Thinking about... trading in my a-line bob for an undercut a la Scarlett Johansson.

eading... How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are. Borrowed this one from the library and hate to say that it's really more style than substance.

Watching... Ex-Girlfriends Club, The Producers and Masked Prosecutor. I didn't watch K-dramas for awhile but now we're rotating between these 3. I'm not loving one in particular but these are all amusing in their own way.

Listening... to The Smiths Louder Than Bombs. Feeling those old school tunes.

Eating... Chinese vegetables that are in season now like water spinach, red spinach, AA choy. My favorite way to cook them is simply sautéed with garlic.

Drinking... kale and apple smoothies. A good dose of greens and fruit in one. 

Obsessed... with browsing stylish interior designs on Homepolish.

Wearing... short sleeves and skirts.

Shopping for... a new air conditioner since our old one conked out.

Planning... to visit the new Whitney museum and the China Through The Looking Glass exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art soon.

Enjoying... all the pretty flowers in the garden downstairs like the one pictured above. Is that a rose of some kind? I'm just terrible at identifying flowers.

Looking forward to... more photoshoots with Rena and Ian. Thanks for all the lovely comments on their last photo story. Here is a behind the scenes shot with my favorite model poser. He's also my doll surgeon but that's a story for another day.


  1. Lovely pictures <3

  2. You take amazing pictures Have a lovely weekend doll.

  3. I need a new haircut too! So curious what you are going to do on yours Rowena! Im into smoothies too but only fruit. That bloom snap is awesome, couldnt help either since Im bad too at identifiying flowers!:P Rena and Ian are so sweet, the last pis is very tender <3 Have a great weekend! xo

  4. I think some of that kale and apple smoothie now:D

  5. Hmmm, yes, Chinese veggies, yum.

  6. This is wonderful!! I could do with a haircut sometime myself!! I will get there one day, ha!! I hope you have a marvellous weekend my dear xx

  7. I've been seriously contemplating an undercut, too! Can't wait to see the results if you do go for it. Have a great weekend Rowena!

  8. Ohhh, I love the undercut on Scarlett Johansson, it was so classy! I hope you share the result with us if you go for it. And yay to Chinese vegetables, it has been Asian cuisine in our home too and it does help to curb my craving. LOL! Wishing you a great weekend, Rowena!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Love that fearless girl / actress too! ;) That Black Widow rocks! Haha! Yeah How To Be Parisian is a fun style book for sure. I've wrote a little review about it a long time ago and I've taken it not too seriously too! But I have to admit, these ladies know how to promote a book! ;) Haha, lovely model poser and doll surgeon! So nice to see how your husband supports you, Rowena! Have a wonderful time you two!!!


  9. your current moments sound lovely~ have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Thanks for sharing, Rowena!
    I usually go for dresses in late spring and summer, but for some reason I've been wearing baggy pants and fluid shirts a lot. Comfy chic seems to work for me this season. :)

  11. Hi Rowena! It was really interesting to see what you are up to lately. I am enjoying the flowers around the city too but to be honest, I suck at identifying flowers too. Maybe it is some kind of wild rose? Anyway, browsing stylish interior designs is fun and I'd enjoy it too! And thank God it's getting warmer and warmer, so that we can wear shorts and t-shirts! Have a nice weekend, Rowena! xo

  12. I am also so with you on enjoying the flowers--I can't get enough! I keep buying succulents hahaha
    Also I just went back and looked at the photos from Rena & Ian's spring date--that was SO adorable!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad, a fashion + social action blog

  13. Wonderful floral photo...I love flowers so much! right my home is full of them...and that last photo is adorable:) doll surgeon, ha? that sounds interesting.

    I haven't seen the cut that Scarlet has so I'm not sure what to recommend, but just pick what your heart tells you to. It is always refreshing to change one's hairdo, I'm thinking about getting long bangs.

  14. I haven't heard of that interior site! I am so jumping over there to check it out! And I'm with you on the old school tunes my friend! It is good for the soul! Your bloom up there is magic!! And seriously....any hair style you go with will look awesome on you!! Here is to a great weekend Rowena! Nicole xo

  15. Sounds lovely! We are still waiting for the flowers here x


  16. Need a little cut too!
    Waiting to see more
    Happy weekend dear


  17. This is such a cool list; I hope you are enjoying your friday so far.
    Have a great weekend.

  18. love kale and apple, although i usually juice mine! have a great weekend!

