Category Archives: Desserts

A Day with ACUVUE Define Lens!

So I am not exactly a fan of Contact Lenses because they are mostly uncomfortable especially the coloured contacts I like! Not only are they uncomfortable they can be rather drying and becomes very difficult to take it out after a day of wearing as it tends to stick to the eyeball. These issues made me resist wearing contacts on a daily basis and knowing I have these issues, my good friend recommended me to try out ACUVUE Define lenses which I did and I am now a true convert. Their beauty lens, 1-DAY ACUVUE® Define® keeps my eyes moist throughout the day, adding that natural shine to my eyes making them look sparkly and sharp. You might want to stay tune to the end while I tell you how the lens keeps up with my demanding days!

Committed to bringing healthy vision to everyone, everyday, ACUVUE® users can look forward to a premium and comprehensive  contact lens fitting experience at ACUVUE® Experience Centres (AEC).

For the first time, I went through a comprehensive eye health check provided by Choy Peng, my Eye Care Professional (ECP) at Optique Paris Miki (Takashimaya) LEVEL 4 TAKASHIMAYA DEPARTMENT STORE, SINGAPORE 238873.

First eye vision check

Besides the comprehensive eye health assessment, I was given a personalized consultation which allowed me to understand my lifestyle and vision correction needs. During the session, I was given an accurate vision measurement and prescription. I was also given advice on contact lens fitting, removal and maintenance.

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The comprehensive check includes checking against eye pressure, and you will be referred to the specialist if the eye pressure is too high. I then went through their slit lamp biomicroscophy and was checked against any inflammation, infection, tumours. My lashes, cornea and eyelids were thoroughly checked as well.

My ECP was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. During the session, I got to try on the lens and see how it fits. The lens fitted well and I was completely SOLD.

Washing my hands clean before fitting on lens

Honestly, wearing contact lenses may appear daunting at first but with a little practice and patience, you will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it is!

My ECP guiding me through

The lens goes on like a glove!

 

 

the test that checks if there’s any abnormalities after fitting lens on
My ECP going through and seeing if there’s any abnormality after fitting the lens on

BEFORE AND AFTER

Check out my before and after, my eyes look aesthetically bigger and certainly more attractive!

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PROMOTION

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This post was created in partnership with SingPost / Sample Store and ACUVUE®.

A Day In My Shoes With ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360

As mentioned before, I am a serious workaholic and sometimes I work through day and night without ever stopping my work on the laptop hence, I am really glad I have my trusty companion, ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 with me.  Being an entrepreneur and self employed, I love how ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360 complements my work. I am super excited to share that the ZenBook Flip is also available with higher performance Core i5 and i7 processors now!

Read on to find out how I implement ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 in my daily routine.

Usually I start my day by doing some work at home like flat lays and all!

I work on the go ALOT. Basically, I even work in the car and while driving. Crazy but true. So when I work in the car, I like to use it in tablet or laptop mode. Did I mention that ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 comes with a 360-degree Flip Screen so that you can switch  your it effortlessly between a high-performance laptop and a lightweight tablet at any time with no hassle! It provides 4 convenient viewing modes: Tent, Presentation, Laptop and Tablet mode.

And then I go for meetings with people and in-between meetings I steal a short break or lunch at a quiet cafe! I love Starbucks and often go for their Matcha Latte Soy and a piping hot croissant.

Then I start working and whip out my camera or very often or not, my phone to take flat lays. This is what typically every blogger do when they have a new product or food on the table. Yes, this is how I take my flat lays. Nice?

Having OCD is a tiring thing! Sometimes after lunch, I usually get all sticky and opt for a change of clothing so I feel fresher. I keep a few pieces of clothing for various occasions in my car so I get to change whenever I want! Then I go for more meetings. Meetings are mostly at cafes, and sometimes I steal a few minutes to catch a show online. I like to use the tent version when I am at that. Presentations with people definitely have to stick to presentation mode.

After work is done, I go for my next appointment which is usually a beauty bloggers’ event with dinner. We get to mingle, get first hands news on newly launched products and have a cosy dinner at the same time. Besides work and alone time, events and dinner with friends #flipsmyday too!

