9.5.15

Never ending love affair with playsuits.







Here's sharing one of my favourite outfits that I wore to #MBFWA in Sydney. I have a never ending love affair with playsuits and this gorgeous piece in powder blue was a love at first sight. How can you resist those scallop details! I dressed it up and toughened the look with a black leather jacket and patent ribbon bow flats.

It was just as well that my manicure I had done at J Nails right before I went to Sydney matched the playsuit perfectly. This is one of my favourite manicures done by far. It's completely outgrown now but I still have them on cos' I love the design too much!

Outfit details:

Playsuit: Miss Selfridge (Orchard Gateway Branch)
Jacket: Topshop (Old)
Shoes: Zara
Clutch: Alexander McQueen


Taking #OOTDs is obviously very tiring business. Sleep-posing, haha!


Happy weekend, lovelies!

-xoxo-

4.5.15

Seeking: easy recipes.

Photo credit: Cupcakes & Cashmere
I spent a large part of my labour weekend holiday in bed sleeping as I was down with some stomach trouble owing largely to I think, not eating properly and not having regular meals for an extended period. Working from home means that I usually get too absorbed in work and forget to eat. I only think of food when I no longer can bear the hunger pangs and usually grab a quick bite of something unhealthy like biscuits, chocolates and whatever snacks I have in sight. 

The stomach trouble I had this weekend acted like a wake up call to myself to stop eating junk food and to have more regular meals. Which led me to researching and trying to find easy to prepare quick recipes like this toast on Cupcakes & Cashmere. Jon thinks I'm not Asian sometimes as I much prefer to eat sandwiches, salads, and other slightly more Western palette type food as opposed to chicken rice and other Asian delights. Don't get me wrong, I still very much enjoy the laksa and 'da mee'... I just prefer something lighter at lunch. 

Please share with me some of your easy recipes that don't require much cooking skills (I'm not quite the chef material), or some of your healthy snack options so that I can stop my recurring stomach issues. Thanks in advance! 

-xoxo-

1.5.15

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park






When the time came for me to select and book a hotel in Sydney, I decided on the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park after the nice experience I had at Pullman Central Park, Jakarta. Once again, the Pullman group did not disappoint. As my schedule in Sydney was pretty packed with MBFWA activities and I was running around outside most of the time, I didn't get to spend as much time as I'd have liked at the hotel. The times that I did get to hang around though, was always fantastic. The staff were all really nice and helpful from the moment I checked in, I almost didn't mind that I was staying at the hotel on my own.

The best part of the hotel is it's location - it's centrally located just across the Hyde Park and is a short 10-15 minutes walk to Pitt Street where most of the retail shops like Myer, David Jones, Queen Victoria Building and eateries are located. I had the most wonderful Mexican dinner at Mejico located at 105 Pitt Street and it's a must-go when you do go to Sydney. You have to try the guacamole, soft shell crab taco and churros! Cab rides to other parts around Sydney like Carriageworks where MBFWA was located, Surrey Hills where most of the cafes are and Bondi Beach were also short and very manageable. This location was perfect for someone like me who was running all around Sydney. 

Aside from the cosy room with the amazing huge tub where I spent most nights in after long and tiring days out (in heels!), my favourite bit about the hotel was the beyond amazing view from both my room and the pool. My room was facing the Hyde Park so it was really nice and calming to just sit in the room and look out. At times when I felt like being outdoors, I headed to the pool for the unobstructed view. Check out the view from my picture above. How crazy amazing is that! I could hang at the pool with a latte all day and never get enough. 

Most people tell me that it doesn't really matter which hotel you stay in when you're on vacation because you never spend that much time in there. I've always thought otherwise however, because I think it's really important to be able to come back to a nice and comfortable place to rest up after running around all day. You really do want to feel relaxed in your 'lil home away from home after a long day. Plus, won't you feel more recharged after a good night's rest and feel like you have more energy to explore the next day? 

I'm so glad that the Pullman made my both recent trips so comfortable and perfect.

More details on the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park: http://www.pullmansydneyhydepark.com.au/ 

-xoxo-