Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa

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My first stop in Singapore with Amy was at Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa. We arrived in the middle of the night around 3AM and I remember being fascinated at how elegant the lobby looked in the dim gold lighting. We were able to check into our room swiftly. Upon arrival, we found a little note card and some cupcakes… however we were taken aback when found our faces on them! Needless to say I was so thrilled at the very personal touch to our welcome.

 

Sofitel Sentosa is located on an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast. However we had no trouble getting there and it was quite close to the city. If I remember correctly it only takes about 20 minutes. Our local photographer friend Zippy (who helped us take some of these photos) told us that Singapore is small and you can get from one side of town to the other in just 1 hour! I was in love with this resort and found it to be the perfect hideaway to recoup after a long day of exploring the city.

The hotel is decorated beautifully with a wood and gold theme. It reminds me of the 1920s and specifically the style of “The Great Gatsby”. There’s a charming luxurious old-school feel about this place. A notable feature of this resort are its peacock inhabitants. You can find many of them roaming around and simply minding their own business. We met a friendly little fella who hung out in our balcony for half an hour. And I was lucky enough to see one spread it’s feathers. It was such an amazing sight to behold! Click to see it live in my snapchat stories collection.

 

My absolute favorite part about this resort is the complimentary Fish Therapy Spa located right next to the bar. At first I thought it was just a sitting area for hotel guests to relax and dip their feet in the water. I passed by many times and thought it was a little strange that there was always people there. But I did not recognize this magnificent area for what it is until the morning we were leaving!! Haha but I am very grateful that I got to experience this for the first time here.

Swarms of fish will come nibble away the dead skin cells of your feet. It’s a very strange and tickling sensation at first and then it becomes a relaxing buzz. It’s very nice just to look at the fish and have an exchange where you’re mutually helping each other.

Lastly there is a long pathway that leads right down to the beach. Altogether Sofitel Sentosa was the perfect place for rest and relaxation. And oh, Universal Studios is located right next to it 😉

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Bathroom

 

Fish Therapy Spa

 

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Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa

Fusion Maia Da Nang

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The second hotel Amy and I visited in Da Nang, Vietnam was Fusion Maia. It’s located close to the main city but tucked away right alongside the beach, making it a hidden oasis and a separate world in and of itself. Everything is tailored around being mindful of the mind, body, and spirit and is designed to give you the most relaxing stay possible. I really appreciated the great attention to detail. The decor, service, food, spa, activity offerings, etc., all meshed together perfectly to give this place an absolute calming charm.

The energy of this resort felt very clean, soft, and tranquil. Maybe a significant part of this is due to the amazing staff. We were always greeted with warm friendly smiles and hellos from every passerby. Everyone whom we spoke with had a very calm and friendly demeanor about them. I don’t think I have experienced better service anywhere.

The most unique factor that follows Fusion Maia‘s theme of wellness and healthy living are the two spa treatments per day that is included with your stay. They have a variety of options ranging from different types of massages, body scrubs, therapies, and energy cleansing treatments. There are also exercise classes and activities throughout the day, every day, so there is always something new to try.

Often life can get so busy, I don’t think most people find the time to slow down and meditate or do things that really calms the spirit. I know I rarely do. Excuse me for getting a bit metaphysical here. After my spa treatments I was extremely relaxed. I was caught in that dreamy state where it felt like my mind had left my body and I was one with the universe, like a beautiful nothingness that is just simply existing and floating.

Do you guys ever get that feeling when you open your eyes and reality slowly sinks in and you’re bewildered that you’re you, a human that is alive and walking on this earth? It’s sort of like a natural high that makes you perfectly at peace with yourself and the world around you. Slowly that high will drift away and everything starts to feel normal again, but you feel a little calmer overall. I find it very hard and rare to reach this state so it is always a grand experience when I do. Even as I’m writing this now, I’m realizing how important it is to slow down. So I urge you to take some time to meditate or get a massage and clear your mind every now and then my friend!

Lastly, the food was AMAZING (see below). Definitely some of the best food I had over the course of my whole one month trip. There was a wide selection at the breakfast buffet and everything tasted light, healthy, and delicious. My favorite was the sautéed mixed mushrooms. We also tried the lover’s fondue dessert set which had a mixture of fruits and sweets.

I definitely had a very memorable experience staying here. Finding a place like this honestly inspired me to be more mindful of the health of my body and mind. It is definitely on my bucket list to come back again one day 😉

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Fusion Maia Da Nang

Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort

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I started out my journey in Da Nang, Vietnam with Amy at the Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort. We had a fantastic relaxing stay and the hotel grounds offers many scenic areas to explore. It was located near the main areas of the city but was a haven away from the noise and bustle. However take a walk outside and you’ll find restaurants, spas, and many other places to check out.

We stayed in the one bedroom cottage which was decorated with a lot of wood. I find that these type of places has a very calming effect. There are also pops of blue decor which fits perfectly with the tranquility of the space. Many dragonfly wire sculptures can be found throughout the resort and you’ll also find many live dragonfly inhabitants.

There is a huge selection of delicious asian and western cuisine during the breakfast buffet. As if that wasn’t enough, the breakfast selections are also changed daily to provide guests with even more variety.

