Sticky Residue Remover

I love how the blue of my new plates coordinate with the sakura blossoms on my existing set, so I can mix and match my dinnerware!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Here’s my belated Boxing Day post This year, my in-laws gifted me with a lovely robin’s egg blue dinnerware set from Crate & Barrel, which I was excited to use right away. When I proceeded to remove the store stickers underneath each plate, […] Read more »

Travels with Filip + Inna collection by Studio Roxas

Studio Roxas

I’ve always been a fan of Isabel (AKA Pepper) Roxas’ wonderfully whimsical children’s illustrations, so when she told me that she was collaborating with Len Cabili of cult favorite “heritage chic” fashion label Filip + Inna, imagine all the hearts exploding in my thought bubble!   Presenting, the Travels with […] Read more »

Rain boots Christmas Promo!

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Can you believe it’s still raining in December? Because sudden downpours are a reality all year round now, treat  yourself (or someone you love) to a fab and practical pair of rain boots at 20% off! Read on… Our go-to rain boots site Ready For Rain now has new designs from […] Read more »

A Top-Notch Wine Dinner

2 sets of reds.  From Spain-Vega Sicilia Unico 1994 and Clos Erasmus Priorat 1994. From Australia-Penfolds Grange 1991, Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 1998 and Henschke Hill of Grace 1998.

While we get to try some pretty impressive wines at the International Wine and Food Society (IWFS), it is rarely the case where every wine at an event is rare and/or fabulously expensive. Last November 23, the members of the Society were very fortunate to partake of such wines from […] Read more »

Love, Misadventure and Lullabies


Sleep is one of my biggest (non) guilty pleasures. Nothing feels better than a good night’s rest! I like getting into the ritual of things before resting at night—here are some tools of the trade.   My latest read has been Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl” on my […] Read more »