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GUIDE TO STYLE: NORMANN COPENHAGEN BLOCK TABLE

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I found this Block Table from Normann Copenhagen few months back and I totally fell in love with it. I have always been a big fan of Scandinavian interior design and I thought this would be a perfect fit with my new home. It also comes in several colours, including the new dark blue which I love a lot!

I find this Block Table so versatile that I can use it for office, bedroom or as a mini bar in my lounge?! 🙂

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It’s a neat bedside table for a minimalist. You can put your daily essentials on it and you can wake up everyday as a sartorialist.

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Alternatively, it could also be great for your office where you can store your books and some snacks to get through your busy day – it’s great for someone who love munching like me, but I will have to work hard in the gym after!

But my favourite usage for this Block Table is definitely the MINI BAR!!! Sorry pals if you are not a drinker.

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If you like to drink, drink in style, and responsibly! I hope you are now inspired by my guide to style and for all the stylish gentlemen out there, check out Normann Copenhagen’s social media handles.

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GENTLEMAN AT A FARM

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What do you wear at a farm? Boots? Wellies? A hat? Why not a pair of white sneakers and suit?! We can always go dapper at farm! 🙂

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Jacob Holston’s suit played the perfect role for this when I went to check my crops (not really my crops and it’s winter now in UK!). The suit is made of 100% Italian fine wool and very light material. Love the effortless design and it’s ideal for casual/business meeting, low profile and yet presentable.

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Pasotti’s luxury umbrella keeps you dry and also makes your minimal outfit look opulent!

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Daniel Wellington’s Classic Sheffield keeps you in time with style so that you don’t miss out any important deals!

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With the marble fever nowadays, Axel Arigato has the coolest white leather sneakers with marble print sole. And surprisingly, these sneakers are comfortable!

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THE MONOCHROME

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I’m not a monochrome blogger, but I am fell in love with the monochrome look during this winter, maybe it’s the dull weather in UK?

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The whole look is basically from COS, which is a fashion brand for women and men who want modern, functional, considered design. I would say they do have the ‘monochrome’ aesthetic, not entirely, but generally they do have black and white clothing and accessories.

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Having said that,  their clothing details are the elements that you need paying attention to. The fabrics that they used have nice texture and interesting visual effects too. The Wool Melange Coat is just timeless to me for the modern men. And your style can’t go wrong with a pair of white leather sneakers nowadays! Oh yes, you have caught me! My look may not be so monochrome with a touch of Paul Hewitt’s Signature Line watch.

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Hope you like the new theme for my website too! More categories will be coming soon including interior design! 🙂

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THE VISIONIST X KOH LIPE

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It has been nearly 2 months since I last written a blog post. I have been very hectic in past 2 months with moving and traveling, hence the delay! Here’s a quick update with you guys for my trip on Koh Lipe Island in Thailand.

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This island is amazing, full of nice people, good food and great vibe. If you are looking for a summer getaway, this could be one of your option!

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The sand is as soft and as white as it looks, and the water shades of turquoise. There aren’t much dead corals there, so it’s a bliss to walk on the beach! The food is cheap, and plenty of options for seafood. Cheap beer, cheap food, what else do you need on your holiday? There’s a walking street on the island which has a great vibe for night life. Live bands and music can to be your great companions at night too!

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HEAD TO TOE: Rayban Round Folding Sunglasses, Xarifa Swim Shorts, Reiss Linen Shirt

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It’s goodbye for now, but I am sure that I will be back again!

THE VISIONIST X THE HOXTON, SHOREDITCH

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The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch is a cleverly designed hotel with stylish rooms that come with everything you need for a super comfy stay. It’s suitable for anyone regardless you are a couple, family, or for a gentleman like me on a business trip.

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Only few minutes walk from the underground station, The Hoxton is situated in a prime location surrounded by shops and restaurants. The room is so chic and you have everything you need from the basic essentials to free Wi-Fi, fresh milk, radio, books and more. Oh! And the daily breakfast bag drop filled with OJ, granola pot and banana.

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Enjoy the gallery below and you will get to see the beautiful interior design of the hotel and the room that I stayed during my business trip. For your information, all of their double room has the same design!

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The hotel lounge has an excellent vibe with reading area and also comfy sofas for coffee break. There’s also a  contemporary restaurant in the hotel that serves American inspired food.

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It was a very pleasant experience staying in The Hoxton Hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room and shower room were super tidy and clean. There’s nothing negative about this hotel in all honesty, and I love the fact that they have MANY sockets in the room. You don’t have to fight for socket with anyone in there. 🙂

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GIORGIO ARMANI – FILMS OF CITY FRAMES

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Giorgio Armani  and BFI London Film Festival has gathered 4 talented schools and produced 4 inspiring short films. It was my honour to attend the Films of City Frames global premiere which took place in BFI Southbank with special Ambassador, Dame Helen Mirren and followed by a panel discussion moderated by esteemed journalist Tim Blanks. I was very impressed by students as the standard of the films was as good as professional filmmakers in my opinion. The films have presented laughter, motivation, inspiration and love.

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Enjoy the 4 films below and VOTE for your favourite!

Legacy – Academia Internacional de Cinema

I Love You – Seoul Institute of the Arts

Clarity – Sydney Film School

Midnight – Scuola Holden

Which is your FAVOURITE? What’s your vision?

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My favourite was Clarity by Sydney Film School.

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#SEDUCETHERAIN WITH SWIMS

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This Autumn I will be seducing the rain with Swims outfit – Fairbanks Parka, Barry Workboot, and the Welded Backpack.

