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Ayers’ Rainbow BBQ at Boutique Hostel Bunc@Radius

Thanks to Bunc@Radius, my friends/secondary classmates and I had a BBQ and staycation
over at Bunc@Radius at Little India, Singapore!

I’ll let the photos do the talking! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enabalista Bunc @ Radius Review 1

Bunc@Radius is a luxurious 5 star hostel.
They have two branches in Singapore, the one we stayed at is located at
15 Upper Weld Road, Little India, Singapore 207372.

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Lobby

Here with Laura, the lovely & pretty marketing exec. of Bunc@Radius
and the cute christmas mascots at the lobby counter. ^^

The boys & I checked in earlier before everyone else came down for the BBQ…
So we took advantage of our 6 bed dorm. ๐Ÿ˜€Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Room

Mao quite obviously enjoying his bed and pillow.
Bunc beds are uniquely customized and each has a 7inch mattress with two fluffy pillows which are sealed with bug resistant hygiene covers and with hotel grade duvet!

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Room2
Here’s Gan Da and Justin posing happily along with the colourful rainbow balloons!
Thanks Bunc@Radius for specially preparing these balloons! ๐Ÿ˜€

Check out the vent on the right of the balloons, these vents are there to provide fresh air ventilation. The system works by taking in fresh air from outside the building, runs it through a cooling system and pumps in cool air into each room and forces stale air out through an exhaust. Cool huh?

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Room3
Look at how happy Gan Da is with the balloons… hahaha!

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Common Area

We all loved the colourful and vibrant bean bags that were really comfortable to chill out on…Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Fun

And I took the liberty to post with the balloons (the same one from the room, heh) on the leve 2 communal area/deck as well… ๐Ÿ˜€Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Dining Area

We decorated the communal area tables with some streamers!
Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Common Area2And we tied the balloons to the stand to welcome all for the BBQ. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Kitchen

Guangshun came along and took the initiative to prep the BBQ food! Good job Guang!Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India BBQMao started the fire for the BBQ…
He’s single & available so if anyone is interested, you may drop me an email! ๐Ÿ˜›

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India BBQ Chicken Wing
Check out our delicious BBQ food! Chicken wings & Satay! ๐Ÿ˜€

After the BBQ session, it was time to celebrate our December babies’ birthday!

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Birthday

Yup that’s me bringing out the cake. Heh.
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Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Group Photo2

A group pic to remember all the Ayers that came down for the BBQ!
Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Group Photo
With the whole group that came down for the BBQ, this time including Yi Ning’s hubby!

Butter Studio Gingerbread

Special thanks to Butter Studio for sponsoring these gingerbread men and delicious cupcakes during our staycation!ย Butter Studio Cupcakes

These cupcakes are ridiculously cute…Butter Studio Panda

Mr Panda.
Butter Studio Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree
Butter Studio 1Red velvet! One of my favourite! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out their site here, Facebook page and follow them on instagram @butterstudio. ๐Ÿ˜‰

When it was time to rest… we don on our masks for some beauty time… ๐Ÿ˜€

facials

After a good night’s rest…

The next morning, we went down to check out the breakfast!

Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Breakfast

Here’s the breakfast crowd!Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Breakfast Cereal

I am a fan of breakfast cereals. ๐Ÿ™‚
Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Glimpse Zines2

I spotted something interesting at the breakfast area…Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Glimpse Zines Ena Reviews Bunc@Radius Little India Gilmpse Zines 3I really like that Bunc@Radius supports local artists through this Glimpse project.
Do go down to check them out if you’re in the area! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ena’s Review
My friends and I had a lovely time catching up during our BBQ at the outdoor deck.
The open air concept, fully fitted kitchen, tables and chairs allowed us to have a fuss free BBQ.
We were particularly impressed with the dorm beds and fitting and toilets which were modern, clean and spacious.
Wifi was strongest at the lobby and weak in the dorm rooms,
so a lot of travellers will gather in the lobby to make use of the strong wifi in the area.
Bunc@Radius is definitely a place that we’ll come back to visit again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out Bunc Hostel’s video showreel and what they represent here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5eu_iodAvo

Check out Bunc@Radius website, Facebook page and follow them on Instagram @bunchostel! ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you looking to organize a staycation with your friends anytime soon?
Check out these discounts for my readers! ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย Quote <ENABALISTA> to enjoy 30% off Outdoor Deck Event Space Rental.ย 

For reservations, email: events@bunchostel.com.

Quote is valid for booking dates from now to 30th June 2014.

*Terms & conditions apply.

*Outdoor deck is subjected to availability.

