I’m in Greece!

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Just a short post from me! Hello everyone! I reached Delphi last night and it is beautiful! This is the view from my balcony. Initially the hotel was just alright and we thought that was it until we opened the windows and stepped out onto the balcony. Totally blown away by the view!

Lunch at { croute }

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Sis and I headed to Valley Point, which was popular with my family because we love Dozo and often had birthday celebrations there (missing it already, still cannot believe that they have closed their doors), as well as Absolute Yoga for hot yoga sessions. However, this time around, our visit was for a different reason. We went there just to try Croute.

Initially we had kept wondering where the outlet was based on the unit number but we worried for naught! The storefront is so striking that you cannot help but notice it from the entrance of the mall. Also, Croute spans two shop spaces and it is roomy.

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When we asked the staff what was good, he did not offer anything constructive, simply stating that “everything is good here.” I detest overconfidence in restaurants, unless they are able to deliver and it was not very helpful of him to make sweeping statements like that.

For your information, they have many specials which are not on their menu, so you might want to check with them before placing your order at the counter.

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Pretty Nails

Untitled It seems like my gelish manicures always coincide with my holidays! And this time it was no different. I was keen on doing an owl theme as well as a floral one. Since I could not make up my mind, I ended up with the floral one on my fingers and the owls on my toes. I suggest you do not click ‘Continue Reading’, unless you want to get up close and personal with my ugly toes. IMG_4398 The nail art was not exactly what I had in mind because it is not me. The colours are very sweet and face it, I am not very girly. However, I thought it got together quite well. I would have preferred the swirls to be green, kind of resembling vines. But I must admit that my manicurist did a lovely job as usual. And now for my toes… Continue reading

I’m going on holiday!

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I am going to be flying from 10-23 June to Greece! Still cannot believe it is just next week!

I was supposed to go to Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia, but that did not pan out. Thus, I had to scramble to make plans for a second location in less than three weeks. It was quite a hassle as I had to take into account cost, finding hotels, airfares and places to visit in a short period of time.

And then I thought about Turkey, one of my favourite countries. Because of the tight time frame I had a couple of years ago, I did not manage to cover Greece in my itinerary, and that was how I decided on Greece. (Weird logic, I know)

The main areas that I will be covering are Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Santorini and Mykonos. Together with the help of a travel agent, I managed to settle on a 4D3N Classical Tour of Greece, ferry tickets and transfers. As for the hotels, I booked most of them myself after combing through available options and reading reviews.

And now, after a hectic two weeks, I am going to enjoy myself!

For those who are interested, I will share my pictures, experience and itinerary after I am back :)

High Tea at the Rose Veranda, Shangri-La Hotel

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Sis introduced a new place for high tea to me! It is none other than Rose Veranda at Shangri-La Hotel. We did not really choose an appropriate time to go as they were having the Shangri-La Dialogue there during that period. Hence, the security was really tight and there were many dignitaries around. However, we got a good deal and I will tell how you can get it too!

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The Rose Veranda is located on the second floor, which is easily accessible through their huge winding staircase or via the lift. It is very spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows, affording guests a view of the lush greenery outside.

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The place mat and setting provided were very dainty. I simply adored the little floral prints on the napkins, cups and saucers.

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Sunkist Moments Blogger Event

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I went for my first ever cookout yesterday! It was my first time at a cookout because I am a horrible cook and nobody ever associates me with cooking, hence I have never been invited to one. Despite the fact that my group only has one person who can cook, we had a lot of fun together! Ok, more about that later.

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It was a Sunkist event at Cookyn Inc, so we incorporated their oranges in all our dishes, from the appetisers to the desserts! I never knew that there were four different types of oranges–Naval, Cara Cara, Valencia and Blood. The ones that we commonly see around the supermarkets are the Valencias and Navals.

Blood oranges, as the name suggests, has a dramatic bright red colouration. It also contains anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes the effects of free radicals. On the other hand, Cara Cara is pinkish red, rather similar to grapefruit, and has a tangy cranberry-like taste.

We got to work with the Valencia and Cara Cara.

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My cousin accompanied me to the event and we met my Instagram friend, Alain, and his wife-to-be Reina. I got to meet some of my other Instagram friends like Izzah, Lirong and Vivienne for the first time,  but did not manage to take any photos with some of them.

Our first station was the Sangria station, where we mixed our drinks.

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