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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lladro's Limited Editions

Formal shopping event organized by Lladro @ Takashimaya Rose Room. Having purchased some items from Lladro before, I was enticed with a complimentary gift to attend.

Yummy Hari Raya desserts from Fadina, the baklava bites are good. Dolce Gusto coffee and mineral water on hand to make this sales pitch a tea time soiree. Only limited editions on sale here, 15% discount for on-site purchases.

Mostly Dragons and Horses, its the year of the horse and dragons are always popular.

What I really liked is this vase/urn. In full colour its $32,000, in 2-tone, its just $11,000. Featuring the intricate flowers that Lladro is known for.

Feathered lady is kinda Rio, no?

Free gift is a Lladro card holder that looks more suited for the sales reps : ) I thought it would be a bag or bag holder. I guess this event is catered towards guys, that's why.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Perfume

It is only fair that since I also received a free vial of Lancome's La vie est belle (life is beautiful) perfume, I should also review it. It's a good choice having Julia Roberts as the face of this perfume that came out in Autumn 2012 as it speaks of this fragrance. It is typical with powerful sweet scents and an unusual powderiness in the middle. Reflecting someone down-to-earth and very real.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Marriott Cafe

Located next to Crossroads Cafe, the place to people watch along Orchard Road. Marriott Cafe is all buffet and fully air-conditioned. So Esthel and I spent the afternoon munching on delicious small plates of salads, charcuterie, cold seafood, desserts and an array of dishes Korean, Singaporean and European.

Weekday Lunch is $66 per person after taxes and you can opt for free flow of juices/alcohol for an additional fee. For afternoon tea, the menu changes to an all-local spread, then reverts back again for dinner.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Crackers & Dip

Jacob's Crackers $2, Ayam Brand Tuna/Salmon/Seafood $2.50. Mid-afternoon snack with no prep involved.

Salmon is the best, Tuna comes a close second.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion

Armani Spring Summer is filled with light as air florals and pastels this season in flowy chiffon and silk. The ladies all look soo sweet.

Armani Prive haute couture takes a turn for navy blues and geometric prints. It retains a certain down-to-earth feel in what is essentially formal wear.

Armani Resort brings us back to familiar ground, that is tailored suits 2-piece or 3-piece and jewel-tone evening wear. I always think of Thailand tailoring when I see Armani clothes, maybe because the tailors like to copy designs from Armani lookbooks.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lion Corp. $100 Hamper

I bought some Kodomo baby stuff and won this $100 hamper from Lion Corp. I initially thought it would be a nicely packaged baby hamper, as it turns out, its actually 2 bags full of their latest products. Shokubutsu, Kirei Kirei, Mama Lemon, Systema, Essence, Kodomo. Loving the Shokubutsu Mulberry Facial Wash and Grape Shower Milk. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Perfume

I received a sample vial of La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain and used it everyday until it was finished. It's a very fresh scent that is difficult to come by, accented by fruits and florals so it's more complex than say a plain, clean, fresh, scent. There is no musky undertone, rather a certain darkness from licorice and black tea. $116 for 50ml.