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John 1:1

In the beginning

was the Word of God,

and the Word

was with God

and the Word

was God


as september rolls around..

Hanarupark 107 a view from my window..

and people finally say goodbye to summer >.< autumn in Seoul is one of the best seasons.. the weather fights between warm to cold, just perfect ^^ and going back to Seoul in 6 days where autumn season is about to start makes this trip back home even more exciting..!!! autumn is my fave season of the year or that part of it which runs from the beginning of september to november.. i put it like that coz we can never agree when autumn begins and ends..

and today we got tons of limited design to grab from..!! our “autumn song” designs are so adorable, new pastel colors to choose from and look who’s back this fall??? the kitty hanbok, the autumn owl and rilakkuma michy (will upload on my first day in seoul, wait up all) pre order yours now and we will send em on september 22nd ok ^^

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Autumn Charlotte Bracelet inspired by my Seoul trip..

today as i sip my coffee and read all of your comments on our instagram hashtag #hanaruparkinkorea a huge smile anticipating all your sweet and thoughtful comments.. i feel so blessed ^^ stay true all coz good people are not easy to come by and you’re such a gem..!!! sometimes we need special holidays to remind us to pause and give thanks to our friends and family but what about the people you engage with online? the people that support your work.. it doesn’t always require a lot of planning to say “thank you” in meaningful way, sometimes the opportunity just presents itself.. THANKS TO MY FOLLOWERS..!!! love you to the moon and back and back again ^_______^

it tugs at my heart.. when you enjoy what you do, it no longer becomes work.. The Word of God helps me to stay grounded in His promises.. The Lord has been so merciful to show me that life apart from Him is nothing and what i really want is to bring Him Glory through my work ^^

well, i should start packing for seoul, my 3 fave words :p can’t wait to finish all the meetings on my first day then grab my coffee around samcheongdong..

popular pick 👑

meet one of the most popular picks on hanarupark.com since we launched this initial bracelet 2 weeks ago from seoul 🍡🇰🇷

a classic chain gets a lovely update with the addition of colorful pastel cord skillfully woven through each link for a brazen braided look, this initial bracelet is definitely a fun way to add personality to your daily look..

Hanarupark 109 pic by Ken Lee from www.seoulstateofmind.com

all you gotta do is choose the initial that means the most to you, from A to Z.. choose your own or give a personal gift to someone you love.. each charm is beautifully stamped with script letters creating an elegant and classic look 🆑

chain link bracelets with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there but you can make em more personal by adding your initial charms.. it’s one of the kind..

Hanarupark 110 our initial bracelet colour so match with the patbingsoo and dango from Dango Jip, Seoul ^^

it was a fun photoshoot at Dango Jip, Seoul that day coz our bracelet blended so well with everything on the table ^_____^ go get yours today and start pairing em with your accessories 👑

cafe hopping in seoul 🇰🇷

sure lattes and cappuccinos are everybody fave but Korea added some extra fun to cafes with some really unique themes. just in Hongdae, alone, there were countless cafes >.<  i tried to visit as many as i could but every time i walked around, more cafes just kept popping up!

whether you’re a big fan of Rilakkuma or just adore the cutest cake on your plate, then Seoul is the place to go :p

i was told that there’s a lot of cute cafes around Hongdae but let me tell you something, there’s cafes EVERYWHERE!!!

Hanarupark 111 drools at Chocolat Yum, Hongdae, Seoul

it’s my first time doin this cafe hopping + another photoshoot with Ken Lee ^^ it takes a lot of walking, subway and taxi in between.. from alley to alley and not to mention the rain but i learned my lesson, so no more 😝✌️

Let’s hop hop hop..!!!

Capi Capi Loom Loom (Rilakkuma Cafe) located in Sungshin Women University Station line 4 exit 1, turn right after u see KB bank and walk straight until you see a cross junction then turn left, walk for a minute, the cafe is on the right side.. They also sell lots of Rilakkuma goodies in their small shop..

