Monday, June 11, 2012

Deep in this meadow

Whenever my friends and I talk about housing and postal codes, I always get teased that I live in the suburbs or.. another country because I live far far away from the city! I remember they decided to visit me one time and they kept on rambling how they feel like they've been transported to another part of Singapore. :))

 Look at the photos! It's like I'm in the meadows or in District 12 of Hunger Games! I'm a bit lazy to dress up so I decided to pull off a very lazy but somehow still presentable look! I wore my grey palazzo pants with my black tank top.. To not make it super simple, I wore my crochet vest to add more texture to what I'm wearing.

To complete my look, I added my some accessories to my outfit. I wore my feather necklace along with my gold bangles.

Black Tank Top from Zara. Crochet Vest from Bangkok. Grey Palazzo Pants from Bugis Village. Headband from New Look
9gag ring from Cineleisure Bazaar, Multi colored Bangle from Diva. Gold Bangles form Girlshoppe


Shoes from Comfit

Now, you can tease me that I look like a fortune teller! Let me tell you your fortune. Wait, I'll just set up my tent and I need to buy my tarot cards too! Just kidding! Sometimes I wish we could just predict what could happen in our lives so we don't have to worry and fret or even make mistakes. But hey, if we could do that then what's the thrill of living? Enough of my random blabs.. It's Monday again. How come weekends end so fast? :(

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bewildered

"It's all about skills"

Where was my photo taken this time around? It's just somewhere around my block where I live. It's not really an attractive site but it surely looks like one in my photos. Kudos to my great friend Myke Motus. I wonder how he does it! He is one amazing photographer, uhm.. actually in everything classified under arts. When God showered art talents, his mom was definitely at the front line. HAHA, Myke if you are reading this, I'm actually praising you! HAHA!!

Anyway, I bought a few pieces at the Philippines during my weekend trip last month and I'm really excited to share it with you guys!



Top from Bangkok. Shorts from Topshop. Shoes from Feet For A Queen





The shoes in my photos are from Feet For A Queen. My friend has been addicted to shoe buying recently and she was the one who made me buy this pair! Thanks Xyza! :) The shoes? Yes, they're HEEL LESS. It's the trend nowadays, before you even ask "Is it even stable?" Yes, somehow it is stable. I was able to walk a couple of blocks so it's safe to say it is.. Just be extra careful since it has less support. Why don't you check out Feet For A Queen! They have other shoe designs that I'm sure you'd love!



Blue Green Bangle from The Editor's Market. Snakeskin Orange Bangle from Jean and Rosz. Gold Bangles from Girlshoppe.



Rings from Cineleisure Bazaar.

I bought some accessories too from The Ramp Philippines. Oh, how I missed shopping at The Ramp. :( Good thing there's The Editor's Market here in Singapore.



Weekend over, back to hussle bussle life! Happy Mondays Guys! Let's start this week right and with a smile! :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Darcis Jean-Philippe Macarons

Desserts! Who can resist desserts?? Definitely NOT ME! Everytime I tell myself I will diet and cut down on sweets, I always fail! Just the sight of those yummy desserts... Especially macarons... knocks me right off of my feet. HAHA


If you want fine tasting desserts, try Darcis Jean Philippe!






I wanted to try all their desserts but I stopped myself and settled with their macarons ONLY. Their macarons are chewy and tasty. They truly live up with their "fine tasting" tagline.



I tried out Almond Milk, Caramel, Nougat, Praline and Vanilla. Out of the 5, Nougat was my favorite. Aside from the flavors I've mentioned, there are still many flavors to choose from (pistachio, lemon, strawberry poppy, and many to mention). Indulge yourself!

But if you're not a big fan of macarons, the store also offers other desserts like truffles, pralines, rochers, cupcakes and even chocolate jams! Why don't you give it a try?

Visit the store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #01-38

Friday, April 20, 2012

Where's that LANE?

If you are up for an adventure and a little treasure hunting, then let me take you to one of the best kept "secrets" of Singapore.


Haji Lane.


It is a narrow lane, hidden in the Kampong Glam neighborhood of Singapore. Judging from the graffitis on the walls of the street, the interesting shop displays and design, Haji Lane has this indie vibe all over the place

ECLECTIC is the word.


Some say it's a fashionista's paradise.. And IT IS.

Clothes, accessories, vintage items, lomo cameras, vintage looking bikes are all in this narrow lane. The lane is filled with artistically designed shop houses owned by young local designers and entrepreneurs. Most of the stuff you see in these shops are one of a kind and something you can't see inside Orchard Malls. As for budget, well let's just say you can find cheap bargains and at the same time there are items that costs a dime but nonetheless you get your money's worth.

