Steakville

Hi Everyone!

It’s Natasha here, Mummy let me write my own post on her web đŸ„°

Today I’m going to tell you about my favourite hangout – Steakville! A hidden gem a midst the print shops in Sunshine Plaza. I usually go there after my dance classes, the place is very cozy. It was love at first bite, their steak are always perfectly cooked – on point every time I visit. Drinks options are abundance, after trying out several ones my go to is Yuzu Fizz.

I tried my first medium-rare on their special Brazilian Tenderloin it was great but I still prefer my steak doneness to be medium.

My favourite go to cut on my usual visit is the Hunter’s Ribeye!!

Oh they even had Mummy’s favourite pan seared foie gras.

Now desserts I have a sweet tooth and every meal have to end with desserts. They make a fantastic Milo Cheesecake which I’m craving for right now and haven’t eaten it for the longest time ever. The crust is savoury and sweet, the Milo doesn’t overpower the taste of the cheese😋

Their cranberry macaron are not only pretty they are delicious and not overly sweet.

Can’t wait to go there again and fix my craving.

See you there!😎

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MarcasiteSilver: Rent a Jewel

Hello Lovelies, happy Sunday!

Accessories are like vitamins to fashion as such you should use them liberally. As the saying goes the perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for!

To encourage more ladies to experiment with accessorizing Joyce came up with the idea of MarcasiteSilver – Rent a Jewel a place where you will find the perfect accessory to match your everyday wardrobe without burning a hole your pocket, takes up no space and lets you try different styles with no obligations.

Rent a Jewel

In my opinion, accessorizing is the most fun part of an outfit. And what better way than to have the opportunity to try out different jewelry with  MarcasiteSilver – Rent a Jewel you won’t lament about having to repeat your jewelry ever again. I personally feel this is a great way to experiment with the wide array of jewelry offered by MarcasiteSilver. Different jewelry exudes a different aura of style, we are all unique in our own ways and should find our very own signature style.

Accessorize

Jazz up your work outfit with a pair of Danty Florinda or Bloom Bracelet Citrine I believe when you look good you ultimately feel good and will have a beautiful start to the day!

Danty Florinda
Bloom Bracelet Citrine

How does it work? Simply place a refundable deposit of SGD50, choose any 2 to start. You will have option to change every 2 weeks at only $19/month. Do note you will need to commit 2 months with an upfront payment via paypal.

If you are both fashion and financially conscious, you will find that taking jewelry on rent can work to your advantage.

Ultimately, to buy or to rent – the choice is yours to make. Although the satisfaction of owning something is not a match to holding on to something for a brief while. But then, given the burgeon trend, it seems, fashion is beginning to pip ownership.

Thank you for reading.

Paulaner BrĂ€uhaus Singapore – 19th Oktoberfest

Hey Lovelies!

19th Oktoberfest officially began at Paulaner BrÀuhaus Singapore!

Ushering in the festivities was a march-in band by Paulaner’s Nockherberger from Munich playing traditional and Bavarian music.

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This year’s concept is different from the past – its a ticketed event, tickets are sold at SGD68++ which includes a 3-course sharing platter for 2 specially curated for the Oktoberfest consisting of all their signature dishes – of course there is the juicy, tender and crispy pork knuckle!

Appetizers – Cheese sticks, pate, pretzel
Pork Knuckle, Sausages, Meatloaf, Sauerkraut, Mash Potato
Emperor’s Pancakes, Apple Strudel, Creme Brulee

The star is of course the special Oktoberfest brew only available during this period. An earthy, slightly sweet, caramelized aroma starts this beer off in a spectacular fashion. The excellent grain and biscuit-like malt profile gives a smooth yet complex taste and the low (but noticeable) hop flavor is well balanced.

Feeling stuffed and falling into a food coma? Fret not, take a shot of Ziegler’s Williams Pear – (is a schnapps/digestif which help aids digestion) and you will be fit to party the night away.

We got ourselves this year’s new limited edition mugs too! Aren’t they pretty?

What are you waiting for? Hurry on down and catch the band in action before they leave this weekend.

Eins, Zwei, Drei, G’suffa!

MarcasiteSilver Magic

Hey lovelies!

They say that when you own five or more pieces by a particular designer, then you’re officially a “collector” of that line. If that is indeed the definition, then I certainly qualify as a collector of MarcasiteSilver, the unique line created by Joyce Mak who single handedly designs and sources for the gems on her own.