After I am done with my long day, I go back home to continue working again. I would whip out my camera wire to connect it to ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 and transfer photos over for editing.

I would end the day by finishing up work on my ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360 or simply catching on unfinished episodes of the previous show I was watching.

Typically my day can get rather routine and some might say boring.  Thanks to ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360, my day is surely less boring, as I get to sneak a few peeks at my favourite drama series. I simply adore ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360’s Intel Core m ultra-low voltage processor, giving it a long battery life so I can do work outside or on the plane for a good 12 hours, no problem! Even after a long day at work, its battery life is still left with 50% or more when I reach home.

For more information about the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360, do visit ASUS SINGAPORE!

 

Patisserie Atelier’s Dessert Table & Unicorn Cake

Thanks to Patisserie Atelier‘s kind sponsorship of a dessert table and two-tiered Unicorn cake, my niece’s one-year old birthday was a success! Thank you Patisserie Atelierfor putting in the time and effort to set this up. My entire family especially my sister was so happy.

WHAT SETS PATISSERIE ATELIER APART? 

Patisserie Atelier planned the entire table setting and even the decorations for the table! Loved how they made sure the whole decor was in accordance to the Unicorn pink and white theme my sister wanted.

Plus, Patisserie Atelier is extremely good in making fondant decorations. Their fondant  decorations are AMAZING. They can create huge rabbits, unicorn horns and rainbows out of fondant ! I believe they can make anything out of fondant  Plus, a dessert table from Patisserie Atelier is so affordable! It costs only $350 whereas other places charge up to $600 even!

Patisserie Atelier are so prompt in their replies, whether via email, private message which I absolutely love. I have met with other caterers that do not reply promptly and it can be a pain. Patisserie Atelier is so patient to my requests too!

With only a month’s notice, I got everything I ever dreamed of for a dessert table all prepared in simply 2-3 hours. Everyone had high praises for Patisserie Atelier ‘s  deliciously decorated 2-tier 5″/8″ cake with flavours choc truffle and earl grey lavender which is good for up to 30pax.

Flavors wise, you can choose from the flavours available which is quite a variety I thought! I am a huge fan of Patisserie Atelier ‘s earl grey lavender flavour!

What I got from the dessert table good enough for 15-20pax:
20x Vanilla Cupcakes with pink unicorn horn 
20x Yuzu Meringue Tartlets 
20x Strawberry Panna Cotta Shots
5″/8″ 2 tier cake in Unicorn design 

Check out their instagram for more pictures of their gorgeous creations! Thank you Patisserie Atelier for this wonderful set up!

 

 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mondo Vantaggio

Headed down to the all-new Multi label luxury store, Mondo Vantaggio to check out their collection of designer labels and I was amazed with the variety and of course, the prices.

A multi-label luxury store offering designer labels at discounted prices, Mondo Vantaggio, occupies 13,000 sq ft on the second floor of Furama RiverFront hotel in Havelock Road and carries more than 40 high-end European brands. You will not want to miss their exciting ongoing 30% sale storewide (they have the lowest price guaranteed promotion during this sale period).

It carries mainly leather goods and bags, with a small selection of ready-to-wear clothes and shoes. Customers can look forward to new merchandise every two weeks. If you are wondering, they also carry a small selection of mens merchandise! Why not indulge in luxury shopping with your other half the next weekend you are looking for something to do?

The extensive discounts offered by Mondo Vantaggio is so tempting, I almost brought home a bag and a pair of shoes for myself.

Decor here is really exquisite with gold and marbled decor. Apparently they spent $3 million on the renovation alone!

To create an opulent appearance, they had their staff dressed in smart black attire ready with gloves on. The store is filled with spacious shelves that shows clearly the brand names in big signs. You also request for private viewings of merchandise in their VIP room which by the way is luxurious and very comfortable.

If you are looking for another reason to come by, you would be happy to know that they house a cafe ran by the team behind The Tiramisu Hero and serves snacks, dessert and good coffee. Your other half will never be bored here and might even want to linger around longer!

Sunglasses!

Customers who are afraid of the authenticity of the items can be assured that when they buy from Mondo Vantaggio, they will receive a full refund if they return their purchases in their original condition within seven days of purchase which is awesome for us cautious buyers right?

