Siem Reap, Cambodia

My week long sojourn in Southeast Asia began with 4 exceptional days in Siem Reap, Cambodia. After a quick introduction to the tuk tuk, the preferred method of transport, our explorations of this amazing UNESCO World Heritage site began: waking up at 5am to watch the sun rise over the magnificent Khmer temple of Angkor Wat, climbing up Angkor Thom and other temple ruins dating as far back as the 9th century, marveling at intricate Hindu wall carvings still so much in tact, laying poolside at the stunning Le Méridien, watching Apsara dancers tell mythical stories through their graceful dance, visiting local artisans, and savoring copious amounts of exotic fruits in tropical heat. Cambodia was absolutely sublime and utterly unforgettable.

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Pom Pom Factory

You can’t go wrong with a company called the Pom Pom Factory. Karen Hsu’s ‘factory’ churns out beautiful pom poms, made from 100% bio-degradable and recycled tissue paper. Whether it be for weddings, store windows, editorials or parties, the Pom Pom factory is available for in-person installations . . . or you can always purchase them flat with instructions on how to do it yourself.

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Disco Fever

You know it was a proper celebration when you wake up in the morning to find disco balls on the floor . . . melted and partied out. Cheers to a festive 2012 sendoff tomorrow night!

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