Monday, 20 October 2014

teach them well and let them lead the way

Monday has arrived faster than expected and I'm trying to wrap my mind around all that has surpassed in the past six months. I often dwell in moments of anxiety when it dawns on my subconscious that it is pretty feasible for four years to pass within a flash. Do you ever fear not enough has been accomplished in your 24 hour day? I have friends who can run at full pace 99% of the time, and then there's me.  Achievement without my relaxed happiness basically means nothing.  The actual idea that my daughter has to go to school by the age of two and that I need to consider which education path she should take before her first step has even occurred is extremely surreal.  As each generation grows we become more competitive, more structured, more determined.  We dream bigger but what happened to just lying on a beach, maybe for a month, building a good foundation for a loving family.  I am starting to realise the healthier my relationship is with my daughter and my husband the more well adjusted she'll be in future.  What is a great education and all the opportunity in the world if she doesn't feel safe or know the true meaning of love.  Everyone speaks of planning how they will teach their children math, reading, and writing, but how do we teach our young about the world.  How to search for true love and not to throw yourself away for anything less.  How to be strong, confident, and voice your views.  How to share and have compassion for others less fortunate than yourself.  How to enjoy your life rather than trapping yourself in a path that is forced upon you.  Half a year will have passed since she entered this world and I just want to make sure she smiles and laughs through most of her day.  Everything else will come later, and if all those crazy logistics don't really work out just as well as the super planners then it will still be okay because we are happy and have each other. 


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Hogan Rebel: The Rebel Journey

Dream. Creativity. Freedom.

Words to remember as you go through your day.  Hogan Rebel encourages the free spirit, to choose the path you wish and gain strength from your freedom and convictions.  I thrive to live an uncoventional life, doing what I choose rather than the expected which is reflected in my personal style.  

See more of The Rebel Journey here.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

press stop

Ba&sh knit jacket, C. by Christing C. slip dress, and Zara boots.

Lazily browsing the web, eyes barely open, half paying attention to the new Kiera Knightly movie playing in the background, leaning my sleepy head upon the boy's shoulder, and sipping decaf coffee with a little bowl of ice cream.  Sundays are often the best part of fun packed, non-stop weeks.  I relish in romantic date nights, champagne fuelled recklessness, and encouraging my creative mind to run wild but sometimes I just want to snooze, cuddle my family, and mindlessly window shop online.  Hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday too.


Strip Ministry of Waxing, Hong Kong

 As a sun addicted, beach worshipper, being bikini ready is always pretty high at the top of my list.  With HK's perfect weather still going strong, a million boat trips in my diary, and all those winter beach vacations in the cards, I wanted to share with you guys my go-to waxing salon.  Strip is super conveniently located in Central, have friendly, professional staff and most importantly get the job done quickly and with little discomfort.  I tried their seasonal coconut wax which reminded me of yummy tanning oils and days by the sea.  Their technicians are trained to do the job quickly and efficiently in their comfortable treatment rooms, always utilising the best techniques and products on the market.  Make sure to purchase some "ice cream" on your way out, their ultra soothing after care cream to help with any irritation.  Definitely recommend!


Monday, 6 October 2014

we shared a moment that will last till the end

Loving the nostalgic idea of Autumn despite the fact that HK doesn't really cater weather wise to this season at all.  I'm still drawn to the mood.  A certain quiet buzz as we near the end of the year. It's been a big year for me and the boy and I are ensuring we end it with a bang.  Lots of plans in action for the next few months, and a general thankful attitude towards all that has happened.  As I inch into one busy week to the next, I'm willing the months to move in slow motion so I am able to relish each second and remember it all.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

finding you

 Traipsing through my old stomping grounds and reminiscing about a past life has me thinking how much things have changed in the past few years.  Not only had the boy and I uprooted everything we knew in exchange for an enticing opportunity, but during this shift our dreams, goals, and needs have moved along to a new place.  It can be daunting to return somewhere that little has changed and realize how much you have in this process.  I now relish in time spent alone with my family and need little else than laughter, cuddles, and full time moments in our trio.  Rampant stories about escapades in the debatable fun of one night stands, boring debates about which neighbourhood is trendiest, or just general time spent perfecting that make up full face are just that much less interesting.  Instead I dream of deserted islands and foreign family adventures, the perfect ingredients to a cozy home, making the my girl grin her biggest smile, and long midnight chats with the boy.  Nothing is ever perfect, but I am a believer in building your dreams, not throwing in the towel too soon, or taking the road most travelled.  Do it your way and regret will never find you. 


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Ba&sh Hong Kong, IFC

Ba&sh Blouse
Ba&sh Knit Jacket
Ba&sh top and skirt

One of my favourite French imports has set up camp in IFC and I couldn't be more excited.  Taking direct inspiration from their Paris boutiques, Ba&sh's HK location oozes Parisian style and flair.  I couldn't get enough of their new Autumn/Winter collection and am not exaggerating when I say I could happily wear every single piece.  The bohemian, evidently french designs bring up cravings for carafes of vin in St Germain, long night walks along La Seine, and public displays of affection in the winding streets of Le Marais.  Make sure to visit their new boutique and add a little je ne sais quoi to your wardrobe.