How to survive Christmas – my guide to keep your cool this holidays

Surviving Christmas

Ideally, Christmas should be a celebration of, love and wonders, with gifts, annual bonus, and good wine. All of that, celebrated in good company. In reality, Christmas is quite a mess with endless family dinner where one member, at least, will get drunk and obnoxious; last minute gift shopping in an overcrowded mall, kids going hyper and uncontrollable, excess of food and beverage. It […]

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How to survive a trip home as an expat

Expat life : going back home

Going back home as an expat is a mix of excitements and doubts. You are so excited to see your family, your friends, eat your favorite food and do things the way you are used to doing them. Be it, brunching, shopping, jogging, banking… but it also comes with its lot of challenges, particularly the first time you go back home as an expat. […]

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My beauty essentials

TWLB - beauty essentials - cover

I was telling you the other day about my first wrinkle. And, how unfair it is to see the first lines appearing on your face while you are still battling a few spots. After agonizing over the thought that I am getting old(er) and that it starts to show, I gave in, went to the mall and invested in my first anti-aging product. And […]

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The first wrinkle

the first wrinkle - skincare

I turned 30-years-old two months ago. And happens what is supposed to happen, I’m getting old. Not that I’m feeling old, I don’t feel old at all. There are days where I would throw a tantrum like a 3-year-old, there are days where I can be as careless as a 13-years-old. And there are days where I feel passionate like a 23-years-old. But even […]

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A trip to Yala National Park

Jeep car on Yala national park trail

One of my favorite thing to do in Sri Lanka, it’s going on a safari tour. It’s exciting, its fun, it’s outdoorsy. So, whenever we have friends or family members visiting the first thing I am planning is a trip to one of the many National Park. There are a few options when it comes to National Parks but the most famous of all […]

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Raising a child in the 21st century

raising a child

I often read articles on child development to see how -with the limited time I have with my child – I can shape my little monkey into a proper adult being. I love reading these articles, they are filled up with good ideas and intentions that are most definitely undoable in real life, like the time I read an article praising that we should […]

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Mexican Salad on a hot day

Mexican Salad

One of the things I like the most about hot and sunny days is that it makes me crave for something chilled and refreshing like a salad. And what is best for a balanced diet then a salad full of goodies? Lately, it had been really hot and sunny (yay!), so I have been trying to make salads that even mister GM would love, […]

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A week end in Galle

Galle-lighthouse

I absolutely love any excuse to get dressed up, so when we heard about a charity ball in Galle, our favourite place in Sri Lanka, we were all in. The Galle Fort also known as Dutch Fort is the most elegant spot of Sri Lanka. Added to the UNESCO World heritage site in 1988, the city has since then been reconstructed by the Archaeological […]

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