A,B,C to the perfect Valentines
Posted on 11 February 2016
Who says that men has to take charge on Valentine's day? Not this year, we are upping the game and it's time for women to lead! Plan this special day for your special people, be it husband, boyfriend, soon-to-be boyfriend, or even just your besties girlfriends, and celebrate this day of love with style!!
Our team has compiled the latest make up trends, gorgeous clothes and a list of extraordinary places to go, so preparing for the special day will be as easy as A B C..
Bold red lips have always been a classic, but not just any kind of red. Here, we are talking about this shade of apple red, which all the major fashion houses seem to be in harmony that this hue is the official lip colour this season. Let your lips be the focus on this day, and opt for simple eye make up and a clean complexion. As seen on models from DKNY, Celine, Nina Ricci, Acne and many more, the apple red matte lips look so delicious and chic!
This clean and sleek make up look will be a great compliment to Asilio A Love Like This Dress. This is a dress that'll speak for itself, so don't over accessorise and pair it with a pair of classic strap heels.
Truthfully, Valentine's is not about the date, but it's about celebrating love. So why not celebrate it a day early and get your funny bone tickled by the Comedy Club? The Comedy Club is a gathering of talented people who is passionate about humour and they strive to bring smiles and laughs to their own lives as well as their audiences' through stand-up comedy shows. (Seriously, what could be better than a job that makes people happy??) They are hosting the Asia Fabulous February Show on the 13th where we can enjoy not only humour from Singapore, but from Sweden and Canada as well. Guaranteed that you'll enjoy a night of giggles and roars of laughter with your treasured company. It'll be one night full of endorphins!!
The show doesn't start till 8pm, so enjoy a lovely dinner at the quaint Cicheti along Kandahar Street, it's only a few blocks away from Bali Lane (Where the Comedy show will be held). This place is the best public secret among the Kandahar community (it used to be our home where et-i-kit started), and it is the place to go to get our Italian fix. PLEASE ORDER THE CICHETI BURATINA if you do visit this amazing restaurant, we promise you won't regret it.
Try out this subtle yet absolutely gorgeous look that has been rocking the street since fall last year! We're sure that this is one of the make up trends that'll be seen everywhere throughout the year in 2016. This look is all about contour with the flawless shade of bronze. Go easy on the lips products and the heavy eyeliners and let your facial features shine. If you're new to this, learn the art of contouring from the fashion master, Burberry, in this video!
Our pick for this look will be the Shona Joy Wrap Midi dress, we love the minimal yet subtle cut that gives off a nonchalant flirtatious vibe. The monochrome grid print looks a little pyjama-ish, but hey we think it's sexy and after all, this look is all about looking effortlessly put together!
"A way into a man's heart is through his stomach" Yes, cooking for your significant other can be sweet and romantic. But for girls who hate doing the dishes, skip the troubles and sign up for a cooking class together! TTOT holds hands-on cooking classes regularly in a comfortable air conditioned studios, so sweat not and play pretend to be chefs together ;). Try out the Tea Time Cooking Class where you'll learn how to bake caramelised onion scones and chocolate banana bread, it's the perfect substitute for the boring valentine chocolates and you guys can enjoy each other's hand made sweets!
How bout enjoying some french cuisine before the class? L’Entrecôte serves delicious beef steak with UNLIMITED thin crispy fries in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Located in Suntec City, after lunch you guys may want to do some window shopping around furniture stores and then head up to TTOT store at 2nd floor to join the class. Just be mindful, save some space for desserts!
Pink has been the IT colour since last year. We saw it making a comeback on possibly every kind of apparel from clothes, to bags and even shoes. So it wasn't a surprised when we began seeing it on models' and influencers' faces. After all flushed cheek has always been a norm in the make up field. But what gave us a pleasant gasp was how pretty this shade of candy pink looks on the eyelids. Play around with the different shades of pink on other areas of the face, or just forget the lipstick and choose a moisturising balm instead to let your eyes do all the talking.
Since we are on the topic of pink, we can't help but bring up the latest Casper&Pearl's collection that features the Stella Top and the Hotel California Shorts. The prints and the colours are drop dead adorable with a very relaxed fit that guarantees you don't have to give up comfort for style in this outfit.
Instead of opting for another hotel staycation, why not try out Bed and Breakfast? It might not be as posh as regular hotels but it sure provides something fresh and different! One that caught our attention was The Rabbit Carrot Gun. Located in the East, this BnB is encapsulated in a traditional Singaporean shophouse where you can relish in the beautiful interior with a mix of modern and vintage elements. Smacked in the middle of famous local foods such as the Katong laksa and chicken rice, getting a taste of the local favour can be an option as well. If you are an outdoor person, grab your partner and head to East Coast Beach to enjoy an evening bike ride together along the beach to escape the mundane city life!
The Rabbit Carrot Gun also has a cafe and bar facility. Drop by the cafe to enjoy an original British breakfast or brunch and before bed, the bar can be a nice little treat where you can try out the cheese platter with a selection of fine wines.
If you'd like to pamper your other half even more, we recommend visiting the Alkaff Mansion nearby to enjoy a romantic meal time on the hill. They do have a Valentine's day Dinner Menu available, so make sure to make reservations early to avoid any disappointment!
Here's wishing everyone a lovely Valentine's Day!!