Monday, August 31, 2009

Vintage Lovely - PiP!

I wish I could make a visit to the lovely PiP in Amsterdam! And the website is so fun to serve around!

Photo credits: Holly from Decor 8

Friday, August 28, 2009

Belting right!

Belt has been a hot item for some time together with the higher waist line from the 80s'. I am not sure about the position of the belt every time in front of the mirror... something is not so right.

Lucky has given me a little styling advice!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cath Kidston Crush

I have a craze for Cath Kidston recently. In particular, while I am packing for a trip. I heart their travel kits, the bags and the scarf.

Vintage Rose happens to be my favourite ♥

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer Dinner

Something crunchy and fresh will be the best for a hot summer night!

Shrimps and cucumber stir fried

1 clove of garlic, minced
2 small pieces of ginger
a wedge of onion, finely diced
1 cucumber, cut into angular wedges
12 tiger shrimps
  1. Butterfly the shrimps, dry with kitchen paper, mix in 1/2 teaspoon of corn starch and 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  2. Pill partial skin off from the cucumber, cut it into angular wedges. Angular wedges give the cucumber cover with the yummy favor during stir fried but remain a crunchy bite!
  3. Turn up the heat, pour in 1/2 tablespoon of oil, in go the shrimps, sprinkle salt, pepper and a dash of Chinese cooking wine. Leave the shrimps out of the pan while still semi-raw.
  4. Dash of oil, in go onion and ginger. Once onion are browned, add in the garlic and cucumber. Season with salt, pepper, soy sauce, soup from the cooked shrimps. Quick stir!
  5. Add in the fried shrimps, stir a bit. Done!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Best Beauty Buys

Love reading the Best Beauty Buys all the time. Especially when the products I am using are ON! :) Glamour has the latest Best Buys. Check it out!

Here is my own choices. What about yours?

Lancome mascara - a long term love!
Posie Tint - A new love from Benetint, I mentioned it a lot.
Ipsa liquid foundation
L'Occitane eye balm
Jurlique rose hand cream

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cake Mania

I have a sweet tooth. And amazed by the lovely, yummy photos of desserts! Recently, I watch Bake! by Rachel Allen every Friday. It is the perfect dessert for end of the week! And it is 0 calorie to watch :)
I plan to make the white soda bread for C's breakfast! It is not that hard, I guess. (But I have to buy a new oven before hand.)
This beautiful goat cheese and berries tart is from Tartelette by Helen. Her photos and recipes are awesome!

I bought a chocolate "swiss roll" from Mark & Spencer yesterday. It is unexpectedly heavenly tasty! I regret that I did not buy the lemon one (which was snaged by my mom!) And it costs only $38 for a roll!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Packing for a trip to UK

I will be travelling with C to UK in next month. I am so excited about it as he is on business but not me. My "job" is just enjoy my time. Packing is a bit tricky as the weather varies in Hong Kong and UK. I have to pack both summer and fall outfits!
Must bring items for long flight

1) Sleeping eye mask - I cannot sleep with lights.
2) Leneige moisture mask - I use it as mask and lotion at the same time. Cheap stuff, and you won't be upset if you spill it or miss it.
3) Hair pins - for a messy hair quick fix.
4) Scarf - keep me warm on flight.
5) Benetint - for a fast blush upon arrival.
Day: Black sweater + vests + blue jeans-like tights + flat shoes / slippers
Night: Nice blue dress + black tights + killer boots + bracelet
I love the tights from H&M, cheap, light, easy to dry (you never know while travel)! Just HK$199!

New Items

Some new items ready to be listed at my Etsy store.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cool udon noodles

The weather is so hot and humid! It rained cats and dogs at 4pm while I was heading to supermarket... I ducked home immediately but my legs are wet.

I managed to scrabble the fridge with this Cool Udon Noodles served with cucumber, egg and crab meat. It takes me only 15 minutes to finish this. (another 20 minutes for the noodles and side dish to cool down a bit. )

Of course, the most essential is the instant cold sauce to go with the udon!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Idea for Backdrops

It has been the season of planning weddings! I was told there will be at least 3 of my lucky friends will tie the knot at the year end! Reflecting my wedding decoration process, backdrop has been a HUGH issue. I would want to be unique yet economically affordable... :)
This is an example from Design Sponge for an affordable yet stunning backdrop!
How to achieve without a wedding decor:
Snag lots of 1" wide ribbons and ask a sewing lady to have them trimmed on a thick fishing wire / similar ribbon. Leaving an extra 1"-2" length for curly ends. Lightly run across the ribbon ends to a lit candle to get rid of lint if necessary.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Couch Potato

I love to watch TV... Can I say watching TV can be my hobby? Hah... Recently I enjoy the BBC Drama, Cranford. I love the detailed work of BBC dramas which brought me a very British experience!

I love men sent flowers to ladies for expression of love (or a mild rejection). And it is very funny that ladies have a dictionary of language of flowers to check up the gentlemen "message" to her. How romantic it is!

I have checked up my wedding bouquet. Peonies can mean Happy Marriage. Seems a good sign :)

Love all those stuff in Victorian time, floral prints, laces, hats, jewellery etc. While materials are rare, owning some is a luxury! And people treasure it.

Cranford, every Monday 9pm, World, Hong Kong.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Homemade Jam

C loves to have jam and butter sandwiches every morning. Recently, we ran out of jam. Instead of buying a new jar, I handmade some strawberry jam for him.

It is not that hard. Just slow cooking the fresh fruit pulp with equal portion of sugar and do not stir it too much at the meantime. I have bought some lovely jam jar from $10 store and potted the jam. A pack of strawberry makes 2 yummy jars of these.

Perfect Pouch!

I have been looking for pouches which I can stuff in my cell phone, keys and some cash for a run to supermarket. And I think this is the perfect one. It looks fun and stylish. Also it made with oilcloth, which is very important as grocery maybe wet sometimes :P

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Melissa Loves

I am very happy that my creation, Happi, was featured on a sweet design blog, Melissa Loves, last week! This is the first time my creation is included such an awesome blogger!

More here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Korean and Stylish

Discovered this lovely store from Korea, SmokyAlice! Clean, lovely, and stylish! I love the online store layout and the styling which is different from Hong Kong's.

Thanks SimpleSong!
Have a nice weekend!
Ju ju be