—— 26.03.14 | personal ——

this is the yoga life

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Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. Around the home: Samantha Wills jewellery chest, Jennifer Madden & António Soares prints via Arte Limited Gallery, Suku Home Mojito quilt cover set, Ikea vases. Wearing: Pepa Loves mustard dress, ASOS white crop top, ASOS pink midi skirt (similar here), Tokito sparkle knit jumper via Myer and Gorjana star earrings.

Finally, a peek into the new place I call home! I’ve been the lucky owner of a lovely new laptop by the name of the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga which I’ve been trialling over the past week and so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show you how I’ve been integrating it into my life whilst taking a tour around my new place at the same time. It’s almost been half a year since moving and things are slowly starting to look how I want them to.

I’ve think I’ve found love in the ThinkPad Yoga – this nifty ultrabook/tablet loves yoga as much as I do. Perhaps even more as its taken it as its name as well! Its unique 360 degree flip screen means that it can hold a downdog (or in more official terms, the ‘tent’ position) whenever you want it, wherever you want it – never before have I thought about placing my laptop on my window sill without fearing for its life. And aside from the usual laptop and tablet modes, it also sits comfortably on my bed like a little stand, perfect for broadcasting Clean Bandits with enthusiasm whilst I blog away with its digitiser pen.

Whilst it’s still new to my home, I’m so looking forward to seeing just what this laptop can help me achieve in both work and study over the next couple of months. For now, I think it has already found its happy place in my Scandi-inspired new home.

Photos: Rowena Cao and I.

—— 10.02.14 | outfit, personal ——

i’m feeling twenty-two

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Wearing: Three Floor ‘La Femme’ dress. Photos: Winson Chan /  Rowena Cao / myself.

Whenever I have a law exam I always end up locking myself in my room with my notes for a good week or two. It all seems like a very grand and intelligent plan however the thing is, I always run out of study to do. So why not just relax? See, I believe that if I commit my mind to something else, I might just end up pushing all those ratios and obiter dicta out of my memory. So if I can’t prove it beyond reasonable doubt, then it isn’t a crime to might as well consider my theory true, right?

With just an evening to pass before my morning exam tomorrow, my brain honestly refuses to churn over anymore information and I really don’t want to work it anymore either. So here are a few snaps from a little lunch I threw last weekend to celebrate my 22nd birthday. Inspired by Tom’s healthy eating habits and my semi dairy intolerance, I decided to swap the traditional cake over for a very #cleaneating approved watermelon cake. Three tiered, 100% real fruit and so easy to make. Cheers to another year of LIFE!

Check out last year’s birthday post here.

—— 12.12.13 | outfit, personal ——

live active

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I’ve been in a massive exercising mood lately, stalking yogis on Instagram, doing sun salutations in my bedroom and whatsapping my boy every two hours asking whether or not I should be eating what I am about to eat. It seems there is no way of convincing him that cookies and cream ice-cream is healthy because the tub says it is..

Whilst I’m glad to have a few gym pieces in my wardrobe, I often do not have enough to last me an entire week until laundry day – so I often end up digging up old t-shirts or putting on silk tops I should probably save for other occasions. All this recent #activeliving fever culminated in a massive haul at Westfield last week when a last minute decision to go for a ‘browse’ at the shops led to me buying almost more pieces than I can count on my fingers. Numerous flat lays later, I think I’ve finally confirmed to myself that after combining my new pieces with my existing ones, I now have enough outfits to last me a week and enough different ways to mix and match each piece so that I don’t get bored for at least another couple of years. Fingers crossed of course.

It seems like sports brands love to print their logo prominently on all their pieces so I’m not going to list each piece specifically today. If you’d like to know where something’s from, do leave me a comment and I’ll let you know. For the record, if anyone is looking for a yoga mat I highly recommend the 5mm Lululemon mat which I bought two years ago and is still going strong today. Right now, the only thing missing in my life are these* and the only way of justifying my gym gear splurge seems to be to keep up my promise to be active every single day of the week.