  19. Thank you for sharing your updates darling! The book you have mentioned is all over the web now, but I have your same opinion about it! Rena and Ian are so so cuteeeeee
    Happy weekend dear Rowena!!
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

  20. Kale & smoothies sound like a real treat! xoxo

  21. I've read such good things about How To Be A Parisian Wherever You Are, but if it's more style than substance...I might give it a pass then. Ahh, great post though! I love reading Currently series <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  22. Can't wait to see what your hair looks like Rowena;) It's fun to change things up every now and then. I need to check out the book you're reading ....and I'm drinking those smoothies too! So fun to see those "behind the scene photo shoot" of Rena and Ian;) xxL

  23. Kale an apple smoothies sound delicious, and I love that you're able to wear short sleeves and skirts already, the weather isn't so pleasant in the UK just yet! I really enjoy your 'Currently' posts Rowena :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  24. Hi Ro... I mean Rowena. (I know you hate being called Ro but it sounds kinda cool too) I've always enjoyed being a complete nosey parker and thus I love posts like these to know what you've been up to. I've not been visiting blogs for a long time and I spent almost 3/4 of today catching up. You've got soooooooooooo many posts. I wished I could also write as frequently for my blog. I've been a really bad blogger. Well instead of leaving so many comments and bursting your email notification, I shall leave a bomb here. Here goes!

    I really like the way you shoot Ian and Rena and I always think they are a replica of you and the hubz. I'm very intrigued by them too coz they are almost so human with cute little clothes and accessories and props. I don't know much about dolls but I reckon everything about them would add up to quite a lot of money spent on this hobby but it is so well-spent. I love them!

    You always feature the best of Korean celebs. I always find the whole K-wave not to my liking coz they are too Pop-y but when I see all these beautiful editorials on your blog, I just fall in love with everyone guy or gal and often wished I could so photoshoots like those too. Zhao Wei look so different in those shoots. I love how everything is styled in that editorial. I know that Zhao Wei married and gave birth to her daughter in Singapore but I often am confused about where she is located now.

    The facts about yourself is simply a joy to read! Thank you for sharing with us more about yourself.

    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

  25. I prefer the dresses for summer for me are the best

  26. I love that haircut and think it would be a good choice! edgy yet feminine! I think that book sounds like something that I would love to read too! Sorry to hear about your airconditioner and I hope you find one at a good price! I am looking forward to your photoshoot photos too!


  27. such a nice pictures dear
    new post:

  28. The ExGirlfriends Club, is that on Netflix? I just finished watching the Australian version of "The Slap" soooo much better then the American version and same with 'The Returned" the French version is really cool but the American one is awful totally different feel. I love those dolls.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  29. LOVE that flower photo! So gorgeous! And I'm shopping for a new A/C unit too especially now that the summer temperatures are upon us!

  30. OMG you listen to The Smiths! I love Morrissey and The Smiths! I was lucky to see him perform a few years ago but would love if the band reunited and went on tour one day...


  31. Show de imagens amei
    Curta meu Canal:

  32. So many things are happening in your life. If you get a chance to write about the expo - it would be amazing. A friend of mine designed a hat for this exhibition - if only I could be there to see everything in person, it would be a dream.

  33. Beautiful pics, Rowena. I know you don't want to hear it, but I looooove your a-line bob. Looking forward to new adventures of Rena and Ian.

  34. adore this style of post! lovely to get to know you. (:

    ♥ | | xoxo

  35. The flower is gorgeous! I'm so happy it is skirt weather :)

  36. I saw that hairstyle, but didn't know the name of it. FIERCE! Now I want to know the style surgeon story!!!!

  37. If you try out that hair-cut, I'd love to see! I'm sure you'll rock it.

    Mmm smoothies. I've had a couple this week so far as well!

  38. Kale and apple sounds sooo healthy. I need to try it.

  39. YASS I also recently got back into kdrams (so much groaning/resistance on my part though, because they're so cheesy but I can't help it and I'm just eating it all up). I watched the first episode of "Ex-Girlfriends Club" on Viki and I really enjoyed it, but for some reason I was having server issues, so I ended up going on Netflix and watching "Cunning Single Lady" and am seriously loving it so far. (This was all last night, HAH)

    ScarJo's hair...BAMF. Doubt us mere mortals would be able to pull it off though.


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