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[Fashion] Every Girl Needs A Little Red Dress

13 Mar

Dressing up is my hobby.

Call me vain, but it gives me so much joy while dressing up myself (or others). I enjoy doing it ever since I was a little girl. Today’s post is dedicated to the extra effort I put in to dress up for a special occasion, our anniversary celebration.

I always have a little red dress ready in my closet for a special occasion. When Kelvin told me that he is bringing me to somewhere special for the date, I decided to throw on this chic and sexy red dress. It is a body-con skirt with a deep v cut at front part. Definitely a fashionable piece for date nights and anniversary celebrations.

I paired it with a pair of handmade blue feathers crystal earrings and a leather tassel belt.

It took me a good 90 minutes to get ready.

That evening, he brought me to the iconic Bangkok rooftop restaurant Sirocco located at the 63rd floor of Lebua Hotel, the world’s highest alfresco restaurant. The sense of happiness begins with the walk down the artistically lit staircase, with the city below and the soothing strains of the jazz band resonating through the warm breeze.

We ordered the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings, which means each dish would come with a glass of pairing wines. I have never tasted so many different wines over one meal in my whole life. And amazingly, I was still able to walk straight to the Sky Bar for another glass of champagne after the dinner *Bravo*

Overlooking the city lights of Bangkok, it was indeed an incomparably romantic repast.

We have been together for 13 years. And as our marriage matured, celebrating anniversary really gives us a chance to look back over the intervening years and see how far we have come, what we have achieved (or not), and how we have changed and grown.

It helps us to cherish and reminds us to love.

Hope you enjoy today’s story of the little red dress. Thank you so much for reading and allow me to share my fashion coordinates and daily musings here. Wishing you a great week ahead!

XOXO Eryn

[Tales Of A Heiress] Episode 2 Paris Fashion Week

22 Feb

Hello everyone!!

PFS2Every time I pack for Paris, I will choose unique designs and contrasting colours. Whenever I am in the city of love, I feel the freedom to be my true self

☆THE OTT GIRL☆

~LOL~!

PSF7 As I will be rushing to my first show straight after touching down, so I need to make sure that I look “impeccable” when I landed. I wear my favourite taffeta blue dress with the simplest design and pair it with a red beret. I keep my white fur coat in my hand luggage, in case it gets too chilly there.

PSF8Due to the special locations of each shows, Paris fashion week is always busy as there will be a lot of hoofing around the city. To me, the highlights of this trip will be Nina Ricci and Lanvin. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for fall/winter.

PSF6I style this look with minimum jewellery and red lipstick to keep it simple. Might change the shoes to pumps if it gets too cold 🙂

PSF5To me the excitement of being a part of the fashion week is actually outside where street fashion flourishes. Bloggers, photographers, reporters and editors are amazingly dressed, armed with the best cameras and ready to shoot. The energy was intriguing!

PFS3On the last day of this trip, my fiancé who just happened to be in London for a conference has a little surprise for me 🙂

We’ll be having our anniversary dinner at Le Jules Verne!!

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OMG! What should I wear?

PSF9Thank you so much for reading and have a lovely weekend!!

Bonne journée~ 

XOXO

Special thanks to: Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour

In the next episode, a stylish new plan will be revealed! I am going to announce something really big that’s been happening in my life. *Excited*

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Paris Is Always A Good Idea~

Book Your Next Holiday at These 3 Luxury Hotels in Asia

12 Dec

Time for a getaway!

Consider all the good work you have done in the year, you definitely deserve a vacation. Travel seems to be a good way to forget about work-related stress for a while, and rejuvenate in a new environment.

The vital aspect of having a nice holiday is the hotel itself. After all, a comfortable place to come home to makes all the difference. Furthermore, these exciting luxury hotels I have sussed out are all absolutely beautiful, making them just as intriguing as the cities they are based in.

Tower Club st Lebua, Bangkok

1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 (66) 2624-9555 (T) 

Searching for a luxurious five-star hotel in Bangkok, one where every moment is memorable, personal, and exceptional? Just look up, then come in and discover why they were named the World’s Leading Luxury All-Suite Hotel at the World Travel Awards.

