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Luxury Haven Retiring From Blogging + Hello Kitty Giveaway!

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This may come as a surprise to you, but I have decided to leave the blogging scene after some serious consideration. As much as I love blogging, I guess 10 awesome years is good enough for me.

My blogging journey has been a wonderful one. Letting go isn’t easy, especially when I have been writing for a good decade. That being said, I will still continue my presence in Facebook where I interact most, and perhaps spend some time on Instagram too.

You guys have been most supportive, giving me the motivation to write and share my thoughts all these years, and I am so thankful for all your heart-warming comments here and in Facebook. I can't thank you enough for your tremendous support and positive feedback, especially those who have been with me since the start of Luxury Haven since 2009.

To show my appreciation, I’m ending Luxury Haven with a Hello Kitty Giveaway Open to All Worldwide, and there will be 10 Prizes + 1 Bonus Prize for 1 lucky Singapore resident. Some of the Hello Kitty prizes are from my own collection which I will be happily parting them with you, so please come and join the party!

Mmmm…… what will I be doing next? Well, I guess I will probably be picking up a new hobby, besides taking care of my new master – Koba.

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In case you haven’t heard, we have a new member in our family now although hubby and I are still not quite ready since the demise of our Princess Candy.

Please say “Hi!” to Koba (小林), short for Kobayashi. The three of us came up with a list of Japanese names for dogs, and decided on Koba after a unanimous vote. Koba is our third dog, and he is a Japanese Shiba Inu ( 柴犬 ) and is just 3 months old. He is not house trained yet, so I will be kept busy for a while.

Well, after this public announcement on my retirement, I will follow up with the news to all the wonderful PRs and generous sponsors whom I have worked with for so many years.

Luxury Haven Lifestyle Blog will still be around till the domain expires, after which I will probably be switching to private blog since I have more than 300 of my own recipes here. I will still be sharing my cooking adventures, as well as my thoughts on dining experiences, products and services, and giveaways in Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. So please do FOLLOW ME at the various social media platforms, and leave me a note there if we are not already connected:
Or, you can also add me as a friend in Facebook Shirley Tay. Thank you again for being such an amazing follower! Love you, guys! xoxo

For the Hello Kitty Giveaway, I will be using Rafflecopter to pick the winners so please Make sure you Complete All Steps to qualify for the draw! You can view all the Hello Kitty prizes by clicking on the arrow below the image.

Giveaway is Open to All Worldwide! Here’s How To Win:
  • Submit your entry via the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Giveaway will run from 10 - 28 July, 2019.
  • Bonus Prize is only for Singapore Residents since the Transit Link Card can only be used locally.
  • By participating in this Giveaway, you have agreed to submit your personal particulars for the purpose of this event.
  • Prizes are delivered via normal airmail. Luxury Haven will not be responsible in the event your prize is lost in transition.
  • No notification will be sent to winners, so please look out for the winning announcement here or in Facebook etc.
  • Winners will have 48 hrs to acknowledge his/her winning in the comment box, or another winner will be selected.
  • No further emails will be entertained once the winner has exceeded the 48 hrs as spelt out in the rules. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the announcement of the giveaway result.
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67 comments:

  1. Oh, I'll miss you and your blog, Shirley (but I know we can keep in touch via IG). I remember when you first posted on my blog, 8 or 9 years ago. Thanks for your support and friendship and enjoy retirement!!! xoxo

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    1. It’s amazing how we’ve come do far, isn’t it, Liz? I’m so glad we’re connected in FB & IG, & I wish you all the best in your blogging journey! xoxo

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  2. Sad to hear this. Best wishes to you!

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  3. So sorry to see you leaving us Shirley. But still happy to continue seeing and reading all your adventures on FB! Wishing you all the very best for your next future endeavours and lots of puppy cuddles from Koba too

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sonia! It’s nice that we’re both in FB too. Take care, sweetie! xoxo

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  4. Oh dear, Shirley! So sad but happy retirement to you!

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    1. Thanks for the years of support, PH! See you in FB! xoxo

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  5. I am really surprised! I didn't see that coming... anyway, all the best to you and stay in touch via FB ya! :D

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    1. Neither did I, Henry. Here’s wishing you the best of blogging too!

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  6. I'm so surprised to hear about this, Shirley. All the best for you and for the new chapter you are about to enter.

    https://sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  7. I do understand, everyone needs a break . Such a cute giveaway :-)

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  8. Koba is adorable. Congrats on your new puppy. I'm sorry to hear you are retiring from blogging but I hope we can stay in touch through your social media and emails. Thank you for always being so supportive.

