Life // New Resolutions for 2011

>> Friday, December 31, 2010

The Number 1 thing about 2011, is that we are going to be home in Australia :-) I almost feel like I could end the blog post there!

I mean the first week of 2011 will be spend in Nepal, but after that it will be all things Aussie and family and friends! I'm so excited!!

I'm pretty proud of myself in 2010. I was able to complete my 2010 'goals' which consisted of:
  • To take French lessons
  • Stop buying stuff online
  • Go to Paris
Numbers 1 and 3 easily done, but number 2 was a little bit difficult!  In comparison to 2009, I definitely decreased my online spending, but it was still up there in the "probably shouldn't have bought it" category.

So for 2011:
  • Eat healthier food (more home cooked meals; start putting together recipe book).
  • Go to America (LA and SF [and also NY?!]- for my cousins wedding in June).
  • Visit 2 new countries (then I can cross off "20 countries before 25" on my bucket list).
  • Get a job (since I don't have one at this point for 2011).
  • Buy a Chanel classic quilted black bag (my husband finally said I could - but it's dependent on the job issue!).
  • Sponsor a couple of Nepali kids schooling for the year.
What's on your 2011 goal list? 

Hope you have a wonderful 2011 filled with fun, friends, food and fabulous-ness!


Life // Christmas in Nepal

>> Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve begun with a ginger bread decorating contest between my husband and I. Clearly he won (his is on the right)!
 Then we had an intimate lunch on Christmas day at our friends place. There were 3 couples, a roaring fire and a gorgeous Thai/Nepali/Swiss mixed baby girl :-)
 The table set...
 The cook herself and some amazing food she made!!
Me and my fantastic Christmas present (that I've wanted for a while - you would know about it if you have been following my blog!!) A wall-sized World Map :-D


Life // t's Christmas!

>> Saturday, December 25, 2010

I can't believe it's Christmas already! I guess it really doesn't feel like it since we will be spending it here in Kathmandu, Nepal. It's a bit sad that we aren't home with our families and friends, but I guess we just have to look beyond that and the fact that we will be in Australia on January 14th and get to (hopefully) spend the whole of 2011 with our family and friends! Two weeks from today we will be leaving Nepal after 2 years of trial, hardship, excitement and joy.

Anyway, more on that's Christmas!

And I hope you have a very merry and blessed one :-)


1 day of Christmas

>> Friday, December 24, 2010


2 days of Christmas

>> Thursday, December 23, 2010

{buy it here}


3 days of Christmas

>> Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{buy it here}


4 days of Christmas

>> Tuesday, December 21, 2010


5 days of Christmas

>> Monday, December 20, 2010

{buy it here}


6 days of Christmas

>> Sunday, December 19, 2010

{buy it here}


7 days of Christmas

>> Saturday, December 18, 2010

{buy it here}


8 days of Christmas

>> Friday, December 17, 2010

{buy it here}


9 days of Christmas

>> Thursday, December 16, 2010

{but it here}


10 days of Christmas

>> Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{buy it here}


11 days of Christmas

>> Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{buy them here}


12 days of Christmas

>> Monday, December 13, 2010

Here goes (my husband's worst nightmare...), my Christmas wish list will be revealed daily until the big day. And then I'll probably have to do my new year's wish list too :P


Travel // Ladurée, Paris

>> Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A visit to Paris is only complete once you have visit the original macaroon maker, Ladurée. Our last day in Paris was an intense rush as we were attempting to meet up with our friends' friends, and then me and my friend were trying to meet up with our men (we split up to do some girls' shopping without the boys!). We were all suppose to meet under the Arc de Triomphe at 3pm and then proceed to go up the Eiffel Tower, but of course it didn't go to plan. My friend and I ended up waiting underneath the Arc de Triomphe for about 2 hours, but alas no one showed up! So we decided to walk down the Champs Elysées and take in the Parisienne atmosphere. We saw so many people with Ladurée bags, but couldn't find the store, and because of how late it was getting (since we missed a couple of hours waiting) we thought we would leave Paris without trying the famous macaroons.

Anyway, fast forward a couple of hours and we finally meet up with our boys (surprised they didn't get lost) and we decide to find dinner then walk down the Champs Elysées all the way to the Lourve. As we are searching for a good restaurant to eat at, low and behold we come across the annex of Ladurée! To say I was excited is a massive understatement!

After a little line up and a few hard decisions later we had our little pack of macaroons and took them down to the Lourve to enjoy by the fountain and the mesmerising pyramid :)
Photos are all taken by moi.


Just a Minute in...November

Watching... Criminal Minds - season 5 - I'm trying so hard to catch up the the current episodes, but watching it online from a dial-up speed internet connection is proving to be an issue!
Lemon slice made by moi!
Reading... 'The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest' by Stieg Larsson: The third book in the series! Can only read it in large chunks of time because of the description and suspense overload.
Listening... Marching bands playing as wedding season kicks off here in Nepal! The whole wedding party walks around the streets with a wedding band followed by their family and friends. Talk about a celebration!
Wanting... Lace shorts and a khaki playsuit for Thailand :)
Excited about... My birthday next week. But not so excited about the turning 24 years old bit :P

'Just a minute' is a fabulous idea from these ladies: click here and here...
{Photo of Natalia K for Zink Holiday 2010 via FGR}


I love...

