Delectable Dubai

>> Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm so excited today because we booked our flights to Dubai last night :)

In a very backwards manner we booked our flights from Dubai-Istanbul-London about 2 months ago but not Kathmandu-Dubai. So we took the risk and got bargain flights for $150 return! My hubby and I have made sure to at least try out the indoor snowboarding since we haven't been snowboarding in a couple of years, and I am very keen to hit some malls and relax on the beach! Oooh I absolutely cannot wait...

Patience really is a virtue. Because now we've saved some extra spending money! Any suggestions for fun things to see and do in Dubai?


Illustration Love

>> Tuesday, June 29, 2010

So I found this Aussie illustrator in a Swiss magazine, Kinki. Go figure! But the guy that owns my hubby's shop is Swiss and had a bunch of magazines there and on the weekend I took the time to look through the pretty pictures and found some awesome illustrations by Melbourne boy, Rik Lee. Unfortunately I can't read German, (if you do, tell me what it says!) but I wondered over to Rik Lee's website and found out that he's stuff has been in quite a few magazines, so I may be a bit behind the times here. That's what happens when you live in a third world country! Anyways, it's fun, reminds me of Liss at Daydream Lily's sister, Bec Winnel's illustrations.

My busy-ness still continues, and I shall not be free until June 30th - and I'm not even in finance!



Q-Concept Store

>> Friday, June 25, 2010

In all my craziness last week, I forgot to do a Travel Feature Friday, so this week I have made sure it is the one thing I blog about. As I prepare my, ahem, shopping list for my trip to Bangkok in August (despite it being a work trip. It's going to be so hard to focus!), I was thinking of all the cool stores I have to visit. I've been there a few times now to know what to go straight for and what not to waste my time with. One store that popped into my head is the Q-Concept Store which my hubby and I discovered on our honeymoon last year.

It's a fun and quirky store that has such a variety of things in it, from crazy doll keyrings to home furnishings to clothes, you can spend hours in the store just playing with the random gadgets and toys. Like these catapult things we took a photo of: (please note the 'wedding slinger' and the 'baby shooter'!)
They have beautiful clothes and accessories, that seemed a little bit overpriced, but still beautiful nonetheless. It's the kind of shore that I would visit everyday, not to buy, but just to look and play. You would also find a gift for the most difficult-to-buy for person here, I think!

Next time you're in Bangkok make sure you pay a visit to the Q-Concept Store (even visit their website, it's all sorts of pretty!).
Siam Paragon, 3rd level next to the main atrium escalators.


Gotta Keep Reading

>> Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On my '100 things to do and get done' list (mentioned here), I've written that I have to read a book a month for 12 months. The reason why I did that was so that I would get back into the habit of reading, and hopefully after the 2 years I will continue to do it for the rest of my life (ideally)! The books in the photo (don't mind my cat in the background there), are all the books I have finished for the 6 months of this year. I started in January by reading Breakfast at Tiffany's and have now just finished my sixth book, Princess by Jean Sasson.

Well, I am a quarter of the way there to ticking number #11 off my list! Any reading suggestions for the next 6 months?


Have you met Fifi?

>> Monday, June 21, 2010

Fifi Lapin is only the most très chic bunny out! She is a cute little thing that has better fashion sense than I do (but also the budget to be able to!). Make sure you check out her blog (and her new nose job ;-)), it's a fun time spent, and would even make a fashion-hater enjoy fashion! It is a really crazy week for me at work, so much to do by the end of June! In all my craziness Fifi really has brightened my day. There may not be many posts this week as I'll probably have to work from home (hello no life!), but I will try my best :)


A Summer Story

>> Thursday, June 17, 2010

That afternoon, silenced reined under the majestic chestnut tree. A gentle summer afternoon breeze gradually entered, rustling the tree's jagged leaves...My gaze was lost in the landscape around usYou looked back at me knowinglyI can't take my eyes off of you, I can't take my mind off of you

Dreamy story accompanying Oysho's (shares the same parent company as Zara) beautiful summer lookbook. You can read the full story here (it will open a PDF).


