Sunday, September 14, 2014

Second Slimming Session With Slimming 101

Went down for my second slimming session with Slimming101 today. I had the Duo-Advanced Body Define treatment done on my tummy. I lost 0.5cm on my waist this time round. Hope I can lose more fats around my waist. Nowadays, I get people mistaking me for being pregnant =.=

Saw this attractive Standard Chartered card promotion at Slimming101 whereby u just pay $38 only and u get to enjoy a total of 8 re-shape therapies! Good value for $

The inspiration board at Slimming101: these ladies look so sexy after slimming!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

First Slimming Session With Slimming101

After attending the press conference at Slimming 101 last sunday, I went down for my first slimming session today. I first sat in the sauna for about 10 min before my first treatment today. The temperature went up to about 52 deg C. I tried a combination of ultrasound as well as ultra cavitation with Duo-Advanced Body Define machine in this 20 min session. The sounds became louder when the therapist was doing the cavitation treatment on my tummy, which is an indication of the high fat level there. I can still feel a warm sensation in my tummy area even hours after this painless treatment so I think it’s still working hours after the treatment. N I feel hungry after the treatment…omg, I seem to be always hungry eh? =(

After this Duo-Advanced Body Define treatment, I'm pleasantly surprised that I lost about 2cm on my waist. I weighed myself and found that i lost half kg too. My Leechie mum has this warped logic that I should lose 2 cm for every session. Lol. Well, Let's see how it goes...

I'm looking forward to my next treatment this coming weekend...stay tuned for my updates =)

Selfie taken at Slimming 101

Do I look slimmer and better after the treatment? o.O


Monday, September 1, 2014

Press Conference of Slimming 101

At the press conference of Slimming 101, we were shown around the slimming centre and introduced to the various slimming equipments and facilities. The consultant, Lynn, did a demo slimming session on Vivien and we could see how the slimming actually start to take effect within the very first slimming session itself. A TCM doctor then did a very detailed consultation on her after that. 

Honestly, I didn't realize that I have grown so fat until the consultant, Lynn, did measurements around my waist. Well, most guys simply stare at my tummy these days instead of saying anything about it =( Hope I can lose more inches around my waist after these 4 treatment sessions...




Sauna facilities at Slimming 101 

This is the machine used for Duo-Advanced Body Define treatment and it has both ultrasound as well as cavitation functions

The spacious treatment room

Lynn doing the demo cavitation treatment on Vivien at the press conference

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reopening of 2am:dessertbar with a Fresh Look And a New Partnership

After seven successful years and a week long hiatus, 2am:dessertbar unveils its new edgy look. The makeover also marks the beginning of a newly forged partnership between Janice Wong, 2am:dessertbar’s award winning Chef and Founder, and Manoj M Murjani, Chairman of Group MMM and Founder of Singapore luxury brands, The Wellness Group (TWG) and TWG Tea Company.


Was at the press conference of 2am:dessertbar this afternoon during which Chef Janice Wong announced her new partnership with Mr. Manoj M Murjani

“We’ve evolved over the last seven years and expanded our repertoire from plated desserts to include interactive edible art installations all over the world. I was inspired to create a different way of presenting sweets and wanted to combine everything together in a fun and engaging way. So I decided to incorporate the edible art aspect into the 2am:dessertbar experience for a unique twist,” says Wong.

Check out this edible art ceiling at 2am:dessertbar! It's made of seaweed flavored marshmallow!

Care of local designer Jocelyn Wong, the revamped space with a Manhattan inspired aesthetic is outfitted with elements including six whimsical, chocolate painted tables, marshmallow platform, alcohol shots on isomalt sugar “corals” and even edible tableware. In addition, Wong plans to change the striking artworks at least twice a year based on different themes.

Gummy sweets could be found on the corals next to the stairs

New look of 2am:dessertbar. Check out those whimsical, chocolate painted tables!

