January 6, 2016

Nightlife in Bangkok - 3 Speakeasy Bars To Visit

No better way to close my last chapter of 2015 by exploring some of the Bangkok's coolest speakeasy bars. With the city's recent interest in cocktail culture, independent bars are really the exciting spots which attracts the city's in-the-know crowd.

#1 A.R Sutton & Co Engineers Siam
Located at Park Lane Ekkamai, this bar is Ashley Sutton's most beautiful masterpiece. A little bit like a captain’s quarters on an ancient vessel, there is a mass of dark wood, winding iron staircases and giant copper distillery. Their cocktail menu is very short, and of course we tried all. Yet the most interesting drinks here would be their gin called Iron Balls. I find it a little bit too strong to drink on the rocks, but others are actually enjoyed. Oh well, the bartender then made another one by adding some ginger slice and lime and hence the boys decided to bring some Iron Balls back. 

#2 Sing Sing Theater 
Located near Thonglor, it is fantastical bar-cum-club with very Eastern aesthetic designs like lanterns, intricate wrought iron patterns, dragon imagery and the Muses (elegant girls dressed in Chinese Qipao). Sing Sing Theater reminds me a lot of Maggie Choo as both venues' art and interior design is from the same designer, Ashley Sutton. We were sat on the second floor where we were led into hidden seating areas and vantage spots. I couldn't recall what drinks we ordered, but I remembered they were served in a fancy bird cage. 

#3 The Iron Fairies
Located at Thonglor, this bar is designed like an ironsmith's workshop. It is dark and broody with wrought iron staircases, exposed pipes and dilapidated timber and bricks. My favourite part is the walls that are stacked with fairy dust and again designed by Ashley Sutton. I love everything about this bar, the cocktails, the live band jazz. Everyone say their Absinthe is good, but I secretly love their Melon & Parsley cocktail. 

My favourite among these 3 will be The Iron Fairies. More bars hopping will definitely be one of my 2016 checklist. 

December 30, 2015

Shopping @ Freeport A 'Famosa Outlet

Sorry for not being able to update so much lately. My day-job occupies most of my time, and of course all the social events, friend and family gathering seem to take up the rest. I have to say time management has become really important when you have so much on hands. Even when it comes to shopping, I want to get it done efficiently. Therefore, choosing the right place is one of the key reasons to make shopping more efficient. 

Recently I was invited to Freeport A'Famosa Outlet grand opening. The outlet is located right beside A'Famosa Resort Malacca, surrounding with rolling hills and blossoming countryside. I had a good time shopping at the outlet as there are so many brands they carry like Nike, Forever 21, Esprit, Saccor Brothers and just to name a few. 

Of course, shopping with your girlfriends is one of the best thing to do, like how Sue Lyn and I were although we just met on the event day itself. They say money can't buy happiness, I believe they just do not know where to shop. Right? :D

It is an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur city to Freeport A 'Famosa Outlet and I believe it will not only just be another shopping destination for tourists, local shoppers are also able to enjoy a good bargain while shopping here.

I must also thank my boyfriend who was being my driver / photographer of the day. It was nice to have you around and in return of your sweet companion I shared some of my shopping credit with him. Trust me, there are plenty menswear brands for them to shop as well. 
Time to do some new year shopping with your friends and family.

Wishing you all a very very Happy New Year. 

December 15, 2015

Panasonic Beauty Cafe 2015 round 2

Panasonic Beauty Cafe round 2 this year! 

Panasonic Beauty continues providing Malaysia women with innovative and practical solutions for their beauty regime. They believe in Making Beauty Happen in their everyday life with the assistance of Panasonic Beauty products. 
My blogger friends and I were invited to attend the launch of their latest hair stylers including Multi-Styling Hair Styler EH-HV51, Straight & Curl Hair Styler EH-HV20 and my favourite Compact Straight & Curl Hair Styler EH-HV10.
It is so compact that it can be stored in a bag, allowing you to have your hair fixed anytime and anywhere. 

The best thing about these 3 hair stylers are they have colour-care photo ceramic plate for colour-fade prevention, keeping hair moist and prevent colour loss. Perfect for girls with coloured hair. During the event, we also have my all-time-favourite hair stylist, Yoshi san from number76 to show us how to create various hairstyles by using Panasonic hair stylers. 

I can't wait to try out their latest hair stylers!
But now tell me how you make beautiful happen? 

December 10, 2015

Estée Lauder's First BeautyPlayground

Estée Lauder revealed their first in the word concept store in Sunway Pyramid last week. It is every girl's dream come true at their #beautyplayground, which promises only the latest of the season surrounded by elements of current IT girl and face of Estée Lauder - Kendall Jenner. She is everywhere isn't she? :D

We were introduced a Kendall Jenner inspired makeup demonstration by Estée Lauder's Global Makeup Artist Leo Wong using some of Kendall Jenner's favourite products. 
Chill with Kendal Jenner. 

While having fun playing with Estée Lauder make up with bestie. 

At the #beautyplaygroundstore, there are 6 play zones including Glow On, Glam Up, Get Polished, Mix & Mingle, Chill with Kendal Jenner, and the last Strike a Pose. All these zones serve a different function that could transform you into a beautiful woman.
The Glow On section.
Mix and Mingle

I couldn't help taking more pictures in the store as every corners at #beautyplayground #EsteeLauderMalaysia is so pretty. Thank you Estée Lauder for having us!!!

Thinking of getting present for your girl friends? Why not drop by #beautyplayground @ Sunway Pyramid to check out their offerings? I believe they will be delighted to receive their products.

Visit www.esteelauder.com.my for more information. 

November 26, 2015

Melbourne Love - Part 2 where I saw snow

Melbourne travel journey continues...

That day boyfriend and I got up early to go  Queen Victoria Market. It was completely different from what I had expected. The morning market here is so much cleaner as compared to those back in my homeland, though I have yet been to any morning market but from what I know from my mom. I'm sure QVM is all the aunties' ultimate market shopping heaven! Everything here looks fresher, and of course cheaper. 
Trust me, this simple doughnut tasted so good!!!

If you happened to be visiting QVM, get yourself a cup of coffee from Market Lane Coffee!

We visited some vineyards at Yarra Valley and Lake Mountain to see snow. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME TO SEE AND TOUCH SNOWFLAKES!!! Sorry I have to capitalize this sentence to show my excitement :p Instead of taking pictures with wine, I decided to have gelato instead I guess I wanted to save up for that night korean sake dinner with my ex-primary school mates.

Mini photoshoot with the snow :)

My dearest friends brought us to Hwaro Korean BBQ and it was a wonderful night spent with them. It feels so great to finally catch up with them in Melbourne. Missing one girl, HuiMing who refused to meet us here. You were missing hell a lot of good times :p With good friends like these, the hours were short. 
Whenever I write about travel post, I have the urge that I need another vacation again! Hopefully the good things will fall into places and perhaps wishing everyone close year 2015 with a good ending.