the ribbon of happiness

I’ve always wanted to get a nice sling bag. You know, that one bag which you can carry to parties, midnight movies, brunch, events, wedding dinners, etc. And so I began my journey hunting for that perfect sling bag. I had originally set my eyes on the Chanel mini flap bag, but after countless attempts to beat the crazy queues (yes, we queue for everything in Singapore) to get into the Chanel store; and the multiple futile visits to duty-free stores at various airports, I decided that we’re just not fated to be. That said, I still wasn’t prepared to give up hopes on getting that one sling bag.

So one Friday evening, after dinner with the Atas sister, we decided to pop into my favourite (and trusty) ferragamo outlet at Paragon (after the fruitless attempt to queue at Chanel). To my pleasant surprise, that perfect sling bag, a new collection nonetheless, was sitting in the shop, waiting patiently for me.

And so…. presenting the leetle ribbon of happiness….

I went home a happy girl having paid 1/3 the price that I had originally budgeted for this sling of joy.

I went home a happy girl having paid 1/3 the price that I had originally budgeted for this sling of joy.

Mint Green for Summer

Saw this in a shop window in Johore Bahru’s City Square Mall. i’d forgotten to snap the boutique’s name but was smitten by their pretty and colourful handbags and shoes.





The mint coloured handbag is in such a practical shape and size for work too!




The entire range – straw and dots – is pretty decent looking for summer too!


Travelling light

Here’s bringing a new definition to “travelling light”.


This is my luggage for my 3-day, 2-night trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Visiting an old friend from school who relocated there… and I’ll be with another old friend as well. Ah, all this talk about old… Hmm. We are still young at heart and fully intend to catch up overnight tonight.

Anyhow, I used an organizer bag within my relatively new Long champ overnight bag, so my clothes can be packed neatly and flatly, and not spill over if I need to open it at the customs.
Bon voyage!

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What is your ‘It bag’

Last Friday our ‘National Newspaper’ (you know which one) carried an interview with Emma Hill, creative director of Mulberry, who designed the famous Alexa, Bayswater and Del Rey bags (aka the ‘It’ bags) that were inspired by broadcaster Alexa Chung, model Kate Moss and singer Lana Del Ray respectively.

There was an interesting quote from here, which I photographed below:


(from right, clockwise) The Del Ray bag, Alexa bag and Bayswater bag

Was there a bag that you first laid your eyes on and went “I gotta have that one”? That’s probably your It Bag. 🙂

Well, my current It Bag is my vey affordable sky blue Zipia bag.


Lots of space and compartments, enough to fit an A4 file and even my nifty little ultrabook! And it’s in such a stylish colour – I like!

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The JV Jetsetter

15 years ago, a young and sprightly Jetsetter would effortlessly hop from one office to airport to hotel and more offices with a single backpack into which she could fit:
~ Toiletries
~ Laptop sans neoprene or any protection
~ Rolled up clothes
~ Ziploc bag of money
~ and her passport.

She thought she looked really cool, calm and collected.

She thought she’d do the nation hopping again.

And here’s what One Millenial’s view of her.



Travelling Light

As a lone female traveller, I tend to favour the small / light handbag plus large tote combination. This is a far cry from my stuff-everything-into-a-backpack days 10 years ago.

It’s not age, I reason to self, it’s fashion. 😉

I can pack more than 1 handbag just so that I have options to go with the travel clothes.

A handbag that packs easily works great. These days, the Agnes B handbag in either grey or black come in very handy. (omg, they are polka-dotted!!!)


Above: Grey sitting comfortably post-meeting and shopping in BKK last month.


Above: The same bag with large tote into which i had stuffed a file and clipboard.

Skinny bags rock!!!