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it comes like this

Lunch at The MerryMen with Lyd, it’s been way too long!

This place certainly didn’t feel like Singapore, I ought to be taking more walks nearby the area, I’m starting to get a lil’ bored with town. All the eateries around here seem to be pretty amazing, only thing is I gotta start waking up earlier!

Decided to shift seats in the midst of eating, I’m extremely random like that! Too much slouching on the sofas get me way too laidback & I end up getting incredibly sleepy!

No matter how full, I always make room for desserts! Oh what a sweet tooth I am!

 

Dinner at Stellar afterwards, these days I’ve been eating a lil’ way too much I can hardly breathe!

Let’s prepare for a drastic makeover with Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy at Orchard Central! The end result was worth all the waiting time, boy do I have a love-hate relationship with the hair bleaching process.

My friends were a lil’ apprehensive at the start when I told them I was gonna get my hair snipped off! But look at how versatile this hairstyle is, I could style it to a bob or put it to one side & I’m back to having long hair! Warren Teng is the man to look for if you come to Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy.

Edgy’s the way to go & it seems like I’m about to have a wardrobe overhaul just for my new hair!

Essensuals Evolution by Toni & Guy is located at Orchard Central #B1-20. Call 6884 4218 to make an appointment today!


Free Yourself at Sri Bayu Balinese Spa

Started out with lunch at PepperSteak Bistro since I was highly craving their Sticky Date Pudding here. I come here quite a bit when I’m feeling laidback, majorly dressed down in flip flops.

Excessive partying has left me feeling lethargic over the past few days, I needed to be in a relaxed state of mind for a day at least before history repeats itself! Sri Bayu Balinese Spa here I come,please let me escape to a world of tranquility.

Let’s take a look at the Couple Room we were given, perfect for bonding session even with your girlfriends! You don’t exactly need to be with your other half 24/7. Indulged in the Signature Traditional Balinese Massage, followed by the Boreh Scrub & ended off with the Jacuzzi Bath.

What sets the Balinese massage apart aside from the combination of techniques is the use of essential oils. A variety is used ranging from Jasmine, Rose & Sandalwood to the more exotic ones such as Cempaka & Frangipani.

It’s always good to spoil & pamper yourself especially after a long day of work. Let the experienced massage therapists knead away your pain! Sri Bayu Balinese Spa is located at 959 Upper Serangoon Road. Do call 6286 1006 to make an appointment!

Over at Junhao’s Birthday Dinner where two people are forever at loggerheads. Kinda wished I brought my camera along instead, cause a phone camera’s not comparable! Off to dinner now!


time to raise your glass

Dinner at Osteria Mozza. It’s got pretty amazing starters here, I’m gonna come back for more the next time round.

Porcini Rubbed Wagyu Rib Eye Bistecca all to myself, today I shall not share! Ain’t I evil?

Dessert at The Cut right after cause I was craving the Chocolate Souffle way too much. Then again, knowing me, we ended up having way more than just that!

The last minute decision to do Pangaea, seems like this is starting to become a bad habit! Everything we do revolves around Marina Bay Sands it’s starting to feel like home.

 

Took the time to stop by Essensuals over the week too at Orchard Central.

This place has such fantastic lighting I couldn’t help but snap away, plus I’m really excited to do a drastic change to this hair, it’s been way too long & getting a tad boring!

With time to kill, decided to explore the place a bit! Never knew I’d find such an excellent backdrop right here, for a while I thought I wasn’t in Singapore!

A lil’ bit more to go before my tummy starts to procrastinate, it won’t be a good sight for sure!

Light bites at Genki Sushi. I was so fascinated by its unique ordering system & it arrives speedy. Sushi comes to you fresh!

Also did an interview with WardrobeTrendsFashion (WTF) – Singapore Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine. Thank you Vanessa! In case you’ve missed out, you can take your time to read here or alternatively you can check out their site here.

Who’s That Hottie : Agri Velt

Posted by Vanessa EQ on April 12th, 2012
 
WardrobeTrendsFashion brings to you Agri Velt, the Sexy, SuperStar Blogger & Winner of Cozycot’s Most Fashionable Lot has also done many collaborations, endorsements & launches of leading fashion brands, products & beauty treatments.  Originally from Jakarta, the mesmerizing Agri Velt is now hot property in Singapore’s growing fashion scene.
 
We love your blog, tell us more about it.

My Blog  www.agrivelt.com is mainly an insight of my daily lifestyle & my personal style, clearly visible by the massive spam of photography. I enjoy taking the time to capture every moment & sharing my beautiful experiences with my readers.

