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Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Specials 2014

Red coffee cups have graced the Starbucks stores for weeks now; Orchard Road’s decked in full festive decor and Christmas shopping beckons with options aplenty — especially with the return of the Crabtree & Evelyn 2014 Christmas collection. Packaged beautifully as always, this year’s Seasonal Spectacular sees an indulgent array of Christmas gifts marked at several price tiers to fit your budget. It ranges from festive fragrances and gift collections in various scents, to hand care gifts and festive food picks. Limited Edition Home Fragrances Besides the perennial favourite Noël, a new fragrance, Hollyberry, joins the shelves with its fruity yet spicy scent. Think notes of red currant, coriander, fig, nutmeg and frankinsence (a sweet, warm balsamic aroma). While they come in various forms such as oils, sprays and candles, what stood out most for me was probably the Home Fragrance Diffuser ($98 for 180ml). And here’s why: It comes with a charming ceramic dove perched on top. Hand Care Gifts These award-winning hand therapy lotions are without a doubt the perfect gift for mothers, or ladies in general. …

PasarBella & Friends Go To Town at Marina Bay Sands

Barely over a month after visiting PasarBella in its home ground at The Grand Stand, it makes its way to Marina Bay Waterfront. And I come with. For those who have been bellyaching about its inaccessibility, squirm no more because it’ll be in town till March 30. The selection of traders may not encompass the full list of tenants but the variety does gives you a good graze of the market. The atmosphere was seemingly perfect on a Thursday evening — the crowd wasn’t overwhelming and there were enough seats scattered around the deck. While they thought bringing PasarBella to the CBD would grant some its traders a breath of fresh air, haze was all that was abundant. (Fortunately, the recent days of rain has pushed that aside.) With a live band performing and a good sound system to boot, we grabbed some food and planted ourselves in a quiet corner since the better water-view seats were snapped up. The star players at the event were clearly Omakase Burger, as well as Keith Crackling Roast. …

Support the Breast Cancer Foundation with a Staycation

We live in an age where we’re always trying to escape a mundane workday regime and that wanderlust isn’t going anywhere with all the Buzzfeed articles  showing us places “to visit before we die”. And while you save up for long haul trips, staycations are probably the best forms of mini-breaks you can get. Naumi Hotel’s Cloud 9 Infinity Pool I’ve always found boutique hotels to carry a certain kind of charm. They’re smaller, quieter and if you’re lucky, you’ll have the pool all to yourself on a scorching weekday afternoon. (Or for a late night dip – with or without chips.) Plus, room for character. Or rather, rooms with character. Take Naumi Hotel for example: Gabrielle is a classic Coco Chanel inspired room While Nirwana lets you dive into Andy Warhol’s quirky persona Naumi Hotel on Seah Street Naumi Liora on Keong Saik Road Naumi Hotels celebrate the Festival of Colours in support of Breast Cancer Foundation This month, Naumi Hotels will be celebrating the Festival of Colours, Holi – an ancient Hindu festival …