Birthday.

I could do a post just on my birthday cakes alone. Lucky me had 4 cakes this year – the rainbow cake from my sister, the chocolate cake from BFF, Angelia, vanilla cupcakes baked by Sheena and another from my birthday celebration at Clifford Pier with my family (another post for this!). All so good, I can only watch my waistline get bigger as I indulge. I’m still polishing off cakes stored in the fridge! 
I had dinner with BFF, Angelia at Prego the day before my birthday. Our better halves joined us for cake towards the end of the night. I love that Prego made a mistake on the spelling of my name – Jennen. Silly things like these really crack me up and it was such a highlight. 
Jon took the day off on my actual birthday to spend it with me. The huge coincidence here is that his dad celebrates the same birthday as me. What are the odds of us both sharing the same birth date?! We started the day with lunch at Sun With Moon Japanese at Wheelock Place and then headed to the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at Arts Science Museum. Jon found out about this exhibit from The A List Singapore, a fortnightly newsletter that tells you all about the arts and culture that is happening in Singapore. We love the magazine and follow their Instagram account (@alistsg) closely for exciting events to check out. 
I opted for Indian food for dinner and we headed to Delhi Restaurant at Serangoon Road. Their food is sooooo good and I especially love their garlic naan. You should definitely check this place out if you like Indian food. We didn’t do anything particularly fancy but we both usually lead such busy lives that having a whole day to spend together was already special and so luxurious. 🙂 
It feels somewhat surreal turning 33. You know how it is when you were a teenager, adults in their 30s seem really old? Haha. Well, now I’m that adult that the kids gasp in their heads and go…’soooo old’ when I tell them my age. 
A couple of things that I like growing older: you’ve grown into your own skin and don’t really care much about what the world and people think of you anymore (even when you trip and fall outside, you kinda just laugh and pick yourself back up). You have a bunch of really good friends that you know are for life. The rest have kinda withered away with time and it doesn’t really bother you. You learn how to say ‘no’ a lot more than feeling obligated to say ‘yes’, which leaves you a lot more time to prioritise on things that really matter. 
The downside of growing older and being an adult is, adult responsibilities. Buying a house; dealing with the housing loans, insurance, lawyers, developers and what not, marriage and all the intricacies that come with it, the thought of impending kids looming on your mind and basically just being fully in-charged of your life. No more reckless fooling around thinking that you’ve got all the time in the world. The clock is ticking! 
That said, I guess life is an adventure in itself and you’ve just got to embrace it and throw yourself fearlessly and take it all in stride.
And, this is what I wore on my birthday. I reserved this Wardrobe Theory piece specially for this day. I love the design! This dress is on backorder now

-xoxo-

Birthday At Clifford Pier.








I love Clifford Pier and The Fullerton Bay Hotel. I admit that the food (except the lobster roll) and service is rather…blah…but the ambience kinda makes up for it. I had a wonderful celebration with my family there. These days, family outings revolve around the ‘lil boo, Elliott and we have our dinners really early at 6pm so that he gets home by 8+ for bed. No one is complaining. I/We love this ‘lil boy to bits and I think in my eyes, he’ll do no wrong – even when he’s constantly trying to strangle me by pulling on my necklace. I almost thought my Chanel necklace was going to break. 
It was really nice when the waiters brought out a birthday cake for me and when the pianist broke into a birthday song. Everyone in the restaurant sang along! Do note that if you’re going to do a birthday celebration at this restaurant, they do not allow you to consume cakes from outside. Neither will they refrigerate the cake for you. They make it up by providing you with one. 🙂 
Outfit details complete with cute couple at the back! 
Top & Skirt: Upcoming on Wardrobe Theory 
The top is a lovely mix of faux leather and mesh. I designed this piece! 
Heels: Zara
-xoxo-

Birthday Celebrations Part I.

Most awkward couple shot ever. Haha.
I turned 33 exactly a week ago on 20th January. I had a few pre, actual and post birthday celebrations (I’m actually still celebrating) and my heart is so full and bursting from all the love from my loved ones. The celebrations kicked off with dinner with the ‘Hatred Family’ at Sabio by the Sea at Sentosa. The ‘Hatred Family’ is initially a bunch of Jon’s super fun-loving friends; adults that basically can’t grow up. I think you can get that they’re a crazy bunch (especially the boys) from the pictures above. I got initiated into the group when Jon and I got together and I’ve grown to love them and enjoy their company like my own friends. I know they’ll be there for me should anything happen and they’re all just a phone call or watsapp text away. 
I’ve been meaning to try Sabio since Jessica (@tippytapp) raved about their food to me. Indeed, every tapas dish that we ordered was delicious. Even a few of the boys who usually only like Asian cuisine were raving over the Spanish dishes. I didn’t take any pictures cos’ every dish that came was wiped out in a couple of minutes and I didn’t want to go all ‘blogger’ on them and stop them from eating before I took pictures of the food. I can’t wait to go back for more! 
Here’s what I wore to dinner.
Top & Skirt: Wardrobe Theory – both pieces I absolutely love! I love how the skirt flatters and gives you shape.
Bag: Chanel Boy (Medium)
Shoes: Pedder Red 
-xoxo-

Birthday Boy

This is the third month that I’m blogging for Tocco Tenero. This month, I picked for myself a cream satchel bag with yellow and dark blue woven details on the bag flap. I really like the combination of colours and the details on this bag. Once again, I am very impressed by the attention paid to small details that make Tocco Tenero bags so useable and pretty much, perfect. This small bag came with a removable/adjustable shoulder strap, 4 compartments, one with a zipper and another with a magnetic snap button, an inner zip compartment and an outer compartment with magnetic snap enclosure. That’s a lot of compartments for such a little bag! I love that I can fit all my stuff and organize them nicely in their spaces. 
I took the bag out to celebrate the boy and Diana’s birthday with the boy’s gang (whom I’ve fondly grown to love) on Friday. After taking some outfit shots at Haji Lane, we trooped to Golden Mile Tower for chicken rice steamboat at Thien Kee Restaurant. The chicken rice and hainanese pork chops were really good. Although I can’t say the same for the steamboat (the soup base was rather bland and beside the flavorful chicken rice, I couldn’t quite taste anything from the steamboat), the chicken rice, pork chops and reasonable pricing definitely warrants a 2nd visit. We ended the night with drinks and cake at Shangri-La. From the pictures, you can tell that if you hand a girl a knife, she’ll play killer and want to stab you with it! 
Bag details 
Collection Name: Beappe
Material: Pebble grain cowhide
Hardware: Light gold
Available Colours: Black, Beige
(Massimo Dutti silk shirt, Pink Flare Ripple dress, Pedder Red wedges, YSL ring, Tocco Tenero Beappe bag

A Birthday Celebration

(Photobomber Alert!)

Had a lovely Saturday spent celebrating Karen’s birthday. Lots of food went down at Coca Restaurant followed by delicious cake and lots of merry-making. The night was made complete by a super adorable baby, Emma and 5 lovely dogs. I love the visual feasting I get from beautiful artworks and pieces whenever I head over to her place!
My favourite picture of the dogs:
How sweet is this! 🙂 
xoxo
(Pink Flare Wild Rose Tunic, Topshop necklace, Miu Miu bag, Pedder Red wedges)