Current Mood


Reading...  Porter Magazine. I've cut back on the number of magazines I actually pay for since I get many complimentary subscriptions and this is one that I happily subscribe to because of the high quality.

Watching...  Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Of course I had to check this out since I'm a big fan of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the KonMari method. I prefer the book but the show is kind of fun and I like how it gets people to look at their surroundings and confront their stuff and realize that is not what defines you or your best life. Speaking of decluttering, don't miss this list of 20 things you can throw away with no regrets.



Listening... to the  Encounter OST which I'm loving as much as the drama. All the songs are so good and complement the narrative well. They finally released Take Me On by SaltNPaper which has been a favorite as soon as I heard it in the second episode. Also the use of Omara Portundo's Si Llego A Besarte in the dreamy Cuba sequences is seriously perfect. 

Learning... how to use our new Instant Pot. You'd think I would've gotten one of these when our gas first got turned off but it was a half off deal that finally hooked me. I got the Ultra 3 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use model.  There is a bit of a learning curve and I've only cooked eggs, ox tail stew and rice with it so far. I still prefer my rice cooker for rice but I'm hoping to find many other uses for this.

Drinking... Kusmi BB Detox Tea.  An old favorite that I'm loving again. The blend of green tea, maté, rooibos, guarana, dandelion and a hint of grapefruit is so tasty. This tea is great for digestion and  gentle detox.  It's just a revolving line of teas at my house really.

Enjoying... the John Boos Block i-Block Cutting Board and Tablet Stand that I won from Madison/Fashion Tales recent giveaway. The cutting board is so swank.

Wearing... these Astrid & Miyu Fitzgerald Circle Earrings that I snagged on sale on Boxing Day.  The clean and modern design goes with everything.

Shopping... the winter sales and upgrading my husband's wardrobe. Got a great deal on these Gordon Rush boots.  The wingtip detailing looks equally stylish with dress pants as it does with jeans. 

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21 comments

Shirley Tay said...

OMG, I'm currently watching Encounter too & loving it, dear! I'm glad you shared! Happy 2019! xoxo

Linda Libra Loca said...

I am debating whether or not I should watch the Marie Kondo Show. I am no fan of clutter, but usually not a big fan of shows like that either.

Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Have never watched the Marie Kondo show, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy. Will have to check it out & I love the song, so beautiful :) Happy New Year lovely, I hope it's a wonderful one for you :) x

Jackie Harrison said...

I also working on my New Instant Pot my brother gave me as a gift. Planning in working on some recipe to post will be sharing. Awesome way to spend your time here.

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! I was happy for you when I found out you won Madison's giveaway, well done! The earrings are so classy and chic, love them! As well as the booties, so stylish and versatile indeed! Happy Monday dear! xo

R. ChamberofBeauty said...

Winning a giveaway is always so pleasant. I'm happy that you won. Those earrings are so beautiful. Those boots are really stylish. I never watched the Marie Kondo show but you made me curious about it.

Have a happy Monday!
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Hena Tayeb said...

Those earrings are beautiful!

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Emmy said...

Oooooo...I love that song from the show's OST (I think I'll wait when all the episodes are out so I can binge-watch:D). And also yay for winning that John Boos stand from Madison, chingu:)

Merel van Poorten - And a thousand words said...

I would love to watch the Marie Kondo show! :)

X Merel
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Mica T said...

I have the Marie Kondo show in my Netflix list, although no idea when I'll have time to watch it! I need to give the book another go. My wardrobe and clothes are the things I find hardest to downsize so I was not impressed when the books said that was the easiest place to start, haha!


Hope that you've had a wonderful start to 2019 so far! :)
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Ivana Split said...

I don't think I heard of Porter magazine, but I like their cover. I don't have any magazine subscriptions, I typically just borrow some from the library when I feel like reading them. Mario Kondo Show sounds interesting, but I'll also look for the book, I'm sure I could benefit from it. Decluttering is always good.

Karolina M said...

A great post! < 3
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Gabrielle said...

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is something I'm going to need to watch I think, after hearing so many people say how fabulous it is! Happy 2019, Rowena!

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

Alicia Mackin said...

Yeah I saw that show pop on Netflix and this morning they were speaking about it on the morning show. I so want to watch this and yes Porter Magazine is gorgeous.

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hello Rowena, we have coincided watching the series of May Kondo, the truth is that it is terrible as it is distorting our space when we begin to accumulate, this series inspires me to have a more orderly space and I will put into practice the tips that it shares.

Jenny @ Geeky Posh said...

Porter magazine is the only one I subscribe to as well, their editorials are just stunning! For the instant pot I highly recommend beef noodle soup and Hainanese chicken, both are super easy to make and two of my favorite dishes! Hope you're having a great week Rowena!

Jenny // Geeky Posh

FASHION TALES said...

Yay, yes, absolutely swank! Glad that you liked the cutting board. I love dandelion and rooibos tea, so I must try that blended one by Kusmi. Wishing you a lovely rest of the week, Rowena dear.
/Madison

Regine Karpel said...

I like Porter.

sonia // daring coco said...

I can't wait for Encounter! OMG, you have no idea hahaha! I'd love to try that detox tea, anything fruity and I'm sold!

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jo said...

Omg, everyone is doing the Marie Kondo thing including me! It's very liberating indeed. And I love the Kusmi tea. I bought it in Paris a few years ago and it's my fav!

xo Jo

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