Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Hi lovelies! I've been sharing my photos from earlier this year in a few previous posts. Although it's already December, thought I would put up some photos from Prague, the last city we stayed in before travelling back to our trip's starting point, Munich :)

The past couple of weeks over here I've been preparing the house for Christmas and just enjoying all the festive posts on your blogs! Hope you are all keeping warm and cozy xoxo

Charles Bridge

Trying to take a few snaps with the bf's camera!
We also visited this street market in the city centre. Lots of trinkets, souvenirs and...


The Old Town Square

Mala Strana is a quieter area on the other side of the river. We climbed up to the Prague Castle and found a little vineyard at the top and a beautiful view of the city.

St. Vitus Cathedral within the Prague Castle complex

We also stayed in the Mala Strana area at the Golden Apple apartments.

A view from the window of our B&B. It was nice to go into the busier part of the city to see the sights but then return to this peaceful little area!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Liebster Award

I've been nominated for two Liebster awards! Thank you guys for reading my posts and to The Sorting House and Kassica both for nominating my blog! Since I have two sets of questions I hope it's okay if I answer them in two different posts.

Liebster Award

Liebster is a term of endearment in German, e.g. sweetheart, dearest :) You have probably seen this award in lots of new blogs as it is meant to be awarded to up & coming blogs with less than 200 followers. A few rules for the award...
- Link back to the blogger that nominated you
- Write 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated you
- Create 11 questions of your own questions for blogs you would like to give the Liebster award
- Choose up to 11 blogs to award <3


1. I love to swim and anything to do with the ocean.
2. I play City Story on my iPhone then wonder why I'm spending time creating fictional cities!
3. The last country I was in before this was Qatar.
4. I like Red Velvet cupcakes, yum.
5. My bedroom is painted lemon cream yellow.
6. I have way too much makeup products.
7. I want to plan some type of charity/volunteer vacation next year
8. I love to cook.
9. I would like to learn more about art history.
10. My favourite perfume when I was 17 was Ralph by Ralph Lauren.
11. I love people who have a sense of adventure and are open-minded and kind.


1. What are your goals in life?
To be happy, to be in love, to have adventures, to have children, to always be independent financially and emotionally, to stay humble. I have lots of goals but those are a few :)
Dreams, Friends, Happiness gif
Things you can't buy, by Chibird

2. Where were you born and do you still live there?
I was born in Singapore but actually my parents were living in Thailand then and my Mum just came over to have me. I moved around quite a lot growing up but now I am back in Singapore. I moved here a couple of years ago from London.

Singapore Photo Collage
Sweet Singapore :)

3. Do you speak other languages or do you want to learn one?
I'm learning Spanish now, I think it's a beautiful language and I hope I can speak at least basic Spanish one day! :)

Old Cathedral Salamanca Spain
Crossing Tower of the Old Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain

4. Which beauty product can you not live without?
Probably concealer because I can get dark undereye circles. I really like YSL Touche Eclat and have used it for around ten years I think!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Image
Saving my eyes since 2003!
5. Describe your style in 3 words?
I'm not sure I probably don't have a very unique style :P Maybe classic, city, romantic. I have a lot of clothes from Zara which I guess is quite urban city style but still feminine.

6. Do you believe the world will end this year?
No, I hope not!

7. If you could go on holiday anywhere and money is no object, where would you go and why?

I would go to Antarctica. I just think it's so out there and like nothing I've seen before. It looks so beautiful but it's so expensive to organize travel there.

Penguins in Antarctica

8. What type of music do you listen to when you need cheering up?
I listen to all types of music so I think it would just be any song with good vibes and good lyrics.

9. Do you believe in the supernatural, if not which is the most plausible?
I'm not sure, maybe. I believe in God so I guess so.

10. Who is your style icon?
Some of my favourites lately are: Christine Centenera, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo and Poppy Delevingne.

Christine Centenera Style Montage
Christine Centenera

Miranda Kerr Style
Miranda Kerr

Olivia Palermo and Poppy Delevingne Fashion Icons
Olivia and Poppy

11. If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life what would it be?
One amazing summer dress.


Armando at Blog literario y fotografico
Shannon at Awash with Wonder
Tami at Bohemian Treehouse
Michelle at Another No Mail Day
Katie at Theory Twenty One
Andie at Andies Traveling Pants
Julianne at A Little Lacey
Marienni at Marienni
Elle at Lipstick & Lace
Anne at Moments of Libra
I'm really not sure if a few of these have more than 200 followers! My questions for you if you choose to accept are...

