Introducing ‘The Kismet Shop’

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My sister-in-law Juvvy and I share the love and interest for crystal bracelets.  It was something that we discovered about each other when I noticed her wearing one and then I showed her mine. Since then we been talking about crystal bracelets, and as luck would have it, we have a common friend who shares our love for crystals (and makes them herself too).  Juvvy lamented ... READ MORE

Ordering Cath Kidston Online (2016 edition)

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Longtime readers of my blog know that I heart everything Cath Kidston, and that I've bought most of my CK items online.  Thanks to my Cath Kidston sisters Ellen and Diane, who are also avid CK collectors and online shoppers like me, I was able to get the mugs, bags and other CK accessories that I like - straight from the UK shop. Even when the first Cath Kidston opened in ... READ MORE

April showers bring May flowers

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Sweet April showers. Do spring May flowers. - Thomas Tusser, 1557 I will forever remember May 2016 as the month where I celebrated a lot of milestones - at work mostly, but it's also my wedding anniversary month so I'm really overflowing with love and gratefulness! Let me share with you some of last month's highlights: A tour of the National Museum of the ... READ MORE

Bag Crush: Cath Kidston’s Bowler Bag

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I've always wanted to own a classic bowler bag, so you can just imagine my excitement when I saw that my favorite British bag brand has come up with one, in its signature design and material (PVC coated cotton): Cath Kidston's version of a bowler bag is perfect for me who doesn't like high maintenance bags and would like to enjoy it for everyday use.  No luxury leather ... READ MORE

Online Shopping Experience: Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty Collab

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm going to share with you my recent online shopping experience with Amazon.com and Johnny Air Plus, which was triggered by my desire to complete the Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty cars collection. It all started in Instagram, actually.  I accidentally clicked the hashtag #hellokitty and the search came back with loads of Hello Kitty photos - ... READ MORE

Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty Set 2016

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After months of antagonizing wait, I finally got my hands on these limited edition Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty collection 2016! I ordered them from a Japanese online store (through Amazon.com) last February and had them shipped through Johnny Air.  Big big mistake there.  Will tell you the story in my next post as I don't wanna spoil my excitement here.  I believe this ... READ MORE

The Queen’s Momentous Day (and another teacup story)

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September 9 was a special day for Britain as Queen Elizabeth II officially became the country's longest serving monarch, surpassing the record of Queen Victoria, her great-great grandmother. She is now the oldest reigning monarch in the world, serving with that same dedication and discipline for the past 63 years. The Queen was only 25 when she acceded the throne, ... READ MORE

LBC Shipping Cart: A Review

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(Text by our resident guest writer - AJ De Leon. Pictures by yours truly.) I really wanted that bowling ball, for the fact that it looks so cool and different. That it’s unavailable to purchase from bowling pro shops here in our country added to its desirability factor.  Plus, we were thinking that shipping a heavy item like this ball is one good way to measure how LBC would ... READ MORE