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Friday, January 27, 2017

Year of the Red Fire Rooster



Tonight we usher in the Chinese New Year and this year its the  火 
anybody missing the association to bloody turkey...

pic from noobcook.com

My recommended dish is 紅糟, usually eaten as mee sua, it's served in my home as a dinner dish to be eaten with rice. Good Luck getting hong zhao as its not sold in stores.


My mom made her pineapple tarts as usual. Couple of extra ones made from blueberry jam we had in the fridge.


Pantone colour of the year is Greenery. Red and Green reminds me of Christmas. 


During Chinese New Year we usually exchange food gifts with family and neighbors, like my mom's pineapple tarts.


Lately, the trend has been luxury gifts and I think it's because of Valentine's Day coinciding with CNY. So I switched to gifts as well新年快乐!


1 floral arrangement totally appropriate for this festive season, Majestic Rooster from Far East Flora $188.


Some recommendations for Valentine's Day that I would like to receive myself ;)


Simple present for simple girls, Single Premium Red Rose $49.90 by Far East Flora


My personal fave, Sweet Fortune $84.90 by Far East Flora


Updated traditional classic, Pictures of Love $170.72 by Angel Florist


Ikebana inspired, Flowers Zenith $148 by Online Florist


Small table arrangement for your real home, Roses Bloom $58.85 by Orchard Florist


Bigger purple arrangement for your real home, Inspiration $115.56 by Orchard Florist


The red amaryllis looks like 喜, CNY Blossom $94.16 by Orchard Florist


Big table arrangement, OD 10 Tua Huat $308.16 by Orchard Florist


Big hand bouquet, V Day Forever Love $399 by Florist.sg


Loving this Expat style, Tidings of Peace $97.20 and more by XpressFlower
Euro classic style, Angelic $249 by Flowers Flowers
Again Euro classic style, Always by your Side $220 by Flowers Flowers


Oranges basket $60 by Singapore Florist


Fresh Carnations and Pussy willow $98 by Singapore Florist


Artificial Peonies and Anthurium $138 by Singapore Florist


Artificial Peonies with Fortune Cat $98 by Singapore Florist


Petite and fresh, CNY Abundance $88 by Little Flower Hut


Compact and vibrant, CNY Blessings $148 by Little Flower Hut


Pineapple-like arrangement, Fresh & Silk flowers $72.76 by Joaquim Florist
Latest trend of cartoon character bouquets, Hello Kitty Bouquet $189 by 24Hrs City Florist


Pineapple basket of oranges, Fortune Gold $60 by Hummings


Bright and buoyant, Everlasting Fortune $88 by Hummings


Friday, January 20, 2017

Red Ring Treasures x CNY clothes


 

Red Ring Treasures is located at Wisma Atria or Toa Payoh HDB hub and serves a really delicious chicken chop noodle. The menu is varied and includes fish/pork/squid/chicken fried cutlets with horfun/noodles/rice. Side dishes are changed every now and then so you get like wantons, paper wrapped chicken, croquettes, onion blossom etc.


My mom and I were at Toa Payoh ordering new stuff from Courts, its the new year so we needed some new things like beds, washing machine and so on. Along the way we passed by shops selling CNY T-shirts that we all love soo much.


Recognizable sports brands have started putting out Chinese New Year collections every year and this year there's Timberland assortment, Adidas originals readies (classic) and tubular radial (modern) sneakers, Nike retro Air Jordons with gold embellishments and Air Force 1 with jade touches. 


Converse all black collection. Or you can get anything from Le Coq Sportif  with its rooster emblem, there is a wider selection to choose from and I did get some neon coloured belts from there before.


Pandora has a new charm this CNY, the dancing lion..it's too cute.


The Peak magazine recommends these watches:
Piaget on painted wings
Vaucheron Constantin holiday carvings
Chopard triple threat



Bottega Veneta has come up with a Rooster 2017 charms collection. It's notoriously difficult to get and no word on pricing.


Longchamp has a 3 piece collection for this CNY, featuring a cartoon rooster.


Swatch releases a CNY zodiac animal watch every year.


For more CNY 2017 items visit AsiaTatler.