Note: Parco Caffe is no longer in operation.
Located within the tranquil Raeburn Park, Parco Caffe – by the folks behind Spruce and Alkaff Mansion Ristorante – is where you would find solace from the hustle and bustle of city life. What is compromised for accessibility is more than made up for ambience. It was apparent that much of Parco’s emphasis is on atmosphere; from the creeping vines along its granite walls and lush carpet grass, to the floor-to-ceiling windows that bathed the café in natural sunshine, this place is stunning in every sense of the word.
Regular readers will know that I am a fan of Paradise Pavilion at Marina Bay Financial Centre. Not only is it one of the most gorgeous Chinese restaurants in town, it also serves Chinese food of unimpeachable quality. I have been to Paradise Pavilion on several occasions, and they have always maintained a high standard.
Books Actually at Yong Siak Street is an independent bookstore specializing in fiction and literature which includes poetry, essays, literary journals.
The owners curate a great selection of books that you cannot find elsewhere. Besides stocking titles from various subjects – such as biography, current affairs, history, human sciences, music and film and travel narrative, Books Actually also distribute books under the imprint Math Paper Press and also hand-stitches notebooks and produces stationery under Birds & Co.
Books Actually is very different from the usual bookstores. If you have never been here before, you should check it out this weekend! Have brunch at Open Door Policy or Forty Hands Cafe and drop by this quirky indie bookstore.
9 Yong Siak Street
Tiong Bahru Estate
Tel: +65 6222 9195
Mon: 11am – 6pm, Tue to Fri: 11am – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 9pm, Sun: 10am – 6pm
So they say, Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth. How do you even start picking on that? It can’t be truer. “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.”
Upon stepping into Hong Kong Disneyland, you bid farewell to the hubbubs of your typical cosmopolitan city, you bid farewell to all the stress and worries, you bid farewell to all your unhappiness and reality and be enraptured in a magical world where dreams and fantasies come alive and unfold before your eyes.
Singapore is a food paradise and there are many thing to eat on our little island. One of them is definitely live seafood. Whether you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year or satisfy your seafood cravings, below you can check out 10 of the best seafood restaurants in Singapore.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware, opened by the folks behind Papa Palheta and Loysel’s Toy, is one of the most popular cafes/coffee places in Singapore right now.
From the outside, Chye Seng Huat Hardware looks like a run-down hardware shop – but don’t be deceived by its name and exterior, it is actually a very hip coffee bar. In addition to the coffee bar, it also features a roastery, a coffee school and a private coffee tasting room.
Many people would agree that Papa Palheta started the whole cafe/coffee trend, and what they have achieved is pretty amazing. If you are a caffeine addict, there’s really no reason not to visit Chye Seng Huat Hardware. Trust me, you’d love it there.
Happy New Year everyone!
2012 was a very fulfilling year for ladyironchef. We launched our new design (thanks to the folks from Prodd), we introduced new sections on Food, Travel, Shopping and Lifestyle, we saw budding writers through their contributions of guests posts – just to name a few. And all these wouldn’t have been possible without your continual support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of ladyironchef’s journey in 2012 – each and every one of you. With the new year, we strive to work even harder to share all the awesomeness in life with you.
This year, ladyironchef adapts a thematic approach in delivering features on a monthly basis. They serve as better guides and references, and brings the best of promotions and highlights to you. January has been pretty happening for us, and we have been going around sampling Chinese New Year (CNY) menus from various invitations. We may have reluctantly bade farewell to turkeys and log cakes, but we can always anticipate Lo Hei. In this month, we will be talking about CNY exclusives and specials from all over Singapore. Do look out for these special posts, and get excited about family dinners and massive feasting! You know that diets can wait till festive seasons are over, right?
Here’s to eating more good food in 2013!
Once again, thank you for your support. Join us in our journey – on instagram, twitter and facebook – as we stuff ourselves silly everyday.
From New York, to Rome, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, Milan, Prague, and Venice; I went on 27 trips all over the world in the past 365 days. It has been a great year and I am extremely lucky on the travel end.
How about a recap of the places that I’ve been to in 2012?