Fashion is akin to love: even when you try, nothing can stop you from showcasing your sense of style. Despite the many challenges brought about by COVID-19, it seems there’s no stopping us from wearing trendy clothes and accessories. And with summer just a few months away, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about how we can pull off chic and vibrant looks.
After a long day of working, it’s always nice to kick back and feel the serenity of your own home. A quiet moment of just being at peace can do a lot for your mental health. To make sure you have set up your home into a sanctuary, little details play a big role, and one of the things that can turn a regular house into a place of zen is a Buddha.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost in the last quarter of the year. 2020 has not turned out to be the promising year we all hoped for. However, while the COVID-19 pandemic has left most of us with extreme stress, it has also given us a lot of time. With more time in our hands, we get to value more precious moments with people we love and we also get to do things we never had the time to do before.
Your father always says he’s easy-going and wants nothing for special occasions, but when Father’s Day is just right around the corner, you need to come up with something thoughtful and unique. He’s one of the few men who inspired you through the years- a person in your life who guides you up to this day. It’s only fitting that you show your appreciation by giving him a unique and memorable present on Father’s Day.
"Shoppers Paradise" might not be what comes to mind when you think of Vietnam, particularly if you're not familiar with the country, or perhaps you have only visited once on a whistle stop tour. But for me, Vietnam offers some of the world's best shopping experiences.
To discover more of the best of Vietnam shopping you’ll need to venture a short taxi drive away from the centre of Hanoi to Tay Ho Lake District (also known as West Lake) and in Saigon, to Thao Dien in District 2. These are the areas where the expats shop so it’s where you’ll find some of the best representation of Vietnamese artisan made fashion and homewares.
A walk through an Asian market is like an explosion of the senses. The sights, smells and taste of Asian cooking can be found nowhere else in the world. The sizzle of Asian spices and herbs as they hit the wok is the sound of mouth-watering things to come. From the heat of chillies and the heady aroma of cloves, to the earthiness of cumin and turmeric and more, Asian spices are the key to the distinctive flavours of Asian cooking. Here’s the lowdown on ten of the most common Asian spices and herbs.
When looking for things to do in Laos, the avid traveller is well positioned to have an incredible, diverse and memorable holiday. This country is a veritable treasure trove of all things exotic, extraordinary and exciting. It can be difficult to determine the absolute best things to do in this wonderful country. The following list is by no means exhaustive, but it provides an excellent snapshot of the true beauty of this part of the world.
We’re all here fighting the good fight. Killing it with our careers. Raising good kids. Caring for our health. Maintaining relationships. Mucking in, helping out. Still carrying the lion’s share of, well, everything. It’s exhausting. I am exhausted. I have never met a single woman who isn’t exhausted. I literally cannot name one woman who isn’t exhausted every single day.
Zesty, zippy sauces and pungent fresh herbs are just some of the ingredients making traditional Vietnamese food incredible. By blending both the intense historical influences and traditional local ingredients, real Vietnamese food is a completely unique taste experience. If you wish to create true Vietnamese flavours at home, these tips will open the door to an amazing taste adventure.
Australian consumers use 130 kilograms of plastic per person each year, with only 12% of it being recycled, according to the WWF organization. Many people, especially those planning an overseas trip, tend to purchase items packaged in single-use plastics and later dispose of the waste in landfills or waterways. Plastic waste emits greenhouse gases, which affects wildlife, marine life, and increase the risk of human health disorders. For these reasons, we should shop ethically, to ensure we reduce carbon footprint.