Category Archives: Food

Check out my Delicious and Healthy Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn Lunchbox | Ena Lifestyle Review

Do you pack lunch to work? Cause if you do, this post is for you!

The other day, I packed a home cooked meal and I’m so happy with my new Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox that I’d like to share more about my experience with you…

My home is never lacking of food because my Mum loves to cook, has lots of ingredients and food in the kitchen and my married sister loves to buy me desserts whenever she visits weekly! I know, I know, lucky me! 😀

So it was perfect to have my Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox so I can pack all of these goodies, home-cooked noodles and salad, fresh tomatoes and Japanese desserts~

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Packing Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn | Enabalista Blog Review_0002My pretty Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox in “Wool” design.

What’s great about this lunch box is that it is a Heat Retaining, Vaccum Insulated Lunchbox, with a Sleek design and Stainless steel, High Copper finishing containers – more of these in the visuals below! 😉

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Isn’t she a beauty? A sight to behold, sure to inspire envious “awws” and “ahs” from classmates or colleagues!

Packing Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn | Enabalista Blog Review_0000This Vaya Tyffyn is capable of holding 1000ml of soup and food contents spilt over 3 handy layers and capable of keeping hot food warm for 5-6  hours.

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I chose to put my noodles with dumpling and soup on the base layer, my potato and fruit salad with fresh tomatoes on the second layer, separated with one of the 3 handy dividers also provided in the set, and lastly but definitely not the least, topping it up with a strawberry puff as dessert!

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Packing Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn | Enabalista Blog Review_0006Top down view, each container comes with a handy cover with a small hold for you to easier pop them out with your finger. I love it!

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Last but not the least, the lunchbox come with a waterproof and heat-retaining “Bag Mat” which you can use as a sling bag in carrying your meal and double up as a meal mat to keep any food spillage in. SO INGENIOUS!

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Here’s my meal that I’m having with my friends, they were so intrigued by my pretty lunch box, and I’m definitely going to prepare more such meals out with my Vaya Tyffyn!

If you’d like one of your very own stylish lunch box, visit their website here and get your 1000ml or 600ml lunch box! 😉

Thanks Vaya Tyffyn for sponsoring this blog post!

x

Ena

Birthday Celebrations & Batam Trip! | July Recap

Continuing on my blog recaps, let’s dive into July, my birthday month! (Check out my June post here if you haven’t)  I’ve also travelled to Bali with friends for Jac’s during the same month and will be posting about the trip in a separate blog post cause otherwise this post would be too long. Once again, tons of food posts below, don’t read on an empty stomach! 😛
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_093Started my month with a homemade sandwich – a regular combination consists of ham, lettuce, cheese & tomatoes – sometimes I cook eggs and add them in too. Easy peasy!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_000Headed down to Wandervale EC for a client meeting.

LAKSA STEAMBOAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Laksa Steamboat Seafood Restaurant 404 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098840. Tel: 62757069

This is really good, about $30-40/pax but fresh ingredients and really yummy Laksa soup base, recommended! 😀
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HokaOneOne Launch

Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-26. Singapore 039594. Telephone: +(65) 6255 0491.

Attended the media preview/launch of HokaOneOne, shoes for running professionals – “crazy” people who go on 500km races!
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Couldn’t resist trying McDonald’s Salted Egg Chicken Burger – I was lucky that I tried one after the complains that the salted egg was too little – so I got one with quite liberal amount, yay! Would most definitely eat one again except it was only on the menu for a limited time.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_006

Birthday Celebration @ Sumiya

181 Orchard Rd, #12-02 Orchard Central, Orchard Central, 238896

It was my first time going to Sumiya at Orchard Central and I enjoyed it! Only except we over ordered and couldn’t finish, hahaha. Also chanced upon really nice photo-taking spots on the rooftop! Always thankful for my friendship with Christabelle and Clarabelle. <3
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BAD CAFE THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED

Not even gonna name the cafe, both Belles recommended this cafe but that day we went, it served up lousy lemonade – granted they replaced it but their service still sucked nonetheless. You’d notice I usually don’t complain about stuff on my blog cause I don’t like to give air time to shitty things but man – this cafe is crap and if you know which it is, don’t ever go back again and I can’t wait to pop a champagne on the day they close. Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_017 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_018

Estee Lauder Global Makeup Artist FW Show

Attended the Estee Lauder’s makeup show and got introduced to a ton of new makeup!

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Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_027Some of my favourite lipstick swatches!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_028 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_029Estee Lauder is also on board the duo lipstick! My favourite combi of the lot!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_030 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_031 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_0323 different looks; work, date & casual weekends.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_033Some of my faves!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_034A engraving machine engraving our lipsticks at the event! Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_046

Sunday @ PunggolBirthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_035Attended Xiao Kai Lao Shi’s event thanks to Starhub! He’s really handsome irl and I remember him sharing about that glow which is really popular on Korean actresses – add that highlight on your cheekbones!

Headed out for a meet up with Fenny at Punggol Pond (which is actually at Hougang).
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Skincare goodies!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_041Was sent over some products from Gobigoun (Korea), This Placenta Power mask is super good… and under the rader… When I saw a store stocking it at Myeong Dong it was selling a piece for like $10/piece! Is it worth it? $10 is too much for me to shell out for a piece, but it definitely hydrates my skin intensely.
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_042They also have a Placenta Power moisturizer, but haven’t put this to the test yet.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_043TheFaceShop’s The Therapy lotion and moisturizer.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_044And TFS Make My Sexy Back mist spray (replacing my powder), cute nail polish and free masks and samples cause I signed up as a member, yay!
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_019Another pic of skincare + nail care; been really loving the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion – one of my favourite toners I’ve used in 2016!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_045Breadtalk sent this over – super cute electronic fan I must say!
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_047Also got sent over these Nivea goodies – Micellar Water is a marked improvement from the previous version and used the lotions for Batam trip!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_048Kiehl’s New Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate.
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_049What I packed for my Batam / Batam trips! Head over to my post about Zaful loots here.

Dream // Soup Spoon x Brazil Food Tasting

Met up with Fenny again for Soup Spoon tasting and took some OOTDs before that!
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Clio Korean Morning Beauty Booster Recipe @ Boufe Cafe

Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_056This was so good! Not usually a fan of granola but this is so good.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_057Amazing drink that changes colour!
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Kanshoku Ramen Bar w Family 

277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #01-06, 238858

We tried a bit of everything, truffle soup ramen was good, but for the other times I went back after this, I opted for their regular ramen! 🙂 The cold veg was surprisingly good, the chicken was not good – don’t order it!

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Batam Trip @ Nongsa Point Marina & Resort with AyersBirthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_062lol pls ignore my obvious double eye lid sticker here.

We were really hungry and had a late dinner around 9+ at the resort. It’s about SGD$10 so it’s not cheap for Batam standards but ok for restaurant standard.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_109 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_110 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_111This was so good, we had it again for lunch before we left. <3Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_112Brought Auolive skincare for the trip! Very fuss free indeed.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_113Added in hair care from Phil Smith (fave hair oil) and Nivea sunblocks.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_063Love buffet breakfast at the resort!

Enjoy the views!
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Lunch at Panties Pizza @ Batam Plaza

This was cheap and good! Go with a huge group and try tons of different flavours!
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Dinner at 555(?)

Ok, so the mistake we made was to take up the resort’s driver’s offer to go on a “day trip intinerary” with him and he gave us ALL THE SHITTY RECOMMENDATIONS. 🙁 So other than our Batam Plaza choice, he brought us to a bad massage place and this terrible dinner place, urgh.
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_073The coconuts were NOT FRESH. 🙁Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_074I don’t eat prawns but I didn’t miss out on anything.
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_075 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_076Lunch before we left! Love how happy and vibrant this photo is! <3Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_080Thanks Jie Jie for getting me this strawberry shortcake! <3Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_081NDP Preview which I wrote about on my Dayre here.

Michael Trio Event // Birthday Celebration at Chicken Up

Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_082Wore my Kapten & Son watch out, loving the black face and rosegold band!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_083 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_084With fellow bloggers at Michael trio event!

Dinner at Chicken Up, my first time there!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_085 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_086 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_087 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_089Everything was really good but we ate so little of it cause we were all so health conscious LOL should opt for health food next time!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_090 Lisa, Tiffy & Ethel <3
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_091Thanks girls! <3
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_092Another basket of skincare goodies from Hada Labo and Skin Aqua! (Sorry it’s a little over exposed!)

Dinner with bestie Fion

Bestie’s treat to Korean good at Manna Story at Plaza Singapura. Food was so-so in my opinion. Nothing to shout about. Would go again only if I was craving Korean food and in the area. Would prefer Seoul Yummy at Bugis+ over this option!

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I have some more photos from a Jap food / ramen dinner with my family and korean dinner with bestie Fion but those won’t load. 🙁 Will have to skip then! *Edit: I manage to load them, yay!

Thank you for reading! Till the next one! <3

X

Ena

Lunch at Whitegrass @ Chijmes is Bomb | June Recap

Hey hey!

The months have been kinda crazy, to say the least and I’ve most definitely neglected my blog. 🙁 Now that crazy January is over, and I’m slowing easing back to a somewhat more normal schedule and quitting on Korean dramas and Youtube binge watching, I’ll be compiling each month’s happening into one post each, so we’ve got 8 to go considering this is June 2016’s recap! XD Just compiling the photos for June into this post and looking back at the fond memories made me smile, I hope you’ll enjoy this post and come to enjoy the upcoming months’ updates as much as I enjoy looking back at them! Also, I’m more convinced to get active on Youtube moving forward (promise I will once I clear these 8 posts!) because it will be way more fun looking back via videos! I won’t be linking to brands and websites as I’d usually do (to save time, really) – but if you see any brands / products / whatever that a quick google doesn’t answer, let me know in comments below and I will do my best to get back to you. X

Fashion Show @ Orchard Gateway Featuring Local Designer Brand Revasseur

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With friends during a flea @ Suntec!Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0004

The Face Shop @ Tampines One Opening
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The Therapy is an update on their popular SMIM range!Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0045

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Sally Hansen’s Complete Care 7in1Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0013

Tact.Sg Media Preview
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Back at ERA Monday Runs <3 
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Sandro FW 2016

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Watch the vlog here!:

Lunch @ Hob Nob Fish & ChipsFashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0023Met up with Gabby and Seb for discussions about videos, wishing them all the best in their endeavours while I will embark and venture into creating my own Youtube content! Definitely challenging but what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger!

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Was totes obsessed with Kdrama Lucky Romance
Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0025Can’t get over how hot Lee Soo Hyuk is even when he’s frustrated and brooding… #SoHot #Swoons

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Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0033Was also obsessed with her hair colour in this show. Not so much anymore now, lol. And yes I get a lot of my fashion and beauty influences from K-Drama.

