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Installed shoe-wall out of IKEA laundry-room shelves after finding a hobbit living in the mountain of shoes
Navigating in Florence with hubby at Firenze4Ever, mostly following trail of mozzarella balls

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Getting used to, and loving, hotel breakfasts
Chanel AW12 in Paris, still have a crush on that canary-yellow boy bag

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Fantasy-come-true freak stroke of luck – my first Mary Katrantzou show wherein I cried rainbows all-throughout
Slashed hair, courtesy of JHair

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Berlin with Zalando, rediscovering a gem in the heart of Europe
Favourite ASOS collection of all time – vintage-inspired ASOS Salon

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Learnt & witnessed genuine craftsmanship at Hermès Atelier Sacs
Where dreams came true

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Eurodisney with Jen, grinning like 9-year olds the whole time.

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Post-marriage initials sealed on bag
Milan with Bottega Veneta

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Discovering Paco Rabanne (a millennium late) and their come-back collection
Wading through the fields (and possibly dog poo) with L’Eau de Chloe

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Silk trousers DIY with two scarves from H&M
First time at an Alain Ducasse, in Plaza Athenee, at the chef’s table, naturally.

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One night at Plaza Athenée and feeling two worlds away from home
Fabergé eggs on my nails

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Tokyo with Perrier Jouet, best 3 days of my life…

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…part of the reason why
Heatwave in London, 25 degrees. Everyone was apparently going to die of heat. Oh shut up.

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At Azuma Makoto‘s (florist/artist) atelier in Tokyo – den of inspiration
A taste of Peru for birthday lunch- at Ceviche, London

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Nevermind the London Olympics
Visiting Columbia Road Flower market and bringing back flowers that don’t fit in bicycle basket

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Seriously delectable @ Meadham Kirchhoff SS13 London Fashion Week
Putting two scarves to better use again, DIY Silk kaftan dress with Kit

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First time at a music festival with Barbour
Trying to convince summer from leaving. Turns out it never was here in the first place.

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Experiencing Yayoi Kusama world domination with LV, and DIY dotty nails
Chanel SS13 in Paris – wind turbines and nipple hats

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Shagadelic sixties baby! Louis Vuitton SS13 escalating in twins
Quitting the internet in Fuengirola, Spain

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Paris in November with travel buddy Carrie
and again a week later with Kit

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Christmas windows by Dior at the Printemps, with a bit of Marion Cotillard magic sprinkled on top.
Tourist day in London, on the foggiest day ever

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Breakfast on the 40th floor and watching London wake up for work
Uniqlooks every single month, which should be considered some kind of a miracle.

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It has been decided: Best burgers in London – Lucky Chip/Slier bar
What’s in my bag…that makes it weigh light a motherfather.

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Skinny dipping in Diana memorial with Boucheron. Not really, but it sure felt like it.
35 minute Christmas shopping with shop-allergic significant other.

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Featured in January 2013 issue of Company magazine as part of ‘Super Bloggers issue’
First Loubies and also putting a flag on the quarter-of-a-century-year-old mountain peak.

For 2013, I’m praying for less shoes, more family, less ‘me’, more ‘you’, and a LOT more of humbleness when it comes to keeping this blog. Just because some people on Twitter don’t know the difference between ‘you’re’ and ‘your’, doesn’t mean I’m king, right. Or does it. Wishing my readers a blessed New Year, full of love, health and happiness – see you in 2013!

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  1. WOW!
    Congrats on your year so far, I love your blog <3

    tiffanyroselew.blogspot.com

  2. This is an amazing round-up, looking forward to more posts in 2013. Happy New Year!

  3. beautiful recap!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  4. what a colorful and magical year you had! Have a wonderful NYE and happy New Year!!

    xoxox

    <3 Yeasol from theferrytale

  5. Happy New Year!! Keep being amazing

  6. I’m loving all these reflection posts… truly inspiring. Congrats on such a great year. All the best for 2013, Shini! xo

  7. Amazing photos! I wish you a wonderful new year full of beautiful looks!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  8. Happy New Year! I always find your blog inspiring and the photos are stunning.

  9. Hahahahaaa nipple bag. Happy 2013, Shini! :P

  10. happy new year !

  11. Seraphina

    Looks like you had such an awesome 2012!
    Hope 2013 is even better for you :)

  12. happy new year, shini! this review post has impeccable design, as always. congrats to so many milestones and more adventures to be had.

  13. Wow, probably the best recap post I’ve came across.
    Have a great new year Shini! Xx

  14. Dannielle

    Congrats on finishing the year so bold! ^^

  15. amazing and entertaining recap! happy new year!

