Happy Friday! Will you be celebrating the weekend with your mom? If so, I’m totally jealous! I would give anything to be with my mom and sister (mom of two) this Sunday to toast to their ever present courage, support, inspiration, and love.
We’re staying put in KL and have plans for a fun night out on Saturday with dinner and a concert. It’s been too too long since we saw a show so I’m really excited. If you still haven’t checked out the Ring Cozy Kickstarter project – what are you waiting for?! Go go go! There’s only 17 days left to make it happen so please pledge and/or share however you can (thank you!).
Have a good one and cheers to all of you beautiful and amazing mamas out there!
Blogging is strange but wonderful. You put your thoughts, ideas, and creations out into the world without really knowing who might come across them and whether they’ll care about them or not. I blog for fun and don’t have any big blogger status ambitions but I feel incredibly lucky to have awesome readers who take the time to let me know how much they enjoy sharing in my adventures. I recently received the sweetest email from Emily in response to this post. In it she mentioned that her favorite series was Friday Pic & Pin and I have to admit, it’s my favorite too. So, this post is for you Emily. Thank you for inspiring me to keep at my favorite photo-play despite thinking that I could live without it. My Pins and photographs just wanna play together too too much.
And that dress, I wish it were going with me to Vietnam next week; perfect for being on holiday or staying local and feeling like you are.
Happy Friday, guys. It’s been a productive week so I can’t wait to treat myself to the last remaining pieces from this awesome recipe. I didn’t have parchment paper to create the “chocolate bark” it was intended for so I improvised and used silicone cupcake molds instead. They make nice little “chips” don’t they? Aside from indulging, I’m hoping to finalize our plans for a mini Christmas break here in Malaysia…home sweet home :)
Happy happy Friday. We’ve been getting some awesome thunder and lightening storms lately and every day I look forward to their shows around 3 or 4pm. They’re pretty predictable around here, more so than London when I’d often get stuck outside! I know, shame on me for not always having an umbrella with me.
We don’t have anything planned this weekend but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless. I hope you have a good one!
This week’s three rad links…
• KL food bloggers get the spotlight in the New York Times (and I have some serious eating to do)
• so *now* you decided to open up shop in London, J.Crew….have you any idea how much i missed you there??
• if i were in LA this sat & sunday i’d be doing this and this – you should too, fellow Angelenos
Happy Friday, guys. For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving – are you still totally stuffed? Can you please overnight some yummy leftovers? Pretty please?
As you can probably tell, I didn’t have much time to plan a feast of our own but maybe we’ll come up with something over the weekend. If not, I will definitely be getting crafty and will start decorating for Christmas. A little DIY I did for autumn was a flower votive using a ball of cotton twine – I know, so stupid simple but I love it! You can see where I got the inspiration + more photos over at Poppytalk (plus check out their Black Friday & Cyber Monday handmade deals)
Cheers to the holiday season, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday, guys. Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend? I’ll be enjoying our home, working on some projects, and getting super excited for my visit to LA next month(!!!). Yep, Joe is making me go. I’m happy that he gave me the push to book the flights because I do miss my family and friends like CRAZY. I was trying to hold out until next year but my initial wish to visit every six months seems like it has to be reality in order to keep me going. Seeing this pin for a fancy quesadilla made me smile and think of the wonderful Mexican food I will soon devour. Cali, imma comin’!
It’s the weekend and I’m pretty sure that some fun chores and cleaning are in order. If I had a floor covered with these handmade tiles by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Marrakech Design then I don’t think I’d ever mind sweeping up! I got so scroll happy when I first found them several months ago via Remodelista. Well, the design blog has one-upped themselves with a new round up of modern takes on Moroccan tiles - can I have one of each in every room please?!? They are so beautiful. One day, one day…
Ahh…the weekend. I’m feeling so much better now that we’re officially back online and able to take care of business (like booking our first getaway to Penang next month!). Thank you for the sweet and encouraging comments on yesterday’s post – just had one of those days and had to vent.
Back on the brighter side of life, one thing that I quickly fell in love with here is the fresh watermelon juice available everywhere. It’s a staple beverage and it’s literally all I’ve ordered at restaurants and cafes since we moved. Well, there have been a few mojitos in between which is why this Watermelon Mojito Poptail made me crazy excited. In fact, with all of these grown up Popsicle recipes calling my name I may never drink my drinks again! Now I really have a reason to shop for a juicer…
Cheers to a great weekend!
This week’s three rad links…
• Joe used to live upstairs from this new Downtown LA restaurant (and I four blocks away). Definitely on the list of places to check out next time I’m in town via Oh Joy!