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Auolive Media Lunch @ Whitegrass 
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Can I just say i freakingggg love the food here at Whitegrass – if you love me please bring me here on a date. kthxbye.Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0040 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0041

Nails done @ De Arteastiq Nails. Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0042 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0043

I was exactly the 100,000th follower of Dayre @blog! #cheapthrill, lol. Follow me on my micro-blog Dayre if you haven’t already! >>Here<<Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0044Sometimes the sunset from my house can be really pretty. <3

GHD Styler Blogger Event 
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Dinner at Bridge @ 31 Seah Street

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Watch my vlog here!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! Comment or DM me on IG if you did ya! <3

x

Ena

5D4N Best of Korean Beauty, Food & Culture!

Hi guys!!!

You might have already seen my first blog post for my Korea trip, if you haven’t, check it out here -> 7 Recommended Beauty & Wellness Spots in Korea!

As mentioned at the end of the previous Korea trip post, I want to follow up with another blog post featuring the Korean Cultural and Food spots… But after some deliberation, I decided I’d do this massive blog post detailing pretty much the entire trip, well cus’ there’s so much information and random bits and pieces of my trip that won’t quite fall into “Cultural and Food” features. So here’s my recent 5D4N Korea trip blog post and photo diary! It definitely took me a long long while (>6 hours and counting, broke up in a few sittings) to get this post up and frankly a lot of inertia on my part to get into it – nonetheless, I’m just glad it’s finally up! 😀 I’m gonna try to follow up with a video compilation of snippets of the trip as well – so you can look out for that too! 🙂

Okayyy so let’s just get right into it! 😉

Pre Korea Trip

Bid my sister good bye as she would be leaving for her Phd studies in London while I am in Korea. We took Asiana airline with pretty good service and food! Definitely no qualms flying with them again. Sat next to Carolyn our friendly KTO Singapore personnel for both to & fro trips, glad to have someone familiar next to me to chat and enjoy meals with instead of being alone! 😀 Carolyn had the Bibimbap meal while I chose a fish option… which smelled a lot more appetising than it tasted, hence I opted for the Bibimbap meal on the trip back to Singapore, heh!

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Asiana airlines midnight flight to Korea!
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Korea Day 1:
Udong Noodles at Chungha
Incheon Songwol-dong Fairytale Village
Pocheon Herb Island
Dinner at Gogung
Lotte City Myeong Dong
Chimac Dinner at Myeong Dong

Udong Noodles at Chungha

We had Udong noodles at Chungha for our first breakfast in Korea. Before that, we had about 20 min to freshen up at at the airport toilet – makeup and change of outfit to be ready for our first day! I’m not a Udon noodles fan – but after this meal, I have a renewed appreciation for Udon noodles! The way Koreans do Udon is so tasty and the little puffs you see are fried crispies (is that how you spell it, lol). It’s not life changing, but if you’ll be passing by this restaurant I’d definitely recommend trying the Udon here. 🙂

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Incheon Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village

After getting filled up, we headed for Incheon’s Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village – it’s a fusion fairy tale village where it combines both Disney and local Korean fair tales! Very whimsical and cute, definitely recommended for fairy tale lovers to come by and check out this place that’s like a story book (or many fairytales) coming alive! I highly recommend planning a trip here the first thing in the morning from 9-10am to avoid the crowd which will start swarming in after 10am  and it’d be hard to take pictures.

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And of course, a more age appropriate group on what seems like a class outing. 🙂
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Lunch At Pocheon Herb Island

For lunch, we headed to Pocheon Herb Island for a western chicken chop meal which was huge – I only finished 1.5 pieces. They also served up edible flowers which was interesting. Pocheon Herb Island isn’t an island but a european style day resort with flower and herb gardens, herb healing center, bakery, shops, restaurant – mostly boasting with natural ingredients harvested from the “island” itself. I super love the essential oils and teas and regret not stocking up more while I was there – they were very reasonably priced and I highly recommend getting more if you’re planning a trip there. Also, it’s recommended to stay until the night to watch the lights in the night which gets pretty enchanting and magical! Unfortunately we left before dusk as we had to head off for our dinner. Entry to the island is ticketed and additional costs for meals and spa. For more about Herb Healing Center Spa and Herb Island photos and review, head over to my previous post. For more information, visit official website here and Visit Korea english website here.

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Bibimbap Dinner at Gogung

For our first dinner, we had Korea’s famous Bibimbap (mixed rice) at a local’s favourite brand – Gogung restaurant – apparently they have a few outlets throughout Korea so you can easily locate one when you’re in Korea – Koreans have Bibimbap in a steel bowl during summer and stone bowl during winter. The bowl was however too huge for most of us bloggers – I recommend sharing a bowl if you don’t eat a lot of rice and ordering more sides for sharing!

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Chimac Dinner Round 2 with Livia

After dinner, I met up with my local friend Livia for Chimac – which is chicken and beer, a trending favourite supper meal among locals, before street shopping. It was my first Chimac experience and 678 Chimac store at Myeong Dong is a great choice – I’ve had my fair share of Korean fried chicken/equivalent in Singapore – 4 Fingers, Bonchon, WingStop but seriously the Korean one takes the cake – idk why the chicken is SOO soft and tender on the inside?! Must be some kind of special recipe – unfortunately the servings were hugeee and we couldn’t finish both the fish udon soup and chicken. Both items were amazing I would most definitely go back and order both items again. chimac-dinner-myeong-dong-streets-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0007A short stroll from Lotte City Myeong Dong Hotel where I stayed.

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Korea Day 2:
K-Makeover at Beaute 101
Lunch at Duggi Tteok-bokki
Garosu-gil Simone Handbag Museum
Spa Lei
Dinner at Black Pig Korea
Seokchon Lake Super Moon Exhibition

Decided to gym twice during my trip and made it on day 2. Both times it was around 15 min but it was nonetheless great to kick start the day with – I don’t have a gym to go to back home and after this trip I realize how great it is to have one. The good news is that the gym right next door to my place (ok, 5 min walk) is opening soon and I’ve already signed up. My tip is to wear gym clothes to sleep and wake up and go down to gym, so less inertia and more motivation, since you’re already dressed for it!  HA. 😉day-2-morning-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0000

Had Angel in US coffee to go more for most of our mornings. <3

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K-Makeover at Beaute 101

Have shared quite a fair bit about this in my previous post!

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Lunch at Duggi Tteok-bokki

We had lunch at Duggi Tteok-bokki, for 9000-10,000won it’s all you can eat and a lot of instant and fried food choices – not a big fan but after speaking to a Korean friend, he was telling me that it was probably because we didn’t know how to prepare the food properly? – I’m not sure if you know how to – perhaps this is a place best visited with locals who can serve up a mean meal with the ingredients! 🙂 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0013 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0000 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0001 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0002 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0003 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0004 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0005 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0006 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0007 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0009 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0008 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0010 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0011 duggi-dokbokki-lunch-review-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0012

Simone Handbag Museum at Garosu-gil 

After lunch we headed to check out branded and exquisite handbags from past and present at Simone Handbag Museum – this really reminded me of my LASALLE days and especially our fashion exposure industry trip to Hong Kong. If you’re a fashion student. fashion or history lover – I recommend dropping by and catering at least 30-60 min and opt for a guided tour cause the guide shed so much more valuable insights to the bags on display then we would have gained if we were just looking at it by ourselves – it’s best to call in to make an appointment and the guide/curator can speak pretty decent english – way better than she’s willing to take credit for. 🙂 There’s a really impressive bag studio at the basement and if you’re based in Korea – you can sign up for a class of 4 lessons to learn how to DIY/custom make your own bag. P.S. Photos are technically not allowed in the museum displays, but I sneaked these, lol.
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Garosugil Gangnam Streets

After checking out the museum, we had a short interval to walk and shop the streets of Garosugil Gangnam – which is a great place to people watch – the people along Gangnam streets are very stylish and chic – if I had the chance, I’d like to spend hours just people watching while enjoying a cuppa coffee at Coffeesmith cafe.garosugil-gangnam-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0000 garosugil-gangnam-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0002 garosugil-gangnam-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0003 garosugil-gangnam-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0004 garosugil-gangnam-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0006 garosugil-gangnam-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0007

Spa Lei

We headed for Spa Lei with a short 1 hour interval so we didn’t manage to get to do much except touring the space and soaking our feet in the hot spa towards the end – photos are strictly not allowed but we had the manager’s supervision to take these while we were inside, specially for our review. For more info., visit my previous post here.

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BBQ Dinner at Black Pig Korea

If you’re fan of BBQ pork then this is where you’ll be right at home, hahaha. I don’t think I’ve seen any BBQ shops quite as good as this one – on hindsight the smoke suction and the entire shop and service was incredible – I don’t recall smelling like BBQ when I left the shop. Am personally not a huge fan of pork or BBQ in general but definitely appreciate the experience here.

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Super Moon Installation at Seokchon Lake

Can I just say I really enjoyed and appreciate the Super Moon? Super Moon is an installation at Seokchon which coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival when the Moon is the rounded and brightest – so a lot of locals – young and old, couples and in groups were out to admire both the Super Moon and real moon. It was very nice and heartwarming to see grandpas, couples, families with young kids out in the park admiring the installation. And I super love how restful and super cute the Super Moon is!

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Myeong Dong Street Shopping (2nd Night)

For our 2nd night, Joyce, Siaw Ee and I proceeded to Myeong Dong for street snacks and shopping! Shall let the photos do the talking~

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 Korea Day 3:
Breakfast
Kwangdong Oriental Hospital “Oriental Relax Treatment”
Lunch @ Nonhyeon Ginseng Chicken Soup
Site Inspection @ S Class Spa
Barista Experience @ Cafe Teh Bean
Hongdae
King Crab Dinner @ Kim & Kim

After a quick hotel breakfast, Joyce and I came down to Angel in Us for our morning coffee. 🙂

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Kwangdong Oriental Hospital  “Oriental Relax Treatment”

And then we headed for our first visit of the day – where we experienced various treatments – I had my very first acupuncture session! More photos and information over here.

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Lunch @ Nonhyeon Ginseng Chicken Soup

Definitely recommend spot for traditional Korean ginseng chicken soup and porridges! I’m a fan of both and I would like to come back here again! As usual, the servings are huge – I recommend sharing.

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Site Inspection @ S Class Spa

We visited this luxe S Class Spa – they have this really interesting couple suite that has 2 beds for couple massage and even a love tub for soaking and it looks like a hotel suite. Will post up a picture of it below. Prices are about 200,000 won / ~S$250upwards per pax. For more information, visit their website heres-class-spa-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0003 s-class-spa-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0000 s-class-spa-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0001 s-class-spa-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0002

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Yup, this is the interesting couple room that looks like a hotel suite.

