Sunday, April 20

Safra Radio Sunday Brunch

Update // 22 Apr
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Last Sunday, I dragged myself up at 8.30am for brunch with the Power98 FM and Jia 88.3 FM DJs at Cornerstone. I don't remember when was the last time I actually got up that early on a weekend. H, of course, felt relieved because he didn't have to wake up from his groggy state to send me to Bishan Park haha! I was chauffeured there in a limousine cab that was engraved with Power 98 and 88.3 FM logos. It looks like this:


I was 15 minutes late but the driver waited patiently for me under my block, thank you!!

You must be wondering why am I showing you a picture of the taxi. That's because YOU will be given a chance to go through the same brunch experience as I did! Read on to find out! :)

Jamie and Robin welcoming us


We were warmly welcomed by the DJs and my seating partner was Shiberty aka Jessica. It was so nice to finally meet her!

Ahhh I'm so sorry I couldn't show you guys the spread of food we had because everything was served bit by bit and I was... very... hungry... so I polished off whatever that was popped on my plate in a matter of seconds. BUT here's the dessert bar that was specially prepared for us!


Creme brûlée served on a layer of crust was pretty good!

In the background, that's the Earl Grey Chocolate Cake 
which was polished off very quickly because well, words spread around haha.

Thank you Cornerstone for hosting us and for the delicious bites!

Cornerstone is founded and owned by Chef KT Yeo (Executive Chef) and Chef Sam Tan (Executive Pastry Chef) who both have a common goal of having a restaurant that offers excellent signature dishes in both savoury and sweet. Restaurants that specialize in both areas are extremely rare, especially in Singapore.

Cornerstone offers fine dining, quality modern American cuisine in a very relaxed and casual atmosphere. When Chef KT came back (to Singapore) after 10 years of living in America, he envisioned a place where one does not need to dress up to enjoy fine dining quality food. At this set up, do away with jackets, pants, dresses and heels. Being situated in a park, customers can walk into Cornerstone in shorts, t-shirts and running shoes without feeling out of place. Parents with young children no longer have to be embarrassed or worry about their children running around the restaurant, making noises. It is a casual and happy place for children. There's even an outdoor kids play area! Being a pet friendly restaurant, dog owners can also bring their dogs over right after their walks.



That's Lina and Jia Ming and they host the 4-8pm 吃喝玩乐 180 show on 88.3FM. Both of them are very bubbly in persons and I assume it must be a great feeling to be living your dreams now. Being a DJ is actually their ambition since young, ahhh, wish I could one day be in the same shoes as them!


Who isn't familiar with Jamie Yeo?! Her daughter came along for brunch that morning - what a pretty little girl! Anyway, Jamie's co-hosts for the 6am-10am Power Breakfast show are Sonja and Jason. Join them each weekday over breakfast or in the car to work with a dose of current affairs as well as get to know what's trending and even get some freebies!

A couple of them were selected on stage for some an interactive game of Charades.
It was hilarious watching them acting out hahaha. 
Just imagine acting out "Giving birth"!

Seems like this is the only picture I have with the other bloggers oops :x

Now, here is the exciting part! YOU can get to experience the same treatment the other bloggers and I went through on 3rd May! Here's what you need to do - simply leave a comment in this blogpost with your

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and up to 5 winners will be chosen for an exclusive interactive brunch session with the Safra Radio DJs!

Leave a comment now for yummy food and a morning of fun! Good luck! :)

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What I wore that day for brunch:


Skirt from Chaceylove

Knowing my love for bareback dresses, Chaceylove sent me one where you can tie the strings to your fancy!


In my favourite black of course ;)

Lastly, if you are looking for bridesmaid dresses, Chaceylove would be a great choice!
Love the convertible maxi dresses!!



Have a great week ahead guys! :)

Thursday, April 17

Fed Well

p/s: Updated SHOPTIPPYTAPP with lots of items worn once and a Canon camera for sale!
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I made plans to join H and his friends at Tangerine for dinner 
but I had an event to attend at the last minute so I had to give it a miss.

And there H was, spamming my Whatsapp with messages 
about how delicious the food was throughout the event when I was STARVING!
......

I sprinted down to RWS after the event hahaha.

