runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

Westin Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific launched the “runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good” charity drive which invites their hotel guests to run and stay healthy for a good cause. In collaboration with New Balance, Westin‘s gear lending program allows hotel guests to borrow New Balance running shoes with disposable insoles plus a variety of New Balance apparel for a nominal fee – just in case you forgot to pack your running gear! This program also provides 5-8km running route maps so you can enjoy the city scenes while keeping fit. From 21 February to 30 April 2014, Westin Hotels & Resorts will donate a new pair of New Balance shoes to Soles4Souls, a charity that provides footwear to those in need. For Westin hotels in Greater China, New Balance shoes will be donated to Zhejiang Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation.

I had the chance to experience the “runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good” during the launch last month. I honestly think the New Balance gear lending program is genius and will definitely encourage me to explore the city on foot and maintain my healthy routine. I can’t wait for my staycation at the newly opened The Westin Singapore.

runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

Located at Marina Bay, The Westin Singapore promises “For a Better You” with its offering of 305 guestroom.s and suites and of course, the coveted Westin Heavenly® Bed (ahhh….)

runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

All geared up and ready for my run!

runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

All smiles before sweating it out!

If you’re an avid runner looking for a career change, Westin Singapore is looking for its first Running Concierge! runWESTIN concierge helps turn guests’ workout into exploration of locale by leading guests for a run and sharing outdoor running tips and providing suggestions to improve guests’ fitness conditions. Interested applicants should write to careers.singapore@westin.com for more information. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to represent The Westin Singapore in one overseas marathon and two runs in the country. The winner will make their first appearance at the SunDown Marathon on 31 May 2014.

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Staycate at Grand Park Orchard

When in doubt, STAYCATE. An invitation from Park Hotel Group for a staycation at Grand Park Orchard  was what I need to recharge and renew myself for a brand new year. Located at the heart of Orchard Road, Grand Park Orchard is highly recognizable by its breathtaking herringbone exterior glass facade and its super-huge media wall. The thought of a staycation in Orchard Road never crossed my mind – until now. Bubster and I were greeted by the friendly staff of Grand Park Orchard and Veronica from Goodstuph (who organised this lovely staycation, thank you!). Of course, we were given the grand tour of our Crystal Club Deluxe Room and the Crystal Club Lounge on the top floor. It’s a little strange being a tourist in your country. It was a breeze for us to shop around Orchard Road and head back to the hotel to unload our shopping (awesome!). After awhile, all we wanted to do is to be lazy in our hotel room – just reading a good book, watching TV and having a nap on my new personalized pillow. It was a lovely staycation – a much-needed break. Scroll down to check out our room and the rest of the hotel:

Staycate at Grand Park Orchard

Ta-DAH! My Crystal Club Deluxe Room for the night. The start of my wonderful STAYCATE.

Staycate at Grand Park Orchard

Surprise! I was presented with my own personalised pillow and poster! How awesome is that?

Staycate at Grand Park Orchard

It was lovely to receive a personalized message from the hotel.

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TripleOne Somerset: The Secret Garden (5 Sep – 6 Oct 2013)

Happy Mid-Week! It’s time to plan your weekend activities. I’ll be exploring the treasure trove of yummy meals and great bargains at TripleOne Somerset located next to Somerset MRT. I’ll let you in on a little secret: TripleOne Somerset‘s latest campaign, The Secret Garden (5 Sep – 6 Oct 2013) offers the irresistable Double Deals where you can enjoy one-for-one promotions at participating outlets such as Fukuichi Japanese Dining, Coffee & Toast, Imperial Treasure Windows of Hong Kong, Glitz Hairworkz, The Nail Spa & Wellness and etc. (check with the Concierge for more details).

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What more, you can be one of the 30 lucky shoppers each week to win generous vouchers up to S$100 each by spending $150 only from the participating retail outlets. It’s always nice to get rewarded for shopping!

TripleOne Somerset: The Secret Garden (5 Sep - 6 Oct 2013)

If you happen to be the highest spender of the week, TripleOne Somerset will give you the ultimate retail experience worth over S$1,000 together with your buddy. There will be two winners to be selected over two mystery weeks. What can you expect? A full body massage at Life Spa, hair services at Glitz Hairworkz, dinner at Fukuichi Japanese Dining and a bottle of Champagne from 1855 The Bottle Shop and much more!

This calls for a full shopping and eating mission this weekend at TripleOne Somerset – don’t you agree?

