Valentine’s Day at Links of London

 

 

Collage Valentine

 

01 Two Hearts Charm Red, sterling silver and enamel.

02  Love Note Ring Three sumptuous hearts sit together to create our sterling silver Love Note ring. Slide the central ring apart to reveal a secret message.

03 Puppy Love Charm He is man’s best friend – keep our ever-so-cute sterling silver puppy love charm with a bright red enamel heart by your side and you’ll never get lonely.

04 Love Note White Sapphire Pendant Two sumptuous heart-shaped rings sprinkled with white sapphire stones slide apart on our sterling silver Love Note white sapphire pendant to reveal a secret message.

05 Love Note Heart and Arrow Stud Earrings The hearts conceal a secret….slide the heart-shaped rings apart to unveil your hidden message. Prompted by vintage lockets, these strikingly innovative gold and silver women’s jewellery pieces are ideal for everyday wear and make perfect wedding or bridal adornments.

06 Feed Heart Fuchsia Cord Bracelet FEED Silver Heart & Fuchsia Cord Bracelet competes in the style stakes. Proceeds from the sale of this bracelet provides 50 school meals in areas with high HIV/Aids rates.

 

Links of London USA

 

 

Travel photography

 

 

Ever since I had my micro four thirds camera systems – the Olympus PEN EP3 and Olympus OMD EP5 – I have not touched my DSLR (Nikon D90). I remember my trip to India, I still lugged the D90 around. It was so heavy, I couldn’t carry anything else. But with the mirror-less systems, I can achieve all the functions of a DSLR without the bulk! In our Shanghai trip, I used the Olympus PEN EP3. Plus, no more bopping my kids in the head by accident with a heavy camera! Ha!

Here are some stunning travel photos from ace photographer Kim Lau of Singapore, all using the Olympus OMD or PEN cameras.

 

Pakistan
Apricot drying at Duikar Valley, Pakistan
Olympue E-1, Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5

 

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Minapin Glacier, Pakistan
Olympue E-1, Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5

 

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Al-Buzuriyah Souk, Damascus, Syria
Olympus PEN E-P2

 

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Taj Mahal, Agra
Olympus E-1 Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5

 

KIM LAU copy

 

 

Meet Kim Lau at Photoworld Asia 2013 as he speaks about travel and his techniques on Saturday, February 2, 2013 4pm at the Glorietta 5 Activity Center.

 

 

The Gruffalo

 

 

 

Book your tickets at ticketworld.com.ph

 

W17

 

 

My sister in law from New York visited Manila for a couple of weeks. She brought along six of her friends, mostly from the US and one from Switzerland. They travel that way once or twice a year — meeting up at a certain city, renting a house together and just exploring. Their recent travels brought them to San Miguel de Allende, Nicaragua, Amalfi and Bali. This time it was Manila-Boracay.

I took them around for a couple of days. And since they’re all in a design-related field, I made sure they saw my favourite design sources – A11 in Pasay, Reposo Street shops, Greenbelt 5 and Pasong Tamo Extension.

 

Hanging with my SIL Isabelle Paez at W17.
At W17 with my SIL Isabelle.

 

Our first stop was W17 – a gorgeous space in La Fuerza Pasong Tamo Extension. I texted one of the owners Kaye Tinga to ask permission if I could shoot some photos during my visit. They had just had a dinner reception the night before and the centre part of the warehouse was empty. The sofas were moved to the side. I thought it looked even more charming that way.

I didn’t take notes nor did I actually interview anyone. So I’m leaving these photos un-captioned. I kinda like it that way… Just pure inspiration overload.

 

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W17 is located at 2241 Pasong Tamo, La Fuerza Compound, Makati City

 

 

Valentines Day treats

 

 

I’ve barely packed away my Christmas loot, now we’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day. But no one is complaining. I love bath products especially ones that smell so yummy. I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow this love for scents.

Here are some bath and beauty products from The Body Shop that make great V-Day presents.

 

1095783 XMBB37 GIFT HEART CHOCOMANIA XM12_INCHRPJ092
Chocolate scented body treats, perfect for pampering yourself and others.

 

Lip Glosses Group HR_INLIPRJ001
Juicy fruit lip glosses in various flavours, P595

 

japanese
Fruity and floral, with top notes of Fuji apple and Chinese magnolia alongside real Japanese cherry blossom.

 

A6 STRAW
Another all-occasion scent, strawberry. Yummy!

 

 

 

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