What a crazy and hectic trip! There was so much to do, so much to see, so many places to be. I did manage to pick up metres upon metres of gorgeous silks from Malaysia, to use on my senior collection. Fabric shopping is a dream there, so affordable and such variety compared to the Chicago fabric stores. How pretty are the fabric colours?

And then off to Singapore to spend time with my grandmother in the family condo. Some of the more notable meals I had were chicken rice, roti prata with dhal… yum. How I miss the food from my part of the world!

And then back to Chicago, via Bangkok and London. I left with a heavy heart, it’s funny how leaving never gets easier. I’m just grateful to have been able to spend my winter break seeing and doing so much. I did have a wonderful breakfast of baked beans, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage at Giraffe in Terminal 1 at Heathrow, though, with a waitress who kept calling me “my love”. Charming! After approximately 23 collective hours spent in a plane, you can imagine how relieved I was to be landing at my final destination. Two nights later, I was on yet another flight to DC to visit my sister and my beautiful niece, but that’s another post for another day!

It also helped to be coming home to some very nice things, a new bag (!!) and a sweet postcard from my lovely friend Meg, who spent her winter break in Bali, Singapore, and Malaysia. You must check out her blog and read all about her travels.