I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.


photography SHINI PARK assistance MR TRIPOD location CONRAD MALDIVES



There is a special place in my mind, a cove, a nook, what have you – located in the general thereabouts of naughty-thoughtsburg and childish-schemesville. A little room that’s lined with premium faux-fur (‘stroke the furry wall, Albus’), and a make-it-yourself-burrito/burger/sundae/pho buffet in each of the four corners. And Henry Cavil as butler, in Olympic swimtrunks with ‘FAB’ written across the buttocks. We are not talking about the Maldives just yet, this space that I describe, is my ‘Happy Place’.

bracelet X JEWELLERY swimsuit ONIA. sunglasses DIOR



Swimsuit – ASOS.


Shirt & Bandeau – ASOS. Beach Pareo – Tallulah & Hope.


straw hat H&M (SIMILAR) leather dress ASOS




Ever since November 2015 however, my Happy Place has had a refurbishment. Now it is the exact replica of Conrad Maldives: white beaches with glassy water frothing at the hem, azure horizon that meets a cotton candy sky canvas, and all the amenities in a water villa. This is where I go in my mind, when my dude is particularly bewitched at the notion of explaining the supply and demand chain in the heaviest economist-lingo he can muster. I mentally snorkel out to the reefs and lather a wave underwater to a family of clown-fish while grunting the occasional Mmn, and ooh really‘s as he proceeds to pull out a complex-looking spreadsheet. Happy Place, Happy Place…


Conrad Maldives
Rangali Island, Rangali 20077, Maldives
+960 668-0629

Park & Cube was a guest of Conrad Maldives, all views and opinion my own, as per usual.

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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Always on point . . . Picturesque parfait! Simply amazing everytime! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  2. Beautiful.

  3. SUch a beautiful place and great pictures!

    Don’t miss today on the blog my beauty post with the last face care product I have checked !! ;)
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  4. pia

    this is simply incredible! the beaches are so beautiful”
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

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  6. Your posts are my favorite thing! They’re so different from any other. x


  7. Natali

    Oh wow!! This is a true paradise!! Beautiful photo diary!


  8. you’re so talented!


  9. Stunning imagery Shini! And Henry Cavill as a butler.. yes please ;)

  10. I love everything about this, Shini! I love that you took a leather dress into the ocean and set up your tripod above water haha. The Conrad Maldives DEF seems like a replica of my happy place xx

  11. Sun shining down on you, dips into cool clear blue water, Summer breeze in your hair (In this happy place there is no such thing as humid hair..) that sounds like the perfect refurbishment for a happy place. Although there’s no harm keeping some of the original elements too ;)

    I’ve been longing to go to the Maldives, I think I just need to book that room!


  12. Amazing photos!

  13. Oh wow!! Very beautiful, I want to go!!!

  14. can’t believe you took these with your tripod!

  15. Nice pictures! It’s beautiful!


  16. P A R A D I S E ! Can I share your happy place?! These photos are amazing. We all need a happy place where we can drift off to when we get bored, stressed, scared, lonely, or uncertain. My happy place usually includes palm trees, warm sunshine, fresh breeze, crystal waters, and a glass of wine or a fun cocktail with an umbrella. Thanks so much for sharing.

    XOXO, Amy @ Jeans and a Tea

  17. I was so captivated by the photos I missed the text and panicked thinking you didn’t write anything hahah. You must know by now how much I love your writing. ^^

  18. Such gorgeous shots x

    Jessica — WS Community

  19. Eccentric babe ^__^

  20. Maldives is so beautiful! Love all of your pictures and your fresh perspective on a place that so many people have been going to lately.

    Characters & Carry-ons

  21. Beautiful photos! Looks like the perfect place to relax <3 you sure do deserve it. xoxo

  22. Beautiful post, I love the way you write. I totally get why this is your other happy place! So inspiring to read what effects travel can have! I just launched my design and travel blog today, super excited, and I aspire to write as great posts as you Shini! I’d love it if you swung by http://dailydalili.com
    My trip to Copenhagen, the best places in Stockholm and soon Tel Aviv are among the travel tips you’ll be able to read about in the near future. Hoping I’ve peaked your interest.
    All my best

  23. Looks so amazing!

    xx Michelle

  24. Gorgeous! I’m dying to go to the Maldives this year. Love these photos!

  25. You’ve made such a cool look! Love the blue skirt

  26. Hey Shini,

    Wow, what an amazing place, I like this. Thanks for sharing such stunning post on happy place. I haven’t visited Maldives but reading your post, I have learned a bit about that happy place. The pics which you have added here are awesome and looking so beautiful. I haven’t seen before such wonderful place.

    You have definitely right that this place is for fun and happy. Looking this amazing images I can say that it’s a really one of the best place. The beach is looking more beautiful and you’ re lucky to visit happy place. I’ll try to visit this place, if it could be possible? Swimming in glassy water is looking awesome pics.

    You are looking so beautiful on a dress, captured under tree. You are looking so cute too.

    Thanks for sharing.
    – Ravi.

  27. Dreamy photos


  28. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Please pack me in your suitcase next time you go somewhere like this.


  29. how amazing these shots are !!! You absolutely had fun there! or too busy!!! amazing amazing.


  30. Beautiful photos


  31. so beautiful

  32. Beautiful.

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  35. Such a very beautiful place and pictures that you share with us. Thanks for this informative blog.

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