Been a rather busy few months with work, wedding planning and all. Sorry for the lack of updates I have been more religiously updating my instagram! Do follow me at @nadnut for quicker updates!
Went to Universal Studios Singapore for Halloween Horror Nights 3 with Fidelis, Leon and their friends.
We have heard so much good stuff from the previous years from our friends and decided to try it out! Loved it! (Although I heard that previous years were more fun but we had nothing to compare!) Express pass was definitely worth the money!
Blanket party at the office!
Pretty pink gelish nails courtesy of Milly’s! Sms 83835395 to get your own lovely gelish nails done now!
I hardly use falsies as I find it hard to put on. My friend Camy passed me Star Lash from her company and I tried it out! Wasn’t that difficult after all!
Somersby loving with the colleagues. Best bunch in the world
Bought the iPhone 5S 64GB in Gold. BROKE DIE ME. BUT SO CHIO!
SIMBA! Edited by my colleague Gene!
Loving the Wifey top that my colleague Samantha helped me order from Supre.
The hubby posted this on his Facebook stating that “Nadia scared people don’t know she’s my wife”. Obviously meaning the Wifey top. We got funny comments from his friends about need not bother about what people think. LE SIGH. WHY NO ONE GETS OUR HUMOUR AH?! Are we that lame?
I must be damn blessed. After my last update on #project1314, the kind folks at Club Couture emailed me and offered to sponsor my bridesmaid dresses! WHEEEEEEEE! Thank you kind folkssssss! I have ordered the above dress designed by the awesome Holly Jean in 5 lovely colours for my 5 blogger bridesmaids! <3 Errrr, I don’t suppose any of these vendors would like to sponsor me too? HAHAHHAA. I need a band, wedding coordinator and a candy table! HAHHAHA. #notshy
More updates coming soon!
So it’s been more than a month since I took up yoga at Updog Studio! I always try to get friends and colleagues to go down with me as I prefer to practice Yoga with a friend!
Technically, we do our own ‘thang’ but it’s always more fun! Plus, you can spend time having dinner or catching up with friends!
I got some of my colleagues down one weekday to try out an one hour session of Hot 26 with me!
I have male colleagues who scoffed at the idea of Yoga. They thought that it was a ‘stretch here stretch there’ activity. HAHHAHAAA.
They were in for a treat that day!
With Daryl and Emily who are not first timers to Yoga. Daryl has taken up Yoga before with his sisters. Reagan and Zacky, who are avid runners, Shen who spends time at the gym with the machines, Samantha, hot mama who doesn’t fancy exercise that much but yet maintains her great figure plus BFF, who you guys should recognise by now!
Time to work out!!! My top says #1 Workout. LOLOLOL.
All in one row!
With ze BFF!
Hot 26 is basically traditional Hot Yoga which incorporates 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Perfect for beginners.
The after picture.
Some of my colleagues found it really hard. The heat, coupled with stretching and coping with one’s breathing may seem quite daunting and difficult for beginners. But personally to me, it’s always about challenging yourself and giving 101%.
For beginners, do remember not to push yourself if you can’t bear anymore. Our instructors always tell us to rest and do an easier position if needed. The heat is hard for some to bear, so always remember to control your breathing.
Till now after like more than 10 lessons, I still do the beginner poses unless I feel that I can cope. While I try pushing myself, I know my limit too.
And I love it.
I’m used to the heat now. And I enjoy my lessons tremendously.
And yes, the workout #ootds still continues.
I still find it difficult trying to master certain positions but I try my best.
Even if I can’t keep my balance. LOL.
Far from perfect, far from ideal. But one day, I’ll get there.
Can’t master the crow
I enjoy Yoga so much that I practice it outside the studio at times…
At a girly bunkation with the girls. In jeans. WTF was I thinking?
At Phuket during our 1 year wedding anniversary.
Thank you Elaine for being my inspiration and introducing me to the world of Yoga. Running will always be my first love but Yoga is a close second.
I believe it is important to take up a sport that you enjoy. It is afterall but a lifestyle change, no?
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I was invited to a tasting at Stellar by the lovely Immelia some time ago. We had some time before the tasting and we decided to enjoy a cocktail at 1-Altitude before heading down.
Coupled with good music, a great view and a drink in hand, it is no wonder that 1-Altitude is a hit with dating couples and office executives. A great place to unwind after a stressful day at work!