We went alllll the way to RWS because H's friend's husband is the head chef of Tangerine 
and we were informed there's a special promotion of $45+++ 4-course set dinner. 
Sounds cheap? 
What's even better is it's 1-for-1.
Yes, you read that right.
$45+++ for 2 persons so we only paid $25 per person for a 4-course meal!!

H and I had tried Jim's cooking before Tangerine and we were instant fans.

I'm sad to share that the promotion we went for is no longer valid... 
but they have a Mother's Day set meal coming up next month 
so you can call to check with them.
The empty interior...we were the last customers haha.

For appetiser, I had the Chef's special for the evening which was CRABCAKE!
I LOVE CRABCAKES!!!
This was served with a side of zesty greens 
and I like how they added seaweed to the salad for a different crunch!
Crabcake was super yums ok?!???!!!

Soup was Double Boiled Chicken Consomme with Bamboo Pitz
No oil yo!
This was light, very flavourful and the chicken meat was soooo soft and tender!
I think I need to get this recipe from him.
Comfort food!

Grilled Chicken Roulade
with roasted butternut, shimeiji mushroom and edamame bean
That's my main course!
I've tried this dish before at the Chef's housewarming but forgot all about it... Until I took a bite.
Don't think I can ever forget the tenderness of the chicken meat wrapped with bacon ;)

We also got to try the Pork Belly as a "side dish". 
It came with a thick layer of fat but oh mannnnn, there wasn't the gross fats taste 
and I would've popped the entire piece into my mouth 
if I didn't become conscious and remember that the fats STILL contributes 
to the blocking of my arteries whether I taste them or not. :x

Hot Chinese dessert > Cold western style dessert for me anytime.
The Yashi Pear with Snow Lotus Seed and Dry Longan ended my meal on a sweet and warm note. :)

Tangerine is definitely a hidden treasure. 
In fact, it is just a couple of steps away from Forest.
If you want to go somewhere less commercialized for a special occasion, 
you can give this restaurant a try :)


Moving on, H and I recently went Miam Miam at Bugis Junction for their desserts.
I have heard soooo much about it and since we were in the vicinity, why not?!

The photogenic Caramelized Banana Pancake with vanilla ice-cream and blueberries!
It was actually really filling even for 2 persons and the pancake tasted more like cake to me.
But I still liked it!

French Toast with cream and maple syrup.
Crispy on the outside and very soft on the inside!
Not too bad but I probably wouldn't order it again since I can make this at home myself haha.

Anyone tried their savoury dishes yet?
Let me know how is it?
This lady sitting on the table beside us ordered a mushroom + egg dish 
and it smelled reallyyyy good (a little like hokkien mee I don't know why hahaha) 
so we might go back for the savoury dishes one day!

Enjoy your long weekend and thank you for reading! :)

Sunday, April 13

Let's talk beauty: Makeup

I realised I haven't talked about beauty products in a while. And that's what today's entry is going to be about - my top 4 favourite makeup products at the moment!


First up, Dior Pore Minimizer. There are not enough words to tell you how much I LOVE this product. It works as a primer so you apply it after sunscreen and before foundation. It's in cream form but after you spread it over your face, it feels powdery. This product is so magical, it provides instant mattifying effect and lasts THE ENTIRE DAY. I have combination skin so my nose looks significantly oilier after lunch and the oil on my face can fry a sausage at the end of a working day. But after I started including the Pore Minimizer into my makeup regime, I don't need to touch up my makeup at all! This is so awesome!! AND my pores are practically non-existent. So much love for this, you have to try it to believe!


I cannot live without my lipsticks and my current favourites are these from VDL! Randomly saw on Facebook (which I rarely log on to) that they were having some sort of sale in Marriott Hotel so I popped by and got these really cheap! In typical Korean shades - fuchsia pink and coral. The colours are loveeeeee! And I thought they smell like my favourite iced lemon tea when applied. ^.^


Next up, one of Dior's bestsellers, the Lip Maximizer. This thing really works man! A lot of girls actually mentioned about the stinging feeling but it doesn't bother me much because the Burts Bees lip balm I have been using for 8-9 years now is mint flavoured and the Lip Maximizer tastes similar to me. Say yes to sexier, plumped up lips!


