Monday, November 26, 2007
Dempsey Hill: A park full of cool restaurants and a *giant* Jones the Grocer, transplanted form Australia. Cool!
Rochester Park: Went to Graze and hung out on the zen alfresco lounges at Da Paolo.
Clarke Quay: It's like Downtown Disney with booze! Feels like there are a billion bars there...Ministry of Sound bar, a Fashion TV bar and a bar called Clinic where the chairs are wheelchairs and drinks come in a drip. Weird!
Chijmes: Another complex in the city. It used to be an old convent but is now rull of place to eat and shop. Of course!
Sentosa: Reminds me of Vegas in that everything is man made...the beaches, the resorts, the whole tropical resort island feel. Hung out at Cafe Del Mar for a day. Could have easily spent a whole holiday there. It had pools, hot tubs, beach, and best of all, lounger-side drink service.
The hotel - the Scarlett: A-maz-ing. Modern boudoir chic. The website does not do it justice. Best part is the rooftop bar and restaurant.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
So they bring in Sarah Jessica Parker to be a guest judge on Project Runway...she's cute and all but she's so boring! No catty remarks, no insightful comments, no juicy bits at all. (Have you see her Bitten line...bo-ring!)
I know SJP is supposed to be a fashion icon and all that...but I can't help but wonder: who are all the people in the background getting her those looks and styling her? I guarantee it's not her!
I know I sound like a jealous bitch but I think people should get credit where credit is due. Seems like her fashion style is spot on (stylist) but when she actually has a hand it them, the things she puts her name to fall short (Bitten and the stinky Covet)
Friday, November 23, 2007
Staying at a hotel just off of Orchard Road is dangerous! Taxis are super cheap...5 bucks (tops!) to get anywhere. There is ridiculous amount of countless malls and shops.
I learned from locals that Singaporeans are really heavily in debt as banks will lend to anyone...there are ads for all kinds of credit cards everywhere. There were more than a few ads where they could just SMS their bank and they'd increase their limit. Crazy!
Do not miss:
I surprised myself at how little I bought...price was the deterrent. Don't know why I thought Singapore would be cheaper, but I'm better off saving my fun money for my trip back to Vancouver and the US next month.
I bought a few cheap pairs of shoes at Charles & Keith's. A couple of pieces at Top Shop and a few odds and ends at Agnes b. Not much else really. I'm saving myself for Marc Jacobs in SFO! More on that later...
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The flight was delayed about 45 minutes...first they said it was because the incoming plane was late, then they changed their story to a fault with the plane, then they loaded us up. Getting everyone on didn't take anywhere near as long you might think it would. The takeoff was easy as. It barely feels like it's trying to get off the ground...it just does.
Best part? The entertainment system in the back of the seats. I could choose from an amazing selection of 100 movies, hundreds more TV shows and tons of games and CDs. I had my own French film festival of Hors de Prix, Paris Je t'Aime and Odette Toulemonde. Eight and a half hours flew by and I didn't even look at the British Vogue I had bought.
One word of advice if you're on one of these flights: Check in online to secure your seat. I only checked in at the airport on the morning and could only get a middle seat. Luckily, I was between a tiny German backpacking girl and an equally tiny nerdy looking guy who let me check out his iPhone (I hadn't seen one in person yet)