Monday, 8 December 2014

Hightea At Hotel Fort Canning

Went for hightea at Hotel Fort Canning with my friend Belle on Monday.
Its my day off and she's having her school holidays now; 
she teaches in a school so we thought, why not? :)

The journey there was quite an eventful one.
I picked her up at her home and on my way there, it started to pour like crazy!
There were flash floods along the way and I was so scared that something will happen to the car! 
The water from the flash floods were going into the private houses along lowland road.
I guess that's why they named the place lowland road :/
Anyway, there was also a tree that fell and the a 3 lane road became a 1 lane road cos one of the cars was trapped in the flood and that took up a lane.
The water came up to half wheel, my break lights came on and I was really scared that the car will stop or something...   
I told myself to keep calm, continue driving slowly and take a different route, 
let the water wash out of the engine or anywhere it went into earlier..

Finally made it to pick her and off we went to Hotel Fort Canning for our hightea in the park.
Though it was a rainy day, the hotel looks beautiful; cosy and luxurious interiors, full of old world charm.
The restaurant we had the hightea was not located in the main building so we had to walk out to the lawn area to access the restaurant.
We were ushered in by a very warm service staff who recommended us to get one set to share instead of two to try other items on their menu.
So we tried their chef's recommendation; cappuccino truffle mushroom soup.  

Here's our spread, everything in bite sized miniatures.

The hightea set included coffee/ tea so we had the TWG tea and chose the Earl Grey.

Sweets consisting of mini macarons and sugar rolls
The cappuccino truffle mushroom soup was so fragrant and tasty!

After the hightea, we took a little stroll around the hotel.

Wore my favourite midi skirt from AforArcade, I have this in almost all colours!
Yes, I'm that OBSESSED. 
Paired it with a striped top and since it was a rainy day, I finally wore my rain boots with ice cream socks! haha!

While this was not one of the most delicious food I've had,
the company, ambience and warm service by their service staff made up for far more than just good food.
Some places have very good food with bad service so what't the point right?
It cost us less than $50 for two for an afternoon of light bites in the lush green surroundings of beautiful Fort Canning Hotel.  

Have a lovely Monday!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Birthday Celebration Part 2 - House at Dempsey's Vintage Tea Party

For the 2nd part of my birthday celebration,
Alex surprised me with reservations for the vintage tea party at House at Dempsey knowing how much I'd wanted to try it.
We've gone there several times for our wedding anniversary brunch, 
afternoon tea and cakes etc and we really liked it there :)
He picked me up after my course and we headed over to House at Dempsey.

We were greeted by the friendly staff when we arrived and was shown to our seat by the  full length pretty bay windows.
My course ended late so we arrived only at 4pm so we quickly started on our rounds.

 Looking at the food area, the staff really put in alot of effort for the decor!
Its so pretty with all the flowers, vintage books and typewriters.

The wide variety of food included both sweet and savoury treats in small bite sized portions, true tea party style!

An assortment of lemon meringues, chocolate muffins, cream puffs and cookies

The savoury bites included this potato gratin which was to die for!
OMG so delicious!!!

Strawberry shortcake and other bites and puffs

Me in my vintage getup :)

Too bad I was too busy pigging out I didn't take any photos of the food display but only those on my plate! 

This vintage tea party is only available on Thursdays & Fridays,
guests are encouraged to come dressed in vintage fashion.
If you come dressed in vintage reminiscent of the 1920s (think Great Gatsby) you'll be given a 10% discount! 

Though I didn't exactly dress in 1920s fashion, my effort to dress in vintage style was still rewarded yay! :)))

It was definitely an afternoon well spent and I can't wait to go back there again!

After the tea party, Alex and I went for a stroll around the area in an attempt to digest the food and of course, take some pics :)

For today's outfit, I chose to wear a 1960s vintage dress with pussy bow neckline in a very comforting shade of cornflower blue.
Blue is one of my go to colours of late, maybe it calms me down subconsciously.
I find myself reaching for pieces in this shade very often.

What other bag to accessorize this dress with other than my mom's vintage Longchamp drum bag?
I love this design so so much.
I recently sent it for cleaning and colour touch up at Colourwash, 
very happy with the newly touched up colour. 

Love vintage pillbox hats too and I was simply over the moon when I found this piece!
I love the deep shade of navy which I feel, goes very well with my red hair.
The netting detail is my favourite <3

Kept my shoe choice simple by pairing with this trusty pair of chunky oxford heels

One of those days I feel truly happy and in my own skin.
Sometimes we chase so many things in life that we forget how simple things in life like spending time with those close to heart makes one happy.