GSS 2013: MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail at Haji Lane

Did you know it’s the 20th year of the Great Singapore Sale? Wow! This year, MasterCard invited me to go on a little adventure on one of their four specially curated shopping trails – Haji Lane Trail. Armed with a map and a prepaid MasterCard PayPass, my sister and I head down to Haji Lane to discover unique buys and fab deals that GSS has to offer. If you’re wondering what the MasterCard PayPass is, it’s a prepaid MasterCard and also an EZ-Link card. You can instantly pay for items under $100 such as your cuppa coffee, taxi fares or even groceries without the hassle. Just look for the PayPass symbol at the checkout and tap your card to pay. Easy right?

If you’re a curious shopper, here are the four shopping trails, as curated by MasterCard:

  • Orchard Road Trail – the ‘Style’ trail from high-street fashion clothes & jewellery to beauty products
  • Haji Lane Trail – ‘Off-the-beaten-track’ trail from authentic cuisines to one-of-a-kind unique design outfits
  • Bugis Trail – ‘Indie’ trail from cafes showcasing local music talent to indie brand retailers
  • Sentosa Trail – ‘Family’ trail for everyone of all ages in the household

For more information, visit pricelesssingapore.com/gss .

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

I am super ready to explore the Haji Lane trail. Bring it on!

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

Thanks to MasterCard for sending me a S$200 prepaid PayPass card for the ultimate shopping experience.

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Coined as the “off-the-beaten” track trail, I can’t wait to shop up a storm.

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

I started my journey at Threadbare & Squirrel (660 North Bridge Rd  Singapore 188797). I love their beautifully curated jewelery, clothing and gosh, Happy Socks!

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

I love the quirky picks from Mod Parade (68 Haji Lane Singapore 189261) especially the Batman tulle skirt!

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

Check out Grammah (66 Haji Lane Singapore 189261), Mod Parade‘s vintage sister store for cool knick knacks.

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

Jack, the cat is guarding the front door of Dulcetfig (41 Haji Lane Singapore 189234). Cat lovers, don’t miss out this store as you’ll find plenty of cat-designs and also a catnip knit toy for your furry one.

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

I completed my shopping at Haji Lane – and ended the trail at Topshop (Raffles City 230 Victoria Street Singapore 188021).

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

Here’s my shopping loot: I love this Amado Gudek resin diamond rings from Dulctfig.

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

Who doesn’t love Happy Socks? I got three pairs from Threadbare & Squirrel.

MasterCard Priceless GSS Trail: Haji Lane

Happiness is GSS 2013! I grabbed some items from Topshop‘s sale rack. What a steal! Ultimately, what made my day priceless is the company and great deals!

WHO WANTS TO SHOP FOR FREE?

1000 prepaid $100 MasterCard cards up for grabs until 31st July 2013. To enter, simply:

1.       Text PAYPASS to 72211 to register for the promotion

2.       Tap 10 times with MasterCard PayPass between 1 June and 31 July 2013 and retain your charge slips as proof of purchase

More details at: http://bit.ly/11XuJAM

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SK-II Stempower Essence: Age Does Not Matter

SK-II is changing your skin’s destiny with its new Stempower Essence, powered by the new Stem-Acanax ES Complex (including Stem-Acanax, Pitera, Artichoke Extract and new Kinren Extract). As a devoted Stempower user, I was super excited about this new product – even if it requires a passport for me to attend this event at Changi Airport Terminal 1! It was a thrill to attend the inaugural “first-in-the-world” launch of this new anti-aging innovation and be one of the first few to try the Stempower Essence (review coming soon!).

The new SK-II Stempower Essence is available at Nuance Watson‘s stores at Changi Airport and will be available at SK-II counters at leading department stores from August 1st, 2013. Priced at S$156 (30ml) and S$224 (50ml).

SK-II Stempower Essence

The beauty movers ‘n’ shakers (from left): Sheila Sim, Vivien Ong, Ivy Chng, Serena Adsit and Viola Tan.

SK-II Stempower Essence

Supermodel of the 90s, Ivy Chng strut her stuff alongside with rising supermodel Vivien Ong in Love Bonito.

SK-II Stempower Essence

Miss Singapore Universe 2011 Valerie Lim flashed her biggest smile with her Samsonite bag.  And, I love this dungaree!

SK-II Stempower Essence

The star of the day: The new SK-II Stempower Essence.

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GOOD Amulets from The Damn Good Shop

What Good Have You Done Today? It’s an essential question to ask yourself every single day. Why not get one of these GOOD Amulets to remind you? I was super thrilled when I first saw GOODSTUPH founder, Pat Law wearing one of  the GOOD Amulets, at her party a couple months ago. Now, I have my very own White protective charm to “ward off bad luck, evil spirits and all the bad joojoos”. Inspired by the early civilizations’ idolization of these mystical charms, these GOOD Amulets are uniquely carved by the awesome woodcarvers at GoodWood in New York. Available in five different colours: Red / The Bold Visionary, Black / The Unwavering Mastermind, White / The Innocent Idealist, Natural (wood) / The Stubborn Realist & Green / The Powerful Conceptualist.

