Sunday, November 29, 2009

Style Alert ::: Zooey Deschanel.

Ever since I've watched 500 Days of Summer, I can't help but to notice how crystal clear is Zooey Deschanel's skin and her eyes! It's the bluest ever! Everything about her just seem surreal. From then onwards, I started to google her and how I just adore and love her indie hippie style. Definitely one of "to look out for" artist/musician.

Bisous xo

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Apple Pancakes with the girls.

Recipe taken from Jamie Oliver

• 1 egg
• 1 teacup regular self-raising flour
• 1 teacup milk
• Pinch of salt
• 1 pear, grated core and all
• A few knobs of butter
Natural yoghurt, to serve
• Runny honey, to serve

dessert recipes | serves 4

1. Put the flour, milk, egg and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Once combined, grate in the pear, core and all then stir it through with a spoon.

2. Put a large pan on a medium heat and add a knob of butter. Once that melts, add the batter, a spoonful at a time to the hot pan. You’ll need to cook them in batches, cooking them for a few minutes until golden on the bottom then flipping over and cooking for a few minutes more until they’re done.

3. When they are golden and fluffy serve them right away with a dollop of natural yoghurt and some runny honey drizzled all over the top.

Bisous xo

Food Adventure.

Egg & Bacon Burger ::: Kuma's Corner

Mortadella Pie ::: Great Lake

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream ::: Great Lake

If you're in Chicago, please try these two eateries I feel it would be as good as it looks. For more details, click here.

Bisous xo

In a day's work.

White wine + chocolate and gossip + cards always make great couples!

Bisous xo

Holga Lust.

With my endless devotion and lust for cameras, this is certainly one of them. SuperHeadz has come up with Shironeko Cat Holga in a Can. The design is very eye-catching plus it definitely bring to your attention when it starts to "meow" literally. Perfect accessory and gift especially during holiday season like Christmas. Available at Urban Outfitters.

Bisous xo

psss ::: listening to All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey. Totally classic.

The Crane Master.

Max Steiner's Gold Peace Crane Necklace ::: available at refinery29 gift central

Bisous xo

Boy Meets Girl.

Bisous xo

Thursday, November 26, 2009

DIY Project Number 2 & 3.

Was browsing through the usual and spotted this! I tried to do something similar without any chains and behold the below picca...

I did it again! I made a pair of brooch with beads and sequins and I was surprised myself with the result. I'm sure I can do better with the workmanship but for now I'm a satisfied woman :D The third one would be the mini shawl with pearls. The shawl's fabric was actually from a long top. I kind of trimmed it shorter and I used the extra fabric for the shawl(well, don't waste while you can right?) and as for the pearls, I sew on to it (one side of the shawl) so I can use it in two different ways (as you can see from the picca). These two DIYs took me about 6 hours or so. I can tell you the hours spent on this is worth it ;)

What do you think yourself?

Till then, have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend!!! - Guess I'll be munching away heaps of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, clam chowder soup and the list goes on...

Bisous xo

psss ::: shoutout to Ms. Cherry Koh @ my dai ka jie - Have a spanking great Italian winter holiday!!!!! See you on the 14th :) :) :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Guess what will it be this time?

More to come soon.

Bisous xo

A dessert that never fails...

Sis made chocolate cake last weekend and there were leftovers when I came back. Instead on munching them alone, I filled the old school Coca Cola glass(or any glass you prefer) with vanilla ice cream and bananas layer by layer. Final result : the above picca. I think it's a great idea to serve this when you have a movie night in or a slumber party to throw or maybe a casual cocktail dinner.

Bisous xo

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tea with Alice.

If you're a tea-time person, this is your call. Head down to Ritz Boston or New York for a Christmas themed cupcake tea. Click here for the menu.

Bisous xo

Monday, November 23, 2009

If you're a morning person...

Apple and orange muesli with blueberries, pecans and roasted coconut

Smoked haddock eggs Benedict

Baked mushrooms with sausage, bacon and tomatoes

Rich breakfast pancakes

All piccas taken from Delicious. Click here for the recipes.

Bisous xo

Look of the week.

This is when you grab coffee during fall ::: doitinparis

Bisous xo

DIY Project Number 1.

When I first saw this in pixiemarket, I swoon and thought that it would make a great statement accessory. However due to the hefty price tag, I decided to DIY instead. Then I thought it would be difficult to do, not knowing a single clue on how to start with no sort of experience.

I then let go of the project and soon after when I went to my favourite handicraft shop, I suddenly had this idea all over again. The final product? Look below.

My version of tulle wrist band =)

It's not exactly as hard as I thought it was and I'm glad I did it. Ideas after ideas came in and I ended up making three more DIYs. That would be in my next post.

Till then, have a rainbow Monday.

Bisous xo

Sunday, November 22, 2009

MIA no more.

Dear entry number 276th,

Apologies for the MIA. Been busy with some DIY projects which I can't wait to show you and a wedding to attend this weekend. I promise my upcoming entry will be a good one.

