Thursday, 31 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
Tom showing us a few things on making spiced rum
Hot Buttered Cocktail
After downing three or four cocktails, I eventually lost track of what ingredients went in which drink. But the night came to an end with this drink I've never had - consisting a mix of warm soy milk, cinnamon, honey, rum and et. cetera... (oops...) served in a blue mug.
Thanks Los Barbudos and Havana Club for the great hospitality. Congrats Hayley for bringing home a bottle of perfectly spiced rum! I'll be back for a laid back weekend to try out the modern African food truck (Jabili's Kitchen) out the back.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Plaids or some call it check, might have just received an open invitation as a classic pattern in my heart. Red is a pop of color that I wouldn't mind wearing occasionally, especially on dull days, isn't it only natural that we reach for something bright?
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
knit from Zara, Ugo check shirt from Etoile Isabel Marant, coat from H&M, Scarlet boots from Isabel Marant
This flannel check shirt is a new buy, as always I have the urge to wear my new pieces asap. Waiting for the next day can be long, so the likelihood of me wearing it at home is quite high. I love the casual flair the pattern adds. Layering up on top is something I wouldn't miss to avoid cold shivers, my legs though is pretty much less sensitive to cold. Isn't this the same for majority of the female population? When I was in Japan last winter, girls were dressed in skirts and stockings. Winter mornings in Japan can be hard. It snows too may I remind you. So I give props to whose how can brave through the day in said outfit and still stay warm. And doing that in heels, riding a bike and trying to dodge a sea of people. I will get there some day.
Friday, 18 July 2014
Sweater from Topshop Boutique, jeans from R13, Betty bag from Saint Laurent, quilted sneakers from Chloe
I don't usually go for blue sweater thinking the colour clashes with blue denim I so often wear. Throwing in splashes of other colours makes the monotone a bit more interesting. For example the sporty burgundy stripes on my sneakers. What else you couldn't see here is the quilted details. I really should take close up pictures of them next time. Taking care of mohair is quite tricky but unlike wool, a vigorous shake will dislodge most dirt particles. To increase lifespan of your mohair pieces, soak in lukewarm water when it needs a good wash.