I got these pretty new water colour markers from my Mum a while ago. They are from my favourite brand Winsor & Newton whose drawing and art stuff is always so gorgeous and fun. These markers are a new take on traditional aquarelle paint and they are super fun to play around with. I think I'll mostly paint abstract or semi-abstract things with them, though. This picture is just me playing around and learning how to handle the water colour markers with the water. I prefer to paint on the aquarelle paper with water first and then gently letting the water absorb colour from the markers so it diffuse sort of naturally. Pretty colours though!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I love light and white interior and these pictures from The White Company are gorgeous. A little sterile but in these interior pictures you always have to imagine the personal touch yourself... Last night I couldn't fall asleep so I though about what my future house, garden and interior would look like. It was a nice idea I think and I really recommend it if you can't fall asleep. Telling you all about my future home would take some time, so I guess I won't do that. I hope you are all very well. I'm still a little bit sick but today I went to my dance class, which was a lot of fun. As always!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I have a craving for dark red, oxblood, burgundy and matte lipsticks. I'm thinking about getting one of these. The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 54 Prune Avenue is, to a YSL beauty fan like me, irresistible. However, I am also quite fond of Burberry's (from the left) Lip Velvet in 311 Velvet Bright Poppy and Lip Mist in 214 Oxblood. The ones displayed from Nars (also from the left) are Semi Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Empress and Audacious Lipstick in Bette. These feel very Christmassy yet vampy and cool both for a the dark evenings out or a casual black outfit.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Breakfast at Dean & Deluca from the other day. I had a caffe latte and tuna melt sandwich and my boyfriend had a berry smoothie and a 3 cheese and ham sandwich. I love dining at Dean & Deluca, they have so scrumptious things for both breakfast, lunch, coffee or tea time and dinner. I really look forward until my sister arrives next monday so we can have Belgian waffles with berries for breakfast and truffle french fries for lunch!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Went to Sirocco at The Dome to have fancy cocktails with my boyfriend this evening. Sirocco is a skybar on the 63rd floor in Lebua State Tower in Bangkok. I had one with dry ice that called "Earl's Reviver". It consisted mainly of Earl Grey Tea, lemon juice and Vodka. I also had another drink called "Bouquet" that consisted of Sauvignon Blanc, cognac and big ice cubes with cherries, raspberries and blueberries inside. It sounds rather weird but it was actually incredibly good! I think I will try to recreate it for some summer party next year.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Tonight we went to Khao San Road. It's the first time we were there, it was very backpackery and exploited but still an experience. I prefer more exotic and luxe places... I'm wearing my new top that I got in Terminal 21. I think it looks super cute with high waisted jeans, slacks or pencil skirts. Here I'm wearing it with a draped skirt, which also looks nice. It's perfect for a night out or whenever you want to look slightly dressed up. This kind of tops are actually quite cheap but they look expensive. I think I will get a couple more before I go home this spring. I'll also buy some black slacks. I've come to love the classy, luxe and classical style.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This evening we went to have dinner at the local sushi restaurant. I had Japanese potato croquettes, California Rolls, edamame beans, green tea and sake. I was not so fond of the sake but perhaps I like other kinds, this was very bitter and I don't like bitter things. My outfit was, in my opinion, very scandinavian, wintery and casual. I'm wearing leather tights, a modal top from Forrest & Bob and a lace bra from the same brand.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The inspiration of today; black jeans. Usually, I wear black jeans everyday but it's too hot out here. Not even blue jeans are cold enough! I should actually look for some white, slightly ripped jeans but I haven't found any yet. They would be better for Bangkok's current weather and perfect for when I return home in the spring. I'm also missing leather jackets and chunky furs.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Food I've been eating and looking at lately. I've only had bacon out here once, it's impossible to find the same kind and quality of bacon as they have at home. I've also had lots of avocado with tuna; one of my favourite quick lunches. I'm drinking jasmine tea every day and I've found this fab recipe of ginger nut biscuits from Hemsley + Hemsley. They are fab and healthier than most biscuits! I love spending time in the big supermarkets such as Gourmet Market in Siam Paragon and Emporium. They have so much stuff and many veggies and fruits that are new to me. Their cabbage selection is also a lot bigger than back home and I'm a big cabbage fan.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Today was lots of fun. My boyfriend and I went ice skating in the Central World shopping mall. It was quite a long time since I did that. I didn't go all in though, because as you can see, I was wearing a skirt and I was afraid that I'd fall and scrape my knees... Anyway. This is what I wore today. I love mixing black and white with red. Looks subtle but with a pop of colour. I have to go to bed soon because I'm going to work tomorrow. I hope you had a lovely weekend!
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Went to Horizons on top of the Zen Mall this evening to have dinner and cocktails. The place was very nice, probably a great disco but a little loud for dinner. Still fun though! The food was yummy and the drinks were good too. I had a Mint Caviar Mojito (on the left) and later I had a frozen mango and passionfruit cocktail. In this picture, there is another frozen drink and a Long Island Ice Tea.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
I went to MBK to buy some new covers for my iPhone 4s since they get dirty quite quickly - as do the plastic covers on the screen... I blame it on Instagram. Anyway, my iPhone is completely Barbie at the moment. Barbie pink cover and the plastic cover on the screen is covered in sparkles. They were difficult to capture in the picture but you can sort of discern them.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
There are super many waterfalls in Khao Yai national park but we only went to the two biggest (or most famous) ones. There weren't a lot of people, which was nice and the weather was also well - fairly cool but still warm and moist. I always dress rather Safari-ish whenever I have the opportunity to go someplace like this because it's practical and gives the pictures a more natural feeling. Here, I'm wearing my Forrest & Bob tee. I really hope that I can buy stuff from their webpage soon! Their modal tees are just to die for.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Today we drove to Khao Yai to spend a couple of days up here. We went to see the Heo Narok waterfall in the national park today. The stairs that led down to the viewpoint were super steep but I consider it an exercise... We also saw monkeys and some deer - unfortunately not black bears, wild elephants or tigers.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Dinner at Wabi/Sabi at Central World mall with my boyfriend. We had some delicious fried lotus crisps and California Rolls (Surprise, surprise...). Later we watched Yves Saint Laurent in the VIP Blue Ribbon Bangkok Airways theatre. They have the best seats ever that you can adjust by pressing a button and a special lounge where you can order lots of different stuff before the movie starts. They also serve popcorn and Coke inside the theatre before the movie starts, which is perfect if you're already carrying some shopping... The silk blankets and pillows are also quite comfy and you have a lot more privacy than in a regular theatre. I adored the Yves Saint Laurent movie, it was beautifully and artsy filmed and very interesting and informative.