Paper the walls

It’s a whole new world of wall paper out there folks, and it’s time if you haven’t already, to get amongst it! I was so excited when we moved into our apartment, even though we were renters, we were able to make any changes we liked. Lights, wallpaper action! If you don’t have the luxury or the nerve to commit …

Monday meatless meal -healthy lentil soup

It’s still cold in Hong Kong, so soup is still a strong go to meal! This one modified from Jamie Oliver hits the mark to start the week off on a meatless, healthy note. YUM!   What you need; 1 tsp olive oil 1 white onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 sticks of celery 1 small bunch of fresh coriander …

Cool collaboration – “Make every day Saturday.”

What’s not to love when two of your go to brands collaborate? And so when West Elm and Kate Spade did just that, I was very excited. Branded ‘Kate Spade Saturday’ the collection is a mix of graphic, colorful, bold pieces that can only make you feel young and happy. What a perfect combination for any home!   Here are …

“be lovely. be stunning. b.yu”

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Hong Kong Fashion week as a guest of fashion designer, Ben Yung. It is the second largest fashion event held in Asia, showcasing over 1,500 exhibits with their fall/winter ranges. I was very excited to watch the parades and see how beautifully curated Ben’s show was, his use of black and gold …

Happy Australia Day

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi Happy Australia Day to all my Australian readers! I hope those of you who have a public holiday today, enjoy the time off doing lots of things you love. Here are some photos of our Australia Day BBQ yesterday Prawn off the Barbie! Some Aussie beer A new Aussie vodka & pear drink – …

Toasted Quinoa with Lemony Cabbage + Pistachios

Last night I made an adaption of this recipe from  Martha Stewart. I omitted the dill, as well I couldn’t find any here in Hong Kong, and added pistachios. I also left off the yogurt as I didn’t feel we or the dish needed it! It was a fresh, filling dish that ticked all the boxes for a tasty, healthy …

The Art of being Valentino

Last week, a friend who had borrowed some clothes, returned them to me in a Valentino bag, I do love a bag! It prompted me to have a look what the label was currently showcasing, I’m so glad I did. It turns out Valentino have just launched their 2015 Pre-Fall collection, which is a collaboration between British textile designer, Celia …