The Slate ~ Rebranded

The Slate in Phuket used to be called The Indigo Pearl and if you’ve been following this blog for a while you will know it’s one of our favourite resorts ever. I’m not going to reblog it all so if you’d like to read more click here and here. We spent the recent long weekend at…

Bangkok Daily

Life as an expat is never boring. I feel like I am so behind with my posts, I have lots planned to round up my Australia series, document my time in Chiangmai and Khao Lak as well as a few restaurant and beauty reviews but as per usual everyday life is getting in the way…

Review ~ Patissez, Bangkok

Patissez is a restaurant originally from Canberra, Australia which opened it’s first Thailand branch just off Sukhumvit 39 a few months ago. Patissez is famous for its FreakShakes (a trademarked term I’ll have you know!) so I went with some friends to check it out. The decor is nice and the restaurant has a funky, airy…

Steve McCurry Exhibition

Steve McCurry is an American photographer best known for the iconic Afghan Girl portrait that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1984. He has travelled extensively through Asia, his photos often capturing the harrowing effects of war on both people and places. Until March 14th, his lifetime of work is being exhibited here in…

Be the pebble that starts the ripple…

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen back in October I got all ‘fan girl’ upon meeting polar explorer Sir Robert Swan who came to speak at the school I work at as part of an academic Global Learner Conference. The Mission of Robert Swan’s 2041 organisation is: to inspire, stimulate and…

Review ~ Mövenpick Siam, Pattaya

Preparing for a Princess to visit your workplace is pretty stressful yet a seriously incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Needless to say when said event was over I needed a weekend away. I am sure I’ll offend someone when I say that I strongly dislike Pattaya, it just isn’t the place for me but…

Theo Mio Brunch

We have been to Theo Mio, British chef Theo Randall’s Italian restaurant in Bangkok at the Intercontinental Hotel, a couple of times for Brunch and when I found the pictures and realised I hadn’t shared I thought I should. Served from 11.30am – 2pm, it’s not your traditional Bangkok brunch in the sense that it…

A Country in Mourning.

It has been a very sad time for this country I am very lucky to call my home. As I’m sure many of you will have seen His Majesty King Bhumibol passed away on Thursday having reigned for 70 years. The much revered king is seen as the father of Thailand and the country is shrouded…

Bangkok Daily Pics

I thought I’d share a few of my favourite Instagram posts from the past few months plus a few extras. Life in the crazy city of Bangkok becomes ever more familiar as I edge towards my 2nd year anniversary of living in Thailand, but everyday little things remind me that life is slightly extraordinary no matter…

Where Have I Been?

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. A fact that has been gnawing away at the back of my mind for the past few months. It’s not that I’ve not been travelling. And it’s certainly not that I’ve ceased indulging in beauty products. But I do have a reason for my prolonged absence. I got a…

Review ~ W Hotel, Bangkok

Last weekend was my birthday but it was also Chinese New Year meaning hotel prices by the beach were astronomical. Instead we had a two day ‘staycation’ in Bangkok, at a hotel about 5km away from where we live. We chose the W Bangkok which I have seen reviewed by a few travel bloggers and on…

Sunday Snaps

It’s Sunday and it’s Valentine’s Day – whatever you are up to I hope you’re having a fabulous day! I’ve had a very relaxed one; I went to the salon and had my nails done, I’ve finally got on top of some blogging I’ve been meaning to do and I’m catching up on First Dates and Shetland…