Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oct 08 Featured EtsyBlogger - bfbeads (Mama's Magic)

This month's featured Etsyblogger is bfbeads (Mama's Magic). =)

For all the young mommy friends I have out there, check out this sweet etsy shop "Baby's Friendly Beads". This shop features beautiful functional nursing necklaces and bracelets. Breastfeeding jewelry gives baby something else to focus on and play with, instead of pulling mom's hair or pinching her skin. Reminder bracelets which can help you to track nursing sessions. Wow, how innovative!

Do visit bfbeads' blog as well. There are lots of tips and articles for moms with newly borned babies. For me, one with no kids, I love those blog posts which talked about gardening. I love to see the photos of plants, fruits and lovely children (that's Bfbeads' beautiful kids  ^_^) helping in the fields. Congrats, Jen, for being this month's featured blogger. Yeah!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

big haul of the month

This month is a month of more spending for me. Just came back from Korea, it is a shopping heaven. I prefer shopping in Korea than in Hong Kong. Particularly love Insadong, an art and antique district. Will cover more on this wonderful place in my subsequent post. For now, let's focus only on bags!! **woohoo!!!

DH knows my bag craze and he knows my desire to have a big work bag. He bought me a lovely pressie from Coach just before our trip -- presenting the classy Legacy Leather Zip Satchel in Amethyst! Love the design but not used to the distressed leather and the antique looking hardware. I love it nevertheless cos it is a heartwarming gesture from DH. ^_^

In Korea, I went into a small shopping spree at LV. Bought a purple epi cles and a violette vernis Roxbury Drive. Yeah!!! Buying from overseas is definitely better than buying in Singapore. I get tax refund in Korea and escape any additional tax/ markup here. Below are pictures of my new beauties.

In Jeju Island of Korea, there is a Teddy Bear Museum. One of the exhibits is a cute bear dressed in LV monogram brown coat and cap, plus he has a classic monogram suitcase too. Very cool, yah? =)

Having 2 new bags is a wonderful thing and I know it is time to impose a ban on myself on luxury items. These pretty things add colour and interest to my life but should never take my focus away from the better things in life.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New toy!! Cocoa

Cocona (ココナ)

Bought a figurine yesterday. This is my first big size figurine (she's in a scale of 1/7)! She's named Cocona in English (ココナ) and she's a cool fighter - broad big sword and gorgeous outfit. Her silver armour has a purple sheen when light shines on her. Love her hair -very life-like. The entire piece has so much details, from head (see the hair and the two little flowers) to toe (see her boots and the sweet ribbon). This babe costs a whopping SGD95 but I am so in love with her. She's a wonderful piece of artwork.

I came to know that Cocona is the artwork of Shunya Yamashita, a professional illustrator and character designer. Yamashita-san's website is pretty cool (, check out his amazing Illustrator Gallery.