Reveals: Hermes Bolide 27 in Rouge Vif

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A quick reveal of my new-to-me Hermes Bolide 27 in Rouge Vif!

To be honest, the Bolide is one of my favourite bags. I love how it is so understated and under the radar which makes it a great work bag for a conservative office such as mine. It is also nowhere as popular as its flashier siblings which means it can be purchased from the resale market at a reasonable price. I have been wanting to add the Bolide 27 and I was so glad when this one turned up. Rouge Vif is a glorious red!

I will do a detailed post of what fits in a Bolide 27 soon!

Eat: Easy home made granola recipe

DSCF6508Making your own granola may seem like a lot of work but it is really not. All it takes is mixing the ingredients in a bowl, pouring said mixed ingredients on to a baking sheet and placing said sheet into the oven to bake. It is really that simple and the best part is that you can customise it according to your preferences.

3.5 cups of rolled oats

1.5 cups of nuts (I used almonds and pumpkin seeds here)

1/2 cup of maple syrup or honey

6 teaspoons of olive oil

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Mix ingredients in mixing bowl

Pour ingredients on to a lined sheet tray

Bake at 170 degrees celcius for 25-30 minutes until golden brown

*If you want clusters, let the granola cool in tact on the sheet tray. After the granola has cooled down, you can break it into clusters of your preferred size. 

They also make great gifts. Here is a picture of the granola I gave away as Christmas presents last year.

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Eat: Candy Crepe by Bangmad

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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.

Reveals: Feiyue

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!

Reveals: Goyard St Louis PM Blue

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.

Reveals: Hermes Collier De Chien Ring in Black

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.

Reveals: Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca Clutch in Saffron Red

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.