Wednesday, 25 February 2015

just today

 Running on auto pilot after a quickie trip to Taipei and a week of celebrations with family.  Nothing like simple evenings and conversations to bring you back to what actually matters.  Craving just the basics now and not much more.  I'm often truly amazed by how simple smiles from my family and just a few wine fuelled bonding sessions can bring me back to being me.  Now it's all about a piled up schedule and how much I'm craving our plans free Saturday.  Pancakes anyone?


Sunday, 15 February 2015

searching all my days to find you

Wearing C. by Christing C. North Laine Dress, Topshop Beanie, Versus leather jacket, and H&M boots.

White blouse by C. by Christing C.

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Hoping all of you busy love birds had fun celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend.  The boy and I never celebrate any holiday in the typical manner and I guess Valentine's is kinda like that.  Not to mention the fact that we dine out most nights of the week, it seemed appropriate to go the other direction and actually spend a serene evening with fresh sheets and each others company.  We've basically vowed to never do the whole gifting, card giving, usual demeanour that goes along with holidays and in turn choose activities or gifts side by side.  I'm not sure it's very romantic to receive anything if there's any pressure behind it, so I'm much more into the lets go with what we feel like route anyway.  Back tickles and cuddles over diamonds any day in my book. 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

one way road never coming back

 Life is easy to coast through when responsibilities are small on your list of priorities.  Back when my heart was lighter, head was indecisive, and hand was easily led, I always found my way to an uninhibited lifestyle.  Society puts up fences only for me to imagine they don't exist.  I guess I'm still ignoring those fences but my mind is spinning with more.  I don't take choices lightly, researching and sampling with all my senses.  I don't take in noise but sift information carefully, only storing what pertains to our goals.  We are different now, leading our little one through a world of thorns and bullies hoping she can find an identity all her own.  I won't push, I won't shove, but lets soften the path.  Show her a more beautiful way.  Learning how to build strength from knowledge and work, shifting aside all snobbery in exchange for a more natural way of being.  

Sunday, 1 February 2015

florals for beginners

C. by Christing C. dress, Hogan boots, Karen Walker sunglasses.

I think this is why I was born to live in a sunny destination.  I find it impossible to resist dressing for Spring even at the centre of Winter.  I guess it's not too bad since we've managed to upgrade from freezing London to not so chilly HK, but I would be happy if California was in our future.  So back to the subject of this perfect, slip style dress with the most breathable floral accented silk, and a whimsical flare sleeve.  I feel like a little bit more romantic when I wear it.  Head over to the store where we have limited quantities.


Sunday, 25 January 2015

more than your fair share

Flying from one task to the next unsure of how my days are passing.  I'm trying to relax and snap out of autopilot mode in hopes of a more regimented way of dealing with just about everything.  We have big hopes and dreams this year which means more work and serious faces than I usually allow.  Brainstorming in the early hours, forgoing meals for marathon google sessions, and welcoming a free Sunday with the most open of hearts.  I'm sleepy just thinking about it... so goodnight for now ;-)


Monday, 12 January 2015

No need to come to me when I can make it all the way to you

My days are currently littered with sporadic naps, incessant cups of coffee, and chasing after a giggling baby.  Good intentions of gymming have been semi successful which is probably the best I'll ever do.  The boy and I have cleared our social calendars in favour of drawn out family strolls and cuddle sessions on the couch.  I'm not sure if it's January or the evident slight chill in the air, but my head seems clearer and the air fresher on calm days like today.  Is it okay all I really want on life is to fall asleep inches away from my loves? Mission accomplished.


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Health and Fitness Post: HK's Best Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse

 New year, new you.  We hear the same resolutions every year.  Exercise more, eat healthy, lose 10 pounds...and the list goes on.  I'm just as guilty as the rest of them.  There's something about closing the chapter and starting over, you feel as if a new opportunity has presented itself and this will be the year you look hot, stay on top of all your work, and achieve extreme success.  Let's hope we get at least half way there, but for now I wanted to actually start a regime I can maintain.  If you aren't already aware, the boy is a food blogger, so I spend most of my evenings devouring the most decadent, delicious, and heavenly dishes available and add even more wine on top of that.  Luckily the boy has jumped onto the January detox bandwagon and is more or less fasting for two weeks, which means I get a break from food tasting and can up my veggie intake significantly.   

Now I love the whole idea of juicing, cleaning out your system, and shedding tons of pounds, but it's not a commitment I can suffer through without a few personal adjustments.  First of all an all liquid diet is not doable for me.  I have a baby, love to work out, and generally just enjoy chewing so my goal is always juice during daytime when I'm super busy and sit down to one healthy meal a night.  This means no grumbling tummy before bed and generally a more likable me.  I find with this plan is one I can stick to for two weeks at a time, and even when our food tasting life begins again, I still steer towards veggies and fruit during the day.  It's a great lifestyle plan, not just a January plan.

I wanted to share my favourite HK cold pressed juice companies with you guys in case you wanted to try too or maybe go for the full on juice cleanse.  

Mr. Green Juice:  The juices come in trendy mason jars, all ingredients are 100% organic, and there are a lot of veggies in each jar.  I no longer have to worry about my 5 a day and everything tastes super fresh and healthy.  I love these before and after working out for lots of energy and their beetroot flavour is so yummy.

Genie Juicery:  They have the most delicious flavours in my opinion and so many options including cold brewed coffee.  My favourite flavours are Beaches and Bugs Bunny and their green juices have actually helped me through a few hangovers.  The store in IFC makes it very easy to incorporate into your everyday lifestyle even if you aren't detoxing.

Bejuiced:  I found these the most filling of the bunch.  If I were to go down the only liquid route this would be my choice.  They are yummy and easy to sip throughout the day, and with flavours like "Oh My Gazpacho" you almost feel like you are eating a little something. 

Happy detoxing and eating clean and please share any tips below :-)