21.12.14

SINGAPORE

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Our last days in Singapore were filled with shopping, a bit of chill time, a bit of exploring and cocktails! Not bad at all. If you've seen my video from my last post you'll know we went to Little India where we tried some indian food at the Tekka Centre. While eating there was a gorgeous, old indian woman sitting next to us who was so friendly that she ended up taking us upstairs after lunch to the clothing level and took us shopping. I'm always a skeptic (especially when travelling) so at first I assumed she would be taking us to 'a friend' of hers to spend our money. I was proven wrong that day as she was a fantastic person who gave us some amazing recommendations and was genuinely interested in us and our lives back home. After we said our goodbyes I realised that perhaps I need to be a bit more open to meeting new people and having new experiences as not everyone is out to get you. Having said that I really believe that when travelling you must trust your instincts! 

Luckily we had a chance to also visit Marina Bay Sands and had drinks at Ku De Ta while enjoying that famous view of the city at night. For dinner it was chilli & butter crabs - apparently a 'must' in Singapore which everyone enjoyed. We finished off our trip with obligatory Singapore Slings & peanuts at Raffles hotel the next day before our flights. Raffles did not disappoint! 

emma

19.12.14

VIDEO: Singapore / It's The Ship


I have one more travel post left to come from our last few days in Singapore after It's The Ship 2014 but I thought I'd share with you my travel video from the whole trip! It was such a crazy time on the ship and this doesn't even show half of what we got up to but I hope it gives a better idea of what the festival was like - definitely a new experience! As you can see the beach party was pretty epic. We were also lucky enough to have a bit of time to explore some of Singapore afterwards (so stay tuned for a photo diary to come). If you want to keep up to date with all my video uploads be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel - spindizzyfall

emma

18.12.14

Lloyd's Inn

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Hotel: Lloyd's Inn - Singapore

As you can probably tell from my past post documenting our time on It's The Ship, some serious chill time was in order after the wild times on the cruise. After we disembarked we made our way to this hidden gem of tranquility. Sometimes the atmosphere of Singapore can be a little overwhelming so Lloyd's Inn was the perfect little escape even though it was conveniently located, not far from Orchard Road - one of the main shopping areas in the city. The place features modern architecture and interiors, and although it is quite small it does not feel crowded but cosy. The staff are lovely and always willing to help or make recommendations. Overall we had a great stay at Lloyd's Inn! I would recommend this place for those seeking a more private and quiet stay in Singapore. 

emma

17.12.14

#BecauseNoReason

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Not long ago I got an invitation to the Hazy Rose to witness something mysterious. The video here says it all. A whimsical mix of sweets and the signature shake to produce a masterpiece. Watching those sprinkles make my tongue tingle. A great solution for those hoping to relive childhood memories of fairy bread… without the added carbs. Brilliant or bonkers? I’m on board either way! After my bizarre experience I was inspired to try my hand at a few Chambord Cocktails … with a twist. #becausenoreason here’s three for the books.

Chambord Spritz (with sprinkles)
50ml Chambord
125ml dry white wine
Soda Water
Take a large wine glass and fill it up with ice. Add Chambord, white wine and soda.

Chambord Vodka Lemonade (plus lollipop stirrer)
25ml Chambord
25ml vodka
Lemonade
Lime wedges
Take a long glass filled with ice. Pour in Chambord, vodka and top with lemonade. Add lime wedge.

Chambord Royale (side of fairy floss)
10ml Chambord
Any fizz you fancy
Raspberry
Pour Chambord into a flute glass. Top with your fizz and add your raspberry. 


This time of year is all about friends and family, which brings back all childhood memories. Hence the fairy floss, lolly -pops and sprinkles! Why? #becausenoreason. That’s the motto I’ll be living by this summer. Speaking of childhood memories, this chair has lived through so much! I’ve had it since I was a little monster and I called it my fairy chair. Now that I’m a fully functioning adult (pfft!) it’s called my ‘gypsy chair’.  My chair may have changed its name and had a few bumps and bruises along the way, it just shows that some things change but at least you’ll always have those memories. 


emma

15.12.14

IT'S THE SHIP - Asia

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I can't believe it's almost been a month since I was aboard It's The Ship in Singapore! It's The Ship was a 5 day music festival on a massive cruise ship. It was a pretty crazy experience as I had never been on a cruise ship before and originally the thought was pretty daunting. Luckily, we met a bunch of people along the way who were always keen to make our time interesting. How could it not be? We're cruising up the Malacca Straight towards the tropical island of Langkawi for a huge beach party, with people from all over the world who are there to have a good time. Not to mention the endless food, drinks & entertainment. Definitely an experience I'll never forget. Travel video with more coming soon! 

emma

14.12.14

Capella Singapore

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Hotel: Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island

I'm so excited to share with you my first post from my recent trip to Singapore! Once we were off the plane our first stop was Capella on Sentosa Island. Our stay at Capella was short however it was one of the highlights of the whole trip. From the moment we set foot on the grounds the service was undeniably supreme. The level of care for guests at Capella was definitely high. Even though we arrived quite late we were taken on an amazing tour of the grounds and our room (which was absolutely divine). Breakfast the next day at The Knolls was hands down one of the best hotel breakfasts I've experienced on my travels. I have a few more snippets of the buffet in my travel video (coming soon) but basically they had almost everything you could think of. A huge range from waffles to laksa, fruit to sushi. We then spent most of the morning by the pool (yep, the three tiered infinity pool) where we hardly had to lift a finger! Bottles of water were set next to us in ice, our towels were placed on the day beds for us and we were even surprised by the yummiest berry popsicles! Before we left for our cruise (stay tuned for my next post) we visited the Library for tea and sweets, which is open to guests of Capella. An absolutely wonderful hotel experience and one I can't fault at all. Thank you for having us Capella Singapore!

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emma