WEEKEND ROUND UP

17 July 2015

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Dinner date night at Brasserie Gavroche with the boy. I was a foodie before I met him, but I realised what a weak foodie I am ever since being with him. He is the true epitome of foodie. He knows his shit so well and he handles the kitchen waaaay better than I do. He talks to me about fish, herbs, steak, wine, and even things like grills and pans but half the time I am clueless about what he is jabbering about. If you’ve seen one of my IG post recently featuring this deliciously looking plate of cream lobster fettuccine, well I’m sorry if you think I cooked it. Haha he did everything from scratch and it was honestly really good. I don’t think I’ve actually said it out but I’m a proud girlfriend!!! Thank you and you shall continue to cook for me for the rest of your life :*

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I’m not exactly a huge fan of macarons but somehow, looking at them just makes me happy. And a lil excited every time. These are from Pierre Herme and are ridiculously priced. Think a box of 7 colourful sugar balls at about 50 SGD. But like almost everyone else, I got them anyway because it’s Pierre Herme and because I can’t get them in Singapore. But seriously also because they were Instagram worthy. :D

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With the loveliest owners behind Ohvola. So proud of how far they have came and how the brand has grown into a label known internationally :’)

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Top – Hyphen | Jeans – Pomelo | Heels – Zara | Bag – Blingblingsister

I don’t know about you but I am reaaaally digging my own outfit. Am also in love with the interior and deco at the Ohvola party held at Boufé cafe. Always wish I’ve an eye for design… Being an interior designer has always been something that’s at the back of my mind but I’ve never approach it before. I just love and appreciate it when people does it nicely. I even have a folder full of interior inspirations! On another note, has anyone tried Boufé cafe’s brunch menu yet? I heard it’s pretty good, can’t wait to try it out myself!

Here’s a song I’ve been playing on repeat recently. Hope you like it and have a good weekend y’all!

XX,
Fran

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TREKKING THROUGH RICE PADDY FIELDS

16 April 2015

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Stripe Shirt Dress – Pink Aisle
Shoes – Lee Cooper

Photos by Smittenpixels

Today’s article features one of my favourite shirtdress. I know I might have say this countless times about shirtdresses but really, this one has the perfect stripes, length, thickness and pockets! Well, I probably say something else another day but right now, this one from Pink Aisle will do for me :) I mean, seriously guys, one can never have too many shirtdresses right?! They are like my favourite after ripped shorts!

The other day I was just showing the boy a picture of a shirtdress and asked him his thoughts on it and he gave me a puzzled look. He said it either has to be a dress or a shirt, there is no such thing as a shirtdress. #thingsmyboyfriendsays However that being said, it is still a very casual-sexy look that when not worn properly might look a little inappropriate…. You know the look when you comes out of your boyfriend’s bedroom in the morning… But seriously that look only happens in the TV shows and movies, how many of you actually wear a shirt to bed? Or pick a shirt out and wear it absentmindedly in the morning? No really, I’m seriously asking here.

That aside, this stripey piece here followed me to Uluwatu, Bali and I had much fun (and hesitation initially) trekking through the soggy rice paddy fields. Paired it with my old but trusty straw hat and I think this look fits in just right!

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Fiona and I met the sweetest paddy field worker who, despite the communication barrier, held our hands and brought us around the soggy field and occasionally laughed at us when we were scared to make a jump or cross a small drain or when we were freaked out by some unknown scary looking insects. Haha. She just stood there and watched us shoot the whole time and half way through, plucked a tiny flower and asked to put it on my ear.

It really warms my heart to know sometimes, there are people who have zero ill intentions and just want the best for others. This lady here, prolly for most part of her life, led a really simple lifestyle and I can tell that she is truly happy and contented with what she has. The villagers do not crave for the kind of lifestyle we have – constant 4G on the phone, neverending competition with each other, the latest gadgets, the trendiest clothes, be seen at the hottest clubs or have food that piqued our tastebuds anytime we want.

They have nothing like that but a simple life and a heart full of love. I mean if your surroundings aren’t influenced by social media and stuffs, then you won’t get the desire to e.g own this raddest pair of sneakers right? All they do is bring food to the table, and to OUR tables and have families and friends close. This is why I am always so interested in all the kampung stories my mom used to tell me because it amazes me to know how they find joy in the simplest things in life and here I am, ashamed that I am not even satisfied with my Iphone 5s. I know it is their culture so it is unfair to compare with ours but really, I wish we could all take a step back and learn from them a little. Maybe it’s time to put down our phones for awhile, spend some quality time with our family and pet or maybe even build a terrarium from scratch (this is very random but I’ve always wanted to learn how to build one heh so).

Chill and spread love people!

XX,
Fran

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