Line Friends Store & Cafe was one of our first stops during our recent trip to Seoul, and you would not believe how excited we were. We couldn’t even believe it ourselves; who would have thought that a few characters would make us lose our composure?!
So it happened. We were like kids at Line Friends Store & Cafe, Seoul. It was like stepping in to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory; maybe even better. The multi-level outlet features hugeee merchandise sections and a cafe, and is filled with excitement and laughter of all like-minded fans of Line.
Why, where do we even begin?
In a gastronomical century that we live in lies infinite possibilities of dessert creations – every one enticing in their own ways. Cakes in particular have our hearts, for they are ever comforting, mood-lifting, Instagram-worthy, and the list goes on.
We’ve got the French-style ones, we’ve got the rainbows, we’ve got the ones with lots of chocolate, and we’ve got the guys with the fanciest flavours.
So we did a little compilation of the prettiest cakes that we have tried in Singapore, and you have to try them at least once too. Any more that we miss out?
Social Eating House + Bar is arguably our favourite dinner spot in Gold Coast. It has this lively vibe that makes the place feel so happening, yet in an extremely unpretentious manner. Stepping in to this modern restaurant is an experience on its own – be prepared to queue up and wait for a while, but the exuberant staff will make you feel at home and you can groove to the music while keeping warm at the fireplace.
Morning walks in SoHo, Manhattan saw us combing the streets to feed our perpetual hunger for beautiful cafes and coffee places, and one of those finds include this gem of a place called Maman.
Slightly off the beaten tracks of SoHo, Maman is a coffee, bakery and lunch outlet – or what we would like to think of as one of our favourite finds in Mahattan.
Enchanting. That’s how we would like to think of Elk Espresso – a cafe in Broadbeach, Gold Coast. It is not the fairytale kind of enchanting; it is a cafe with a rustic outlook, and a lazy kind of sexiness.
Honest Australian fare, aromatic brews, good music and a laid back vibe. The cafe has a really tasteful interior and furnishing. Wooden furnitures and chairs in shades of green, blue and white; and we are really digging those pipes on the wall and the abundance of plants everywhere.
Quiet afternoons are meant for scones and tea. It is such an elegant combination and we can do with a good set anytime.
You need not be English to love scones and tea; you only need to find Smith & Hsu, and all is well. How this Taiwanese brand captured our hearts and made us fall head over heels in love with them is simple. And they cast the same spell on whoever steps in too. You’d never want to leave, simply because Smith & Hsu is indeed the best place for scones and tea in Taipei.
I live in an epicurean world where my every day is filled with big feasts and good food. The nature of my job takes me to the best eating places, and my tummy is very much pampered. Sometimes, too much that my belly shows.
A strict model’s diet is impossible for me to say the least, and with all the temptations I am often presented with, how do I ever say no to delicacies like Adriana Lima does? Heck, even Adriana Lima caves in to chocolate cakes once in a while!
Let’s be realistic – staying trim and slim is what we all want, but we do not want to eat salads every day. I love my greens but no, salads every day is far too depressing. We have to be happy (and healthy) even when we are trying to slim down.
Many of you have asked what is a typical day of meals like for me, and I am most happy to share all my tips in this post. But please note that what works for me may not work for you, because we have different activity levels and metabolism rates. If you are suffering from any long-term illnesses and/or allergies, please consult a dietician and have him/her advise you professionally about slimming down.
Here are 9 Important Diet Tips On What To Eat To Stay Trim And Slim – our sequel to 11 simple rules to stay slim without exercising.
It’s true that there is no place like Home.
As our Nation mourns the passing of our beloved Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew, it is heartening to know that in spite of our differences in opinions and beliefs, Singaporeans come together during this difficult time and stand together strongly as one as we celebrate the life and legacy of the late Mr Lee.
Mr Lee was selfless and he led a fulfilling life to build this beautiful Garden City we are so privileged to call Home, and we owe him an eternal gratitude for all that we have in Singapore today. We will turn fifty this year, and there are no words to describe our grief and sorrow of his untimely passing.
But we, Melody and Amanda, want to honour all the good we have at Home, and to take stock of all to be grateful for in Singapore. Amanda spent two years abroad as a student, while Melody travels frequently for work. And there is absolutely nothing like coming home, even if you think you could get used to the lifestyle at wherever you travel to.
Easy access to water and electricity, crime-free streets, the ability to read and write, colourful ethnic cultures; here are 13 things we should be grateful for in Singapore.