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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Knits

Loads of egg related stuff like cozies, scarfs, hats and even fake eggs. Amigurumi (soft toys), outfits for babies, even baskets. For the more mature folks, there are these lovely lace cross bookmarks.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hermes Spring/Summer Fashion 2014

Hermes is inspired by the tropical rainforests this year. The colours and the comfortable style of clothing to match. Bringing fashion closer to the Singaporean context.

We see botanical prints but in darker yet truer tones of blacks, greens and touches of cream & yellow. This same palette is also found in womenswear and menswear this Spring.

Then we move onto the brighter tropical colours of orange & blues.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Holiday Home?

Bintan - Expat Living Magazine - Tempat Gembira & Tempat Beruang - S$1.2 million each

Fresh from the Singapore Yacht Show, I was beginning to wonder what about people who don't have sea legs and are not exceptionally sporty like myself. For over a million dollars, wouldn't it make sense to get a holiday home instead? I can spend my days drinking in ocean views and exploring the rustic charms of Bali, Bintan, Batam, the 3 top spots for Singaporeans to purchase their 2nd home. For families and retirees, these villas offer the space and style of a large home at 1/10 the price.

Batam - Over the Water Villas - $488,000

Batam is 40 mins away by boat.

Bintan - Alila Villas - start from $2.34 million

Bintan is 2 hours away by boat.

Bali - Khayangan Villa Interior Design

Bali is 2.5 hours away by plane.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Benefit Get Even compact

Benefit's Get Even face powder has lots of good reviews from users. Meant to blot away shine and unevenness, perfect for mid-day touch-ups. For this purpose, it's sensible matte black compact, complete with mirror and powder puff within, makes it convenient and easy to use. Available in only 3 shades. The shops always seem to run out of this product.

I tried it as a base powder and then for mid-day touch-ups and I find the powder does provide even coverage (not translucent), leaving behind a matte finish. I judge my face powders on how much of a powdery look it leaves behind and this does deliver on its price range.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Royal China @ Raffles Hotel

Royal China @ Raffles Hotel is the branch of that iconic dimsum place in London. It's discreet location and intimate dining area was where we had our Sunday brunch. 

This place is not typical of Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The season's specialties are laid out on a presentation table at the entrance and they serve the not soo traditional XO courvoisier & MacCallum whisky here.

Food is good with a flair, my favourite dish is the siew mai with wolfberries and jelly fruit dessert with chrysanthemum & guiling gao honey.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Luxe Links Openwork Shawl by FabYarn

The luxe links pattern comes free from FabYarns using 2 strands of lurex glitter mohair at the same time. I am going to use Spotlight's Mountain Chalet yarn ball (also 400m) single strand. This shawl uses knit 2 together stitches throughout that I realize makes the Martha Stewart scarf and not the shawl in the above picture. Maybe it's crochet 2 throughout so the links look looser. Have already emailed the FabYarn staff and waiting for their reply.

I made it on a 78 peg loom. So when I double it over, it fits my mom nicely as a shawl. At home she can expand it into a thin blanket for colder days...hahaha....maybe when she is travelling overseas.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2014 Fashion

D&G showcases the scenery of Italy this season in their men & women clothes.

I really like the gold lace dresses, wouldn't mind a short sleeve or long sleeved version.

The colours veer more towards blacks and darker tones, that translates into wearable for most women.

It's summer time so there are some fun pieces to liven up your wardrobe. I love these!