Life is short,
do what makes your heart sing,
spend time with those that truly matter.

Have a good weekend <3 

Check out their website here
Address: 8D Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249672
                                               For reservations: 6475 7787

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Birthday Celebration Part 1 - The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel

October is my favourite month of the year not just because its my birthday month but its also the month where everyone( technically only those in the northern hemisphere) welcomes the arrival of Autumn! 
I'd love to experience this beautiful season for myself at least once in my life.
I picture it to be in gorgeous and rich shades of oranges, yellows and browns!
Thank goodness for Instagram,
I'm able to travel and experience all seasons through the eyes of the accounts I follow :)

Anyway for the first part of my birthday celebration, 
my mom gave Alex & I a treat to the The Landing Point's 3 tier English high tea at The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
We were a little early for the hightea so we went by Flock Cafe at Tiong Bahru for a cuppa and a Lemon Tart before heading to for the high tea.

The latteart never fails to make me happy :)
And I'm wearing a pretty little handmade macaron heart bracelet from my beautiful friend Jenny's etsy shop.
Isn't it so photogenic?

Off we go to The Fullerton Bay Hotel for our 3 tier high tea!
The interior of the hotel is so grand and gorgeous with its high ceilings and full length windows that allowed plenty of natural light to stream through.
It wasn't difficult to find a spot around the hotel that wasn't photogenic.

So here we are, this is the place where they serve another 3 tier hightea; 
The Heritage High Tea which consists of a combination of local and Peranakan delights 
(e.g.: Hei Bi Hiam Toast)

But we weren't going for the Heritage High Tea, so we headed over to the Landing point for our English High Tea.

Though we had made reservations before hand, the host took his own sweet time to show us to our table though the place was not crowded.
It also took quite a long while for them to take our order but I'm determined to take my time, relax and enjoy the hightea.

Since we were all pretty full from coffee earlier, 
we decided to order only one set to share.    
We were then told that if we order only one set to share among three people, we can't get any refills for both food and drinks.
So okay fine, we ordered an ala carte drink for Alex while my mom and I both had the pot of tea included in the set.

After the hightea, we went around to take some pictures since its such a beautiful hotel!
Would love to have a staycation here one day :)

Ambience: 5/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2.5/5
The place is great for family and friends get togethers, pretty decor and setting but will we go back there?
Maybe or maybe not..

Friday, 26 September 2014


Ronin cafe on Hong Kong Street has long been on Alex's list of cafes to try so we finally went to try it last week :)
Located a stone's throw away from Clarke Quay Mrt station, Hong Kong Street was not difficult to locate but the actual cafe was pretty well hidden!
With no signboard or any indication that its a cafe, the only clue we had was the unit number 17.

From the exterior, the cafe looked like a bar cos it was dimly lit but once we stepped in, we were welcomed by the warm greetings from their friendly staff and shown to our seat.
The cafe was pretty packed even though it was a midweek afternoon.
I guess it's cos the famous Bak Kut Teh was nearby and everyone was there for their dose of caffeine and chill out alittle before heading back to the office ;)

Time for some pics!
Very cool industrial interior decor.
Though the industrial concept for cafes are a dime in a dozen, this place stands out for their laid back atmosphere and unique combination of types of wooden furniture.
You can see from the pictures that the tables were of varying shapes and height and the use of different types of chairs for various parts of the cafe.
Patrons can choose which section they prefer to chill at ;)
I like to admire the different types of lights at these cafes.   

Opened by the people behind The Plain and The Bravery,
good coffee is a given.
*everyone say YAY!* 
Doesn't pretty coffe art just brighten you day? :)

We were there for brunch, our server recommended the Japanese Beef Curry Rice, so Alex tried that.

I tried their highly raved Brioche French Toast with Braised Apple and Bacon.
What can I say?
The perfect pairing of savoury bacon, sweet maple syrup and braised apple was well... purrfect!
Generous portions too, so it was filling for me.
I'd love to go back to have this again!

Guess what?
Pretty Hui Shan is working here!
Good to see you again after so long :)
Thanks for the yummy coffees babe!

A pic to show their opening hours hahaha...

Singapore has been crazy hot lately so I decided to go with the weather!
Tropical Flora and Fauna

Bralet: The Tinsel Rack
Skirt: Bangkok
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Necklace: The Quiet Riot
Shoes: Charles & Keith

Check out Ronin Cafe here:
Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay
17 Hong Kong Street
Singapore 059660

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 
08:00am - 06:00pm

Saturday & Sunday:
08:00am - 07:30pm

Till next time!