It has been some time since we updated this. Since our last post, there has been a proliferation of “influencers” who may or may not be true paying consumers. We thought we should restart this space to share our thoughts on some of our experiences since we are true paying consumers.
We were in Bangkok for a quick weekend getaway and this was a snack I wanted to pick up after seeing it pop up frequently on my Instagram feed. I do love my sweets. Candy crepe is based on a street snack known as roti sai mai. This is of course the modern interpretation complete with colourful packaging.
We managed to pick it up from Central Embassy (BTS Ploen Chit) from a little cart from the third floor. It is located by the escalator. The box set pictured comes with two boxes of the candy floss and a packet of fresh crepes. This costs 250 Baht. You can also get smaller packets but that comes without the box.
It is such a fun snack! What you do is pile on the candy floss on a crepe, roll it up and eat! The crepe was fragrant with the smell of pandan and the candy floss was very fluffy. Definitely a cute and edible souvenir to bring back from Bangkok.
Our dear friend brought us to this little shop in Shanghai to purchase shoes.
It was a little shop no wider than its doorway. Entirely easy to miss.
An original product of Shanghai, Feiyue has been around since the 1920s.
It is a very comfortable pair of shoes. Not surprising since it the prefered shoes for martial arts. Not that I will kick ass in it, but its great for walking the streets of Shanghai.
It costs 50 Euros in Europe but in China, you pay 12 Euros for it. Buy the real deal! Buy it in China!
I love the details of a Goyard. The hand painted motifs are beautiful to look at. It almost like an art piece to admire.
In this part of the world, there are no Goyard stores yet. A friend went to London recently and I thought it would be fantastic to surprise Jo with a Goyard St Louis.
But somehow Jo with her psychic abilities knew that I was getting her something. So she wasn’t at all surprised but delightfully happy to own her first Goyard.
Strange how the mechanics of how this world works.
Just when I thought that it is impossible to find a CDC ring in the store, I found it for sale in the Hermes store located at the Bangkok airport that very same morning.
A pity they had it in only one colour, black. But nonetheless, I bought what I could get my hands on. And was Jo super happy to see the orange.
So here is me wearing the CDC ring on my pinky. It still is the cutest thing ever.
I chose Saffron Red instead of Caramel thinking it would be a lovely coral red as seen from photos. However, it turned out to be orange instead of the imaginary coral red. Truth be told, I was quite disappointed when I received the package and actually considered returning it. However, paying for shipping to return it and re-ordering a caramel one seemed too much of a pain. Anyway I was reminded by Travelpac that I do not actually own an orange clutch and the colour is similar to those happy orange boxes we love.
Plus points – it is gigantic which means it fits a long wallet, keys, 2 blackberries and sunnies, the leather is really quite soft and I always like the fabric interiors in MBMJ’s bags.
I heard all the problems about this – too big, too heavy, water stains on the lambskin. I am pleased to say that it is actually smaller than I expected but still extremely roomy. The lambskin is not crazy heavy but pretty comparable to a Balenciaga. Water stains are inevitable on the lambskin but it can be solved by waterproofing and praying that it doesn’t rain on your bag!
I really love how the bag looks like a face.
I am in a hotel in Hanoi, lying under the comfort of the duvet, eating Hello Panda and watching TV and writing this at the same time.
Time flies. We’ve been back from Taiwan for 3 months. There was a night market that we both liked a lot. We liked it so much that we revisited it twice.
There was this particular stall along Shida in Taipei which sold these intricately crafted trinkets. And no, I wasn’t referring to the Tiffany. The Tiffany is for real and is one of the first gifts I gave to Jo.
I’m talking about the Peace bracelet. We thought it would go well with the Tiffany bracelet. And it did.
We also bought these funky skull & bone earrings from the same stall!