JANUARY’18 FAVORITES

Lifestyle, Monthly Favs

01-18

 

Starting 2018 with some of my fav things…

 

[Small Faux Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree – AU$30 Target – similar here]

First, let me do a quick confession. I KILLED my fiddle-leaf fig tree. I tried everything to revive the plant and NOTHING WORKS. I think it was mainly because I live in an apartment with no terrace/balcony/good airflows (blame it on the ecosystem! #excuses) ..that’s why when I stumbled upon this small artificial fiddle-leaf fig tree during my Melbourne trip, I bought it right away! (fake it till you make it, right?!) even if that means I have to think of a way to carry it all the way from Melbourne to Jakarta.. I figured since the size is not that big, it’s still doable (my husband was totally in disbelief when I said I wanted to buy & carry it home haha). If there’s a will there’s a way right?

 

[Large Hour Glass – AU$12 Target]

When you own a house or an apartment, you will always have the urge to fill up your house with home decorations. For me, I like to purchase home goods when I travel to new places in hopes that it’ll add different characters/vibes to my space. Well in this case, I couldn’t miss this hour glass because it’s so frikin’ CHEAP! And yes, it’s super fragile.. that’s why I hand-carried it all the way to Jakarta! Priorities right?

 

[Concrete planter with wooden stand – AU$30 Target – similar here]

Did I ever tell u that I’m obsessed with Target store? They have such great affordable home goods! I saw this concrete planter & I thought it suits my faux fiddle-leaf fig tree perfectly. I wrapped this concrete planter very carefully inside my luggage so that I can bring it home. And yes, it arrived safely in one piece because I’m such a good packer (giving myself a pat on the shoulder for that!)

 

[Morgan & Finch, Chunky Tassel Throw, Stone – AU$69.95 Bed BathN’ Table ]

A perfect addition to my Netflix & Chill sessions at home! This blanket throw is so fluffy & comfy at the same time. The white ivory color complements my grey sofa.. feels very homey but still minimal looking. Now I can binge watch anything without getting cold at all!

 

[Shower Speaker, Concrete – AU$29 Typo AU] 

Raise your hand if you’re a bathroom singer! This waterproof bluetooth speaker has a suction cup & can be sticked to most solid surfaces. I sticked mine inside my shower cube so I can sing along Selena Gomez songs while taking my shower! lol. The quality of the sound is just okay… but the fact it’s waterproof & affordable is just wow. Also, it comes with different colors & patterns. I chose the concrete color just bcos is very minimal looking & suits my marble wall.

 

That’s all for January! See you next month 🙂

DECEMBER’17 FAVORITES

Lifestyle, Monthly Favs

12

 

Pardon for the late post.. been traveling non stop for the last few months.
I did a campervan trip in New Zealand for a month! what a perfect way to end 2017 right? 😀 Anyways.. here’s me sharing some of my travel essentials..

 

[PacSafe Backpacker LX350 – Rp 914,640 Travelogue Gandaria City]

Buying this backpack gotta be one of the smartest decision I’ve ever made! I needed a backpack for my one month roadtrip & this is the perfect choice imo! It has a detachable front pocket that can be turned to a small crossbody bag/ fanny pack (I use the crossbody bag quite often! trust me, it’s VERY USEFUL). It has a laptop compartment & overall just the right size for my body (the bag doesn’t look bulky at all!). The cool thing about this backpack is that it has RFIDsafe blocking pocket which helps prevent data theft (credit cards/e-passport/ID) and the bag’s fabric is embedded with some stainless steel wire mesh that protects you from a quick slash-and-run theft. This was another steal because I bought the bag during a  midnight sale (40%+20% off from original price Rp 1.4 mio). Time to say goodbye to my black JanSport aka my college backpack from 10 yrs ago!

 

[Sony RX100 Mark V  – Rp 14.999.000 Sony Indonesia]

Been looking for some compact yet powerful pocket camera.. so prior for my New Zealand trip, I did some intense research (I literally spend gazillion hours of  my life watching YouTube reviews, reading blogs, and asking opinions from my photographer friends). I ended up choosing Sony RX100V because it has a flip screen (#VloggerApproved lol), good autofocus, good image stabilization, amazing photo quality, includes a pop-up viewfinder, slomo feature, aaaaand the camera size is very compact (perfect for traveling!). Some people told me to buy mirrorless camera, but then I asked myself “Would I be willing to spend extra money for some expensive lenses?” Nah, don’t think so. HAHA. so that’s basically how I ended up with my SonyRX100V. It’s a bit fragile though, I ended up scratching my camera body after my NZ trip (oh well, clumsy me). I must say that it takes some time for me to understand the whole aperture/shutter/ISO thingy.. (photography world is new to me!!) haha but y’know, I get the big picture.. Overall, very satisfied with my camera!

 

[MeFoto Classic Aluminium Backpacker Travel Tripod Kit, Titanium – $139 Amazon]

The reason I bought this tripod is because I wanted to do some astrophotography during my NZ trip. The main thing I love about this tripod is its compactness.. very lightweight (only 1.2kg!) & very compact (32cm when folded), plus it comes with a good quality sling bag. Definitely recommend this brand, especially for backpackers!

 

[Vintage Camera Neck Shoulder Strap in Grey – Rp 40.000 Tokopedia]

Decided to buy one because my camera doesn’t come with a neck strap. Searched online everywhere and finally found one with strap that’s short enough for me (#shortpeopleproblem)! I opted for the dark grey because it’s a versatile color and can go with almost any of my outfit. It’s very affordable as well! The quality is really good & very comfy to wear across my neck.

 

[Muji Polyester Cube Mesh Pouch – JPY 700 Muji Japan] 

I used to just put my earphones in a pouch along with my lipbalms/ hair ties/ compact mirror/ other random stuffs… but then I hate it when it gets all tangled & the earbuds (the tips part) sometimes get so dusty that it makes your ears itchy when you wear it #ewww right?! That’s why I decided to buy a pouch & dedicate it just for my earphones! This Muji cube mesh pouch is the perfect size to store your earphones & its puffiness will guard the cable so it won’t get squished around when stored inside your bag. Who wants a dirty earphones? I certainly don’t!

 

That’s all for my #traveledition post! See you next month 🙂