Saturday, December 19, 2009
Me and Those Two are off to London on Monday. According to the weather forecast, we just might be able to have a white Christmas.
In the meantime, Ruhi and I are busy fending off an imminent cough and cold. Yes, of all things to have just before heading to freezing cold weather...
And as such, my blogging shall become slightly less regular over the holidays. So here's wishing everyone a Happy Christmas, and an Awesome New Year!
(pic via foxnews)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
"Dreicer and who?" you say? Dreicer & Co. used to be the leading fine jewelry maker in America. The necklace above dates back to 1905. During the Great Depression, the company was bought over by none other than the French jewelry giant, Cartier.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
You see, I am booked to travel, with These Two, to London, over the holidays. Thing is, we're booked on British Airways, which has announced plans to strike, right smack on the dates we're going and coming back. I'm just hoping and praying our flights are not affected.
In the meantime, I shall be shopping as usual. Presents gotta get bought no? ;)
(pic from jaimebeattie's Etsy shop)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
AND the shades are seriously to-die-for, don't you think?
Friday, December 11, 2009
This dramatic purple agate choker is the last of my agate slices, and I don't think I'll be getting any more of them. These actually sold quite quickly. And I think there are a couple still at colette, but the ones there are of a slightly higher grade of agates, and hence more pricey. This one is currently up at the Etsy shop.
The pretty little things below are what I am focussing on at the mo.
Swarovski rose pearl with 925 silver
My very accomplished sister, Bindi, is a fashion desginer with her very own label and boutiques. Nuroots is located at Great World City and Holland Village Shopping Mall, and is a haven of smart casual and feminine yet slightly edgy looks. There is something for everyone in that store, and absolutely THE place to get everyday-chic mixables.
I recently started to put some of my stuff in her boutique, some easy-to-wear versatile stuff, that's ideal for everyday smarts. These are also up at my Etsy shop.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Just goes to show: it's all what you make of it... :)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
You see, when it's not the holidays, the kids are in school, orders are at a pretty sane and cope-able pace, so home-work and work-work is, well, nice and sorted.
But when holidays come, things go a bit bonkers. First of all, These Two are home all day, which I swear, drives me to drink. I spend the days mediating fights, answering banal questions, policing homework, on top of the planning and shopping for the meals, cooking and running of the household... I think very few people realise that the entire existence of a stay-at-home mom is one of Pure Service...
Anyhoo, so I HAVE to take them out of the house every other day, either to the museums or the malls, or any vaguely entertaining spot that is kid-friendly. At the same time, orders have poured in for the festive season. So basically, I have half the time to work, and double the amount of work to complete. Maddening, or what?
So today is a good time to take a break from my "holidays". Thanks to my super mum, I will have the entire afternoon to myself. I am going to yoga extra long today. With light, pampering stretches, instead of gungho stuff like bootcamp balances and menacing warriors. I am going to seriously relish today's rounds of cat poses, sage twists and back bends. Ahhh, sounds lovely already...
... and then I am going to get right back into It. But I'd be rested and raring to go. :)
(pic via flickr)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The result are these statement pieces. I had so much fun, I had to go out and get way more agates...
Monday, December 7, 2009
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Measuring 2.5cm from the bottom of the 925 silver wire to the bottom of the onyx, they are quite the cutest thing, and elegant at the same time. ;)
Monday, November 30, 2009
What I want to know is, why is there so much hate going around? So what if she's been photoshopped? I'm sure it's not the first time a cover has been "improvised".
So what's all this noise about? Sour grapes, methinks.
(via W magazine)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
So, yesterday I headed to a Chinese vegetarian restaurant to check out their mock meats. I had a craving for Sweet and Sour Pork, and went to settle for the alternative.
I tell you, they look so REAL... the "Beef" and Asparagus in Oyster Sauce, the Honey Glazed Roasted "Pork" Ribs, the Diced "Chicken" with Chilli and Cashew Nuts. I thought "This is SO COOL!"
Until, of course, I bit into the Sweet and Sour "Pork". Two words, man: NAS. TEE. It had a creepily spongey texture, and tasted distinctly of soy, and nothing like pork. Needless to say, I was crushed.
Anyhoo, I'm sticking to my vegetarian guns. It seriously feels good: I'm more energetic, positive and have developed a more "eat to live" attitude towards food, rather than having craving and gorging fits.
Not to say that meat is no good for you. But hey, whatever works right? One thing for sure, I won't be getting my meat-kicks from mock meat. No more mock meat for me. There's always Sweet and Sour Vegetables. :)
(pic via veganfriendly)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The earrings are a version of something I had done way earlier. It's a stunning colour combo, and dramatically long.
The statement necklace with little earrings set is a customed one-of-a-kind creation she wanted for her mum. I thoroughly enjoyed working on the set, because the combination of stones sort of evolved from a colour scheme and concept she had provided me with. :)
Agates, jaspers, turquoise, quartz, with non-tarnish brass wire and closure
Jasper and turquoise, with vermeil and 14K gold filled ear wire