Here on the 51st through 59th floors, the views from 221 gigantic suites are even more extraordinary, the separate bedrooms, living room and kitchenette complemented by the infinite thoughtful touches that reflect the personalized, intuitive service that pervades every floor – like customized check-in and check-out, because here every moment counts.

The non-alcoholic minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, and premium bathroom amenities, are all complimentary, as is your access to the intimate and sophisticated Tower Club Lounge with its continental breakfast, light luncheons, afternoon high tea, and canapés and, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages until 6pm.

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(Click HERE if you wish to have a tour >.<)

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The Magnificent Palace of Versailles

14 Oct

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Nothing quite compares to the palace of Versailles.

A stunning example of French Baroque architecture, Versailles is one of the most popular, history-steeped attractions in the Paris environs. You sure want to spend a day exploring this golden palace.

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It would be safe to say that the word “gold” beautifully and aptly describes the entire palace at Versailles. Gold is a reference to the reign and the majesty of Louis XIV, known as The Sun King, the longest reigning king in the European history.

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King Louis XIV had transformed the hunting lodge into something no one would ever surpass: Versailles.

Built to astound, Versailles is impossible to see in a day, with its vast interiors and enormous gardens. Louis conceived the Versailles Palace, located 13 miles southwest of Paris, which had been the political capital of France from 1682 to 1789 and the opulent home of many French kings. Generations of architects, landscape designers, sculptors and decorators worked on the palace, one of the most magnificent estates in the world. It features 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 2,153 windows, 27 acres of roofing, and 55 fountains.Millions of visitors flock yearly to this palace, attracted by its borderline gaudy, over-the-top decorations. It has been an enormously costly place ever since Louis XIV began its construction during the 1700s, setting the international gold standard for “high maintenance.”

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I was so amazed by everything in Versailles. While we walked passed the corridor, I couldn’t help but stood in front of this statue for a long time to adore every stroke of the master craftsmen who created it. And there are hundreds of them…

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Chapel of Versailles. This is one of the most impressive sights in Versailles. Every day at 10am, the court would attend the King’s Mass. Because the French Monarchy believed that the King was chosen by God, the paintings and sculptures in the chapel represent the idea that the king was God’s lieutenant here on earth.

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Hall of Mirrors, in the 17th century mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess. So it seems natural that the principal features of this hall are the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arched windows overlooking the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357. And when coupled with the gilding, the mirrors look MAGNIFICENT!

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The Queen’s bed-chamber. Most recent restoration work involved new wall coverings and the application of fresh guild on hundreds of door and window frames, moldings and ornamental carvings. Nineteen royal births took place here. The bed itself is dwarfed by the size of the room and the height of the ceiling.

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Galerie des Batailles. A gallery with 118 paintings to glorify French military history from the Battle of Tolbiac to the Battle of Wagram.

Studying history and visiting museums are among the favourite things I like to do. I sort of regretted that I wore high heeled boots to Versailles, it makes me look like a complete idiot walking on pebble stone outdoor and just when I finished touring the palace, I could hardly feel my feet…

Fortunately, the pictures come out to be nice.

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Everything about Palace of Versailles is beyond comprehension. The scope of the creativity, the talent of the artisans, the time and the expense involved boggles the mind.

If you are fascinated by this little peek into the palace of Versailles and would like to see more, you can log on to Chateau Versailles website.

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Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a nice weekend ahead.

God bless all of you.

XOXO Eryn

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OMG! Snacks Can Be Turned Into Delicious Recipes!

22 Sep

Do you ever know that snacks can be turned into a delicious cuisine? Do you still think that snacks are just junk food with low nutrients? Have a look at the recipes below and I am sure you are going to look at snacks from a whole new perspective!

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Yeko Potato Sticks

(Mini Chicken Burger Set)

Ingredients: DIY chicken burger patties, Tomatoes, Salad greens, Quail eggs, Mini buns, Yeko Potato Sticks (Mild Cheese Flavour).

