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Capturing Clouds in the 1930s

10 Sep

This caught my eye – reminded me of the clouds by 5pf. The Fiammetta is perfect for capturing images of clouds. Made in Florence, and popular in the 1930s, wouldn’t it be lovely if it is still crafted today? <d>


Through my eyes : Nest

7 Sep

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Piecing our nest together has been a fulfilling dream. May this dream continues. <5pf>

Plus Six Five

3 Sep

An interesting online magazine in Singapore, Plus Six Five. Don’t ask me how I came to know about it because it was work-related. Enjoy!!  <5pf>

S$2 cutleries from Daiso

13 Apr

Remember the lunch box I got earlier (read here)? I needed some cutleries for my fruits which dad packs for me everyday (a preggy incentive only). I was complaining to D that I didn’t want to dirty my hands during work and wanted a pick or fork for the fruits. So D got me these cute cutleries from Daiso, a mini fork and a spoon. It fits well to the lunch box.

How convenient it is for me to eat during work! Yeah, D made a good choice! <5pf>

Antoinette, Mandarin Gallery Singapore

3 Oct

We read about Antoinette a while back and didn’t have the chance to visit till recently. Helmed by Chef Pang, the former pâtissier of Canele. This little cafe is well-suited for those who enjoy cakes, bread, tea or coffee. Located conveniently on the 2nd floor of Mandarin Gallery (within Meritus Mandarin Hotel), you can have a peek of France right in the middle of Orchard Road.

 You’ll be spoilt for dessert choices and they do serve a good spread of breakfast menu.

For those eager to try, please be mindful that the wait can be quite long since the place is very small and people tend to take a long time with their meals. And especially so with big cosy chairs like these.

D had the banana french toast and he loved it!

While I had the blueberry pancakes which I thought were rather perfect.

Antoinette is worth a visit but I would advise you to go early on weekends, if not to avoid the queue, try weekdays since no reservation is allowed. A good gals’ day out venue to yak and gossip over a cup of tea and scones.  <5pf>

Yong Siak Street, Singapore

2 Oct

Strangelets – A lifestyle shop which sells lovely english tea sets, home decor, understated designer wallets/folios etc. A treat to my eyes.

Books Actually – A niche bookshop covering titles you might not find in the big bookstores.

Discover Yong Siak Street at the Tiong Bahru area which hides in Singapore’s oldest public housing and uncovers the nostalgic journey of chic finds.

Muji : Organizers

13 Aug

Bought a few items to organize our stuff at home. As some of you know, we are fans of Muji and while I was having some me-time today, I found some lovely buys.

Acrylic Spectacle Shelf

D has 4 pair of glasses so this fit perfectly for him. You don’t see the 4th pair naturally because he is wearing it now. =) Made of durable acrylic and can be used either the way you see it here, or with the length flat by just removing the drawers and rotating it one side up.

Toiletries Bag

You can open it up wide and there are 3 compartments inside.

The smaller compartments are removable. For someone like me, this makes it so easy to bring my cosmetics, shampoos and all! And because it is not hard cover, it could be easily packed in my luggage.

Cosmetic pouch for home use

Couldn’t believe such a small bag like this fits all my make-ups! And can you see the 2 holders at each side of the  pouch? It holds up the top cover to prevent it from closing while you are using it and can be removed after used. Aren’t the Japanese innovative?? I miss Japan!!!!!!

Compartments for brushes and eyeliners. See the flap which covers the brushes? No problem if the brushes are slightly wet or dirty after use, the flap which is waterproof makes cleaning easy.

and here for everything else. On the right, they have elastic bands to hold your mascaras, eyeliners etc. On the left you can put bigger items like concealers, primers etc. For the pocket right at the back, I had filled it up with free samples. I love the fact that it is a all in one  pouch and I can simply pull it out from my drawer in the mornings and not make too much noise (like i did with the previous organizer) while D is catching on his sleep (he starts work an hour later than me. NOT FAIR!!*pout*).

I wish I could buy all the different sizes and designs of Muji’s toiletries bags and pouches because they not only look pretty to use, but comes in really handy. I want them all….. <5pf>

U Chiang Mai Resort & Hotel, Chiang Mai

2 Jul

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Photos by 5pf

We were welcomed and amazed by the hospitality the hotel had offered us. A good choice smacked in the center of the old city of Chiang Mai. Our first trip and one definitely worth exploring more.

A Mini Getaway!!

30 Mar

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Banyan Tree Bintan Resort – Lobby

Tree Top Restaurant

View from Tree Top Restaurant

The Pool overlooking the South China Sea

The Spa

The Massage Oils

The Spa Villa

Refreshments after spa treatment

Decided to give D a treat for his birthday. So I planned for a one day getaway at Banyan Tree Bintan. We had always wanted a day trip there, but never got round to doing it. So since Banyan Tree was having a promo and it included land transfers to/from the resort, I jumped into it. Also, the ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan was having a promotion where you get a 50% off the ferry fare if you travel on your birthday month. Ahhh… timely! The website for booking the ferry has also been upgraded and it is now much easier to book your ferry tickets.

We took the earliest ferry at 910am (SG Time) and depart at  535pm from Bintan. We had brunch when we arrived and relaxed till our massage session. It was  a relaxing trip and one that D was looking forward to for a long long time. Glad he enjoyed it! <5pf>

Singapore Shophouses

24 Feb

Have always liked shop houses and Peranakan architecture, and I had even enquired with the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore). Unfortunately the materials that they shared with me were not really that visually pleasing. We had also gone on our walks exploring these shop houses.

Now, I must say, if these are something that stirs your interests, do check out the book! Bonne lecture! (good reading!) <d>

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