Planning a Babymoon in Paris and a day at the The Palace of Versailles

Location // Château de Versailles // Dress Asos similar // Shoes Toms

Our babymoon in Paris was a dream. It was so nice to relax and enjoy the Parisian lifestyle for 10-days. Also, celebrating my 34th birthday and Mother’s day (Both on May 14th!) during the trip made for beautiful memories. Of all the trips I have taken, this holiday was the most chill and go-with-the-flow. I have my little peanut to thank for that. Given this was my fourth trip to Paris (2nd and 3rd here) Paris, I had already seen most of the major sites from the Eiffel Tower to the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur. This babymoon was about spending time with my husband, embracing the Parisian lifestyle, and being in the moment.  I am so thankful I didn’t go overboard with planning or taking pictures! There is definitely something about Paris that helps you appreciate natural beauty and the simple things in life. Sharing a recap of our babymoon in Paris today, how to plan a babymoon in Paris, and a day at The Palace of Versailles!

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Babymoon Part II in Paris and a Birthday celebration!

Location // Parc Monceau // Dress H&M //

Good morning, I’m writing today from a cafe in Paris with a hot chocolate on my right and an apple filed pastry on my left. Filled with gratitude, I feel blessed to be healthy enough to travel during my pregnancy and enjoy this time as much as possible.  I had a pretty tough first trimester – I stayed indoors for almost 2 months with nausea and tiredness. Thankfully my second trimester has been wonderful so far and I have been able to travel.  As I write today , there is so much I want to share about how I have been feeling about this blog and social media in general over the last few months. As I prepare to become a mother, I am paying a lot more attention to how I view the world and what I contribute. I feel like a lot of what I post makes it seem like life is great 24/7.  As with anyone, that is definitely not the case and to be honest – I’ve had my share of struggles adjusting to my new life in Singapore. Consciously, I try not to write about negative things since I want the blog to be a place of positivity and inspiration. At the same time, I want to be honest, real, and I am really tired of the perfection portrayed on Instagram and social media on a daily basis. So do I balance? Do I quit? Or do I try my best to put a sincere effort towards being more real on the blog? I’ve decided to go with the latter and share some much needed changes I’ve made my life. Many of these changes were inspired by listening to Oprah’s Soul Sessions from Season 3 – especially Gabby Bernstein and Tony Robbins.

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Tips for a relaxing Babymoon in Bali

Location // Westin Nusa Dua Bali // Dress c/o Shona Joy Rent A Dress SG

When deciding on where to go for our baby moon, Bali was the perfect choice. We loved the Island’s rich culture, sightseeing, and the relaxing beaches. From the beautiful Temples to the natural beauty, we truly enjoyed our time in Bali. I even squeezed in a fun DIY baby announcement shoot on the beach! I’ve put together a few tips on planning a baby moon. Also – I’m also super excited that we are doing a baby moon part 2 in Paris starting Sunday for 10 days! I would love any suggestions and tips on traveling around Paris and day trips you recommend. Can’t wait to share our trip to France on Insta stories and the blog soon!

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Happy Holidays from Phuket!

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// Dress – Rent A Dress SG – Aijek //

Happy Holidays from Phuket. Hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family and loved ones. We are loving our relaxing vacation in Thailand. Beaches, pools, and Island adventures is just what we needed.  Staying at the Westin Phuket Siray Bay, our time in Phuket has been lovely. Yesterday, we visited a Tiger sanctuary and dined on the top of  Khao Rang Hill in Phuket Town at Tunk Ka Cafe. The view was amazing and so was the food! I’ll be sharing more of my favorite sites and places to eat in Phuket soon. On the outfit front, I loved wearing Singapore designer Aijek’s flowy white dress on the beach! Shop the dress on Rent A Dress SG  and use 15% off code ‘SOCIALANDSTYLE15’ for any purchases from Rent A Dress SG over $50. What are your plans for the holidays?!

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Exploring Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

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I’m currently in India – en route to moving to Singapore! We spent the last week in Chennai at Mamallapuram for my husband’s work conference. Given most of my family is in North India (Delhi, Punjab), I had never visited South India before meeting my husband. Now that Singapore is a short plane ride away, we will be going to Chennai often to spend time with my husband’s family. On my third trip to Chennai, the weather was pleasant thanks to the  monsoon  season and the land lush with greenery and flowers! With three days in Mamallapuram, I was excited to explore the coastal city known for its rock-cut monuments and ancient temples. From the Shore Temple to the Five Rathas – the history of the hand-carved sculptures dates back to 8th Century AD. The sites in Mamallapuram are short drives from each other and you can explore most of the sites in one day!

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