Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gorgeous Shop ROCKSTAR by Soon Lee

If you have gone to Cineleisure the past few months, I'm sure you'd have noticed the gorgeous shop on the 3rd floor corner.

8 Grange Road,
Orchard Cineleisure,

I simply love their decor the the owners' flair in putting everything together!

The lightweight easy-to-care-for Gusimonochroma bags are now available in the shop in sand and indigo colours. More designs and colours will be arriving shortly in a few week's time.

Read more about the awesome bags here:

The bold ideas pencil cases are also available in the shop.

While you are there, do take a look at their other many wonderful items like the classic penguin series, the chic sneakers and apparel.

It has been a while since I came across a new shop that I really like, even the name Rockstar is nice!

Do drop by sometime soon and check it out yourself! =)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tip #2: How To Wrap Odd Shaped Gifts Nicely?

Have you ever had the challenge of wrapping a gift like the one below? If it's oddly shaped, it give you the freedom to decide on what shape you want it to be! Below are some simple suggestions to help you enjoy the process of gift-giving and wrapping.
1) The most conventional way is to find a box to fit the gift in. Just remember to put in enough paper stuffing or bubble wrap to hold the gift in place and wrap as usual.

2) A variation of the above suggestion is to think tissue! Be prepared to use more tissue wrapping paper and layer the gift item such that it becomes more regularly shaped to be wrap with a wrapper.

3) Use gift bags.
This ideas never fail and you can make it more special by giving a gift bag that can be reused and is a gift in itself. The bags below can easily hold a few small gift items and can be reused as shoe bags or clothes bags
And there's always the lunch bag inspired pouch from ICING that can easily be reused as toiletries bag etc after the gift items have been taken out.
4) Think giant candy next. If the present is round, use a thin gift wrapper and gently squash the two ends of the wrapping such that it looks like a giant candy or Christmas cracker.
Or you can squash just one end instead like this:

5) Socks can also gives an interesting twist to gift wrapping. Even if you cannot have a fireplace in Singapore, you can add a touch of the Christmas sock filling feeling.

6) Lastly, just use a bow. Tie a big pretty sash around a teddy bear, or a simple and classy ribbon around the bottle of wine and you're good to go. This work especially well for gifts that are pretty in themselves already.

So, if you're ever caught in the situation whereby you have to wrap an odd shaped present, just tell yourself that you're creative and it's simply time to show off your creativity!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Colourful Christmas Gifts Ideas in LIFE Baby Vivo City

Our cheerful lunch bag pouches are now in LIFEbaby at Vivo City:

LIFEbaby @ VivoCity, Singapore
1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-78 VivoCity
Singapore 098585
Telephone: +65 6376 9441
If you're getting a present for someone, why not buy these bags and use them as a gift bag too? It's a great and unique gift idea and the gift recipient will be able to reuse them as toiletries bag or a expendable storage.

There's also the practical waterproof pouches with cute prints that children will love. Buy them as a complement to the clothings and have a happy gift giving session! =)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Featured in Her World in Oct

This is a little late... but nonetheless, I still wanna share that we were featured in Her World, Oct 09 issue!

Thanks Her World and here's a scan copy of that page!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A UK Brand With Great Range of Pretty Things - Part 2

Prepare yourself for a feast of lovely pictures. I have taken these from 2 different shops. When I walked into the shops, they made me want to part with my money for these lovelies which are pretty to look at and practical to use.

The shops reminded me of one of our first ideas for our business. We wanted prints for practical items and we had in mind the style of prints we wanted. It was not so country but more trendy and refreshing!

Somehow we stumbled into accessories and we enjoy our accessories business too.

Anyway, the shops has a bright, cheerful and happy feel and I hope you enjoy looking at these pics as much as I enjoyed stepping into the stores.
They can even make a sink look so pretty.

These are from another shop in the departmental store.
And then there's a platter of many pretty toiletries. My fav.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Geniune MF Leather Accessories in Raffles Place

We have brought more genuine leather MF accessories closer to your work place at Raffles Place, Hitachi Tower.
Mono Yono Gifts & Lifestyle
16 Collyer Quay
Hitachi Tower
Singapore 049318
Tel: +65 6535 0981
If you have some time to spare during lunch, do drop by the shop and take a look at our new arrivals. There's necklaces available too and we hope you can find something nice and suitable for both your girl and guy friends as these accessories are unisex.
By the way, our animal pouches and lunch bags pouches are available in the stores too. they make great and unique gifts for colleagues this Christmas! ;)

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Great Gift Ideas for Christmas!

If you happen to be an easterner, you may be happy to know that you'll be able to get our waterproof pouches in Ameba in Illuma and Parkway Parade.

Here are some of the pictures in Illuma:

03-21 iluma @ bugis

And here's some of the pictures in Parkway Parade outlet at the basement. Our colourful prints pencil cases hangs on the wall, the tissue pouches are in the glass cabinet and the remaining items are in the cabinet at the back of the shop.

You may also like to know that these cheerful looking tissue pouches has a zipped compartment behind for cards or money and makes a simple and practical gifts for gift exchange at only $12.90 per piece! It's also ideal for lunchtime when you don't want to lug your whole handbag out with you. ;)

b1-29 Parkway Parade

Since all the pouches are waterproof, they last a really long time. Do get one for someone this Christmas and cheer them with these cheerful pieces! =)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A UK Brand With Great Range of Pretty Things - Part 1

There's this brand that I've came across that really has lot of nice things! I like their pouches. cloths and kitchenware. And I pondered really hard over what to get myself when I was in the shop.

I have taken some pictures of the shops which I will share later. And you can guess my happiness when I received 3 bars of mini soap from a friend yesterday and realized they were from Cath Kidston! Yeah! =)

It was this same friend that introduced me to the joy of giving a few small gifts rather than just 1 plain one. Being both shopaholics (although I must say long gone are the days whereby I shop like crazy and always have some things to buy the moment I step out of the house), it was a joy not only in giving but also in the process of selecting the ideal gifts for our loved ones many times over. And of course, there's always something our gift recipients will like out of the many treats.

And Jan and myself give the same way now too. It's definitely more fun!

In case, you're curious, this is their website: http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/ So sweet and lovely! Enjoy shopping around!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Look What I Got Recently!

A very pretty old pharmacy styled lavender scent hand cream.

I fell in love with the packaging and bought it mainly for that. And of course to make sure my hands don't give my age away. ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lovely Pretty Chocolaty Things

I came across these Tiddly Pots with their lovely packaging. It says on top of the pretty package that it is the perfectly sized treats for little hands and little appetites. I guess it's not for most of us ladies out here then.

Anyway, they still makes great gifts with their heavenly tasting chocs and the oh-so-cute boxes that just brighten my day.