THE ARTISAN FLORIST

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Happy Bunch Flowers

I find plant symbolism interesting in a way its origins are extremely subjective. Blue roses symbolizes mystery and attaining the impossible. Coincidently, this is my view of blue roses. They possess a sense of mystique that differs vastly compared to its commercial counterparts; red roses. 

Here, this bouquet of blue roses is from the local florist subscription called Happy Bunch. Brilliant idea and brilliant execution. I really wouldn't mind subscribing to its monthly service because who wouldn't mind waking up to fresh flowers right?
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GREY REMINISCENT

Friday, May 8, 2015

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Topshop boutique tank top   ⏐   ZARA pants   ⏐   Banana Republic belt   ⏐   Sol Sana heels  ⏐    L'Usine pouch   ⏐  Yves Saint Laurent ring

I am never really a grey-wearing sort of girl, but lately I find the colour to be quite 'clean'. In a way, it complements my skin tone which I thought it didn't previously. I figured it has to be in a certain hue of grey in order to not completely shadow me out. Here I kept in simple, pairing it with my trusty pants from ZARA years ago and a pair of minimalist heels form Sol Sana. The pants were my presentation pants during my undergraduate years. I remember it was for a very important presentation for my advanced audit class. Thinking about it totally brought back memories where my stomach was churning the entire time. It was a brutal and intense 20 minutes. Brutal as it was, I would give anything in the world to have those years back. 
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LUNCH STORY

Monday, May 4, 2015

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/1/ RM9 cupcakes in DR.inc with the faux python clutch and marble surfce as the primary backdrop.
/2/ Me, holding this almost done guave and lemongrass soda at one of the birch wood tables in VCR.
/3/ Unpacking a freshly delivered healthy version of a duck bahn mi via Foodpanda.
/4/ Showcasing a freshly delivered lunchbox at the company's playroom. Of course, the potted plants served as a complimentary backdrop. Food wise, the healthy food delivery service can definitely do better. Bland is not my thing but does healthy and bland come hand in hand? I hope not. 


Lunch is where I find some 'fun' in my working hours and thankfully, I have my colleagues who join me in my profound obsession of lunch food products shots. The current status of this profound obsession is slowly fading away but here's some which process came in many laughs. From healthy lunch boxes, to sandwich delivery, to artisan sodas, to ridiculous RM9 cupcakes. Some lunch story indeed. 
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STAYCATION

Friday, May 1, 2015

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Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

It is sometimes refreshing to know that there is a hidden sanctuary hidden within the hustle and bustle of the city. I planned a staycation at this private estate one labour day morning. Just me, the beau, the pool, the books and the verendah. It was just pure relaxation without much 21st century technology. Of course, we were well taken care of as well. Complimentary baskets of local snacks, in-house made butter biscuits, fresh tropical fruits, dehydrated fruits and evening drinks. It's moment like this where I find myself again; in the form of reading. Sometimes I feel our surroundings caused us to be so self absorbed with social media and the reality of life, it's good to have a break from it.

Irony isn't it. Here I am talking about how social media is the reason for our gradual self absorbing ways, but at the same time I am writing this down in a social media platform.
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BOWERHAUS

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Bowerhaus Silver Hematite

Homegrown and celebrated in Asia Pacific. Bowerhaus specializes in handmade jewelry that are made of semi precious beads and pearls. The whole catalogue might easily seemed as a curated collection of beautiful trinkets and well-cared vintage jewelry that are sourced from weekend markets in Europe. It definitely exudes an eccentric old world charm and understated confidence that is befitting of how I feel as of late. 
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SURPRISE BY THE POOL

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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A few weeks ago, I was at a surprise birthday party made for a friend. What supposedly was to be a relaxing weekend chilling by the pool, became a last minute surprise birthday party where we decided to throw in some helium balloons, birthday cupcakes and a personalized lunch menu. It was a success of course; popping a bottle of bubbly and munching down the guacamole, yogurt parfait and assorted bagels we made. It is my definition of an unexpected feast. Refusing to get our hair wet and go through the pain of blowdrying it; we end up lounging around the jacuzzi, taking multiple photos for each other and doing crazy, unexpected stuff in lieu of taking the best photos. Literally, eat-pose-love!
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SUDIO SWEDEN. KLANG.

Friday, April 24, 2015

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TOCCA parfum   ⏐   Sudio Sweden 'Klang' earpbones

These Sudio Sweden Klang earphones are a more discreet compliment to my Frends Layla headphones. I realized the latter might be a little too distracting at work due to it's gold and white self and I am presumed to look like a Star Wars character. Not great. So, the 'Klang's are a good alternative in terms of design, quality and sound. Of course, they are incomparable against Dr Dre's or Frends, but I would say they are pretty good for the price point. Less on the bass though, but points for the minimalist design. 
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