Kids and balconies, a terrifying combination

November 18, 2013

Not only do parents who live in condos have to worry about their children falling into swimming pools, they also have to worry about them falling off balconies and out of windows. Too many times have I heard on the news about children falling to their death from balconies in condos, especially in Singapore, Hong Kong […]

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The best luxury advent calendars for Christmas 2013

November 14, 2013

Every year I do a round up of the best and most unique luxury advent calendars for kids and for adults, and here are are my top picks for Christmas 2013. There’s something for kids, grownups, chocoholics, beauty addicts, whisky lovers and more. With two weeks to go until the 1st December, you’d better get […]

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Find of the week: Pip Studio tea sets arrive in Singapore

October 31, 2013

  I’ve been on the hunt for an afternoon tea set for those all those times I have guests over for morning playdates and afternoon tea. I’ve been eyeing up the drop-dead gorgeous Pip Studio porcelain collection available in the UK, but hadn’t quite worked out how to get it over here. It would probably […]

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Find of the week: a luxury advent calendar for beauty addicts

October 14, 2013

It’s that time of year already… Every year I put together a post featuring the best and most unique advent calendars out there. There are some absolutely gorgeous ones for kids and adults. This luxury Selfridges Christmas advent calendar gets a special mention because I am a self-confessed beauty junkie. It sold out in an […]

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Review: The Tiara Society – where girls practise to be princesses

October 10, 2013

    Miss C has just turned SIX! She wanted a party in our function room with a Cinderella entertainer. Sounds simple, but there was clearly a shortage of Cinderellas in Singapore as they were all booked out. After deciding against roping in a friend to dress up as a princess, I had a look […]

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Find of the week: Flying Albatross mobile by Helga Kreft

October 8, 2013

This magnificent wooden Albatross by Helga Kreft is utterly gorgeous and will make a beautiful addition to any nursery or child’s room. Hang it up and the king of birds will fly majestically through the air, its movements due to the enormous weight of the mobile.

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Beach Bliss at Batu Batu, Malaysia

April 19, 2013

Not so long ago I was lucky enough to get a free pass from Mr C for a girls’ weekend (or perhaps I should say ‘ladies weekend’, now I am 40) with five friends to Batu Batu, the new private-island resort on Pulau Tengah, located off the east coast of Mersing in Malaysia. It was […]

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Memoirs on a postcard

February 22, 2013

Mailing handwritten letters and postcards has become so old fashioned. I remember all the letters I used to write and receive when I was at boarding school, the postcards sent to me from all over the world as I was growing up, and the letters sent to me by my friends whilst I was travelling. That […]

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First look: New Sesame Street ride, Universal Studios Singapore

February 20, 2013

  On Monday, I was invited to Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa to check out their brand new Sesame Street Spaghetti Chase ride. It’s the world’s first immersive Sesame Street theme park ride and it launches on 1st March 2013. The concept: to take guests on an adventure into outer space with Elmo […]

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LEGO, a pile of bricks or work of art?

February 14, 2013

What do you see when you see a pile of LEGO pieces? I see chaos. A pile of messy, fiddly bricks. My heart races, I get sweaty palms and I feel sick. My immediate reaction is to scream and run, run away as fast as I possibly can. It’s horrible stuff that makes my head […]

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