Smoothie Slay

I always find myself having the most food cravings (minus pms week) when I'm stuck in the office with the girls, working all day. And it's during those after lunch hours that me and the girls find ourselves craving for a snack or dessert. But the nearest thing available around our office is usually our local 'goreng2' options which are a no-no to me (I used to be a goreng pisang addict until I realized the reused oil they fry it in does nothing but harm to the insides of my body).

Exit goreng pisang, enter smoothie bowl. I've always wanted to try the smoothie bowls from Impressedmy, but never got around to it because their outlets are placed at locations I just don't go to. So when I found out they deliver to your doorstep, I was like yasssssssss. Just a heads up though, you have to order a day before you want it delivered.

Yay to the existence of smoothie bowls because they're definitely a much healthier snack alternative. Let's try our best to fuel my body with fresh foods and less processed foods. And these smoothie bowls are slayin' it for me. My favourite from ImpressedMy are the Mango Tango and Choco Nana. ;)

Comfortably Chic

Just in case word hasn't reached you, Love To Dress is back at it with something totally different. This collection is by far the most special one I've worked on focusing on.....wait for it.....LOUNGEWEAR! When my sister shared this idea, we were like, why didn't we do this sooner. Of course we need lounge wear in our life.

What do you wear when you're chilling at home? When you go to bed. When you have to quickly run out for errands. When you want to take a relaxing walk in the park. When you have to stay over at your in-laws. When you want to still look good for your hubby, but decent enough to be around the kids or family members. These are some of the moments we tend to forget about looking and feeling great about ourselves.

With comfort being on the top of the list, LtDLounge is all making sure you feel uber comfortable and looking chic inside the home with minimal effort. And this collection is all about the stretchies. I mean who's going to say no to stretchable fabric, come onnnn. A tag line I came up with that didn't make it to our newsletters was Stretch Your Way Through Life, lol. You get what I mean right.

We spend so much time and effort trying to look our best when we step outside, it only makes sense that we are looking and feeling equally beautiful in our homes, where things matter so much, and where we are with our loved ones. These moments are just as important, if not more than the time we spend outside.

So here's my note to all my LtD women:

Have you ever wondered where you are most comfortable, most yourself? Most beautiful? I think women are most beautiful when she is in her element. With her loved ones. Where she has no fear of being judged, able to express her thoughts ever so freely. With no hesitation, she is her truest self.

Take us with you, into your comfort zone, where you are most vulnerable…most beautiful. Let us lounge with you.

Made especially for you, this #LtDLounge collection is all about chic and comfortable dressing.

And, because you (my readers) are super special to me, I want to share our look book with you first. So click here to be the first to see the look book for the first launch this 27th December 2016.

Also, I want to know where you guys feel most comfortable, and why? Share it with me in the comments below, because I most probably will be giving one of you guys your favourite piece from the lookbook.

I can't wait for these to be your everyday go-to's because I've literally been living in them. :)

Feeling Fresh

If you guys have been following me on my Insta stories, a few weeks ago you would know that I was doing a fifteen-day detox. Five days of a mix of juice, smoothies, veggies and soups. And, the remaining ten days of a mix of detox juices. I was in desperate need to give my body and skin a cleanse. So I'm so glad I managed to do it (with a little bit of hiccup here and there by secretly having a few extra servings here and there, but it's all good).

And one of the things I was looking to follow through for better skin after my detox, was a new skincare range and regime. So it was super timely that I came across this Aesop range of Parsley seed skincare. I didn't purchase the big bottles right away because it's always good to try them out first as our skin reacts differently from one product to another. So I got my hands on this little travel pack. And I LOVE them.

I cleanse, clear my face with the toner and then dab on a little bit of their serum every day before going to bed, and I have been waking up with super and smooth soft skin. I'm a firm believe that what we eat plays a huge role on our outer, but I also do think it can be enhanced and improved with a consistent routine using products that aren't harsh on the skin.

And so I totally recommend you try them. This is the first time I'm writing about any skincare because honestly, this is the first time I've felt such a huge difference. So if you've been looking out to try something new, give this range a shot okay. :)

The Kettle Black

Love To Dress Top & Pants / dUCk scarf / ChloΓ© bag / Valentino heels

Hands down one of the most beautiful cafe's I have been to. The last time an eatery left this huge of an impression on me was Caffe Storico in New York. This space though. It's so major, I can't even. There's something about spaces that manage to seamlessly mix the old with the new. Heritage and modernity were effortlessly translated, nestled in an Australian heritage terrace that's right smack in the city, adorned with uber chic modern finishings. Marble tiles, subtle gold trimmings, high ceilings, and natural light for days. The attention to detail brought together by Melbourne interior creatives Hana Hakim and Kestie Lane, warrants it to be on your must-visit cafe list.

Okay, can we talk about the food now, please? BEST brunch I've had, ever. I'm trying my hardest to find one flaw to this place, because I sound so biased right now, but I can't think of any. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the menu is as handcrafted and well-curated. Genuinely wish I had more tummy space that day because I wanted more than I could chew. We wanted so bad to order more, but reality dawned when our tummies were so full from a huge bowl of soaked muesli with their home-made yogurt, and Tataki ocean trout with kale and poached eggs. Note to self the next time I'm there, must bring an extra tummy to Kettle Black.

Wandering back to that sunny day in Melbourne, the happiness and ease felt that morning surely set the tone for the day. After brunch, we trotted from one place to another, picking up last minute things to bring back home, so staying comfortable was just as important as the natural light needed to flat lay our brunch, hehee. And this new pairing I had on from Love To Dress' upcoming lounge collection is all about keeping you comfortable and chic, so you can effortlessly transition from lazing around at home to skipping out for brunch dates with your best mates. :)

Photos by

Kim L. , Tom Ross & Studio You Me