Blog: About Nipa


I grew up in Hong Kong when it was a British colony.  It was a city of opulence,  rich culture, and deep traditions.  Somewhere between its designer boutiques and cheap open-air markets, I fell in love with fashion.

East To West (And Back East Again)

In college at U.C. Berkeley, I learned about minimalist and sustainable clothing.  One of my fellow students wore the bare necessities, which was a bandana tied around his waist.  I loved fashion and my modesty too much to join that cause!  

Instead, I focused on my B.A. in Economics, and then moved to New York, for my A.A.S. in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  In New York, I found my dream job as a product manager picking trends, catering to clients, directing the design team, and maximizing profit margins.  

Fashion To Farm

After I moved to Toronto for another job,  life took a turn.  In one year, I got engaged, moved back to the U.S., planned a multi-cultural wedding,  got pregnant, adopted a dog, and renovated our house.  Since then, my husband and I have had three kids, bought and renovated a hobby farm, and built his business.  While he’s at the office, I’m home picking fruit, catering to a gluten-free family, directing kids’ activities, and maximizing our happiness. 

Organic Meets Opulent

I put fashion on the back burner (to make room for tomato sauce, of course) for too long.  Now, from my house in the country, surrounded by all things organic, I’m finding beautiful, opulent style again.  Sometimes I travel, but mostly I let my fingertips do the (online) shopping. 

How I Help You

I shop every day, so you don’t have to.  Find my latest discoveries on Pinterest

I have a fashion background, but understand a busy mom’s life.  You can see my outfits on Instagram

I translate fashion trends, share shopping tips, and give style advice on this blog.

If you are looking for effortless but curated style, simplicity with a sprinkle of dazzling, then join me.  Grab a mocha,  take a seat and stay a while.