At the Vogue Festival 2014 with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell & Pixie Geldof

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Oh the joys of being in London. A few days ago the Queen happened to drive past me outside my office and today I got to see Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Thoroughly enjoying my time here in London.

Raw Cacao Truffles

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I’m obsessed with making these raw cacao truffles. Now that I’ve started work, I always find myself craving something sweet after lunch. This often leads me to eating an entire chocolate bar a day (if you’ve ever had Whittaker’s coconut block you’ll understand). This is a problem because I sit all day long and can definitely see that I’ve put on some weight. That’s why these raw cacao truffles are the best things I’ve discovered in a while. They’re packed with antioxidants, are sugar free (the dates make it sweet) and contains essential fats.

Cacao Truffles


  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (I bought mine at Great in Pacific Place)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (also from Great)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (this and everything else on the list I ordered from
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

What to do:

  • soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes to soften
  • soak the chia seeds in about 1/8 cup of water for 10 minutes
  • put everything in a food processor (if you don’t have one like me, my Vitamix blender seems to work fine)
  • blend all the ingredients until smooth
  • roll the mixture into bite sized balls
  • roll balls into desiccated coconut
  • place them in the refrigerator and let it sit for a while

the mixture:

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add in the dates:raw cacao truffles 2

which gives you this gloop:
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then roll into balls:photo 5

Mmm…seriously tastes just like chocolate

First Post of 2014

Getting posting underway!

Getting posting underway!


Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous 2014 !!!!!!

Char Bar wearing a red turtle neck and a sweater she bought from ABNS, and Jing in her beloved black faux fur Vince jacket.

Not as cold as previous days, but still chilly to the bone when not covered properly!

Personalized Rings: JJMSCH


The six of us have been chatting under the whatsapp group name JJMSCH forever so I figured it was time to take it to the next level and put a ring on it. I found a seller who made personalized rings on Etsy and voila 5 Christmas presents done.

Photo taken by Char in Myanmar

YOUAREXYZ x Foodlink Foundation

XYZ Foodlink Foundation for Charity

XYZ Foodlink Foundation for Charity

YouareXYZ x Foodlink Foundation

Come Spin for a Cause!

XYZ is calling all riders to do good to yourselves and others by joining our Ride for Food mission on Oct 25 & 26 in support of Foodlink Foundation.  Led by XYZ instructors Bridge, Sandy and Rachel, this dynamic trio promises to take you on a ride like you’ve never experienced before with special UV effects to make you glow inside and out.

Foodlink Foundation is a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in Hong Kong, with a mission to mitigate hunger, build self-sufficiency, and foster nutritional wellness through the collection of surplus foods, and donations to the needy.
XYZ will donate all class fees from the two sessions in support of Foodlink.For more information about Foodlink, kindly visit
To reserve your seat, please click here to purchase a Ride for Food class.
Mission Brief: Ride For Food
Available Times: Fri Oct 25, 7:00 PM (maximum 50 riders) & Sat Oct 26,12:00 PM (maximum 50 riders)
Cost: HK$500 per ride
Location: The Cave, 2/F, New World Tower II, 18 Queen’s Road Central