Hi bunnies,

Welcome back to another detailed travel review! This time, let me take you to the ultra-luxurious Grand Hyatt Bahamar resort and Sandy Toes Beach. Finished in 2017, Bahamar is a relatively new resort in the region and they are looking to impress. I have been to many resorts in the Caribbeans, but this was the first one that I’ve been to with a sea-side casino, Starbucks, in addition to stores such as Tiffany, Cartier, and MAC cosmetics right in the grand lobby. Get ready for a detailed review of one of the best resorts in the region!

Firstly, full disclosure: Grand Hyatt accommodated us for this trip. All opinions are 100% my own and gathered from other guests we talked to at the resort. If I could have stayed longer, I certainly would have!

the caribbeans bahamars resort

The resort grounds feature many heated pools, super cute food trucks and even a nurse shark, starfish and sting ray petting zoo. Everything is being kept clean and the staff is very courteous. The resort’s private beach is removed from seaweed every morning and even features paddle boating and other free beach activities. You can find cute little pastel buildings and huts all around the resort, consistent with Bahamian architecture. Did you know that all Bahamas government buildings are painted pastel pink? Now, this is my kind of island!

As for the interior, the Grand Hyatt features many tiers of luxury. We were accommodated for an ocean view suite. There are bigger suites for large parties coupled with a private patio and small pool. There are also celebrities guests who will take the private section of the resort. It comes with a private chauffeur, private lobby, private elevator and even their own secluded section of the casino. Grand Hyatt staff allowed us to tour some of the ultra-luxury suites, check it out!

We took a group trip to a nearby island called Sandy Toes beach. This is a lesser well known beach featuring a private cottage, beach-side bar and pig feeding!
As always, here is a detailed breakdown of my opinion on the resort and Sandy Toes beach.

Service: 9/10

The service at GHB was like that of any 5 star hotel in North America. Everyone was super upbeat and did everything they could to accommodate any special requests. I always forget toothpaste! The hubby also forgot a charging cable. But of course the staff had no problems taking care of that. The only thing I can critique is that sometimes we got knocks on our door although we didn’t order anything. These were some things that are to be expected from a newer resort.

Location: 10/10

Nonetheless, nothing needs to be said of the location, we were in one of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the Caribbean. The financial and fashion district of Nassau is near the resort for those seeking a local experience.

Interior: 10/10

The interior of the resort was truly fabulous. It reminded me of the underground malls of Singapore and Toronto; modern, clean and massive. The decor was very carefully and purposefully done. Sprinkled throughout the resort are symbols for luck and prosperity (for your winnings at the casino!). There was no need for cash at the resort as we could choose to charge everything to our room and name. The amenities feature something for everyone. We talked to couples, foodies, adventurists, and families. One thing we all had in common was marveling at the features and interior!

Food: 8/10

The breakfast buffet is a must try. My personal favorite was the chia seed pudding and popsicle station.
For fine dining, we had a tasting menu at Shuang Ba and Stix. Two restaurants featuring authentic Chinese chefs. As fellow Chinese, my hubby and I were equally surprised at the uniqueness of the cuisine. We didn’t miss Toronto food, let’s just say that!
As for casual meals, you may know that I’m obsessed with Poke Bowls, and there was a Poke stall right beside the beach! Yay!! I love it!
One critique from a few other guests was that vegetarian options are somewhat limited or not as tasty as the non-veggie options. For example, the veggie poke bowl simply has the protein removed. A few other guests told us that they loved the Japanese and Asian cuisine at the resort. However, cheap and casual food options were a bit limited.

Value: 9/10

I would definitely recommend the Grand Hyatt Bahamar for a special occasion or luxury trip. Think weddings, bachelorette parties, business retreats or anniversaries. You get exactly what you pay for with this resort! Regardless, the only thing they can do better is lower the price of basic items like chips and burgers, just so that no one feels like they’re paying for inflated prices.

Sandy Toes Beach: 7/10

Taking photos with fellow bloggers on the beach was surely fun! The plan was to snorkel, relax, have a meal and feed some beach piggies! It  is indeed a very nice beach and the staff was, by all means, fantastic. There are various hammocks and lounges on this fantastic beach.
When it came to pig feeding time, it was intense! There were about 30 people crowded on the beach and they released 3 pigs that came out running FAST. Not gonna lie, I was certainly a bit scared haha. The pigs were larger than I initially imagined and super excited to be fed. One of the pigs even pushed her feeder into the water. Anyway, I had a few pats of the pigs but was too scared to feed one >.<. Here are some pictures taken at Sandy Toes!

If you want to know what we did personally at the resort, check out my vlog below. I even took my iPhone X swimming with me, but I quickly learned that you shouldn’t do that even if it’s “water resistant”. And PS, also do NOT charge your phone when it’s wet like I did!

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Welcome back!

