Recapping what I did and ate in good ole’ NYC. I’d been super looking forward to chilling out and catching up with my peeps back home, because in the last year or so, I didn’t feel much like connecting with anyone anywhere. I was drowning from plot twists that life’s been dishing my way; coping … 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 +
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 +
I made this delicious muffin-pan potato gratin with grilled lamb chops a while back and unearthed the video in my archives recently. I must’ve forgotten about it after I was done editing and moved on to other recipes. Seeing how the year-end festivities are just around the corner, I thought I’d make a recommendation of serving this yummy side dish as an accompaniment to your festive bird and/or ham on your upcoming holiday dinner table. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, it’s bursting with flavor, it has texture, and IMO it beats mashed potato any day.
We are all aware by now that Korean skincare routine is an actual “thing” and not just a generic term like showering or some hyped up marketing trickery. And by “thing”, I mean there’s a legit step-by-step method to it and not just randomly slapping random products onto your face. Everyone who’s done it raves about how their complexions have improved and the overall results are generally very positive. But what exactly is this routine and how to get started? What products to use and how to select the right ones? What if I’m already using other non-Korean skincare products but want to incorporate them into the routine? Read on.
The Universal Contour Wrap (UCW) is an award-winning body treatment hailing from UK, with celebrity fans who rely on UCW to help them lose inches off their bodies instantly and look red carpet-ready for major events like the Oscar’s and the Emmy award ceremonies and parties. This is a full body wrap treatment taking around 2 hours and the main ingredients in this treatment is Sea Clay from the Dead Sea, known for its healing and therapeutic properties, so it is rich in minerals that draws oils and toxins to purify and cleanse the skin.