Echoing Wong’s philosophy, features such as its open concept kitchen—which affords customers a full view of the preparation and plating of its exquisite desserts to encourage interaction between the patrons and chefs—will remain, albeit in a different incarnation.

What’s more, the space downstairs has been transformed into a reception area with offerings including chocolate Pop Rocks praline cake ($10), churros ($5) and beignets ($6) for those who fancy treats to go.

Having established itself as one of the city’s foremost food and drink establishments at its Holland Village location, the 60 seater has once again redefined the dessert experience by pushing the boundaries between sweet and savoury with progressive, carefully researched offerings that are as delectable as they are beautiful.

Along with the updated décor is a refreshed menu to match. A newly introduced high tea set for two ($45) features all time favorites such as smoked popcorn root beer cake, truffle bars, chocolate bon bons, apple “pop tarts”, praline chocolate Pop Rocks cake and kaya pandan choux.

Absolutely love these sweet treats served during the press conference this afternoon

More sweet treats...the chocolate truffle bars are really finger-licking good!

Plus, guests can enjoy savoury items with a rebooted all day menu of small and big plates, like pork crackling with aioli and chicken liver dip ($12) and ricotta pasta pouches with chive malt cream, miso, liquid egg and nuts ($14). This incorporates a farm to table experience with fresh herbs—including lemon verbena and eucalyptus—specially grown by Oh’ Farms for 2am:dessertbar.

"Mushroom Garden" which is served with chocolate powdery bits is really mouth-watering!

Love the refreshing "Kyoho Daisy" pretty pink cocktail which contains Reyka, kyoho grape, lavender and lemon. The beef burger is yummy too.

There has also been a notable addition to the 2am team in the form of bar manager Kley Dhillon. The cocktail program has undergone a complete overhaul, as Dhillon and Wong have come up with unusual tipples that not only complement the delectable desserts, some of which employ the use of pastry techniques.

Bar Manager, Kley, as seen here, adding liquid nitrogen to prepare a sorbet cocktail

Guess what's in these 2 containers? It's chilli bubbles for cocktails! It's the first time that I have tried spicy cocktail with chilli bubbles in it

Another exciting development on the 2am:dessertbar front is Wong’s recent partnership with Singapore based, global entrepreneur Manoj M Murjani. Murjani says, “Janice's creativity and passion for infusing art with deserts is outstanding. She is not afraid to break boundaries. I feel, ready to develop innovative dining and retail concepts from Singapore, leading to compete and rank amongst the world's top culinary talents."

“We are both passionate about the business and evolution. We dare to take the risks to be different and be game changers. I was looking for a partner to grow the business together with me as I am heavily involved in the kitchen and the creative development of sweets and arts. Having a partner with a vision for growing businesses is crucial for me to achieve my dream of having a luxury retail sweet line,” says Wong.

Thanks Chef Janice for her kind invitation to attend this press conference and to taste the new menu and cocktails. I had an awesome time at the re-opening.

2am: dessertbar’s new opening hours are Tuesday – Friday from 3pm – 2am and
Saturday – Sunday from 11am – 2am.
2am:dessertbar
21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733
For bookings and general enquiries, call +65 6291 9727 or email
2amdessertbar@gmail.com.
For more information, please visit www.2amdessertbar.com

Took a mandatory selfie before I left...lol

About Chef Janice Wong
Janice Wong’s culinary training has taken her around the world and back. Armed with a degree in Economics and a passion for food, a last minute career change saw the native Singaporean embark on a frenetic culinary grand tour. She learned from some of the world’s best chefs including US luminaries Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, as well as virtuoso Spanish chocolatier Oriol Balaguer and prodigious French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. Chef Janice Wong has received worldwide recognition for her cutting edge creations and is a regular on the global pop up circuit. She has been named “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef" by the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2013 and 2014. Wong is also the author of Perfection in Imperfection and award winning cookbook Dim Sum (Gatehouse Publishing), which has been featured on The Huffington Post, as well as in Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.
For more information, please visit www.janicewong.com.sg.

