Modern Rebel


After many months of travelling and moving to Hong Kong this year, my blogging schedule has become a mess. I have so many photos and stories from my travels that I would like to share, but I haven’t been able to publish them in a chronological sequence due to events and projects that have popped up. Lately I’ve received some new items that I’m very excited to share without any further delay. Unfortunately this means that the timeline of my blog is going to fall out of sequence more. I’m thinking of designing a new layout for my blog that will display all these posts in a more understandable manner – I hope you all bear with me in the mean time!


What to do on a gloomy day? Well, I like to take photos for the blog. Sunlight can be used to create dramatic photos, but the absence of harsh sunlight makes photo shooting so much faster and easier.

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Daniel Wellington Moment in Sheung Wan


Simplicity is beauty, and I find this to be especially true in a timepiece. Recently I got in touch with Daniel Wellington as they kindly gifted me with one of their watches. Daniel Wellington watches have always appealed to me because they are the epitome of minimalistic elegance. My favourite thing about these watches is that all of their straps are interchangeable, so you can change the look of the watch over time. Daniel Wellington’s leather straps offer a classic feel whereas their NATO straps are a fun retro throwback. For starters, I got the DW watch in silver hardware with the ‘Canterbury’ strap. I appreciate this watch strap’s youthful and preppy appeal. If you are interested in purchasing a Daniel Wellington watch, you can use my discount code ‘jstn_sfl‘ to save 15% off your entire purchase!


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When in Prague


Prague was the city in Eastern Europe that I was most excited to visit after I heard much rave about its exceptional beauty, vibrant culture, and amazing nightlife. Because Prague is so big and has so many attractions, my travel partner Ada and I decided to spend a whole week here. Czech Republic is the one country in Europe that was undamaged from the World Wars, so Prague’s historic streets and buildings are still in surprisingly good condition. Walking around in Prague was like walking in a fairy tale. Everything from its cobbled lanes to its stunning cathedrals merged together to create a magical medieval landscape.


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East Dane / Shopbop October 2014 Friends & Family Sale

East Dane and Shopbop’s semi-annual Friends & Family sale is now on! This big sale event is a favourite amongst me and my friends. For the next 5 days from October 14 – 18, you can get 25% off everything is store with the discount code ‘FAMILY25′ (some exceptions apply).


Here are five of my picks for this sale:

  1. Inhabit Cashmere V neck Sweater ($79 after code) – Cashmere for under $100!? I had to rub my eyes for this one. This 100% cashmere sweater looks super comfortable and I like its distinctive simple stripes. Hong Kong is too hot for cashmere, but if I were still in Canada I’d definitely pick this up.
  2. Theory Christo Leather Moto Jacket ($488 after code) – A sale is always a good time to invest in an expensive classic piece. This leather moto jacket from Theory is a luxurious and versatile piece that can definitely last you for years.
  3. Billykirk 16″ Carryall ($264 after code) - I own this bag myself and it has been my ‘grab-and-go’ bag for the last year. It has a large capacity, it’s made of high quality material, and it goes with any casual outfit. This bag never goes on sale, so now would be a good time to get it for less.
  4. Garrett Leight Westminister Sunglasses ($171 after code) – Can’t go wrong with these classic American glasses! They’re a pair that you can wear everyday with any form of dress.
  5. Just Cavalli Leather and Mesh Trainers ($174 after code) – I ‘just’ love how the croc-embossed leather trim adds a sophisticated and fashion-forward touch to these trainers. They’re are my idea of the perfect kicks for Fall.

Around Hong Kong with the Seiko® Astron GPS Solar Watch


The acquisition of a new watch is always very exciting to me because I am really particular about what I add to my collection. I find watches to be the most important accessories because they speak to the user’s personality and lifestyle. Recently, Seiko® gifted me with their new revolutionary Astron GPS Solar watch to try out. This watch is the first in the world to be able to automatically adjust to the user’s time zone using GPS signals. This spares users from having to look up their time zones and lose precision through each adjustment. Another cool feature is that the Astron watch is fully solar powered, so there’s no battery that ever needs to be replaced. I am attracted to this watch because I feel that it reflects upon my adaptable personality and my on-the-go lifestyle.


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