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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion

 

Ferragamo menswear carries on the same colour palette as Hermes this year, with blues, greens, oranges and neutrals. This season however it features a numbering print that looks like colour blocking. Check out the pattern continuation in the suits. 


Womenswear this season has more of an emphasis on neutrals, done in a very feminine way, with swingy skirts, pleats and draping. 



 The fashion cut this season is the boxy tops, a softer re-working of the 80s style shoulder pads.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Alternate Investment Properties



Investing in property need not only be residential in nature. Other types of properties to invest in include office spaces, warehouse spaces and even retail spaces. Not sure about carpark spaces sold overseas as we don't quite have that in Singapore. Here are some options under a million.


Prestige Point in Upper Paya Lebar road is a new mixed development with 15 residential units and 12 commercial units for sale. Ground floor retail shops are for rent only. You can buy a 172 sq ft (16 sq m) retail space for $172,000. Best part is it's freehold, TOP 2016. For reference, the pic below is 172 sq ft.


Northstar @ AngMoKio is a commercial building that has office spaces for sale. $369,000 will get you a 506 sq ft (47 sq m) office with it's own toilet and balcony (for smoking breaks). It is in a HDB estate with banks, foodcourt, childcare nearby. It is easily accessed from major highways and provides parking space for staff. 24hr security and separate lift lobbies for goods and guests. Only drawback is the 60 year leasehold. Available immediately.


EcoTech @ Sunview has warehouse spaces for sale, TOP 2015. Building space is slated for light industrial as well, so more opportunities to use/rent. $574,000 for 2605 sq ft (242sq m). It has parking spaces, a canteen, swimming pool, tennis court, gym, outdoor lounge areas. 30 year leasehold.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Elizabeth Arden Face Powders



I realize I don't talk much about stuff I actually use all the time so this post covers one of my favourite brands Elizabeth Arden face powders. Currently, I am using Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder and Elizabeth Arden White Glove Skin Perfecting compact. First of, I have to tell everyone I love the packaging on these products.


Then I have to let you know it doesn't leave much of a powdery finish. Good product at a reasonable price. There are a few ranges to choose from depending on individual preference, like translucent or full coverage, sun screen and so on.


Once I am done with the above, I am moving onto Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish sponge on Cream Makeup, essentially a 2-way cake or pressed foundation powder. Application is a little different, apply on dry for thicker coverage and wet for thinner coverage (this is usually opposite for most similar products on the market). Coverage is opaque and covers skin irregularities & flaws effortlessly, with a nice smooth finish. Available in 8 different shades, $56. It also comes in a golden box packaging for $66.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Katong Laksa



Katong Laksa is the version that got me hooked and it still remains the best version to me. Creamy coconut milk and sweet seafood soup. A branch is available outdoors at United Square, such a pity, it should be air-conditioned then more people will go there to eat.



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, baskets and 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.