Fairmont Hotel, with a progressive selection of concoctions that appeals to the most discerning taste buds. Combining the craftsmanship of traditional bartending and the artistry of experimental mixology techniques, classic recipes are reinterpreted with contemporary flair. At Anti:dote, drinks crafted with premium spirits and housemade bitters, liqueurs and sodas are paired perfectly with innovative modern tapas. In the chic bar and open show kitchen, both the head craftsman and chef work in unison to create cocktails and modern tapas using aromatic herbs and produce from the bar’s very own herb garden. After tasting almost everything on the menu, along with a handful of superb cocktails, Anti:dote is easily my favorite bar in town now!