• Teaser issue of the new lifestyle magazine, Verily via their site designer Breanna Rose. Can’t wait to read it this weekend, you know, since I have the internet and all :)
• These guys never let me down with design/photography giggles and awe. The latest is their collection of perfectly timed photos – I love the basket ball one ha!
I’ve been working with a wardrobe of ten or so pieces for the last three weeks and you know what, it hasn’t been half bad. Now I’m wondering what I’m going to do when my entire closet arrives on Monday (yes, our stuff is coming!). I don’t have much as I’ve edited down my options time and time again but nevertheless it’s probably still more than I actually need. For the past several years I’ve focused on buying less and investing in pieces that have longevity, make me feel [insert positive adjective here], and preferably are made locally by independent designers or by companies that follow ethical and/or earth friendly practices.
Right now I’m all about versatility, not just in how transitional a piece may be from spring to fall, but by how much I can actually do with the garment itself. I can’t wait to get my Versalette in the mail (highest funded fashion-campaign in Kickstarter history, btw) and I love the colorful six-in-one options in this dress by Loomstate. My latest obsession is this little black number that I pinned from Plumo. Though not “versatile” like the previous two, It’s the perfect dress up or down go-to piece where you can give it any look with a change of shoes and accessories – a blank canvas basically. If I ever decided to actually limit my wardrobe to ten pieces this dress would definitely make the cut.
We’ll surely end up at a mall over the weekend but I’m confident that there won’t be any apparel purchases happening for me – I’ve got my eye on the prize and it has pockets, too.
Have a wonderful weekend playing dress up or keeping it casual – maybe even do both with the same piece ;) Enjoy!
Happy Friday, everyone! Today I’m introducing a new post, Friday Pic & Pin, where I get a little creative with the post-editing of an original snap and pair it with a favorite pin from my Pinterest boards. I love the color stories and themes that develop on Pinterest so I wanted to share bits of them while using my own photography (gotta keep things OG around here, right?). Let me know what you think!
I had a great full week in KL and have already met/chatted with more strangers than I did in London. Super friendly people with one in particular, a retired Batik artist named Aziz, who won my heart. I plan on taking a class with him so I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about him soon. On the home front we got the keys to our new apartment yesterday and I so wish that we were moving in this weekend. It’s much more spacious and fab than I remember it and I can’t wait to get in there and play house. Feel so lucky to have found a place that felt like home as soon as we walked in – especially in a new country. Now if only I can find a way to make my closet as beautiful as the one pictured above…
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, enjoy this week’s three rad links (i know, it’s been a while)!
• LA peeps – this will make you CRACK UP. It’s mostly Westside based but even Eastsiders will relate.
• I have mad admiration and respect for Lauren Conrad so when she shares her bikini boot camp plan, I listen. I mean, I have to now that I can’t hide under big coats anymore.
• If you’re in NYC this weekend, do check out the official launch of my girl Jess’sTout Le Monde Cambodia Collection clutch purses – they’re as beautiful as the stories and the people behind them. Shop online here - congrats, Jess!
Oh, and I updated my profile page with new info and fun polaroids…can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last looked at it! It’s spring cleaning time around here alright.
(image: left: sunrise view of KL Tower by Ana Maria Muñoz, right: via this Pin, originally via Martha Stewart)
I hope you all had a good week and are ready for a few days of fun and rest. I’m going to check out the Bermondsey Antiques Market today (though I’m already late since it opens at 5am!) but the rest of the weekend I hope to relax, meet with friends, and do whatever suits my mood.
One thing this week that was an instant mood booster was receiving a silk cushion cover that I screen printed at designer Clarissa Hulse’s studio with the gals of Dalani, a new premium home decor sales site. I was so excited when Lynne invited me to join her since I’ve always wanted to get my hands dirty with screen printing. I went bold and bright and it turned out to be just what our neutral sofa needed! Just in time to complement the rays of sunshine coming through the windows, too.
Whether you stay in to enjoy your home, hit the town to explore, or do a little of both, I hope you have a great weekend. See you on Monday!
I hope you had a good week and got a taste of Spring like we did here in London (it’s so close!). We’re thinking of doing a day trip to Oxford tomorrow so if you have any tips or suggestions I’d love to hear them – especially if there are any antique markets ;) I just updated the shop with several items but I (and you, I’m sure) can’t ever get enough.
Here’s to a fun weekend filled with new treasures and adventures!
This week’s three rad links:
• Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with Leah’s Irish Stout Brownies recipe. I may try it but I’ll need all of the luck in the world to pull it off (baker in training).
• ”Creativity is not magic, and there’s no such thing as a creative type.” I loved this article on the simple science of creativity via the Wall Street Journal
• In case you missed it, my first DIY contributor post for Poppytalk is up. Happy making!