Quote <ENABALISTA> to enjoy exclusive rate of $30 per bed per night in a Mid-Sized Mixed Dorm.

For reservations, email: info@bunchostel.com.

Quote is valid for stay from now till 31st March 2014.

*Terms & conditions apply.

*Rooms & bed types are subjected to availability.

xx Ena

Enabalista featured in HotelClub’s The Best Singapore Lifestyle Blogs of 2013!

ย Thanks toย HotelClubย for featuring my blogย Enabalistaย as one of the Best Singapore Lifestyle Blogs of 2013!ย It is my honour and privilege to be mentioned next to fellow bloggers likeย MsGlitzyย (whom I am a fan andย longtime reader of) andย Felicia Neo! Couldn’t have done it without the support of my readers, many of whom are my family and friends.ย ย Thus I dedicate this milestone to all of my dear readers! I also want to thank God for this award because it’s a great blessing to be picked out of many lifestyle bloggers in Singapore. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Enabalista HotelClub Best Lifestyle Blog 2013

This is an excerpt from the HotelClub featured article!:

Enabalista

Who?:ย Ena Teo,ย Enabalista

Why?:ย An honest and open account of young Singaporean life

Follow:ย @ena_teo

Enabalista

Real estate agent by day, lifestyle blogger by night, Ena began blogging at just 13 years of age, and in the ensuing years has honed her writing to a finely tuned craft. Her site, Enabalista.com, covers her own experiences of living in Singapore, ranging from the extremely personal (see her posts about her graduation and her business ideas) to working, shopping, dining and going out. We were particularly taken by her willingness to share and engage with her followers, as well as her knowledge of all that Singapore has to offer!

โ€œThe Singaporean lifestyle is fast-paced and mostly work-driven. However, increasingly, Singaporeans are also learning how to enjoy life through fine cuisine, fashion and beauty. As a local Singaporean, I love to share with friends and readers my take on fashion, beauty and food that I encounter in my life. It brings me joy when I meet fellow like-minded readers all over the world who enjoy reading about what I blog!โ€

 

 

Read the article and find out theย Best Singapore Lifestyle Blogs of 2013 here!

Thanks again to HotelClub for the award and I look forward to another great year for Enabalista in 2014! ๐Ÿ˜€

Enabalista x Cyber Monday OASAP Coupon Giveaway [Closed]

*Updates*
Thanks to all for sharing and taking part in this contest!
Although the contest did not hit 50 shares, the folks at Oasap.com have kindly agreed to select one winner nonetheless! Thanks Oasap for your generosity! ๐Ÿ˜€
Loredana Battista has been chosen to be the winner!
Congrats Loredana!

Thanks to OASAP, I’m holding another giveaway, this time it’s theย Cyber Monday coupon giveaway!

Enabalista x Oasap Giveaway

Good news is, EVERYONE gets a 30% OFF coupon code for shopping on OASAP.com! Whee!
โ˜†*๏ฝฅใ‚œ๏พŸ๏ฝฅ*(^O^)/*๏ฝฅใ‚œ๏พŸ๏ฝฅ*โ˜†
Shop at OASAP.COM during Christmas 2013, get 30% OFF for 20000+ women fashion items with coupon code: NUSZ48CD, and there will be special offer for some products UP TO 70% OFF from BLACK FRIDAY to CYBER MONDAY! PLUS shipping is free ok! ๐Ÿ˜€

DISCLAIMER: If you do use the 30% discount code, I will get a 2% credit of your total bill to my account which I can then use to buy OASAP products. Thank you in advance!ย (เน‘>แด—<เน‘)

BUT WAIT, that’s not’s it!
Take part in this giveaway and One winner will receive $50 coupons and
the second winner will get $30 coupons for purchasing any wish items onย www.oasap.com!
Please note, this giveaway will only be activated if there are at leastย 50 participants! So please share the 30% coupon code & the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

JOIN the Enabalista xย Cyber Monday coupon giveaway, follow these steps:
Go to my Enabalista Facebook here, find the post pinned to the top that looks like this:
Screen shot 2013-11-30 at PM 03.11.27

1. Share the pinned FB post (see above) on your FB profile page
2. Register on www.oasap.comย (Some of you might have registered before already!)
3. Comment** with your favorite apparel/accessory pinned on http://www.pinterest.com/OasapOfficial/
4. Follow my blog page Enabalista on Facebook here
5. Follow one of following OASAP pages:
ย  ย ย http://www.pinterest.com/OasapOfficial/
ย  ย ย http://facebook.com/oasap
ย  ย ย https://twitter.com/Oasap
ย  ย ย http://instagram.com/oasap_official
ย  ย ย http://oasap.polyvore.com/
Giveaway is held for 7 days, beginning 30 Nov to 7 Dec 2013!
Winner will be announced here and on Facebook 7 Dec evening about 10pm.
See Terms & Conditions below.

