lifestyle, Personal, real estate, United States, Work

Open house.

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Take one look at my planner and you’ll understand why I’d like to schedule my coffee with you two weeks in advance (three weeks if it’s dinner), why my kitchen looks the way it does (horrible), and the reason I have to hit up the gas station every few days (thank the Lord for low petrol prices).

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Wonder.

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”

It’s one of those quotes that I feel like I’ve been told more times than any normal person should be told, but again- that’s probably just me overanalyzing once again.

I haven’t completed a blog entry in some time now, I’ve started plenty, but none seem to encompass the roller coaster of a ride my life seems to be on right now. This one probably won’t either but I might as well try.

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Cambodia, Expat, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh, Travel

The Best Coast.

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I’m sitting at my wonderful desk with my Panpuri diffuser wafting lemongrass into the air, the kittens are making their rounds about the apartment- mewing here and pawing there- and rapid fire video game noises and cliché phrases are overtaking the living room thanks to Call of Duty. There isn’t anything all that out of the ordinary. The smells are the same, the sounds are generally the same (although the headphones are about to go on for some Lana for some, you guessed it, West Coast)- but the general aura is different. How come?

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Beauty, Cambodia, Fashion, lifestyle, Phnom Penh, Travel

“Jewels of war”

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Mondays can be merde. A lot of people like to use the term “It’s not Mondays you hate, it’s your job” or something along those lines. I don’t necessarily think that’s true, I don’t hate my job, but I really dislike Mondays- but oh well; call me Garfield and give me some lasagna. This Monday though was pretty exciting.

Particularly because of the article that featured TEMPER as one of their eco-friendly brands on BBC; what an honor! We couldn’t be doing these things without a wonderful team and workshop here in Phnom Penh, amazing customers around the globe, a fabulous support team from sea to shining sea, and an amazing business partner (here’s lookin’ at you Jesse!), and the wonderful back story of our collection.

Take a peek HERE, if you’re keen!

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Art, Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh, Travel, United States

BTS with Seattle Met

 

 

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What a delight to stop in the middle of a transpacific Skype sesh with Jesse  last night to find that a little write-up about TEMPER had just been released on Seattle Met magazine’s site!

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Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle, Phnom Penh, Travel

TEMPER in The Charming City

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TEMPER is now available for special order in Phnom Penh! If something shiny catches your eye, send us a note at info@temperbrand.com with your order. Orders will be placed the first week of each month, so submit your order before the 5th to get your glimmer on. Orders typically take 2 weeks for completion & payment will be arranged upon receiving the order.

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Cambodia, Fashion, lifestyle, Phnom Penh, United States

Seattle mag features TEMPER.

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I’ve posted a few times already about TEMPER, a project I’ve been working on with a dear friend in the States, Jesse. We are honored to be featured on Seattle magazine‘s Shopping and Fashion & Style section and excited to ramp up for our release on February 3rd!

Sign up for our mailing list (we’ll only send you good things!) here for more information or visit our Facebook.

Thanks Seattle magazine too for the fab write-up! Keep your eyes peeled for more (and a giveaway in the future, too!)

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Music, Personal, Travel, United States

Jesse & Death Cab.

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Today began as any other Tuesday: wake up after three separately set alarms- spaced an hour apart, think about the tasks that are to come throughout the next eight hours of work-who will I need to speak with? What articles need to be written?- and drowsily make my way to the office on the back of the moto, sunglasses deflecting the sun’s bright, unrelenting glare- thin cigarette hanging despondently between my fingers. I arrived at my place of work; I turned on, clicked around, and logged in to all of my accounts and pages- awaiting the e-mails I would respond to, the edits I would need to make; but first snuck onto my Facebook only to be reminded unsubtly that “I HAVE AN EVENT TODAY”.

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