Winter Wonderland

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately! I’ll be back regularly in the New Year:) I just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays and a happy New Year!!

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Every time Christmas comes around, I love getting in the spirit by doing a festive manicure. Despite jet lag, this year was no Photo 29-12-14 10 47 12 amexception. I painted a dark red base (regent street by Nails Inc) for my left hand and dark green for my right. Urban Decay really has the best glitter coats, so I did two nails with glitter on top (breaking my no gold and silver together rule, but it’s Christmas so who cares:)) I did candy cane silver stripes on my pinky nail with a toothpick, dotting the lines and joining them together. On my thumb nail I drew some silver stars, also with a toothpick and finally I drew a little snowman on my last nail, which was my personal favourite. I drew on a little carrot nose using OPI’s ‘where did Suzi’s man-go’ and again with a toothpick dotted on some snow above.

Photo 29-12-14 10 12 24 amIt’s freezing outside (unless you’re somewhere by the equator, like I was a week ago) so bundle up and keep warm:) I’ll be back for a proper winter post soon!

Weekend in St. Tropez

Sorry to disappoint! This isn’t some exotic beach getaway post (I’m in Singapore now actually); it’s about tea instead.

My absolute favourite place for tea is TWG (which kind of sucks since they don’t have it in Berlin). It may be mainstream (I think? I’m not really good with this whole mainstream vs. hipster stuff) but I love it.

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I always always go for the tea-time set that comes with a tea of your choice and either scones or pastries. Weekend in St. Tropez tea tops everything for me, though seeing as I’m no tea critic, I can’t really describe its taste. The scones (my favorite indulgence) are served with exquisite tea jelly which tastes a lot better than you can imgaine.

Photo 12-12-14 4 34 20 pmI usually go to the one at Ion Orchard since the location is convenient. Even though it’s at the heart of Orchard Road, once you’re inside (I prefer the second floor location), you feel like you could really be far far away from Singapore. I also really like the one at Marina Bay Sands, where you can eat on the bridge over the canal.

Just go for a nice long run after:) Or try one of Singapore’s nature trails.

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Photo 1-12-14 10 52 16 pmThe first time I went to Grandview Park, there was almost no one else there; sitting at the top of the steps was one of the most peaceful times ever. As you can tell, I’m obsessed with any place by the ocean, or high up with a great view. And let me tell you, the view from here is spectacular. You get a 360˚ view of the city, and since it’s in a pretty quiet neighbourhood, it’s not jam-packed with people. Twin peaks is also really nice and makes for a great hike if you walk!

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It makes for a nice short trip, and I went back a second time to see the sunset from up there. Alternatively, bring a nice book, sit on the bench right at the top and read the afternoon away.

Photo 1-12-14 10 50 44 pmWalk a couple hundred meters and you’ll find yourself at the mosaic steps. They really are something special, inspired by the world-famous Rio de Janeiro tiled steps. Go there just to see the steps, or use the 163 of them as a way-too-beautiful stairmaster.