[SINGAPORE] ASANOYA BOULANGERIE

I must confess: I’m a breadaholic. My favourite home appliance is my bread machine, and preferred choice of breakfast is always flour-based.  So the pastry-maniac in me jumped for joy when I finally popped by Asanoya Bakery, and 81-year-old brand founded in Karuizawa Japan. The place is absolutely haven for all dough-lovers out there! With the abundance of seats […]

[SINGAPORE] 3 COFFEE JOINTS WHICH ARE AS HIPSTER AS IT GETS

What do I look for in an excellent coffee place? Ambience, brews and its insta-worthy quotient. Here are 3 Cafes I’ve been in love with for all the right reasons: [1] THE NEW BLACK Chatted briefly with the barista whose photograph I blatantly took while he was expertly manoeuvring complicated brewing equipment in The New […]

10 SECRETS TO GOOD SKIN

Shh… I’m letting you guys in on what I do to keep my skin minimally flawed and young-looking. I’m not without vices – my lifestyle certainly does a great deal of harm to my skin. Constant travelling, difficult climates, dry-air in airplane cabins, late nights, sleepless days, junk food and irregular meals, social drinking and partying […]

[PARIS] oo1.KUSMI DETOX TEA

Whilst walking along Champs-Elysées my colleagues introduced me to Kusmi Tea, a brand of tea producing Russian-style teas and tea blends with headquarters in Paris. All of Kusmi’s merchandises and beverages are beautifully packaged in pretty tins and boxes perfect for gifts or simply displaying in homes. Couldn’t help grabbing a couple tins of loose […]

London Lovin’: Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

If you’re heading to Chancery Lane Station, you will find this neat little café hideout on Leather Lane, a short 5-minute walk from the subway station towards Holborn Viaduct. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is one of London’s most talked-about cafés on Yelp, TripAdvisor and many travel tip sites, and indeed the place serves […]

Cafè-Hopping: Loysel’s Toy

All-day breakfasts, cakes and muffins, a selection of cappucinos, lattes and flat-whites, and a great hangout to catch up over some coffee — what’s not to love about Loysel’s Toy? 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01 Sam Tat Building, Singapore 338987

1-Caramel Dessert Boutique

I miss hanging out here at 1-Caramel with my girls! On our usual cafe-hopping trips in Singapore, we go everywhere in search of the best cakes and coffee. This one at One Rochester Park served the best fluffy strawberry shortcake and Maltesers cheesecake, plus up here at Buona Vista, away from city centre’s hustle-bustle, we […]

The Coffee Club, Perth

Enjoying my morning cuppa at The Coffee Club in Western Australia! One of the best flat whites I’ve had in a while, to be honest. The spacious cafè with complimentary WiFi and an extended all-day breakfast and salads menu is to die for. With so many stores, so much food and coffee to choose from, […]

The Cafè Braun, Mondsee

Hungry for apple strudels and a steaming mug of hot chocolate and coffee? The Cafè Braun was our mandatory pit-stop on a tour of landmarks from the 1965 film musical, Sound of Music! ‘Twas a rainy mid-afternoon, and we ran from Mondsee Abbey (a quick 50m dash) into the welcoming embrace of Cafè Braun, where […]

London Lovin’: Wild & Coffee Company

Sniffing out the best brews on my London cafè-hunt, I stumbled upon Wild & Coffee Company along Oxford Street. Dying for a mid-day coffee fix, I was so glad to see that it’s been labelled ‘London’s best coffee’. Though small and subtle, the interior decor is amazingly cosy. A really awesome place to sit and […]

5 Best Blogs on Cafès in London

This time tomorrow I will be in London, trolling SOHO’s awesome cafès. It’s time to share my favorite blogs when I’m seeking the best of UK’s brews! The 5 Best Blogs on Cafès in London ♛ Caffeine Mag What it is: UK’s only consumer coffee magazine, available in independent coffee shops What I love: Their […]

Cafe-hunting: Aroma Cafe Perth

The only downside to cafe-hunting overseas: I can’t drink more than a cup a day, or I’ll have to deal with serious sleep issues. Average service, average coffee… Great spot to chill in the CBD area, though. 3/800 Hay St Perth

PAUL, Maison De Qualite

The best flight-less Saturday brunch… with my favourite nurse! The waffles were simply HEAVENLY. Thank you for the heart-to-heart. Really needed and appreciated it. Kudos to the kind Caucasian lady who took the photograph for us And I’m home early for the weekend to bake my family a Rice Krispies batter treat! Dessert ought to […]

my beautiful reality

Ought to be asleep to be in good shape for flight but I’m still running on caffeine! Overdosed as usual. What’s new. Day out with my one of my favourite batchgirl Dia and I’ve found my favourite coffee fix! Affogato – espresso with vanilla icecream at 1-Caramel Dessert Boutique! Talking it out, making new plans […]

breakfast musings

“It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Case in point, valid in perpetuum. 5am used to be supper hour, these days it’s breakfast!

162. urban picnic

Introducing, the best things that happened to me in the University: Gardens by the Bay is really pretty! Just less so in the hot sun and erratic weather, thus we consumed the picnic goodies beside the ticketing booth like a boss. I need to go there again in the night with the lights up! What […]