Europe has been a continent that captured my hearts since I was little. There’s just something about the European architecture that makes me fall in love. I’m no architecture buff but the charm of the classical/gothic/renaissance buildings unique to European cities ignites my romantic self.
Just last month, I went on a business trip to Berlin for ITB Berlin 2019, and fortunately, had the chance to extend my stay in Europe. My boyfriend and I decided to explore the central/eastern part of Europe, specifically in Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. Because we had such an interesting time, I had to blog about the places we went and some recommendations! First stop – off to Poland!
WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD.
I love afternoon teas. Whether you’re entertaining friends who are travelling or simply craving for a quality afternoon with your loved ones, afternoon tea is always a good idea. Thinking about indulging in fine aromatic teas paired with delicious treats just makes me feel all relaxed. Do you feel the same?
Over the years, I’ve had quite a couple of high tea (or afternoon tea) sessions with my family, my girlfriends and for the first time, I had an undisturbed high tea with my boyfriend. We were more than delighted by the seasonal, bi-monthly menu we tasted at MO BAR – a chic bar in Mandarin Oriental offering a celebration of flavours and aromas of the Asia-pacific region.
For the month of March and April, be transported to Sumatra Coast as MO BAR presents an afternoon tea menu surrounding delicacies from the region, and rare teas sourced from Asia’s famous tea-growing regions. This is one of the most delicious afternoon teas I’ve ever had – every canape was so well done and coupled with the selection of teas – spectacular! Not to mention you get a amazing view of Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade!
Christmas is just around the corner, have you already finished all that Christmas shopping? Well, I have and I can finally enjoy a breather, until I decide to wrap all those presents up. I know for sure that is going to be another nightmare before Christmas, teehee!
If you’re still thinking of what to get for your girlfriend/sister/mother etc., you might want to give a gift of love through the cutest bouquet from Floral Garage Singapore – Doggy2! The Doggy2! bouquet features an adorable puppy as the centerpiece, accompanied by gorgeous seasonal blooms.
I’m not sure who’s going to read this, but I will say my piece and rest my case thereafter.
Reminiscing the days when I first started out sharing my love for beauty through social media makes me feel a little happier. Back then, the (social media) world seemed like a community of liked-minded individuals looking to share information, news and ideas. We were all trying to share our (beauty) tips and finds on platforms such as blogs and the now #1 photo sharing App – Instagram. The conversations we had were all about sharing the best (and worst), and basically everything else under the sun.
Fast forward three years now, it seems like the whole social media landscape has changed (or did I not notice it right from the start?). The once “genuine” community I let myself into seemed to have morphed into a factory of workers churning out (similar/identical) content from the same batch of materials, or what we call “sponsorships”.
2017 has been a year of ups and downs for me, and I believe for many as well. Whether it be your career, relationships or individual wellbeing, I wish to tell you this – “Take things in stride”.
Taking things in your stride means to accept advances or setbacks as the normal course of events in your life, and to deal with them calmly. This is something I’ve learnt to do in 2017, in all aspects of my life.
WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD.