Living Your Dream Life

Finding inspiration through food, travel, people and awesome products.

Winter Skincare- Suki Purifying Cleanser and Clarifying Toner

As many of you know, I’m pretty OCD when it comes to skincare; my motto is ‘prevention and protection wins over plastic surgery.’ The basis of good skincare begins with cleansing and toning, two steps which aren’t always the easiest to do when traveling. The fact is there are a few great products out there for cleansing and toning, some of which I’ve featured here on AF Girl and many of which you’ve likely read. [Read More]

The Perfect Side Dish- Bok Choy & Red Cabbage Slaw

The best side dishes are the ones that pack huge flavor yet go easy on the calories. This bok choy and red cabbage slaw is super easy to put together with almost no prep time and goes perfectly with heavier meat dishes like BBQ Ribs or Roast Chicken. It’s tangy and a little sweet; it’s crisp and cool. [Read More]

Amandari- a romantic getaway in the tropical island paradise of Bali.

If there were ever a hotel that I could make my permanent home, Amandari is it. Here is a Balinese haven where the cliche ‘paradise on earth’ is no longer just a cliche, but a beautiful, glorious reality. Set amidst the lush jade green backdrop of Central Bali’s forests, Amandari is the envy of all resorts. There is a comforting sense of coming home upon arrival at Amandari, its scenes and tranquility, strangely familiar. [Read More]

Easy Appetizers- Edamame Bruschetta

An easy and healthy appetizer to add to your bruschetta repertoire is this Edamame Bruschetta which you’ll fall head over heels in love with at first bite. Don’t be intimidated by the number of steps here- this is a super easy recipe that is nearly impossible to foul up. Antioxidant and protein rich edamame makes for an amazing tapenade to go on the bruschetta. [Read More]

It is no secret that I’m a super fan of the Delsey luggage brand. I’ve been using Delsey nearly exclusively for years now and with excellent reason. The latest of the Delsey line to make it into my travel collection is the Honore+ International 18.5″ Carry-On Spinner. Measuring at a height of 19.8″, length of 13.8″ and depth of 9.8″, this carry-on weighs just 7.7 lbs and comes in a gorgeous matte silver/grey or sleek black. [Read More]

Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante- Dina Yuen

Ever since I saw my first James Bond movie as a kid (Goldeneye), I always wanted to drive an Aston Martin and go on adventures just like Bond. Throughout my 20’s and 30’s I had the awesome pleasure of often sitting in many of the world’s greatest sports cars (as both passenger and driver) and once owning one. From Porsche to Lamborghini, Audi to Maserati, there were few sports cars I had not experienced in one way or another, with exception of Aston Martin. Until this month. [Read More]