Also through my collections, it’s pretty obvious that I’m not afraid of taking risks when it comes to putting together a look because I dress for me & not for anyone else.

What would you like our readers to know about you?

I absolutely love dressing up each morning  & I have great energy, it’s never been a hassle to experiment with different looks.

Of course I make mistakes every now & then, but the process is always an interesting transition to be a better version of who you are. I would describe myself as Spontaneous, Confident, Eclectic, Bold, Fun.

What New features can we expect from you n your blog?

Well, I’m actually in the midst of a collaboration with a close friend of mine, it’s getting me really excited but I think I’d keep it hush-hush for now. I’d reveal when the time is right, so keep a lookout!

 What’s the best part about being a celebrity blogger?

 The part about exploring products & services that’s yet to be launched to the public before deciding what’s beneficial to my readers. After all, I believe in sharing & bringing across the best that I’ve experienced personally.

 I feel fashionable/sexy when….

 walking down the streets in a masculine look still exudes a lil’ bit of feminine touch.

 What or Who are your biggest fashion influences?

Actually most of my fashion influences derive from the things around me, it could really be anything from sculpture to the people around me.

I have this huge tendency of being inspired by what I see & I’d take a little here & there to incorporate into my unique personal style.

What do you think of Singaporean women’s & men’s style?

Honestly, the weather in Singapore isn’t very forgiving hence it’d be unfair to blame people for going towards comfort in terms of dressing.

Then again, when you’ve got such huge passion for fashion, it’s really not a crime to sweat in style. Not even the scorching sun would make me put away my leather jacket!

 What are some of your fashion essentials?

 A great leather jacket , my 5-inch booties, my Blackberry & most importantly, accessories! It could really make or break the look.

 What is sexy to you in a man?

A man who is serious & committed but knows how to behave when he’s out partying with his mates. But if you’re talking physical, I’m extremely attracted to man with nice biceps!

What are some of your personal beauty tips & regimes ?

Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated & sleeping with a face mask on does make a huge difference.  Plus, I detox daily with a glass of Wheatgrass Juice, highly essential if your diet consists of solely meat!

What do you predict will be the next fashion trend?

Bold colour’s a big staple this season, think eye-catching neon! I foresee a lot of fun coming my way!

What turns you on?

This is a tough one! Can I say a well-dressed man with the ability to hold a good conversation?  I’m still on the lookout for that!

What are some of your indulgences?

 Spending the whole day at home having ‘me’ time.  Sometimes we’re spending too much time outside to realize how therapeutic it actually is to just slouch on your couch & pig out while watching a movie. I like doing that with a tub of Rum & Raisin ice cream!

Any Addictions?

I cannot do without Iced Green Tea Latte & mouth-watering desserts. The thought of a chocolate soufflé is enough to make me salivate!

 Any convictions?

 Yes, I’ve always believed in coming on slow & letting your personality grow.

 Which fashion store could you spend the whole day in?

Queen’s Couture @ Mandarin Gallery. I’m a huge fan of skinny jeans & this is one place I go berserk at.  They have some of the best skinny jeans here that work so well for my petite frame.

 What was the most wild or outrageous thing you have ever done?

Let’s stick to outrageous! I once went diving half-drunk in Bali a few years back straight from the club (not a good idea I could have died) & freaked out terribly when fishes swam past me I was caught running underwater. I must have looked incredibly ridiculous back there my friends wouldn’t let this matter go till today!

Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?

 I’d see myself being really well travelled 3 years from now. I would definitely grab my best friend & explore the world extensively during this time before all the commitments of marriage set in, just so that I have no regrets of being grounded in the future!

Check Out Agri Velt’s Amazing Blog @ www.agrivelt.com .


part of the list

Random Iphone Snapshots with a few of my favourite things.

 

 

In a typical week, I spoil myself silly with plenty of food to satisfy my hunger pangs. The places I frequent can get pretty routinal! Fashionably late equates to lesser options. One of my favourites include Ippudo Tao.

 

I love quite a couple of dishes over here & I’ve introduced a bunch of friends here & they love it as much! I can get over-obsessed with the chicken gizzards which I’m unwilling to share with anyone because it’s way too tasty! Selfish much. It’s really an acquired taste, you either love or hate it.

 

There’s also The Cut by Wolfgang Puck. The true Japanese 100% Wagyu Beef from Shiga Perfecture is so heavenly it literally melts in your mouth. Even the thought of it is sufficient to make me want to go back there again!