Do you remember in my previous post when I talked about some ideas for a winter retreat? Well, we had the privilege to spend a weekend at the ultra luxurious Four Seasons Toronto Hotel. We were lucky enough to be accommodated for the 1 Bedroom Corner Suite for the hubby and baby Lucas too!

Comfy comfy!


They didn’t forget the bubblies!

Overall, I want to say that the experience was great. From the moment we saw the suite, we were quite impressed. The room was HUGE! The atmosphere was great and the staff made us feel right at home! I’m going to describe the experience in much more detail down below. My advice is that this really is the perfect place for family or an important occasion. Hello, last-minute Valentine’s Date idea!

Morning with my favorite two cuties! Don’t worry there is no coffee in the cup

The main bedroom, complete with a toddler’s crib

A present for Lucas!

The view from our full ceiling window

Look at all that space! We would have some friends over later

Beautiful bathroom, complete with a digital mirror

The amazing master bathroom

Lucas is sizing daddy up! :D

We took Lucas out for dinner

Charcuterie board and fried cauliflower

lyon-style northern pike quenelle with cognac-lobster sauce

Seared scallops


Service: 10/10

Four Seasons is known for their personalized and highly attentive service. Every experience and encounter made us feel like VIPs. In a pinch, staff were able to deliver flowers, extra trays and even a microwave for heating up some take-out. Everyone knew our names and addressed us in a professional and courteous manner and it all surpassed my expectations!


Location: 10/10

This hotel is located in Yorkville, one of the most elegant parts of the city and not saturated with the usual downtown crowds. We look leisurely strolls around the coffee shops and a mandatory visit to the Chanel flagship store in Toronto. Besides from luxury shopping and fine dining, there were some photoshoot spots for me as well. Later in the evening, my friends had no problems visiting us, as the hotel is also one block away from Bay St Subway Station.


Dining and Breakfast: 8/10

The Four Seasons team treated us to a very nice dinner CAFÉ BOULUD. Inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud’s family’s meals in Lyon, the menu features French classics and many unique tastes as well. I ordered the seared scallops and the hubby tried the signature QUENELLE DE BROCHET (lyon-style northern pike quenelle with cognac-lobster sauce). They also have a Winterlicious / Summerlicious Menu if you’re interested.
As for breakfast, nothing stood out to me in particular. I would have to stay it’s the only part of the hotel that didn’t surpass any expectations.


Room Features: 9/10

The room features various gadgets such as an iPad menu, Bose stereo, mirror-TV in the bathroom and 2 flat screen TVs. There were two bathrooms as well as a toddlers crib provided on request. One of the bathrooms was spacious, with a very large bathtub and a view that washes away any stress. The hotel also gave us the little items we needed to take care of Lucas. This included a gifted Honest Company care set, diaper genie and a crib that Lucas mistook for a cute little jail.

Plenty of room in the bathroom

Lucas did not enjoy this crib though!


I hope you enjoyed my review. If you’re visiting Toronto, this should be one of your luxury hotel options!

Love, Kerina

PS. As noted from the start, we were lucky enough to get accommodated by the hotel. This blog post was done on my own accord. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

Welcome back my lovelies!^^ Holidays are approaching quickly and it’s the best time to start making some changes around the place. I absolutely adore decorating the house. So I thought, why not give you guys some tips on how to recreate the look on my photos? Home decor is a great creative activity, and Christmas is the perfect time to splurge on some new items.

home decor christmas holidays cute

home decor cute christmas holidays

home decor cute couple holiday christmas

To be more specific, I am talking about those photos. I’m so in love with their vibes!!! And I’ve got some great news for you, below you will have a list of pictures and links to the items that appear in the shots. Some of them are the exact same item, others are similar ones. Although I tried my best to find all of the originals, some items were just out of stock or I couldn’t remember where I got them from. But I promise the list wont disappoint you, so here we go! =D

home decor terrarium

As you may have seen, there is an empty terrarium in the first photo. They look so chic and elegant! You can choose to keep them simple or decorate them with plans or even fairy lights, for a more festive feel. Get yours here.

home decor pineapple

This ceramic pineapple is a gorgeous addition. It’s a detail that you just can’t overlook! And although it might not be the most appropriate for winter, the combination of white and gold makes it blend perfectly with the decorations. You can find it here.

home decor wool blanket

This wool blanket is all the rage! You see it absolutely everywhere on social media. And for good reason, they are the coziest and warmest things ever <3 the perfect item to snuggle up in. If you’ve been wondering how to get your hands on one,  Here it is!

home decor gold tray holidays

Honestly, I think a beautiful tray is vital to have on your coffee table. It adds a classy vibe and it also helps with keeping your stuff more organized! You can put anything from candles to make-up, cups, or even plants in it. My tray is a round one, but I managed to find a very similar, square one.

home decor block candles christmas holidays vibes

Those are very basic, yet extremely effective! During holiday season, everyone needs some quality, nice smelling candles around the house. They help create that warm and welcoming feeling! I totally recommend you go and get some block candles right now. You can find them in almost any store, but I found a good deal here.

