Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Baptised by Bottega

Before all you religious zealots out there get your panties tangled over my blog post title, let me just clarify that I simply want to make a point that I've officially got myself my first Bottega Veneta. Nothing to do with converting - sheeeesh.


I've been lusting over Bottega Veneta since forever. I adore the intreciatto design, the classy/minimalist look and of course, the label's heritage. I've always been a fan of labels with strong history - Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Goyard and of course, Bottega Veneta. 

Continuing my streak of newly-found love of wearing loafers, I got this pair in brown suede with the vamp in its trademark intreciatto woven design and rubber sole. Like most of Bottega's merchandise, the design is simple and it is oh-so-comfy. 

I daresay after my Lanvin lace-ups, these have got to be the most comfortable pair of footwear I've ever owned (minus those Nike Dunk hi-tops, of course. Those are the real winners).

I look forward to owning more fabulous footwear by Bottega Veneta. I already have my eye on that intreciatto bracelet but that can wait. Spending over two thousand bucks on a leather bracelet is still ridiculous for me at this point, I'd rather get a pair of shoes with that price tag.

Available at Bottega Veneta, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
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Friday, May 18, 2012

"Hello, It's the Sea Calling."

I'm happy to acknowledge that I have always been a beach bum. I'm a sucker for beaches, islands or anywhere that brings me near to the sea. 

Thus, it felt really good to be back in Cherating few weeks back to celebrate Ayi's birthday while spending some time with nature while hearing waves gently pounding the beach. Just writing that down still makes me smile. 

After three years, I returned to Impiana Resort, Cherating and spend days and nights surrounded by lush greenery and its beautiful beach. Aside from turtle-watching at the nearby Turtle Sanctuary, we didn't leave the hotel at all. I was more than happy to be sitting by the beach and admiring the splendour around me. 

That certainly made up for the three-hour drive from KL. All is forgiven and forgotten when I arrived.

Next stop: Karambunai and Langkawi in the future, insyaAllah.
Twitter: @kyeberry

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson

Book #6 for 2012: Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson

"Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life."

Those words at the back cover totally sold the book and made me a fan. It tells the story of Christine Lucas, who lost her memory every time she goes to sleep - resulted from a mysterious accident. Every day, she wakes up not knowing where she is, what happened to her or how she got married to her husband, Ben. 

As suggested by her doctor, she keeps a journal to keep track of her daily activities but one morning she found a startling thing written in the journal - 'Don't trust Ben'. That opens up the floodgate of suspicions - what really happened to her and is Ben really telling her the truth?

Before I Go to Sleep is filled with suspense from cover to cover. I found myself completely engulfed in the story and absurdly keen in finding out what really happened to Christine. The ending, fellas, might not be as what you have expected/assumed - at least, for me. 

This is one of the those rare piece of works that would make you hate to put it down. A must read if thriller/suspense genre is your cup of tea.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Paul Smith 'Mini on Location LA' Messenger

If you happen to search for a certain bag that is preppy yet casual with a hint of British touch, get yourself a hold of anything by Paul Smith.

Like this messenger bag for instance, which I love and found it to be totally useful. 

Known for the iconic picture of a multicoloured striped Mini in front of a Paul Smith boutique - for this Spring/Summer 2012 season, it's the Los Angeles' - this 'Mini on Location' messenger bag is an English dandy-chic powerhouse to be reckoned with. 

Made of canvas with purple canvas inner lining, it's perfect for your - in this case, ahem, my - around town day to day use without looking so serious, yet roomy enough to fill in all of your necessary belongings. 

There is an internal zip pocket and an iPad/netbook compartment. The shoulder strap is of chocolate brown and the metal hardware is in gold.

If you're looking for a decent bag less than RM2000, then this one is a steal. With Paul Smith stamp on it, you know you're in good hands.  

Available in Paul Smith boutique, Suria KLCC.
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