Anyway, this mother’s day, Mondo Vantaggio is hosting a mother’s day celebration in conjunction with their 30% off storewide. Why not pop by and enjoy a mother-daughter day out with a high tea party at Mondo Vantaggio? Of course, you can opt to come by with your husband or son too! If you would like to attend the tea party, please RSVP on their Facebook Event Page to waive off their ‘minimum value spent’ entry requirement! You will be granted straight access to the tea party unlike those who walk in. Walk in customers will have to spend a minimum of SGD 300 to be able to attend the tea party.

If you or your mum is looking for a nice hang out place this weekend, do pop by! I will be attending the 8th May, 2pm time slot so see ya there!

ADVERT – SUFOOD

Had an opportunity the other day to attend a food tasting at Sufood, a new Italian-inspired meatless dining concept in Singapore, hailing from Taiwan’s largest restaurant chain operator WOWPRIME in a joint venture with local PUTIEN. Thank you, Yilun (brand executive of PUTIEN) and K.C. (manager of Sufood Raffles City) for hosting us. It was such a wonderful experience trying out my first Vegetarian Italian-inspired meal in a restaurant.

BACKGROUND STORY ON SUFOOD

Founded in 2010, SUFOOD is the first meat-free concept restaurant under WOWPRIME GROUP, the largest F&B operator in Taiwan. Through a joint venture, SUFOOD launched in Singapore for the very first time at Raffles City in May 2014.

The casual 140-seat veggie diner is SUFOOD’s first outlet outside of Taiwan. Focusing on freshness of ingredients and a clean-tasting palate, SUFOOD’s menu features more than 200 ingredients. Set menus are affordable at S$29.80++ for a full eight- course meal.

To commemorate the launch, SUFOOD set a new Guinness World Record® for most pizzas made in 12 hours, achieving a record of 3,574 pizzas. The event raised $12,015.50 with
all proceeds going towards Pink Ribbon Walk, a walk against breast cancer organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation.

SUFOOD is not only inspired by Italian cuisine but also by how it is prepared; though only using basic cooking techniques, Italian cuisine still exudes diverse and rich flavours. SUFOOD thus relies chiefly on the quality of the fresh ingredients to create innovative and delicious meat-free cuisines.

Their manifesto of using the rule of five:

5-colour groups of vegetables & fruits to give you a variety of nutrients

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For more information on the menu, you may view it here.

DISCOUNTS

Currently, they have an ongoing 1-for-1 DBS/POSB card promotion for their set meal (S$29.80). However, I can assure you even without the promotion, this place is worth trying! Even the crowd agrees with me! The picture below was taken before the promotion timeframe. The promotion is valid daily from 2pm – 4:30pm (last order at 3pm).

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REVIEW

When I go to a restaurant, I usually look out for two things and they are, 1. customer service and 2. food quality & taste.

For SUFOOD, I would give them a thumbs up for both areas because they are excellent in the customer service aspect due to having made their staff go through training in Taiwan previously. From what I understand from Yilun, in Taiwan, service expectations are much higher as compared to Singapore hence, the necessity of receiving training in Taiwan beforehand. You can expect quality customer service here at SUFOOD.

Additionally, besides the impeccable customer service, their food quality and taste is also amazing. My favourites has to be the Star Pizza and Baked Potato Al Fungi. I am drooling just looking at the pictures again. I find that at only S$29.80, this 8-course set meal is truly value for money. A plate of vegetarian meal in the hawkers would probably cost S$4 and you must take into consideration that the S$4 comes with no customer service nor a great ambience for you to enjoy with your love ones while Sufood is a wonderful place for you to have a great and nutritious meal with your family at a very small cost. To me, I would rather spend a couple more dollars to have the food served to me, and also have a cosy setting to enjoy my meal.

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Here are pictures of our CUSTOMISED 8-course set meal. At Sufood, you can choose each course from their wide selection.

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Rosemary Breadsticks (Choice of Mustard/Blueberry Dip) – MY FAVOURITE!

