it's always darkest before the dawn

Discovered one of the hidden gem in Jakarta, DiaLoGue Art Space in Kemang Area. The place is so tranquil and silent, I could sit there for hours and hours over cups of coffee. It is best to visit during slow weekend like Sunday afternoon. Its minimalist and modern design is adorned with raw looking floor and wall, wooden fixtures, and warm lighting.

Shop Picnic sweater. unbranded skirt. Zara heels. Casio watch via Zalora

If you haven't know yet, I am one of those person who love a silence me time. I love spending the time sitting with coffee, be it reading a good book or sketching in my Moleskine. I have this habit ever since I was in Singapore, as I feel it gives me better fresh ideas at times. Finding a place like this in Jakarta is like scoring a hidden treasure. I am not really fancy going to malls on weekend, as it is utterly crowded, so cafe like this becomes my destination.

The space itself is divided into four section. You will be welcomed by the shop that sells artsy knick knacks from wooden decor to pretty paper goods. The gallery where there is seasonal exhibition. The spacious cafe. And the high ceiling multifunction room. Some of the place is definitely bright and airy, while the cafe has rather warmth and dark ambience.

Totally wouldn't expect that their coffee is surprisingly good. I went there on a rainy sunday afternoon, and this cup feels like heaven. Also try their homemade pizza, too bad the portion is small - well i mean we totally crave for more!

ps: le camera was out of battery. all photos are taken by iphone. Photo of me by Anita, edited by me.

DiaLoGue art space
Kemang Selatan 99A
South Jakarta

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luciole lunch

Last sunday, I had a chance to meet up my fellow bloggers while having casual sunday lunch. It was raining that day, but this photo is taken just after it stops. I picked out a more colourful outfit to brighten up my mood despite the gloomy day.

ericdress dress. zara cardigan. aldo pump shoes. balenciaga bracelet.

Had a little touch of colour with my printed dress from Ericdress. Ericdress is an online website that provides wedding and special occasion dresses such as prom, homecoming, and cocktail outfit in reasonable price. Besides that it also has various casual clothing to choose! It also ships worldwide.

Love the neon colour combination of this dress and how it can instantly brighten my look. As you can see that bring colour is so in trend this summer, I pair it with another pop of colour with my Balenciaga giant gold bracelet in purple leather.

We picked Luciole Bistro in Central Park Jakarta to dine in. This was the first time I tried and I truly love the interior setting. I love how it mix modern minimalism with some rustic accent, mainly covered in black. Big windows allow sunshine to come in, therefore we can have bright and clean looking photos.

My default order in a new restaurant would be Aglio Olio, my favourite pasta. Theirs turn out to be great - not too oily or too dry, but i secretly wish it has more seasoning. Only ordered simple ice tea to accompany, because we will be having dessert in other place, so as not feel too bloated. Overall the place is comfortable and the food is great. Will come back for more!

My fellow bloggers: Veren Lee who is having holiday in Jakarta and Julian Tanoto of Cloth Inc. So happy to finally meet them again and share what has been happening !

Luciole Bistro
Tribeca Park - Central Park Mall
Letjen S Parman Jakarta

photos of me by Veren. edited by Me

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dorothy perkins all about rose

Dorothy Perkins recently launch its summer collection entitled All About Rose. Embracing British heritage, All About Rose also remind us about the beautiful English Garden theme that influences romanticism in mid century. With dominant colour of pastel, neutral and some bright accent, it takes the feminine sense with modern silhouette, creating collection that is appropriate for casual summer wear.

My favourite pieces include the Print Maxy Dress, Applique rose top in pink, Pink button top, Printed shorts, and Applique rose jacket.

This delicious collection of standout dresses, pleated skirts, soft tailoring and stunning separates has been pulled together to mix textures and prints; and encapsulates the floral trend with roses and flower detailing in jacquard, lace, appliqué and embroidery.

As the name suggests this new 16 piece collection includes the literal Rose print but also has subtle floral insignias and tone on tone stitching to create a feminine and romantic aesthetic that works for every summer occasion. 

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love in the future

I'm writing this blog in the midst of the night since I can't fell asleep (I don't know why in fact it was quite a long day for me.) At the moment i guess i'm having this slow-love movement which winds myself into “stop and smell the roses" session after such long hectic 3 weeks before hand. I'm starting to  make my mixtape more John Legend (therefore the post title) and John Mayer than Lil Jon.

Mango shorts. sammydress shoes. ericdress top DKNY watch.

Recently received the shoes from I have never had a striking colour shoes, so I guess why not? I combine it with my monochrome outfit. The red stilettos are one of the most iconic item in fashion. And yet wearing bold heels always give you different vibe, isn't it? Click here if you are looking for the pair.

Sometimes I wonder whether some people are drawn to each other because their atoms were near each other when the universe was created and over time the same atoms keep coming back together

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kate spade new york stationery singapore

Who doesn't know Kate Spade? With its whimsical and colourful design, the fashion label from New York has steal fashionistas heart worldwide. Now the label is back with its own designer stationery that covers office accessories, stationery, gifts, utensils, and party supply.

Officially launched in Fall 2013 in the United States, Kate Spade New York Stationery and Gifts collection is a result of a partnership with Kate Spade New York and fine gifts and accessories specialist, Lifeguard Press. Commissioned to create and produce the collection, Lifeguard Press, together with the Kate Spade creative team, developed a very cohesive collection of stationery and gifts with flair and attention to
detail that everyone loves about Kate Spade New York! 

Trendspot Pte Ltd, the company behind Monoyono Singapore was recently appointed as the exclusive distributor of Kate Spade New York. In the wake of this milestone appointment, Monoyono is also celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, having started from a humble pushcart in 2004.

I personally love almost everything from the collection as i am an avid fan of sleek designer stationery. These are my personal picks form the Kate Spade New York 

1. strike gold pencil cup S$42.90
2. bow paperclip S$19.90
3. nesting boxes s/m/l S$29.90/S$39.90/S$49.90
4. off we go stripes luggage tag S$24.90
5. wit and wisdom journal S$42
6. take a bow note card S$45
7. raise a glass serving tray S$102

Here are some photos from the opening party

“In addition, we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone in conjunction with MONOYONO’s 10th anniversary. In line with MONOYONO's sophisticated and emotive lifestyle products, having Kate Spade New York Stationery and Gifts collection under our portfolio certainly helps us expand our market reach as we are able to cater to customers who are avid fans of the brand - Benny Low Managing Director of Monoyono

Made for women who are culturally curious, intellectually alive and glowing with irresistible allure, the Kate Spade New York Stationery and Gifts collection adds colour and a hint of whimsy to the everyday with distinctively-designed stationery. 

And I'll leave you with some more visual from the current campaign!

Kate Spade New York stationery is available at Monoyono
Plaza Singapura B1-06
Vivo City 01-92
Raffles City B1-24

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