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Fairbanks Parka is the ‘all in one’ coat for the Autumn/Winter. It is waterproof, windproof, well it’s basically Autumn/Winter-proof for me. The parka has many compartments and therefore it is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, etc. I also think that it is an excellent daily coat for a city gentleman, especially with the weather we get in UK. There’s real lambsfur inside the fully adjustable tube hood that keeps your neck warm and comfortable.

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The brand new series of bags and backpacks from Swims combines the advanced fully waterproof welding technique with an easier leisure look than usually associated with these kinds. Now you can leave your bag anywhere wet and do not fear for your contents, or bring ice cubes and refreshments perfectly contained to the nearest retreat. Safe travels!

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The exterior of Barry Workboot is made of water-proof treated nubuck leather and water-proof mesh. The inner side of the boot is made of soft and moist-absorbing lycra lining. They are super comfortable and stylish at the same time.

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Please visit Swims for the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection and #seducetherain with me!

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Brace – Beautiful leather accessories for life on the go

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Brace makes your life easier. Their beautiful leather accessories are the essentials you need for life’s everyday adventures. You can now back up BRACE and get your own Man Overboard kit here!

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THE VISIONIST X FITBIT

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Fitbit designs products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals. After wearing my smart design Fitbit Flex for a week, I can officially say that I am 60% fitter already, or I am 60% more active than before to say to least.

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The biggest improvement of my fitness routine is my cardio workout. Truthfully, I have never been a big fan of cardio exercises because I struggle easily with my breathing. I tend to skip it even though I am fully aware of the importance of it to stay healthy. While maintaining my weight training exercises, I managed to force myself to walk more throughout the day as well as hitting treadmill on alternate days.

During the working hours, I sit in front of my computer most of the time. With Fitbit Flex, I get to track my daily steps goal with ease. Fitbit Flex is directly in sync with my phone and it tracks every step that I take. It has five lights that indicates the progress towards your daily target. Double tapping on the wristband will show you the percent daily achievement of your steps goal. Easy huh! fitbitflexlight

Personally, I neglect things that I need to do due to my own laziness. Health is one of my biggest negligence this year as I have been very busy with work, new ventures and my blog. I even rely on my phone to remind me to drink more water! Hence, Fitbit Flex has definitely helped me in fitness side of my lifestyle. Yes, I will have to spend more time to push myself becoming active physically but this has also helped in keeping my mind sharp and fresh. It can also track your sleep activity, however I am not using it currently because I don’t feel like I have the need for it. You will be able to see all the information with Fitbit app.

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THE VISIONIST X LUSH LTD

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LUSH fresh handmade cosmetic products are: 100% Vegetarian, 83% Vegan, 60% Unpreserved and 38% Naked (No Packaging Required), and most importantly they DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS! They believe in making products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. They also believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission test on animals and in testing products on humans.

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Dirty Body Spray is a light spray fragranced with spearmint, sandalwood and herbal essential oils that can be used all over the body and topped up during the day.

Review: I literally fell in love with this body spray. I have never used any body spray before, the fragrances that I used are not applied directly on my skin normally as I don’t fancy having too much of chemical on my skin. Therefore, this natural body spray has been my daily enlightenment since I got it. I would have a few sprays on my body after freshen up and it makes my body feel clean and fresh! It’s 5 out of 5 stars for me!

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Mask of Magnaminty is a multi-purpose face and body mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients to clean, calm and clear the skin.  It contains mineral rich kaolin to nourish, antibacterial honey, and peppermint oil to stimulate the blood cells just under the surface of your skin to leave it looking bright and refreshed.

Review: I have used this mask twice a week in the past 4 weeks. I love it! The minty scent is great, and my skin always felt clean and tight after the regime. I have acne prone skin and due to that I am sensitive with facial products in general. This mask has improved my skin condition without a doubt. It reduced the swelling and redness of acne the next day after the treatment. For anyone who suffers from breakouts, I would definitely recommend this mask! 5 out of 5 stars for this too!

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Tea tree oil is made up of around 100 substances, including terpenes, mostly considered to be responsible for tea tree oil’s reputation as a remedy. The oil has been scientifically proven to be antibacterial, antifungal and particularly effective against the types of fungi we call yeasts. They make tea tree water by dispersing tea tree oil in water and use it for its clarifying action.

Review: I have been using several types of toners and this is one of my favourite. It has also helped in reducing the swelling of my acne. I haven’t got any side effect from using it so I assume it does its job pretty well. My skin does feel a bit stinging every time I use it, which is the only thing that I dislike. I will give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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Angels on Bare Skin cleanser comes in a solid form and as you mix the solid cleanser with water to form a paste, the ground almonds create almond milk which helps to tone and brighten the skin. It can be used on both the face and body.

Review: Unfortunately this isn’t my favourite cleanser due to my personal preference. There’s nothing bad about it. This cleanser will leave your skin feeling moist after cleansing, which is not something that I like. I love my skin to feel dry and super clean after using a cleanser. And also this cleanser has some ground almonds that act like a scrub which I do not like too. I don’t mind to scrub my face occasionally but not for my daily routine. Due to my own preference, I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars.

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Skin Drink is packed with nourishing oils and butters, avocados, aloe vera and a light rose and orange neroli fragrance. Forming a light barrier against the elements, this is ideal for all weathers and is especially good for soothing the skin and helping it feel more supple.

Review: This is similar to the Angel on bare skin cleanser that I tried, which is also not my top choice in my skin care routine. This is simply because it is not oil free. I like my skin to feel dry even after applying the moisturiser, with smooth and matte finish. This moisturiser is basically the contrary of my requirements. However, it did leave my skin moist and smooth after the application. I would still rate it 3 out of 5 stars.

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