Sunday, March 31, 2013

Grand Opening of CB2

Baby and I attended the Grand Opening of CB2 at Peranakan Place (next to Centrepoint). We took the glass elevators to the second floor upon entering the glass door which is in-between Bee Cheng Hiang and TCC at Peranakan Place Complex. We were in awe with the 6,000 square-foot store brims with cool furniture and home accessories.
 
 
CB2 is a sister store to Crate & Barrel, selling home furnishings geared towards young adults, but CB2 carries an entirely different collection from Crate & Barrel.





 
 The price point is an undeniable draw, as the price tags aren’t really terribly high as in compared in Crate & Barrel. In another words, CB2 is even more affordable than Crate & Barrel. I personally feel that it is pretty much decent pay –off for the quality and design-looking artisan pieces...

 
We love the retro and classic signages hang-up.

 
 
 
 
I love the wine cabinet, it looks stylish with a soft touch of vintage feel...
  
 
Wine lovers like me will definitely love this cool piece of furniture...
 

 
I had the Black Veil Screwdriver from the expert Mixologist.

 
The cocktail drink was kinda strong for me as in the alcohol percentage...

 
I spotted an interesting home accessory that is related to my daily work, as I am working in the shipping industry and I am dealing with cargo containers at work.

 
OM!! The cargo containers reminded me that my weekend is ending soon... Time to go to work again *SIGH*
 
 
 
Baby and I love taking photos, so we queued up at the photo booth area. There were 4 shots taken by the self photo machine, and we were given mini magnetic photo frames to frame up our photos.


 


 
  
Apart from the stylish and modern furniture, I like their household wares and kitchen items too...


 
 
 
Unique plates and pebble-like Pepper and Salt are what younger generations are dying for... 
 
 
We saw the table decoration for Wedding Engagements at the Table Decorating 101.

 
I was glad to know that we are the first Asia country to have CB2 with us and their collection is chic and style and I was happy to be part of the launch celebration and the collection was beyond awesome.We had a delightful day at the Grand Opening of CB2.
 
 
Ending my post with our cam-whore (:

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Vacation: Short getaway to Hong Kong

The world's first Butterfly Garden opens at Terminal 3 of Changi Airport, Singapore. It is designed for the habitat for more than 1,000 free flying tropical butterflies and it also serves as a tropical nature retreat for passengers of Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Departure and Transit Mall.
 

  
Upon stepping into the garden, I was greeted by the 6-metre waterfall.


 
Through the read-up corner within the garden, it gives a better and deeper understanding of butterflies.

 
After strolling and browsing in the Butterfly Garden, we proceeded to the departure transit mall to board the aircraft.

 
Baby wore the Zara Blazer which I got for him on Valentine's Day.

 
Time for some cam-whoring before the aircraft took off...

 
I love the clear blue sky and cotton-feel clouds...

 
All passengers on-board were given a menu for the food selection provided by Singapore Airlines.  
 
 
I made my choice!! My meal on-board...

 
I completed my meal with Haagen Dazs ice cream.... Ooooh!! I felt so blessed.

 
Next, I decided to watch movies that I missed out when they are in cinemas so I picked up my choice from the in-flight entertainment guide selection...

 
Here you go, Hotel Transylvania, 3D computer-animated comedy film.

 
 After 3hrs 45mins of flying, we finally landed at Hong Kong International Airport, we proceeded to the train counter to buy the Airport Express Travel Pass which included 2-way Airport Express ride and 3-days unlimited MTR rides once we cleared our immigration customs/checks.
 

 

 I stayed at Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Soho which is located at Jervois Street Sheung Wan, Central Hong Kong. There is free wi-fi access in the room and restaurants located in the hotel premises and the speed is SERIOUSLY RAPID.
 
 
There is an iPhone charger cum alarm clock in every room.... It is so convenient for me or all iPhone users in general to charge their phones every night after a long day of actitives.
 
 
 
My stay was inclusive of breakfast, but there was no change to the selection of food items for the breakfast buffet at all throughout my entire stay. Oh well, take a peek below of what I had for my brekkie in the hotel almost everyday.


Lastly, we signed up as the member of InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) during our stay in Holiday Inn Express in Hong Kong... This card entitled us to enjoy perks, rewards or even discounted rates when booking the hotels.