Bangkok is a fashion-forward city known for its trendy high street fashion and bargains. I’ve been to Bangkok over a handful of times now and it is one of my favourite destinations to visit in Southeast Asia. There’s an undeniably strong stylistic energy there that I find so exciting and … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Waking up in time to catch the sunset is a luxury for a nocturnal creature like me and I feel so fortunate to have this majestic experience from my Bayview Room at the Conrad Tokyo, with a beautiful orange glow blanketed over Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. This was one … Continue readingmore +
I am so honored to have been invited as a judge for The New Paper New Face 2013 this year, where the grand final was held at Takashimaya Square on 3 October. *WOOTZ* This is a first-time experience for me, to be judging a modelling contest. When I first received the … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
TRANSITION, the international debut art exhibition of illuminating Sri Lankan contemporary maestros in Singapore, showcases the works of five painters and one sculptor, thoughtfully curated by Mandala Fine Art Studio. I popped by the VIP opening and got to speak a little bit with the artists about their work.
In this group show, the artists’ expressions are kindled by a poignant sensitivity to their surroundings as well as clever observations of Sri Lankan society and it’s post-conflict period. In a nation where discord has recently been replaced with unity, contemporary art is used here to interpret the joys of peace. The rationale that a thing of beauty can bring forth progress is well marked in this exhibition.
Impress guests at your next dinner party with this Red Velvet Lava Cake! Moist red velvet cake wearing a tempered chocolate disc hat, over which warm chocolate ganache is poured and creates a well of oozy-gooey deliciousness.
I made Pineapple Fried Rice last week because I had a can of pineapples in my fridge and what seems to be an endless supply of smoked Chinese sausage aka lup cheong. I used a premix spice packet from Asian Home Gourmet for this recipe as I wanted to quickly whip this up and eat, but I gave it my own spin by adding dried cranberries to give the fried rice additional zing.