what’s not to love about december?

december in bangkokthis. can’t. be. happening. i remember writing up posts about my 2015 new year’s trip to pattaya (1, 2, 3, 4) like it was yesterday. the pace at which time is passing is seriously scaring the living beep out of me. and the scarier part is my mom tells me as we get older, it’s gonna get worse. like a year will go by like month and month like a week and a day like a minute…

although i have to admit, all year i yearn for december to come around because december means christmas and christmas means carol and fairy lights everywhere and that, makes me really, really happy.

i admit bangkok in juxtaposition to christmas might not spark whole lot of imagination.. but believe it or not bangkok this time around usually gets really cold. yes, you heard me right – it actually gets cold, like sweater weather kind of cold but for some reason it’s been hitting its 33 celcius high every single day lately with no hint of cooling down.. but fear not cos i once read an article about a study of how bangkok malls temperatures are among lowest in the developed world – so you’ll feel no less of a winter… *you know what i’m talking about bangkokians*

roast bkkroast bkki wouldn’t know a better way to kick start the month if not with my mama at our favorite brunch spot – roast.

emquartieri can easily spend hours looking at house decors and kitchenwares and i don’t know if that means i’m just a very boring person.

emquartiercome on, don’t be sitting there sparking my wanderlust all over again. #notcool

london book#imisslondon

emquartierawkward hand, awkward tiptoe, awkward object at the back. i’m just a very well-rounded awkward human being.

bangkok zaloratop: zalora

emquartieri believe i was staring at a very creepy life sized, fully colored hologram lady enthusiastically talking about a movie.

emquartier cinemasuffragette was, to my surprise, a very, VERY good movie. heartbreaking yet truly inspiring – highly recommend it!

octave rooftop baroctave rooftop lounge & bar

octave rooftop bar octave rooftop barthe other day, me and several other bloggers had a little chit chat gathering with the marketing team behind zalora at this beautiful rooftop bar to talk about food, travels and korean series. hah, but more importantly about the BIGGEST sale event of the year “zalora online fever” they are about to launch come this 12th december.

there’s also a wishlist campaign happening as we speak until the 9th – where you have the chance to be one of the 12 lucky winners to win every item in your wishlist (up to 5,000 thb) for free! all you gotta do is share any of the items from your wishlist to your facebook by tagging @zalora and ‪#‎1212onlinefever‬.

seriously though, what’s not to love about december? ;)

octave rooftop bar bangkok… and bangkok traffic never looked so beautiful.

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  • Reply Dice

    I never actually like December in Thailand, but the weather gets a little colder yeah. I fall in love with Bangkok Traffic at night, it’s just so beautiful when you’re above :D

    December 6, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply LindaLibraLoca

    I feel like the time goes faster because you dont get to experience so much new stuff like you did when you get younger. Traveling really helps to slow things down.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    December 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Nevena Krstic

    You always have such lovely photos! It looks like you had a great time and you look really pretty :) xx

    December 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Romantiquely

    Happy December sweetheart! You’re right, there’s just so many things to love about this month! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by, wow! You are an absolute beauty queen, I only see cuteness not awkwardness hehe. xxxxx

    December 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Been waiting for December for so long! its my favourite month of the year! I guess no matter where you are, during this month, you can always sense the holiday season. By the way, i watched Suffragette a few days ago as well, loved it. It is definitely one the best movie I’ve watched recently.

    December 6, 2015 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply sileas

    I agree, December is absolutely lovely! But I also agree how fast time flies – scary! Anyway I love your outfit <3 Have a great holiday season!

    December 7, 2015 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    I absolutely love December too :) There’s just something so magical in the air about Christmas and the holiday season <3

    Haha and noo, you're definitely not boring, Annie :P I can spend hours looking at houseware and furniture and things like that too! (Or maybe we're both boring, LOL)!

    Loving the photos of the rooftop bar! It's gorgeous!

    Stay warm and safe this holiday season! <3 :D

    XO, Elizabeth

    December 7, 2015 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Sybil

    gorgeous view for those cocktails!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

    December 7, 2015 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Hilton

    The skies do look great in Bangkok. I haven’t been here for a while and I see the blog’s name has changed, though the content is still pretty good.

    December 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      wow yess, i’ve changed the name! so glad to have you back :) it’s always good to see my old readers hehe

      December 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply TIFF

    I enjoyed wandering around house and deco store, haha….i seek it as a sense of building our aesthetic ;)
    And so much fun to see what’s out there!!!!
    Oh my, is that Proenza Schouler in your back on the 1st photo? And I love your pants! It looks so soft and comfortable to wear! The Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar looks amazing! I would like to have a zip up there when I visit BKK someday <3

    x Tiff

    December 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      yess i think it is lol. do you like that brand? and yess sipping on cocktail with a view like that is.. well, pretty much perfect :P

      December 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Gorgeous photos dear!
    I have yet to see Suffragette but it’s high on my list!

    December 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    absolutely lovin’ your photos! and i love your outfit too. so classy and chic :)

    Jessica |

    December 9, 2015 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Alice

    This looks amazing!

    Alice Cerea,
    Baby what’s up

    December 9, 2015 at 4:15 am
  • Reply Alice

    Wonderful pictures, I absolutely love everything about December!
    Fashion Soup

    December 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      yay to us december people!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Erica

    You’ve shown how beautiful December can be through these photos! Loved this diary. Also that Zalora top is so chic on you! :)


    December 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks erica!! hope your december is going great too!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Kathryn

    Such beautiful photos! It does seem like it was the start of 2015 just yesterday; can’t believe the new year is almost here!

