Saved the best till last..
My favourite part of our trip to Bali was that M and I got to celebrate our first wedding anniversary there.
It was a magical day which we spent together at an absolutely beautiful beach resort, followed by a lovely party thrown for us by our family.
I really couldn’t have asked for a better way to have spent it.
So for the final Bali post, here are some photos of our anniversary day combined with a few photos we took while we were at the beach throughout the trip.
I have some exciting bits and pieces lined up for the near future.. including my very first giveway! I am pretty excited about it and can’t wait to share it with all of you…
More photos from our trip to Bali…
The first few photos are of another gorgeous restaurant/bar that we visited, called Potato Head. It has such an amazing set-up, the architecture of the building has been built using a unique collection of 18th century teak shutters gathered from the Indonesian archipelago. It also has a beautiful infinity pool which faces the horizon of The Indian Ocean. It really was breathtaking!
We also adventured around the island and saw a number of beautiful temples, the gorgeous rice paddies – and tried to venture up to see the volcano on the island, however it was an extremely cloudy day and so didn’t manage to see much of it.
Not only is the island very beautiful, but the people of Bali are as well. Never have I been on holiday where everyone is so friendly, humble and always trying to please. They are so welcoming – it was so nice to be surrounded by people who are so proud of where they are from that they will do anything they can to share that with you.
part three coming soon…
Happy 2012 Lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season and here’s wishing you all the best for the future.
Thanks to all of you who left me comments and sent emails while I was away – I will reply to you all soon.
I got back from Bali this week, and I am slowly getting back in to the routine of daily life.
I have so many photos of our beautiful trip to share with you, but in the mean time I leave you with this video to inspire you all at the beginning of the year.
I absolutely love it & I hope you to do too!
I know for a lot of people, the Christmas season means wintery cold days, cozy jumpers, family moments around fires & wishing for a white Christmas. But when I think of Christmas, I always think of really hot summer days.
Growing up Zimbabwe, where December is one of the hottest months of the year, meant that we had the sun blazing down on us every year for Christmas. Instead of being inside drinking warm eggnog, we used to celebrate with pool parties and BBQs. I’ve got some amazing summer Christmas memories.
Lucky for me, this year – I get another warm holiday season M and I are flying to Bali tonight, for a two week vacation! So super excited! I really can’t wait to be on the beach and feel the sun. My family is flying down to meet us there too, and I haven’t seen them in a while – so more from me.
I’ve had a crazy busy day, I’ve managed to pack (not quite sure how!) and we are shortly leaving for the airport. Since I’ve decided to have a computer-free holiday – I won’t be blogging now until the new year.
So here’s wishing you all a safe & very happy holiday season.
I look forward to sharing photos of our trip with you when we get back.
(Image found here)
I recently attended my very first blogger’s get together, hosted by the amazing Cee.
It was a lovely afternoon, filled with conversation revolving blogging and fashion while we munched on a amazing varitey of Christmas cookies.
I can’t wait till the next one.
From left to right of pic #1: me; Lynn, Cee, Jen, Alex, Leonie, Pari, Veronika, and Cara.
(My outfit: Zara cardigan, Forever 21 dress worn as top; H&M skirt; Miss Selfridge belt; River-Island boots)
It was Karvachauth this past weekend. Karvachauth is known as the most romantic Hindu festival. During this day, wives fast for the longevity of their husbands from sunrise to moonrise, without having anything to eat or drink during this time.
It was my first time fasting for Karvachauth as a married woman – and since the first one is a little bit more of a bigger deal, I was spoilt rotten all day – and really had a great day. My mother-in-law and I spent the day at the spa (manis & pedis & hair) – and then as called for by the tradtions of Karvachauth, we dressed up as brides for the ceremonies that take place to complete the day.
The moon came out around 8.15pm – which is considerably early compared to previous Karvachauths that I have witnessed – so I was very lucky! The meal, of course, was scrumptious… but after fasting all day, I am sure all food is!
To learn more about this beautiful tradition from India.. have a look here & here.
I wish for all of you: a beautiful week.
(What I am wearing: an Aartifi sari – check out my collection here)
I am, as we speak, sitting in Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Vancouver… however I have been waiting for over 5 hours now.. instead of the normal 1-ish hour that you should/hope to wait before boarding a plane…
Due to a technical fault on the plane that was scheduled to be used for our flight, they ended up having to find a new aircraft to take us – hence the huge delay! waiting at an airport is not fun… waiting at airport when you are sick, is even less fun! Yes.. I am sick, my crazy, busy busy week in London (plus the extremely busy weeks prior to this trip) have finally caught up with me…. and I have an awful sore throat and feel really not very good at all.
My week is London was amazing but also extremely exhausting – I managed to fit everything and everyone that I wanted to into the very short week – I didn’t however get as many photos as I would have liked, so I am sorry I can’t share it with you.
I am now dying to get back to Vancouver and into my bed where I can rest, but unfortunately I am meant to start working tomorrow.. I guess the resting will be put off till the weekend!
I hope you are all having a great week… and please accept my apology for the lack of blogging the last week – it was truly crazy!
I leave you with a few snapshopts of my last few hours entertaining myself at the airport.
Today, I spent the day at London Fashion Week at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout – had so much fun, and I am so glad that I was able to experience it.
I saw some really breathtaking shows, which I will post about once I have gone through all the photos. London, so far, has been a lot of fun, but extremely tiring too – I am still on Vancouver time, and waking up at odd hours of the night and then wanting to fall asleep when 4pm hits…. but nonetheless, I am enjoying every minute of it (Really missing M tho!).
Went to Pizza Express today – definitely one my favourite easy, quick and casual places to eat in the UK… I ordered my favourite pasta dish, pesto pollo – it’s so good. I promise! If you are in London, you must have it.
I will probably be spending the rest of my time here catching up with friends and family, and ticking off my list of “things I miss about London and have to do”.
I have been living in my sister’s clothes since I got here – as I brought an empty-ish suitcase with me so that I am able to take things back with me. It’s been a lot of fun – it’s like have a brand new wardrobe! I am wearing my River Island boots (seen here) with this outfit – unfortunately they aren’t photographed.
I hope you are all having a great week – LFW photos to come soon.
(Outfit: Bershka jacket; H&M sweater (my sister’s) byCORPUS for Urban Outfitters shorts (my sister’s); Linea Pelle handbag; Tag Heuer watch; Arm party as per here and here)
I am in London!!
This was the exciting news that I had mentioned on here last week, however I couldn’t actually tell you what it was because it was a surprise for my mother & sister – who both check my blog daily! So I had to wait till the surprise was over.
I arrived here yesterday afternoon (London time) and have been tired and dazed and on Vancouver time ever since – ah the joys of jetlag! Was up at 4am this morning, not being able to sleep and then had to leave our apartment at 7am to rush into central London to get some work done.
It has been a busy day and I didn’t manage to get many photos.. but here are two: 1. The view from apartment at 4am & 2. Bond Street station at 8am.
I have a list of lovely things I can’t wait to do here – the main reason I came is to see family, but I hoping to sneak in a little bit of LFW as well – very exicted about that.
I have to rush now – but will keep you posted on everything.