Hanarupark 112 Capi Capi Loom Loom that’s how they say Rilakkuma in Korea :p

Dango is a Japanese dumpling and sweet made from mochiko (rice flour) ^^ Many of you asked where is this Dango Jip? Hongdae? Here’s how to get there: go to Sangsu Subway Station line 6 exit 2 then walk about 2 blocks until you reach a one way street, turn right, Dango Jip will be on your left ^^ Homey menu and cozy place for sure..

Hanarupark 113 officially sugar high at Dango Jip ^^

Chocolat Yum located in Hongdae, pretty much right before Hongdae Park.. i have a conclusion that Koreans are crazy over coffee and cookies.. other than kimchi, their second love is coffee :p

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Hanarupark 114 cute cookies all over this place called Chocolat Yum in Hongdae..

i passed by this street couple of times but finally got a chance to visit this Cath Cafe last week for another photoshoot.. it’s better late than never.. located across Jeongdok Public Library in Samcheongdong, a must go for all Cath Kidston lover.. order, sit and enjoy the new Cath Kidston collection here..

Hanarupark 115 fresh watermelon juice at Cath’s Cafe, just perfect for summer in seoul..

looking over my trip to Seoul last week, that lunch over kimbab in the park, this cafe hopping and i will never forget that yummy chicken at samcheongdong, i can say that Seoul is treating me well and that’s why a part of me will always stay in seoul ^^ thanks Dad for this trip back home..

autumn song is coming 🍂🍁🍂

hello from seoul ^.^ just finished our first photoshoot and so excited to share the story..

i am always the first client every time we’re about to launch the new designs.. i will wear the bracelet and feel em on my wrist, if it’s comfy then it will be out on the web real soon ^^ and as a client, i always wanna do new stories with my accessories..

nowadays women make their own style, they know how to mix jewels up or wear one statement piece alone..

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autumn may seem far away, but designers are already showing their fall collections..

and today we finally launch our “Autumn Song” on the web..!!! start planning your wardrobe with our fall accessories and, good news, the soft shades you loved from spring 2014 such as mint greens, pastel pinks, baby blues fit right in for fall ^______^

head to our store now and get ready to collect the new melodies ^^

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a new song for you 🍁

hi all, our store is closed until next tuesday where we will launch the new designs live from seoul ^^ exactly one year since my first trip to seoul.. remember those live shopping back in 2013? ꒰ ꒡⌓꒡꒱ thank you so much for following my trip back home since last year.. to all new followers, simply check out our hashtag on instagram #hanaruparkinkorea to keep you update ok..

today me and my twin sis just had our meeting over coffee ^.^ we discuss about my cafe hopping list, what to buy and where to shoot our new designs in seoul and i’ll be doing another photoshoot and cafe hopping with Ken Lee from www.seoulstateofmind.com ^^

sure latte and cappuccino are on my list but Korea added some extra fun to the cafe with some really cute theme and you will surprise for where i am about to go on my cafe hopping next week ꒰ •ॢ  ̫ -ॢ๑꒱ forget about hello kitty cafe and cotton candy latte for a while coz i already got a long list of the new places..

it’s been one hectic week before off to seoul this week, so much to prepare for the new designs and we thank God for all the creativity and strength (looking at those schedule on my trip :p) true that to be creative you gotta be closer to The Creator.. He has given me a new song to sing. . .

see you all next week ꒰⁎ ✪̼ ◡ ✪̼` ⁎꒱﹡

Hanarupark 118 Molly’s Pop in Hong Dae taken by Ken Lee from www.seoulstateofmind.com

counting days. . .

so, iam heading to seoul again next week ✈️🇰🇷 my schedule for this trip is a little bit crazy but i can’t wait to share a really fun time behind all those meetings and photoshoot 📷  📚  📖  though summer is the rainy season in seoul, the hot months of summer last from June to early September and Mid-July through mid-August is the hottest period >.< ok i’ll just bring my flipflop and lots of comfy tee..

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it’s been one hectic week with my twinzie, tons of order need to be send this week to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei and we just launched another dominique on the web (again..!!!) so many things to catch up and thank God for giving us the creativity to keep on creating new designs and not to mention for the best health and strength to finish em all right on time and now we can chill a bit at home with our coldrip..!!!

