SANCTUARY FOR SOLITUDE

About  Villa Hardevi On an island where beauty speaks true, we discover one of Bali’s most luxurious yet comfortable sanctuaries in the South of the Jimbaran district, namely Villa Hardevi. Nestled in what seems a secluded part of this area, this pretty private hideaway feels tranquil, fashionable and desirably private; a perfect stay if you’re a…

PARADOX OF TIME

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but…

Comptine d’Un Autre Été

Hands down one of my favourite movies is Amelie. It’s about a young woman endeavouring to help and improve the lives of those around her, awarding her neighbours and colleagues love and happiness. But when Amélie chances upon her own romance, her adventure truly begins—ever captured by the music of Yann Tiersen. As well as…

GIRLS WEEKEND

“Hayley, I’m coming to visit you in Hong Kong – get ready!!!’. I have never been so excited to receive a Whatsapp message. Tori is one of my oldest and dearest friends and I’m so proud to know her. She’s wildly intelligent, free-spirited and tolerates my grandma-ish ways, so you can imagine how stoked I…

CURVEBALLS

For want of a more captivating way of opening my first substantial update with the relaunch of my website (previously The Lifestyle Menu), well… that’s always going to be tough but let’s start with I LIVE IN HONG KONG. The extent of my general knowledge of Hong Kong culture was fairly limited upon my impending move.…

DINNER UNDER PINK SKIES

Prior to any trip I take, I scout the local restaurant scene in search of the best places to eat and write home about. Literally. At the top of many lists is Talung Thai, a Thai restaurant based in the luxurious Paresa Resort. With breathtaking views atop of Kamala Cliffs, delicious authentic Thai cuisine in lush…

LOST IN TRANSLATION

This summer, I headed East and the first destination was Bangkok, Thailand’s capital. It was part of my ‘pursuit of happiness’ to explore new places I have never visited before. I had very little knowledge of Bangkok, and those little learnings I did have is that it is home to the opulent Grand Palace and its…

FACE VALUE

In my earlier 20’s I didn’t care much for skincare products as I had little patience for it. ‘My skin is fine, a quick facial wipe/moisturiser and I’m done’. Sadly as time goes on, my skin calls for a little more extra care. The daily polluted air that comes with living in London, work related stress…