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Month: January 2017

  This Saturday, we graciously retire the “Monkey” and usher in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.  In Chinese culture, colors are highly symbolic.  Red symbolizes good fortune and joy, and is de rigueur in celebrations.  If you do not have a red outfit, why not employ a simple beauty touch that can change your look: the… Read More »

  I wish I had the talent to write. But that is far from the case.  My head is a mishmash of ideas which I fail to organize in nicely written paragraph. Yes, I have a message I want to share but it often gets side-tracked or mixed up with other ideas. As I write this post, I am like “oh but what was the point of this intro” ?  Fortunately I like to have all my articles… Read More »

  I don’t do detox to lose weight.  We know extreme diets do not work. You may lose up to 3 kgs over a 5-day regime but you end up “eating your frustration away” and  put on even more weight.  Nor do I detox for the popularly believed but scientifically unproven benefits on the body. … Read More »

There are several schools of thought on good hair care.  I trust in less is better.  Some girls are blessed with gorgeous easy-to-care hair but I am not one of them.  So how do I keep my long brown hair healthy?  Brush your hair once or twice a day but not more.  I do it in the… Read More »

Café Mood, Lausanne

  For the size of the town, Lausanne’s restaurant scene is upbeat and also not immune to the bobo vibe. By this we mean: an interior that mixes old and trendy with mismatching chairs, tables, cups or sofas, and obligatory wooden elements (furniture, wall and some other structure).  The menu or “Today’s Specials” are preferably… Read More »

Not Your Date Outfit

“Would it be OK if I wore that look on a date ?” I curiously asked my friend David.  He said “No” politely, explaining that my outfit was neither casual nor chic, neither stylish nor classic.  He was right – it wouldn’t make an impact.  For a change, this post is about what not to wear on a… Read More »

  I was very happy when I received my new La Redoute pencil skirt a few weeks ago. It wasn’t easy to find a good design that was also comfortable with a good fit of the right length.  I decided to wear it to the HEAD show in Geneva as guest of MAC cosmetics. I… Read More »

    ” The way we live now is edging towards a more sustainable pace in which we aime to buy less, but better. “ I can’t agree more with this statement from Navaz Batliwalla’s book “The New Garçonne, How to be a Gentlewoman.” (btw. I just started reading this truly inspiring book).  I am lucky… Read More »