Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from warmer shores. No white Christmas in this part of the world but we make up for it in other ways: 

I am off to Kuala Lumpur for the first time since our wedding, and have packed this old, festive Anthropologie dress for celebrations ahead. Too much red? Never!

Have a wonderful time with loved ones and hope Santa is generous to all of you this year!

Furniture Shopping at Taylor B

So after viewing nearly 20 different apartments in various inner-city neighbourhoods on the island, we've locked in a place that will home! I am very excited to move in next week although now we have to deal with the big task of decorating the place. Made slightly monumental since we chose to move with no furniture apart from our bed. 

We'd heard plenty about Taylor B from friends. Unlike traditional furniture stores, Taylor B is a massive 4-floor warehouse situated right by the Keppel shipping container terminals - allowing pieces to move from ship-to-shop seamlessly. Styles in the shop vary from Victorian to industrial to vintage and pricing is more affordable than otherwise. (Just wait till you see how exorbitant Crate and Barrel is here!)

I took the liberty of taking photos of some of the more interesting things in the store:
Shelves made from 'tin' briefcases - unique but rather clunky when opening and closing the drawers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Greetings from Singapura

Moving countries is no joke and the last month was sheer madness as we geared up to move to the other side of the world. We wrapped up work, made one last American jaunt in Napa, Big Sur and San Francisco, packed up our belongings, and cried SO MANY tears as we said goodbye to our people in New York. 

S and I have now been in Singapore just shy of 3 weeks. I want to say that we are settling into our new lives, however considering we are living out of our luggages in temporary digs awaiting the rest of our belongings being shipped over, it feels more like we are on some kind of extended holiday - albeit one where we have to work #boohoo.

We are taking baby steps to set down roots in this city and apartment-hunting is our biggest priority (although I have found a yoga studio I like!). To that aim, we've been spending weekends exploring neighbourhoods we think we might like. Last Sunday, we hit up Kampung Glam or Arab Street, historically named for middle eastern merchants that dominated the enclave.