1. Where would you love to live for a year?
2. What song have you had on repeat lately?
3. What do you like about blogging?
4. What makeup brand and products do you use most often?
5. What do you want to do by the end of this year?
6. If you were an animal what would you be and why?
7. Describe the country/town you live in in 3 words?
8. What is something you feel strongly about?
9. Flowers in hair. Cute or Disaster?
10. What is your dream job?
11. What is something you would try if there was guaranteed no risk involved?

xoxo Becca
Pictures via 1, 2

Friday, 28 September 2012

Krakow Days

We stopped in Krakow for only a couple of days but I really liked it! It's a vibrant and lovely medieval city with a beautiful main square and an interesting old town. There are a lot of young people living in Krakow which adds to the lively atmosphere.

Beautiful day in the city centre

Rynek Glowny is the main square in Krakow. There are lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and food stalls all around the square. We had delicious barbeque food there! The traditional polish dumplings are also really good :)

Dumpling stall at the main square
Jewellery boxes and other cute trinkets :)

We also visited Wawel Castle a short walk from the centre...

I wish we could have had one more day in Krakow, but even though it was a short visit we managed to see a lot around the city. We took a bus ride to visit Auschwitz as well. It was really sad to see but I felt it was a necessary part of the trip. We missed the salt mines which seems to be a popular attraction. Maybe if we return to Krakow again we'll get to see that too.

The place we stayed at, Venetian House Aparthotel, was lovely and right on the main square. On the last night there we made ourselves some tea while we got ready to go out and snapped a few photos from our window :)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Pinterest: Dessert Recipes

A few of the delicious recipes I've found via Pinterest lately :)

1/ Fig and Almond Frangipane Tart
2/ Poached Apples with Vanilla Yoghurt
3/ Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
4/ White Chocolate and Cherry Cheesecake

You can see more at my Pinterest Dessert board here!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

On Stress and Relaxation

via Pinterest
Hi all. This week has been pretty stressful, lots of things going on and also my Sis was having some intense head pains. We were in and out of A&E, scans and she was also admitted to hospital for a night. It seems to be a flare up from stress, thankfully she's a lot better now. 
What helps you to manage stress?  For me, getting lots of sunlight being out and active during the day, running on my treadmill and also just taking time to relax. I love reading a book in my room with some aromatherapy oils burning and a warm cocoa. I found this link a while back - 55 ways to take care of yourself, for the busy girl. I hope it gives you some good ideas too when you're feeling stressed. For now it's Saturday and I'm ready for the weekend and a good night out! :)

Monday, 3 September 2012

September Loves

Happy September! :) I hope the month has started off well for all of you. This month I have lots of items on my beauty wishlist but I'm also organizing my current makeup collection. If you're a makeupalley user you can check out my swap list here.

At the moment I'm all about radiant glowing skin and also going back to rich eyeliner colours which I've mostly skipped wearing during the past months. Here are a few of my most-wanted this September. I've already ordered a few things online and looking forward to reviewing my favourites when they arrive :)

Raspberry nail polish:

Bliss face mask:

A new fragrance:

MAC Supernova blush:

Honey bodycare:

Nars Eyeliner Stylo:

Which beauty item is on your September Wishlist?

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Lake Bled to Venice

Getting from Lake Bled Slovenia to Venice Italy by bus and train
Travelling to Italy we first took the train from Bled to Villach (back into Austria).

This is normally a direct train but unfortunately there was some disruption to the line that day so the train we were on was only stopping at Villach Westbahnhof and we needed to get off and change trains to get to Villach Hauptbahnhof (the Central Station). Luckily the bf speaks German and found this out from the conductor otherwise we'd be totally lost!

