Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Weekend Getaway - to Singapore!

A few weeks ago we spent the weekend in Singapore. No, no, we aren't the-super-rich-globetrotting-whisking-ourselves-away-to-exotic-locations-on-a-whim kinds. We were transiting via Singapore on our way back from another trip and decided to stay the night instead of trying to while away time in the confines of an airport. Ok, I'm not really helping my cause here, am I? What this other trip was, I'll have to tell you another time - probably could start writing a whole, entire, separate blog about that trip. Anyway, back to the weekend in Singapore...

We stayed the night at the Pan Pacific Hotel (the one near Marina Bay). Great hotel, great location, great value (room rate-wise), food was overpriced and not so great.
Cute little tipi-hut-like booths in the lobby bar. Had a mean Cosmo there later that night.
Our room
Breakfast for the Hungry-hippos!
Shopping I did earlier that morning

First order of business as I landed in Singapore at 8am that morning was to head straight to the Charles & Keith store at T3 of Changi airport and buy this amazing wallet! It's true, I don't like wasting time when it comes to shopping. Get right into it, I say, whatever the time of day. I love that it has that bangle/wristlet attached to take the wallet from day to night. Best part - the price of course, only $42 SGD ($36 AUD approximately)!

More on Singapore to come shortly. Stay tuned.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Looking Back!

Here's an incomplete post that I had started drafting but never published... it's strangely comforting to look back at how things were back then, so I'll share this with you anyway even though some of the information may seem outdated now.

November 2013: 
Blogosphere, I have missed you! To those who might have thought I've been too lazy to update my blog, it's actually the opposite - I've been working too hard and not playing hard enough and have had absolutely ZERO time for myself over the past month and a half. So, I'm glad for this midweek holiday of Cup Day - thank goodness this Race stops the nation because in my world I definitely needed a pause.

Ok, enough complaining. Let's focus on the positives. I haven't done much shopping but I have a few photos to share from my birthday celebrations a few weeks ago (September)...

Black Silk Tank: *$5 (Dotti)
Helena Embellished Skirt: *$75.99 (Forever New - now available in Mint)
Demask Pattern necklace: *$14.99 (Equip)
Gold Clutch: *$22 (Colette)
Pointed Black Heels: *$24 (Asos)
Assorted Bracelets: *$15 (Forever New)

Birthday Outfit Total: $156.98
* = sale prices

We had a great night with great friends with great Asian Tapas and Drinks at Golden Monkey. Highly recommend this place.

Later that night we went to Khokolat Bar aslo in Hardware Lane to continue the celebrations. And I had this AMAZING cocktail, fit for a fashionista called Coco Chanel: An elegantly decadent blend of Hennessy VSOP, Mozart chocolate liqueur, caramelised sugar and thick rich cream, drizzled with vanilla syrup. YUM!

The next day, I received my Birthday Gift from Mr. Pre! It was sitting in the car waiting for me as we were rushing out for lunch. He did SO well!

It was a Happy Birthday! :D

Monday, 10 February 2014

I'm back!

It was an unplanned hiatus. Its been a real roller-coaster ride, these last few months - that's the only way to describe it. Extreme highs and stomach churning lows. Many major, life-changing events have meant I haven't been in the right head space to blog: a car accident - no injuries, but financial losses and a blow to confidence and morale; a new job - very demanding, long days, late nights, little or no time for a social life; the loss of a loved one - sudden and untimely; a big fat wedding - a joyous celebration.
I was waiting to get back to normalcy before I could start blogging again, but with the way my life has been going, I've forgotten what normal is. So, I'm going to get back in the saddle and hopefully this will bring normality back into my life. With this little note, I just wanted to clarify my sudden and long disappearance - I've always wanted the tone of this blog to be positive and fun and I promise that that's what it will always be.
Watch this space....