Everybody in the world has 24 hours every day and an infinite amount of ways to spend that time. Life is filled with endless options and different decisions can lead to wildly different outcomes. Somehow all of my decisions has led me into the direction of being a digital influencer.
It’s definitely a new-age media career option that almost seems like it sprung up out of nowhere. The industry is still new and I was lucky enough to enter near the start of its infancy and grow alongside with it. Thus, I was able to find a way to make a living doing what I love, which is content creation.
However with anything new, it often comes without a rulebook. Trial and error takes main precedent so I often find myself a little all over the place. Not having a 9 to 5 and designing my own schedule is a recipe for both glory and disaster. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So what do I normally do with my 24 hours in a day? Find out by reading the full post on thefashionspot.com.
On my quick little excursion to Siem Reap, Cambodia in order to visit the infamous Angkor Wat, we stayed at the lovely Angkor Village Resort. This lush green luxury resort is just a short 13 minute tuk tuk ride to the temples of Angkor. It was the perfect place to relax after exploring the temples which necessitates climbing many stairs in the hot sun. Exhausting, but totally worth it 😉
We stayed in newly built Henri Marchal Suite. It was named after a French architect and archaeologist who had lived on this land and was involved in the conservation and restoration of Angkor. When we first saw our room, I was astonished at the sight because it is literally a GIANT TREEHOUSE! I always loved the idea of treehouses but have never been in one. Needless to say I was thrilled because I think this may be one of the coolest treehouse in existence!
The room was expansive including a large living room, master bedroom, secondary bedroom with two twin beds, a balcony, and the most beautiful bathroom I’ve ever set foot in. There is also a complimentary room service breakfast with a delicious selection of western and local cuisine. The whole resort is surrounded by a lush tropical garden so it was very calming to just stroll around and explore the grounds. We heard music outside on one of the nights so we followed the sound and found a live band playing the classics at the on-site restaurant/lounge.
Whenever I want to go relax at a hotel pool, I’m always secretly hoping that it would not be crowded. It’s definitely not an issue here at all. My favorite feature of this resort is their 250 meter river shaped swimming pool that runs along the property so there is plenty of room for everyone and you can easily find total seclusion if that’s your preference. There are canoes you can travel along the pool with and you’ll also find a friendly worker rowing around on one offering a mini bar service!
Overall, my stay at Angkor Village Resort was nothing short of amazing and I’m so lucky and glad to have it as a very memorable experience on my first trip to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Siam Hotel is a fascinating work of art. It is a hidden escape conveniently located in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. I remember entering the lobby and feeling immediately drawn to the space and curious about everything around me. It’s one of those places that is incredibly pleasing to the eye everywhere you look. It easily captures your interest because there’s so much to find within the details of this Art Deco/Thai antique infused property.
The Siam is designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Bill Bensley, which explains why everything comes together so harmoniously. There is a lot going on with different textures, shapes, objects, and plants. It easy to get clustered when there are a lot of details filling up a space but nothing feels out of place and it’s all one big perfect curation. It’s easy to wander and get happily lost while exploring this hotel. Antiques can be found at every corner and I often find myself stopping to admire something along my path.
We had a very warm welcome and even our own butler who kindly showed us to our room and helped us with everything we needed. My favorite part about the room was the high ceilings and I even enjoyed a relaxing night time bath. The food was simply amazing. The breakfast buffet has cold or room temperature items to pick and choose from. But everything hot was made to order.
Aside from the regular hotel features you would also find elsewhere such as the spa, bar, pool, restaurants, library/cinema, gift shop, etc, The Siam offers the unique experiences of a cooking class, Muay Thai boxing, Sak Yant tattooing, and a sunset cruise on the river. I think it’s safe to say that it’s very hard to get bored here. However if you want to leave to explore a little more of Bangkok, there is a shuttle boat service between the hotel and Bangkok’s central Sathorn pier.
There’s so much rich history and culture in Thailand, I really admired how this place pays a tribute to that. My stay here was short and sweet so we didn’t have that much time to explore as much of the hotel as I would have liked. Therefore I included some photos at the end of this blogpost from The Siam’s image library because it’s such an amazing space and I feel as though my photos aren’t enough to do it justice 😉
Siam’s Image Library
The island of Phuket, Thailand has a beautiful rural landscape due to much of its natural terrain remaining untouched. Amy and I were lucky enough to find ourselves at Sri Panwa, one of Phuket’s top luxury resorts. The entrance is located right along the coastline, next to calm streets that were lined with the cutest little shops, restaurants, and a night market. The resort itself stretches across 40 acres and is hidden within the lush surrounding trees. Walking around it might get a bit tiring so luckily the resort offers a 24/7 tuk tuk ride service that is just a phone call away to go anywhere within in the resort. I took my first Tuk Tuk ride ever here and it was certainly not the last 😉
The theme of Sri Panwa is very wooden with pops of yellow adding to the beautiful warm tones and serenity of the space. I fell in love with our penthouse. Really, I could stay there all day and be perfectly happy relaxing in such a lovely environment. A very interesting thing about it was the different mood lighting options. It’s the perfect place for a getaway with a lover and I feel like you can have so much fun here! Ambiance is everything! There were five different settings, we tested all of them, but the two I remembered was “sexy” & “romantic” 😉
To top it off, we had an infinity pool with a gorgeous view of the water and the neighboring islands right outside of our balcony. We definitely took advantage of that and did quite of bit of swimming. Long chats with good friends are even better in a secluded place with an amazing view.
Within the resort you can also visit the spa, pool, different restaurants, bars, and the private beach. At the beach, there’s a white floating dock that leads far out into the water and it’s the perfect place for a photo opp. We even got the chance to go kayaking!
Overall our stay was amazing, the staff was so kind, and I left here with very happy memories of my short visit to Phuket.
Balcony & Pool
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 😉
Fish Therapy Spa
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
Homecoming ‘Round the Mountain Sweater in Curry
Flourishing Femininity Lace Midi Dress in Amber
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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.
In collaboration with Baby G. Find Baby G on insta @babyg_usa