I first stayed at Michelle’s Balcony Home apartment at Sindang Station near Dongdaemum in April 2016 when I brought my mum for holidays. A cozy studio apartment spacious enough for 2 persons. During my stay we ran into a small problem with the bathroom and she immediately sent her husband over to help us resolve.
Fast forward 2 years later she now has about 33 homes – 10 homes on the 8th floor in one building and another 23 homes in another building (from levels 4 to 6) at the next alley all located at Myeondong area.
Last Christmas during our family vacay I stayed with Michelle again this time at one of the apartments in Myeondong. (Here’s a peek at the studio I stayed).
The location is super convenient – 3mins walk to the train station “Jonggak Line1”, Cheonggyecheon stream is at your doorstep, Myeondong, Insadong and many more other attractions are all within walking distance! That’s not all your spoilt for choice when it comes to food choices the streets downstairs are lined with restaurants from fast food like BHC to K BBQs like Mapogalaegi and Super Golden Pig.
Her studios are clean, well maintained, stylish, modern and smells nice. From the decor you can tell Michelle takes pride in decorating and designing the place to make her guests feel they are home away from home. Adding her own personal touch.
Not once but during both my trips when I asked if she could help to purchase some items online on my behalf to have it delivered to the apartment before I arrive. She agreed without hesitation.
She is always thinking on the guest’s side and provides everything you want during your stay. She’s very responsive to messaging, always there to offer assistance and advise whenever you need. Even with her expanding business she’s still so nice, humble, attentive and personal, not at all cocky.
I highly recommend anyone going to Seoul to stay at her place. Don’t take my word for it check out her listings here and judge for yourself. She always receive positive feedback.
During Alegra Singapore’s opening I had the opportunity to try out some really yummy Thai food which I wanna share with you ~ Maanda Thai Cuisine.
As the saying goes we feast with our eyes first! Not only does the food look good it tastes good too very flavourful and authentic. The way the food was plated and the set-up shows how they take pride in offering nothing but the best.
The shrimp dip is to die for – goes well with everything!
The prawn cake donuts have whole prawns stuffed in them unlike the usual floury ones. Chicken wings were finger-licking good – crispy on the outside and juicy inside.
Papaya salad was refreshing a good appetiser to start off with.
I have a sweet tooth so my favourite was the emerald ruby!
Isn’t it cute they put them in shot glasses – drizzle some coconut milk and bottoms up!
It’s Natasha here, Mummy let me write my own post on her web 🥰
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!!
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.
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.