Asia Restaurant at Ritz Carlton


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This set of pictures are from Tante Dita's Birthday Lunch at Asia Restaurant - Ritz Carlton Jakarta. Year after year, my big family has always been apart from all over the world. And this is probably one of the rare event where "most" of them are in the same city at the same time. We had everyone except my brother in Sydney and my cousin with her husband + baby Reggie in NYC, which is still more people than the usual time we had the chance to do a get together.

Great times and long live The Soeponos!

PS: Don't forget to check out my aunt's Pilates Studio in Jakarta at Pilates In Motion

Xoxo, S

Green Accessories

As you may know, I've been obsessing with the color greens/blues starting the Spring, which has not stopped me throughout the Summer as well. I've compiled several jeweleries that I scored so far. Most of them are super affordable from my local H&M and F21 ranging from $6-$15, and one is towards the more higher side (the huge green/gold ring on the left) which was purchased in Indonesia for about $90.



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Do you have any color obsession this season? 

Smokin' Bettys with the Girls

This is probably long overdue, but I wanted to post some pictures from the last brunch few weeks ago we did for Iis with the Indonesian Ladies before she departs to Denmark with her husband Flo for a new adventure!! We had brunch at this restaurant called Smokin' Bettys in Philadelphia.

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Bye Iis! I hope you have a great time with the new adventures. Now, I have one more reason to go to Denmark! Best wishes and good luck!

Xoxo, S

In Those Heels

I had some down time over the weekend and really enjoyed catching up with house-chores, sleep, pending errands, and some good home food. I was so busy that I haven't been able to do my cooking routine, so it was nice to get into the groove again.

Since there's so much things going, I had a difficult time to decide what to write first on this post. I went back to my recent one and did mentioned to post a shopping haul. So here goes.

Ever since my last post about pumps here, I have taken some serious thought and action to start collecting more pairs into my wardrobe. From that post, you know that I decided to keep the Cole Haan Air Violet 90 Pump and returned all the other pairs. Well, this Cole Haan pair was one of the 4-5 heels that I brought back to Indonesia for my vacation. Turns out this heel is far more beyond comfortable. It is also so versatile that I wore it almost 80% of the time out of all of the other heels. I wore them to parties, dinner outing, brunching, weddings, and almost every single event that I went to. I dress them up with gowns and dress them down with a pair of skinny jeans.. the choice is endless.

Even for interviews!




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Shirt: H&M, Skirt: F21, Cardigan: XSML, Belt: Mom's Vintage Gucci, Bag: Furla, Watch: MKors, Tights: Marks & Spencer, Shoes: Cole Haan


And weddings..




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Dress: Zara, Clutch: Santi from Gilt, Tights: Marks & Spencer, Shoes: Cole Haan



When I got back here, it's the only right thing to do to get few more pairs - which I did eventually. It took me a while longer to do so because I wasn't able to settle to pay them in full-price. My first pump was purchased with a 40% sale so it was hard to justify getting new pairs for retail price. I waited and waited and finally on the same week, there was another 40% off at Colehaan.com and also 55% off at NeimanMarcus.com. Between the two websites, I was able to get two pairs in my size with free shipping.

The first pair is "BEET" color of the same Cole Haan Air Violet 90 Pump. The color is so vibrant and fun, it's such a great punch to be paired with any LBD. It's also something that I could wear on any neutral-colored outfits.




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The second pair is in black and called Cole Haan Stephanie Air Peep-Toe Pump. This particular pump is a tiny bit higher than the Air Violet by 1/2" but the platform infront made it easy to walk. I love this black pump because of the different material. It's made by black dyed calf hair upper and snake-embossed leather trim on the platform and heels. So chic!




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Now, the third heels that I purchased was when I was in Jakarta. It was one of those days where everyone was busy and all I got is my driver standing by to take me places. I decided to take a trip to the nearby mall and found TOPSHOP there. Since it was a weekday, the store was empty with no customers. I took my time going around the store checking out everything, then went to the very back to see all the shoes on the shelves. Half of them were on sale and I immediately eyed this cap-toe blue/black pumps like they're screaming BUY ME!. The cobalt blue was just mesmerizing that I had to try them on. The material is in suede leather which made it very soft and comfortable to walk even without any platform support. 




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And the price was overly reasonable. The sale price was discounted more than 50% off. From $120 retail price, I ended up paying roughly about $50. What a steal! Then I remembered, I blogged about this shoes before here. LOL!


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What color should I get next???


Xoxo, S

I'm still Alive

So much had happened in the past 2-3 weeks. Life changing decision has been made and I'm picking up all the effects in the next 60 days. Will def. talked more about it in a later date. However, I've been just working away and preparing the things that needs to be prepared as best as I can.

Otherwise, I'm just enjoying the warm weather.
  1. I reconnected with an old college friend who came back in town. (Good to see you!)
  2. Did a lot of shopping as well. (Haul post coming soon!)
  3. Two friends are leaving the country for new adventures. (Denmark!)
  4. Mom is coming in to NYC in July for a week. (Yaay!)
  5. Did a girls night out and brunch in Philly in one weekend. (Fun fun fun!)


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In the meantime, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

x S

Blue Grass Bar & Grill

Hi guys, hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I spent the long weekend in NYC hibernating inside my cousin's house and baby Reggie with AC on blast. It was way too hot to do anything really! But I was glad to come back early in the day on Monday that I don't get hit by the heavy traffic coming back to DE.

The more days past by, the more I missed my Indonesia trip than ever. I miss the going out for dinners on weeknights in hip and cool restaurants with my cousin after hours. I miss ordering desserts randomly, just because. I miss having a driver driving me around the city. LOL!

Blue Grass Bar & Grill is one of the restaurant we went when I was there. Along with the crazy traffic and parking that night, we finally made it there at 9 pm (We were shooting for 7 pm really HA!). But it's all good, we came and got seated outside by the patio area.

It was rather refreshing to not feel hot outside given Jakarta's weather-like. It was indeed a nice breezy warm night. I really like this place.

We ordered two main course dishes and ended up with a rainbow cake for dessert.


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