Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 
Miss May holidaying with hubby, Leon Korobacz at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.

Miss May holidaying with hubby, Leon Korobacz at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is a place to relax and dream away. I love how close it is to KLCC Twin Towers and Pavillion. Just 9 minutes walk away!


It was a wow factor when I arrived to the lobby on Level 36. It's a 360 degree walk up there. For all guests to view the cityscape of Kuala Lumpur.

I look forward to waking up every morning to the Twin Towers view. And I must say, I'm a HUGE fan ofthe breakfast buffet. I simply love good food, and I tried everything from local street food, nasi lemak and roti canai to Middle Eastern dips (mmm, that Baba Ganoush) to waffles and pancakes. And of course, there's always English Breakfast with sunny side up eggs and sausages.

The Grand Hyatt breakfast were all yum! The fruit counter was always busy, with beautifully sliced fresh tropical fruits on the platter. And I could not get enough of the fresh fruit juices (especially mango lassi).

Our room was gorgeous. Loving the King size bed with the full view of KLCC Twin Towers. We felt very much at home, as the layout of our spacious Grand Hyatt room feels like an apartment.

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And there is no reason to leave Grand Hyatt really, as there is a big pool, a spa, a sauna and a steamer room to just chill in. I could stay here forever!

Thank you for the great hospitality, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Looking forward to the next one!

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m

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

12, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

International Friendship Day

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

It's International Friendship Day! And I'm missing this bestie of mine :)

How do you celebrate a special day like this? I'm thinking of all the fun and cute gifts I am getting for my close friends. Etsy has always been my favourite place to shop online. Being a maker and designer myself, it's really important for me to give back to the community and support small business, hehe.

Here's what I love. This is a flatlay I've made, an oldie but a goldie, hehe.

Below, are a list of makers and shakers with direct links to their websites. 

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Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

BROOCHES AND PINS 
1. Unicorn + fox + girl with a bun wooden brooches // bacon & eggs + sausage dog + cactus lapel pins Hello Miss May 
4. Donkey wooden brooch Little Brown Dog 
5. White Kitten lapel pin Surfing Sloth

BANGLES 
1. Resin with rose gold, silver and gold foil Sly Pony Studio 
2. Pom Pom bangle Love Astrid

CERAMICS
1. Milky Way coffee cup La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick 
2. Cloud + Heart + Polka Dot trinket Urban Cartel 
3. Mini Cat Vase Gail CC

OTHER CUTE THINGS 
1. Ice Cream Van dish Mima Workshop 
2. Wooden Camera Brainbow 
 
 

Christmas in July

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

It's July and baby, it's cold out here (in Sydney, of course). I reckon everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere is having a wonderful summer's day and I'm so jelly right now.

Anyways, I am excited to share my favourite makers + shakers from Etsy. If you're running out of ideas of what to shop this month in July, head over to Etsy for more fun and unique gift ideas.

Here's my quick guide to my all time favourite Etsy makers :)

1. Cutest Kablooie cat skirt by the lovely Brissie maker, Kaneena Fanning.

2. The softest and prettiest Merino Wool throw you'll ever own. Snuggle up with Ohhio chunky blanket. It makes me a very happy girl (The large knitted white throw on top right)

3. Gorgeous white and blue porcelain plate by Melbourne based maker, Lucile Sciallano of La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick . (As seen in the image with chocolates and pink meringue)

Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

 

Traders Hotel

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Oh, what a view! Leon- aka @hungrysydneysiders- and I had our mini honeymoon at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The room we had boasted an awesome view of the Petronas Twin Towers.

Traders is located in the heart of KL situated on the fringe of KLCC park within walking distance of Bukit Bintang bars, restaurants and KL's top shopping malls.

We were  treated to club status and received the 'Club' perks at Traders Hotel which we love! There are complimentary high tea and cocktails in the lounge with more great views to offer.

My favourite has got to be our dinner date at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill by the new kid on the block, Chef Mun. Scroll down to the next blog post to read all about our 4 course degustation.

Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Breakfast buffet at Traders Hotel was really yum. There was a wide variety of food to choose from - local Malaysian cuisine, Lebanese dips, English breakfast, salad and pastries.

We had an amazing time at Traders. And we will never forget that gorgeous view of KLCC Twin Towers!

Have a fab weekend folks!

x

m

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill

 

We recently dined at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill at Traders Hotel. And nothing beats the view of the KLCC Twin Towers while dining at Gobo. 

For dinner we treated ourselves to Chef Mun's 4 Course Degustation.

We started off with an Appetiser each, GUP Garden Salad and Balsamic Marinated Tuna. The colourful Garden Salad was a delight. The mix of baby carrots, thinly sliced grilled capsicum and onions, cherry tomatoes and asparagus, drizzled in house dressing was a good start. I have to say that the marinated Tuna with smoked eggplant and basil leaves did one better.

For starters, it has got to be the Chef's Daily Special Soup of the Day which was a light and creamy pumpkin soup. A silky and textured soup, with crunchy croutons to give it an extra oomph. 

We also chose the Spinach &  Ricotta Pappardelle pasta. The handmade fresh egg pasta was delish and nicely paired with the sauce - pine nut, sage and zucchini with a dash of lemon zest.

For the mains we ordered the rib eye and Seared Salmon. The 150 days Grain-Fed Angus Rib Eye was cooked to a perfect medium rare, served with fresh summer vegetable and caramelised onion relish, sprinkled with feta cheese.

The pan seared Salmon was cooked just right, tender and crispy, where it counts. The flavour of the risotto was sublime, made with a pistachio pesto and Truffle oil. 

I'm always looking forward to dessert; our last course of the degustation. We choose the Mango Panna Cotta and Coffee Opera. The Mango Panna Cotta is my personal fave as I'm not that much of a coffee fan. We were truly satisfied after the 4 course meal, the service and quality are tops. We can't wait to come back and see what chef Mun comes up with next?

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, Impiana Klcc Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

Bubu Long Beach

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz + May Leong

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz + May Leong

Thinking of the next holiday destination to visit when in Malaysia? I'm loving a little vacation spot we visited at Perhentian Island on the east coast of Malaysia.

Just a 30 minute boat ride away from Kuala Besut (a cute and sleepy town in Terengganu), we headed off to Bubu Long Beach on Perhentian Island Kecil.

Bubu Long Beach is a small paradise located on a white, sandy beach. Leon and I loved taking walks, past beach hut cafes and chalets along the way. The snorkelling is fantastic at Perhentian Island. There are barracuda, parrot fish and even little "Nemos" hiding in the coral or  swimming close to the beach shore. Snorkelling and diving trips can be easily arranged at the resort or at one of the many stalls on along long beach.

My favourite part about Bubu Long Beach Resort are the freshly baked croissants and espresso for breakfast and one can't forget the Cocktail Hour in the evening, a real highlight. From 5pm  they offer guests a range of free drinks including cocktails, how good is that?  My favourite Bubu drink was the 'Tinggi-Tinggi', made of a delicious concoction of local fruit juice.

We had a room with great views overlooking the garden and beach below, a beautiful place to wake every morning before a day of fun activities; snorkelling in the amazing reefs or putting your feet up in  beach chair under an umbrella.

Bubu we'll miss you and we cant wait to come back!

 

Bubu Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil, 22300, Terengganu, Malaysia