Till then, have a merry Sunday.

Bisous xo

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dutch Glamour Nov 2009.

Bisous xo

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pre-plan NYE No.1

Bisous xo

Behind the scenes...

Harper's Bazaar Dec 2009 feat Victoria Beckham

Bisous xo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If you need one of these...

Bisous xo

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Keoke Coffee.

Recipe taken from My Recipes.

Time: 5 minutes. This cozy coffee drink makes a nice substitute for dessert after a big meal.

Yield: Serves 2


  • 4 tablespoons each brandy, Kahlúa, and crème de cacao
  • 3 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 4 tablespoons whipped cream (optional)


Divide brandy, Kahlúa, and crème de cacao between two mugs. Add half of coffee to each. Top with whipped cream if you like.

Bisous xo

Sudden hit of reality.

Been thinking about the past lately. What if I take the road I didn't take in the past? Would it be any different from what I've become now? Or would it still be the same? What if we meet in a different situation? Would we still be close friends or would we be just an acquaintance we wished we never met? Was it because we never really click or the person you and I had become? Or maybe because of the nature of our characteristics? Or maybe because we both can't handle the truth? What if we amend things? Would it save what we built together when we first met or will it fall crashing down? Will we forgive each other? Is there such truth behind "forgive and forget"?

Regret is one of my weaknesses in life. I tend to regret a lot of things. However, after realising that there is no undone or ctrl z in life, I just have to live with it. Live with regrets of life. Oh! Such a burden to carry a friend once said. I wished there is a "Haitian" to erase all of my unhappiness and regrets in my life. One can only wish.

Now I will only wish one thing and one thing only.

To everything we had gone through, I can only wish you well.

Bisous xo

*To those who are concerned, no worries as I'm already better :) I used to be way more emo than this.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another day, another bootie to drool.

Bisous xo

Potato, Salmon and Spinach Patties With Garlicky Dill Cream.

Recipe taken from NY Times.

Time: 45 minutes plus at least 30 minutes’ chilling.


10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed

2 cups mashed potatoes, chilled

8 ounces cooked salmon fillet, flaked

2 1/2 cups panko or bread crumbs

4 large eggs

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup all-purpose flour


2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste

1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Olive or vegetable oil for frying.

1. Squeeze as much water from spinach as possible. Place in a bowl and add potatoes, salmon, 1 cup panko, 2 eggs, salt and pepper; mix well to combine.

2. Place remaining bread crumbs in a wide, shallow bowl. Place remaining eggs in a second bowl and beat lightly. Place flour in a third bowl.

3. Form spinach mixture into 3-inch patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Dip each patty into flour, tapping off excess, then the egg, letting excess drip into bowl. Coat evenly with panko crumbs. Transfer patties to a large baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

4. Meanwhile, make dill cream: In a mortar and pestle or with the back of a knife, mash garlic and salt together to make a paste. Stir it into the sour cream or yogurt. Add dill and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Chill until ready to serve.

5. Heat 1/4-inch oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; if using olive oil, you don’t need to use good extra virgin oil. Cook patties in batches, turning once halfway through, until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes a side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve hot, with a dollop of dill cream.

Yield: 12 patties.

Bisous xo.

Frozen Maple Mousse Pie with Chocolate-Maple Sauce.

Recipe taken from NY Times.

Time: 1 hour, plus at least 4 hours’ freezing


1 1/2 cups fine chocolate cookie crumbs

1 cup maple sugar

Pinch of salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

3 large egg whites, at room temperature

1 cup pure maple syrup, preferably Grade B

2 cups heavy cream

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix crumbs with 1/4 cup maple sugar, the salt and the butter. Press into bottom and sides of a 10-inch pie plate. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Bake chilled crust 10 minutes, cool to room temperature, then place in freezer.

2. Beat egg whites until frothy. Place all but a tablespoon of remaining maple sugar in a saucepan, add 1/4 cup water, bring to a boil and cook until mixture is 237 degrees on a candy thermometer. Continue beating egg whites until softly peaked. Then, beating all the while, drizzle in all the maple sugar mixture and beat until egg whites are firm and glossy. Beat in 4 tablespoons maple syrup. Refrigerate.

3. Whip cream until stiff. Fold into egg white mixture. Refrigerate separately until cookie crust is cold. Spoon mousse in prepared cookie crust, smooth top and freeze 4 hours. When frozen, cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.

4. Melt chocolate on low heat. Whisk in remaining maple syrup and vanilla. Place in a container, cover and refrigerate.

5. Do not thaw pie for serving. Dust top with remaining tablespoon maple sugar and serve. Spoon some chocolate sauce over each portion.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings.

Bisous xo

Guardian Weekend.

Bisous xo

Friday, November 13, 2009

I would eat this everyday.

NY Times ::: For more ideas in creating your own bento, check out just bento.

Bisous xo