Priced at S$59.90 each, it’s a small price to pay for your own protection. Available online at The Damn Good Shop.

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The Good Amulets

The Good Amulets

images: The Damn Good Shop

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk’s Clearance Sale

Let the madness begin! The annual Great Singapore Sale kickstarted last Friday, 31st May 2013 and gosh, I’m already overwhelmed by the discount frenzy in Orchard Road. I started my GSS 2013 shopping spree at the newly renovated DFS Galleria Scottswalk (25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220, Tel: +65 6229 8100), located next to Royal Plaza on Scotts. Contrary to shoppers’ myth, DFS Galleria Scottswalk is not only available for tourists but locals as well. Yes, you hear me. You don’t need to travel to shop for travel exclusive or regular items at this massive shopping haven. Good news, DFS Galleria Scottswalk’s Annual Spring Clearance event has started until the end of June. Most of the brands such as Burberry, Coach, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Ferragamo are having at least 30% off selected merchandise. I was obsessed with the classic trench coats from Burberry as well as the Coach Duffle Bags in bright Spring colours. What are you waiting for? It’s time to shop up a storm.

Psst… if you prefer a “peaceful” shopping experience, come after 4:30pm.

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

Burberry‘s trench coats, clothing, bags and belts are on 30% off.

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

MyManyBags models this Tumi backpack (U.P. S$810) that’s on 30% off.

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

Check out the DFS Exclusive’s Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply Shopper in Spring colors. Unfortunately, they are not on sale. But, do check out the iPhone 4/4S covers on sale at only S$21. What a steal!

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

Chloe on 30% off, hello! If you’ve always wanted a Paraty, this is your chance.

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

Families should check out the sale at Ralph Lauren for men, women and also kids!

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

This is the Coach Travel Retail Exclusive range in periwinkle colour. There are good sales at Coach if you’re a fan of the Duffle bags from Spring 2013 collection.

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

Ferragamo Varina flats are on sale! OH-EM-GEE!

GSS 2013: DFS Galleria Scottswalk's Clearance Sale

Gucci, oh Gucci! The Bright Bit collection are super and shoppers were snapping them up.

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Fash-News: Audi Fashion Festival 2013 (15 – 19 May 2013)

This is the 5th year and possibly, the most fabulous Audi Fashion Festival – ladies and gentlemen. Mark your calendars, from 15 to 19 May 2013 for the biggest fashion event of the year. It’s also time to bid Tent@Orchard adieu and say hello to a brand new, 40% larger venue at Tent@Marina Promenade, located next to the Pit Building and Singapore Flyer. The best thing is that Asia Fashion Exchange will be centralizing all events such as Audi Star Creation, Blueprint Trade Show & Emporium and Asia Fashion Summit at the same area. More importantly, the designers. Let’s take a look:

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera Fall 2013

Carolina Herrera will be opening the show with Carolina Herrera New York and CH Carolina Herrera line.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Hussein Chalayan

Chalayan Fall 2013

I’m super thrilled that experimental designer Hussein Chalayan will be closing the show (because it’s too awesome!).

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato Fall 2013

Other exciting designers including Tsumori Chisato and Ashley Isham as well as Singapore label, Zardoze‘s debut showcase at this year’s AFF.

Audi Fashion Festival: Erin Heatherton

Victoria’s Secret angel, Erin Heatherton will be walking down the runway for Singapore label, Raoul.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Azealia Banks

And we’re ready to party to Azealia Banks at the AFF After-Party at the W Hotel. I can’t wait till May!

hansel Spring/Summer 2013: Sync or Swim

Grab your beach ball and flower swim cap – because you’re going to Sync or Swim! Singaporean label hansel introduces a whimsical collection of retro synchronized swimming-inspired collection for Spring/Summer 2013. Local celebrity Denise Keller brings the collection to life in colorful hues of fuchsia, coral, red, black, cream and navy… ooh, and that adorable floral swim cap. This season, you’ll be intrigued with the hand-drawn prints of smiling synchronized swimmers for the hello hansel collection and a pendant necklace featuring a little synchronized swimmer embellished on a hansel wool/polyester suiting dress. If you love accessories, do check out the exclusive five-piece handmade capsule jewellery collection featuring graceful synchronized swimmers – a collaboration between hansel and Inez Designs (by Inez Tan).

