All posts tagged: singapore

Support the Breast Cancer Foundation with a Staycation

We live in an age where we’re always trying to escape a mundane workday regime and that wanderlust isn’t going anywhere with all the Buzzfeed articles  showing us places “to visit before we die”. And while you save up for long haul trips, staycations are probably the best forms of mini-breaks you can get. Naumi Hotel’s Cloud 9 Infinity Pool I’ve always found boutique hotels to carry a certain kind of charm. They’re smaller, quieter and if you’re lucky, you’ll have the pool all to yourself on a scorching weekday afternoon. (Or for a late night dip – with or without chips.) Plus, room for character. Or rather, rooms with character. Take Naumi Hotel for example: Gabrielle is a classic Coco Chanel inspired room While Nirwana lets you dive into Andy Warhol’s quirky persona Naumi Hotel on Seah Street Naumi Liora on Keong Saik Road Naumi Hotels celebrate the Festival of Colours in support of Breast Cancer Foundation This month, Naumi Hotels will be celebrating the Festival of Colours, Holi – an ancient Hindu festival …

Pasarbella @ The Grand Stand

Pasarbella doesn’t run parallel to London’s Borough Market or Fremantle in Perth. However, it did ooze mildly of their characteristic vibes. And with air-conditioning, of course.  On the whole, it was like a maze. A maze of temptations with beautiful crockery, jarred jams and minimalistic cakes on display. We found ourselves back at the exact same spot after turning a few corners before the might wave of realisation dawned upon me — that it just wasn’t as big as I thought it’d be. Still, there were tons to discover and it’s definitely a nice weekend escape. Plus if anyone is interested, the exit between the florist and the hot dog stall gives you a panoramic view of the rugby fields. The Cheese Ark – sells cheese and anything to with it. I’m talking cheese boards, crackers, wines and jams. On the same glossy brown paper that your chicken rice to-go comes wrapped with, 5 varieties of cheese sit in cubes for your sampling. If you’re not ready to commit to an entire block of cheese, …

Cafe Review: RONIN

One of the newest kids in Singapore’s cafe scene doesn’t even have a signboard, or any clear indication from the outside that amazing blends of Genovese coffee are being brewed behind those heavily tinted doors. Walking past and missing this space will be nothing but a shame so look out for the giant metal plate that reads 17 Hong Kong Street, cos that’s the only way I’ll be able to point the shop out to you. There is however no surprise to this “phantom-like” style since RONIN comes from the same good people behind The Plain and The Bravery, similarly inconspicuous along the streets. The Interior Suffice to say, I fell head over heels with the break in uniformity with their furniture. It’s like an orchestra, an ensemble of different chairs and tables that serve the same purpose with a varied sitting experience. Sit at the round communal table with strangers and a smile might spark a conversation, or you might very well wish they weren’t in the background to ruin your shot for the …