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last but not least i’ve been pushing myself to learn korean more and more lately due to some meetings that been waiting in line for me in seoul, aigoooooo.. but what makes me excited is that i will hunt for more coffee shops and cute cakes for you..!!! don’t forget to follow our hashtag on instagram 💁💭 📋  #hanaruparkinkorea to keep you update 🙋 🌸  we’re in this journey together..!!!

dazzling dominique ෆ

hi ^.^

i would like to thank you all for the 20K followers on our instagram and congratulation once again to the 3 winners..!!! enjoy the gift, dear..

hanaru park is all about what we love, our passion and creativity.. we tell our story with our designs, pastel colors, flowers, coffee and cake.. our brand is about building loyal followers who love what we do and believe in us.. it is simply just us, what we love, and all the beautiful things that God has done in our life..

and with our designs we hope that people will notice not just me, but my Lord.. when the work of my hands makes people smile, that’s where my heart is.. using the talent that He gives me through hanarupark to bring smiles to people’s faces, God smiles too ^__^ true that each person is given something to do that shows who God is..

whether you work at home or in the marketplace, your work matters to God.. whether you log on or lace up for the day, you imitate God.. your career consumes half of your lifetime.. shouldn’t it broadcast God?

God honors your work, so honor God in your work.. when you do what you do to the best of your abilities, you put a smile on God’s face.. what could be better than that?

And today we launch more dominique on the web (yaaaaaaay..!!!). It’s been one hectic week since we decided to restock dominique design on the web.. the design first launched on spring and it became everybody’ fave until today.. if you love bracelet and adore bag charms, then dominique is for you ^^. They came in many colors, from black to pink, peach and mint, you name it.. what makes them special is we pick the perfect charms that  tells a story behind it, from chit chat over coffee to a trip to paris.. it’s always fun to design more and more dominique and share our story in it ^^

Hanarupark 121 the must have mix blue dominique bracelet ^^

Head to our store and start collecting before they are gone forever.. all orders will be fulfilled on August 6th (because of holiday the shipping company will be back on business on that date and yes it’s gonna be a long holiday)

as you read this blog, i’ll be on my way to Bali (agaiiiiiin..) please check my instagram from time to time for more updates and enjoy the dominique dose ^__________^

Hanarupark 122 this pink dominique sold out within seconds on the web last week..

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My heart is full of joy as i sit here with my coffee..

During the process of making our look book, i was so blessed to be surrounded by the help of you, hanarupark lovely bloggers, fans, and customers…  I know you all through your instagram..

I can’t thank you enough for all your help, all your email that send me your lovely pictures of our bracelets and bag charms.. this blog post is dedicated to you all..

First of all I want to thank this cute blogger that i met on instagram, Cynthia who studied at Busan, thanks for your lovely shot with the coffee ^^

Hanarupark 129 Cynthia Saputra of http://lapetitecoeur.blogspot.com wearing Helena and Initial Bracelet.

and i wanna say special thanks to Anaz for the team up all this time and staying by our side liking the design… Those oh-so-black Anaz bracelet that we launched on our lookbook launching day is gone within seconds >.<

Hanarupark 130 Anastasia Siantar of http://brownplatform.com wearing Anas Bracelet

I would like to say thank you to April and Summer, the daughters of Kay and Jo Widira from the Moreno Photography ^^ though i never meet you girls in person but I always adore your lovely shots and your mom’ instagram. This candid shot of our Michy bracelet from the Summer Story is fabulous ^^

Hanarupark 131 April and SUmmer of blog.moreno-photography.com is wearing Michy Bracelet

Next up is our lovely customer Aida Setiawan. I want to thank Aida for all the cute stuff that we sometimes use for the props that you send me and thanks for the lovely pics that u shot for our lookbook ^^

Hanarupark 132 Aida Setiawan is wearing our Sweet Series

My thanks also goes to Pupu Paula. Thank you for your help, encouragement, and support… It really made my day.. You gave me so much that i have nothing left to say but “Thank You!” ^^

Hanarupark 133 Pupu Paula of http://hellopupu.com is wearing Naomi and Dominique Bracelet

The next photos have a funny story of how I get to talk and know Fen from Axioo ^^

One of her friends, Christina ordered some bracelets and i ask her to give some of my designs to Fen and she really like it and it really made me jump for joy when she post our bracelets on her instagram thanks so much Fen for bringing our armcandies travel around the world..! That photo of Kaoru bracelet with a desert background of Dubai is exquisite.