 

Blue Fin Tuna Tartare & Warm Veal Tongue for starters.

Filet Mignon (True Japanese 100% Wagyu Beef) & Baby Chicken for my main course. They have the American Wagyu too if you don’t like your meat overly tender it melts, but seriously the Japanese one still tops my list! Love how they’ve got an assortment of sauces ranging from mild to spicy.

Chocolate Souffle (best thing I’ve ever had this I swear) & Assorted Donuts for Dessert.

Went to check out NUEVA CUBA too! First time ever we’re totally cool with sharing dishes since there were quite a couple we wanted to try out & couldn’t possibly conquer alone. Also, we really love how the waiters were so attentive towards us, that’s a plus point right there.

 

Since we’re pretty new to this place, we decided to go along with the chef’s recommendations instead. We’d have taken forever to order. After all, the experts know best!

My favourite dishes are the Grilled Chicken Thigh topped with Mango Salsa & the Baked Mussels topped with Tomato Concasse. Extremely delicious I wouldn’t reject a second serving!

If you’re thinking about casual dining over the week, you should check out NUEVA CUBA. The places itself felt so inviting I actually sat through dinner cross-legged! Ps, I only sit that way when I’m extremely comfortable with the environment.

NUEVA CUBA is located at 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, #01-03. Do call 6535 0538 to make a reservation as it can get pretty crowded at dinnertime!

Gotta get my daily Starbucks fix! To my dearest Iced Green Tea Latte, my day doesn’t feel quite complete without a sip of you!


Skin Reborn with Beauti Instinct

My weekends are forever jam-packed with massive partying & being the ultimate vainpot, I refuse to settle for any form of dullness on my face despite the unforgiving late nights.

Remember I spoke about the Roller Treatment a couple of posts back, today I went back for my 6th treatment in preparation for my birthday party & even my friends are astonished by the results! My problem areas include the leftover acne scars situated on the jawline, this is one of the best treatment to lighten those marks.

(BEFORE)

Back at Beauti Instinct once again, thank you Rita for always coming to my rescue! I know I’m such a rare case of emergency facials! Let me take you through the different stages of the treatment.

1) Rolling to Perfection

Some of my favourite cocktails include Hyaluronic Acid, Gluthatione, Sodium Pyruvate, Taurine & Ascorbic Acid. I always believe in ‘no pain. no gain’! Rita would suggest which cocktails are more suited to your skin condition upon consultation.

2) Oxygen Infusion (Breathe to Beauty)

This works particularly well if you want instant lift because it soothes the inflammation by penetrating deep into the dermis layer. Even Hollywood Celebrities swear by this!

3) CO2 Mask

This mask accelerates your cell metabolism & gives a very good firming effect. I highly recommend!

What I really love about this Roller Treatment is how smooth & even my skin becomes immediately. Plus it makes my my face look slimmer & you can achieve a ‘plumped-up’ effect minus the hefty price tag. Check out how contoured my jawline looks in the image where I’ve got my CO2 mask on!

(AFTER)

Beauti Instinct is located at 545 Orchard Road#03-14 Far East Shopping Centre (beside Hilton Hotel). Call 67339149 to make an appointment today!


Win a Party with Citibank

Here I am at the Citibank Clear Platinum Relaunch Party held at Velvet Underground. Was starving by the time I got here it was compulsory to conquer the buffet station first! My cuz & I are such gluttons seriously, it runs in the family!

Since we’re here, we thought we’d do just one or two shots with the photobooth & damn we got over-addicted to it & hogged the machine all night long! Totally digging those GIGANTIC shades, they’re way too adorable!

If you haven’t already downloaded the Clear.24.7 app, you’re clearly missing out! I now check in to all the featured merchants using the app to attain plenty of reward points. The more points you have, the higher the chance to win the S$5000 Grand Prize. Be the Social A-Lister for the week for any of the next 6 weeks & you can also win prizes! Time to go around CHECKING-IN, oh Grand Prize please come to me!

Of course I’m not about to have all the fun without including you guys in it! You can download the Facebook app Clear.24.7 here , & start checking out all the deals every now & then just like I do. While you’re at that, don’t forget to CHECK-IN, COOL & SHARE all your social activities! Very soon you’d be having plenty of Reward Points! Time to rejoice!

Please LIKE Citibank’s Facebook page too HERE . It’s always good to spread the love!

