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sketch this, sketch that

September 26, 2017 |Comments


I had been wanting to visit this lush cafe ever since it popped up all over my feeds last year, so when I finally stepped into this pink paradise of a dream, I knew I wanted to live here (partly joking, of course). Afternoon tea at Sketch London in David Shrigley’s The Gallery feels like a rabbit hole with its plump, pink tulip seats, rose gold finishings and velvet banquettes – and I almost half expected the Mad Hatter to appear at some point to dine with us.

Their washrooms, on the other hand, are out-of-this-world and set in fancy, futuristic egg pods. Easily one of the best toilets in London, no?

 

Wearing – Pink faux fur coat – shop similar Jocelyn feather bolero in powder pink and A.L.C. stone coat in vintage mauve pink fur from Shopbop – use discount code EOTS17 for 20-25% off / Pink beret – shop similar Mischa Lampert double pom beanie hat in pink and Hat Attack wool beret in black / CHANEL classic medium flap bag in pastel pink – shop similar vintage CHANEL CC square bag in red and vintage CHANEL classic flap bag in navy / Pink stockings – shop similar Wolford seamless pure 10 tights and Falke pure matte 50 tights / Cap toe flats – shop similar MICHAEL Michael Kors sabrina ballet flats or city ballet flats, and Isa Tapia claudia strappy flats 

Shopbop Sale: From today 26th Sept (7PM, Singapore time) till 29th Sept, get extra 20% off orders under $500, and 25% off orders over $500 with exclusive code EOTS17. Offer applies to full priced and sale items, though some restrictions to particular brands apply.

take a bite

June 4, 2017 |Comments

They say some eat to live, and others live to eat, but you have to agree it’s almost always a mixture of both. Whatever it is, life is best enjoyed with good food, and what better way to top that off than with someone who shares the same cravings as you?
What my partner and I find ourselves doing every weekend is trying out new local cafés and restaurants, and though there are some we tend to go back to, the weekends are strictly reserved for a fresh palate. That said, we enjoy traveling too, mainly for the food and the sights. And in every city we visit, we make the effort to book in advance so the day is started off with a solid brunch and closed with a hearty meal.

You have to admit, it’s always a promising meal that we all look forward to after a long day. Take my partner and I for example, we constantly have full schedules of meetings and new deadlines throughout the week, so we tend to plan dates in advance. This way, we also get to tick off our checklist of restaurants, cafés and bars that we want to visit, so it’s a win-win. We find this really helps us tide through the workday knowing that we get to spend time with each other over an enjoyable meal after. And if the food wasn’t that great, hey, at least now we know to steer clear.
On the recurring theme of food, both of us actually met at a friend’s wedding lunch and hit it off straight away. Surely food makes the world go ‘round, right?

That said, of course I know how hard it is finding the perfect person to vibe with, and I hear this all the time from both guy and girl friends who are even busier than I am. Think doctors, investment bankers or airline crew with a full schedule from dawn to dusk, and for those who are already used to working overtime or have spontaneous shifts, I think you get my drift.
So here’s something to mull over, no matter how independent or busy you may be, you still have to eat. And if you’re into meeting up with others over a genuine meal and conversation, Bite lets you do just that. You can even post your own broadcast stating where, when, and what you’d like to eat, then accept a Bite from users who feel the same way. Don’t be shy, it’s best you check it out for yourself on the App Store or Google Play!
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oasis in the city

July 28, 2016 |Comments

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In collaboration with Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

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There are a few places in the world close to my heart, some of them significant because of the close friends I’ve made, and others are far etched in my memory by the intimate flavours of a very, very wonderful meal. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is one of them, mainly for the reasons that many unexpected friendships have been formed within the building, and that their award-winning restaurants serve up an excellent meal while their fine serene spa boasts a mighty first-class massage, tried and true.

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The principle of enjoyment and happiness at award-winning fine-dining restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun.
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Signature Peking Duck
Duck is roasted in a customised wood-fired oven, imbuing succulence to the meat and reducing fat beneath the aromatic crispy skin. The xiang le touch extends also to the service as the chef personally carves the duck in front of guests with an exquisite final touch – caviar is served on the side, for an intimate blend with the traditional flavours of the duck.
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Even their dim sums showcase the laborious and delectable attention to detail by the chefs. For one, the crispy flaky pastry with black pepper meat takes many hours to make, with seventeen symmetrical layers alternated between water-based and oil-based skin to form a crispy textured pastry that wraps the wood-fired meat within. And perhaps one of my favourites, the steamed barbequed pork bun uses kurobuta pork that is glazed and cooked in the wood-fired oven, and then finally topped with the tangy sweetness of green chilli. To say it was exquisite is an understatement.

Words and Photos: Pale Division and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
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