I have used a couple of products from Dollywink before but I always, always go back to their mascaras. The one pictured is for longer lashes but it helps in the volume and curl department as well. I love how my lashes do not clump together after I've applied this. The brush looks pretty normal to me but it is probably magical (I know, I use this word twice already) because I find it so easy to apply mascara on my lower lashes with this! My hand actions are usually too big and unsteady so I tend to smudge some on my lower eye rims but with Dollywink's, all's good!

I am trying new products almost on a daily basis and if I ever come across anything good, I will be back to share them. Till the next! :)

Thursday, April 10

All white out







Is it an aging situation? I am loving my monochromes more than ever.

Put together this outfit in my mind and I was so happy it actually looked good because 80% of the time, reality did not look as good as imagination.

Top * got it in Hong Kong
Skirt * Tippyjess.com
Shoes * Charles & Keith
Bag * Chanel Boy

Sunday, March 30

Savour 2014

I haven't heard about Savour till last year when I saw people on my Instagram feed posting pictures of the event and all the pretty food with delicious ingredients. I vividly remember Jaan restaurant was one of the participants because H and I tried their 55 degree smoked organic egg on our anniversary dinner last year. I was naturally excited and told H we have to go for this year's!

We went for lunch and omgosh the sun was a killerrrrr.
It was an outdoor event and air-conditioned space was limited. 
In fact, it didn't feel any cooler when we were under a roof 
because there were too many people all seeking shelter from the sun.
We were lucky we managed to get to enjoy our food under an umbrella table.
No more outdoor lunches, go for dinner instead!


After walking around the area, we decided on our first round of dishes!
This was my favourite dish at Savour!
Kanpachi (Yellowtail) Truffle Soya
Absolutely delightful!!!

Ahh, this was by the infamous Chef Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation.
He raised to fame recently in Singapore because of Wok Stars 
so I was looking forward to trying his dishes and see if he lives up to the hype. 

Umami - black truffle, toro, rice noodle, vermicelli, dry shrimp powder
It was a disappointment.
 Nothing special about it nor was the truffle taste prominent.
The popular Molecular Xiao Long Bao was sold out when we were there 
so that might have fared better. *shrugs*

Slow Roasted Organic Lamb Short Ribs Crusted with Five Spices
I am not a fan of lamb because of the gamey smell and taste... 
But I willed myself to try a little of this from Saint Pierre.
The meat was well seasoned, peeled off easily from the bones, it was also soft and tender.
But I'm still not turning into a fan of lamb meat anytime soon.
I love the accompaniment too!

I cannot remember where this was from...pretty forgettable but smoked salmon is always welcomed!


Pork Crackles with Dijon Mash
from Stellar@1-ALTITUDE was bad.
The pathetic portion of vegetable at the side was yellowed, limpy and soft.
I think the roasted pork at your nearest coffee shop would taste better and it wouldn't cost $16.

I encouraged H to order the 72hr Miso Braised Short Rib, Kyoto Onion, Fresh Wasabi
from Mikuni because it seemed like such a popular choice that afternoon.

But he said it was only so-so.


We have matchy aviators! ^.^

Popped into Nespresso for some cooler air 
and we found out they were brewing free coffee for everyone!
I don't drink coffee usually 'cause it gives me a headache but I thought I'd try one with lower intensity!
Cannot remember what I chose but I had a mocha with lesser milk and more chocolate syrup hahaha.
AND IT TASTED GREAT!!!!
I don't think I'll mind if H buys a Nespresso machine for our future home.


And this was at the gourmet village.
I don't think people actually leave their seats haha.

And they were roasting a veal for the dinner service!

Conclusion?
Not too sure if I will go for Savour 2015 if there's gonna be one 
because I cannot enjoy food in this Singapore heat. 
Most of the dishes were average and it is not worth me paying so much for food that's forgettable. 
If I want to fine dine, I'd prefer paying more for the ambiance and air-con. 
Seriously.

So we'll see next year!
The line-up has to be pretty exciting for me to suffer under the sun again.


Okay! Now that we are done with virtual stuffing of food, 
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It is the perfect Style Essentials item from Dorothy Perkins!

I know a lot of girls love lace in blush or white as that's the epitome of dainty and romance.
But I love this sheer black lace sleeved top that is a little edgy yet keeps the feminine factor.

It goes purrrrfectly with my midi pencil skirt!
Ahhh, I love my black and white coordinates too much!

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Enjoy your shopping! :)