Christmas with Michael Kors

Friday, 11 December 2015

I haven't started on my Christmas shopping. It seems like I never learnt from previous years, never to leave this task till the last minute but I guess a procrastinator never changes her spots. If you are like me, oh yay, I guess that makes two of us battling the crazy Orchard Road crowd together during this festive!

I recently received a luxurious gift set from Michael Kors which was beautifully packaged in gold, a colour I associate with Christmas. The package is festive and fancy, totally under-the-tree appropriate!

I got the Sexy Amber Deluxe Holiday Set which includes a 100ml Sexy Amber Eau de Parfum Spray, 7ml Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini and 100ml Indulgent Body Crème.

Sexy Amber smells a little strong with the initial spritz but settle quickly into an intimate and powdery smell. It is very gentle and soothing, making it one of the fragrances I use on high rotation. Each spray conjures warm amber wrapped in sandalwood, layered with white flowers.

I love it when brands package body cream and fragrance and sell them as a set because the former provides a foundation for the fragrance! I would always apply a layer of body cream right out of the shower then spray the perfume before I head out for longer lasting effect.

The Sexy Amber Indulgent Body Crème delivers deep, lasting moisture and a shroud of scent. The rich texture blends easily into the skin, infusing it with much-needed moisture and a youthful, dewy effect. This smell takes me from weekend chic to centre stage!

Indulge the ladies in your life with a Michael Kors Collection fragrance this holiday! My pick is obviously the sumptuous and seductive Sexy Amber Deluxe Holiday Set (retails for $159, U.P. $222). Other holiday set options include the Sporty Citrus and Glam Jasmine.

Michael Kors' beauty and fragrance line is available at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Tangs VivoCity, Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons JEM, Takashimaya and SaSa.

Also, you can purchase these gift sets at Christmas Atriums located at Tangs VivoCity (07 Dec – 13 Dec), Robinsons Raffles City Water Court (03 Dec – 09 Dec), Robinsons The Heeren The Space (26 Nov – 02 Dec) and Takashimaya (03 Dec – 09 Dec).

More updates and information can be found on their Instagram @MichaelKors!

Karmakamet Diner in Bangkok

Thursday, 10 December 2015

H and I were recently in Bangkok for a weekend. We decided not to be too ambitious so we took it slow, ticking off places we've always wanted to check out. One of such places was Karmakamet Diner.

The interior of the restaurant was heaven. There was obviously a lot of thought and effort put into designing the place, I was so in love with it! We spent as much time eating as we were taking photos.

There were too many dishes on the menu that sound totally yummy and we had a tough time deciding what to order - good problem to have though! In the end we settled for the duck confit salad, the uni (sea urchin) and ikura (salmon roe) pasta and of course, the"Strawberry Dreams" which is the iconic candy floss dessert. Of all the dishes, I'd have to say the pasta was the BEST. At 990baht (~S$40), the portion was a little small but they were generous with the ingredients. Ahhh, what I'd do to eat this again! Underneath that giant candy floss is actually a cup of strawberry shortcake which was pretty good though we got bored of the sugar floss after a few mouthfuls. Lastly, skip the duck confit salad - the skin wasn't crispy and the meat was overcooked.

If you still have time so spare after the meal, do check out the Aromatherapy Shop that's connected to the diner. I went crazy happy in there testing the different scents available. I fell in love with the light fragrance of "Mimosa" so I had to get the diffuser, room spray and hand cream! :D

Karmakamet Diner
30/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24 Bangkok
Tel: 02 262 0700 1
Daily: 10am – 11pm
Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong

Festive Gifting: Coach Watches

Monday, 7 December 2015

“A good watch should possess all the attributes that make something a classic:
dependability, durability and design integrity. 
These are all things we consider when we think about a timepiece that bears the Coach name.”
Stuart Vevers, Executive Creative Director

It was only in recent years that I started to see watches as accessories. Before this, I lived with a $10 pair I got at Bugis Street because it was required for work. There was a lot of knocking and banging involved in an aircraft so I did not see the need to invest in a fancy pair and having to be careful around it. Slowly, I was wearing my work watch outside of work and it became a daily necessity. Only thing was, that pair of boring silver digital face watch was not exactly classy, stylish or complementing of my outfits. So I started shopping and looking around... And I'm proud to say I've now amassed quite a nifty watch collection with a variety of colours and style for different occasions.

The latest addition is this pair of rose gold(-plated) beauty from Coach - the Tristen watch. It is sporty looking, yet feminine and elegant with a hint of pink which I absolutely adore (rose gold is my favourite type of gold!). The Swarovski crystals accented bezel gives off a particular posh vibe, perfect for days when you are all dressed up and need some sparkles for your outfit.

We all need a pair of silver, classic watch for days when we have to be formal. Just like how you wouldn't wear crazy costume jewellery for a professional function, you wouldn't wear a bright yellow watch to meet an important client.

I picked out the delicate-looking Delancey watch from Coach due to its timeless design. The soft fluid bracelet complement the feminine look of this slender case design, I feel so dainty and ladylike wearing this! Also, silver on the wrist goes with everything.

I especially love men's sporty looking watches with brown leather straps. So it was love at first sight when I spotted the Bleecker Slim watch from Coach and I knew it was the ideal gift to get for H this Christmas. The navy coloured dial was a refreshing change from the usual monochromatic ones and I thought the 42mm case was the perfect size on H.

The above watches are from Coach FW15 Collection and are available for sale at Coach Boutiques and authorised retailers shop.