Summer Photos Exhibition by Pare Nadda

DSCF7805DSCF7806Last night I had a chance to visit the grand opening of Pare Nadda‘s Photo Exhibition called Summer: A Diary of a Short Hair Housewife, an exhibition narrating her summer through film photographs all in black and white.

The show is located at The Jam Factory, Bangkok, until the 6th of September :)

DSCF7799 My favorite one from the exhibition: Ride on the Ice – ขี่จักรยานบนน้ำแข็ง (sorry about the reflection).

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The Pink List

They say ‘Never judge a book from its cover!’ But these pink books aren’t placed on top of my most-loved shelf just because they have contents I’m fascinated about. I adore their covers and how they could match perfectly with the scarves/handkerchiefs I owned. Unbiased book reviews could be easily found under one minute on Google, these are my opinion-based reviews with a little bit of mix and match. And no, you do not need to put in that much effort to match your whole look daily with a book you might spend up to a week reading. (However, that could be quite a challenge though.)

IT by Alexa Chung
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A type of book for people who wish Alexa Chung has a blog, I am one of those fangirls; her style, her photographs, her illustrations in the book kind of say already how much of a style icon she is. Reading her book is like reading one of those style Magazine I guess, it doesn’t bore you and it could be easily understood. A good book for an hour trip somewhere or a day spent in a coffee shop you love. Yes you can definitely finished this book in less than a day!
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Scarf from Asava, Bangkok.


Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
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It’s a short french love story you can take along with you to the beach on the weekends and finished it by the sea. No, it’s not a happy book, in fact it’s very sad and much more pessimistic than I thought it would be, but the language used are so beautiful it deserves a glass of cosmopolitan to go along with as you lay down and read. That’s how I read this book.
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Pink handkerchief from Vivienne Westwood (top), vintage 1950’s beaded clam shape evening bag from Bechamel (bottom)


Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
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I bought this book from a second-hand book store around two years ago, I never heard of it before until its pink cover grabs my attention that day. The author described the sleeping/diet pills as ‘the dolls’ and how they could turn the girls’ life into tragedy within twenty years. The book started from the 40s towards the 60s period). The first time I read this book, I couldn’t put it down at all, it’s not very common for me to finished a 400 pages book in just a few days unless they’re very interesting. However I didn’t enjoy the film so much, maybe because the book have a lot more details and a slightly different plot compared to the film, you could feel the darkness coming from each character’s feelings in the book. I got the pastel pop floral fabric from somewhere around Shinjuku, on my visit to Tokyo last year.

Book clutches are no longer necessary the next vacay you take ♡♡♡♡♡♡

Sunday Activity

Nothing is better than spending your Sunday afternoon getting your nails done, professionally with someone who deserves to touch them because makeups will be washed away after that party you attended but pretty nails remains for days and days. Some patterns can even survive for weeks but that’s rarely, unless you’ve found the right nail salon that can surprise you with creative nail designs. Which I’ve found one, I have my very own favorite salon I got my cosmic nails done for Cheeze #132 article (The Nail Spell no.1). This time I go for florals and Amy, like always, amazed me with her creativity once again♡
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Her exquisite nail designs are as lovely as her taste in interior decoration. You will definitely fall in love with her studio
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Here’s a sneak peek of my upcoming nail article for Cheeze Magazine #134. Stay tuned and always remember, when you’re feeling blue and weekdays make you want to cry, take a deep breath and stare down at your pretty nails! Happy Monday♡♡♡
For more information about my floral nails, visit Amy’s Instagram (@abracadabra_nailaddict).
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My CNX Happy List

Some people believe in holidays where you spend your time relaxing and spacing yourself out from the busy routines. I space myself out from all that and just go shopping. Still very busy but I’m more than relaxed. Holiday vacay does not always have to be sitting near the beach doing nothing or lay on bed until 2 in the afternoon staring at the beautiful mountain view opposite to you. Sometimes vacation just means going out and discover new things (in many of our cases, to buy).Last weekend I went up north to Chiang Mai and I was so in love with the city itself without having to go all the way up the hills and mountains. Just the city, the busy city has all its fascination attracting me to move myself around town. It’s not the same kind of business you get from being in Bangkok either. Chiang Maian have this calm lifestyle, I feel like they just breathe in art everywhere they go and they are happy to have a slow-life routine like that.