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    1. Thank you too for being so supportive these years! Certainly a pleasure knowing you. xoxo

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  9. Sad to hear your retiring fron blogging, wishing you all the bests for you, dear!
    Koba is super cute!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. Here’s wishing you the best of everything, Silvia! xoxo

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  10. I love your blog post esp your travel and recipe post. I will miss your blog, good to know you will be active in FB and Instagram. Keep in touch.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet note, Subha! Stay in touch! xoxo

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  11. You are not alone, a lot of people are leaving the blogging space. It got super crowded and then IG impacted it as well. Kind of sad: first magazines were effected eliminating thousands of jobs, and now blogging. Sooooo one company is going to dominate everthing?? Hmmm. Ten years is a long time so give yourself a pat on the back. And good luck with your new hobby and your new puppy.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Yes, we should give ourselves a pat on the shoulder for coming so far. You take care too, Allie! xoxo

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  12. Wishing you a fruitful new journey ahead! though, I just came back to blogging, I've stopped for three years but I've always missed blogging. I hope everything goes well for you.

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    1. That’s cool, but I don’t think I’ll be back. Hahaha! Glad we’re connected in FB. xoxo

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  13. 10 years is a long time and I can understand why you want to move on. Wishing you and your family all the best Shirley! Enjoy your time with your new puppy!

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    1. The best of everything to you too, Rowena! xoxo

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  14. So sad... I wish you all the best, Shirley!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  15. I hope you will be more successful with your choice. I monitor your progress

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  16. Really sad to hear that. I will follow you at other platforms. I wish you all the best 😊

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    1. Thanks for the strings of lovely comments, Deria! Take care! xoxo

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  17. You have made the choice and I wish you the best. Congrats on the new member of your family. Koba is a cute dog.

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  18. Best wishes 2 u ����.

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  19. Always love your sharing and will be following your social media accounts^^

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    1. Thanks so much for being such a long-time supporter! xoxo

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  20. sad to hear... all the best for you.

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  21. It so sad to see you leaving blogger but I totally understand and get it. I took an 11 month break for it 20 months ago.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  22. Omg that's heartbreaking :( quite sad to see a blogger friend leaving :(

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  23. Koba is so cute.
    10 years it's along time ( I have my blog since 10 years too) Good luck with your new hobby xx

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  24. Good luck for everyone taking part :) :**Regards!

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  25. That is quite a big decision. I look forward to connecting with you on other platforms.

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    1. Thanks, Monica! Will catch you there too! xoxo

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  26. All the best to you , I will always follow you

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    1. Thanks, Jass! Great knowing you in FB! xoxo

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  27. Oh, it's not nice news! Good luck for future! :)

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  28. Oh very nice giveaway. It´s a little sad for me to read that despite all the years you are not going continue blogging.

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    1. I wish you all the best too, Sakurano! xoxo

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  29. Oh, really? I hope this is a temporary solution and you come back)
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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    1. I hope so too, but not likely to come back at this moment. I wish you the best! xoxo

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  30. Oh no!! This is both a shock and surprise to hear your retirement plans. My blog is also 10 years but I always took my own sweet time to update my posts so that I don't feel pressured with any obligation. I told myself that I will never retire.

    Many youngsters often pointed out that blogs and Facebook are old fashioned now but I am least bothered. I have too many silent readers from as far as Russia and nearby Singapore too. I received many emails over the years to seek help and advice about the unseen dimensions.

    I had a good laugh that your dog is named Koba. That's a cute and very unique name. My US room mate is Keitaro Kobayashi and lives in Tokyo now. He often bragged that Kobayashi is a prominent lineage of the powerful Samurai family. Oh well, in Japan they take pride in having samurai lineage or being "pure Japanese" status which is unknown to outsiders.

    All the best to you Shirley! Thank you for sharing so much good and useful information with your readers. You will always be remembered as an Amazing Lady to me.

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    1. It's really a pleasure knowing you in bloggersphere, Tan. I'm taking it slow too, & doing only 2 posts a week actually. Blogging has been a great journey; gotta admit especially with awesome followers writing to us, giving us encouraging words or even seeking advice etc.

      So cool to learn about your friend Kobayashi! Guess we gave our pet the right name; he seems like a fighter! Hahaha!

      Thank you too, for your strings of lovely comments! All the best to you! xoxo

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  31. Estupendo post ! Espero tu opinión en mi último post! Feliz noche! 🌻🌻🌻

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  32. Thank you so so much for choosing me as the first prize winner in your #HelloKitty #Giveaway! And Yay! it is the Valentina Hello Kitty Doll. 🎀🌸💖

    Yes! This is my 3rd winning giveaway from you #LuxuryHaven!
    - the 1st was the #ChineseNewYear Hong Bao giveaway.
    - the 2nd was the #FengShui Hochste Timepiece giveaway.
    - and the 3rd is this Luxury Haven Retiring from Blogging + Hello Kitty Giveaway!

    As what I have commented, there is no goodbye, I will go whenever, wherever you will keep on posting in all your social media accounts as it will always be a good read. From the bottom of my heart thank you and thank you for sharing your blessings!


    Terima kasih
    #tyvm! 💖🌸🌷

    _olive 🇵🇭

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    1. Thank you too, for being such an awesome follower! Congrats again, Olive! Keep your likes & sharing going in FB! xoxo

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  33. Sad to hear that but all the best whatever you do.

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