Rowena’s Journey



Hello!  My name is Rowena.

I created Luxilitarian in April 2013.


This is the story of how I got here.


I was born in a beautiful shoemaking town, we are good, hardworking people even if we swear. A lot.


I studied mechanical engineering but I was immediately employed into marketing by Unilever.

They gave me a difficult time in the interview (it was a blind ad) and offered quite a high salary then.

I took the job and pretty much stayed in corporate marketing and consulting for the next 25 years…

with periodic lapses of entrepreneurship where I managed real estate, designed and manufactured dental chairs, consulted in cosmetic marketing, modelled (failed), waitressed (fired four times), read palms (for food), voice talented, blogged, designed graphics, singing tellegrammed, tourist guided.

When I finally quit, I started a blog about the marketing tactics I use to manipulate women into buying more cosmetics than they need.  It was a non commercial, critically acclaimed blogger’s blog.





I spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephews. This is Aweng, the youngest one. She is just perfect, not a brat. I don’t like bratty kids.

I dress up for halloween, here I am channeling Amy Winehouse

I play volleyball, but have had successive injuries, so I stopped. (That’s me on the right-lol)


I established Luxilitarian after a difficult chain of unfortunate events in my life, one of them a big flood in my hometown that took away everything I had but saved all my loved ones, so I am lucky.

Luxilitarian was created when I had nothing but a tiny spark left.  I have bootstrapped it to this point with a lot of help from friends.

And I hope you find the value in it to support what we are here for.  Because it comes from the heart.

Thank you and may you have graceful travels, always.




Meet Date and Noi of Racha Herb Garden


Their Family

A wonderful family, honest and hardworking.

Date is 69,  studies alternative medicine. He is a civil engineer and used to be a contractor.

His wife, Noi is 65, (tea works! Look at her skin, and perfect eyesight) likes gardening and cooking and tends to all the plants in the garden.

They have 3 kind children who they have raised well.

They have 2 funny helpers in the farm (I don’t know, they seem to find me funny everytime I pass.) They give me pellets to feed the fish when they see me sitting my lazy ass by the lake. lol

They have 2 cats, one is shy, one becomes overly demanding once you get her started.

The Racha Herb garden is their family home which they have been struggling to keep.



The place is perfect for those who want to organize a yoga/meditation retreat and they are open to making arrangements with a yoga teacher.


It is also perfect as a digital coworking community as internet is tops and lots of places to hang out and do as a community.


And of course as a personal retreat to writers, or those who are having an eat pray love moment. The place can be booked via AirBnb for short term/long term.


He has a line of teas both dried and ready to drink beverage with limited distribution in Chiang Mai. Each have healing properties – lowering blood sugar, improving the immune system, cancer fighting. I know that this can prosper with the right partners who can repackage and market this online or by classical trade distribution

I offer here photos, videos and description of the their home


Location is about 13 Minutes from Chiang mai International Airport,

20 minutes from Chiang Mai Old Town, accessible by Uber or they can also fetch you for a fee.



They have an herb garden and a vegetable farm


They have plenty of trees – guavas, coconuts, papaya, banana, bamboo, mangoes, more than I can name.

Noi, can teach you how to plant, cut cook their herbal teas .



It has a lake with bamboo tables and chairs and barbecue grills around


a mess hall, a villa, a bar, a gym, a big kitchen, a fun bike path and lots of bikes.

Of course that braggaworthy, “My Office” selfie by the lake.


It has 15 guest rooms that range from bamboo, lanai/container type, concrete that can accommodate 20.


I have taken a video of my bike ride around their garden. Sorry if bumpy, I was scared of falling and biking at the same time, lol.

The rooms are thoughtfully furnished, nice clean beds, fresh towels (arranged like a swan-lol), TV, A/C and Internet. En suite shower with warm water. I didn’t take a picture of my room as it is currently messy. But you can see them here on their airbnb site.

Fresh Food From Their farm

Because I lurv pork




+66 97 295 9979


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