  16. I find your blog so inspiring! you always have the most beautiful photos!
    Happy New Year!!! Hope 2013 is fantastic for you :)
    xo Luciana

    http://www.lilt-blog.com

  17. “Wading through the fields (and possibly dog poo) with L’Eau de Chloe” You forgot to mention snakes too…=D

  18. Happy new year! :) Life’s been great to you!!!

  19. I’m still dyiiiiiiing over that french bulldog image! Eeeeeeeee.

    Happy new year Shini! Xoxo

  20. such an amazing year for you and your blog! happy new year and for more to come!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  21. wishing u a happy and gorgeous new year ahead :)
    xx

  22. So glad for all the wonderful experiences you were blessed to share with us this past year! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!
    And I think YOUR right. YOU’RE grammar corrections do make you king! How could anyone ever mistake those two? It’s very good of you to help :)
    Cheers!

  23. Amazing round up! I’ve loved every post :)

    Happy new year! <3

  24. just stopping by to say HAPPY HAPPY 2013, Shini! your site has been such a joy to visit — so fun and inspiring. i’m lookin’ forward to reading more P&C in 2013… and beyond!

  25. Beautiful photos and good wishes!!!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  26. Everything you’ve done or taken a pic of becomes undeniably perfect! Love that cute boy bog and your show coverages on meadham, chanel and mary, so lucky! I’m so honored to have met you in 2012, may 2013 bring you more success and happiness than the last year, keep on provoking us all Shini.

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/12/the-strap-on.html

  27. Lovely collection of photos

    http://youngandimpressionablee.blogspot.com.au/

    xx

  28. the best wishes for a great wonderful new year 2013!!!
    I know there is more to come…stay as you are my dear!!!
    Yuna

  29. I wish you a fun, fulfilling and fabulous 2013!

  30. I wish you a fun, fulfilling and fabulous 2013! Happy New Year!

  31. I say it once again, beautiful pictures <3

    Happy new year from Norway!

  32. Looking forward to another year of your enchanting photography, Shini!

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  33. i loled at the “nipple hats” & “dog boo” captions. You’re tres chic booboo. Keep it up :)

  34. Hi Shini!

    My favorite flashback is the one of you in the DIY scarf dress at the museum! Such a classy photo with the Bottega bag!! And of course, your dog stretched out on the sidewalk waiting for you is priceless! xx

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

  35. Happy new year Shini! Looking forward to what you’ll be up to in 2013!

  36. happy new year!

    http://puputnopitasari.blogspot.com/

  37. @3lin, I agree!

  38. Helen

    I love your blog! nice photos, nice layout, nice writing….

  39. You had a wonderful year!

    xx.

  40. Happy New Year Shini ! Hope we’ll have many many occasions to meet again in 2013 ! ;-) xoxo !

  41. I think I’m the last friend to say ‘Happy Belated New Year’, yeah I’ve been busy hiding in my cave working on my new layout…all done and dusted, it’s a new beginning. Can’t wait for our Korean junk.

  42. Tessa

    Happy new year chipmunk!! And of course you´re not king!! You´re queen!! See you in March!! :D

  43. Gorgeous post Shini. I love re-living all the moments with you. Especially the teacups.

    Happy new year sweet girl. xx

  44. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites, and it looks like 2012 was a fabulous and fashionable year for you. Looking forward to more great posts in 2013!

    Kendra

  45. Happy New Year!

    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/

  46. Oh my goodness Shin, what an incredible year you’ve had! This is amazing! All your photos look gorgeous like this. I think this is hugely inspiring and a fab way of realising all you’ve completed in the year! Congratulations! ;D

  47. Hands down, best blog discovered this year and a huge inspiration. Wishing you all the best and a fantastic 2013 – keep up the fantastic musings!

  48. I love your blog so much!! The posts are inspiring and the photos are stunning.. :)

  49. what an amazing year you’ve had. easily can call it magical.

  50. Ahhh this is beautiful!

  51. Happy New Year Shini! Your blog has probably been my favourite this year and I don’t expect that to change very soon, keep being awesome.
    xxxxx

  52. What an incredible journey you’ve had in 2012 – I thoroughly enjoyed reading and visually taking in this post of yours. I’m glad you managed your monthly Uniqlooks, loved seeing them each time they were published! All the best with 2013! x

  53. Happy New Year! loved the idea of a recap post!
    We would love it if you would give our new fashion blog a read!

    http://colourme-w.blogspot.in/

  54. i want your LIFE.
    for real!

  55. Happy New Year!
    Just found your blog. Love it!
    Your photos are what captured me, but your sense of humor is what kept me flipping thru your posts when I should be working. Amazing photos & great sense of style!
    God bless!

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  57. Wow, love your photography skills!
    Beautiful round-up and I hope you will continue blogging for many years more!

    With love,

    An huge fan

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