Happy Chinese New Year! or, Gong Xi Fa Cai! Welcome to The Year of The Horse!
As it was a holiday weekend here in Singapore, it was rather quiet. Many people took the 3 day weekend to go out of town and most shops were closed Friday and Saturday (first time I saw that!) So, we took the opportunity to explore another area of Singapore that we hadn’t seen yet, but had heard a lot about: Haji Lane/Arab Street. This little area is colorful and filled with funky boutiques, tea rooms and many kinds of cuisines from the Middle East. We found a lovely little French boutique cafe called La Marelle hidden away on the second floor of a colorful building over looking the area (La Marelle 25A Baghdad Street, Singapore, Singapore 199664). The cafe offers beautiful cakes and sweets as well as a menu full of lunch items that look delicious (based on what I was spying other people eating around us =), though we just stopped for coffee.
We tried their classic americano (my usual go-to afternoon drink) and their “Signature Espresso,” Which uses a secret recipe full of spices and flavors. The americano was a delight and the Signature Espresso came out like a special cocktail, where the server mixed up the concoction in front of us, then gave it a good mix in a cocktail shaker, and finished it off by pouring it into a mini-martini glass. The result was not only visually pleasing, it was a real treat for the tastebuds and was definitely a nice caffeine boost for the rest of the afternoon walk. I will most certainly go back to explore some of the other items they have to offer. The boutique also presents a collection of their own brightly colored bags and accessories, all of which are for sale.
As the weather was gorgeous and sunny, I took the opportunity to wear my Magali Pascal Bow Shorts that I got in Bali last month with a cream colored Astr top from Nordstrom. I love Magali Pascal! www.magalipascal.com I discovered this brand in Bali and fell in love– It is a french brand that has such an amazing mix of effortless, chic, rock, and modern pieces. Sounds like all those things wouldn’t go together, but they do! Love! Then, I added some nude wedges and gold accessories: Necklace: LindseyMarie Rockstar Collection, Red Coral Ring: LindseyMarie Rockstar Collection, Drusy Quartz Earrings: LindseyMarie Rockstar collection www.lindseymarie.com or www.facebook.com/lindseymariebrand Last, but not least, my gold ombre Gucci bag and gold apple MiuMiu sunglasses.
La Marelle Cafe/Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/lamarellecafe La Marelle 25A Baghdad Street, Singapore, Singapore 199664
Clothes: Bow Shorts: Magali Pascal www.magalipascal.com Cream Top: Astr (Available @Nordstrom)
Jewelry: Necklace: LindseyMarie Rockstar Collection, Red Coral Ring: LindseyMarie Rockstar Collection, Drusy Quartz Earrings: LindseyMarie Rockstar collection www.lindseymarie.com or www.facebook.com/lindseymariebrand
Other Accessories: Gold Ombre Bag: Gucci and Gold Apple Sunglasses: MiuMiu, Wedges: Heatwave