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


AsiaLIFE Dec 2014

I remember picking up a copy of AsiaLIFE when visiting in 2012, sitting and reading at one of the tables at .BEYOND where my mom was working at the time. I picked up another copy and browsed while I shoveled spaghetti bolognese into my mouth at The Living Room washing it down with chilled lime soda.

I remember thinking how great it was that there was a publication with as much information (interesting stuff at that!) and so well done in a country that I was quickly finding to be more and more advanced than I had initially thought.

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Cambodia, Expat, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh

An update.

Photo credit: Jesse Morrow

All may seem quiet on the Southeast Asian front in the life of Anna- however it’s anything but. Hence my lack of blog posts. Nothing exorbitantly exciting (other than some freelance work based things that I am actually really chomping at the bit about) has happened since the out-of-towners left but I’ve managed to stay busy with various things- photoshoots, designing, working on collaborations, freelancing, networking, working, etc etc etc.

This post will be short, since I literally don’t have much to say about my own personal life, well- at least that I want on the internet. Have to keep some of the mystery alive, eh?

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

The Best Coast.


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!

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

BTS with Seattle Met




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


TEMPER is now available for special order in Phnom Penh! If something shiny catches your eye, send us a note at 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.


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!)