Travel

  • 10 Things You Should Know Before Climbing Mt Batur in Bali (Volcano)

    10 Things You Should Know Before Climbing Mt Batur in Bali (Volcano)

    If someone came up to me 7 years ago and asked me to climb some volcano, I would have outright laughed at that person and walked away. Me climbing a volcano? Never! Which brings us to the present, I’m an adult female who goes to gym 5 times a week, I train with my personal […]Read More »
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan (with photos)

    10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan (with photos)

    I must admit that I have not done a travel intensive trip in the longest time until Japan. We headed to Japan to catch the cherry blossoms in April 2016 and boy was it worth it. We travelled to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka, our trip was in total 14 days and it was more […]Read More »
  • Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

    Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

    Hi everyone! Haven’t written a blog post in aaaages, there are all sorts of feels right now! 🙂 I was recently going through some photos on my computer and I came across ones we took over Valentines weekend this year (2016) and I cannot believe I never posted about my weekend at Shepherd’s Tree Game […]Read More »
  • Lovemarylu for Lanson Place Aroma Gardens

    Lovemarylu for Lanson Place Aroma Gardens

    Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great week so far and it’s time to celebrate the weekend! As mentioned previously, I was accommodated by Lanson Place for the duration of the stay in Shanghai, China. For the first two nights, we stayed at the Lanson Place Jin Qiao which is on the East side […]Read More »
  • Ding Tai Fung Shanghai

    Ding Tai Fung Shanghai

    Hi everyone! Hope you all have a great week ahead! If there’s one thing that makes my day without fail, every single time, that would be food… well and also puppies. I’m a huge fan of great food and especially enjoyed with great company, that’s why I always make an effort to go to at […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Jin Qiao

    LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Jin Qiao

    Hi everyone! If you follow me on social media and especially Snapchat, you probably know that I was away during the past week in Shanghai, China. To give you a little background, my family was originally from there and in Shanghai, they have their own dialect, but it was never spoken at home so I […]Read More »
  • Travelling for Beginners

    Travelling for Beginners

    Hi everyone! Since i’ve been back from my holiday, many of you have been sending me emails asking me questions about my travels i.e. hotels, visas, airlines and so on. Seeing that many of you asked the same questions, I figured it would be pretty useful to address it all in a blog post rather […]Read More »
  • My Fitness Story: Holiday Food

    My Fitness Story: Holiday Food

    Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week so far! Just one more day to go and then it’s the weekend! 🙂 I’ve had many great feedback since I started the “My Fitness Story” posts and please keep the feedback coming! If I haven’t addressed all your questions, I promise that I will get […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Hotel

    LoveMaryLu for Lanson Place Hotel

    Happy Monday everyone! If you’ve been following my travels on social media, you probably know that I am super depressed right now! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by for the 2 weeks that we were away in Hong Kong and Philippines. This time I decided to do something different with my travel […]Read More »
  • 8 Top Picks for London

    8 Top Picks for London

    Hello love bugs! Hope you all had a rested long weekend, even though I’m sure most (if not all) are sitting here wondering where exactly this weekend went! What did everyone get up to? I’m sure tons and chocolate bunnies and eggs were consumed these past 4 days, which means lots of gym and healthy […]Read More »
  • London Day 2

    London Day 2

    Happy (Good) Friday everyone! What is everyone up to this long weekend? To be honest, these long weekends don’t really make a difference to me anymore, but never the less I’m still excited about Easter weekend because it’s always filled with delicious chocolate eggs and other mouth watering goodies. E and I decided not to […]Read More »
  • London Day 1

    London Day 1

    Hi my loves!! Sorry I’ve been so MIA on the blog lately, I just had the most manic 2 weeks of my life! Now let me take you waaaay back, since I’m doing the get to know me on a more personal level kinda thang 😉 Starting on the week of 16th March which is about […]Read More »
  • Lookbook: When in Hout Bay

    Lookbook: When in Hout Bay

    When in Hout Bay, one must go to Mariners for lunch, stroll along the windy beach and take photos! On my second day in Cape Town we went to have lunch at Mariners, always a great place to go for fresh seafood, whether you’re in a hurry and only have 30min or you have the […]Read More »
  • Travel: LoveMaryLu Flight Essentials

    Travel: LoveMaryLu Flight Essentials

    Hello all you jet-setters! This post is for you, for the love of travel, the never-ending adventures, the endless lay-overs and long-haul flights. I, myself am a huge fan of traveling, not particularly a fan of the domestic terminal but more of the international terminal. There’s a specific smell to the international terminal after check-in […]Read More »
  • LoveMaryLu Best of 2014

