Living Your Dream Life

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Dealing with Holiday Anxiety- practice Relaxation Meditation.

The holidays are never easy for many people. Anxiety sets in when faced with too many parties, too many expectations. When practicing Loving Kindness Meditation, you first start by sending loving and kind thoughts to yourself. Begin by remembering a time when you were happy. When the feeling of happiness arises, it is a warm glowing feeling in the center of your chest. [Read More]

Le Creuset Cookware- the best cookware for avid home cooks that lasts a lifetime.

Since childhood days, I watched my mother cook and I watched top chefs such as Julia and Jacque on television- all of them passionately concocting some delectable dish in easily recognizable cookware. It would be years later before I realized why the greatest chefs and home cooks in the know were fervent fans of this brand called Le Creuset (pronounced “croo-zay”) but I never forgot their classic vividly colored pots and pans, gleaming with a shine that spoke of lifelong quality and memories of flavors cooked in. [Read More]

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]

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]

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]