One and only bi-colour natural agate Necklace
Rain Earrings and Raw Electroformed Blue Agate Necklace
Blue Turquoise Peacock Necklace
RoseGold Paradise Bird Bangle and ring
London Blue Topaz Necklace and ring
Victoria Ring in RoseGold
Danty Victoria in RoseGold
A unique Jaguar time piece

I got to know Joyce when she did a roadshow at Raffles Exchange and thats also where my interest in marcasite jewellery grew. Marcasite jewellery are classic, timeless and elegant way to accessorize, their style can derive as vivid as the Victorian, Deco and Art Nouveau era.

You sold me a bracelet & ring and thats how we began our friendship journey

What is marcasite jewellery? Marcasite jewllery isn’t really made from marcasite (white iron pyrite) but from iron pyrite, which is less brittle, more durable and has a bright sheen.

They can be mixed and matched in any way for maximum impact to make a fashion statement.

Mix & Match with Agate
Mix and Match with Paradise Bird

Joyce will still be at Raffles Exchange next week until Friday, do go down and check out the specially curated pieces. Alternatively you can go down to her shop at Mandarin Gallery Orchard #03-21.

Thank you for reading.

P.S. A new collection have just arrived today am excited are you?

TORUK ~ The First Flight By Cirque du Soleil

Hi Lovelies!

Sundate was a Mother and Daughter day spent catching TORUK – The First Flight By Cirque du Soleil!

We love matching our outfits and shoes with the theme of the show makes it so much more fun don’t you think?

The show was amazing and there was a lot of interaction between the show, the cast and the audience.

The cast performed inbetween the aisles. Bringing the audience closer into the story line.

They have an app specially developed for the show so audiences can take part and be part of the show. At various parts of the show you will get notifications on what to do how cool is that? We are totally blown away!

To start off you can play with fireflies…

A sea of viperwolves can be found in the audience.

The cast are so amazing we can’t stop gushing about the acrobatic acts.

The Shaman’s voice was so beautiful and powerful am in awe.

Catch them before they take flight on 3 Jun . Definitely a must watch, miss it and you will regret!

Note:: Photos and Videos are shot on iPhone X.

Coco Game Center ~ Singapore

Hello Lovelies!

How did you beat your Monday Blues? Well I beat mine by going to the much talk about Coco Chanel Game Center which finally arrived in Singapore and opened its door last weekend at The Luxe Museum.

Entry is by pre-registration here.

The mini box contains 2tokens for the game machines and a ticket for slushie redemption. You get additional tokens upon check-out of purchases too.

Are you ready for some fun? I sure was been waiting for so long. Let the games begin!

Who says a girl can’t have makeup & play arcade games?

With a token in hand we each took a chance with the Bubble Game Machine – with skilful strategy planning we manage to “claw” ourselves the coveted black card bubbles to exchange for a customised fragrance.

After a stressful entrance we decided to take a notch down and play some “mindless” games of pitting each other over a game of tennis and beat the piano tiles (P.S. These are sure wins i.e. as in either you win or your partner wins so you are guaranteed a prize) and won for ourselves Rouge Coco Lip Palette and Primer.

After all that gaming adrenaline rush it was time for us to chill and play with makeup!

Tired and thirsty? Fret not Coco has it all under control – serving you an ice cold mango slushie.

I’m delighted I manage to purchase some of the exclusive limited edition merchandise.

Oh there’s also a tier spending reward – depending on how much you spend you will be entitled to various free gifts.

What are you waiting for? The Coco Game Center Pop-up closes on 6 May Sun! Don’t miss it!!

Have fun!

Poonnatasha – Dance to Dream, Dream to Dance

Hey lovelies!

Dancing has always been a passion for Natasha. To me she has the talent too!

When she was 8 years old she signed up for her school Talentime, she came up with her own choreograph and performed ‘Price Tag by Jessie J’. She has no background in dancing or anyone to guide her on dance moves. I feel very proud of her she was brave enough to go up stage to perform infront of the whole school.

 

 

She loves watching movies which has a dance theme, no prizes for guessing what her favourite movie is – Step up. Yes she caught all 5 films.

I’m the type of mother who doesn’t believe in forcing my child to take up an extra curricular activity or to cultivate one. To me its all about whether she is interested or not. No point forcing her to pick up an activity she has zero interest, this will end up being a chore.

Mid this year she suddenly told me she wants to learn dancing the proper way. She did her own research and signed up at Step Studio for ‘Waacking’ & ‘Popping’ dance classes. Natasha had so much fun during the course, she always looks forward to her next class. The teachers are really passionate, patient and attentive. That is what fuels her too.

