Meeting the wonderful Simone Legno, creator of Tokidoki

I remember the first time I came across a Tokidoki character and instantly falling in love. It was 2011 in K11 mall in Hong Kong and Simone Legno had created an instalment that featured his work in all shapes and sizes throughout the venue. I felt like a kid again as I looked at these unique sculptures, paintings and toys. Four years later, Tokidoki’s success has continued to expand and gain worldwide popularity, with new characters and amazing collaborations (such as Sanrio, Karl Lagerfeld, Lesportsac and Sephora).

I never thought I’d be able to meet the creator, someone who I become friends with on Facebook once I noticed his name at the exhibition (who now has too many friends to accept more requests). But, as luck had it, I received word that Simone was visiting my darling town of Chiang Mai – and that 50 people would have the chance to meet him. I knew I had to be one of them.

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Recipe: Chicken Marinade

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Chicken is one of my favourite foods to cook because it can always be used in so many ways – whether in salads, wraps, in dishes or as side dishes. This simple yet delicious chicken marinade is one that I tend to use most often.

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My Online Shopping Experience With Zalora

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The kind people at Zalora were nice enough to send me a sample dress (of my choice) in exchange for a product review. This review is 100% honest and I would not be promoting their services on my blog if I was not a satisfied customer. Let’s have a look at why I enjoy Zalora and why I ended up purchasing (yes, with my own money ;) ) a few more dresses after I received this one.

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How To: Wash Your Smelly Gym Clothes

Anyone who exercises knows that gym clothes aren’t the best smelling things, especially post workout. The stench tends to become even worse the longer that we leave the item, either on our bodies or in a laundry bag. You may find that, despite washing them several times, your workout gear doesn’t smell as good as it should. The following tips can help you restore your clothes back to their neutral state.

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Recipe: Japanese Wakame Salad (Miso Dressing)

Japanese wakame salad is the perfect summer salad in my opinion. It’s actually great any time of the year, but its flavour is even better when it has been cooled for a while. Wakame, or brown seaweed, is highly nutritious and low in calories and fat. It promotes a healthy immune system, whilst preventing various diseases and illnesses (such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, blood clots and cancer). Wakame is a great source of:

  • Vitamins (A, B2, C, D, E and K)
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Lignans 
  • Folate

When you make a wakame salad at home, you will notice that the colour of the seaweed is much more brown or dark green than the fluorescent packaged varieties, due to the lack of added dye. Making this salad at home is an easy and delicious way to incorporate wakame into your diet.

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DIY: Egg White Face Mask

You gotta love eggs! Whether you are eating them or putting them on your skin, eggs are definitely full of goodness. Try this simple egg white mask for a cheap at-home alternative that leaves your skin feeling fresh and tight. 

Egg white masks help:

- remove excess oil (oil-blotting properties)

- remove whiteheads (by sucking out debris and oil from the pores)

- tighten skin (which reduces fine lines and wrinkles)

- promote tissue growth and repair

- moisturise and hydrate the skin

- slow down the skin’s ageing process.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Water In The Morning

We all know that drinking water is good for us and that we should strive to drink around 8 glasses of water on a daily basis. Many of us aren’t aware that drinking water first thing in the morning, upon waking up, is one of the best ways to start your day. There are numerous therapeutic benefits to chugging down a glass of water when your eyes first open.

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