Travel Lust

In the last 2 weeks I’ve been to Singapore and Manila. In the next 2 weeks I’m going to Bali and Tokyo. Half for work, half for fun, my travel schedule (and passport!) is full.

While I’ll be the first to admit that traveling is tiring, and can wear me out (particularly for work, what’s that about?), I gotta admit I’m pretty lucky. I’m a bit of a wanderlust to begin with, and I love going new places and meeting new people. Often roles in Asia are regional, so traveling is a part of life. Then you add on public holidays with amazing nearby destinations, and you end up with a life full of beautiful memories and a battered suitcase. Just another reason that this place is my home.

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Thinking I might need this cork globe to keep track of it all.

Singapore, Manila, Bali and Tokyo images.

A wonderful quote.

Beach Loving

My husband and I recently celebrated 5 years married {which also means 10 years together}. We decided that was a decent milestone, so we took off to a destination we’ve always wanted to visit– The Maldives.

As a popular destination for the rich and famous (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes honeymooned here, and William and Kate were on an island the same time we were visiting), its hard to get to and not cheap when you do. So we only managed it for a few days, but loved every second. It’s truly an island paradise– white sand, crystal blue water, private villas, and the best snorkeling we’ve ever seen.

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It was so special to have this experience together and a different way to celebrate than with the traditional anniversary gifts. I loved it, I loved being my husband, and hope we can go back together sometime soon!

Some Cool Things

A few things I’m thinking about right now…

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I’ve been looking for a small bag to go inside a bigger tote. Could this be the one?

I love these luggage tag save-the-dates.

These quinoa breakfast bars look yummy and hearty.

If they made this tea towel in a card, I’d be ready for Valentine’s day.

Welcome Back!

After  a rough end to 2013 with losing the content from the last 5 years, it has taken me a bit to pick up the pieces and move on. But it’s a new year and I’m ready to get started {better late than never, right?}. Here’s a few things I’m thinking about to make 2014 awesome.

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1. Put on a DIY workshop. Wouldn’t this leather cuff be cool? {image}

2. Celebrate Every Day! Really, I mean it! By living in the moment and enjoying the little things, and any chance to have a party {and cake!}. {image}

3. In the last few years I’ve really started to find my personal style. I hope I can continue to grow and explore in that {and try out these cute nails}. {image}

4. Spread the party love. More on this later. :) {image}

5. This little sign motivates me. {image}

6. We are going to have to look for a new apartment soon. I’m hoping to create a beautiful and comfortable home. {image}

7. I threw myself into eating healthy last year. I plan to keep it up! {image}

8. I really want to make it to Japan. I hope I hope!! {image}

9. This image is from an awesome hike of Hong Kong, combining exercise and exploring my city. More of this, please! {image}

 

Just a little about what I’m doing about and where I’m going. How about you? Any plans for the year? Or have you already give up on resolutions?

Looking forward to seeing lots more of you! xoxo