Hammam Spa @Publika

August 31, 2015

Salam and hello everyone! Hammam hammam hammam! Siapa tak kenal Hammam Spa..ask any spa lover, mesti diorang kata "omggg Hammam terbaik" ataupun yang tak pernah pergi lagi "omgg nak pegi pegi pegi!" Termasuklah me..dari dulu nak pergi Hammam sebab heard and read a lot of great reviews about it and how your daki totally gone lepas pegi Hammam Spa. Finally dapat merasa..Had to save up some money for this because it's a bit expensive. Hiks!

Pada suatu hari yang cantik, Lina pun berhajat untuk mencantikkan diri, duit pun dah cukup..so I planned with my good friend Emma to have a day in at Hammam Spa, Publika. They have another branch which is at Bangsar Village, but tak sanggup nak redah jam Bangsar, we chose Publika as it was nearest to our home. 

When we sampai Publika, memang confuse habis lah. Knowing Publika, you must study the blocks baru boleh jumpa tempat yang nak dituju. Called Publika tanya which block sebab malas nak Google hehe. After 5 to 10 minutes pusing meronda..akhirnya jumpa jugak Hammam. Sampai sampai je, terjah couch yang lawa ni!


August 09, 2015

Salam and hi everyone! Alhamdulillah, time passes by so quickly, tup tup raya dah nak habis. Alhamdulillah tahun ni dapat balik kampung after 2 years sebab sister was dalam pantang etc. This year balik Kedah, my father's side. I really loved the suasana kampung, it's like a breath of fresh air and away from the hustle and bustle of KL.

Nak share ootd sikit boleh? This was the first time I wore jubah for Hari Raya, modern jubah. Ada satu je OOTD raya for this year..sebab 2nd day raya I went to London. Haaaa..that one upcoming posts yea! :)

Satin instant shawl: Icahfa
Modern Jubah : Custom-made, done by my tailor.
Bag : Prada
This year and for the first time, I chose red as my colour theme!

Cantik tak rumah atok saya dan bunga-bunga kat belakang tu?

hehe okay bye!

AviSpa, Avilion Resort @Port Dickson

May 13, 2015

Salam and hello everyone! When was the last I did a spa review? Now that's how LONG the last I went to a spa. Anyway, I have always wanted to post this review and finally found the time to do it. Now Im going to review the ever luxurious AviSpa at Avillion Resort in Port Dickson. Actually when I went here,  I didn't have my hijab on yet, so yang ada gambar free hair, BUT Im not going to post those pics of course, so therefore, no pics of me in this post..just snaps of the spa etc.

It was a day trip to PD on one weekend where my whole family and I felt like we just wanted to get out of the city and enjoy a short pantai daytrip. Of course the closest to KL is Port Dickson. We didn't plan to stay over at Avilion because we just wanted a day trip..so lepak-lepak at Avilion kononnya kami ni macam hotel guests but tak salah pun sebenarnya..boleh je. Plus I was planning to have a full day at their spa anyway :)

I made my appointment the day before, thank God it was available as I read reviews that AviSpa is very popular in Port Dickson. Body needed some serious major makeover!

Hani's Rainbow Party

May 10, 2015

Salam and hello everyone. Okay actually, this post was supposed to be up like months ago, MONTHS AGO, like June 2014. But last year was a difficult year for me, I didn't have the 'mood' to update my blog. Soooo, this is it!

Remember my friend, Farhana who was the first among my best girlfriends to get married? Last year, her cute daughter, Hani turned 1! Oh my, how time flies. Sure I feel I'm getting older now. Anyway, her 1st birthday party was by far the cutest theme party that I've ever been to. The theme was Kawaii and Rainbow, decorated by Wondermama Candy Buffet and also some parts by Farhana herself.
Check out these pictures below, perhaps it can give you some ideas on how to throw a rainbow-themed party for children.

Venue: Stuff Your Face @Bangsar Shopping Centre

TGV Cinemas introduces Family Friendly

May 05, 2015

 TGV Cinemas Introduces Dedicated Sessions for Families
Parents can now enjoy more movies with their children in a Family Friendly environment

 TGV Cinemas, one of Malaysia’s leading exhibitor and multiplex cinema operators, launched its first TGV Cinemas Family Friendly session - a new concept targeting at parents with toddlers, at TGV Cinemas 1 Utama last Saturday.

The exclusive TGV Cinemas Family Friendly sessions provides a conducive setting for parents and their children to engage with one another and be themselves throughout the entire movie without any inhibition. TGV Cinemas also ensured the sessions are carried out with lower audio volume and brighter hall lights for the comfort of toddlers as well as diaper changing table for parents’ convenience.

