Meeting Astrie, mother from Singapore
Living in Singapore, Astrie is mother to three children, one daughter and two sons.
Woman of taste and refinement with a loving heart, she recently founded the A-the Etiquette Consultancy. Her elegance and passion for good manners can be felt through her beautiful home and entire lifestyle.
Sharing her time between her family and her social consultancy project, she kindly agreed to reflect upon our questions and to present us her beautiful universe!
WHAT HAS THE LOCKDOWN TAUGHT YOU?
To truly enjoy living in the moment and to give thanks for the simple daily joys! I also see that people are a lot kinder in general which really warms my heart!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR?
My family and our health!
WHAT IS THE FAVORITE ACTIVITY/CRAFT YOU HAVE SHARED WITH YOUR CHILDREN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE LOCKDOWN?
As an etiquette consultant, sharing my passion for good manners with my kids is something that I truly enjoy. It is a full learning experience, I am teaching them not only to become polite, but also thoughtful and kind. I am so lucky to do what I love the most with my children!
Since the beginning of the lockdown, we have practiced the art of communication through letters or cards written to our loved ones. Even if they cannot be sent today or may take time to arrive, they are a way of staying united and expressing our compassion!
We have also practiced the art of dining with beautiful table settings and floral art through bouquet making. Adding beauty to our home, all this helps us to cope better with this difficult moment!
CAN YOU SHARE A FAVORITE RECIPE FROM YOUR COUNTRY?
My kids' favorite Indonesian dish is the Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice). They are so many fun ways to cook it!
Super easy, my children enjoy creating their very own Nasi Goreng. Even my youngest takes part. Myla loves hers with peas and lots of vegetables while Noah and Neal enjoy theirs with sausages.
Let me share my delicious and healthy Nasi Goreng recipe with you.
WHICH INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS INSPIRE YOU THE MOST AT THE MOMENT?
@eyeswoon : Account of Athena Calderone, author, interior designer, visual and culinary storyteller.
@aerin : Account of the style & image director of Estée Lauder and founder of Aerin, global luxury lifestyle brand.
@darcimiller : Account of the party expert and author of Celebrating Everything.
@option B : Community support and expert advice to overcome challenges!
I could name many more that inspire me everyday and encourage me to be and do better! That's why I love Instagram.
Would you like to add anything?
Yes I would like to finish with a quote which guides my life : “Treating people with kindness and consideration during difficult times is the essence of our humanity.” Astrie Sunindar-Ratner
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