The Freitag brothers are one of Switzerland’s most interesting startup and branding stories.  Their success started in 1993 when Markus and Daniel were graphic designers.  Looking for a practical, sturdy and good-looking bag, they were inspired by the multi-colored heavy trucks running by their apartment in downtown Zurich.  They recycled old tarpaulin truck covers… Read More »

  Bali is one of these islands that you can choose to visit not for its beaches, but for its luxuriant inland tropical nature.  I am of course talking about Ubud.  Beaches in Bali are not particularly spectacular as beaches go, but Ubud is unique.  Here’s a diary of my 3-day long weekend – as… Read More »

  My mum often asks why I dress up “just to go downtown”,  especially in a pair of thick jeans in sweltering 30°C heat.  To me, my style of the day simply reflects the mood I am in, rather than its appropriateness.   I wonder how I would describe the mood that made me style my self-designed shirt… Read More »

  A statement piece is one that says something about you, is cool, and designed to create a wow effect.  One of mine is  the Three Floor Skirt (shop here) from Zalando.  Because it is meant to be special, we wait for the “right” occasion to wear it.  What if we just wear a statement… Read More »

  Flat sandals are comfortable, light and cool.  I find the platform models even cool-er. The heels confer upon them a less casual and edgier look.  I got my latest design from the Minelli Summer collection.  I love the fringe detail and stripes on the platform heels. They look heavy but are actually not! They are possibly my… Read More »

  In the summer and tropical heat, you would normally care about wearing less than dressing up.  But what if you want to dress up to look feminine and stylish in something which is also easy and convenient to wear?  How to find a staple piece that you can wear over and over again? How… Read More »

Where to eat in Hong Kong? If you needed another reason to visit Hong Kong besides its vista – it is that Hong Kong is also a foodie’s paradise.   Eat   Street food breakfast    Start your day with a local breakfast of big flat steamed noodle rolls with white carrot and fish balls served with… Read More »

  I stick to a beauty routine but I am also game to try out new products.   Here are 5 picks which may be just what you are looking for this spring.     Aesop Redemption Body Scrub contains finely milled pumice and bamboo Stem to polish your skin and prepare it for hydration. The fresh… Read More »

  Sorry donut fans – I find it hard to get excited over donuts.  To me, they are just a sugary dough often topped with more sweetness.  That was my impression until I tried the donuts with a twist at Brother Bird on Bali Lane in Singapore.  This is a small restaurant-cafe with a dark… Read More »

  My 4-day Hong Kong trip has been intense with a lots of sightseeing, good food but surprisingly little shopping (I’m on a shopping diet).   Let me first fill you in with the sightseeing part and my feel of the place.  Hong Kong welcomed me on the first day with … pouring rain!  Nonetheless, that didn’t… Read More »