Hello! I just drop by to update a little more about my Christmas. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas like I did. I spent my Christmas Eve at Chiagdao Nest Resort in Chiangdao with my friends and my sister. Chiangdao is a suburb district of  Chiangmai province located approximately 1.5 hours from Chiangmai city center. Chiangdao is the place where I feel closer to nature every time I go.  There are so many places to visit in Chiangdao such as Chiangdao cave, and Doi Chiangdao National park. Moreover, many outdoor activities are available for  those who love outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling and rafting. For me, Chiangdao  is my most favorite district in Chiangmai province when it comes to the place to unwind. Usually, when I go to Chiangdao with friends, we love to read books, cook food using charcoals, knit some scarfs and play musics. However, this trip we hadonly enough time to have BBQ dinner together on Christmas Eve because we arrived Chiangdao at 8...
  Hello everyone, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I just came back from a wonderful trip. I had a great BBQ dinner at Chiangdao Nest Resort situated in Chiangdao district in Chiangmai, Thailand on Christmas Eve with my sister and friends. Then we stayed overnight with my friends and my sister at a small but cozy resort called Hobby Hut There are just 4 mini cottages and 1 2-bedroom house. The scenery at Hobby Hut is spectacular. Hobby Hut is surrounded with crop fields, mountains, and trees.These photos were taken in the early morning so it was a little foggy. This is the corn field next the house where we stayed on Christmas eve. This is the main house which has the equipped kitchen that any guests can use. Too bad that we did not have  time to cook breakfast because we had to leave early. Wonderful morning. Enjoy the fresh air of the the cool morning of 18 degree Celsius. Oh Happy day!! Ready to go ba...
Christmas is just 2 days away. I am so excited even though most of Thai people are Buddhists so Christmas is not actually the tradition for most Thai people and Christmas day is not traditional holiday. However, in Thailand,  there are Christmas celebrations in some households, restaurants and hotels. I love Christmas food. And I also love exploring variety of Christmas food from different countries.  If you have not decided what to make for dessert for Christmas dinner, why not make red velvet desserts. I have be en having a crush on red velvet cake for a couple of years. What I love about red velvet is that red velvet is usually not very sweet cake with a hint of coco flavor. Serving red velvet cake or red velvet dessert with cream cheese frosting is just heavenly delicious!   So, when I started using pinterest, I created a board named Red Velvet Love right away. I have selected 4 red velvet recipes that I think suitable for festive occasion like Christmas from my pinterest bo...
Today I would like to give you and update on my little crochet project that I am working really hard on. New Year  is coming very soon.  Therefore, I am making New Year gifts to give to my colleagues,  the bank tellers at the bank that I often go to, the staffs at the cafe that I often go to, etc.  I usually do this every year if I have time. Last year I gave them mini ferns in a pot that I plant them myself. I think this is a great way to say thank you and show my appreciation to those who have been helping me or kind to me over the year. I have started gathering ideas about what to make since last month.  After trial and errors , these 2 crochet patterns are the winners.  I have 10 more bookmarks to make so I better get back to work...  :) ...
  This post I would like to bring you to a very beautiful hotel in my hometown, Chiangmai. I have heard from many of my friends that this hotel is a very beautiful modern oriental style hotel. So, my sisters and I were not hesitate to check this hotel out when we had a free afternoon. This hotel is called 137 Pillars House as it has the original 19th century teak wood building filled with history which named 137 Pillars House. The landscape of this hotel is very impressive. The landscape team of this property definitely did a wonderful job  preserving the existing lady palm and mimosa trees.    Those trees are so beautiful.  Those trees together with the heritage building create the  feeling of the orient 40 years ago.  You might remember that I just posted an outfit post that all the photos were taken during this hotel visit. I took so many photos when we were there. I just want to post all of the photos.  It was very hard to to choose which to share with you. Let'...
This month I have an opportunity to write my third guest post at Kitty and Buck . This time I would like to share some cooking ideas that I got from having lunch at  Yura An Japanese Cafe. It is a Japanese fusion restaurant that is one of my sister's favorites. She has been persuading me to try this restaurant for quite some time. Finally, my husband and I finally got time to vitsit. We were not disappinted! Please visit Kitty & Buck for the full post. :: I N F O Restaurant: Yura An Japanese Cafe Cusine: Japanese/Thai Fusion Location Central World Shopping Center, Bangkok, Thailand. ...
It's been a while since I did my last outfit post. I actually have lots of photos for outfit posts that I have prepared to uploaded but I have been very busy with my shop ( Floretta ). After selling at Nimman Art Prominade which was a very famous art and design fair held annually in Chiangmai, Thailand., I was so exhausted. However, there are still a lot more to do in December because this is usually a very busy month for people here in Chiangmai due to high season for tourism. There are so many friends and relatives are planning to come visit me and my family here during the last couple of weeks of this month so I have to prepare a list of where to bring them for sightseeing and relaxing. Therefore, I went to this hotel, 137 Pillars House , in order to gather information and have afternoon tea. So, I thought why not shooting and outfit post there. Luckily, the light was pretty great during that time. The intereior of this hotel is so elegant and classy; however, the inte...
Many of you might already know that I have my etsy shop selling clothing and jewelry called Floretta. This week I have an opportunity to participate in Nimman Art Promenade which is and event that held in Chiangmai (my hometown) every December. This this second year for my shop to be here. I had already set up some part of my shop on the day before so I dini't have a lot of setting up to do on the the first day of this event. I was so exciting when the first customer stop buy. ( I have not been in the scene of selling at a physical store for a while. )  I was so exhausted but it was such a fun experience. There were so many people visiting this event yesterday.  I was so busy selling at my shop so I still have not really explore the other shops yet. My friends told me that there are so many cute and stylish handmade products  that  I would definitely buy... We'll see :) ...
I have found so many strawberry dessert idea this year. I love strawberry. I have been  looking forward to the strawberry season since 2 months ago. The strawberry season here in Thailand is in December. Finally, it is strawberry time! Below is the strawberry dessert ideas that I posted on my tumblr 2 months ago. Strawberry shortcake kebab  by Lady behind the curtain   Stawberry lemonade trifles  by Bakers Royal. Strawberry tart by Martha Stewart. Grilled strawberry with orange cream  by Paula Deen Happy strawberry time !!!! ...