 

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Seeing her enjoying herself so much and having so much fun makes me smile and feel happy for her. So when she asked if she could take up personal 1-1 classes for street jazz I agreed without hesitation even though knowing its not going to be cheap. Studies are already so stressful, dancing is her way of destressing and meditation.

 

 

Dancing causes a natural high. With the right beat and the right people a good dance can take you right to the top.

 

 

Yes she still has a long way to go before mastering the moves, but behind every young child who believes in herself is a parent who believed FIRST.

Thank you for reading.

Taipei Theme Cafe – Alice Is Coming

Hi Lovelies

Having heard so much hype about the theme cafe – Alice is Coming in Taipei I had to check it out during one of my recent trip to Taipei.

Alice is Coming is located at Ximending MRT Exit 3 opposite FE21 Shopping Mall, on the 2nd storey of a shop house.

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After Exiting, walk straight down the road and you will see it
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From the outside it doesn’t look very fancy

Once you step through the doorway your immediately transported to another fantasy world just like how Alice was after falling through the rabbit hole.

The Cafe is beautiful decorated, like a page out of the story book. Makes me feel am indeed in wonderland.

 

 

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We ordered an Afternoon Tea Set – NT860 (ca. SGD40) consisting of 2 sandwiches, 2 croissants, seasonal fruits, scone, macaron, fruit tarts, crepe cake, cup cake, creme brulee, swiss roll and choice of 2 drinks. Not a bad deal for SGD40 but, well they are pretty and definitely instagrammable but unfortunately doesn’t taste as good as it looks.

The matcha red bean crepe was too dry, the cream could be ‘flaked out’, the pastries and sandwiches seems to have been sitting out far too long thus loosing its moisture and freshness, Creme Brulee was watery and not firm. Only the fruit tarts and seasonal fruits were more appetizing.

 

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The saving grace was the aromatic Rose Latte.

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We went down on a week day so the place wasn’t crowded, but if you plan to visit during the weekend do make a reservation.

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Is the cafe worth a visit? Definitely YES, let out your inner child and have some fun at Alice is Coming.

You don’t have to order food just get a drink instead and chill. I would suggest going there when they open at 11.30am so you can the whole place to yourself to take loads of photo.

Thank you for reading.

Weekend Fun Styling with Natasha

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

We Chinese have an idiom –  a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood and that is so true.

With a bat of an eye my sweetie is now 13 years old. She learnt doing make-up on her own, just by watching Youtube. She even knows how to use double eye-lid tape. Isn’t she smart? When I was her age I don’t even know how to do makeup!

 

 

She has developed a good fashion sense (since the Mummy also has a good fashion sense) and her own individual style.

 

 

 

 

She’s able to pull off different styles without losing her individuality.

Thats all for today. Thank you for reading.

Bangkok ~ Talad Neon

Hey Lovelies!

Today I want to share with you my recent visit to Bangkok’s new downtown night market ~ Talad Neon owned by the same owner of Platinum Mall.

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Neon Trees @ Talad Neon

Talad Neon is located next to The Berkeley Hotel between Phetchaburi Road Soi 23 and 29, opens Thu-Sun 17.00-00.00.

A cool hipster night market that not only showcases apparrels, accessories of all sorts, handmade crafts, food stalls all under the rainbow  coloured tents and containers but as well as food trucks too!

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Handmade Chocoloates
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Containers Converted to Bars
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Travelling VW Street Bar

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Things that are a must try::
The Shrimping ~ their grilled pork (succulent, juicy, BBQ to the right texture); butter garlic prawns and cheesy prawns are yummilicious too!

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The Shrimping
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The Shrimping ~ Chefs @ Work
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The Shrimping ~ Grilled Pork
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The Shrimping ~ Grilled Cheesy Prawns

The Jelly and Jello ~ my gal love it (of course hers is without the Vodka shot just jello only)

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Jelly and Jello
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It’s all MINE

Next to the Jelly and Jello stall is a stall that sells all sorts grilled shellfish and freshly shuckled oysters…

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Freshly Shuckled Oysters
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Grilled Butter Garlic Scallops

Smoke Monster ~ flavoured crackers with nitrogen and toppings::

Frozen Beer::


Popsciles (besides the usual soft drink Flavours, there’s a stall selling Thai Milk Tea flavour and coconut) ~ this is how you should eat popscile so they don’t drop onto your shirt.


There are alot of benches scattered around so you can buy your food from the different stalls and have a small picnic. The place is spacious enough for you to walk around without being bumped into (you know what I mean).
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That’s a wrap on my food adventure at Talad Neon. Hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed sharing.

You should definitely check-out during your next trip to Bangkok!
Have fun!