Friday, February 28, 2014

Five for Friday

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1. This quote is both hilarious and true. Hah! Took it off my friend's Facebook.
2. Europe travels planning saw me doing research, reading and more research. A little bit of confusing with a whole lot of excitement mixed in. I'm so psyched for July! On a good note, we kind of narrowed down to Italy, Paris and Switzerland. We are still unsure if London should be covered or should we eliminate one state to cover London instead. Ponders.
3. After my first Cupcake Café novel by Jenny Colgan, I am in love with her books and went over to the library last week to grab the cupcake café novel's sequel and one more about a sweetshop. I am a bookworm and I love it!
4. Sourcing for wedding invite designs and found several that were pretty and saw one really unique one adopting the design of the cover of a penguin classic! Spoilt for choices.
5. I am so gonna go catch the new movie about Jesus Christ and of course the cartoon- Peabody & Sherman.
Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


I have always wondered what was up inside the NUSS Guild House; a black and white colonial house. And late last year I won vouchers to 7adam through Chope and was pleasantly surprised to know 7adam was just right inside the colonial house I have always wanted to visit! Double surprise to know it was also an art gallery.

We saved the vouchers for a lunch date, post-valentines. It was such a treat! Coupled with this perfect setting, we had such a good and full time. I had no complains for the food, it was really tasty, every dish that came, even the dessert- toasted honey cake, dreamy! The bread, complimentary, came really hot and fresh. I will let photos do the talking.

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So much natural light streaming in during the day that it was beautiful, I would love to go back there for dinner for a different kind of experience at night.

7AdamAddress: 7 Adam Park
Tel: 6467 0777
Opens Daily from 11am to 11pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Coffee Daily.

Quaint cafes are popping up around our island rapidly in the last 1 year or so. For every café I visit, there is so much character unique to the shop and you can sometimes know a little about the owner through his/her choice of café theme, or the small decorations dotting the table tops. My favourite 2 designs would have to be vintage or industrial inspired.

It is always some kind of adventure discovering a new joint hidden in a secluded spot. Most of the time, locating new cafes might take a little walking on foot but I would not trade the thrill of arriving at my destination for convenience sake on days where I am high on a café adventure.

And so last Saturday happened to be one of those "I need to find somewhere new to sit in and have a cup kind of day". The urgency was great, hah! So after much discussion, debating, blah blah with the partner, we said yes to Serangoon Gardens and that was how we ended up at The Coffee Daily.

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I love the storefront. Period. I love how vintage and minimal it looks, so much old school charm. Same goes for the interior. I adore the mismatched seats and old school stuff lying around.

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We shared a waffle and a cup of latte between us and he loved the waffle (if you know him, a food compliment is hard to come by). Simple fare, great taste. It is quiet and cosy place to just hang out, chill, do your thing kind of setting. I would definitely be back.
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The Coffee Daily 75 Brighton Crescent
Singapore 559216

Monday, February 24, 2014

Made in SG Market.

The weekend was spent visiting another interesting art market made up of local designers who have come together to create awareness of all things original and handmade. It was truly inspiring and it gave me so much to think about; about the art scene in Singapore, how it is growing and how much I long to be part of this and so much more.

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In a world full of commercialization and shops selling almost similar items, originality in the local scene is like a breath of fresh air, an uncovering of treasure amidst rubble. I do hope to see this community growing and more people buying in to the notion of handmade and supporting small local businesses as such.
Till the next one!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's.

"People fall in love without a reason, without even wanting to. You can't predict it. That's love." - Haruki Murakami

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Inspiring Interiors

Tumblr's been my haven of inspiration and it has also given me a lot to think about for my future home that's gonna be ready some time in Sep this year? Previously, I shared about my love for a Scandinavian themed home décor with splashes of bohemian, country details and this has not changed a bit, if not even more inspired to do some after lots of tumblr and pinterest surfing.

Here are some personal favourites from Tumblr taken by really talented photographers!

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I think I secretly want to be an interior designer. (:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Illustration & Watercolours.

One of the highlights for the month of Feb would have to be an illustration & watercolour painting I signed up for with Shop Wonderland. I did some painting when I was much younger and I can safely say I have since forgotten most of what I have learnt.

If you know me, drawing and painting's still my first love even though I scrapbook for most part now. A class like that, who can pass it up. So that's how I ended up in the beautiful shop, on a sunny Saturday morning, pencil and brush in my hands, having the time of my life.
Priscilla, our teacher was very helpful and she had so much talent! Ever so inspired now to keep practicing!

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This painting's going to be framed and hung in my new home. Looking at this picture's making me hungry for something healthy. Coffee bean's mixed salad, maybe?