About Manoj M Murjani 
Born and raised in Hong Kong, educated at the Harrow School in England and the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, Manoj M Murjani has an incredibly diverse background and privileged experience in understanding world cultures and building global businesses. Passionate about creating opportunities and brands, Manoj has a "magic touch" in being able to identify global trends, discover talent, as well as the creativity and will to make things happen. Today, he leads Group MMM, which is focused on the acquisition, investments and development of luxury lifestyle, hospitality, and food and beverage companies and brands globally. Manoj established and created The Wellness Group in Singapore in 2003. In 2007, identifying a niche in which TWG could emerge as a category leader, he launched TWG Tea Company. Prior to establishing The Wellness Group, Manoj led the Murjani Group family business and played an integral role in the inception and success of the internationally recognized brand Tommy Hilfiger and the restructuring of the Murjani Group’s brands Gloria Vanderbilt and Coca Cola Clothes. In early 1990, Manoj, together with his father Mohan, led the group’s initiatives in India, resulting in the Murjani Group’s positioning as the leader in the Indian luxury market, partnering brands including Gucci, Calvin Klein, French Connection and Tommy Hilfiger. Manoj currently resides in Singapore and sits on the Singapore Tourism Board’s Tourism Consultative Council, SPRING Singapore’s Markets Policy Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board of Action Community of Entrepreneurship (ACE). Internationally, he is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tiffany & Co Cocktail Event

I'm such a fan of all things bling bling so I'm very honored to be part of Tiffany & Co cocktail event...I usually go for solitaires and classics which are timeless...

Enchanted with Tiffany & Co fine jewellery collection while enjoying the refreshing "Statue of Liberty" concocted by Proof & Company especially for this cocktail event

Enjoying specialty cocktails while viewing the latest jewellery collections at this cocktail session

Love the classic Tiffany blue

Love this sweet specialty cocktail "Cherry Blossom" that Proof & Company has specially concocted for this cocktail session. All the 3 specialty cocktails were only available at this event and nowhere else after that...

The classical designs are so timeless and will never ever go out of style...

Gotta admit that this heart-shaped solitaire ring has caught my eye

More classy designs spotted in the showcases...

That's the bartender from Proof & Company

Bumped into society darling, Geri, who happened to be back in Singapore from Dubai so took a selfie together...she looks so gorgeous

Took a selfie before i left...but i looked so sleepy...

Pretty pink sweet treats


Audi Fashion Festival 2014: Dresscamp

Dresscamp Fall 2014 collection expresses the German avant-garde mood of "The Threepenny Opera" combined with the Italian decadence of "Luchino Visconti" with a theatrical world added. I love the whimsical dolly outfits by Japanese designer Toshikazu Iwaya.





Upon arrival at the Dresscamp show

After the dresscamp show

Posing with the Audi car after the Dresscamp show

OOTD: Kawaii school girl look for Dresscamp show. Wearing Dior necklace and ring and Stuart Weitzman heels and carrying Hello Kitty bag

Selfie taken after the Dresscamp show

Thanks Mercury PR for picking me as the winner of the Audi Fashion Festival Sally Hansen facebook contest! Looking forward to trying out the products, especially the strength gel, as my fragile nails keep breaking these days

Omega Vintage Exhibition

I'm such a fan of Omega Vintage watches so I'm really very happy to be at the opening reception of the Omega Vintage Exhibition at Ion Orchard. Love all the vintage pieces on display but regrettably they are not for sale and I can't bring any piece back to add to my personal collection of Omega vintage watches...

Me being me, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to take a selfie here at the Omega signage board ya...lol 

This vintage piece from 1967 is one of my favourites on display

Love the intricate details of the bracelet of the vintage piece on the left...so gorgeous!!

Lovely champagne with sweet treats

Pretty Omega logo on the tiramisu, which tasted really heavenly =)

Thank you Omega for the lovely door gift!

Selfie: Check out the pretty butterfly behind me on the screen

Selfie with vintage Omega artpiece