It was extremely cold with a bitter wind when we got off at the Westbahnhof and since it was almost an hour's wait for a connecting train, Keira and I sat in a stairwell for some shelter and warmth and snacked on some crackers we had got from a plane flight previously, we really were a pitiful sight! We met another lady who was travelling to Italy also, but she had accidentally got separated from her husband and mother who she was travelling with because she had jumped off the train at the wrong stop! This is honestly a reminder to me to always be prepared because she didn't have any of their mobile numbers, no money and no card, it was all with her husband. There was no info office at the station so she decided it was best for her to wait until her husband returned to get her. We gave her a "survival pack" =P which was a chocolate muffin and some food we had with us. When our train for the Hauptbahnhof arrived we said bye hoping she wouldn't have to wait there until night time :(

Once we had arrived at Villach Hauptbahnhof we took the coach to Venice, a 5 hour trip away. It was a long journey but the coach was really comfortable and the scenery was very beautiful through the Julian Alps :) The coach actually arrives in Mestre, and then you need to take a quick ride on any of the buses going onto Venice island.

Our route on the Villach to Venice coach...

 Finally, we made it! Venezia!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

7 things for 7 days

I recently saw a post by missdanielle.com about mini-goals she's set for herself. The idea of 7 things for 7 days was originally posted by Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter and I thought I'd join in with my own goals :) My 7 things for next week:

1. Keeping fit
I'm aiming to do one type of exercise every day. I like to jog but I also want to add more weight training for toning. I love Pilates but haven't done it in a while so I hope to do at least one session next week.

2. Taking care of my skin and hair
We've been getting a lot of chocolate gifts and sharing them in the house lately. It hasn't been great for my skin! I'm booking a facial or will do my own face mask at home :) I also just cut my hair this week so need to keep it conditioned.

3. Choco-detox
Not to eat any more of the chocolate in the fridge! And to take a multivitamin every day.

4. Read my Spanish
To spend more time this week studying and practicing my Spanish.

5. Get in touch
To message an old friend I haven't contacted in a while.

6. Organize my beauty products
I want to give away anything I don't use regularly or put it up for swap. I love those big clear beauty trunks for organizing makeup, I'll try to find one of those too.

7. Look at further degree courses  
My last thing to do is probably the most important right now. I've graduated from uni but I'm considering doing a further course. It's quite daunting just thinking about studying again after a few years of work, but I'll check all the different courses that are available and make a short list of the ones I might go for.

For the original 7 things post you can visit Louise's blog here...
Have you set any goals for yourself recently?
Or if you've also done a 7 things post please leave your link here and I'd love to check it out :)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Touch of Gold

A few of my weekend buys! I bought some tiny golden earrings at a stall by the river. One pair are little snowflakes, not really the weather for them but I thought they were cute :)  The necklace is for my friend. I find buying clothing and accessories for other people can be quite hard, I can't always tell if it's really their style, but I hope she likes this. I also bought another Stila CC in lillium, that and petunia are my favourite blushes.

You might have noticed, I love figs! This candle smells so divine, I got it as a two-for-one this weekend from Ecoya and it's called Caramelised Fig. I wish I could send this scent through your monitor or something right now because seriously you would love it and my bad iphone pic is doing it no justice at all. If you have not heard of Ecoya, they are an Australian brand that do natural home fragrance, bath and body goodies :) Their jar candles are made from pure soy wax.

I actually have soy wax for making candles in my house. I tried making them with essential oils before but I'm not sure the scent turned out strong enough in the end. Will keep experimenting!

Do you like scented candles? Are there any favourite scents you have?

Saturday, 11 August 2012

All Aboard, Lovers!

Trains are super romantic! Okay, not so much when it's like this...

Nice and Convenient Storage Room
But for all the times I've been separated and reunited with a loved one, or set off on an exciting adventure with friends, trains and train stations are quite magical. Here are some of my favourite train routes from around the world...

Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB), Germany

HSB 99 236 @ Wernigerode Kirchstrasse

West Highland Railway (The real Hogwart's Express), UK
Il vero Hogwarts Express / The real Hogwarts Express

Glenfinnan 1984

Glacier Express, Switzerland
Glacier Express

Train under cherry blossoms, Alishan Forest Taiwan and Segawa Valley Japan
Alishan Forest Train under Cherry Blossoms 櫻花樹下的阿里山森林小火車

xoxo, Becca

Images via Flickr