Hongdae, Barista Class @ Cafe The Bean

We had a really interesting Cafe Barista Class at Cafe the Bean located close to Hongdae. So some pictures of the neighbourhood before the class!

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King Crab Dinner @ Kim & Kim

It’s honestly hard to pick a favourite meal in Korea cause I have a few – but I can say this was my favourite dinner! The King Crab, the soup base, the seafood – top shell, salmon, the rice – everything was SO GOOD. The only issue would be having too much of a good thing(s) in one meal? LOL. So the idea is to come here with a sizable group (at least 4-5) and order to share!

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Hongdae Shopping & Night Out

After Kim & Kim, we walked back to contine shopping at Hongdae! And then Siaw Ee and Brenda left to meet their friends respectively. So Joyce and I continued shopping and had desserts before I met my friend Taeseong; for supper and a walk around Hongdae club scene before heading back to the hotel!

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Korea Day 4:
Angel in Us Cafe Breakfast
K-Style Hub
Grevin Museum
Lunch @ Insadong Chon Restaurant
Sulwhasoo Flagship Store
Myeong Dong Osulloc Tea House
Dinner @ Top Cloud

Joyce and I wanted to try a different breakfast so we headed out of our hotel on the Saturday morning… but our hotel is in a CBD area so there wasn’t many choices available. So we headed back to the Angel In Us cafe where we have our usual coffees. HA.

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K-Style Hub

K-Style Hub is a tourist information and experience center for tourists to learn more about all things Korean – culture, food, technology. We had the most fun with the Virtual Reality booths where we tried on goggles and experienced virtual skiing and taking wefies with popular Kpop stars, in our case we chose Big Bang members! We had about an hour here, but you can probably spend half a day here and still not be bored!

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Grevin Museum

Grevin Museum is a wax museum from Paris. It’s not as famous as Madame Tussauds’s from London but it’s equally as good or even more innovative than the latter. I DID NOT EXPECT TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN. I definitely recommend it. For 18,000 won / S$21 is WORTH IT.  I don’t want to raise your expectations too high cause obviously we went without expectations and were floored – from interactive games to hob-nobbing with notable figures past and present to getting cosy with celebrities from Hollywood to Hallyu fame – you’re bound to enjoy one, if not many elements of this museum. Also, they have a “make your own wax figure” experience which is pretty cool and a fun activity for families with children to experience. Again, will let the photos do the talking! grevin-museum-visit-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista1-jpg-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0000 grevin-museum-visit-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista1-jpg-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0006

MOST ENTERTAINING – no kidding! grevin-museum-visit-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista1-jpg-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0001 grevin-museum-visit-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista1-jpg-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0007 grevin-museum-visit-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista1-jpg-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista_0010 How many of these notable figures can you name? 😉
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Lunch @ Insadong Chon

Taking a breather to stock take how long this post is, LOL. And I am more than half way through – I can do this. HAHA.

Lunch here IS FREAKING AWESOME. If you’re like me and you like traditional Korean meals then this is highly recommended – I tried to look for the address (thanks to Linda!), and I THINK it’s this one, hopefully the numbers still work!

INSADONG CHON
Insadong Sam Gil, Seoul, Korea
Phone: 02 720 4888 | mobile: 011 9875 4349

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Sulwhasoo Flagship Store

Another beauty feature you can find in my previous post here. 🙂

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Osulloc Tea House @ Myeong Dong

I love green tea, in case you don’t already know – I drink a cup of sugar free green tea each night before I sleep for the calming and detox benefits. And I love the flavour! So it was perfect to enjoy a cup of matcha latte and caramel/chestnut (we didn’t figure out what the brown cake flavour was, but it tastes better than the matcha cake, lol) here! They even have drip green tea here – didn’t get to try that, maybe next time! Highly recommend purchases to make include Osulloc green tea satchets, green tea powder and green tea spread! Also a tip to check out level 2 for more seats with nice decor as well!

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Dinner @ Top Cloud

I know I mentioned Kim and Kim was my favourite dinner – that’s in terms of taste – but for ambience, Top Cloud’s the top choice. High up on a building – with live band music in the background, beautiful city skyline in the night, a discerning crowd, enjoyable company – and have I mentioned a really cute waitery(?!! Sorry no photos but he looks like a skinny version of Hyun Bin) Top Cloud is the place to bring your date. enjoy the time there and make beautiful memories together. 🙂

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Day 5 (Last Day)
Hotel Check Out
Heyri Art Village: Alive Museum
Lunch @ Chaesundang
Airport
Back to Singapore!

I wasn’t planning to get up earlier for gym but a very kind friend *coughs* reminded me the night before so I kept to my promise and got up early on Sunday, pulled my weary self and went down to gym and pretty much walked and jogged for the 15 min there. Is it weird that I really enjoyed or came to appreciate my view at the gym? Like every morning I’d wake up and watch people stroll and walk to work (my room view is the same as the gym’s). And well, on Sundays there weren’t any but it just made me reflect – it’s funny how easily humans can become attached to things and surroundings. 🙂
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Joyce left a bag in the room so we sneaked a pic while waiting for her before we went down to catch our mini van. 🙂 We missed a picture with my super friendly and helpful Ajusshi driver – he, along with Heather our tour guide and interpreter (far left below!) – they are the epitome of taking pride in their work – so joyful and professional – and it’s such a pleasure to be in their presence. 🙂last-day-check-out-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalistah-campina-watch-review-enabalista1-jpg-best-of-seoul-korea-food-and-culture-enabalista_0002

Heyri Art Village

For our last cultural spot we checked out Heyri Art Village – which would be a great family spot – dads can chill at cafe (if they don’t want to join the kids – and mums and children can visit the children’s fairytale museums and exhibitions. Well, we spotted an “Erotic art” museum so i guess that’s for adults only? HAHA. Seriously though,  I think this is a great place to enjoy lunch, cafe hope, check out the museum and the flowers here are very pretty too. 🙂

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Next we checked out Alive museum – after getting spoiled by Grevin Museum – it’s hard to be impressed , but we still had fun! 🙂
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Our Siaw Ee gamed for some interesting photo moments at Alive Museum! 🙂

Lunch @ Chaesundang

Chaesundang was my favourite lunch spot while in Korea – the seafood was SO FRESH and the seafood porridge was REALLY good, as you can probably tell I tried to control myself but I still ate a lot and gained about 2 kg during the trip. #NoRegrets though! HAHAHA.

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Airport!

We had a very easy and smooth process of getting our tax refunds – i had about 8,000 won back which was more than enough for a cup of green tea latte and melon ice cream at Paris Baguette –  I wanted to chill so I missed out on last minute duty free shopping at Korea which stocks all your popular Korean skincare and makeup brands like Laneige, Sulwhasoo and Hera, to name a few!

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Back home in SG!

Special and big thanks to Carolyn and KTO Singapore (be sure to follow them on FB for exciting KR-SG updates!) for making this trip possible! Also thanks to Heather and driver Ajusshi for taking such good care of us while we were there. Shoutout to my fellow travel mates, Joyce, Brenda and Siaw Ee – the entire trip was extra sweet with you girls around! <3

About 8 hours in the making for this blog post! Hope you found it interesting, inspiring and helpful for planning your next trip to Korea! 😉

x

Ena

Belated Updates | CNY 2016 Happenings!

Alright, so I’m just gonna get the white elephant out of the way first by addressing a very obvious issue that this blog post consists of updates that are about half a year late. In case you’re wondering why, it’s because majority of the events I attend/products sent to me for review are non-obligatory, meaning it’s not compulsory for me to blog about them. So I procrastinate on these updates. That said, I always make it a point to update more promptly on my Instagram (@ena_teo) However because I’m invited as a blogger, I still want to make it a point for me to blog about them! I’ve been on a hiatus on July taking 2 trips abroad with friends so that’s caused quite a delay in my blog post schedule as well. And if you’ve read my previous blog compilation here,  you’ll know that I’m changing to a blog compilation method instead of updating by event/product review so I can be more prompt in my blog updates as well! And if I can say so myself, I think it makes for a more interesting read as a casual reader although it also means that if you’re googling for a specific event/product review that led to my/this post, you’ll end up reading about a few other topics/things that you’re not here for… Well, you gain some, you lose some I guess? Hopefully more gain than loss in my case and yours! 😛 And oh, I’m also counting down to my blog post updates because I’m slowly but surely migrating over to the Youtube platform, I’ve created a Youtube channel (Enabalista) long ago, bought a vlog camera earlier this year and recently acquired a ring light! So you can totally expect my reviews and sharing to transit from blog text to video format! Exciting times huh!!!

Enough with the long introduction, whilst I was prepping the photos for this post, I’m reminded of the interesting Chinese New Year (CNY) events I’ve attended and once again, amazed at how time flies, it literally seemed just like yesterday that the new year started and now we’re way past the half year mark already?! On one hand I’m convicted of what a sloth/major procrastinator I’ve been and yet on the very same note I am very eager to transit over to the weekly vlog format to keep up to date (closer to date, at least, lol) my current/future happenings! Alright, #leggo!

Lazada First Blogger Bazaar

So Lazada invited me for their very first blogger bazaar (and it took me half a year to update about it on the blog, yes I feel bad T-T). And we had a blast just checking out a lottt of items that they stock on their site!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0001Beginning with their beauty segment, Lazada stocks up L.A. Girl makeup.
Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0002Kinohimitsu body care supplements. They’re offering free shipping with S$60 purchase!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0003If you’re a fan of SK-II, Lazada has it too. So I really like Lazada because their product prices are really competitive. I bought my Canon G7X from Lazada too!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0004Playnomore bags, a popular Korean brand & Michael Kors bags, watches & more.

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0005A wide range of jewellery!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0006As well as sunglasses & watches. Apparently Lazada staff says watches are really popular on Lazada!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0007Me thinks these watches, especially the Kate Spade watch is pretty cute! You can find something similar here.
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Thank you Lazada Singapore for inviting me to the blogger bazaar & for these gifts! <3

My V-Day Goth Look

So #ICYMI, this year’s V-day coincided with CNY and to celebrate my very single-ness, I decided to dress up in a kick-ass attire and make up to head out to KFC dinner with my sister. >U<
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0000 My eyesight isn’t the best, so I like to snap photos of the board and zoom in on my phone and read the signs, LOL.
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0001 Our very very disappointing KFC dinner. The chicken pieces were so small and unsatisfying! It was especially bad cause they were running all these ads that really had my hopes up. This is at the Bedok Central outlet (not Bedok Mall). T_T Cheesy BBQ Meltz was the saving grace though! It’s just sad that chicken at KFC is not as tasty as before? 🙁 It was so bad that I didn’t ever want to step back into KFC. KFC has lost so much of its game these days and it’s so sad cause we literally grew up with Macs and KFC. Well, at least thank God Macs is still relevant? HAHA. I feel nostalgic even for fastfood, I know. T_TCNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0002 Check out this girl.
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Can’t waste the make up I had on. So cue selfies!
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Penhaligons x CNY

Penhaligons invited a small and intimate group of beauty bloggers over for a session at their ION boutique and we indulged (there’s no other way of expressing it) in their fragrances and I seriously enjoyed hearing the staff regaling all these beautiful stories behind each of the scents he was introducing. Such a great story teller he is!
Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0000Penhaligon’s seriously gorgeous Empressa marbled packaging.

Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0001Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach, Empressa’s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.
Cr: Penhaligons website.

I wasn’t kidding when I say Penhaligon’s staff regales us with stories of their fragrances – they literally speak in these terms you just read above. How else do you define one’s experience with such fine stories and fragrances other than using the word indulge? 😉 #rhetoricalquestion

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Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0006 Yeap, that’s the awesome Penhaligon’s staff with an impeccable memory and story telling ability. I can’t recall his name (sorry!) but I think he was based at the MBS outlet. He is so good that if you’re thinking of purchasing a perfume and want to indulge in a great Penhaligon’s fragrance profiling experience, I highly recommend calling in first to book an appointment first with this fine Indian staff.Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0007 Love the box set, so exquisite!Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0008 Unboxing my Empressa perfume. <3

Nespresso CNY Dinner |  Umutima & Tanim

Have you ever had such a great dining experience that it leaves a deep impression? Nespresso’s CNY dinner was one such dinner. It might have been the excellent cuisine (as an experience at Saint Pierre would warrant nothing short of that), the invigorating coffee or vivacious dinner company but one thing’s for sure, the dinner was nothing short of memorable!
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0000Matthieu Pougin, Country Manager of Nespresso sharing about the new flavours and environment friendly measures Nespresso is adopting such as recycling the capsules, before the dinner.

Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0001 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0002 This coffee cocktail martini was so good, guys.Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0003Love the personalized touch of having my own namecard at dinner! <3
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0004 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0005One person lou-hei, so fresh!Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0006 Chef Emmanuel Stroobant
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0007 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0008 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0009Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0010 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0011Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0012We submitted our new year wishes so these artists could calligraph them for us! Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0013 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0014 Umutima & Tanim, limited edition flavours. I love the rich, sweet flavour of Tanim!
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0015Guyssss. This foie gras soup is the bomb. If someone asks me what I’d like my last meal on earth to be, I’d pick this. It was raining while we were having dinner, and there’s just something so comforting and soothing about having a good rich soup while it’s raining outside.
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0016 This dessert, I remember it being so special, it’s pepper sorbet, guys. So yes, its spicy and cold. No kidding. It definitely tastes as odd as it sounds, but definitely memorable!Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0017 By this dish we/I was really full. I couldn’t appreciate it properly. T_TNespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0018 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0019 Ended the night with a cuppa orange caramel coffee. Don’t ask me how I still remember it without even referring to any notes after 6-7 months. The brain has an amazing way of recalling things. Or maybe it’s because I liked it so much but I couldn’t drink more than 2 mouths cause I didn’t want to risk insomnia. (So much for typing this out at 5.34am after a cup of ice lemon tea after dinner, well at least it’s Saturday tmr and my first appointment is at 2.45pm. T_T)Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0020 Nespresso also has its own take on red packets. And yes I brought home my dinner namecare! 🙂Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0021 And my well wishes for my readers, calligraphed by the artist at the event! I hope you caught it on my IG then! 😉
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0022 With the boisterous dinner crowd of fellow bloggers+ staff + emcee Benjamin Kheng!

Thank you Nespresso, Saint Pierre and Golin PR for the dinner invite! <3

The Face Shop CC Cushion

TheFaceShop CC Cushion Enabalista_0000(Repost from my IG:)
The Face Shop launched 2 new CC cushions, CC Intense Cover Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and coverage effect and CC Ultra Moist Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and radiance effects. 💁🏻💦Having tried both, I am really impressed with the coverage from the Intense Cover Cushion without feeling too heavy however I personally prefer a more natural (medium coverage) and moisturizing foundation which is the Ultra Moist Cushion version! 💕 The CC Cushions comes in Pure Beige(V103), Apricot Beige(V201) and Natural Beige(V203).

Also, yes The Face Shop has gone through a branding face lift, a sleeker and modern look! Will be sharing more about their recent (yes, not half a year ago, lol, hopefully not half a year later >U<) Tampines One opening and brand revamp!

Fast forward half a year later, I’m still loving the Ultra Moist Cushion and now we have more cover choices!

Thank you TheFaceShop for sending the love! <3

The Body Shop British Rose Collection

When you’ve got your face covered, you can’t neglect your body. (Pun intended). Over the CNY/V-Day period, The Body Shop launched the British Rose collection and my favourites from the range would have to be the shower gel and body scrub. The scent is just lovely without being overly sweet or heavy~! Check out the entire range and prices here.
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Thank you The Body Shop and WOM PR for sending the parcel over! <3

That’s all for this post. 😉
A skincare compilation blog post coming up next, stay tuned~!

x

Ena

Yellow Cup Coffee Date with Belles | #ThrowbackThursday

Sometimes I surprise myself. These days the blogging mojo has been so strong, I’m back to publishing 2-3 posts a week. And that means I’m finally down to blogging about really old backlog and in this case, a coffee date with my belles, aka Christabelle and Clarabelle from 2 years ago. I did a quick check, while fortunately Yellow Cup Coffee still exists (kudos to them and also a testament to their staying power), I can’t promise that the interior and menu is still the same. While prepping for this post, I recall the fun times with belles at this quirky cafe and the food and coffee are fairly decent and reasonably priced (still so, see their menu here) for a cafe brunch. Visit their website for more information here. Maybe it’s time for a revisit to this under the radar cafe soon!
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Yellow Cup Coffee Ena Teo Enabalista_0016Yellow Cup Coffee Ena Teo Enabalista_0019Some things never change, like how I still love greys and monochromatic colours, high socks and black boots, yes really. 

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How times flies, really. Clarabelle and I are both July babies, so we’ll be meeting up to celebrate our birthdays this month, hopefully I won’t be taking another 2 years to post up this year’s celebration photos. 😛

Can’t wait to clear all the back log posts, really! I’ll be moving to a new blog update system where I’ll post up events, reviews, thoughts and what-nots on a weekly or monthly schedule rather than breaking them down on a singular event/review basis because I simply don’t have the luxury of time for those and simply have too much inertia when I think of how tedious / much work / time it takes to do so. I’ll definitely be posting up weekly vlogs on my Youtube channel here – check it out if you haven’t! Let me know if you have any thoughts on the upcoming changes! 😉

x

Ena

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Cantonese Fine Dining at Kai Garden @ Marina Square

I’m a huge fan of Asian, especially Cantonese cuisine. Kai Garden open its doors early this year and you’ll be happy to know that they serve up a mean course. Here’s what I’ve tried, read on to find out which ones are highly recommended! 😉
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0013 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0012 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0002 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0006Chilled Cherry Foie Gras. I’d definitely pick this over the other Chilled Mini Tomato with Sweet Plum because I’m a Foie Gras lover and not a fan of sour food. Also, I am fascinated with how they made this. The thin later over the Foie Gras tastes like jelly. It tastes decadent.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0003This is not on the menu, its scallop over fruits, and it’s great.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0004 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0005The Chilled Mini Tomatoes with Sour Plum. I guess if you’re a fan of sour plums, you’d like this!
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0007We had a choice of Double-boiled Japanese Matsutake (mushrooms) Served in Hot Pot or Shark’s Fin in Supreme Collagen Stock. I picked the former. This soup is boiled with pork and it tastes great. The manner of serving is also very unique, as it came in a teapot and pours out to a small tea cup.

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Leanne opted for Shark’s Fin in Supreme Collagen Stock. I do wish restaurants would stop serving Shark’s Fin. Fish collagen is great, but we don’t need to eat Shark’s Fin.

Next we have Signature Crispy Peking Duck!Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0008The many coloured skins/wraps that comes along to serve up the Peking Duck.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0009 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0011The staff slicing the crispy Peking Duck.

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0010I love this. The 5 types of serving sauces. I like the Traditional Sauce.

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0015 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0016 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0017 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0018Each skin wrap has a different flavour, the taste of which isn’t remarkable but I do like the various colours. 

And then we have Garoupa in Lobster Soup!Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0019 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0020The staff brings out the Garoupa and serves up the dish bowl by bowl, as the fresh fish is blanched before placing into the soup bowl. Don’t you agree that the presentation of the Garoupa is spectacular?

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0021Ingredients placed into the bowl.

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0022Blanched fresh fish slices served in the lobster soup. Unfortunately I am allergic to lobster, so I cannot comment on the taste of this. But it looks amazing.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0023Next we have Sweet and Sour Pork on the Rocks.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0024I highly recommend this dish. It’s hot on the inside and crispy and cold on the outside.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0025 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0026 Deep Fried Vegetarian Roll.Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0027Love the generous serving of the ingredients and the pumpkin puree.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0028Another highly recommended dish: Pan Fried Charcoal Pork Bun. This is amazing. We were already so full by this dish, but it still tastes amazing.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0029For desserts we had Chilled Fresh Coconut Puree. I am not a fan of coconut but this tastes like Birds Nest (it is not) but it does and I love this.
Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0031With Kai Garden‘s owner and executive chef, Fung Chi Keung and Leanne. Chef Fung was previous Group Executive Chef for Paradise Group.

Take a look at the pretty restaurant:Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0037

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0032Private room.

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0033Another private room.

Gorgeous city skyline view in the night:Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0034 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0035 Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0036

Kai Garden Cantonese Cuisine Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0038Live seafood on display.

I’d highly recommend Kai Garden for family dinners and dim sums, whilst the price per pax averages $60 (or more, depending on what you order), it undoubtedly serves superb Cantonese dishes with a twist that will delight both the young and old.

Check out my Youtube video of Kai Garden here:

Visit Kai Garden:
#03-128A/B, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, 039594
+65 6250 4826

Check out their websites:
Official website

Facebook

Instagram

Thank you Kai Garden Singapore and Sharon Vu for the media tasting invite.

x

Ena

Parents Will Love Gu Ma Jia’s!

What kind of dishes do your parents like? My parents, being traditional chinese love their chinese dishes. For special occasions family dinners we will usually order stir fry dishes or go to chinese restaurants. Writing this blog post reminds me that I should bring them down to Gu Ma Jia’s, my sister and I both agree that they will love the dishes there.

Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0013 Let’s just dive straight into the dishes we had from Gu Ma Jia’s food tasting! 🙂
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0000We started the dinner with Gu Ma Jia’s Vinegar Enzyme drink.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0001We had Gu Ma Jia’s Signature Beancurd, Crispy on the outside and soft inside, with a tasty dipping sauce.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0002Kyoto Pork Ribs – a feast for the eyes as well with the fire show!
I will be including a video at the end of the post, so you can watch the fire in action too, heh!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0003Kyoto Pork Ribs is sooo delicious and tender – highly recommended!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0004Another top favourite, Kai Lan Yuan Yang – it is fried till it is crispy.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0005Prawn and Salted Egg Yoke. I’m allergic to prawns so I didn’t try the prawn but the egg yolk sauce/gravy is delicious! I love salted egg yolk dishes so much!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0006Claypot Wine Chicken with Ginger and Sesame Oil is another hot favourite dish. Frankly, I don’t know how we managed to eat so much that night, hahaha.

Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0007Gu Ma Jia’s Award Winning Assam Fish Head, is sweet and sour and hits all the right spots! I know my mum will love this.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0008Ooohhhh… This is one of my personal favourites – Ubin Lala Beehoon. I love clams and the sweetness of it. This dish is super generous with all the lala(clams) and egg ingredients! 

Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0009Another special occasion top picks, White Pepper Crab. The white pepper has the kick!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0010Glutinous rice with vanilla ice cream, I really like this dessert! A blend of hot and cold, savoury and sweet.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0011More desserts, Mango pudding, White Fungus and Vinegar Enzyme Jelly.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0012The vinegar enzyme jars kept in store!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Since 2009.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0015Thank you Gu Ma, Agnes ATMC PR for the media invite!

Watch a short video compilation here:

 

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Thank you Gu Ma & ATMC PR For the delicious dishes!

Visit Gu Ma Jia:
45 Tai Thong Crescent Sennett Estate Singapore 347866
Phone: +6285 2023
http://gumajia.com.sg

x

Ena

What’s good at Coco Ichibanya?

I’m a huge fan of Japanese curry rice because the curry is tasty without being too spicy and I love the crispy cutlets in the curry rice, hence I’m a fan of Coco Ichibanya and have dined at their Somerset and Star Vista outlets before attending the launch preview at Plaza Singapura. Another really belated review/post but presumably all the items are still on the menu! 🙂Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0008You can choose from an array of 5 spicy levels! I usually opt for level 1 cause I like my Japanese curry without much spice, lol. And the max I’d go is level 3.
Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0003Their steak is pretty good too!

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0005I love this BBQ squid.

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0004I’m allergic to prawns, but you can have your share if you’re a seafood lover!

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0009Shishamo, which is fried fish with a lot of roe in them. I used to be afraid of eating these but they are kinda tasty.
Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0007Gyoza, not a fan of Gyoza in generally, and didn’t think they were very spectacular.

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Desserts were meh – the only decent one is the layered chocolate cake.

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0000I am a fan of croquettes but these weren’t particularly remarkable.
Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0010This salad is nice! If you are a salad lover, I’d recommend this, not filling for sure, but nice.

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Thank you Coco Ichibanya and ATMC PR for the tasting invite~!

x

Ena

What to order at Arteastiq Plaza Singapura

A way overdue post considering Arteastiq at Plaza Singapura launched last year, but it’s still relevant and I’ll be highlighting which are the dishes I’d recommend and have gone back for since it’s opening! 😉
Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0000Arteastiq started out at Mandarin Gallery and it’s known to be a place where you can spend hours painting and/or having tea with friends, so it’s also only appropriate to dress up a little for it (not that I need any excuse to dress up, really). 😉
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Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0008Promotion boards and a space for painting just in front of the store. During the weekdays when I’ve passed by, they also exhibit artworks there.
Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0003Already loving the very French-esque (read: style) shop front with the black and white canopy and old school bike prop.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0004 Have I mentioned how much I love an updated, modern yet classic interior? Loving the gold accents amidst the black and white colours.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0021The interior decor and furnishing is eclectic yet classy and comfortable.
Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0020 Green plants and candles set a cosy ambience.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0016You could also choose to lounge in these green sofas.
Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0009 You’re getting a very soothing open skies and greenery view if you’re seating by the windows. Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0001 Longan tea is an Arteastiq special and many have asked where to get the tea from but it’s a trade secret! My friends and I love it iced as it’s refreshing and perfect for Singapore’s sunny weather.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0002You can opt for biscuits and biscotti to go with the tea too!

We had a lot of dishes to share at the food tasting, but here are my top 3 dish picks! 🙂

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0019Aphrodiate Crabmeat Benedict ($25) is a store recommended dish, the crabmeat was a little dry.

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0011I super love this Tuscan Sun Porcine et Polenta ($20) which is eggs over mashed potatos and mushrooms, basically all my favourites on a plate!

I have yet to try Summer in Provence – Foiegras ($28) which is seared foie gras with lightly baked eggs but it’s definitely next on my list when I’m back.

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0014 Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0015This Boston Love Boat Ciponi ($29) is a highly recommended dish for sharing. Everything about this dish from the seafood to soup, is perfect.

We were basically too full to properly appreciate the desserts…

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0018Mount Etna’s Peak ($13) Crisp chocolate triangle filled with Valrhona chocolate mousse, yuzu gelato and berries coulis – I don’t know about you, but this is basically all my favourite desserts on a platter!

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0022Airy Fairy ($13) pairing Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Cream Parfait and Mixed Berries.  Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0017

With fellow ladies at our table, Karen the founder and Agnes!

Arteastiq Boutique Tea House
Plaza Singapura
#03-70/72
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839
Tel: 6336 0951 (Dining)
Tel: 6336 0952 (Social Painting)

Opening Hours:
Daily 10am – 10pm

Writing this post reminds me that it’s time for me to invite my friends for a session of art jamming and lunch at Arteastiq! 🙂

Thank you Agnes and Arteastiq for the invite!

x

Ena

Stay Hip & Chic with BIG Hotel Singapore

Over the recent labour day holiday, Christabelle and I enjoyed our extended weekend at boutique hotel, BIG Hotel Singapore. Super love the chic, grey textured walls and its Pinterest-worthy minimalistic interior. <3

Belle and I made full use of our 1D1N with girly activities such as playing with new make up, photo taking at the alley ways/spots near by the hotel, thai food at Aroy Dee for dinner, The Daily Scoop (at School of the Arts) for desserts and masks (mutiple, yes, haha) time before we called it a night. During our fruitful staycation, we were also appropriately (mostly me, haha since Belle doesn’t really drinks coffee) with Nespresso and Cafedirect coffee, it’s sweet that BIG Hotel has a Nespresso machine in the room. Have I mentioned how much I love the chic coffee corner? 😉BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0003 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0008 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0010 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0009 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0006 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0007 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0004 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0005BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0013BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0012 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0011 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0014New cosmetics from Etude House Play 101 Sticks / cushion concealers, Laneige BB Cushion, K-Palette Rose Eyeliner, Kate Tokyo Eyeshadow Palettes, Stenders Handcream and Lipbalm.
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0016Swatches of Etude House Play 101 sticks, creamy and pigmented.BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0015My picks for the day. Caption as posted on my IG; Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++ is my recent go to foundation, a new and improved formula with 3D skin fit technology and higher coverage than before! 😊✨👌 Etude House’s BIG cover concealer tip to cover my dark eye circles and Concealer Cushion in beige as a highlighting pen! As well as the Play 101 Stick in jumbo size with a creamy formula,#10 as highlighter below the brows and #13 a light shimmer pink for blusher~ ☺️💕Kate Tokyo newest SS16 collection, Forming Edge Eyes in BR-3($23.90 at Watsons), a beautiful and highly pigmented shimmery brown eyeshadow palette with 3 hues for a mesmerizing look with depth. 👁😉 Completing my eye look with Etude‘s Play 101 Pencil in black, K Palette’s latest Bulgarian Rose Eyeliner for a sharp and smudge-free liquid eyeline. My current go to mascara is also from K Palette, 1 Day Lash Perm c/o of Beauty Carousel. ✍🏻🌹 Finishing the look by prepping my lips with Stender‘s cranberry lip balm – it comes with 60% natural shea butter so it legit keeps the lips moisturized! Lastly Australis’ Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Doobai – a dark red lip colour which you can find from Watsons!

See the look below:
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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0017Coffee break with Cafedirect (available at Fairprice Finest & Fairprice Xtra) before heading out.
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0019Made up and ready to head out!

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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista x _0000 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0002Chic photo spots around every corner around Middle Road, if you seek, you’ll find. 😉

Post dinner ice cream indulgence:

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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0026BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0022I opted for Strawberry while Christabelle opted for Durian (Mao Shan Wang) and Avocado!

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0023 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0024Headed back and washed up with Estee Lauder’s new micro cleansing foam and if you don’t already know about Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum, this stuff is the magic potion of the beauty world! I use it on nights when I need to calm redness/irritation/clear up blemishes on my skin, and it always works like a charm!

I brought along Origin’s Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores, and found out that Christabelle is a huge fan of this brand and been using this mask regularly which helps with her oily skin type, once a week. Origins is an au natural skin care brand, for all you nature loving skincare fanatics! 😉

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And post Origins charcoal mask, we nourished our skin with The Face Shop animal masks which I got last year and they don’t seem to be retailing any more now, but man, these smell of peaches, soooo good and its also pretty hydrating, love! Check out other The Face Shop masks currently available on their site here.

The next morning, a wake up coffee is in order…
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0027We were well fuelled by Nespresso’s  limited edition coffee Tanim De Chiapas from Mexico.

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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0028And YES I had also lugged over the new ranges of skincare goodies; shower gel, scrub, body creams from The Body Shop to try out during the staycation, best decision ever! Our bathroom and room were filled and smelled so good of summer fragrances from the Pinita Colada (Pineapple and Coconut) to Polynesian Tiare (island flowers), they’ll all launch by June 9. 😉

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The comfy bed and sheets made for a great night’s rest. All in, BIG Hotel is an affordable, chic option that I’d recommend whether you’re considering for a local stay-cation or visiting from abroad. Staff we met at the hotel were also very pleasant and courteous – they definitely made our stay that much sweeter. Plus, it’s located conveniently close to Bugis MRT (if you’re taking the train down from Changi Airport, from the green line) and walking distance to Dhoby Ghaut and Little India where you can explore more of Singapore whether for shopping, dining or cultural spots. If you’re keen, you can also check out my alma-mater LASALLE College of the Arts which is literally behind BIG hotel, if you’re in luck you might coincide your stay with graduating students’ exhibitions. happening from now, 20th May to 1st June!

Thank you BIG Hotel & Chelsea for arranging the stay for review!

Be sure to follow me on IG @ena_teo for daily updates! 😉

x

Ena

Where to find Below Valuation properties in Singapore?

Hi Loves!