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SUFOOD signature cider – which cleanses your palate

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SUFOOD Appetiser

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Mushroom Salad

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Summer Salad

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Cabbage and Sweet Potato Stew – which was so delicious and nutritious I had to get a second bowl!

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Mushroom and Pea Pottage

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Baked Potato Al Fungi – Another of my favourites! Truly enjoyed every bit of it.

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Star Pizza – This looks super cute and its so delicious too!

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Yuzu Chamomile Tea & Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate

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Sesame Panna Cotta & The Ashitaba

Thank you so much for the invite again. I will definitely return to try out the other dishes!

LOCATION 

 Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103

Tel: 6333 5338

Opening hours: 

Lunch: 1130am – 430pm (last order at 3pm)

Dinner: 530pm – 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)

Food Review – Dinner at Equinox

Hi Lovelies!

This week has been so far so good! Today is Hari Raya and thus a public holiday for both baby and I! We managed to explore around Singapore these few days and it was awesome. I love that till today, despite it being the third year we have been together, we still have so much to know and explore about one another. 

To celebrate our 3rd year anniversary, He brought me to one of the nicest restaurants in Singapore. It was a great experience for me and it is also the first time we have ever been to Equinox.

He was really sweet and got me sunflowers on our anniversary and had them delivered to my house early in the morning. I was really surprised as it is not always I get to receive gifts from him. He’s really sweet to me but not in the gifts and romantic area haha. 

So as usual, he took a few pics for me and they all turned out great perhaps because I was in a fantastic mood. 

Off we went to Equinox after, it was such an amazing experience for us both! We ordered so much, we were so full. I shall let the pictures do the rest of the talking. 











 Compliments from the chef


Lobster, Corn Chowder, Ripped Croutons, Chipotle Cream
Thank god we had two of these! The soup was very tasty and was quite a show as we saw the waiter poured the liquid as the finishing touch right in front of our eyes. The bread were also quite good. I liked that the bread was always kept fresh from the kitchen.


Seared Foie Gras, Honey and Five Spice Roasted Mango, and Gingerbread.
The kind waiter had suggested us to try the gingerbread snap, mango and foie gras all at once, but we found eating them individually tasted better. The taste of the mango hid the taste of the foie gras when we had them together.


Roasted Salmon, Seared Scallops, Artichoke Barigoule, Truffle. The portion was really huge for me and I am considered a glutton.


360g Rib Eye with Black Truffle Butter and Duck Fat Fries. It was amazing but huge. This is the first steak where my boyfriend had such a hard time finishing it that he actually complained it was too much! 


Tasting Platter for desserts. By the time we had our dessert, we were already so full but nevertheless, it is a must for us to try the desserts everywhere we go being such huge dessertarians. This did not disappoint.

Total bill came up to about S$480++. Overall, this was a really great experience. I will definitely return for their brunch soon. 

So thats all guys! Thank you for reading and hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Love, 
Sydney


VENUE DETAILS

Name: Equinox
Address: Swissotel, The Stamford
Website: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-stamford/dining/equinox-restaurant/

Food Review – Desserts at Fabulous Baker Boy

Hi guys! 


I am back after such a long hiatus. 

Since I was in a really lousy and shitty mood, I persuaded my boyfriend to bring me to a cafe for some sweet treats. 

We headed to the Fabulous Baker Boy situated at the foot of Fort Canning Park. It is quite difficult to find parking and we parked at the nearest parking opposite to club Dream. Dream has taken over the old club Zirca for some who are unsure where. 

Even though it is at a pretty deserted place, it was certainly not quiet AT ALL. I have always wondered why cafes enjoy being situated at the weirdest and most deserted locations. 

We were greeted promptly by the staff who nicely pointed out to us that they are only serving coffee, cakes and tea which I misunderstood at first as coffee cakes and tea where I stupidly asked if there were still any red velvet cakes left because I would be so disappointed. It was then, I saw the menu and realised they served savoury items on their menu too! Haha, silly me came here without doing proper research.

