I've been relatively happy the first 2 years of living in Jakarta. I've gone from party girl to homebody (with the occasional dinner & drinks with friends, tennis nights and diplo parties). . . .
My first TDW (The Diplomatic Wife) original artwork is finally hanging over our bed. I love waking up and seeing it above my head first thing in the morning. It's simple, gold and white and is SO . . .
As I mentioned in yesterday's post (my first post in almost 2 weeks!) I kept busy while I was sick in bed and couldn't access my blog, by crocheting. I know it's so lola (grandma) but I have an entire . . .
A friend of mine, @alwaysthewinna, once tweeted me to ask about how I take care of my bags. She uses a bag tree like below but has a problem with molds. I used to use the same thing in Manila and . . .
My hubby is a simple guy with few and basic belongings. When we moved to Jakarta most of the shipment was mine (about 90%). So it's not that hard to clean up after him. Except for his work stuff. He . . .
I have a beautiful thick aluminum tray which I got in Bali (they have many cheap and gorgeous aluminum products for sale in Bali at a fraction of their Jakarta price). I used it for a while in our . . .
I've always thought that artificial flowers were tacky. Until I saw the artificial flowers from Vinoti Living in Jakarta. They looked so real, life-like and fresh that I couldn't help but let go of my . . .
Reposting a how-to from Art Bead Scene for future reference. According to her post when you polish silver (what we normally do) we also remove (abrade) some of the silver. The method below seems so . . .
I've been talking about this to many friends and have actually convinced some colleagues of my husband to try it out. My household cleaning arsenal is basically composed of baking soda, vinegar, water . . .
One day our maid comes to me and sadly tells me that Diplo Dog's soft bag (the one made of cloth and foam) was stolen. She laid it down on the park bench while walking around the park thinking that no . . .