Hanarupark 134 Fen of http://axioo.com is wearing Aoki, Charlotte, Miranda and Kaoru Bracelet

Met the lovely Elle Yamada of GOWIGASA.com again through instagram and end up by sending them two bestsellers of hanarupark, Autumn and Charlotte Bracelet… Thank you for letting us use this shot.

Hanarupark 135 Elle of http://ellejess.com is wearing Autumn and Charlotte Bracelet

Last but not least thanks Etha Mohede for the support and lovely shot. Ended up using this shot for our lookbook… thanks for loving our designs..

Hanarupark 136 Etha Mohede is wearing Cruise and Nicole Bracelet,

hanarupark is here and has become what it is today because you guys supported us continually. The love is felt all the way across any digital and real distance between you and I.

Not all of these shot made it to our lookbook but it all left an impression on me how loved hanarupark is and this is why I keep doing what I am doing. It’s in the little things that matters.

Thank you.

20K giveaway

it is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together and thanks Jesus for makin em fall into places in His perfect timing.. we will shine for You ^^

it’s been a wonderful journey with you all on instagram ^^ and now that we reached 19K followers (yaaaaay..!!!) after all those trips to seoul, meetings, shopping, half chillin half workin and tryin my best to keep you update about what’s new in seoul through this blog, today me and my twin sis decide to throw another giveaway once we reached 20K followers on instagram..

there will be no criteria to this giveaway, simply follow us on instagram and twitter and we will announce 3 winners on instagram once we reached that 20K ok..

what’s for the giveaway? wait til they arrived then you’ll know it ^_____^

the giveaway will run from today..!!!

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my kinda summer ෆ

hi all…

back in town with my overweight luggage (as always) and just launch the new designs on the web, let me sip a cup of cappuccino before madness >.<

can’t even begin to tell you how awesome this summer trip to seoul..!!! not to mention the first meeting on my first day right after the korean air landed at incheon airport.. i do really need to improve my korean so the next meeting would be better and easier :p

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then photoshoot on the second day at Banana Tree with Ken Lee it was fun as always and thank God we met the branch manager of Banana Tree that day and she gave us extra cotton candy and even change the flower pot into pink..!!!

Hanarupark 139 here’s our new design for Anaz that we shot in Banana Tree ^^ it’s a beautiful combination of black, white and red..

the photoshoot continued to Dodang Park, Bucheon established in 1998, the million rose blossom garden is the nation’s largest rose garden with its 200,000 rose bushes and early summer in June, the Mt. Dodang rose garden is filled with sweet fragrance of roses ^^ just right on time but too many distractions for me :p

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thanks Ken for being a great photographer + excellent tour guide that day.. i will never forget that 17 stops accompanied by a large iced americano to keep you awake, fightiiiing..!!!

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third day was our LOOKBOOK launching and i was running errands due to another meeting and this and that and another this another that.. thanks all for your never ending support all this time and can’t thank you enough for following my trip through instagram since last year..

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finally i can relax a bit on the fourth day and off to Samcheongdong and Garosugil for a stroll ^^ bought some cute tee for my twin sis and order one glass of iced chocolate at Godiva.. time to catch a breath and munching on my fave mochi.. it was rainy that day, oh dear Seoul, your weather may be moody but i still love you to pieces ෆ

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my last day in seoul was unbelievable tight schedule coz i had my last meeting with Hanna before off to the airport and thank God i still had a chance to order my last persimmon bingsoo on my last day, yaaaay..!!! it was a marvelous journey and i am thanking God for guiding each step and each decision that i make during this trip.. dear Jesus, you never fail to amaze me ^.^

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