>> Monday, November 15, 2010

I love these Zara Wedge Court shoes with strap. It's the new 'it' shoe apparently! Just asks Gwyneth...


Olivia's Cape

>> Monday, November 8, 2010

I love Olivia Palermo's cape while out shopping in New York City. It's By Malene Birger and looks so warm and cozy and so perfect for the upcoming winter!

Also, have you heard the news? That The City is not returning for a third season! So sad...but I guess there is only so much of the same drama they can show! Anyway, Olivia is making her mark in the modeling world. Her latest involvement with Mango, modeling with her model boyfriend, have everyone going crazy in the fashion blog world! I'm wondering if she's going to take over Scarlett Johansson's role as the brands' ambassador. But I guess we'll have to wait and see!


Enchanté, Riva!

>> Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chanel's beautiful new nail colour for Spring 2011, that I just can't wait to get my little fingers on! It's a pastel blue colour called, Riva.

Now everyone, say together with me: "Hello Riva!"

{via RDuJour}


Just a Minute in...October

>> Friday, November 5, 2010

Am I allowed to post for October now? It's only early November. Coz to me, October just ended now that our trip has finished and we are back in Nepal! So I thought I would reminisce about what we were doing on my favourite day of our trip, which was of course our first full day in Paris!

Let me just fill you in: we've just spent 4 days in Morocco - 2 days of which my husband and our friends we were traveling with, were sick (me too, but not as bad as them).

It's Monday 24th October, 2010: we are exhausted, excited to be in Paris and have a cute little apartment in the 10th arrondissement which I found via (and I highly recommend using it!).

Watching... Criminal Minds - season 4 - put the whole thing on my ipod just for our journey!
I think it should be: what am I not eating! But it's safe to say that croissants seem to be what I keep shoving in my mouth!
Reading... 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' by Stieg Larsson (note: I ended up finishing it in 2 days)
Listening... To beautiful French being spoken all around me and loving it!
Wanting... For once in a long time, nothing. I'm quite content after our trip :) I went into lots of shops and fulfilled my little list from 'Just a Minute in...September'
Excited about... And probably still excited about seeing the beautiful Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame, the River Seine, the Lourve, the Parisienne buildings, eating crepes filled with nutella and almonds, eating baguettes...I could seriously go on!

Paris stole another heart...which was mine.

Stay tuned for more posts from our trip :)


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

>> Sunday, October 10, 2010

We arrived here and it's HOT! But yesterday we visited the beautiful, amazing, magnificent [insert more similar descriptive words here] Sheike Zayed Grand Mosque. It was amazing, built based on the architecture of the Taj Mahal in India. It's made completely of marble from different countries around the world. Most of it is gold leaf plated, while the chandeliers are made with Swarovski crystals. The mosque has the largest hand woven carpet of its kind in the world, plus many other record breaking features which has slipped my mind! It really is spectacular. We women had to wear black abayas which was an interesting experience. Inside the mosque, the security would rush to women the minute their head scarf would slip back and tell them to pull it up (yes, he told me off multiple times!). I even saw a couple having a photo and the security man told them to stand further apart - men and women no mingling here! Anyway, some photos....

Love xx


Au Revoir!

>> Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm off today! Just a quick blog post from Tribuhan (Kathmandu) International Airport as we head off on our adventure! First stop: Dubai.

If you want to keep track of my hubby and I's travels just follow me here or on twitter!

Take care, lovelies xx



>> Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I love this photo from the CHANEL Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2011 show....

{via CHANEL on Facebook}


Vintage Rose Byrne

>> Monday, October 4, 2010

 Rose Byrne is an absolutely stunning actress - and I'm not just saying that because once I was compared to her (haha I have no idea what that person was thinking - we do NOT look similar in any way!)! She has porcelain like skin and features and poses such grace and elegance.

These beautiful photos are from a photo shoot for the London Evening Night Standard newspaper, photographed by Nicole Nodland. She is wearing a variety of labels more notably: Chloe, Christian Dio and Topshop. Rose is promoting her latest film with Russel Brand, Get Him to the Greek.

{via sassisamblog}



>> Friday, October 1, 2010

 On our trip we are spending a couple of days in Milan, Italy and I was trying to find some information on the city that wasn't fashion related so I could get an idea of the place. I came across this blog, Mint Sugar, and saw that this girl had just visited Milan with some lovely [what I think are] lomography photos. Unfortunately I can't read Italian, and am a bit lazy to put it through google translate, but the photos suckered me in - especially the gelato one! I will definitely be having some of that!

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