8:08 pm April 6, 2014 | No Comment
You think you get your most dramatic personal changes out of the way in your teens and become your own person, with minor little adjustments, but what they don’t tell you — or warn you — about are the growing pains that happen in your late 20s, early 30s. It’s a time when you are transitioning in the workplace from free-wheeler to professional.
3:02 pm January 26, 2014 | No Comment
Made in small batches with fresh seasonal fruit and other premium ingredients (Hello, delicious Nutella!), Pokkonya is refreshing during the humid rainy season and the searing heat of the dry season. As an added bonus, they deliver!
12:17 pm December 15, 2013 | No Comment
I think I like giving people well-thought out presents more than receiving them. There is a certain satisfaction from seeing someone’s reaction when you present them with a really dead-on present. I also like to think of it as a challenge to come up with a creative gift that is also perfect for someone, especially if it’s a longtime friend and you have to outdo yourself.
4:25 pm December 2, 2013 | No Comment
My love of clothes sometimes makes me creepy. A few months ago, I noticed a co-worker wearing an amazing sky-blue knitted skirt with the most fun print ever: sunny-side up eggs. I couldn’t stop staring at this woman who wasn’t even an acquaintance of mine and trying to figure out how she found the best more »
11:33 am November 17, 2013 | No Comment
I’ve finally finished recovering from last weekend’s Brightspot Market and ready to round up my favorites from another successful edition of the Olympics, Academy Awards and Nobel Prizes combined for Jakarta’s hippest hipsters. The best thing about Brightspot, like so many other things in life, is the anticipation. Soon after the dates were announced, the word spread among my fashionable set and everyone was already making plans and justifications to part with their hard-earned money.
1:11 pm November 3, 2013 | No Comment
With Jakarta’s tropical climate pattern, annually alternating between hot and humid and hot and hot, unfussy summer dresses are a staple in my closet. The perfect frock must be made from a breathable fabric and allow for some movement but more importantly, it has to be able to withstand Jakarta’s traffic, heat and dust — more »
5:11 pm October 6, 2013 | No Comment
As you may know by now, I’m completely in love with the made-in-Indonesia creative scene — from fashion and food to art and events. I’m constantly amazed by how Indonesian-based creators have expanded in the variety and quality of their products, as well as the number of producers and choices. When I moved here a more »
8:40 am September 22, 2013 | No Comment
Are you a dog or cat person? It’s a very important question to consider when trying to find a loyal animal companion, but it becomes even more meaningful — like, “Sophie’s Choice” serious — when considering which of Mannequin Plastic’s beautiful bags to take home: a powder-blue satchel with a lone ceramic feline on the more »