The Moynat Rejane comes in three sizes – the mini, the 26 and the 30. This is the 30 in Petrol Blue. Moynat does great seasonal colours so it is always good to check with them on stock availability. They are very responsive through emails and the service is impeccable. I purchased my Rejane through email and got it shipped from Paris to Singapore.
I thought it would be good to do a size comparison between the Moynat Rejane and the Hermes Kelly since both are top handle bags. I always assumed that the Kelly was the smaller bag so I was surprised to see that the Kelly 28 is actually slightly taller than the Rejane 30 when the bags are placed side by side. The Rejane is much wider – as seen from the front and profile and can definitely fit more than the Kelly.
The Kelly fits a book, Hermes Bearn wallet, sunglasses case, cardholder, mobile phone and lipstick. The Rejane fits all of the above and a Hermes cashmere shawl. That said, I really would not over-stuff either bag as it would end up being very heavy and difficult to access.
The Rejane 30 is perfect when you don’t want to carry something too recognisable. The Moynat bags are made in their Atelier in Paris and I would say the leather quality is on par with Hermes. I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of buying a Moynat Rejane!
I picked these up from here and here. Ordinarily, I would have picked them up from Net-a-Porter or Shopbop (yay 3 day international shipping). However, due to currency exchange and the low AUD, the price I paid in AUD ordering direct from Le Specs was significantly lower than the price I would have paid in USD.
Le Specs also offers free international shipping for purchases of AUD100. Delivery was fairly quick. It was shipped out on Monday and I received it by Friday in the same week.
The Cleopatra is from the luxe collection and costs almost double of the Hey Macarena which is from the normal collection. Quality wise, they seem pretty on par. Packaging wise, the Cleopatra comes in a white protective box and fabric pouch while the Hey Macarena comes with just a canvas protective pouch.
They fit pretty well and the price point is really good especially if you do not want to spend too much on a fun pair of sunglasses.
It is pretty obvious that I have been obsessed with white sneakers.
Before the husband bought me these Feiyues, I got myself these Nikes for an upcoming trip. Purchases always seems slightly more justifiable that way.
Some initial thoughts – love the clean white leather with the perforated Nike swoosh and the contrast black stitching. They did feel a little stiff the first time I wore them. Hopefully, the leather will soften with some wear.
Pedder Red makes a contemporary range of shoes under the Pedder Group. I actually bought my very sparkly wedding shoes for Pedder Red some years back because I didn’t want to spend too much money on a pair which I potentially would never re-wear again.Those shoes have only seen the light of day once since the wedding day.
During one particularly idle weekday lunch, I chanced upon the store display and was instantly drawn to these sparkly camouflage pumps. It is a classic pump but the print makes it so fun. I also added this pair because everybody needs another pair of black patent flats.
What I really like about both pairs are their leather and rubber soles. They feel extremely sturdy and grip well to the ground. As much as I love me some glorious leather soles, they don’t grip as well and always make me feel paranoid that I slip and fall. I usually have the cobbler add rubber soles to them.
We wrote about Feiyue here some years ago. Since then, the husband has consistently added to his Feiyue collection as they are extremely affordable and comfortable.
I have been wanting to add some white sneakers to my collection. During our recent taobao haul, the husband picked this pair for me for a mere SGD7. It really doesn’t get any more affordable than that! I will attest to the fact that they are really comfortable and I find myself looking forward to the weekend so I can wear them again!
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!
Making 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.
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.
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.