Sunday, December 28, 2014

For the love of fur

 
 
  
It seems that the fur trend is making a come back on the fashion runways, and it is definitely one of my favourite fabrics as it gives an instant touch of luxe and glamour. 
 
 
 
Go all outstanding and loud with the exploding colours on fur to sweep you instantly under the limelight.
 
 
 
 
 
Or go basics with the minimalistic grey.
 
We couldn't stop gushing after getting our hands on these comfortable grey fur vest which is coming your way at our Kissjane Citylink outlets!
 
 
 
How can we forget our fashion staple- Clutches! Alexa Chung was seen attending the British Label Shrimps decked with the most romantic shade of pink furry clutch by the brand.
 
 
 
While Pixie Lott attended a Spring Summer 2014 show with a outstanding shade of yellow faux fur clutch in tow
 
 
 
 
Stay tune for a foldable fur clutch that we will be bringing to TDJ soon!
 
xx
 
 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Like a mermaid

 
It's always the time of the year when I'm dreaming for a holiday.
Think of the sun, sea, sand and seashells.
 
Sipping lychee martini while enjoying the blue waves lapping against the rocks.
 
But there is a difference between dream and reality. Since I can't be away on a vacay, having my mermaid dreams on my nails sounds like a plan as well(:
 
 
I must be real lucky to have my nails done up so pretty for my mermaid fantasy just in time for Christmas!
 
 
 
 
Based in Sengkang, this homely little nail salon has the necessities needed to beautify your nails.
Neat rows of nail polishes and canisters of glitter, charms and knick knacks, it's time to think of how you would like to pamper your nails
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't you love those canisters of colours?
 
 
My favourite has to be the intricate mermaid scales in gradual blue tones and glitter.
Like bubbles from the underwater corals, each nail is intricately painted for the mermaid fantasy,
 
Can you spot the gold little stars ontop the blue bubbled nails?
 

 
For the love of seashells, this gold seashell and crystal cluster atop the baby blue hues, with strokes of whites and glitter overlay, the mermaid fantasy is perfect.
 
What do you think?(:
 
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xx
 

 

Merry Christmas noms!

 
 
Helloooo! Merry Christmas everyone! How did you Christmas celebrations go?
I hope you guys have loads of fun! (:
 
 
 
Mine was a under the stars, seaside view with my boy cum personal chef :p
It's really quite a good escape from the crowd in town!
 
 
 
 
Our menu for the night. We ended up being stuffed with all the food despite our initial thoughts that it may not be enough!
 
Christmas eve menu:
 
- Johnsonville sausages garlic brats
-Har cheong gai
-Sambal fish and sotong
-Marinated pork belly and chicken bulgogi
 
 
 
And yes, after the charcoal is burning red ( though it can't be seen from here), it's time to start the food affair!
 
We first heard of Johnsonville sausages from the Flying Dutchman recommendation on the radio, and oh boy, did we not regret listening to it.
 
Juicy, savoury and oh so very good!
 
 
 
 
 
The rest of the raw cuts were all purchased from Cold Storage! What a life saver(:
 
 Har Cheong Gai would be better if it was more salty. The marinated chicken bulgogi was definitely a winner, followed by the pork belly. The sambal fish and sotong were really spicy!
 
I didn't really fancy the fish as it has loads of bones and the meat turned out pretty dry. 
 

 

 
 
Luckily the rain stopped before our food affair and it was a great combination of piping hot food and cool weather (:
 
How did you spend your Christmas eve?
 
 
 
Christmas dinner was a cosy gathering affair with our other halves and our king ( beloved dad)

 
 
The king had cravings for the soya chicken from crystal jade. So totally not Christmassy but we gave in to him :D

 
We tried baking meatballs with shoestring cheese
 
 
And seafood paella rice!
For those who have asked on instagram, here's the recipe we used!
 
We replaced clams with mussels, which is more authentic.
 
The colour wasn't as yellow/reddish as it should be probably because we used ikan billis stock which generated a grey tinge.
 
It's recommended to use Paella rice as we used normal steamed rice which resulted in an overly soft texture.
 
But the guys all loved this dish nonetheless(:
 
 
A last minute addition to the menu were these lobsters which were going at a resistible 1 for 1 deal from Cold Storage: $26.90 for 2
 
It's really right to not expect too much for this dish since it is frozen cooked lobster. The flesh was pretty tough and tasteless. But everything went well with the garlic butter lemon sauce that I cooked up. Oh boy, was that a hot favourite sauce for the night(:
 
Recipe for the sauce here if you are a garlic fan.
We chopped the garlic finely for this sauce instead of blending it as we were too lazy to wash another equipment

 


 
And our Christmas feast! We washed down the food with homemade Sangria with apple, lime and orange soaked in red wine done by my future sis-in-law.
 
It's pretty amazing how these fruits can save cheap red wine which have that tinge of bitter linger.
And the alcoholic content didn't taste so strong with the soaked fruits. Guess it will be a long-staying guest for our future gatherings(:
 
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xx
 
 

 
 
 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lucky claypot rice, just the way we love it



Claypot rice, how do you usually eat yours? Before le bf brought me to this place, which is also his favourite, our claypot rice was eaten with the dark soya and oil drizzled all over the rice and ingredients.







But my boy has his own way of eating.





Remove all the ingredients: Chunks of salted fish ( One of the reason why I love this store), meat, preserved sausage.






Mix in the dark soya and oil 




And it's time to serve your tummies!

 

Don't miss their watercress soup if you are having your dinner. 
It's $4.50 only for a generous helping!

Average waiting time during non-peak its about 45mins-1.5hours.
So pre book your pot so that you can tuck in the moment you reach(:

Enjoy! 

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Lucky Claypot rice

6778 7808
 
 
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xx