    December 10, 2015 at 1:47 am
  • Reply Christa Sagmoe

    The pictures of the food @ Roast look scrumptious! Beautiful pictures of Bangkok at night! ~ Christa

    December 10, 2015 at 3:45 am
    • Reply annie lee

      that’s my favorite cafe! yum!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Samantha Mariko

    you really know how to capture the beautiful city scape! those mugs are super cute! I also can’t believe it’s almost 2016. hope you have a lovely december <3

    December 10, 2015 at 9:09 am
    • Reply annie lee

      one can never have too many mugs now, right? ;)

      December 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Deasy Noel

    Bankok in Christmastime seems great! It’s not the white Christmas that the songs sing about, but more like those Christmas in July ^_^ The photos look great!

    December 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      exactly – with a charm of its own, you know? ;)

      December 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Shirlyn

    December’s also my favorite month of the year! Not only are fairy lights everywhere, but it’s also my birthday month and the month where I can relax and look forward to holidays and treats while awaiting the new year. I can tell (by the gorgeous pictures) that you are already having fun in early December. Cute outfit too – especially like those slouchy pants. :)

    December 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      happy birthday month shirlyn!! hope you have a wonderful, relaxing one :)

      December 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Elisa

    I love December too and these photos are absolutely amazing!
    xx Elisa
    ——- DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG ——-

    December 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks elisa! have a wonderful december :D

      December 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    The view from that rooftop bar is beautiful! I love your asymmetrical top! I agree with your mom; time really flies when you are older.


    December 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    The view from that rooftop bar is beautiful! I love your asymmetrical top! I agree with your mom; time really flies when you are older.


    December 10, 2015 at 11:46 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      oh no, i’m officially scared!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Serene

    My gosh, I need to visit Bangkok the rooftop views look incredible ! <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    December 12, 2015 at 2:28 am
    • Reply annie lee

      bangkok has one of the prettiest skyline!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Karen

    I am constantly panicking about the year ending too. I’m sure this blog is a great reminder of how much you’ve done though! I love your top, that blue is so nice :)
    Have a merry weekend

    December 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      aww you’re so sweet karen :) have a lovely week!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Kay

    Haha, glad to know I am not the only one who can spend hours looking at house decor! :) I don’t think that’s boring at all! x Your photos are gorgeous. <3


    December 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      why kay, THANK YOU! so happy you understand my passion for house decors :P

      December 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Waz

    Hello December indeed! It’s definitely a happy time of year with all the holiday decor, but I always feel like time is just flying by so quickly. Sounds like you’ve making good use of the month though. The view from that bar is just stunning! And, as always, I’m jealous you’re wearing summer clothes while I’m all bundled up over here. :P

    December 12, 2015 at 11:26 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hahaha, although i prefer hot over cold – i’m starting to wish i could bundle up a little.. :| hope you’re having a great month waz!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Monique | WritingMonique

    Wow, such gorgeous pictures. You look beautiful, I absolutely love the trousers; so stunning!

    December 13, 2015 at 12:04 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks monique, those are the comfiest!

      December 14, 2015 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Irene

    The pictures are amazing! I love the post:)

    December 14, 2015 at 2:41 am
  • Reply sarah

    Im inlove with your pictures, makes me wanna go out and captures images just like those of yours. Anyway you look gorgeous in your outfit <3

    December 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you should, it’s just a random click of shots really :P

      December 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Shaira Manalo

    You look so cute in what you call your awkward look. :) The last photos are all beautiful sights! :) Advance Merry Christmas!

    Have a great day!


    December 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you are too sweet shaira! thanks love x

      December 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply gail

    Whenever I am home, I always wish the weather would get colder or at least lol Anyway, I am moving back home next month, so hopefully the weather will still be nice!

    December 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      are you moving back permanently??

      December 14, 2015 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Nadia

    Big city lights are so gorgeous! Isn’t December just such an amazing month, girlie? :)
    Though it’s so unusual (well, to me anyway) that it’s that warm :)
    However, here in the UK it’s ridiculously rainy this December and I miss the snow I always enjoyed in Ukraine haha. Can you believe someone can miss the cold and the snow.
    By the way, I LOVE anything that has to do with interior design and home decor!! #soulsista :)
    xox Nadia

    December 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      Yay #soulsista! Haha i guess we always wish for something we can’t get… some snow and cold would be lovely right about now here in bkk!

      December 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Naeun

    Haha I laughed at that caption for the “awkward” photo, you’re so cute Annie! I can’t believe it’s December too already and I didn’t know Bangkok actually gets cooler this time of year. Hope you get some lovely weather though :)

    December 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      It’s getting there but not quite! Is australia’s summer treating you well? ;)

      December 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    You were at Octave too? Another old blogger friend recommended Octave, which used to be her favorite spot, when she was living in Bangkok so I went, and I loved it. I think it’s the best rooftop bar I’ve been to in Bangkok:) Sounds really interesting with your blogger meeting. looks like December is going to be a very exciting month for you:)

    December 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      Yes!! So nice right? It’s as good as sirocco minus all the tourists!

      December 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Deepti

    Your blog has such lovely photos! Amazing!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Deepti x

    December 24, 2015 at 1:44 am
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