Afternoon Delight // Curves are Back

>> Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This new Volkswagen commercial made me laugh last night...

One day, I will own a VW Beetle :)


Just a Minute in...June

>> Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Okay, so at the beginning of the year I promised I would do this regularly, but alas the last time I did a 'just a minute in...' it was February! Anyway, no better time to jump back on the bandwagon than in June...

My nights are currently filled with Sex and the City season 5 - Charlotte just married Harry.
Just had a banana and some apple juice - still finishing my breakfast at work!
Reading... 'Princess' by Jean Sasson. A true story about a Saudi Arabian Princess.
Listening... to a fan on the wall rattling as it attempts to cool us off in this heat!
Wanting... lots of things, but for now a new summer dress from ASOS would make me happy. I also want a beach! Yes, that thing with salty water that laps upon fine yellowish sand?
Excited about... going to Thailand in 8 weeks!! (It may be a work trip, but hey it's international!)

'Just a minute' is a fabulous idea from these ladies: click here and here...


Lace Shorts

>> Monday, June 14, 2010

I think these are my new summer obsession: lace shorts...
These ones are from River Island (only in the UK *frowns*) and also come in white. The lovely ladies from The Wardrobe Wars road tested them and they look great!

Zara have a pair as well found here.

I think these would go beautifully with these shoes.


The Philippine Islands

>> Friday, June 11, 2010

Firstly, the Philippines is not usually known by this name. I think someone wanted to make it sound more exotic and added 'islands' to the end, and some Filipinos love it and others loathe it (I saw BryanBoy tweet that he hated it). Anyways, I am very proud of the fact that I am half Filipino (ha they say it's a new race - there's so many!), especially because I get to spend wonderful holidays by the beach side all in the name of 'seeing family'. My mum comes from the island called Mindanao, which is the biggest and most southern island and her hometown faces west, so can you imagine the amazing sunsets we get to witness every evening? Breath-taking! My fondest childhood memories are jumping off the rocks into the beautiful crystal clear water (I refuse to jump now - the rocks have danger written all over them!) and going boating up and down the coast with my cousins. Such fun fun times!

But alas, I'm a little bit sad at the moment as my parents are over there right now enjoying some wonderful beach and family time while I slave away at work here in Nepal *sigh*. This is the second time my parents have gone with out me and it sucks!

Here are some photos I took from the last time I went in 2008...

That's me in the boat!
and those dreaded jumping rocks
It's my second home...


I want to wear...

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010

These Steve Madden platforms...I have shoes on the brain today!

You may have spotted them on Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere


Portugese Prettiness

>> Monday, June 7, 2010

Beautiful editorial photographed in Portugal, which has moved up into my 'must visit soon' list. I love the perfect blue sky and light shades of clothing...

Clothes worn are by Fendi, John Patrick, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, D&G, Mark Fast and Christopher Kane (see link for detail).
{via New York Times T-Magazine}


Label Love // Zara

>> Friday, June 4, 2010

Hrmm...I'm not sure how much I love Zara's June lookbook. It's like something is missing...
I do enjoy the lace shorts though!

I'll let this one slide, Zara (I still love you!) :-)


Afternoon Delight // Beach Dreaming

>> Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oh, it's Thursday afternoon. Close to the weekend, but just not quite there yet.

Today I'm feeling unmotivated. Mainly because it's humid and there is no beach. Anywhere. Nearby. I'm sure the closest beach is about a 2 hour plane ride India!

So here I am, dreaming, once again...Taken by moi, Fiji 2005


Label Love // Lauren Moffatt

>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's been a while since I've fallen head over heels in love with a designer, but it's safe to say that Lauren Moffatt has stolen a piece of my wardrobe...errr, I mean heart! Check out her beautiful Spring collection lookbook, so cute and quaint and totally perfect for SuMMErr! Ahh, summer, I'm so glad you are here! :)

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