HER Wishlist



With less than ten days until Valentines Day, allow me to help you out of the hot waters with gifts for your significant other, girlfriend or mom! I like treating my mom too on that day– because it’s a day to confess your great love right? 

I’ve compiled a board with beautiful, classic, and essential items to treat your lucky companion. These are the few items I found online that I’m absolutely in LOVE with for quite a while. Some were even previous gifts that have been given by yours truly. From a timeless lip colour to everyday handbag– you can’t go wrong with these. Good luck! xx



Proper Dialogue

Zara big cable knit sweater
See by Chloe Scalloped Tie Waist Shorts
Jo Malone Nectarine Honey & Blossom 100mL Perfume
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Body Lotion
I WONDER by Marian Bantjes
“C” 14K Gold Plated Custom Initial Pendant Necklace by Anice Jewellery 

I’m calling this post ‘Proper Dialogue‘ with Yourself.

I haven’t touched upon the topic of health and wellness. But I would like to take the time to write about my version of it on here, as this is a personal platform for my intimate thoughts to be share with my readers.

For those of you wondering, the winter season usually gives me a lot of time for me to reflect and assign certain goals to myself for the summer and/or for the rest of the year or two. But at times, I also find myself not accomplishing all the things I’d like to do within the given  span of time. For instance, I remind myself that I’m simply 22 years old, others will tell me I have a long way to go with plenty of time to build myself. I’d like to think that by the time I’m 28 years old, I would have built some sort of empire by then– a small to medium scale business per say while have been well-travelled to all the parts of the world that I wish to visit before settling down.

Other times, I doubt myself. And in those times, you ask yourself ‘am I on track?’ ‘Am I good enough?’ ‘But really, what is enough?’ These are the moments of self-criticism. These are the questions you ask yourself even during the best of times where you love yourself the most. You could probably relate to the saying ‘It happens to the best of us.’

I am my most toughest critic. On top of that, I’m a perfectionist…good combination right? Working as a designer, I am convinced that we enviably gravitate towards a stressful lifestyle, (correct me if I’m wrong but maybe it’s because I’m still young and haven’t figured out a good balance yet) in terms of standing out in the creative industry. Sleepless nights, vigorous meetings to appeal to all heads at the table… sound familiar? With that being said, I often forget how much I’ve done for myself and how well I’m doing. I usually blame myself big time for events that are really not worth fuming over, instead of remembering all the good I’ve done. It’s easier said than done but don’t allow yourself to become introverted where you might end up going into a dark place. People don’t usually realize how far deep they find themselves in the depths of depression and blame themselves. I believe in karma. I also believe in the law of attraction as well. So surrounding yourself with positive thoughts and positive people will definitely lift you up. ‘Something good comes out of everything that’s negative.’ A lesson, an experience, wisdom, relationships— whether it’s with someone else or yourself.

“You simply have to tell yourself that ‘this event does not define who I am.’
You’re an amazing individual with so much to live for.”

Don’t doubt yourself.

Here’s a new trick my wonderful girlfriend pitched for me to do when I do find myself in this instance and I would like to share with you guys. Firstly, grab yourself a writing tool. Pen, pencil… then get yourself a piece of paper or clean notebook. 

Prepare yourself to write out:

  • 3 things about career that you would like to achieve or work on. If you don’t have your career down just yet, then write about what you are aiming to do. What are your interests which you’d like to have your job encompass? Give yourself a plausible timeline.
  • Write out as many good things about your relationship that you can work on. It can be with your significant other, a family member, your best friends, long lost friends. I found that after school, a lot of my old friends and I have lost touch and I would like to change that.
  • Write out 3 things you are happy with yourself. It can be physically, emotionally, big accomplishments, great relationships you’re proud to have built.

Look at this note every 3-4 months to see your progress.

I want to dedicate this post to my younger sister as I want her to know that although I’m not always physically there, I want to still be as supportive as possible. Hope this advice helps my readers. I am also hoping to try out this trick and check back in 3 months or so and post an update.

Until next time, have a good weekend everyone. xx



Treasure Box

Banana Republic Bar Necklace
Banana Republic Matchstick Stud Earrings
Banana Republic Sparkle Bar Stud Earrings
Banana Republic Mini Gold Stud Earrings
Vintage Bangles
Mom’s Vintage Seiko Watch

I’ve alway been obsessed with interior design. What probably seemed like the best part in being an interior designer would be the opportunities to create a collective of stories in each space. I too wanted my space to captivate my personality and display many of my memories and be somewhat of visual biography. To own a collection of phenomenal furniture and decor, I would highly recommend starting early and continue to collect as you live. Each piece will mean so much to you and eventually will become a supporting piece to the next new thing you bring home.

About two years ago, I had brought beach sand from my trip to San Diego as a souvenir. My genius idea at the time was to place all the sand, mixed with shells in a maison jar mixed as a homemade paperweight. Not that it wasn’t creative enough, but I didn’t go through with that idea. Here comes the official DIY. Eventually I found this keepsake, vintage glass box with brass edges. My idea of a homemade sandbox-inspired jewellery box struck me and I went ahead and sealed the inside edges with a glue gun; this would prevent sand from escaping. It clearly isn’t the most practical storage box, but it had personality, atheistically contained and cushioned my accessories, as well as stored my short-lived memories from the beach. But then again, I hang my necklaces on picture frames, and cool looking wine bottles. I often time myself collecting small vintage perfume bottles– these too can be placed in the glass box. Think of these bottles like little messenger bottles found washed up on the shore. Jokes. (For those who don’t know me, I don’t frequently visit the beach. For 1.) I live in Canada 2.) A decent beach is quite far from where I am. 3.) Lack of time and effort to go there. The summer that just past, not once did I go to the beach or pool!) I sound anti-social but I swear I’m not!

After these photos were taken, I ended up placing the dried rose petals inside the box as well. Adds some more contrast and colours. The beautiful part about these displayed rose petals were their origin. My mom would collect all the red roses gifted within the family. Every occasion was not to be missed: graduations, birthdays, valentine days, as well as christmas. My mom still collects and dries all the roses and displays them throughout our home.

Seriously though, sometimes I wish we had much more longer summers and more attractive, clean beaches in Toronto. If there are any worth mentioning, please feel free to recommend to me. PS. Toronto Fashion week is next week! Let me know if you’ll be attending!


I know owning too many accessories can be a pain…
So I want to know, how do you guys store your jewellry?

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