Want to make a guess what is the common thread among the three properties in the following photos below?Below Val Properties Below Valuation Listings Portal Website Singapore_0003Below Val Properties Below Valuation Listings Portal Website Singapore_0001 Below Val Properties Below Valuation Listings Portal Website Singapore_0002(Above photos are taken from BelowVal.Sg.)

Well, the answer is they are all sold below valuation on BelowVal.sg!

For the uninitiated, valuation is what the bank will value the price of the property for, and below valuation basically means the seller is selling the property below what the property is actually worth in the current market! To verify if the property is really below valuation, all you need to do is to send the information to a local residential banker to double check the valuation, which will be indicative, as they can only give an accurate figure if they send a valuer down to the house. 😉

There are four main reasons why sellers sell their properties below valuation; migrating, foreclosure, family change and relocation. And what this means is that there can be a happy buyer who can get a property at a lower price!

Check out this informative video to find out more about the Below Val website:

So if you’re keen to find value buy properties do check out the site BelowVal.sg!

Thanks to the good folks behind Below Val and The Influencer Network for sharing the news of Below Val with us over dinner at Monochrome Bistro located at 291 South Beach Road. I had a squid ink risotto which was pretty good and a carrot cake for desserts! I also really like the chic black and white interior, which is perfect for IG snaps.

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x

Ena

Weekend Getaway to Genting Highlands!

Hi Loves!

I’m back again! 😀

Yesterday I posted about my review of Aaron Crow’s Fearless Magic show, the highlight of my recent weekend trip to Genting Highlands. Today I’ll be posting about the rest of the trip and cover everything else we did! It’s gonna be super image heavy! 😛Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0000Traveling with my sis for this trip! On the coach~
Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0001My cute personalized passport cover thanks to Tiffy!

We reached the hotel early in the morning around 5am, caught some sleep before we headed out around 10+am~

Checked out Terminal 2 cafe just at the lobby of  XYZ wing.

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Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0004They had nice bread, but servings were huge. We didn’t want to be too full as we were expecting a buffet lunch at Coffee Terrace~

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Like 1 Meter Teh!
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The porridge smelled amazing, so we decided to get a bowl to share…Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0007Teh & Chicken Porridge. Honestly the porridge was so-so, it was the fried onion that made it smell heavenly and taste good! 

Then it was time for buffet lunch!!!

Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0008Once again, our SOP – array of cuisine on our table! 😀

Close ups of the delicious food… Once again, the buffet did not disappoint, both in quality and quantity. 😛

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This time round, I explored the Coffee Terrace place with Chiu Yen and sis and found this sightseeing spot:

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Then I was trying to practise selfies/wefies on my new Canon G7 camera…

Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review_0000Apparently my sis is a pro at it! 😛
Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review_0001Here’s one of me after a few takes. But as you can see, I can’t seem to take on with one hand only… I need more practice. Haha.

Next we headed to Snow World!!! I know I sound super excited now, when I was initially not. But I unexpectedly had a lot of fun for what was supposed to be for kids/children, hahaha. All you need to have fun, is to have a child’s heart! 😛
Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0000 Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0001We went just shortly after Easter, so it was Easter themed! 

Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0002The Dress Up Corner where we changed into our jackets and shoes.

Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0003Here’s one with the group before going in! The plan was to take 5-10 min before it was open to public, to snap some photos before we can have fun after! Photos and cameras are not allowed (except for media) inside Snow World as they have professional photographers inside and will charge you for photos, should you want.
Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0004Super cute Easter eggs and sweets decor~
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After this we couldn’t snap photos when the Snow World opened to public and we kept our cameras away, but I did get to seat the slide which is only for people before 65kg, and we also played with the red sledges and it was a lot of fun! It’s those kiddy level kind of intensity which is just perfect for me because I don’t like scary rides, hahaha.Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0010Group we-fie outside Snow World~

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After Snow World, we went to catch the Fearless Magic Show, which I’ve already covered in the previous post. After the show, we had dinner at Bubbles & Bites!

The name Bubbles & Bites originates from the fact that the restaurant serves simple western food with an exquisite list of drinks―including sparkling wines imported from such countries as Italy, Spain and France. Hence the word“Bubbles.”  True to its name, Bubbles & Bites makes the perfect chillout place for effervescent young people, families and all others who believe great food and good ambience go hand in hand.

Let’s check out the place!

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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0003A lovely feature wall, with presumably names of Italian dishes.

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0004Our VIP and private spot at Bubbles & Bites!

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0005We-fie with dinner group~

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0006The menu, sorry it’s a little dark, basically you have choices from Pizzas, Pasta and Meat.
Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0007Aglio Olio.
Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0008Refreshing Blackcurrent with apple base juice.
Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0009The dancers from Fearless show were having dinner, salad! That’s how they stay so slim…

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0010Chicken wings!

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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0012Slow braised lamb shank.

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0013My favourite dish, Chicken Schnitzel, it’s crispy on the outside and tender inside. Love!

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0014Spaghetti Bolognese.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0015Carbonara Pizza.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0016Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0017Lam Lee Burger, tastes like a restaurant version of Ramly burger.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0018Ethiopian Chicken, as its name goes, it tastes like curry chicken from Africa. One of the recommended / popular dishes.

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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0020Oblong Margherita Pizza.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0021Kampung Chicken.Bubbles & BItes Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review 1_0000Old Angus Beef T-Bone Steak.Bubbles & BItes Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review 1_0001Old Angus Beef T-Bone Steak. This was pretty good! Overall the food at Bubbles & Bites were of great value with prices from RM29 for Ethiopian Chicken to RM75 for the Old Angus Beef Steak. I highly recommend the Grilled Salmon Tagliatelle & Cremosa Pesto (RM33) & Chicken Schnitzel (RM29).

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After dinner, Eric arranged for us to feast on Gelatos! The server reallyyy packed in a ton of Gelatos for us in this bowl. We went with Hazenut, Mango, Chocolate and Blood Orange flavors.

After desserts, we had free and easy time… My sis and went walking around the Plaza Square, there was a Japanese fair going on… It was inspired by the hanami/pink blossoms season.Enabalista Genting Highlands Blog Review March 2016_0001 Enabalista Genting Highlands Blog Review March 2016_0002 Enabalista Genting Highlands Blog Review March 2016_0004

After some shopping, we joined William, Leong, Gerald, Lenice and Jocelyn at K Studio for some Karaoke!

It’s located at level 4, above Nike Factory Store:Enabalista Studio K Genting Highlands Review_0004 Enabalista Studio K Genting Highlands Review_0003 Enabalista Studio K Genting Highlands Review_0002 Enabalista Studio K Genting Highlands Review_0001Oops, I didn’t snap a pic of the room / hour rates HAHA. I thought this was it. T_T I think it’s about RM80 per hour.

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We all had a lot of fun singing both chinese and english songs, I did wish the walls weren’t so thin / better cushioned as we could totally hear what the next room was singing! LOL.

After the K-session, sis and I headed back to our room to rest! It was 3am by the time we prepped for bed and slept.

The next morning we checked out some of the art at the lobby and I took shots for my OOTDS before we headed for breakfast at Food Factory! 🙂

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Striped Top / Dress from Motel Rocks, Revolve. Skirt from Stradivarius, Bag and Shoes from Steve Madden.

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My sis looking all fine and grand with her Starbucks coffee fix! HAHA.

The Food Factory is a brand new dining concept located at 3rd Floor First World Plaza. It is a 23,568 sq ft opened kitchen concept restaurant that can accommodate 1300 diners. The restaurant serves a delightful range of breakfast offering from 4 different counters ie: West Asian, East Asian, Western and pastry from 6.00am to 11.00am daily at only RM 29.00 nett (adult) and RM 14.50 nett (child).

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Fascinating pancake making machine!

The chef says the machines make it possible to serve up to 2,000 people at one time. The pancake machine, for instance, can make up to 200 pieces of pancakes in approximately 30 minutes. Using the machine saves time and energy. More interesting fun facts: Making pancakes for 2,000 people requires 7.2 kg of flour, 13 eggs and 7.2 liter of milk!

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Among other choices offered are varieties of freshly Baked Breads and Local Buns, Danishes, Pancakes, Cereals, Nasi Lemak, Idli, Dhokla, Putu Mayam, Pita Bread, Paratha, Congee and Condiments, assorted pau, Juice, Coffee & Tea. Pizza lovers will also enjoy freshly baked pizza from our large pizza conveyor such as Pizza with Tomato Sauce and Cheese and Vegetarian Pizza with Mushroom.

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Lots of freshly baked bread!!! <3

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At East Asian Counter, you may find favourite local delicacies such as Fish Ball Noodle Soup or Curry Noodle Soup, Fried Carrot with XO Sauce, Grilled or Deep-fried Yam Roll, Deep-fried Cheese Roll or Chee Cheong Fun, Fried Loh See Fun or Fried Yee Mee, Chinese Soup and Dim Sum too.

At West Asian Counter, wide varieties of local cuisines such as assorted Malay and Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak with condiments, Potatoes Samosa, Vegetables Pakoras, Tandoori Chicken, Fish Head Curry, Ayam Masak Merah, Chicken and Lamb Skewer to Roti Jala or Grill Seafood.

For light snackers, you may also want to enjoy some finger food such as Margherita Pizza, Chicken Ham Pizza, Toasted Bread with Kaya and Butter or even Fried Banana or Sweet Potatoes.

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Last shot with our hosts Eric and Jia Yi before we get back on the road home~

Do check out my previous trip post here if you haven’t, I’d love to go back and visit the scenic temple surroundings, they do have the best view in Genting after all!

Thank you Resorts World Genting once again for the kind generosity in hosting and preparing such a fun trip for us! ^^

x

Ena

Sweeten Up with Etudehouse Berry Delicious Collection

Hi Loves!

Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve posted something beauty related, isn’t it? I’m currently on a mission to clear my 100+ backlog blog post , as I’ve mentioned on my personal FB page. I don’t know exactly how I’ll do it, except it’s gonna be a lot of sleepless late nights with music blasting from my laptop and a lot of blogging in between property appointments from home or office. 😉

Introductions aside, I’m really excited to share about Etudehouse’s latest Berry Delicious & BIG foundation spring summer makeup and beauty collection! First of all, Etudehouse’s Berry Delicious collection comes in this amazingly adorable berry themed packaging, which honestly, which girl can resist? Secondly, they come in the sweetest, trendy colours that are totally on point for this season – pinks, oranges, dark reds and even a unique green lipstick colour that turns pink on your lips! How’s that for special?

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Also, have I mentioned before that Etudehouse makes the best formulation and hues that’s just perfect for asian skins at an affordable price point? I’ve always been a huge fan of Etudehouse makeup for their cute concept, impressive formulations (lipsticks! eyebrow pencils! cc cushions!), trendy collaborations such as with PONY makeup and K-celebs and thus I have raved and recommended their makeup to a lot of my friends and readers. This collection is no different, though it probably doesn’t need much promotion – if it is not already sold out by now! XD

ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0001Check out my two picks from the Berry Delicious Colour in Liquid Lips Juicy ($17.90 each) RD306 red wine colour and OR207 – a fresh orange colour perfect for summer, I tell you!

