SHOPPING
Much Ado about Hermes Birkins

Much Ado about Hermes Birkins

It was in 2003, shortly after my 1st child was born, that I purchased my first ever Hermes bag– it was an Hermes orange Kelly in 35cm, with palladium hardware. When I carried the bag around with my baby, one of the younger “ladies who lunch” whom I visited  in her family’s retail shop asked...
Shopping for Vintage Designer Merchandise in Paris

Shopping for Vintage Designer Merchandise in Paris

If you get tired of shopping along the more famous shopping streets of Paris like Avenue Montaigne, Saint Honoré, or the tourist- packed Champs Elyseés,  why not try vintage designer merchandise shopping around the city? I confess this is actually one of my favorite things to do when I have free time. Because while you...
Order Celine Lefebure Bucket Bags Online Here!

Order Celine Lefebure Bucket Bags Online Here!

The bucket bag was initially made famous by Louis Vuitton– their Petit Noe bag was designed in 1932 after a request was made by a champagne producer to make a holdall that would allow 5 bottles of champagne to be carried (4 upright and 1 upside down in the middle). Back in the late 80s...
Travelog: On Bangkok Food & Designer Clothing

Travelog: On Bangkok Food & Designer Clothing

I travel a lot lately– so much more than I used to. If I travel for a job, I am usually left with very little alone time to shop. I take my time and explore the city or town instead of go shopping. I guess this comes with age somehow– that I feel I need...
Celebrity Bag: Kris Jenner's Gucci Cat Lock Bag

Celebrity Bag: Kris Jenner’s Gucci Cat Lock Bag

Who knew that the Gucci bags of Alessandro Michele would fly off the shelves once they hit the shop floors? I certainly didn’t expect that. The very first time we were introduced to the Dionysus bag, I thought that there was no way that the logo-a- gogo bag would become a favorite among bag lovers....
Hermes Birkin + Kelly Leather Cutout Totes

Hermes Birkin + Kelly Leather Cutout Totes

Last season when I went to the beautiful Rue de Sevres store of Hermes, I noticed these birkin and kelly leather cutout totes on display. At Hermes, they really don’t leave much leather to waste– they decided to make bags even out of the leather cutouts that were leftover materials to make the birkin and...
Some of My Favorite Places in Paris

Some of My Favorite Places in Paris

When I’m in Paris, I love getting lost. Despite all those warnings about the city no longer being a safe place to get “lost,” I don’t heed those warnings and still go forward with exploring every possible nook and cranny that looks interesting. Here are some spots that you might already know of or have...
Must- Buys When Shopping in Paris (Part 1)

Must- Buys When Shopping in Paris (Part 1)

You travelled a long way to Paris. You have shopping on your mind. But what to get? If you are in the City of Lights for 3 reasons: 1. To shop, 2. To eat, 3. To sightsee, let me give you a few tips for #1. Check your local currency’s conversion but as far as...
Bag Reveal & Review: Hermes Cherche Midi

Bag Reveal & Review: Hermes Cherche Midi

Almost a year ago (SS2015), Hermes released a new bag called the Cherche Midi. I admit, and as I had mentioned in a recent post, I had not really been focused on Hermes bags lately because of all the other new brands and bags that I’ve been discovering. So when I was presented with the...
Celebrity Bag: Heidi Klum's Camo Croc Hermes Birkin is Major!

Celebrity Bag: Heidi Klum’s Camo Croc Hermes Birkin is Major!

Oh eeps did I say I was over the 35cm Hermes Birkin? Ok somewhere on this blog I did. I was over big birkins. I wanted a smaller one. I never did get around to buying one though, because I have to save money for one, plus I still haven’t figured out the color I...
A Smart Clutch!

A Smart Clutch!

Hey everyone! The last few days went by in a blur because of work and a few pending projects that need to take off this year– I have to get those going and with the way things are, I will need 40 hours a day and 2 of me haha. Anyway, as soon as things...
A Kid at Heart with Snoopy

A Kid at Heart with Snoopy

I grew up watching Snoopy cartoons. I am a big fan of this lovable beagle and that yellow bird Woodstock for as long as I can remember I have been meaning to visit the hometown of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz for the longest time but haha it seemed then that I was the only fan...