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Secret Formula for Happiness

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It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball


IMG_6972_dpp_1200_editForever 21 jumpsuit; Pretty Little Blings wishbone necklace; Aldo sandals

Over the years, I’ve been trying each day to identify what makes me happy. Every day I am learning that in life, you have to find the beauty in everything, even the darkness around you. You’ve got to be able to see the silver linings in every situation. Being grateful for the good and the bad in your life is good for the soul. In turn, I find that my happiness lies in the simplest of things —

..cool breeze against the warm sun rays on my skin, beautiful summer blooms, quiet time to relax and reflect, afternoon at the park..

Valentine’s Day Activities

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Dancing by the Pool

February has become a season of love or as I fondly call it, the love month.

We are not too big on celebrating Valentine’s since we got together apart from the usual quirky bonding dates we’ve done in the past (like here, here and here). It’s going to be different this year though, as we are celebrating as a newly wedded couple, and I wanted to give in to all the mushy and overly sweet acts of love as I can.

If you are like me who is planning an activity with your special someone, here’s a few ideas that I’ve been toying with:

  1. Plan a Valentine-themed picnic. Dine under the stars at your favorite park. Pack a meal for two. Heart-shaped donuts. Cupid’s arrow cookies. Throw in some blanket, a book of poetry and your mushy spirit and indulge in an evening of saccharine poems as you read verses to each other.
  2. Eat your heart out. Any occasion calls for a feast, Valentine’s is one of those. They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and this is quite true for women, too. You may choose to stay at home and cook a special dinner or if you’re feeling indulgent, make reservations at a magnificent hotel or restaurant that are offering intimate romantic dinner experience.
  3. Spend a night of mystique and romance. Turn your bedroom into a romantic oasis. Create a magical cocoon around your bed with a fairy light canopy using sheer fabrics and glittering holiday lights! Whether you choose to celebrate love in luxury or in simplicity, the most important is to show your beloved how much you truly care.

How do you plan to celebrate your Valentine’s? I’d love to know! Nonetheless…

Have a happy and memorable Valentine’s everyone!!!

Flower Child

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IMG_0561_dpp_1280_web_rpHandmade flower crowns; mustard cardigan and navy polka dot corset – bazaar find; sparkly necklace – Zalora

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. – Max Muller

This is my first attempt to post an outfit shot or what I wore kind of thing, so excuse me haha. This is what I wore during one of the concept photo shoots I styled together with RainPlay Lifestyle Photography. We called it Pastel Dreams, and why not — we were surrounded with luscious looking cupcakes, brightly colored macarons, little flowers planted on our little model’s crowning glory, all housed in a pastel cafe. It’s like a scene from a romantic movie shot in Paris. Oh what a delightful scene! What a beauty!

These flower crowns were handmade by me the night before the photo shoot, but I did not feel stressed at all. Creating accessories is one of my favorite things to do especially when I have free time in my hands. Styling a concept shoot is super fun when you are working with like-minded people who share the same vision you have. And it’s a plus I can wear outfits related to our theme!

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