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Friday, August 1, 2014

GST Voucher


GST vouchers are here again! In addition, there are new subsidies for all households to offset utilities.


Not sure what I am going to buy with the funds but I did redeem this free accessory from Dorothy Perkins using my F3 card points. I can't believe there's something in my size.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014



Marc Jacobs last season as the creative director of Louis Vuitton. He goes out in style this season with an all black collection, celebrating all the highs of his career at LV. From black lace to black crystals, everyone can get an investment piece from this collection they will love and treasure for years to come.


Featuring the Spring Noes NN14 bag, a revised edition of it's classic drawstring bag.


It wasn't all dark & sombre in womenswear this season. LV also launched Spring/Summer 2014 pastels (coral, yellow, pink and lilac) in epileather.


These Neverfull bags are TDF! I have always been impartial to epileather that looks very professional & generic. Why must they come up with something I want now?? Actually, it's ok because I didn't get a Neverfull when it first came out even though everyone else did. I am going to put this on my Christmas wishlist and hope someone gets it for me.


LV menswear has this awesome tux in monogram hologram that looks like abalone shells.


The general mood is quite relaxed, with kaftans, hoodies and a gingham print.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lladro's Limited Editions



Formal shopping event organized by Lladro @ Takashimaya Rose Room. Having purchased some items from Lladro before, I was enticed with a complimentary gift to attend.


Yummy Hari Raya desserts from Fadina, the baklava bites are good. Dolce Gusto coffee and mineral water on hand to make this sales pitch a tea time soiree. Only limited editions on sale here, 15% discount for on-site purchases.


Mostly Dragons and Horses, its the year of the horse and dragons are always popular.


What I really liked is this vase/urn. In full colour its $32,000, in 2-tone, its just $11,000. Featuring the intricate flowers that Lladro is known for.


Feathered lady is kinda Rio, no?


Free gift is a Lladro card holder that looks more suited for the sales reps : ) I thought it would be a bag or bag holder. I guess this event is catered towards guys, that's why.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Perfume



It is only fair that since I also received a free vial of Lancome's La vie est belle (life is beautiful) perfume, I should also review it. It's a good choice having Julia Roberts as the face of this perfume that came out in Autumn 2012 as it speaks of this fragrance. It is typical with powerful sweet scents and an unusual powderiness in the middle. Reflecting someone down-to-earth and very real.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Marriott Cafe




Located next to Crossroads Cafe, the place to people watch along Orchard Road. Marriott Cafe is all buffet and fully air-conditioned. So Esthel and I spent the afternoon munching on delicious small plates of salads, charcuterie, cold seafood, desserts and an array of dishes Korean, Singaporean and European.





Weekday Lunch is $66 per person after taxes and you can opt for free flow of juices/alcohol for an additional fee. For afternoon tea, the menu changes to an all-local spread, then reverts back again for dinner.




Friday, July 25, 2014

Crackers & Dip



Jacob's Crackers $2, Ayam Brand Tuna/Salmon/Seafood $2.50. Mid-afternoon snack with no prep involved.


Salmon is the best, Tuna comes a close second.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion



Armani Spring Summer is filled with light as air florals and pastels this season in flowy chiffon and silk. The ladies all look soo sweet.



Armani Prive haute couture takes a turn for navy blues and geometric prints. It retains a certain down-to-earth feel in what is essentially formal wear.



Armani Resort brings us back to familiar ground, that is tailored suits 2-piece or 3-piece and jewel-tone evening wear. I always think of Thailand tailoring when I see Armani clothes, maybe because the tailors like to copy designs from Armani lookbooks.