Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Holidays & Vacation Notice!

**Happy Holidays**

Cocoa Chu Chu is currently on vacation. The shop will re-open in January 5th 2010. All orders made before December 27, 2010 have already been shipped.

Please feel free to contact me by email at info.cocoachuchu@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Enjoy your vacation and see you next year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Venetien Glass Museum in Hakone

Hello! I can't believe only 2 weeks left and the year 2010 will soon be over. It's a little bit sad, but I'm very much excited what next year will offer me. I can feel 2011 is going to be another great year! I even started making lists of my new year resolutions (I love doing that).

Shall I continue on my recent trip to Japan? (I hope it doesn't bore you!).

We headed to Venetien Glass Museum in Hakone on the next day. We walked there since it was really close to our hotel.

They also decorated trees and buildings with glasses.

This little guy greeted us on the exit. I felt like I was travelling to Italy just for a few seconds there!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Back to blogging!

Greetings from Thailand.

I strongly apologize for leaving my blog stranded for one month to be exact. I'm now in Bangkok, Thailand and missing Toronto so very badly.

I had so much fun in Japan (shopping, sightseeing and shopping). Atchan and I went to Hakone for onsen at the right timing. It was Fall season in Hakone, the weather was just right and the scenery was breathtaking. We stayed at a hotel called Hakone Ichinoyu. It was decorated traditionally mixed with modern Japanese style.

They welcomed us with some sweets.

I was too embarrassed to share the onsen with other people, so we decided to book a room with a private outdoor onsen.

These strange socks........

go with these flip-flops.

There are more photos I'd love to share on my blog. Please, please be patient with me while I'm adjusting to my new lifestyle (sounds weird, I know) in BKK :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I went shopping for souvenirs yesterday for my family and friends in Japan, look what I got. I found Bellagio's hot cocoa to be very addictive. They are rich, smooth and flavorful. I also love the packaging too.

I got Ghirardelli coffee for Atchan's family. I heard they love drinking coffee.

Lemon curd for myself. I love it on toasts. Yum!

I hope they will love my souvenirs :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Finally, my sister's apartment is done. I helped her unpack and setup the place just the way she likes, and here it is!

It looks pretty simple, but took so much effort. The curtains are handmade by my sister. I think she did a really good job!

We got tired from unpacking, so we made simple Thai green curry for dinner :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Going away

Hello. Sorry for the lack of updates for the past few days. I have been helping my sister with moving. It will be her own very first apartment. I'm very happy for the new changes in her life.

Also, I have very exciting news.

I'm leaving Canada in two weeks!! It is finalized that I will be travelling to Japan and then to Thailand.

My shop will be closed from November 15 - November 30. I will try to respond emails as much as I possibly could. Of course, I will keep my blog going. It would be so nice to share photos from Japan and Thailand here while I'm travelling :)

The shop will re-open in Thailand. I will have to stay in Thailand for a while, probably until my Japanese visa is done. Please be patient with me while I'm settling things.

I'm ready for new adventures.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Shop n' Promotions { Triplets and Time traveler }

Time traveler. How interesting it would be if you could travel to the good old past or see the unknown future.

Triplets, tiny skeleton keys. They will be your secret keeper.

Please visit my shop for more info.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Makeup is art { Halloween makeup }

Halloween is coming. Have you decided who or what you will be this year? I have some awesome makeup photos to share with you today. Hopefully, they will get you in the mood for Halloween :)

While searching for some makeup tips over a year ago, I accidentally found ManWomanFilm on youtube. Her works are always amazing and fun. I immediately subscribed to her channel. I think her makeup would be an inspiration for Halloween and maybe some parties too!

I love Leopard makeup!

This is stunning.

Zebra inspired makeup, awesome!

you can visit her channel here for how-to and her flickr.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Style Muse { Hasegawa Jun }

I miss seeing Hasegawa Jun (長谷川純) in Vivi. She's one of the reasons I read Vivi magazine. I love everything they throw on her. She can really pull this cool look. I'm not a person who can pull this cool look very well, but I love her style in Vivi. I think she is one of the prettiest/coolest models ever.

It would be so awesome to design some jewelry for her!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shop n' Promotions { Pegasus' wings }

I borrowed Pegasus' wings to make this lovely necklace. Check out my shop for more info.

Thank you Fern for being a tireless model :)

Pretty chocolate packagings

I like pretty packagings. It shows how much attention, details and effort the designers put into the product. It's also an extra something for customers, don't you think?

These are chocolate packagings, not only they are pretty, I'm sure they taste good too!

via Haute Design

photos by me

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fabulous finds { Clare Owen Illustration }

Super cute illustrations by Clare Owen. Visit her blog or etsy or flickr for more lovely illustrations.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lovely + Inspiring { Cozy Brewery Home in Berlin }

Have you ever imagined converting a vintage brewery into a cozy home? I'm falling hard for this home and their creativity. It sure took a lot of time for renovation, but it's all worth it!

I love the loft/industrial and the coziness of brick walls. You can read the full story here via The New York Times.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shop n' Promotions { Neptune and Prism }

Hi there lovelies. How was your weekend? Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, I guess many people will spend their holiday with their families :)

I'm having a very productive weekend so far, making new necklaces, taking photos and editing them have been so much fun. I thought of sharing them here before listing them on etsy.

I guess I will have to re-take Prism photo, changing to a darker background color would be better. Hope you all have a great Monday!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall colors

I love Fall season.

Lucky clover.

One cute pup.
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