We spent most of our time here either relaxing, taking photos or swimming. It may be a little strange but I would have to say that my favorite part of all of this was the outdoor shower. Because how often do you find a private outdoor shower? 😉

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Outdoor living room area
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Passageways within our cottage

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Hotel Grounds
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Bar Area

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Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort

ModCloth Fall Palette

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I love Autumn. Stepping outside has a more moody dream-like feel when it’s overcast and the sun isn’t blaring in your face. I find it especially nice to dress themed towards the season. In a sense you’re matching your outfit to the weather and blending sweetly into this chapter of your life. Life is a story and you are the main character so create the character that you want to be!

Wardrobe is one of the funnest part of character development. Clothing can do or say so much without you even speaking a word. However I don’t think it matters what you wear as long as you personally love it and feel great in it. Which is why I’m such a fan of ModCloth. The selection is huge and they carry a lot of unique pieces so non-verbal self expression just got a little bit easier. Their sizes ranges from XXS-XXL so it’s easy to find the perfect fit for every BODY. There is a Fit for Me feature that recommends items based on your size via their mobile app and also in-house ModStylists if you need a little extra help shopping the site. While you are there why not check out the Style Gallery to see the image feed of real-life customers 😉

Since the weather is getting a little more chilly, I have to put away my favorite booty shorts lol. But I’m happily switching over to longer length dresses and chunky knits. It just so happens that I found some new closet favorites in these beautiful muted fall shades of forest green, mustard, and rust. See the three looks I put together below. I was going for that Thanksgiving potluck/board game night with friends type of theme. Is it just me or do you guys think that matches these outfits too? ;P

Cupcake Consultant Velvet Jumper in Emerald + Simplicity on a Saturday Tunic in White

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Homecoming ‘Round the Mountain Sweater in Curry

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Flourishing Femininity Lace Midi Dress in Amber

This post is sponsored by www.ModCloth.com
All views and opinions expressed are honest and of my own.

ModCloth Fall Palette

Staying on Time With Baby G

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I’ve always loved having more time on my hands. As you grow older there’s so many things that pulls your attention in every possible direction so it’s more about finding time and creating a balance in life. I love the simplicity of wearing a wristwatch because I can easily look down to keep track of time and stay organized. This allows me to stay on top of my tasks. This amazing Baby G watch has made its way into my wardrobe however it’s anything but simple. It has a digital face and its features includes

  • Fully automated calendar
  • Worldwide time zones settings
  • Alarm settings
  • Stopwatch settings
  • Countdown timer
  • Built in light
  • Shock resistant
  • Water resistant (Which means YES! You can go swimming with this watch on)

You can read more about the technical specs here. And see a lot more fun Baby G designs here.

Most days I strive for comfort and practicality with the way I dress so I love the fun and sporty vibe this watch gives off! It’s the perfect finishing touch for many of my outfits.

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In collaboration with Baby G. Find Baby G on insta @babyg_usa

Staying on Time With Baby G

ModCloth Fall Looks

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As the fall season approaches, the cool breezes and chilly nights makes me opt for a little more fabric and a little less skin. I’m so excited to partner with ModCloth because I love exploring their endless wardrobe options, whether it’s in the form of fun prints, bold designs, classic looks, or simple closet staples. They believe that fashion is for every body which I think is a beautiful mindset to embrace.

I have a smaller frame and I usually have to settle for a size small in clothing which tends to fit me loosely. There’s always those awkward little details; like how the sides of a shirt are a little too big or the waist of a pair of jeans fits right but the thigh area doesn’t hug the way I want it to. While it’s not too much of a big deal, wouldn’t you agree that slipping into an article of clothing that feels like it’s perfectly made for your body gives you a jolt of excitement and happiness? I sure feel this way since it’s not often that it happens. ModCloth covers sizes XXS-4XL so it’s easy to find the perfect fit for all of your favorite pieces.

If you need a little inspo for updating your look, their mobile app has a “Fit For Me” feature which recommends items based on your size. Need a second opinion but your bff is not around? A friendly ModStylist can help you shop the site. And don’t forget to check out the Style Gallery to see real-life customers rockin’ their favorite ModCloth pieces.

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Fall Potluck Overalls in Forest

In collaboration with http://www.modcloth.com

ModCloth Fall Looks

Uberliss

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I am ALWAYS on the hunt for good hair-care since I have a tendency to torture my hair until it screams and bursts out in color. No lie, maintaining colored hair is a lot of work. And the constant bleaching and dying takes a toll and dries out my hair tremendously.

Which is why I’m very happy to come across Uberliss, a bond sustainer and a much needed treatment for my weary locks. I’ve gotten my hair bleached and dyed a few days ago. While it looks good in photos, it’s quite damaged and coarse to the touch. After applying this treatment, I definitely noticed a HUGE improvement in the softness and malleability of my hair. It feels like I’ve been nursing it back to health for weeks when it’s only been one treatment. I have to say, I’m very impressed ^_~

This product has a really strange consistency, it’s gummy but not sticky, I’m almost unsure of how to describe it lol. But I will definitely continue to use this and see how much better my hair gets over time!

View a little how-to video I made for Uberliss by clicking here.

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