After which, we went to choose our cakes and sat down to wait. We ordered two slices of cakes, the Red Velvet, their specialty and also Big Mess (literally a big mess after eating). And, the red velvet was SO GOOD, I finished the entire cake ALL BY MYSELF. I liked that the cake was not that sweet and the cream cheese icing was very thin! Boyfriend’s selection, however was not very nice to me, maybe because I was never quite a fan of chocolate cake! And yea I do know red velvet cake is actually just chocolate cake with red colouring.








Yummy! I will definitely be back to try out their savoury items!


So thats all guys! Thank you for reading and hope you guys found this helpful.

Love, 
Sydney


VENUE DETAILS 

NAME: The Fabulous Baker Boy
ADDRESS: 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
OPENING HOURS: opens after 7pm
WEBSITE: www.thefabulousbakerboy.com

Food Review – Knuckles + Hatter Street

Hello lovely people and welcome back to my space. 

Been out running errands today and hardly had time to rest but nevertheless, today is a fulfilling day! 

Today’s post will be a review on two cool new hangouts. I am digging the atmosphere on this street off Kovan. 

#Throwback to yesterday. Basically, we did not intended to go into Knuckles. Before yesterday, I had no idea Knuckles even existed. If not for their truffle fries we would never have went in. As we were already quite full from dinner, we only ordered truffle fries. 

Situated at a prime location next to the ever crowded Hatter Street and Nakhon Kitchen, there is a huge following here as well. If you don’t already know, Knuckle is owned by the very same owners of Nakhon. One success after another…when can that day be mine already. HAHA.

It is a newly established restaurant serving very reasonably priced German and Western cuisine. They offer pork knuckles at only $8! Even the truffle fries (tastes EXACTLY like skinny pizza’s truffle fries which is absolutely relish!) cost only $6! The best part is there is no GST or service tax. 
The music here is fantastic and I love the funky tables and chairs here. They look like huge ass crates. The only thing here I don’t really fancy is, payment has to be done at the counter and not at the table. But other than that, it’s cool. 

So basically, I found that Kovan is becoming quite hip with three popular cafes and restaurants all on the same street. And because I had always wanted to try Hatter Street, I went after dinner today. 
We had the waffle with ice cream and oreo cookie brownie. Both desserts were so good. Not to exaggerate, but I think they may have the best waffle ever. It was crisp, light and was accompanied with tangy caramel sauce which boyfriend commented that it tasted like durian. 


 With that, thats the end of this post. Thank you for reading guys! 

Love, 
Sydney

VENUE DETAILS

NAME: Knuckles
ADDRESS: 212 Hougang Street 21, #01-33, Singapore 530212
OPENING HOURS: opens after 7pm
NAME: Hatter Street
ADDRESS: 212 Hougang Street 21, #01-333, Singapore 530212
WEBSITE: http://www.hatterstreet.com

Food Review – Baguette, Medz and Ku De Ta

Happy Wednesday guys!

This is a throwback to last Saturday’s activities. It was a typical long day for me, I had to meet 3 different group of friends. 

Met my Le Mini Gang clique for brunch at CMPB, Demsey. As this was our usual hang out place, I did not take any photos haha.

Took some photos along the way while waiting for my second group of friend for dinner and dessert. 



Outfit of the Day (OOTD) details

Top: Bershka 
Skirt: Far East Plaza 
Bag: Chanel
Earrings: Bangkok

We had a horrible experience at Medz. The grilled chicken my friend had was uncooked and all red inside. We asked for a change and the management agreed to change to another dish however the wait was too long. Along the way, the servers also accidentally delivered the wrong dishes to us a couple of times, which was rather annoying. 


After dinner, we went for dessert at Paris Baguette. We ordered a couple of sweets for sharing. We had mini croissants, twisted chocolate french pastries, egg tart, and pudding. 



After dessert, we split and I went to attend a girlfriend’s party at Ku De Ta. 






Thank you for reading, guys! Till the next update. 

Love, 
Sydney

VENUE DETAILS 

Name: Medz
Address: #B2-01 , Orchard Central, 
181 Orchard Road
Contact: +65 62389028 


Name: Paris Baguette
Address: #02-48/53, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 
435 Orchard Road
Contact: +65 68362010 


Name: Ku De Ta
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, 018971
Contact: +65 6688 7688
Website: http://kudeta.com/singapore/