Fashion Forward Frolics – Season 4

October 25, 2014

As the Amato show started, a hush of anticipation fell over the gigantic arena of designer-clad glamazons. Everyone was there. Sharp sartorial editors, hashtag-savvy bloggers, boho designers, quirky fashionistas and of course, the glossy posse socialite FROW crowd; you know which ones I mean – the ones who stroll breezily inside at the very LAST possible moment, thus solidifying their sense of presence while kissy- kissying their other amigos as they take their seat. Ah yes, they are, indeed, as different as night and day except that all these cliques have one thing in common – they crave for couture […]

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The beauty of Bavaria

October 10, 2014

My sister had a hankering for pretzels the moment we stepped into Germany and she wouldn’t rest UNTIL she got THE best one. She is not one to settle in life and she didn’t want a puny ordinary pretzel you can find from street vendors. It had to be SPECIAL. So we visited the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall to find a humongous one. Can you imagine? Rummaging through a beer house to find a pretzel? What can I say? She is rather twisted. After feeling energised from the stodgyness of the carbs, we set off for Nymphenburg palace which is […]

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Vienna and Budapest; Hungary for more?

October 7, 2014

I’ve always fancied going to Vienna. It’s such a rich and indulgent city busting at the seams with theatre, art and culture. Plus, I dig Viennesse art – particularly Jugendstil. For the first day, we thought we’d get get LOST in “SCHLOSS” … Belvedere that is. A gorgeous palace and museum. The stunning grounds reminded me a bit of Versailles. I dunno … maybe it’s those shrubs. You just KNOW you’ve found a “good” palace when you see legit cone shaped shrubs like these. Am I right?? I was VERY keen visit because it is currently the home to my […]

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The hills are alive with the sights of Salzburg

September 28, 2014

Hands up if you’ve pretended you were Liesl from the Sound of Music when you were a kid, often LEAPING off benches attempting to re-enact the dance scene from “I am 16??” NO???? Just me then??? NAH. I’m not convinced. Nice try but I KNOW you did it. It’s an oldie but a classic; the timeless tale of a chirpy, free spirited nun in Austria who is hired as a governess for the Von Trapp family. She later falls in love with Captain Von Trapp and yada yada …we all know what happens next, everyone’s watched The Sound of Music. […]

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Summer nights in Prague

September 19, 2014

A famous quote states that travel is the only thing that you can buy which will make you richer. I couldn’t agree more. By the end of our two week trip, we were literally digging deep into our pockets to fish out whatever leftover change we had to buy ONE LAST precious pretzel at Munich airport. Quite literally broke but nonetheless fulfilled, replenished and “richer” from the sights we saw on our amazing Eastern Europe trip. Our plan was to start off in Prague, followed by Vienna, Budapest Salzburg and finally Munich. After we freshened up, we went to the […]

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Quentin Blake’s work at the House of Illustration

September 2, 2014

As I mentioned before in previous posts, I’ve always been an ardent fan of Roald Dahl books and, of course, Quentin Blake’s fabulous illustrations. They’re so detailed and atmospheric yet scribbly and impulsive. I always wondered how he manages to NAIL that quintessential balanced look every time. I had heard about the opening of “The House of Illustration” about a month ago. It’s inaugural exhibition is called “Inside Stories,” a landmark show by none other than Monsieur Blake himself. Whilst visiting London for my Summer break, I was hellbent on visiting this one by hook or by crook. I imagined […]

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