I really hope I could help you guys out with those suggestions, and in case you would like to see more, well, no problem! I am also working on creating my Pinterest board with many, many more of those items. Kisses!

And if you have any suggestions, please comment below :)



For me, few things are as delicious, relaxing, and satisfying as a set of afternoon tea. Did you know that the term “afternoon tea” was coined by a duchess of England in 1800’s? It is the perfect meal between lunch and dinner, and afternoon tea with the right people at the right place while watching life hustle around you can be the one of the most luxurious feeling ever. I had the opportunity to try the afternoon tea at Le Lobby in The Peninsula Paris, and it was scrumptious!

The set afternoon tea menu at Le Lobby, The Peninsula Paris. Isn’t it super cute that they have afternoon tea menus for kids?!

The afternoon tea set was presented in the most visually appealing way, when it first arrived I was so excited I didn’t know which treat to try first! The bottom tier included the yummiest finger sandwiches and savoury delights, the middle tier 2 mouth watering scones, and the top filled with award winning pastries that are bound to delight your taste buds.

In the bottom tier, one of my favorites is the smoked beef wrap (left). It reminds me of a mix between Chinese fried dough fritters and mustard beef roll, and it’s absolutely DE-LI-CIOUS! I made a remark to one of the servers and they were so happy to know that we enjoyed it so much, they came back 5 minutes later with 3 extra wraps for us! I was shocked at the service and at the reality that I had the luck to enjoy 4 of these yums!

The top tier contains some of the most tasty pastries I have ever tasted in my life. I am an avid lover of anything hazelnut-related, so imagine my happiness when I tried those cookies. A few weeks later and I can still taste it in my mouth!

Le Lobby also provides the most delicious jams and cream to go with scones and pastries. I find that the scones themselves were delicious enough on their own, but if you’re a lover of jam this would be your heaven.

Nonstop picture taking! (The blogger life, hahaha)

If you’re looking for quality, luxurious afternoon tea in Paris, Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris is definitely the spot to be. Go with your lover, your girlfriends, boyfriends, and kids to enjoy the scrumptious delights. Le Lobby offers both indoor and patio seating, and their decor will blow your minds away. Perfect for photo taking!


What are your favorite treats – sweet and savoury? Let me know!

Xo, Kerina


For our first stop in my 2017 summer travels, we picked Dubai as our top destination. I’ve always wanted to visit Dubai for numerous reasons: to experience the hotness (I knew it was hot but I wanted to see just HOW HOT it could get, you know?), the tallest building in the world, and the amazing views from so many places.

When we arrived, it was about 10pm and we took a cab from the airport to The Address Dubai Marina Hotel. It was a 30min cab ride about 100AED. During check-in at the hotel, I was amazed by the vast and luxurious lobby, and how nice everyone was. A concierge member, Yang, then showed us our room and how all the electronics and lighting systems are controlled by an iPad in the room (how cool?!) Yang also answered some questions we had and informed us about Ramadan (no eating and drinking in public during fasting hours). On the table was also one of the most extravagant welcome gifts of all:

As if the welcoming gift and luxurious room were not enough, the view when we pulled back the curtains was simply stunning

Night view from our room, overlooking the Dubai Marina harbour. This is the biggest man-made marina in the world! Pretty spectacular if you ask me!

The hotel also has a 45m long outdoor infinity pool, where I took the liberty of walking my new pet.

We woke up the next morning to birds chirping and a beautiful sunrise, so we decided to go to the infinity pool for a swim. At 7am, the pool is nice and empty and the weather is perfect (not too hot!)

Throughout our 2 nights stay at The Address Dubai Marina, the staff took such good care of us. I’ve seriously never felt like royalty before, but that’s how I felt like while staying there. On the second day, we went back into our room to a surprise decoration of their newly wed honeymoon package! There were rose petals everywhere and the bath was filled to the top with bubbles and rose petals. Being photographers, we of course had to take a photo using the perfectly set up bath.

The breakfast at the hotel was also amazing – they have freshly squeezed juices and even “juice shots” with beets, ginger, lemon, and mint to boost your immune system. I cannot recommend them enough.

The Address Dubai Marina Hotel is directly connected to the Marina Mall, which is the biggest mall in the Dubai Marina. The A/C is always turned down super low so be prepared to bring a cardigan with you! We had our first Iftar meal in the mall too, and it was delicious!

If you are heading to Dubai, I would recommend staying at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel – the service is impeccable and the staff is always ready to go above and beyond to make sure your stay is comfortable.

*We were guests at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel – thank you all for this wonderful experience!

** UPDATE **

we vlogged it! See here for me having difficulty saying stuff: