Saturday, July 30, 2011

Singapore: Little India & Haji Lane

Loved the vibrant colours in Little almost reminded me of La Boca in Buenos Aires, as did Haji Lane as well.
Wearing Gap striped tee I bought in Paris for 2.99 euros, with Dries Van Noten sarong-style skirt, Havaianas Slim sandals, and Lil J in an ErgoBaby carrier (which I bought for this trip, and now love)

Lil J looking so peaceful in her ErgoBaby Carrier

Love me some tropical fruit...yum, rambutans!

Hubby had to have 'kambing soup' (goat)

Biryani rice, shame I was too full to sample any...

LOVE mangosteens!

Haji Lane (off Arab Street) was filled with cute little bars, stores and eateries

It may be funny to eat Mexican food in Singapore, but we wanted a nice spot to 'regroup', and I could not resist the sound of a mango & salmon ceviche (Peruvian dish at a Mexican place in

Haji Lane was vibrant, cute, quirky and fun...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Singapore: Chinatown & Ann Siang Hill

Apologies once again for going MIA without prior warning. I have been 'entertaining' family (my parents are visiting from Brazil, and my sister and gorgeous 7 month-old nephew were here for a week too), and have barely sat at the computer.

Anyway, following on from my previous post, here are more pics of my recent trip to Singapore. I quite enjoyed checking out Chinatown and the area nearby it, called Ann Siang Hill. The latter boasted cute little stores, restaurants, patisseries and cafes, with beautiful colonial architecture in glorious colours:

I am afraid I am not one of those glamorous fashion bloggers who totter around in 5" heels whilst travelling, donning runway-worthy garb. Hidden behind the pram I am wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim draped skirt I love though, must try to take a pic of it sometime soon...

I was thankful that hubby restrained from purchasing this tee...

Loved the architecture, and beautifully painted buildings.

Freshly made sugar cane juice for hubby, and for me, one of my all-time favourite drinks: fresh young coconut juice, which I had with one of my favourite dishes: Hainanese chicken rice from Tian Tian at Maxwell Food Centre.

At Ann Siang Hill, a swanky neighbourhood next to Chinatown

Hubby was so excited to see this high chair in a cute little boutique with funky stuff, which was also a fancy patisserie. He said he sat in high chairs such as this as a kid, a week later, Lil J sat in one such chair in Malaysia, although it was not in such good condition as this one.

I remember seeing these dolls at my grandma's place when I was growing up, if you knock them down, they swing right back...

This gorgeous tricycle was too precious for words, and sadly, with a $1,115.00 price tag on it, Lil J will not be riding one anytime soon...

I have heard so much about Singapore's Chilli Crab, I just had to try one for myself...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Singapore: Along Orchard Road

I was pleasantly surprised by Singapore, as it was my first time there, hubby will argue 'til he's blue in the face that Malaysian food is better, but I greatly enjoyed the food in Singers, as well as the Designer-strewn Orchard Road (it seems there was an LV, Miu Miu, Prada, Chanel, Hermes store every few steps!):

Wish that ceramic piece were for sale!

Eating at Warung M Nasir, hubby was in heaven, our favourite was a vegetable curry made of tapioca leaves, we had never heard of it, but loved it.

Wish I had saved some room for those pineapple tarts...

Kaya toast - look at that huge slab of butter! What you cannot see is the incredible 'kaya' - delicious coconut spread, yuuummmmm...This was from the original Killiney Kopitiam.

Incredible architecture along Orchard Road.

Loved this peach/pear/sculpture outside the Armani store.

Crayfish laksa...*drool* this was sooooo goood!

Apologies for the blurry pic, but I thought I'd show you the Oak silk tunic I am wearing, as I love its shape. I had previously posted about it here, and simply adore the oversized sleeve and draped silhouette it gives.

A store that specialised in 'long yoke' - a sweet & savoury flattened ultra tasty piece of pork (or chicken)

It has been so long since I have posted an outfit pic, Lil J practised a few blogger poses when we got back to the hotel, just to show me how it's really done...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm back! With a new baby too: Balenciaga Extra Courier bag

I am back from my Singapore and Malaysia trip!

Apologies for disappearing without warning, things were a little hectic before I left, and now that I am back Lil J & I are nursing a very bad cough...

Before I share my travel pics, I thought I'd share pics of my new 'baby': my Balenciaga Extra Courier bag which is my new travel/baby bag, I haven't quite captured its true colour (I took these quickly to kill some time at my hotel room), so may try to take more pics sometime soon:

You can buy a Balenciaga Extra Courier here, but if you prefer the smaller version, the original 'Courier', you can find it here and here.