**An example comment should be:
”ย Hi Ena, I’veย shared the post on my FB,
I’ve registered on OASAP using email <sample@xmail.com>
this is my favourite apparel! >>ย http://www.pinterest.com/pin/316096467567562368/
and I’ve followed both Enabalista and Oasap on Facebook!”

One winner will receive $50 coupons and the second winner will get $30 coupons for purchasing any wish items onย www.oasap.com!
Please note, this giveaway will only be activated if there are at least 50 participants! So please share the 30% coupon code & the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now now, if you’ve not already clicked away to OASAP.com site in my links above,
check out my top picks from their BLACK FRIDAY selection! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ena’s favourite pick for OASAP BLACK FRIDAY

Enabalista OASAP Giveaway

1. Leather Paneled Oversized Turn Down Coat US$77.54 here

ENABALISTA OASAP GIVEAWAY patent-leather-front-ankle-boots

2. Patent Leather Front Ankle Boots US$48.92ย here.

Enabalista Oasap Giveaway

3. Distinct Teardrop Necklace $13.96ย here

Enabalista x Oasap Giveaway

4. Lovely Plaid A Line Dress US$29.93 here.

Enabalista Oasap Giveaway
5. Icecream (more like cupcakes) Graphic Sweatshirt US$22.35ย here.

Enabalista Oasap Giveaway

6. Floral Embriodered High Low Chiffon Blouse US$25.13ย here

My first pick is above US$50, the rest are below $50 and picks 3-6 are all below $30!
So if you win the voucher giveaway you have plenty of affordable fashion choices to pick from! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Shopping & Good Luck!

xx

Ena

Giveaway terms & condition:
Participant should be comfortable with providing his/her name, shipping address and phone number
which is required for Oasap.com to ship and deliver the item to you.
Winner will be picked randomly by me, all decisions made by me are final.
If a winner does not respond or remains uncontactable within 5 business days of notification,
winnerโ€™s prize will be forfeited and given to the next member in line.
I reserve the right to amend the contest rules without prior notification.

ESTEE LAUDER VIOLET UNDERGROUND FALL 2012 Q&A with Liu Wen

Hello!

As mentioned in my post earlier, here’s the Q&A with Chinese supermodel & Estรฉe Lauder Spokesmodel, Liu Wen. (:

Information credits to Estรฉe Lauder Press team.

ESTEE LAUDER FALL 2012

PURE COLOR VIOLET UNDERGROUND

Q&A with Liu Wen, Estรฉe Lauder Spokesmodel

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1)ย ย ย ย  Where is your favorite place to be in fall?

I think Paris, because when Iโ€™m there for fashion week every October, I always love seeing the beautiful colors of the trees along the Champs-Elysees. I always imagine myself and a good friend sitting there, drinking coffee outside.

2)ย ย ย ย  How does fall in New York differ from fall in Beijing?

I donโ€™t think there is too much difference. Maybe Beijingโ€™s weather is drier on my skin.

3)ย ย ย ย  Will you celebrate Halloween? If so, what costume will you wear?

I really like Halloween, but I never wore a costume because I always think about what I want to wear, but never make a decision! I do pass out candy to the kids who come by my apartment though!

ย (Ena: Yes I will, with my classmates again! See my 2011 celebration here. Not sure, but I will start thinking about it! :D)

4)ย ย ย ย  Whatโ€™s your favorite fall meal?

What I eat during fall is pretty similar to every other season, but because it might be drier, I make sure to eat meals with more vegetables, and of course more fruit during the day.

5)ย ย ย ย  What is your favorite fall activity?

Going on a short trip outside the city so I can have a picnic with my friends!

6)ย ย ย ย  What is your must-have fashion item for the fall season?

A big bag that can hold a lot of items! I feel like I have more and more to carry every season.

ย (Ena: I love furry vests & berets, so they would be my must-have fall items. I carry big bags everywhere too! My current Mango bag is tearing at the handles due to all the weight of the books I’ve been carrying. >.<)

7)ย ย ย ย  Whatโ€™s in your handbag?

Three phones (One French, one American, and one Chinese), my wallet, keys, iPod, Lumix Camera, eye drops, travel size jar of Estรฉe Lauder Nutritious Creme and a bottle of water!

