This past sunday I had zero energy, zero inspiration to wake up and make breakfast, so when the hubby proposed we go out for breakfast….in 5minutes, I had jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth, splashed some cold water on my face, quickly applied my ruby woo and believe me not, I had even dressed up and was at the door. There are two ways I love to start my weekends, either go out for breakfast very early in the morning when the streets are still empty, when there is that cool morning breeze, when there is still some fresh air to breathe in before heavy duty truck drivers report on duty…..you know, just watch the day start or….. wake up very early and watch a movie, read a book as a enjoy my cup of Earl grey or go for yoga.
This is the second time we’ve had breakfast at Coco Veranda, beautiful setup, they take ages to serve but eventually you do get your order, strategically located, good menu to choose from.TinyMicia’s Outfit:-
Chanel bag | Glasses from a street vendor in Bangkok |Sweater from Romafour |Shorts from Odel |Loafers from Montecatini Italy
As you can see in the last photo I’m all smiles with my new pair of blue loafers from Odel. The brand is called Les Secrets de Vanessa. FYI a beautiful collection of shoes, all types, high and low in all amazing colours has just hit the third floor of Odel, call it a ”shoe invasion” so if you reside in Colombo spare some 5minutes to go check them out, make it 25minutes to be on the safe side:-) Back to my loafers….comfortable does not even start describing them. I have been biting my fingers all day wondering if i should go get the red pair and maybe the beige one too ?! then I won’t have to shop for shoes until the end of this year ? say an early birthday gift hmmmm
Les Secrets de Vanessa Loafers and Stripped Tee from Odel | Faux Leather tights from House of Fashion | Reserved Blazer from a store in Jakarta
Inspired by other bloggers out there I decided to share with you some of the beauty products that I use and I’m happy about. I hope to do this every once in month. Kindly note, this is not a product review post.
1. White Jasmine Facial Cleansing Balm
These first three products by Spa Ceylon Ayurveda are heaven sent. I have been a die hard loyal consumer of all things everything Nuetrogena but circumstances forced me to stop and a friend recommended trying out Ayurveda products which are made out of fine natural ingredients. I have been using these three for almost two weeks now and I’m totally sold. This week on my shopping list is a mask and scrub and honestly, I can’t wait !
4. Boots Lip care [Strawberry]I bought this lip balm in Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. I never travel without a hand moisturiser, lip balm and wet wipes. But this time my lip balm was missing so I grabbed one from a pharmacy on my way to the boarding gate. After using it for about two months now, I wish I picked five.
6. FabiolaFabiola, such a beautiful name ! The story behind this eau de parfum is….On our way home from our lovely honeymoon in Bali, I had 250,000 Indonesian Rupiah [USD20|Kshs1900] in my wallet, we had left the forex exchange bureau miles back and neither the hubby nor I had the energy to walk back so I was left with two choices, either to spend the money or keep it hoping to visit Indonesia in 15years and spend it….Finally I decided to buy me something, Fabiola was already there asking me to get her and so I didn’t hesitate one bit. It has a mild Fruity flowerish scent perfect for the day.
7. Salvatore Ferragamo Hand Cream Moisturiser
9. Elizabeth Arden Blaze|Elizabeth Arden Vintage Red|M.A.C Spice is Nice|M.A.C. Ruby Wo0My little lipstick collection brings this post to an end. Here are two of my favourite colours by M.A.C cosmetics; Spice is nice for the day and Ruby woo for the night [not religiously because I wear it during the day too but mostly at night] Apart from Lipsticks I also use the M.A.C swoon blusher ,M.A.C pressed powder NW50, M.A.C corrective concealer NW50 and M.A.C blush pink swoon. Though once in a while I cheat on my M.A.Cs with Elizabeth Arden[..so far I've enjoyed using blaze for the day and vintage red for the night] and Kiko Milano[..their lip gloss colours are to die for].
Wishing you all a lovely week ahead.
Time to show off those beautiful feet, no more hiding under socks and booties, time for pedis and occasional foot rubs. Time to invest in a beautiful pair or two or five of cute sandals. Here is a lovely inspiring spread that will make you swoon.
Happy new month !
1.Bright Bit Bags by Gucci
Totally in love with Gucci’s new line of bags recently launched by Frida Giannini for s/s 13. Perfect for both day and night adding colour to whatever outfit one is wearing. Pick a boo ? Honestly I wouldn’t mind being the lucky owner of all these lovely five because I love them all… but if I really have to choose ONLY one, I’d go for the pink one. FYI, I just learnt its not just pink, its ”Begonia pink” .
Tell me, which one would you pick ?
2.Brillant Fluo by Delvaux
Second on my list is this brilliant idea from Delvaux. Since 1829 the ateliers of Delvaux have been well known to create and present the most amazing, the most beautiful timeless hand made leather bags. They are defined sculptured bags that every woman with class will die for. Nothing screams royal like a Delvaux creation.
This time the house of Delvaux decided to go bold and colour the world by launching Brillant Fluo which will be available at the Dover street market in London and online . A must have this spring/summer.
3. Jennifer Hudson
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Two weekends ago hubby and I decided to quit the city hustle and hide away in a beautiful beach resort located in Negombo, the west coast of Sri Lanka. We spent two lovely nights at Jetwing sea, enjoyed beach walks, sunset aperitifs, lying under palm trees, listening to the sound of the sea, enjoying the cool breeze and of course the occasional room service. It was a blissful lazy weekend and we enjoyed every bit of it.
I’m a sunset lover, I live for such moments, watching a beautiful day end in a beautiful way. I’ve always believed its Gods way of saying,”goodnight my children”.
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There are places you visit and from the moment you step foot in that foreign land you feel at home, you feel like you don’t ever want to leave again and you wonder what took you so long to come. Thats how we felt when we landed in Bali. There is something warm and welcoming about the Island. Balinese are friendly, passing contagious smiles, they like to talk and make friends. Religion is tradition in this island, beautifully built temples, burning incense and women presenting flowers to the gods is a common sight throughout the day. Balinese ritualistic culture is overwhelming and leaves visitors with the urge to stay longer in order to comprehend.
Apart from the culture we enjoyed the long stretches of sandy beaches, the warm sea, tasty cuisine, the interesting balinese dance, lush rice fields, museums [our favourite was Antonio Blanco's in Ubud], antique and handcraft shops, textile shops and the list goes on. Ulundanu Beratan temple in Bedugul was our favourite. Located in a cool mountain town surrounded by lakes making it the perfect location for meditation. Talk of pure serenity !
We also had a chance to visit Tanah Lot and Uluwatu temple, the two famous sea temples well known for spectacular sunsets. Now I understand why famous movies stars choose exotic destinations like Bali to shoot movies.
I’m glad we did this trip, we have beautiful memories of the island and we hope to visit again in future. Here are 30 photos of 886 photos that we took in 10days.
Om Swasti Astu meaning may God shower grace and peace upon you
Grazie mille Giancarlo, Paolo, Mariagrazia
Tarja our guide was very supportive, patient, kind and always on time. Though his English is limited we still managed to understand each other. If you ever want to visit Bali and in need of a guided tour, which we highly recommend, feel free and contact him. He works with the brother Sumardana who speaks better English and arranges the tour packages for their clients. They are flexible and can either work with clients request or come up with a tailor made package to suit your need.
Mr. Sumardana Nyoman
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