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Food & Drink

My book! A Helping Hand: Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog by Frog Michaels

By On Tuesday, 19 April 2016

That massive project I have been banging on about since last year? Well, that will be my cookbook! FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+E-mail… Read More

Cecilia Westberry
Beauty

Holland HDB beauty haven

By On Tuesday, 15 March 2016

“Hello, Cecilia Westberry”, said a clipped English accent. I pulled the telephone away from my ear momentarily and double checked what country code I had entered. Yes, +65. Welcome to the beauty… Read More

Bioderma Eau de soin SPF30 face spray is a French hero product
Beauty

French pharmacy joy

By On Thursday, 23 July 2015

I am easily pleased when I am in France. The inaugural trip to the supermarket even elicits squeals of excitement: there is just something about mountains of fresh, local produce, espadrilles that only cost… Read More

The Wild Rabbit at Kingham
Brit Stuff

British Idyll: The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

By On Saturday, 18 July 2015

Daylesford Organic has become an institution, first starting life as a farm shop in the sleepy Costwold village of Kingham before expanding well beyond the confines of London – to as far a… Read More

Hat hire has a whole new look
Brit Stuff

Original hat hire in London

By On Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Heading to the UK any time soon? I was loaned two insanely fabulous headpieces last year when I was back in Blighty for Royal Ascot as well as several weddings. The lovely London-based… Read More

Shanghai Tangs
Beauty

Shanghai Tangs…but a tenth of the price

By On Monday, 2 March 2015

When Janet approached me with a view to running something on this site, I was sceptical. She makes great jade jewellery from her scrubbed kitchen table at her home up near Upper… Read More

Sushi worth queuing for
Food & Drink

Far East Plaza…for sushi worth queuing for

By On Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Doesn’t sound very likely does it? My Japanese friend NH got me on to this and he’s not usually wrong about sushi joints. In fact, it was him that booked me into… Read More