Monday, 14 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
My mother reminded me on a phone call yesterday that I have actually moved 18 times in the past 12 years. Wow! Through the years I've learned a few tricks about making a house a home. For a simple way to make your place cozy I recommend candles. Candles really warm up a room, and there is such a welcoming feeling when a candle is burning. I know when I go to Maura's apartment, she always has a candle lit in the kitchen and in her family room. The scents can be so pleasant and really lend in making a relaxed environment.
Lyndhurst Terrace is home to probably the best candle boutique in town; The Candle Company. Filled with every shape, size, colour, scent and accessorie imaginable... tea lights, tin candles, jar candles.....They also carry some of the most fragrant oils and oil burners like Ginger Lily and Sandalwood that are sure to make your apartment smell fresh!
I'm down to unpacking my last few boxes. I will definitely be heading over to The Candle Company to pick up some candles over the weekend. The best part is, if I can't make it out, The Candle Company offers delivery service so I can just place my order online!
By the way, candles make a great Holiday gift for just about any girl whethere it be your mom, mother-in-law, friend or even colleague!
The Candle Company
11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2545 0099
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
The cold weather season is upon us and if you are looking for ways to heat up the holidays then look no further than Passionately Yours. Passionately Yours was founded to help people in Hong Kong feel comfortable about bringing a little spice into their life. Their product line is filled with a variety of toys, books, music and DVDs that will inspire both the shy and outgoing of us all!
We often get asked about Hen Parties or Girls Night Out ideas and we think it would be so fun to have a Passion Party. Grab your girlfriends and plenty of wine (think this is a must have!) and invite Passionately Yours into your home for an eye opening evening filled with education and tons of laughs.
The whole idea of the parties is to have girly fun and learn about what is out there in a friendly and social environment. They also have Gift Collections so you can really treat the Bride on her big night out! The three of us are pretty shy when it comes to these sorts of things so we were happy to find out that the girls at Passionately Yours can create a party that is as vanilla or far out there as you want! Click here for more information on their parties.
We do blush a little talking about this so if you want to learn more visit the Passionately Yours website to see all the different toys and games that are out there for you to enjoy! They also do private appointments or can help you over the phone so don’t hesitate or be nervous about asking anything at all – chances are they have heard your question before!
P.S. - You can find some sizzling Holiday gift ideas on their site as well….’Tis the season to be naughty!
Friday, 4 December 2009
Piecco (who previously worked in the banking industry) creates beautiful handbags made from exotic animal skins in amazing colors and textures. He currently has two lines: Haute Couture and Merci Dani. The Haute Couture Collection is all about being unique so when you order a bag from this collection you will sit down with Piecco and determine the concept and design for the bag. The Merci Dani Collection takes inspiration from the bags that are created in the Haute Couture collection. We love his clutches that are inspired by your own mobile phone number – so creative!
Piecco is such a great personality that we couldn’t write about his bags without interviewing him. We suggest heading to his new studio on On Wo Lane (NoHo) to really get the full Piecco experience. We guarantee he will make it entertaining for you!
Sassy: Why did you decide to leave the financial world for a career in the fashion/handbag industry?
Piecco: The decision wasn't really made by myself... I believe when the right time comes, you will mostly know and grab on to it. It's very simple in Chinese, 春來草自生
Sassy: What is your favourite piece from your new collection?
Piecco: I like the "Diana clutch" as it's easy to carry, dress up/dress down and it is very multi-functional.
Sassy: What type of girl carries a Piecco handbag?
Piecco: I would say a girl with an open mind who likes to explore new things. My handbags are about concept, texture and color (including my black bags as they are different shades of black). I believe it takes time to see what they really are and that's why there is a description card in every bag.
Sassy: What is your must have fashion essential?
Piecco: Pink cotton shirt, white sailor pants, funk bright Addidas sneakers and of course a "piecco".
Since the quality is great the clutches are not cheap but we can think of a million ways to justify having one of his little black clutches - we are in love!
piecco - First Floor, Number Eight, On Wo Lane, NoHo