SINJAPORE

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Opening Ceremony tee, Rick Owens Lilies skirt, Céline Cabas tote, Converse x Missoni Auckland Racer sneakers and super old H&M sunglasses (similar here).

What can I say? Just another old epic Singapore adventure with my fam bams! We did this quick 5 day trip to Singapore a week after our wedding since we had to do a Chinese dinner there and cos Nadja baby had never been! It was great to see my grandma finally getting to play with Nadjaboo and my little nephews were so good with her!! She’s such a tomboy anyway so she just wanted to play with the boys..ok I’m going off on a tangent here, there aren’t even any pics of Nadja in this post.

So yes looking back at these photos now, all I can remember is the delicious food and surprisingly, not sweating too much. I mean it was back in December..but if you know anything about Singapore, it’ll be that 1. The city is notoriously a little too clean and 2. It is basically summer weather there all year round. This time round, we stayed at Lloyd’s Inn for the first time and was thoroughly impressed that a hotel could combine both incredible branding, minimalism and homely comfort so well. During our stay, I had serious intentions to just never leave our mini-apartment and move in permanently whether they would let me or not. The room we had was 2 floors where the sleeping area was on a lofted level. The craziest part was the outdoor bathroom though. It was ooookay (I’m more for a well-ventilated marble bathroom but we can’t all be so picky now can we) and though I managed to get two mosquito bites ON MY BACK while showering..I still loved the novelty of it all. We ended up just doing lots of walking around and plenty of eating. After being in Singapore so many times, we finally managed to make it out to the Garden’s by the Bay to check out the Super Trees. They were so ginormous and pretty especially at night and as everyone else says, you really feel like you’re in Avatar country. Definitely worth a visit if you haven’t already! It’s FREEEEE!!!!

The little pool at Lloyd’s Inn..I use the term “pool” very lightly here. We went swimming the next morning and kept wondering if the hotel staff were just watching us through the window laughing that a bunch of out-of-towners were basically swimming in their “display-pond”.

At ABC Artisan Boulangerie Co. – guys I’m dying you have no idea how much I love bread.

At Raffles Hotel for Surrender, APC and Front Row Store.

Stopped in Sunny Hills for a little pre-lunch pick me up! I didn’t know they just serve you for free so I felt really bad and bought a whole box set of their delicious pineapple tarts!

Hi guy

Walked over to a random tech shopping mall just for Old Street Bak Kuh Teh!!!

Endless refillable bowls!!!

Headed over to our favourite Little Dröm Store in the SOTA (School of the Arts) building to check out my friend Melly (from Greenlaundry!!)’s little pom pom collection :D Get them on her etsy store too!!!

Kewpie babies!

Next door was this really beautiful Japanese-feeling cafe and shop called Kki Sweets.

Super cute wooden spoons

Dying, this rice container was so amazing.

More eating…we made our way to Tiong Bahru and stopped by FortyHands so Eugene (sha’s bf) could get his coffee fix.

mmmm The Ice Cream Cookie Co. ice cream sandwiches from Crateful!

Hi guy!

Actually Jason was off getting tattooed by Hanaroshinko (amazing work on Jason here, here and here) so by the time he joined us, he was starving. Nothing like the Tiong Bahru Food Market won’t fix!

Omfg my favourite Chwee Kueh rice cakes with preserved veggies.

DYING OF SALIVATION RIGHT NOW


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We ended the night by visiting the amazing Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay. They had a Christmas fair going on so you can only imagine how many people there were so we didn’t get to go up on the bridges to walk around (I would’ve been terrified anyway lol I’m so chicken when it comes to heights). I first spotted the trees on Melly’s blog and am so happy I finally got to visit. Next time we’ll try go during the day instead!

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O V O – L O: #THELAMDYNASTY part 1

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OVOLO HOTEL SOUTHSIDE
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside

First post about our wedding!! It all went down exactly 2 months and 5 days ago (Happy 2 Months Babezzz~~~) after only seriously getting down to planning for a prior 6 months or so. The story is that we got engaged in March in New York and just soon after slowly started putting everything together (site visits, designing our logo, our branding, working with catering etc). We only really finalised everything the week of the actual wedding and even had things going to print two days before (gahhhh). BUT by November 22nd, we were just ready to start the party, eat delicious food and party all night with our families and best friends. Let #THELAMDYNASTY begin!!!

It all started a couple days before the big day, running around Hong Kong picking up last minute things and getting my nails did. Our wedding was held at an open space showroom out in Wong Chuk Hang so of course it made PERFECT sense to stay at the newest Ovolo Hotel Southside! It would literally take us like 5 minutes to walk from the hotel to the venue so it was absolutely perfect. It also helped that the hotel itself was new and actually really super cool. It’s kind of a boutique hotel so the rooms weren’t ginormous but they were just right for us. Modern, clean and the staff were the most friendly (and really cool) we’ve ever met at a hotel. The rooftop bar ABOVE was a great chill area for some relaxing drinks (order the Dirty Uncle or the Next Door B*tch) the night before the wedding with just some out of town friends.

The morning of, after some super last minute stressful setting up at the venue, the actual fun started around 4pm when Jason, my sister and her fiancé and my friends Julie and Nikhol were there to get ready with me. Jason and I basically didn’t really go down any traditional route here. We got ready in the same room, I was already wearing my wedding ring and it was chill all around with a thousand McDonald’s french fries temptingly lying around. We were so messy and all over the place in our Long Loft but Ovolo made it so much easier for us, answering to my phone calls every 5-10 minutes asking for more chairs, more plugs, more hangers and one of their hotel managers even brought us his own steamer from his apartment down the road. Talk about being SUPER nice and efficient! I’d say overall I was pretty chill all those days and hours leading up to the big event (although Jason might only half-agree) and coming back home after our after after party (at almost 7am the next morning) to a huge comfy bed with my husband was the best part of it all.

More on the actual wedding next time! All below images taken by Amanda Kho.

Finishing up my hair! I’m wearing my treasured Balenciaga wire crown!!!!!

After setting up all morning at the venue, we were starving by 3pm and hadn’t eaten anything all day. Really important wedding day meal ensued: McDonalds! Unfortunately, I was so busy getting ready I didn’t even get to have any ):

Nanz looking so pretty!

Nanz’s fiancé and my future brother-in-law Eugene! (Need a dentist in HK? Lemme know!)

My make-up by my friend Nikhol!

Custom (1 of 1) tie clip by Moratorium! A wedding present from me to Jason!

The best view! Hong Kong: the only place that is truly a city within a jungle.

Jason’s amazing wedding boots by Mr. Hare.

Julie, my bestfriend and super helper for the day!

Gold from my mom and new mother-in-law! Of course I don’t get any traditional Chinese crazy 3D dragon shaped gold bangle..instead I get a super triad style gold chain.

Looking down

Finally, walking over with my girls to the venue (so convenient!!) with my rolly suitcase full of outfit changes and secrets!

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