Outside the cinema hall, TGV Cinemas clearly outlined the Family Friendly session house rules to parents such as beware of crying babies and running toddlers, kids are allowed to ask questions and kids are allowed to move around within the hall.

My Top 9 Hijab Boutiques

May 03, 2015

Salam and hi everyone! It's been wayyyyyy too long since I stepped my foot here in this (sad) blog of mine. I've been very busy with work, personal matters etc, that I decided to give my blog a break. Sorry about that. Nonetheless, I think I'm back for good and cheers to many more fun blogposts to come. To those yang setia with my blog, alhamdulillah thank you so much for staying and to new comers, welcome to my life.

In this post, I would like to share my favourite places that I buy my hijabs from. Ever since I started wearing hijab, I've been having fun playing with different types of shawls, colours and style. Im blessed to be in this journey and thank you Allah, families and friends, for guiding me and protecting me always.

So let's see my top 9 picks!

  1. Rainbownista

Rainbownista is my favourite FAVOURITE online store to buy hijabs. They sell a variety types of shawl materials, such as cotton, silk, and glitter shawl at  an affordable price. They focus on colourful items, hence the name Rainbownista. Think fun rainbow colours! Besides selling shawls, Rainbownista's main hot selling items are kaftans and dresses. Nanti bila nak raya, or even now, they will restock more kaftans for you to choose from. Confirm rambang mata! Meh klik sini..

Happy New Year, a new journey.

January 04, 2015

Assalamualaikum...Alhamdulillah, let's all welcome the new year with full thankful and syukur for all the blessings and rezeki He has showered upon us all these years. Praise to God, we are still here today, welcoming 2015 with new hopes and resolutions. 

Some of you may have noticed, some may not, that I have started wearing the hijab since the first day of Hari Raya 2014. It's something that I've always wanted to do for so long but have not had the courage to do so, though I know it's wajib for a Muslim woman. Just a little story to share with all of you. Early 2014, I suddenly had this natural instinct or orang kata, terbuka hati, to wear hijab. After seeing many of friends who had berhijrah to be a better Muslimah, hati ni tergerak nak do the same thing. If they could do it, why couldn't I? Bukan copycat, if the changes are for the better, and make me a BETTER muslim, why not? See what I mean? 
So, I've been feeding myself with Islamic knowledge, getting to know the Quran more, improving my solat, and try to be closer to Him. I asked opinions from my families, friends and my love who has been advising me a lot about Islam with his 'dakwah' mode (hehe!), and they were happy and supportive with the decision that I wanted to make. I borrowed my mom's and sis's hijabs once in awhile to try it out in my room to see if it looked good on me. And my oh my.. never have I felt so comfortable and more 'berseri' in my life when I tried 'em on. From then on, I told myself, "this is it, I'm gonna do it". I started calling my friends to accompany me to get new clothes that would cover my aurah and a number of shawls as to start. On the first day of Hari Raya, I walked down the stairs with my hair covered in a beautiful piece of cloth, my hijab. From that day on, I knew my life would change but Im ready to embrace the challenges because I know at the end of the day, it's my decision, solely.

5 months later, so far so good. My family and friends have been supportive and giving me great advice. Thank you guys, you know who you are! May God bless you. I'm beyond blessed to have awesome families and friends by my side who always know the right words to say when I feel down and such. I'm not going to lie, but there are times where I have this evil dialogue in my head "Alaaa..such a pretty short skirt..sayangnya takleh pakai sebab dah pakai tudung..". I know I just have to ignore that evil whispers, and be patient because patience lead to happiness and satisfaction..insyaAllah. Families and friends, please remind me if I ever go out of my way. 

So that's it..just a little hijab story from me..nothing big or surprising. I'm glad I found this light and it's the best decision I've ever made in my life. Let's all remind each other, be nice to each other, and be a better Muslim because the world is getting older, and so are we. My Quran reading is not perfect, my solat is not perfect, none of us are perfect because we cannot run from mistakes. But what can be done is learning from the mistakes and taking baby steps to change for the better. Let's do this together and insyaAllah, we will feel a big difference in our lives. Happy New Year, and may 2015 bring you more happiness, challenges, laughters, and rezeki! :)

So what's my new year's resolutions?
  • Be more rajin to improve Islamic knowledge.
  • Less complaining on extra task/job given.
  • Be more thankful for all the challenges eventhough it ruins your whole day badly.
  • Find something good/bright side in EACH day.
  • Work harder to kahwin..(hehe gatai!)
  • Control my anger and words.
  • Be softer.. (haha boleh ke ni? Im so garang tau!)
What about you? What's your new year's resolutions? :)

Lina Azhari