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Wednesday
Mar122014

Mansur Gavriel Clutch

I don't like to carry a lot of things with me, so everything I need easily fits into a clutch. Thanks to my cousin Pam, who introduced me to this brand, I found a beautiful leather one from Mansur Gavriel. Smooth Italian leather with a pop of color inside (mine is a bright orange) and most importantly, it has a wrist strap. This clutch comes in two sizes, and the one pictured is the large size that can fit an ipad.

Hunting down this clutch was no easy feat. It took several calls and online searches, but I found one in a shop in Soho and as soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be mine. ALL MINE, MUHAHAHA.

Wednesday
Feb192014

These Porselli Ballet Flats Are My Favorite

I've never heard of them until I read about them on Garance Doré's blog, and being the ultimate impulse shopper that I am, I had to run out and get a pair ASAP. I went to the APC shop in Soho and got a black pair. INSTANTLY comfortable. They feel like someone had already done the job of wearing them in for me. Now, if only the weather would warm up so I can actually wear them outside...

I'm also eyeing the beige one.

Wednesday
Jan292014

Electric Kettles

1/ Nice and sleek, this electric kettle from Krups Silver Art Collection has a water level indicator window on both sides.
2/ Bugatti Vera Kettle in gloss white with a stainless steel body.
3/ A countertop electric version on an old-fashioned stove top kettle by Cuisinart.
4/ Eva Solo's carafe shaped kettle with a wireless on and off switch.
5/ Bodum's kettle is made of BPA-free plastic and stainless steel. 
6/ This one from Bonavita is my favorite of the bunch since you can set the steeping temperature, and holds the temperature of an hour. Plus, the gooseneck spout allows for precision pour control. There's also a lower priced version with less features. 

Photo Credit: From Linked Sources 

Wednesday
Nov062013

Good Societea Bars

PROBLEM: I get in a really bad mood when I'm hungry. This usually happens when I'm running around and don't have time to eat a proper meal.

SOLUTION: Societea bars. They're tea infused, whole food bars. I'm a fan of their philosophy (social and environmental good AKA, the triple bottom line) and the fact that I can put one in my bag and snack on these bars instead of a candy bar. They come in three flavors: Choco Chai Rooibos, Coconut Green Tea, and Vanilla Earl Grey.

//Snack bars courtesy of Good Societea.//

Tuesday
Oct222013

This Marco Polo Tea from Mariage Frères is My Favorite

I couldn't go to Paris without picking up some tea from Mariage Frères, the highly regarded French tea company. I got three teas (two in tins, and one in a bag) and a mint green tea canister. The first one I opened when I got home was the Marco Polo, one of their most popular teas. I can't get enough of this tea.

It smells amazing, like you're enveloped in strawberries and cream on steroids. I got this one in a bag, so this was the tea I poured into the canister.  

Worthy of sipping out of another favorite, the Mud Australia teacup and saucer. And to complete the set, tiny creamer and sugar bowls, also from Mud Australia. Oh, and let's not forget the adorable sugar balls (c/o) from Chambre De Sucre. (See previous post.)

Tastes great without anything added, but tastes just as great with some cream and sugar. It's practically dessert in a cup. This Marco Polo Tea from Mariage Frères is My Favorite.