These are some of the boutiques I was able to take a photo of...


 Online ShopperS Boutique is one of the stores that caught my eye in a heartbeat! Aside from the fact that it has an eye catching interior, they sell hip items too!




From accessories to bags, pouches and even trendy shoes! :)  MUST-CHECK-THIS-STORE



Filmbox knows how to make a statement. Look at how they dressed up the store! Flashy right?  One wall of bags and shoes inside Filmbox. Moving on the the next shop house,.... Wicked Laundry!


 


Girls, I think I dont even have to take an inside photo of the store to convince you to check it. Wicked Laundry is very updated with what's hip and trendy in the market. Check out Wicked Laundry!


Other snapshots I took from other shop houses



Tokyo Bikes sells vintage looking bikes! They even have accessories to pimp your ride! Leather seats, baskets you can put to dress up your bike and other paraphernalia you want to give your bike.



And as much as I want to post more photos of shop houses in Haji Lane, my dslr ran out of battery so why don't you go check it out for yourselves instead! I'm sure it's worth a trip!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Enter Terminal 21

There is no doubt that Bangkok is the place to be when you want to shop and shop and find cheap bargains. From Siam Square
to Platinum Mall, Khao San Road to Pratunam Market and Chatukchak Market. Bangkok is one big shopping country! But of
all the shopping places and malls I have been to there, the one that really had me at first sight is Terminal 21.
It's the newest and coolest mall in Bangkok.. so far. :) Hands down to the one who conceptualized this mall and to the one that made it all happen.

So let me brief you facts about Terminal 21.

Taken from www.bangkok.com


"Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several
world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s
Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the
Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Part of the same building as Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit,
Terminal 21’s curvilinear glass-and-steel fa├žade resembles a 21st-century airport,
and the theme continues once you step inside. The floor signs that signal the arrivals in particular cities,
a crisscrossing network of escalators, electronic display boards that bring to mind flight information displays at an
airport terminal and the information desk receptionists donning air hostesses’ uniforms – these are all part of the
shopping experience at Terminal 21."


Entering Terminal 21 made me feel I just got out of Bangkok and I'm at the airport leaving for another country..
per floor.

Every destination is just an escalator away, not a flight away! COOL!

Check out these photos!


Welcome to Paris!

At the streets of Paris
The outlets in this floor are mostly fashion brands. Aside from international brands, they also feature local Thai Designers here.  Moving on to the next country...

Paper Lanterns

I don't think I even have to tell you guys because just seeing the paper lanterns, you know it's Tokyo, Japan!

Hello TOKYO, JAPAN!

Ladies can find beauty and clothing stores in this floor but for men, they can head to ...

Send a snail mail to your loved ones using this!
London for men's fashion needs. Oh, don't forget to send a snail mail  to a loved one using this!

If you are looking for accessories, bags and trinkets check out Istanbul.


You are sure to find some lovely treasures here! After all the shopping and tours, you can head to San Francisco!

So now, let's fly to San Francisco!

Treat yourselves with delightful food after all that shopping and picture taking. Haha. Choose from the restaurants here in this floor. There are a lot!

And if you have time to spare, Do check out the latest movies in Hollywood!

Of course, we can't afford to miss Hollywood!

After San Francisco, where else?
Last but not the least, located at the Basement of Terminal 21...ROME, just like Paris most of the outlets you can find here are fashion brands.

Romaaaaa!
 Look at how they structured the columns, and it doesn't stop there...


Seriously, I never thought they could really pull it off, but they did. I was amazed seeing the sculptures and statues, there's even a fountain of love!

Don't forget to look above!

Don't forget to look above!

But if you just want the chill out vibe, go to the lower ground floor "The Caribbean"

Let's not forget The Caribbean.

You can do your grocery here, they have a supermarket and a lighthouse


I'm sure you are going to enjoy strolling around this mall. So, if ever you are in BKK, don't forget to drop by Terminal 21!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Oh Hello there, so you stumbled upon my blog!

OLA!  I don't know where to begin with but I'll start this with...

"Hi, I'm Ivy. 22 years old, currently living in Singapore but still very much in love with Philippines, my home. I like good interiors, fashion and anything classified under ART. I love travelling and exploring new places plus tasting gooood food!"

Now, you have a pretty good idea on what I'll be posting in this blog! Stay tuned!