Ryōan-ji

IMG_6347 What would you wear to a garden? A floral dress perhaps. But for a visit to an abstract garden with a name like “Ryōan-ji“, a trip down this zen-like path in Kyoto definitely calls for something different. I picked a zephyr dress to dance through dreamy mist, layered with my favorite sweater to protect me from any harshness from the wavering weather. Added some bling where they could cling, and brightened the day with vivid red lips plumped with full-on contrast. Then the birds flew between gentle breezes that blew, a girl whose soul now washed anew. IMG_6320IMG_6318IMG_6324IMG_6317IMG_6323UntitledIMG_6322

Adamo 3D Bag
H&M bracelets
TOPSHOP maxi
Michael Kors watch
SUPRÉ cropped top
Necklace from Germany  

 

Diary

Here are 5 dainty Cinspirations from famous cities that made my week impeccably sweet. 1. This bar of honey toffee soap {named ‘Honey I Washed The Kids’, there is no doubt why this buttery and scrumptious soap is a definite winner} 2. This Starbucks tumbler from Barcelona {because you can’t find it anywhere but in Barcelona where I forgot to grab when I was there; but a friend went there [...]

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Travel

This fraction of my Nagoya story comes in fragments from Ise, a little terraqueous piece of land where shrines, fairytale trees and sea creatures bring wonders to life. Don’t be surprised with my lack of words here – it’s not about being slothful. A full  travel guide is up; packed with tips and cost estimates to help you plan a complete, fruitful trip on your own. Hope you enjoy these [...]

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Travel

Some travel for adventure, some travel to getaway. But if you are looking for a balanced trip with a mixture of sweet nature and bright city life without missing out on some interesting culture, look no further. I recently discovered a city named Nagaoya and while at it, designed an itinerary that still allows for a quick road trip out of town; so that you experience more. Nagoya is a very [...]

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Diary

Here are 5 Japanese Cinspirations that add a touch of vibrancy to an otherwise dim week. 1. This good luck charm from Ise {because it is nice to have things around that remind you of hope and faith} 2. These cute little souvenirs from Kyoto for my colleagues {because they are believed to ‘grow money’ in bank accounts, making them appropriate gifts for fellows at work} 3. These adorable handcrafted [...]

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Travel

From boarding the plane for my first flight to Japan to feasting on Nagoya’s famous Misokatsu, this photo diary: Part I unfolds all the evidences of indulgence. Recorded in between are memorable / peculiar moments such as discovering signboards with hilarious English typos, sitting on a gargantuan Kinshachi in Nagoya Palace, uncovering Selax (name probably inspired by sex + relax?), witnessing the first signs of red leaves at Noritake, a water roof (!), [...]

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Fashion

Cozying it up in a small forest at Ise when autumn is just on her way. The weather calls for snuggly knits, silk comfort, leopard prints and khaki. It was everyone’s dream; not being caught up in heavy trench, glove trouble and that thing with boots, yet chilly enough to enjoy the essential pieces for fall. Get the look: CK watch H&M knit top TOPSHOP cuff CROC platforms Scarf from [...]

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