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Check out these swatches for Berry Delicious Strawberry Souffle Nails ($5.90 each):

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Don’t ask me which is my favourite because all of them are so wearable for summer! I told you the colours are on point for this season right?  If I have to pick only 5, I’d go for pinks #1, #2, #4,  wine #8, & orange coral #9. 🙂

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We were invited for the media launch of Berry Delicious collection at Karafuru desserts shop, which I totally recommend for you to check out for super cute and pretty authentic (looks and taste wise) Japanese desserts! ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0007And an even cuter display on carpet grass!
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0006Decked out like they’re served with breakfast…. Berry Delicious Cream Blusher swatches:

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ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0005YES the bread – Berry Delicious Bread Shower Sponger – is actually for sale at $5.90, girls. \(>U<)/
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0004I’ve noticed that Etudehouse’s nail polishes come in smaller sizes, so you don’t face a situation of wastage when they dry up after a year, and you get a satisfaction of finishing them up. 😉
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0009Trendiest strawberry buffet  in Korea comes to Singapore!
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0008Super cute Lip scrub and Lip treatment! ($11.90 each)

ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0010 Legitimately good Japanese desserts and matcha latte! LOVE! <3ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0011Super cute cat calender! <3

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(Berry Delicious) Color of Liquid Lips, 10 new colors; 3.5g, SGD$17.90.

(Berry Delicious) Cream Blusher, 3 colors; 6g, SGD$15.90

(Berry Delicious) Fantastic Color Eyes, 2 variants; 0.7x6g, SGD$19.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Souffle Nail, 10 colors; 8ml, SGD$5.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Body Soft Milk; 200ml, SGD$17.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Body Scrub Wash; 200ml, SGD$17.

(Berry Delicious) Bread Shower Sponge; SGD$5.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Jam Lip Jam Scrub; 15g, SGD$11.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Jam Lip Jam Treatment; 15g, SGD$11.90.

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(Berry Delicious) Fantastic Color Eyes, 2 variants swatches. I prefer the left, Strawberry Fondue and it’s my current go to eyeshadow palette!:

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Armed with its signature Big Cover technology, the solution contains two different sizes of cover powder – one 35nm in size and the other 10 to15nm in size – both much smaller than the usual 250nm cover powder found in regular concealers. The combination of two vastly smaller sizes of cover powder helps effectively provide coverage while minimizing caking and clumps thanks to the smaller sized particles. The BIG COVER concealer collection is available in four variations for your different needs – BIG COVER Concealer BB, BIG COVER Cushion Concealer, BIG COVER Tip Concealer and BIG COVER Concealer Kit.

I wish the BIG cover foundations came in cushions – I’m so used to them now, nonetheless the formulation gives stronger coverage, has a dewy effect and also lasts all day.  I personally love the Big Cover Tip Concealer,  I think it’s well designed with the q-tip design, I use it for my under eyes dark circle and I also think the Big Cover Cushion Concealers are a really nifty idea for concealing, colour correcting and highlighting with a soft cushion tip. I have yet to play and explore with the Play 101 sticks in Jumbo size! I will get some inspiration and share more over this Labour Day weekend on IG. 🙂

Big Cover Concealer BB SPF 50++/PA+++, SGD26.90 / 30g.

Big Cover Cushion Concealer SPF 30/PA++, SGD20.90 / 5ml.

Big Cover Tip Concealer,  SGD 11.90 / 10g.

Big Cover Concealer kit, SGD15.90 / 5g.

PLAY 101 STICK_MULTI COLOUR, SGD24/ 7.5g.

PLAY 101 STICK CONTOUR DUO,  SGD24 / 1.7g x 2.

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With with Sydney for KodakIt App launch, I’m wearing Etudehouse Berry Collection makeup, Strawberry Fondue eyeshadow and lipstick in either PK15 or RD306 (sorry can’t remember exactly which!), blush in #2 – another of my current go-to blush!

ETUDE HOUSE Singapore boutiques are located at:

  1. Flagship Store at Wisma Atria #B1-20/21/22
  2. 313@Somerset #B2-30
  3. Bedok Mall #01-87/88
  4. Causeway Point #B1-K02
  5. Chinatown Point #01-12
  6. Clementi Mall #03-34
  7. JEM #02-44
  8. Junction 8 #01-48
  9. Jurong Point #01-57/58
  10. Lot One #01-19
  11. NEX #01-63
  12. Parkway Parade #01-23B
  1. Plaza Singapura #B1-26
  2. Tampines 1 #01-15
  3. Vivocity #B1-03
  4. Suntec City #02-601/601A

Thank you Etudehouse Singapore and Touch PR for the generous stash of products for review!

Happy Berry Delicious makeup shopping girls~ 😉

x

Ena

Secret’s Out: Dine & Chill at Roots Kitchen Bar

Have you ever wanted a secret chill out place with your friends or date, like in Friends or How I Met Your Mother? Well, the secret’s out, I’ve just the place to introduce to you today. Last Christmas season, I met up with my talented friend Myke (most of the photos you see here are taken by him, be sure to click the link to visit his site!) for dinner and drinks at Roots Kitchen Bar and we thoroughly enjoyed our tasting session. I didn’t quite know what to expect before hand as Roots Kitchen Bar is fairly new to the local dining scene, having launched around mid 2015 and checking out their website at that point in time, didn’t quite illuminate what to expect as the website wasn’t as furnished as it is now.  You’ll see now from their site and my review post here that they’re all about fresh food and a laid-back atmosphere. Whilst Myke and I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh food that the chef served up, we were equally, if not more captured by the warm and rustic ambience the beautiful place holds!

Our food picks for the evening will be Absolut Cured Salmon for starters. I love the vodka cured salmon which gives it a very unique taste and texture. Pigs and Eggs is a popular brunch item at only $11(nett, no additional service charge!) the fresh meat, mushroom and cheese leaves me wanting for more. I highly recommend the Ocean Crab Pasta which gives you a taste of the freshness of the ocean as well as Nagano Pork Rack for their impressively tender meat. For desserts, their Banana Bailey is a crowd favourite of Bread and Butter Pudding with walnut, nutella and creamy bailey but I prefer the Citron and Passion, which is a curd of lemon and passionfruit with marshmallow cookie ice cream.

With Rochor MRT line opened a short 10 min walk away, you’ll find Roots Kitchen Bar quite accessible if you don’t drive. If you do, they have private car park lots, but you’ll have to reserve them in advance. I recommend Roots Kitchen Bar for a friends’ gathering over dinner and drinks or a brunch date with your date or girlfriend. Go ahead, pick a date and ask your khakis along. If you’re still wondering where to head to for your date this Valentines, why not check out their 1 day only Valentines Day menu?  At $120nett per couple(!!!), better hurry and book your seats with them at 6291 5679 before they’re fully booked! 😉

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For their menu and nett prices, see here.

Thank you Andy for the kind invitation, Derek for hosting us and Chef Alvin for serving up such fine food!

x

Ena

Sweet Fix with Sophisca @ ION Orchard

Hi Loves!

I am sure you have come across, gifted or received sweets, candies and chocolates from Sophisca before. This candy store brand hails from Taiwan and is famous for their “Choco is better than sex” and some really crazy and funny packaging sweet treats. A few months back, I was invited for a blogger party and it was a such a joy to experience the party in store with cute decor and lots of sweet treats! Sophisca has a lot of cute sweet gift ideas for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more, be sure to visit if your love ones has a sweet tooth. 😉

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Sophisca is located at Changi Airport Terminal 3, ION Orchard #B4-07 and at their newly opened outlet at Marina Square Shopping Mall #02-32.

Thank you Sophisca Singapore and Publicist PR for the invite.

X

Ena

Fall in love with Emily Fruit Crisps

The story of Emily fruit crisp is an interesting one. Business and life partners Emily Wong and Alex Ascani met in London. Alex studied in Singapore and it was on a trip back to Asia that they discovered how to make fruit crisp. Alex decided to name the brand after Emily, so he could bring Emily wherever he went and now, make the world fall in love with Emily… fruit crisps.

The fruit crisps come in banana, apple and pineapple flavours. All natural fruit ingredients with a touch of oil, no gluten, sugar or preservatives, very healthy and tasty.
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You can now buy them from Cold Storage and selected Guardian stores at $3.50 each (bigger packs, not the one in the photos).

Thank you Emily Crisps for sending these samples over.

x

Ena

Joyous BreadTalk Christmas Cakes & Festive Bread

Hi Loves!

Are you planning to get a Christmas cake or some festive theme bread for a Christmas party soon? Here are some picks from Bread Talk, The Icing Room and Bread Society with promotion deals that you can consider!
Breadtalk Christmas Cakes 2015 001Bread Talk Christmas Log Cakes 2015. $54.80 each, $6.10/slice.
Breadtalk Christmas Cakes 2015 005Santa’s Choco OverLog, filled with layers of moist chocolate cream and homemade strawberry paste is another perfect gift for spreading the season’s joy!

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Invite your friends over for a Christmas party with our Hazelnut Heaven, a chocolate chiffon log cake filled with divine hazelnut cream and pailleté feuilletine, topped off with chocolate ganache. 

Breadtalk Christmas Cakes 2015 003The Enchanted Snow Cheese is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, showcasing an innovative creamy cheesecake uniquely-rolled with fresh whipping cream and homemade strawberry paste.

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BreadTalk® Promotions 

  • Enjoy two Christmas sliced cakes for $9.80 (Now – 25 Dec)
  • Receive a 15% BreadTalk Christmas cake voucher with minimum $6 purchase (14 Dec – 25 Dec)
  • UOB cardmembers exclusive: enjoy 20% off any Christmas cakes and 6% SMAR$ rebate for the first 5,000 transactions (Now – 25 Dec) *Only applicable to Christmas log cakes only. UOB SMAR$ terms and conditions

    www.breadtalk.com.sg

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The Icing Room Christmas Cakes 2015 006The Icing Room Mini Log Cakes 2015

The Icing Room Christmas Cakes 2015 005Jolly Santa – with his frothy and light Chantilly cream topped with cocktail fruits – who’s bound to be a favourite amongst children. $32.

The Icing Room Christmas Cakes 2015 001Capture that cosy feeling of loved ones coming home for the holidays with this adorable alpine house. Made from soft chocolate chiffon and rich hazelnut paste, and finally topped with a puff pastry roof that is decorated with tart raspberries and jelly candies. $35

The Icing Room Christmas Cakes 2015 004The festive season is not complete without the Holly Choco Log, a rich chocolate chiffon cake with layers of moist chocolate cream and fragrant homemade strawberry paste, bound to tantalise tastebuds. $48.

