thoumieux par sylvestre

We’ve been here several times now and love the neighbourhood. We’ve dined at the brasserie a few times as well as the 2 Michelin starred Thoumieux restaurant upstairs. It’s where they serve breakfast every morning too. As for the food, it’s definitely on our go to. Brasserie for simple quick fare and the Michelin restaurant […]

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It was my first time in Stockholm and at Design Week. I was anticipating a Milano Salone sort of affair with satelite pop ups all over the city and parties and apertivos alongside the main fair. Well, it was something like that but more muted and more of the same style (naturally Scandinavian designs). What […]

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Shopping options in Macau are abundant with plenty of upscale malls filled with luxury brands. There is plenty of variety alongside the perks of tax free shopping and festive discounts. However, if you’re looking for something different and within modest budgets, you are probably better off shopping in the independent shops. The best malls to […]

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I was so happy that my pitch for one of my best friends, Ice Cream Designer Prima Chakrabandhu Na Ayuthaya was accepted. I have been following all of Prima’s creative pursuits since 2005 when we first met at Fabrica – Benetton’s creative incubator, where I wrote all sorts of stories and Prima made beautiful, amazing […]

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I am happy to work through festive as every day I take off is an unpaid day as a consultant. I am so grateful for down time so I can focus on the mountain load of work that was dumped on me before everyone went on holidays, no back to back long conference calls, calls over […]

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I thought it’d be fitting to revisit and finally get down to my Berlin posts as my best friend from Beijing was visiting this week over Christmas. A core part of my “growing up” into adulthood during my 4+ years working and living in Beijing with friends I have made for life. Earlier in the […]

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If you are looking for alternative choices outside of the giant malls, here are my top 3 choices to go for gift shopping this festive period. Two are new and carry lots of cool imported products. If you missed the shopping suggestions in Macau – here are more ideas. If you’re running out of time […]

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Sep 2015 Travel + Leisure South East Asia edition

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One of the places I diligently made notes about was the Type Hype store, and sadly everything was out of our budget from 70€ posters to 50€ cushion covers… we didn’t end up buying any type chocolates either! I didn’t make it out to the typography museum, which a friend said was nice but very […]

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We stumbled upon this lovely shop I Like Paper in Kreuzberg, true to its name and raison d’etre – stock full of paper items from watches to mobile phone covers, wallets, mini wallets and passport holders. What I loved best is that it’s all handmade on the spot! I couldn’t resist getting a paper watch (or […]

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