easy access to BTS station, prime shopping districs and many fine restaurants and tourist sights... Intoducing Hotel Muse Bangkok, a new M Gallery hotel opened just last November by the Accor Hotel Group. Located in the high end district of Langsuan road (think Singapore's Paterson Road),...

Recently, my best friend showed me this "bow mani" from The Beauty Department and asked if I could do it for her. So, this weekend we got together and attempted to try this out. I'm no pro at this considering I've only tried designing my nails once when I was really bored at home. This is the...

Last fall, Dick Page , Artistic Director for Shiseido Makeup , invited beauty hounds to embark on a journey through his travel memoirs, relying on photos of magnificently pulchritudionous landscapes (from a snowy mountain range in Long Island to exuberantly rich green vegetation in a Dominica...

More importantly that packing within weight, one needs to always place destination inspired clothing in one's suitcase. These destination pieces should be easy to fold, versatile and virtually wrinkle free. The new Donna Karan collection for Gilt Groupe is the essence of travel chic. The...

Soia & Kyo designer Ilan Elfassy has been a staple in Canadian outerwear and for his Spring 2013 collection he brought his inspiration of travel to the runway with pastel trenches, vests and leather, shades influenced by his love of florals. Before the designs hit the runway we had caught up...

What with my lovely massage, ample lounging time in both my room and by the pool, and some wonderfully satisfying meals, my Bangkok sojourn ticked all the boxes. The star of the weekend was undoubtedly the Hansar Bangkok itself, which is without question one of the most stylish, slick and...

many international brands have their presence here. So crowded, it's overwhelming! Finally, I have been to a Ann Demeuleemeester boutique:-) Kevin In Tokyo: Part 2 Yes, finally can spend a night at my hotel in peace, without joining my friends for their snow crab dinner:-P I need that rest.

Ginza! Many luxury brands have their flagships here, and it's not just a store front... it's a whole building! Below: Hermès flagship in Ginza, one tower for the ladies and one for the guys... I faint...The glass facade makes the buildings glow like a lantern:-) Kevin In Tokyo: Part

In case you're traveling this break, or even visiting new places, here are some travel-inspired DIY projects to keep in mind, so you can pick up what you need: I love maps – especially the large ones they sell at tourist shops that mark out way more sites than you could ever see on a trip....

Inside was this wonderful little travel map watch which I haven't taken off my wrist since it arrived, especially since it has Africa on it. I thought I would put together a few other lovely travel inspired bits and bobs that I am loving at the moment and share them with you.... This post...

 

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