Monday, January 23, 2017

Take Me Away

If you're a long time reader of this blog you'll know that this isn't my first time partnering up with eShakti. eShakti is an online women's clothing retailer that customizes clothing for women sizes 0-36. Aside from what seems like millions of designs and fabric patterns they have to offer, you can further customize your piece of clothing by changing the neckline, adding/removing sleeves, and pockets.

As I was perusing their website for additional information, I noticed that eShakti had included information on labor laws, wages, and work environment for the workers. For the past couple of years I've felt unsettled with the idea of sustainability in fashion and the overall lack of social responsibility in the apparel industry.  eShakti only employs workers 18+ and exceeds the minimum wage by 70%. Working conditions are well lit and ventilated, with toilet and sanitation facilities. These all seem like basic human rights, but the reality of the situation is that many factory workers overseas are children who work 60+ hours a week making pennies. The fact that eShakti is transparent and so forthcoming with information on how they treat their workers fairly is something all clothing companies should strive towards. 

You can check out this super whimsical and cute dress I'm wearing here: Balloon Print Belted Crepe Dress. They also offer $25 off your first purchase!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Derek Cardigan X Camilla D'errico


A couple weeks ago I was asked if i would be interested in checking out a line of sunglasses by Derek Cardigan featuring Canadian pop surrealism artist, Camilla d’Errico.  There were so many great designs that I had a super hard time choosing. I ended up getting the 'Loveless Bird 49' because the design reminded me of a watercolor painting! These sunglasses are for sure going to be seeing a lot of sunshine this summer!

Photos: David Shin

Monday, July 13, 2015


It's been a while since I've written a post. Work has been overwhelming and all consuming for the last couple of months. The amount of free time I had during the weekend was even more valuable to me, and blogging has unfortunately been put in the back burner. I always feel bad for not being able to do everything that I love, seeing friends, dance, blogging, photography, doing crafty things, etc. I guess that's the thing about growing up, it's no longer just about having fun. I reckon having some sort of balance is the key to a happier and more relaxed lifestyle. We'll see how that goes...

top- H&M // shoes- Steve Madden // watch- Michael Kors // Sunglasses- Tom Ford

Sunday, April 5, 2015 Alternate Fit Glasses

I've always been a huge fan of plastic framed glasses. The unfortunate thing about them is that the nose pad area is a one size fits all situation. It either sits on your face well or it doesn't. This is all dependent on whether you a have a high nose bridge. The majority Asians have a very flat bone structure and low nose bridge. I saw this dog on the street couple summers ago and found that the resemblance between me and him were uncanny.

Despite my non existent nose bridge, that didn't stop me from purchasing plastic framed glasses. I remember trying a pair of Chanels on with a cute little bow on the side and thinking I had to have them even though they kept sliding down my nose. That was when I became a full time granny and part time sexy secretary. reached out to me about their new Alternate Fit Collection that caters towards those who have a broad nose bridge, wide forehead, or high cheekbones. I ordered a Derek Cardigan Af7527 in black but realized that they were way to big for my face.

Super cute frames, but the stars did not align for us.

I sent them back and went to the Queen West retail location in Toronto to try on Derek Cardigan AF 7523  before reordering just to ensure that they were going to fit. (If you reside in Vancouver or Toronto, you're in luck because both cities have retail locations!) I absolutely love these glasses (the associates also did an amazing job adjusting them) and would recommend this collection to anyone who has a broad or flat nose bridge!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


My lovely friend Steffi invited me to the chocolate show last Sunday.  It was held in the rotunda at Roy Thompson hall. The were tons of booths set up with samples.  This is something I wouldn't usually pay to go as it was a pricey one day event. The entrance fee was $25 and to get the larger bite size samples you can purchase tickets and trade them in for samples ($10 for 10 tickets). It was also a good place to get Christmas gifts because there were so many options and specialty chocolate.

In case you ever had the urge to eat a shoe.

Chocolates with 24 K gold flakes sprinkled on top. Now you can shit gold too!

The one place I was going to pay for a sample. They ran out way too fast!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Korea- Food Porn

It's been over two months since my last post and almost a year ago when I traveled to Korea. I've only had the motivation recently to review, sort and edit them. 

Eating in Korea was a bit of a challenge, primarily due to their main dish being Kimchi and other dishes that make you feel like your mouth is on fire.  It's also hard eating while traveling alone whereas if you are in a group you can all order a bunch of things to share.  Seoul was great as I stayed at Seoul Base Camp hostel and managed to save some money and cook a bit of food (you can spend all month eating a different type of instant noodle every day!). My high school lover Connie was living in Seoul at that time so she took me around to a couple places! One of my favorites was Mubanna Chondak. Not exactly traditional Korean food but dang! That chicken... mhmm. Places to stay away from KFC, I should have known better.


During my stay in Jeju Island, I didn't dine out often as I was part of the temple stay that included food. All the food that we ate were vegetarian and grown on the farm there. They days were I left the temple to do some exploring around the temple, I primarily ate little things here and there at food stands.  They were all relatively inexpensive and so yummy!