Thank you Citibank for letting me be a part of this! I had such a great time. Furthermore, it now excites me to CHECK-IN to places knowing with each step I take, I’m a step closer to getting REWARDED!

It’s been a long day & I’ve less than 4 hours of sleep, I better tuck into bed before I see daylight yet again! Goodnight all!


Keeping in Style with Montrose Desires

Summing up the previous week with an explosion of images. There’s the dinner at Waku Ghin, one of the best that I’ve ever had! The standard of service here’s exceptionally good too you actually feel like royalty.

 

Let’s see the ingredients the chef has prepared for today! I wait in anticipation as each dish is brought to my very eyes!

Flan with Queensland Spanner Crab

Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin & Oscietre Caviar

Slow-cooked Tasmanian Petuna Ocean Trout with Witlof & Yuzu

Soup of Topinambour with Hokkaido Scallop

Braised Canadian Lobster with Tarragon

Japanese Charcoal Grilled Fillet of Tasmanian Grass-Fed Beef with Tetsuya’s Wasabi Mustard

Japanese Ohmi Wagyu Roll from Shiga with Wasabi and Citrus Soy

 

Consomme with Rice and Snapper

 

Gyokuro

 

Granita of Grapefruit with Chartreuse Jelly

 

Salted Sable with Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey Cream

 

Petit Fours

 

Did a shoot with Montrose Desires too. It was uber fun & we wrapped up in no time, thank you so much Sharon!

      

    

Montrose Desires will be at 3 upcoming flea markets. Mark these dates!

April 21st

 SCAPE Level 4 Sky Terrace

2.00pm-8.00pm

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June 1st-3rd

The Mega Flea Market 7 @ Singapore Expo Hall 5B

12.00pm -10.00pm (June 1st)

11.00am – 10.00pm (June 2nd & 3rd)

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June 23rd

Blogshop Festival

Club Avatar (Marina Mandarin Hotel)

1.00pm-7.00pm

  

    

Aside from that, Montrose Desires is doing a GIVEAWAY !

This contest is applicable for everyone residing in Singapore only.

  A GUCCI FLORA EDP + BODY LOTION SET worth $107.00 & VOUCHERS’ UP FOR GRABS!

Let me show you how in 3 easy steps!

1) LIKE their facebook page here .

2) LIKE & SHARE the album titled Style Montrose .

*YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON THE SHARE BUTTON AS WELL*

3)LEAVE A COMMENT indicating (LIKED & SHARED) that you have completed the Steps to be added into the Giveaway Draw.

 

Triple your chances by purchasing anything from Montrose Desires from April 3rd-15th. Contest ends 15th April 2359 hours.

Double your chances when you subscribe to Montrose Desires mailing list.

GRAND DRAW PRIZE

1X Gucci Flora EDP + Body Lotion Set worth $107.00

CONSOLATION PRIZES

2 X $20.00 Montrose Desires Vouchers

Results will be announced April 16th, 9.00pm on Montrose Desires’ Facebook page.

Start shopping at Montrose Desires now before it all gets sold out!

There’s also Hyang To Gol with the BFF! I can’t seem to survive a week without Korean BBQ, check out the amount of meat!

Ps, stay tuned to my next update on the Citi Clear Relaunch Party!


time to start afresh

Vanity is neccessity & I haven’t thanked Allure Beauty Saloon enough for entering my life. I now wake up to fantastic-looking lashes each morning I wake up! The 3D Eyelash Perm rocks! See how nicely permed they are here I don’t even require a lash curler anymore. Just a coat of mascara & I’m ready to hustle.

With the eyelash matter done, it’s time to also touch up on my brows since they are such crucial parts of the face. Which better place to get them done? Having led the beauty market & specializing in the art of eyebrow grooming for ten years, Allure Beauty’s the perfect place to solve your beauty woes!

Check out Allure’s new branch at West Mall Bukit Batok #04-10. Do call 68982242 to make an appointment!

Quick dinner at Hide Yamamoto, such a shame I didn’t have the luxury of time. My BFF would slaughter me big time if I was late for her birthday!

   

Daphne’s Birthday at Mink where BFF’s reunite! Together we’re the ultimate three musketeers!

It’s always massive murder time for birthday girl! Tiffany’s busy getting the patron & I’m busy getting the vodka. Time check 5.00am & Daphne’s still standing strong. She might be superhuman after all!

Back on the road once the sun rises yet again. This cycle repeats itself way too often, then again bad habits die hard. I better snuggle into bed & rest up for my upcoming crazy birthday weekend! Goodnight!