Category Archives: Behind the Lens

My Favorite Things in January

- Four-leaf clover.
- Neon yellow elastic waist band.
- Leather/wool two-tone long gloves.
- Dress with Van Goghish abstract print.

We finally have some sunny weather to cheer about, hope this picture will brighten up your day too. Happy weekend my friends! :-)

The Story of my old and new Wallets

I rotate my bags on a regular basis depending on outfits, but I never feel the need to have more than one wallet. This little wine red one from Furla was a souvenir from a trip to Milan about six years ago, it has been my trustful everyday companion ever since. I haven’t thought of buying a new one coz it still looks great and it serves its duty, besides, I adore the patina it has developed over the years.

Until one day last December, while I was visiting my OB and trying to hand over my health insurance card, it took me a while to find the right card coz my little Furla has only 4 card slots, which means I have to pack a few cards in one single slot. To be honest, this didn’t bother me at all and I am still happy and content with my little wallet.

My hubby on the other hand, who stood besides me back then surely has thought about something different. Since on Christmas eve, among all wonderful and thoughtful gifts I’ve received, I found this most surprising one inside an orange box: an Hermès Dogon wallet. This is the new version of the Dogon style, it has a coin pocket with zipper on the back and there are 8 card slots inside, more than enough compared with her little sister Furla.

I always think that the most valuable gift has nothing to do with its price, it’s the story behinds that makes a meaningless material item unforgettable, personal and special. I am sure I’ll enjoy and cherish the new wallet in many many years to come… BTW, another sweet gift I’ve got is this best mama card, which I’ve already put inside my Dogon, as a reminder how beautiful life with a baby can be and of course trying not to let my two men down. ;-)

Thank you for reading the story of my wallets. Would you mind sharing one of your most surprising gifts?

Hello 2012!

May your 2012 be filled with happiness and dreams.
May all your wishes come true.

Happy New Year! :-D

Christmas Gift Idea

It’s the middle of December, have you done all your Christmas shopping? I recently discovered something lovely for a dear girl friend and would like to share. If you have friends/loved ones who adore flowers like my friend and me, a set of these knitted vases might make a wonderful gift. BTW, I got her the gray and white one, hope she’ll like them. :-)

If you are interested, please click here for more information. Happy shopping!

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Gone Baby Gone

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? The weather was too dreadful for gift shopping or Christmas market strolling, so we went bowling with friends instead. It was fun but what pleased me even more was watching the movie afterwards: Gone Baby Gone.

Based on the book by Dennis Lehane, who is also the author of Mystic River (another my favorite), Gone Baby Gone tells a story of a missing child and the two private detectives who was hired to find her.

I’ve been always fond of movies that would deal with a complex and interesting plot than those unrealistic blockbusters, the beauty of Gone Baby Gone lies in a series of solid and unexpected twists but also forces moral questions onto you that have no easy right or wrong answers. It has many tense moments and the story is fascinating in that it makes you think about life’s choices.

Ben Affleck has done a great job in his directorial debut. Amy Ryan was brilliant in her role as an alcoholic, drug taking mother. Overall, Gone Baby Gone is a well done crime drama with a captivating story.

Happy 1st Advent

Today is the first Advent Sunday, which means the official start of the Christmas season! huhu~~~ It’s also time to light the first candle. I made one advent wreath for the dining table.
And one for our coffee table. I still need to prepare a few other decorations, but already feel the holiday spirit in the air. :-D Wish you a wonderful first Advent and a great start in the week!

Miss Lindy

For the upcoming cold winter days, nothing is more energetic for me than a little piece of “fortune cookie” in bleu électrique. :-) Hope this picture will cheer you up too, have a fabulous weekend!

A Laid back Sunday Afternoon

Finally it’s Sunday! It has been a long, busy and really fun week for us. With a lot events going on and not much sleep but many wonderful surprises… Now I am ready to relax, enjoy some sweets and read a great book.

Wish you all a lovely Sunday! :-)

Obscured Beauty

For those of you who have been having raining weather or a long hectic week, I’d like to post something delightful for you. Happy weekend my friends! :-D

Picture Credit: Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italia

Raining Tuesday

When it rains, I always tend to grab more brights than neutrals. Plus a cup of hot chocolate. ;-) How about you, does the change of weather affect your choice of clothes & drinking habit?