Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cape vs Blanket

*Left- Fendi Cape*Right- Valentino Cape - available at*  

1 week to go until we fly to LA for the holidays and I couldn't be more excited!
It's finally time to leave the summer clothes and sticky weather behind and think of wrapping up in some cozy knits.
Before I leave, I'm on the look for a cape coat and the more I search the net for the perfect one, the more I come across the " Cape vs. Blanket' trend, so as I make up my mind for the perfect LA weather cape or blanket coat, here are a few street style inspirations as well as my high street selection: 
















*1. H&M - 2. Zara - 3. Mango - 4. River Island - 5. H&M*

Monday, December 15, 2014

DIY glitter Christmas tree place cards

A quick and easy DIY to sparkle up your Christmas table:

-With a cutter, make a small incision on the top of the cone (this is where you will slide the name card) 

- Paint your cone shapes and sprinkle a generous amount of glitter while the paint is still wet, alternatively you may use liquid glue.

- Cut name cards in a rectangular shape and punch through the 4 corners of the cards with a decorative paper punch

- Slide the name card on top of the cone and enjoy your celebrations!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Unwrapped :)

So this is what I've been keeping under wraps for the past 6 months :):):)
 A little bundle of joy will be joining our family at the end of March and hubby and I could not be more excited!
It is one of the reasons why there has been a lack of posts on the blog since July, together with a lot of traveling back and forth to Europe and simply because I've been in full baby mode and just not paying too much attention to blogosphere...
However December being one of my favorite months ( especially for baking) I thought it was time to dedicate some more time to posts as well as sharing this news!

In the picture above are some items from our first baby shopping, can you guess the baby's gender?! :)


*Bumpie taken in November at week 19*

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Issaya Siamese Club - Bangkok

This weekend, hubby treated me to a little getaway in Bangkok :)

In 3 and 1/2 years that we have lived in Singapore, this was our first visit to the Thai capital and I have to say we were both pleasantly surprised after having heard mixed reviews on it.

In this post I would like to share with you the most - out - of - this - world - amaaaaazing - Thai fusion cuisine we have ever tasted!!!

A little hidden gem nestled in a canopy of lush greenery in the heart of the city, Issaya is a must try when visiting Bangkok.
Oh... and I forgot to mention that they grow their own local organic veggies in their backyard!

Huea Phloeng Rd
Thung Maha Mek, Sathon
Bangkok 10120, Thailand

*SOMTUM TALAY: Organic green papaya salad with Hokkaido scallops, fresh tiger prawns and crab meat in a spicy Bird's eye chili lime dressing*

*MIENG TUNA: Chopped fresh tuna tartare, ginger, peanut and young tamarind leaves in a palm sugar fish sauce dressing

*KANOM BURNG: Crispy rice pancake stuffed with pulled turmeric chicken, bean sprouts and coconut*

*Fresh lime juice*

*Peanut chili fish sauce dip*

*GEANG KRAREE GAI KROB: Southern style chicken in yellow curry, crispy chicken leg, sweet potatoes, homemade aromatic curry sauce *

*YUM HUA PLEE: Banana blossom and heart of palm salad, crispy shallots and roasted peanuts in a chili jam dressing*

*Fresh herbs and veggies to dip*

*HOR MOK GOONG MUNG KORN: Steamed whole fresh Maine lobster, lobster curry custard fresh coconut milk and sweet basil*

*KANOM TUNG TAEK: Cold coconut crepe souffle' for two with a variety of Thai condiments*

*The crepe souffle' is a must try and the way it is served at the table is totally unexpected, but I won't ruin the surprise for you ;)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tropical Chia Pudding - 3 ways

Lets kick off the week with a healthy, summery and tropical recipe : Chia seeds pudding.
Chia seeds are some of the healthiest seeds around, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, manganese & fibre amongst many others, they are acclaimed for their many health benefits including helping to lower risk of heart disease as well as good for helping with weight loss. 
For my Chia tropical pudding, add coconut water to the dry seeds and once they have doubled in volume and have reached a thick consistency, sprinkle with your favorite fruits, in this recipe I used mango, dried coconut flakes, dragon fruit, banana and raspberries.