My Niece’s Christening

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It is nice to be back home for a change and it is even nicer that our family had a chance to get together though Thanksgiving is still so far away. Although I still have a ton of work to do, I knew I would not miss my niece’s christening for the world. Moreover, it’s a good thing I made it in time, too. I can only imagine how stressed my sister would have been if I was not around. More so, I could not bear the thought of our family’s bundle of joy wearing some random outfit for her first big event – oh, the horror!

It’s not to say that my sister and my brother-in-law are drab people who have no fashion sense at all. It just so happened that I know a little better, well, a lot better actually. And boy, am I relieved I had time to shop before I came back home. I found the perfect ensemble for the niece!

Oh, how cute she looked in her christening dress! She looked like a little angel embraced in the comfort of lightness and grace with the lace trims and bows. It matches so well with the dainty hair band and tiny designer shoes. I am so glad that my sister liked the dress enough to let her little darling wear it to her christening day. And I am doubly happy that the church is no longer strict about the colour and design of christening outfits or else my efforts would have gone to waste. When she grows up and takes a look at her christening photos, my niece will probably be happy that she looked like royalty. What can I say, this little cutie is lucky to have a stylish aunt and godmother like me!

My niece’s christening is just the beginning. You can bet she’ll be donning style and inheriting my fashion acumen as she grows up!

My Lifelong Love Affair with Gypsy Wagons

Gypsy Wagon

I have a bit of a crush I am afraid. Actually it is more than a crush. More like a lifelong love affair. With gypsy wagons.

There is something about a gypsy wagon don’t you think? They represent freedom on the road, a lifestyle far away from the normal bricks and mortar house in the suburbs with neighbours we don’t really know. The gypsy lifestyle is one of new surroundings on a regular basis, a large community of people who talk to each other (and sometimes fight with each other too), drinking wine around an open fire in the wilderness and lovely, flowy clothes.

There are some amazing pieces of gypsy wagon art. I am a huge fan of beautifully manipulated, magical looking photoshop work. I also love the intricate carving and decoration on the actual gypsy wagons. There aren’t, however, many actual artists painting images of these beautiful wagons. An artist’s style can come in many forms. There are artists that go into amazing detail in their paintings, there are abstract artists and there are also whimsical artists. I took a particular liking to this whimsical art piece (shown above) by Caroline Rose Art.

Why do I love it so much? Well, it reminds me of my scrapbooked photo albums. This image is very similar to the styles of papers I use in my scrapbooks. They can be hard to come by, but I just love their simple, clean lines. See, scrapbooking is one of my personal hobbies. I adore telling the stories of my life through this medium. My photos mean everything to me. They are snapshots of my whole life. I never have enough time to actually finish them, especially my overseas holidays. I think I might be up to 2008 in my timeline. But hey, I just do my albums for fun. And this style of art is right up my little scrapbooking alley.

Dream Location

Longtail boat in Ao Nang Thailand

I have always wanted to spend time in Thailand. It is my dream location. Imagine spending a sunny day on a long tail boat such as this one. It would be such an amazing experience. I can see myself snorkelling in clear blue waters, watching tropical fish just float by me. A delicious Thai lunch on a secluded beach with not a soul in site. It makes me want to jump on the next plane over there. This picture is from the Ao Nang area in Southern Thailand. It is about 2 hours from Phuket airport. I can see myself wandering along the ocean at sunset, watching the sky light up like Christmas in front of me. Millions of colours dancing above me. Palm trees swaying in the breeze and the smell of delicious food filling the air.

One day I will get there. In the meantime, I will have just dream about that day sometime in the future.