Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Two nights ago, my family and I decided to drive over to Oakland for some authentic Chinese food. We have been coming to Oakland Chinatown for nearly 30 years just to eat at one of our old haunts, without any remarkable incident. The restaurant is located along the 8th street...
In San Francisco and Blending Right in

In San Francisco and Blending Right in

Hi everyone! After that super fun but too short Tokyo trip, I am back in the city I called home a decade ago. Every year, my fambam and I fly to San Francisco for the holidays. We have been staying in the same home for nearly 30 years now and...
Travelog: A Bag Hag's Guide on What to Buy in Tokyo

Travelog: A Bag Hag’s Guide on What to Buy in Tokyo

If you follow me on instagram [@thebaghag] and on snapchat [the_baghag], you might already know that I’m currently in Tokyo on holiday. It was my eldest kid’s birthday and we decided to celebrate it quietly in Japan, a favorite destination since the Dear Kid (DK) loves electronics and wishes to...
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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 Bags: Her Madgesty Keeps it Real in Gucci

Celebrity Bags: Her Madgesty Keeps it Real in Gucci

Fresh from her Rebel Heart Tour where she performed and as expected, courted controversy, Madonna jetted off to London in what is reportedly an attempt to work on family affairs. And of course Madge kept in real with the latest Fall/Winter 2016 Gucci tote. I was initially not a big fan of this bag style...
Watch Episode 1 of The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 on Star World HERE!

Watch Episode 1 of The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 on Star World HERE!

I am so delighted to announce that we will now be able to upload episodes of The Bag Hag Diaries (Season 3) on my YouTube channel! It might take a bit of time to update it though, because the upload speed of my internet is just soooo unbelievably slow *booo!* But here it is, the...
Behind the Scenes: My Lifestyle Asia Mag Cover Shoot in London

Behind the Scenes: My Lifestyle Asia Mag Cover Shoot in London

In between Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, I made a detour to the city of London for my cover shoot of Lifestyle Asia  (LA) Magazine’s April cover. I won’t lie– call me narcissistic but I really was so thrilled and beyond ecstatic at the thought of being a cover girl for a 2nd...
An Update + A Brief Pause...

An Update + A Brief Pause…

Hi everyone! Yes I have not posted in a long time. And no not because I did not want to or did not have any material to share. I have so much in fact, and don’t even know where to begin. I still owe you stories about fashion week, about my Germany- Austria- France Easter...
New Discovery: Waxed "Paper" Bags from 100 Crafts, Füssen

New Discovery: Waxed “Paper” Bags from 100 Crafts, Füssen

Apologies that I have not been updating the blog because I’m technically on vacation with my family for the Easter break Have been travelling across Austria and Germany and I can’t wait to put together my travel album for you all. There were so many places to see and to share– let me finish my...
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....
Bag Review: Sunshine in Rainy Paris with a Steiger

Bag Review: Sunshine in Rainy Paris with a Steiger

Sorry I have not been writing lately. I have been on this info- gathering mode for an upcoming project. That and I’ve just been trying to enjoy living in the moments instead of being on my phone while in the moment I woke up to rain in Paris this morning and I felt like it...
Milan Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2016-2017 Favorites

Milan Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2016-2017 Favorites

Hello everyone! Finally managed to have a bit of time to write! Currently in my car en route to the train station to head to another city, and this is quite possibly the only time I have at the moment to write. Been going back home late nightly because of work dinners and such, and...
Bag Reveal! The Roger Vivier Pilgrim du Jour

Bag Reveal! The Roger Vivier Pilgrim du Jour

I have not been so excited over a bag reveal in quite a bit. So let me share one now. But before I get right into it, a brief background first:) My show (The Bag Hag Diaries on Star World… hehe shameless plug– a new episode airs every Tuesday night at 7.55 pm, with reruns...
Discovery Primea: A Most Relaxing Staycation Experience in the Heart of Makati

Discovery Primea: A Most Relaxing Staycation Experience in the Heart of Makati

I gotta confess: I did not think that a staycation in a hotel right in the heart of the busiest part of Makati, Philippines, would be a very relaxing one. So reflecting back on our weekend stay at Discovery Primea, I have to say that was one of the most stress- free few days I’ve...
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...