Good Life Gurus: Mika Wassenaar, pyjama designer and founder of Siamese Dreams

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Bangkok is a city brimming with talented personalities and charming characters who have pushed their way through to really make their mark. There’s no doubt that they’re truly living their best life, and doing it in great style. In our Good Life Gurus series, we explore and ask the city’s millennial tastemakers and cultural arbiters to reveal what the good life means to them, and give us a little insight into how they live it.

Amongst our wishlist of dream jobs, “luxury pyjama designer” ranks pretty high.

Such is not the dream but the beautiful reality for Japanese-Dutch Mika Wassenaar, who grew up in Montreal before moving to Bangkok, Shanghai, London, and finally Phuket to set up her business.

Mika Wassenaar wearing her own design

Inspired by these travels and more, the wife of renowned artist Goldie is the mastermind behind Siamese Dreams, a local brand that spotlights local craftsmanship and a spirit of social responsibility.

It is with conscious curiosity, everyday luxury, and a ritual of selfcare in mind that the pyjama brand came into being a few years ago. Made from 100% cotton, Mika has worked exclusively with female artists to create the hand-painted designs the brand is so loved for. Made proudly in Thailand with socially responsible suppliers, a percentage of profits are also donated to charities to support education systems in the local community. She’s made a bit a name for herself in insider circles, with various local influencers, trendsetters, and even Thai supermodels sporting her brand.

Here, we chat to Mika a little about the philosophy behind her business, her own definition of self-care and relaxation, and her favourite good life spots across her home island of Phuket. We conducted this interview all while wearing pyjamas, because of course.

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