    LoveMaryLu Best of 2014

    Hello honeypots! Hope everyone had an amazing New Year celebration filled with lots of bubbly (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), friends, laughter and good food! Now that Christmas and New Years have come and gone, it’s time to settle down and really take time to reflect on the past year but most importantly, on the new year […]Read More »
  • Washington DC Photo Diaries

    Washington DC Photo Diaries

    Hi everyone! As promised, here are some of the photos taken on my recent trip to New York City and Washington DC. Since there are so many photos, I’ve decided to split up New York and Washington, if you haven’t yet seen my New York Photo Diaries post then click here. I hope you enjoy this […]Read More »
  • Travel: New York City Photo Diaries

    Travel: New York City Photo Diaries

    Hi everyone! Here are some of the pictures that were taken on my recent travel to New York City, keep a look out for the Washington DC post soon. 🙂       Concluding our night with the Halloween parade in New York! What an amazing experience! I know many of you have been looking […]Read More »
  • Travel: 10 Signs You’re in the Big Apple

    Travel: 10 Signs You’re in the Big Apple

    Hi everyone! As I’m lying in this, possibly bigger than a king size bed (everything in America is super sized), and getting the most out of my night in because I haven’t had one of these since I arrived in the States. I’m currently in Washington DC and writing this post just makes me miss […]Read More »
  • Travel: 5 Tourist Hacks for Washington DC (with Photos)

    Travel: 5 Tourist Hacks for Washington DC (with Photos)

    Hi everyone! I’m currently sitting on the Washington Deluxe bus going back to New York City from Washington DC. I figured that it would be wise to write this post since everything is still fresh on my mind. We spent about 3 nights in Washington at the Donovan House Hotel (not the best hotel I’ve stayed […]Read More »
  • Travel: The Beauty Queen’s Guide to Boracay (Philippines)

    Travel: The Beauty Queen’s Guide to Boracay (Philippines)

    Hi everyone! You have no idea how superb it feels to be able to blog again, I feel that I’m not only ME again but I have a meaning to life again (ok a little exaggerated but life is no fun without some colourful language)! 🙂 This post has been highly anticipated and requested by many […]Read More »
  • Travel: Weekend in The Lost City (LoveMaryLu is BACK)

    Travel: Weekend in The Lost City (LoveMaryLu is BACK)

    Hi everyone! It has been so long but it’s so good to be back (this is probably the longest time I haven’t been blogging). If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I’ve been having some terrible IT related issues with my blog. Long story short, domain and hosting has gotten the better […]Read More »
  • Travel: Taiwan Photobook

    Travel: Taiwan Photobook

    Taken me forever to do a travel post for all my Taiwan holiday pics from December but Voila! 5 days and 4 nights of city life, friendly people, delicious food, night markets, shopping and just being a tourist… Hope you enjoy the photos!     Thank you for reading and don’t forget to subscribe! With love…xxx You […]Read More »
  • Travel and Lifestyle: Honey Toast Anyone?

    Travel and Lifestyle: Honey Toast Anyone?

    Never have I been this excited to try something, something girly, glamorous, beautiful.. and never have I ever thought that I would describe food this way either. May I just introduce you to Honey Toast from Dazzling Cafe, which has spoilt Taiwan for aaaaaaages with picture perfect toast! Yes, toast! Not just any toast though, […]Read More »
  • Travel & Lifestyle: First Abercrombie & Fitch Store in Hong Kong

    Travel & Lifestyle: First Abercrombie & Fitch Store in Hong Kong

      E and I were in Central, Hong Kong in the December/January period and we could smell the wonderful scent of the Abercrombie & Fitch store before we were even inside. We approached unaware to an old Victorian building in Central (as some of you may know that Hong Kong was a British colony up […]Read More »
  • Travel and Lifestyle: High Tea at Ladurée and What is a Perfect Macaron?

    Travel and Lifestyle: High Tea at Ladurée and What is a Perfect Macaron?

      If you haven’t personally been to Ladurée, I have no doubt that you know what it is and what it is that they specialise in, courtesy of the good old Gossip Girl days… and for those who still have no clue then here’s a little background for you: Ladurée is a luxury French bakery […]Read More »
  • Travel: LoveMaryLu for the W Hotel Taipei

    Travel: LoveMaryLu for the W Hotel Taipei

    Hi Everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. I am super excited to write this post because knowing that I’m a little fussy when it comes to hotels, I was super impressed with the W Hotel in Taipei when I stayed there on my recent trip to Taiwan in December 2013. Not […]Read More »