Saturday, December 16, 2017

Mercure JKT

Switched hotels from last time where we regularly stayed at to be closer to the client’s office, Mercure’s location in Central Jakarta is just a huge relief given Jakarta’s traffic situation.πŸ˜… It’s just around 15 minutes away from the shopping locations in the city and there’s a metro station a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel.

Though most of the time I stayed in my room to work, it’s good that they have a trust speedy wifi connection that doesn’t limit the number of device that connects to it. (Fyi, I work with multiple phones in my job hehe). But I love the design of the room and how it’s just separated to the shower with a glass panel. Haha. Uhmm, it took time for me to adjust to this set-up (lol) but there are blinds provided too if you’re sharing with someone in the room.

I’ll probably spend most of my future biz trips here so I appreciate that they have a small gym at the 8th floor where the pool and rooftop bar is located. When I’m away for work, I usually do my workouts in the morning since some of the evenings are spent having dinner with clients. I either go for run or a swim. Just quick 15-30 minute cardios would do. πŸ˜…

I’ve also tried their mocktails at De’Langit Rooftop bar one time in the late afternoon while my room is being serviced and it was a good alternative for a workplace with their discotheque music blasting in the background. Hehe. I’ve yet to try their Karaoke nights though since the last two times I stayed at were rainy evenings in JKT.

Lastly, the lobby. You can tell that the lobby means business with PCs provided for the guests. It’s nice that short informal meetings can be held here in this set-up and that I can always ask for a cold ginger tea from the reception. One of the receptionist (I forgot her name, my bad! πŸ˜…) who greeted me personally in my return (she assisted me in my check-out last time :)) told me that I can ask for it anytime. Love that she remembered me and this extra service. Uhm, if anything, I don’t remember getting my chocolates on the first day of my second stay though. Lol. πŸ˜…

Though sometimes you really don’t look forward to biz trips because of the work it entails and lost time going to and forth, but it’s not bad when you know you’re taken cared of in hotels like this.  Last time I explored the Cikini area by myself and found a good place for coffee. I look forward to exploring some hidden gems of this city during my stay in the future. And thanks to Mercure Cikini for the hospitality during my stay. ‘Til my next trip. ;)

**This trip is not paid by Mercure. Just sharing my personal review of the hotel. :)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Best Christmas Gift for Your Love - Zaful

Zaful has prepared the Christmas ultimate sale to celebrate the end of 2017. No matter you're shopping for your sister, mother, friend or yourself. We've edited the most amazing gifts for you in this Christmas clean-up sale here.

To help you avoid the last minute panic, a list of super-chic product has been compiled. From floral tops, cami dress to drop shoulder sweatshirts and bikini sets. All under $10! Check out the deals zone and collect these 2017 hot sale products to your wardrobe. This might be the last opportunity to get them at such unbelievable price.  

For under $10 Zone, you can almost find every thing which was on the 2017 best seller list. Its time to purchase something for your family members and friends. Accessories for all seasons starts from $0.01to $9.99 are the perfect affordable choice for X-mas surprise.

The "Zaful holiday must haves","Zaful hottest picks" and "Most recommended" items are also worth to have a look. Various kinds of products to serve your 2018 needs. If you're planning to control your shopping appendices and save money during 2018, then you've come to the right place. Even most of these adorable products are new arrivals. We still decide to put huge discounts (Up to 60% off) on them. Because it's Christmas after all!

True fact, wnormally react to color before ANYTHING elseThe colors you wear can make you instantly look slimmer, leaner, healthier and more appealing.

For this Christmas sale, we picked hundreds of popular product with various kinds of color. Including bloggers recommends and celebrities style-steal. Before, perfecting your style is tricky and expensive. But with Zaful Christmas sale, becoming a true fashionista is not a dream anymore.

Last but not least, Zaful will provide free worldwide shipping during Dec.11th ~ Dec 13th. At the same moment, free gifts will be given to Zaful shopper every single day. When your Zaful order reached a certain amount ($59), you can choose a free product from our Free Gift zone and add it to your bag. Happy Merry Christmas to you!

Honey Mustard

Oh, nothing. Just a quick post to remind you that your coziest sweater in the most striking color from Zaful is already found. Aside from it's ultra soft texture (seriously, I almost wanna sleep in it whenever I wear it), this color that is almost close to camel and is so versatile. You should totally wait for my #triothursday post using this top. It's considered a very HOT item with many positive feedback so check it out in the link below. Also, featured here is a beret in a similar tone and both look perfect together for this cold season. ;)

This post was in collaboration with Zaful. All styling by yours truly. Use the code ZafulChen in your purchases to get additional discounts. :) 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

#TrioThursdays: Plaid Blazer

Though the item in focus for today's hashtag is this oversized plaid blazer which was first featured here, I'm gonna talk about this color which seems to be a popular choice of color for trendsetters during fall and winter season - Gray.

True. Gray doesn't always draw up the best positive image except for this fictional character named Christian (lol), but looking past an overcast weather and such, clothing-wise it is actually a very easy and versatile color. Combine it with black for a restrained color palette in the three looks below and what do you have? Only a color combo that's quite a hit for celebrities.

Blazer: H&M; Skirt: Sammydress; Bag: Mango; Sunnies: Rosegal

Blazer/ Shoes: H&M; Top: Mango

Blazer: H&M; Bag/ Shoes: Mango; Top: Zara
This post was in collaboration with Rosegal. All styling by yours truly. Use the code RosegalChen in your purchases to get additional discounts. :) 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Patterned separates trend isn’t something new. And so is comfy dressing via athleisure. Combine them together and what do you have? Ladies and gents, a look that allows you to say I literally woke up like this. Lol. I’m talking about the pyjama trend.

Pyjamas broke out of the bedroom and into the runway sometime summer of 2016 and the trend shows no sign of letting up. It’s comfy and nap-ready especially for people like me who can just lean the head on something and go straight to sleep. HAHAHA. I consider it a talent thank you very much.  

Although the preferred material as always for PJs are silk, they can be easily crumpled and snagged. Hence, I opted for this quite structured set from Zaful. The pastel color and floral print simply screams bedtime (lol) however the top and bottoms are both tailored pieces that combine ease with structure. Other special details of the blazer top include slits on the sleeves while the trousers are part gartered at the back to provide additional comfort. If not dressed up, the look may appear too casual so it’s best to elevate it up by pairing it with heels and structured bags. But if you’re not into a bold look like this, you can always ease into the trend by wearing them separately and combine them together when you’re ready. HAR! Get the pair in the links below. ;)

This post was in collaboration with Zaful. All styling by yours truly. Use the code ZafulChen in your purchases to get additional discounts. :) 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

#TrioThursdays: Red Beret

Though I’ve had this hat since early this year (here and here), I didn’t get actually bring it with me to Paris. It’s not that I didn’t wanna look like a Parisian clichΓ© (you do know that this hat has always been associated to Parisian artists right?) As a matter of fact, I have a very specific combo in mind using this topper that’s quite hard to pull off when you’re...well, travelling alone.

Since Dior sent its models in this black leather headwear early this year for their collection, it has become the trendsetter’s favourite accessory as seen in September’s fashion week. Back then, I still don’t have an idea that red’s going to be a big color this season but so glad that I got myself one in this color. :)

Oh and P.S. I still plan of going back to Paris one day wearing a Breton stripe, a camel trench coat and this red beret with a baguette in hand with of course, the Eiffel tower in the background? Game? @valhalla_photography? :P So far here’s how I styled it lately with red satin boots combo to be specific for today’s hashtag.