Being pregnant during the year of Coronavirus is a strange time and I suddenly found myself with so much time on my hands as work – let’s be honest, it’s lean times for a freelancer when the hardest-hit industry is hospitality and tourism. I’ve been fortunate enough to have trickles of projects but the volume […]

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I’ve been at sewing for a couple of years now and made a couple of dozen of toddler dresses for my baby niece and a number of friend’s little girls, but it was my first time sewing rompers. And added layer of fun picking out multi-coloured mismatched snap buttons to brighten the day! I also […]

I discovered this little print store Odd One Out tucked away off St Francis Street (up a little flight of stairs) at the junction corner of the Monocle Store and bought a whole bunch of print cards. I must have walked passed plenty of times over the years and didn’t know of their existence until […]

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I had a premium full-year membership with Skillshare and took plenty of food styling and photography short courses to improve my amateur photography for the blog and also develop better skills working with natural light and styling images for both Instagram and the blog. Full transparency, I’m a Skillshare ambassador and I get an extra […]

The Asian Civilisation Museum Singapore held a Guo Pei exhibition showcasing 29 masterpieces by the Chinese couturière. Raised in Beijing, one can see the influences of imperial art and mythology – with dragons, phoenix, the use of gold and symbolism in outfits. This was one of the best exhibitions I saw this year in July […]

The Art Macao festival runs through October and here are some highlights on Art inspired menus as well as creative cocktails to make the best out of your trip to Macao.

My story on Art Macao for Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia August 2019.

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I was fortunate enough to go to Beijing on a spontaneous trip to catch the exhibition. I had just been to the fabulous Art Deco exhibition at Hong Kong City U celebrating the France- China connection. There were plenty of overlaps as many pieces of jewellery, accessories by Cartier from the belle époque of the roaring […]

I stayed at Morpheus  on a press trip late last year shortly after the hotel had opened. It’s an architetural marvel and one of Dame Zaha Hadid’s last project. I was living in Macao then when I went for the press conference where she unveiled the design – the world’s first freeform exo–skeletal high-rise building […]

Another year, another Art week and more interesting visual treats. I was having a discussion with a designer friend the other day and we see it in fashion and art that there’s a considerable amount of works that just skim the surface without the depth and breadth of concept, construction and artful execution of the […]

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