The Icing Room Christmas Cakes 2015 007Winter Berryland, one of two log cakes, reminiscent of a magical white Christmas – a creamy cheesecake dressed in an all-white cream glazing and topped with snow powder, raspberries and a pristine pure chocolate star. $45.

The Icing Room Christmas Cakes 2015 002 Christmas is also a time of gratitude, so for that special someone, personalise a mini DIY Yule log cake, available in Chocolate and Mango, with festive toppings and themed icing to show your love and appreciation. $15.80.

The Icing Room Promotions

  • Early bird special: 20% off regular Christmas cakes (Now – 13 Dec) *Only valid for Winter Berryland, Holly Choco Log, Christmas Candy House and Jolly Santa and not applicable for Mini log cakes. Also not valid with other promotions, discounts, vouchers and privileges.
  • Citibank cardmembers exclusive: enjoy 20% off regular Christmas cakes (Now – 25 Dec) *Only valid for Winter Berryland, Holly Choco Log, Christmas Candy House and Jolly Santa and not applicable for Mini log cakes. Also not valid with other promotions, discounts, vouchers and privileges.

  • Free Gift with Purchase: $5 FOX Kids & Baby voucher with minimum $50 spending *Purchase must include at least 1 Christmas cake. Valid for regular and mini Christmas cakes. Vouchers are given on a first-come-first-serve basis, while stocks last.

    THE ICING ROOM

    Address/Tel:
    Jurong Point, #B1-105, 63 Jurong West Central 3. Tel: 6861 4644
    nex@Serangoon, #B2-58/59, 23 Serangoon Central. Tel: 6634 4486
    Operating hours: 10am to 10pm daily
    Website: www.theicingroom.com

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Bread Society Festive Selection 2015

Finally, enjoy a “Chic Little Christmas” with Bread Society’s classic European Christmas treats. Merry Kouglof, a brioche topped with dried blueberry and lemon zest, is best enjoyed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. For some flaky, buttery goodness, have a Merry Berry, a traditional Danish, shaped like a Christmas tree and filled with creamy, smooth, custard cream and decorated with fresh strawberries, blueberries and redcurrants. Other timeless festive favourites on the shelves at Bread Society, include the Stollen, a moist loaf-shaped fruit cake encompassing a special blend of dried fruit; and the popular Italian Panettone, usually only made fresh in hotels. The new Rudolph and O Christmas Tree complete the Christmas fun with character-shaped brioche doughs, a sure hit during the festivities.

Bread Society Promotions

    • 10% off purchase of any 3 Christmas items (Now – 25 Dec)
      *Not valid for cookies bundle. Not valid with other promotions, discounts, vouchers and privileges.

    • UOB cardmembers exclusive: enjoy 15% off purchase of any 3 Christmas items (Now – 25 Dec)
      *Not valid for cookies bundle. Not valid with other promotions, discounts, vouchers and privileges.

Address/Tel:
Suntec City, #01-301/302, 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6338 4344
ION Orchard, #B4-08/09, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6509 4434 (dine-in available)

Operating hours:
Monday to Thursday, 7.30am – 10.00pm
Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday Eve, 7.30am – 11.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays, 9.00am – 10.00pm

Take note to call and preorder 2 days in advance to guarantee your cakes!

Thank you Bread Talk and Allison + Partners PR for the press release and cakes~

X

Ena

Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar at 1-Altitude

Hi Loves!

A while back, I had the chance to have my hand in dessert art making under the demonstration and teaching of pastry chef Jasmin at Stellar at 1 Altitude located at One Raffles Place. It was such a pleasure and enjoyable experience to make the beautiful and delicious desserts and to be able to taste them later! We had fun making or designing rather, a platter of desserts, two of which featuring Stellar’s best loved desserts Creme Brulee and Fireball – these are sooo good. The Creme Brulee is coated with a layer of crispy caramel and is soft inside. The Fireball is presented with a coat of fire and is a ball of chocolate goodness!  Check out the photos of the demonstration followed by our own creations below~

Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 001Always love the beautiful city scene from the top of One Raffles Place!
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 002Notes to bring home for the dessert making process.Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 003Most parts of the dessert platter was pre-made, we learnt how to design them on the platter and complete with finish touches.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 004Head chef of Stellar at 1-Altitude popped by to say hi.Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 005Just some of the tools, ingredients we used and our drinks.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 006Chef Jasmin showing us how she designs the plate with edible gold liquid.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 007And her very artistically designed and plated desserts. Completely looks like a calligraphy artwork! Chef Jasmin must be very good at calligraphy. Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 008Love the beautiful night scene in the background as Chef works on the dessert art.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 009The complete look.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 010It’s not going to be easy to duplicate this edible art piece!
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 011We try…. hahahah.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 012It was amazing and fun to play and paint with the edible gold liquid.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 013We also had fun putting the edible flowers on the dessert.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 014Our table’s completed platter. Not bad right? 😉
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Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 018After the fire diminishes, you get a molten chocolate ball which is oh so good.
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Visit Stellar at 1-Altitude:
1 Raffles Place, Level 62, Singapore 048616

x

Ena

Fun & Exciting Weekend at Genting

Hi Loves!

A few weeks back, I travelled to Genting with a group of bloggers and friends. Although we didn’t know each other (except for our plus ones of course), we got to know each other better through the trip and had a blast! We had so much fun that by the end of the trip, I really didn’t want it to end~

There’s going to be so many exciting developments taking place in Genting! A new premium outlet mall is slated to open in mid 2016. 20th Century Fox Theme Park which will be completed in phases, will open by the end 2016. And that’s not it! There’ll also be a Sky Avenue Mall, Sky Plaza & a new cable car system which will connect First World Hotel & the new premium outlet mall. Which only means we totally have to go and check it out when they’re open!!! By then, spending 1 weekend at Genting will not be enough, you’ll need at least 3 days or more. In the meanwhile, read on and find out what we did during our recent trip, so you can get some ideas if you’re planning to head down soon!

The bloggers and I headed to Genting via coach. We met up at Boon Lay shopping centre for the coach ride:
RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 001 RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 002There are a few coach providers, we travelled with The One. I must say that their buses (to and fro) and bus drivers were very good, so I would recommend them. Bus tickets are about S$80-90 for round trip. We took the night coach which departed at 10pm and we reached Genting around 4.30am.

We were welcomed by the RWGenting team when we reached Genting and were directed to our hotel rooms at the newest wing, aka Tower 3, XYZ deluxe rooms. Here’s how the lobby looks like!
First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 012Tower 3 lobby.
First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 013Terminal 2 cafe located at the ground floor of Tower 3.First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 014Plenty of seating spaces at Tower 3 lobby. I like the modern graphic interior design & use of fresh colours. First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 015Even more spaces, yes it’s a huge lobby, but even then I think it’s still not as big as the main First World Hotel lobby.
First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 016Automatic check out stations.First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 011Our rooms are located on the 25th floor. Even though there are 6 lifts, it still takes a long time (15min) for the lift to reach our floor especially during peak hours from 10-11am, which is around check out timing. So plan your time in advance to give allowance for the lifts. 🙂First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 001First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 002Our XYZ Deluxe Room! I like the modern, simple yet chic interior design and the comfy bed & linens. However there’s no wifi in the rooms. A quick check with the RWGenting team reveals that they have already feedback to the management but it is still not confirmed if and when wifi will be provided in the rooms. If you need wifi, it is available at the lobby, as well as at cafes like Starbucks & The Bakery. You should also bring your own toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo) as they are not provided for. Should you forget, you can also buy from stores like Watsons nearby.First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 003After a few more hours of rest, we got ready for our brunch! Here’s the morning view from our #25 floor lift lobby. Am using the miniature lens effect of Casio TR60 camera.
First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 004With bestie Fion on our first trip together! ^^First World Hotel XYZ Deluxe Room RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 005With the local bloggers & friends~ Visit what Chiu Yen have to say about the Genting trip here and Eileen’s post here!

We started our day with brunch at Coffee Terrace, for their lunch buffet. We were allowed in earlier than the public crowd (yay to media perks!).

At the Coffee Terrace, you can savour dishes from the Local, Flavors of Malaysia, Chinese, Western, Japanese & Western Asian counters (Last two counters opens only for dinners). There are also very good varieties of appetizer, salads and desserts on the buffet spread.

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Coffee Terrace Lunch Buffet RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 008Buffet dining with a view!Coffee Terrace Lunch Buffet RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 010Love what you see at the Coffee Terrace buffet spread? 😉 The quality & variety of food is great and definitely value for money.  I personally really like the local food, char kway teow, chicken rice and the desserts are nice too. I’d recommend this spot for buffet lunch if you’re visiting Genting!

Coffee Terrace Buffet Lunch Prices
RM 38.00 nett [adult] ; RM 19.00 nett [child] – normal days
RM 50.00 nett [adult] ; RM 25.00 nett [child] – Eve PH & PH
For promotions & more information, visit their official site here.

After a very hearty lunch buffet, we headed to Chin Swee Caves Temple. The Chin Swee Caves Temple is situated in the most scenic site of Genting Highlands. Even if you are not a devotee, like myself, you will still enjoy this cultural experience. Within the temple is the statue of Reverend Master Chin Swee, who is also referred to as a deity in Fujian Province for his supernatural abilities to summon rain and drive away evil spirits. Located 4,600 feet above sea level, the temple is about 5-10 minutes drive down from the peak of the mountain. The temple attracts many local and foreign devotees as well as tourists.

Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 023Irene explaining the history of Chin Swee Cave Temple.  The story goes that the Genting Group founder Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr) Lim Goh Tong had a dream while visiting the area and Reverend Master Chin Swee aka Chin Swee Deity appeared in his dream and blessed him, so Dato Lim donated this plot of land and built the Chin Swee Temple. Also, the face of Deity Chin Swee is black because he fought the evil spirits and escaped but resulted with a black face. Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 024Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 022Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 021Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 020Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 003The temple’s relief wall and pillar art works are very beautiful and intricate. They display high levels of craftmanship and artistry.
Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 001Lotus floral ceiling relief.
Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 002View of the mountains from the temple, lined with incense. Isn’t it a lovely picture? ^^
Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 005Gorgeous view of the mountains.
Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 004Outdoor pond with many turtles.
Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 025Turtles gathering – 乌龟舞林大会. Not quite sure what they are discussing about though. 😛

We headed to the Sky Terrace level to continue the temple tour.Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 026Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 007With the Sky Terrace arch & Pagoda behind us!Chin Swee Caves Temple Visit RWGenting Weekend Trip Blogger Review 006Another shot at the courtyard & infront of the gigantic statue of Buddha (blocked in this photo).

Our series of jumpshots! P.S. I checked with the hosting team that it’s not rude to be doing jumpshots here. 🙂
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