Lomonosov “Bridesmaid / Baskets” Pattern Teapot


Just when I thought I have given my wallet a breather by not actively looking for teacups to buy, I saw a Lomonosov teapot being sold in a group selling site at Facebook. I immediately recognized the design as the "Bridesmaid" (or "Baskets") pattern that was first introduced in the '70s, and combines the following trademark designs of Lomonosov: the fishnet (but ... READ MORE

An Afternoon Tea, Mariage Frères Style


The next time you find yourself at Century City Mall, do stop by Lartizan Boulangerie Francaise and have a salon de the experience with their très abordable Le The d'Apres-Midi (Afternoon Tea). Thought you couldn't get more French than the eclair and macaron on the menu?  Wait till you see their wide selection of Mariage Frères premium leaf teas.  Yes, Mariage Frères, as ... READ MORE

The start of my tea cup collection


Remember the Royal Albert tea cup and saucer set I gifted myself with for my birthday this year? I bought that from @paperstrawlove, an IG seller carrying the finest brands of home and kitchenware. Her catalog of vintage tea cups is to die for! Since then, I have been dreaming of my own tea cup collection.  I am especially drawn to those in white, black, gold and blue ... READ MORE

The Good Stuff #3


Haven't done this in a while.  The past weeks have been full of random food and shopping discoveries, as you can very well see in my Instagram album.   And now that I can sit back and relax a bit from work (I survived the budgeting session, yey!), I can finally write about them. So here is it, the 3rd list of all the good stuff worth sharing with you all: Mini-Lego ... READ MORE