(Newsboy Cap from Zara Men, black tee and boyfriend jeans from H&M, backpack in Navy from Moschino Cheap & Chic, black canvas slip on shoes from TOMS)

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Here’s the list consist of places that make me broke :-P

 

The Booksmith: Unlike the usual bookstores, books here are not just well selected but unique. International bookstores in Bangkok are usually located in the department stores, so having daylight shining in gives me totally different feeling when I was inside.
Location: 11 Nimmanahaeminda Rd., Between Soi 1 & Soi 3
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Samantan: Probably the first shop I walked past and just I have to come back to take a good look inside. I was not disappointed, but it took me less than a minute to spend on items there so I don’t know if I should be happy about that! The prices are decent though. If you come across Nimman area and you want unique/handmade non-tourist accessories then go grab your travel journal to note this place down!
Location: Between Nimmanahaeminda Soi 11-13 (near Mango Tango)
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Manung Café: If you are a big fan of Jazz, Country and Oldies music then I guarantee you will fall in love with the playlists and live bands here. This place is well decorated, the food is good and they got a pool table too! It’s a good hangout place to end your day with friends.
Location: Nimmanahaeminda soi 2 Sukkasem
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Baan Kang Wat: My favorite avenue in Chiang Mai, the shops are all inside wooden houses, I find most of my treasures here! GPS Location: 18.776288,98.948864
Here are some of the shops inside this avenue:
Nok Panich (Dai Studio): My number one favorite, everything’s handmade and glittery! I think what’s cute about this store is how it gives me the feeling of walking into someone’s art journal; so colorful, so free! What I also like is their different workshops daily and they do what they called ‘Bad Portrait’ of you too, in pretty colours ♡♡ (owner’s blog)
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 ♡ Enough for Life: Their homemade/handmade items here are super adorable! I bought my Budsaba Fabric Bag from this lovely store. They also run a small guesthouse upstairs.
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We Didn’t Land on the Moon Since 1987: Cocktail bar with a little art gallery inside. They do occasional parties and movie nights. The coziest place here with my iPod playlist kind of music. I recommend you to try their fruit mixed signature mojitos, Mango Mojito is the addiction!
Location: Sirimangkalajarn Road soi 3
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Love 70s Second-hand Store: Nothing is cheaper than second-hand clothes in Sanpakoi Market but it might be too exhausting for you to look through that much clothes in order to find the right one. Love 70s already selected all vintage fabrics and clothes for you and sell them in half the price you’d get in Bangkok. Textile lovers don’t miss this!
Location: Near Horpra School, Sri Phum
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Dibdee Binder: My number one favorite coffee shop in Chiang Mai, probably because I don’t like going into coffee shops just to take photos of the coffee with cactuses and post them on instagram. What I mean is that I would only visit coffee shops when they have either nice air-con on hot, sunny days or they sell something more than just coffee, which in this case is bookbinding and notebook! It’s sad they don’t have daily workshop though. But it’s still a great place to find perfect binding books in prices you can difinitely buy more than just one!
Location: Tha Pae Road, opposite to SCB Bank
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Favorite items from the trip:

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Budsaba floral bag from Enough for Life (Baan Kang Wat), fabric flower pin from Samantan, handmade denim decorated notebook from Dibdee

 

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From left to right: Jewel friendship bracelet from Samantan, silver cross bracelet from Tha Pae Sunday walking street, Pandora Essence.

 

Now go book yourself a plane ticket to CNX xoxox.
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