ย (Ena:ย That’s a lot of phones she’s carrying! I always wondered how people manage with so many phones!)

8)ย ย ย ย  What were your favorite fashion shows for Fall 2012?

Jean Paul Gaultier, because the show itself is always a playful performance.

Balenciaga, because the outfit I wore was one of my favorites this season.

Oscar de la Renta, because I wore a gorgeous princess-style dress!

ย (Ena: Mine would be Balmain & Valentino for their intricate and lovely Shakespearean / Renaissance inspired embroidery & Victorian Beckham for ย her sleek and modern take on MIlitary style. Trรฉs chic. More about them in another post sometime soon!)

9)ย ย ย ย  How do you prepare for Fashion Week?

I make sure that Iโ€™m ready for it mentally, because it can be very stressful. But most of the time I just do it!

ย (Ena: Speaking hypothetically if I were to take part as a blogger/press, I would prepare for Fashion Week about 1 month in advance, making sure I have my array of classic items to be matched with trendy / covetable fashion items. I might link up with my favourite brands and work out my various attires in advance. I will definitely select which shows to attend and then plan my schedule around it. I will also prepare interesting / dying questions to ask celebrity designers, models and artistes when I meet them. Of course, I’d make sure to charge and be armed with my trusty gadgets like IPhone and camera to capture and record all the flurry of Fashion Week. (; )

10)ย  What is the best style advice youโ€™ve ever been given and by whom?

I donโ€™t think anyone has given me direct style advice, but I do check street style websites a lot to get ideas.

ย (Ena: It would be to be more adventurous in my style and given by my bestie, Bini. By far, Bini has the most unique and daring fashion sense amongst everyone I know irl.)

11)ย  Do you have any tips for taking a good photo?

Just smile!

12)ย  What is your fall skincare routine?

First I apply Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator because itโ€™s gentle and gives my skin an amazing glow. For moisturizer, I love Hydrationist because it absorbs quickly and keeps my skin hydrated all day long.

ย (Ena: You can check out mine here:ย My Skincare Routine with Estรฉe Lauder Refining Poreย Minimizing )

13)ย  What will be your go-to fall beauty look?

I absolutely love how modern and dramatic the colors are in the Estรฉe Lauder Five Color Eyeshadow Palette from the Violet Underground Collection. Also, the new Double Wear Two Tone Zero-Smudge Eye-Opening Mascara is great because the brushes are designed specifically for Asian womenโ€™s lashes.

14)ย  What was your favorite part of the beauty look from the Derek Lam Fall 2012 show?

I really loved the undereye part where they painted fake eyelashes onto the skin-it was a really cool effect.

15)ย  What is the best makeup tip you received from Tom Pecheux?

Tom taught me that I should always have two colors of foundation ready, so I can mix them together to get the exact right color. Also, before you apply a dark eyeshadow, always put on mascara first because it helps prevent the eyeshadow from falling onto the bottom part of your eye!

16)ย  What is your favorite part of being an Estรฉe Lauder spokesmodel?

There are too many to name, but I love that I learn so many beauty tips and feel like a part of a family. Also, I met wonderful friends like my fellow spokesmodels, and I will cherish their friendship forever.

ย (Ena: Similarly, there’s too many to name. I’m not an Estรฉe Lauder spokesmodel per se, but as an Estรฉe Lauder Social Media Advocate, I love receiving new Estรฉe Lauder skincare and makeup products which have become an integral part of my lifestyle. It has acquainted me with other advocates like Jac, allowed me to bring my friends to makeovers, given me so much content to share with my readers and increased the interest I have for skincare and makeup. Thank you Estรฉe Lauder Singapore! )

17)ย  What are you listening to on your ipod?

Lana del Rey, Adele and Chinese artists like Fan Weiqi.

ย (Ena: Song of the moment most probably Good Time by Carly Rae Jepson & Owl Time. My most recent songs on repeat are Primmadonna, Wild One & Chasing the Sun. I also like songs by Fan Weiqi, especiallyย ไธ€ๆฏ”ไธ€ ใ€‚

18)ย  What is your new favorite restaurant and where is it?

ABC Kitchen! Itโ€™s here in New York.

19)ย  Did you have a nickname growing up?

I didnโ€™t really have one, but my mom always called me โ€œbao bei,โ€ which is โ€œhoneyโ€ or โ€œbabyโ€ in Chinese.

( Ena: My mum calls me “En-ah!” which is a short form of my mandarin name Jia En, and my friends also call me Ernie and En. )ย 

L.o.L <3,
Ena