I've learned that if you're dying to get LOTS of likes on Instagram , do NOT take a selfie (if you're gorgeous, people will hate you & if you look like you just got out of bed, no one wants to look at you). Instead, take a shot of macarons. The world has gone macaron mad lately. *Ahem* so have I. You and I know that we buy Laduree macarons for the packaging. Go on, admit it. They don't come cheap so you'll have to savor every morsel, every sand sized ground almond.
BUT I've found a cheaper alternative on Ocado. I bought a box of 36 frozen petit macarons imported from France (the brand's called Traiteur de Paris) for £12.49 (it's on sale. The Asian DNA in me thinks it's such a bargain, I have to order 2 boxes). In terms of flavor, Pierre Herme still wins hands down but the pistachio and chocolate macarons are so so good.
The Christmas market is in town again. We, the locals are secretly proud that we have a proper Christmas market in our backyard but of course, it wouldn't be right if we do not mumble and complain. "It takes AGES for me to get to work. Shuffle shuffle shuffle. Geez. Can't they walk faster?!, one snarled. "Too many tourists!" "The crowds! Goodness gracious me, it really wears you down" "Same crap, different year". We, however, sing a different tune when asked about it by out-of-towners. "Gosh, you'll have to come. It's ahhhmaaaaaayzzzzing!!!!"
I'm sorry I updated an existing post instead of publishing a separate one about the much desired Isabel Marant x H&M beaded jacket which many of you have missed. Unfortunately, I'd returned a boxful of items including the said jacket before I received your emails. I've realized that most of you get daily blog updates via email. If you're living in the U.S or U.K, contact H&M call center (U.K 0843 713 7305) as the returns are coming in. There was a size 14 beaded jacket when I last called. Most items may not appear on the website but they are available on their database.