A “flat lay” or “flatlay” is simply a still-life picture of objects lying on a flat surface.  Here are tips and tricks on how to capture aesthetically appealing flat lays. Find your flat surface.  For your background “canvas”, you can use a table, however you’ll have to climb up a chair or step stool to make sure… Read More »

  A big city can be seen as a collection of neighborhoods, each with its distinctive character. This is no different in Taipei, a modern beautiful city where I stayed for a long weekend.  Explore this city with me through my pick of neighborhoods or districts in this travel guide and photo diary.    … Read More »

My bespoke Jeans and chinos ©blaastyle

  It’s tricky to find a pair of jeans that fit me off-the-shelf. Invariably I have to alter the length, or I don’t quite like the cut – ditto for chinos. A solution comes by the name of Selfnation, a Zurich and Berlin-based company which tailors jeans and chinos to your measurements. The founders want… Read More »

Places to Eat in Bangkok ©Blaast Travel

More shopping and eating-out suggestions from my trip to Bangkok.  Eat & Eat…   Apinara Thai Cuisine   The destination for traditional spicy Thai food. The menu does also offer a selection of “neutral” dishes.  The décor is authentically traditional yet manages to feel modern.      After You Dessert Cafe  I tried the signature toast with… Read More »

How To Become A Fashion Blogger ©Blaastyle

  I regularly receive messages asking how one can become a fashion blogger, and if there is a magic formula. I share some of my experiences here and hope they provide the answers you were looking for, and perhaps even motivate or inspire you. I started blogging at 13. I remember posting friends pictures or “cool stuff” on Skyrock (the cool platform then). Then I moved on to Blogspot, and narrowed my contents to focus on fashion. I shared what inspired me (images… Read More »

  I shot this OOTD look at an offbeat location. It is the rooftop of People’s Park Complex, an iconic 60’s-style building in the heart of Chinatown. To access the rooftop, you take the elevator at entrance of the shopping mall to the 6th floor and then climb the stairs. As backdrop, you have either… Read More »

What To Visit In Bangkok

    To borrow a well-known expression – when one is tired of Bangkok, one is tired of life. The multi-faceted city has so much to offer the traveler. Let me share a few of the places I explored during my short 4-day trip there. The Sights     Grand Palace & Wat Phra Keaw… Read More »

  I am representing Singapore in a worldwide foodie contest in collaboration with AccorHotels .  In the first round, I am facing the UK. Each participant shows how to cook a local dish.  I chose the Laksa Noodle Soup – a local favorite that was once named by CNN Travel as one of the top… Read More »

Esquina Tapas Bar, Singapore

Esquina Tapas Bar in Singapore ©blaastyle

  It’s mid-week and time to give yourself a treat with a change of setting, like taking a micro-vacation. How about “travelling” to Spain with friends to share some tapas and wine?  Then head out to Esquina Tapas Bar in a buzzling neighborhood with other hip coffee joints and restaurants, and surrounded by colonial buildings.… Read More »

Food Places In Ubud Bali

Food Places in Ubud ©blaastyle

  Bali is seldom known as a foodie destination but I did discover several gems of cafes and restaurants in the inland Ubud area. Here are three highlights.   Breakfast and Brunch Lazy Cats Cafe Lazy Cats Café appears to have been transported by a time machine into Ubud.  It would not look out of… Read More »