Step:

  1. Chop chicken breast into paste; add some spices, white pepper powder, salt, corn starch, and stir into mash.
  2. Knead meat paste into round shape, slightly flatten it into patties, place them onto hot pan and pan-fried till both surfaces turn into golden color.
  3. Slice the mini bun into two, cut tomatoes, clean salad greens and drip dry the water, pan-fired quail eggs.
  4. Assemble all the ingredients of the burger set.
  5. Replace the french fries with Yeko Potato Sticks (Mild Cheese Flavour), lovely Mini Chicken Burger Snack Plate is done!

Little Bear (Chocolate Cup Cakes)

Ingredients (Cake): Chocolate flavoured cupcakes baking powder, Eggs, Cooking oil.

Ingredients (Decoration): Butter, Sugar powder, Colored little stars, BIKA Little Bear Chocolate Biscuits.

Step:

  1. Use the premixed chocolate cupcakes baking powder, follow the instruction to mix in eggs and cooking oils, stir and pour into paper cup for baking.
  2. Stir butter cream till fluffy at room temperature, mix in sugar powder, stir till the mixture turns white, place the butter cream into a squeeze bag and squeeze the cream on top of the cupcake as decoration.
  3. Sprinkles little stars on butter cream and place a BIKA Chocolate Little Bear on top of the cream.

Easy Bar (Ceasar Salad)

Ingredients: Ceasar salad greens, BIKA Easy Bar Cheese Corn Stick.

Step:

  1. Making this Ceasar salad at home, you don’t need to need to bake croutons as it can easily be replaced by BIKA Easy Bar Cheese Corn Stick. The Cheese flavour will make the salad taste better!

Big Breakfast (Oats and Biscuit Milk + Scrambled Egg)

Ingredients: Wholemeal bread, Eggs, Mushrooms, Organic tomatoes, BIKA Oats & Biscuit (Milk)

Step:

  1. Apply butter on the bread and toast it, or use pan to pan-fried till both surfaces turn into golden color.
  2. Slice the mushrooms and fry till cooked, add some black pepper and salt to enhance the flavour.
  3. Crumble BIKA Oats & Biscuit (Milk) and put it into bowl, mix in two eggs, stirring, pour into pan and make it into scrambled egg. The egg will be full of milk aroma and taste good just by itself!

BIKA Chicken Flavoured Crackers (Potatoes Ball)

Ingredients: Potatoes, Eggs, Wheat Flour, BIKA Chicken Flavoured Crackers.

Step:

  1. Insert BIKA Chicken Flavoured Crackers into ziplock bag, crush it, pour into bowl and pending for further step.
  2. Place the potatoes into hot water and cook till soften, peel skin, press into mashed potatoes and pending for further step.
  3. Knead mashed potatoes into ball or stick shape, you can also insert some cheese as filling if you like, fry till cooked.
  4. Coat the mashed potato ball with wheat flour; then dip in eggs fluid; after that mix with crushed crackers.
  5. Use medium heat to fry the coated potato balls till golden color.
  6. The crushed crackers is used to replace bread crumbs, the fried potatoes ball is as crispy and its taste is magically enhanced by the chicken aroma.

Devil Eggs

Ingredients: Eggs, Potatoes, Mayonnaise, Paprika, BIKA Pyramid Crackers (Smoky Barbecue)

Step:

  1. Prepare few soft-boiled eggs, cut into half, separate egg white and egg yolk.

  2. Use egg white for plate decoration purpose. Stir egg yolk, cooked and soften potatoes, mayonnaise together and add some salt into the mixture.

  3. Scoop the egg yolk mashed mixture and place onto the egg white, sprinkle some paprika and place one BIKA Pyramid Cracker (Smoky Barbecue) on top, it will be a very popular snack if it is being served in party.
  4. Its lovely shape is quite attractive and BIKA Pyramid Crackers (Smoky Barbecue) will enhance the overall taste of the snack.

After looking at all the creative snacks recipes above, do you feel like making yourself and your loved one some lovely snacks meal too? Eating smart and maintaining a balanced diet for you and your little ones are vital to live a healthier lifestyle. I hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as I do!

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These recipes are actually a translated version from my dear friend Jennifers’s blog. You can click HERE to read the original version.

Thank you so much for reading and have a good day!

XOXO Eryn

 

 

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