The ‘Sync or Swim’ collection is now available at hansel Mandarin Gallery and hansel L2 Tangs Orchard.

hansel Spring/Summer 2013: Sync or Swim

hansel Spring/Summer 2013: Sync or Swim

hansel Spring/Summer 2013: Sync or Swim

hansel Spring/Summer 2013: Sync or Swim

hansel Spring/Summer 2013: Sync or Swim

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Fash-Label: Sven Tan’s IN GOOD COMPANY

Former alldressedup designer, Sven Tan has started his new womenswear label, IN GOOD COMPANY with his fellow comrade, Kane Tan. This fresh new Singapore label is about chic, urban and best of all, affordable fashion that marries ‘understated’ and ‘interesting’ without being a slave to fleeting trends. In addition, hip mums will be pleased to find out about the “Mini-me” line for young girls, selectively yet adorably adapted from the adult range. Oh, and do check out the first special collaboration piece, a whimsical and hand-crafted plush toy by Creature Culture. Prices range from S$79 to S$219 for the womenswear and S$49 to S$99 for the Mini-me.

Available from Friday, December 7th at Front Row (#02-09 Raffles Hotel Arcade).

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY - Mini Me

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY MINI ME

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY MINI ME

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

Sven Tan's IN GOOD COMPANY

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Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery: Heavy Mettle Goes Metallic Pop!

Never judge a book by its cover. That’s what Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery‘s Heavy Mettle collection preaches. You may think these beautiful pieces are made of metal. In fact, they are actually made latticed work leather and treated to look like they are made of metal. Best of all, they are all reversible for versatility. Now, the best-selling collection is updated in metallic pop colours of mint, sky blue and copper. Personally, I’m a big fan of this collection. I wear my Heavy Mettle Necklace in Silver & Gold all the time and it never fails to be a conversational piece! The Heavy Mettle extensions will be available at TANGS Singapore from Tuesday, 27th November 2012 and at the Carrie K. Atelier from Monday, 3rd January 2013.

Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery: Heavy Mettle Collection

Heavy Mettle Necklace in Silver & Mint, and in Silver & Ice Blue (US$268.00)

Heavy Mettle Bibs in Mint, Copper, Ice Blue

Heavy Mettle Bibs in Mint, Copper, Ice Blue (US$208.00)

Heavy Mettle Relay Necklace in Silver & Ice Blue

Heavy Mettle Relay Necklace in Silver & Ice Blue is the latest addition to the Heavy Mettle collection.

Heavy Mettle Long Cuff in Mint, Copper, Ice Blue

Heavy Mettle Long Cuff in Mint, Copper, Ice Blue (US$180.00)

Heavy Mettle Short Cuff in Mint, Copper, Ice Blue

Heavy Mettle Short Cuff in Mint, Copper, Ice Blue (US$120.00)

images: Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery

Shop Like a Kardashian (and so can you!)

That’s right. The Kardashian Kollection was launched last week worldwide and selling like hot cakes! Good news, you can stand to win a S$1,000 shopping spree to “Shop Like a Kardashian”.  If you don’t know what that means, well – let me show you how to do it. Dorothy Perkins invited me together with two of my friends to experience the prize and “Shop Like a Kardashian”. How could I pass on this opportunity? Scroll down and find out more about my amazing shopping spree experience (and how you can win the same experience!):

How to Participate: 

  • 1  x chance is given with every $150 nett purchase.
  • 2 x chance is given with the purchase of the Kardashian Kollection (Min. $150 nett purchase is still required).

Terms and Conditions:  

  • Promotion is valid from 8 Nov – 2 Dec 2012.
  • Each entry must be accompanied with the original receipt.
  • The winner will be notified by telephone/email.
  • The winner must present their NRIC and winning letter upon claiming of prize. Redemption of prizes must be done within 2 weeks after notification.
  • Prizes are not exchangeable for cash, credit or in kind.
  • Staff of Wing Tai Clothing is not entitled to participate in lucky draw.
  • Wing Tai Clothing reserves the right at any time to terminate this promotion, amend terms and conditions, replace or substitute prizes without prior notice.

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

The day started with a specially arranged transport to pick us up. Classy!

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

You can’t “Shop Like a Kardashian” unless you shop as a TRIO! Just like the Kardashians, literally.

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

Meet Ms Kasey Chua, the Style Advisor at Dorothy Perkins. She pre-selected a rack of clothing for us. You can also book an appointment with her by calling these numbers: 67339893 (Wisma Atria), 63395996 (Raffles City) and Great World City (67355657).

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

We hit the Kardashian Kollection naturally. I finally got my hands on the polka dot blazer.

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

It’s time to stock up on the holiday, year-end party look!

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

Anita couldn’t resist the Kardashian Kollection gold minaudière.

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

Sophy loves the great selection of ballerina flats!

Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins in Singapore

GREAT SUCCESS! It’s not that ‘hard’ to spend S$1,000 in a day (or an hour!).

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