We were soon ushered to Stellar at 1-Altitude and was immediately impressed by yet another gorgeous view. We were brought to The Private Dining Room where we enjoyed a well, private dining experience! I think it’s the perfect place to entertain business associates and vvvvvvips!
We were there to try The Stellar Gastronomic Menu which features a range of progressive food that stay rooted to the traditions of classic cooking techniques, except this time, providing diners with more flexibility. Diners get to choose from up to 19 items to make up a 4, 5 or 6-course tasting menu that includes the likes of Hokkaido Scallop, Truffle Gnocchi and the Yellow Fin Tuna.
Each dish features a star ingredient that comes with a cast of flavours, textures and aromas to create a unique yet varied dining experience.
While waiting for our food, we indulged in this lovely bread basket.
We first started with the Scallop ($28). It was basically an open ravioli of scallop and parmesan, custard, pear and zucchini paper. The whole sensation of the scallop was sensational. Personally, I’ll never think that scallop could go so well with parmesan AND custard. It blended well together and left a variety of flavours dancing on my tongue. Coupled with the zucchini paper, it left some texture in an otherwise mushy dish.
I was really looking forward to the Bone marrow. ($24). I’m half malay man, I love my Soup Tulang, marrow and all. This was a rather unique fushion take to an otherwise classical marrow dish. Bone marrow fritters was mixed with crispy pork bits, parsley salad and sauce gribiche. I never thought I was against parsley till today. Now I understand why Xiaxue dislikes parsley so much. The dish was nice though a tad oily and salty for my liking.
I tried resisting the Aglio Uni ($44) due to the sheer carbiness of it all but I totally succumbed. Wood fired king prawns was served with capellini, leek, ebi sakura with smoked sea urchin butter. I did think that the capellini was a tad overdone for my liking but the wood fired king prawns totally made up for it. One of my favourite dishes!
I was left really confused at the Yellow Fin Tuna ($44) which was a wood fired yellow fin tuna with rissoni, broadbeans, petit pois, mint, fromage blanc and pickled cucumber. The rissoni made me rather perplexed. Was it rice or was it pasta. In the end, I found out that it was pasta in the shape of rice. The yellow fin tuna was extremely delish.
We were extremely spoiled with this lovely meat platter (not offered with the normal Gastronomic Menu). We sampled various cuts of meat such as Rib Eye, Tenderloin and Wagyu Sirloin.
The dessert experience was extremely jaw dropping. A choice of sweets was offered where one will experience the “dessert art,” where the pastry chef comes to the table to prepare whichever sweet you fancy, be it the Amazing French Strawberries and Rhubarb Glacee, the Flaming Alaska Baked or the Valrhona Chocolate Bomb. Dessert with a showmanship. It is a MUST to order this. Watch the chef prep your dessert from start to finish.
This menu is served only for dinner and priced at $95++ for a 4-course, $120++ for a 5-course and $140++ for a 6-course. All items in the menu can also be ordered as an a la carte but are available for both lunch and dinner.
Great place to wow a special someone!
Do check Stellar out at:
1 Raffles Place, Former OUB Building, Level 62
(t) 6438 0410
Remember I blogged about Sephora’s Holiday Press Event?
One of my favourite items was Stila’s Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set!
I love the packaging! It totally reminds me of back to school times, where we have crayons, colour pencils and markers in paper boxes. This lovely box houses 9 gorgeous lip glosses.
Guess what? It can be given as a gift of 9 or you can divide into 3 with it’s separate packaging! (Or give it out individually!) Perfect as Christmas gifts for the office ladies!
Look at how cute it’ll be as a gift with it’s little labels!
Remove that plastic cappy thingy and you are all good to go!
Do the twist and the lovely goodness starts oozing out!
HUGE FAN HERE!
Not only does it smell great with it’s fruity flavour and fragrance, the colour payoff is fab! Personally to me, I think it lasts quite long and has the right amount of gloss and isn’t sickly sticky like how some glosses are.
Say hello to these babies!
From left to right: Amaretto, Passion Fruit, Kaleido-scope, Dazzle-Berry, Wild-Berry, Strawberry Cream, Melon, Persimmon and Cranberry!
Swatches on the arm! (From left to right: Amaretto, Passion Fruit, Kaleido-scope, Dazzle-Berry, Wild-Berry, Strawberry Cream, Melon, Persimmon and Cranberry!)
And on the lips! (From left to right: Amaretto, Passion Fruit, Kaleido-scope, Dazzle-Berry, Wild-Berry, Strawberry Cream, Melon, Persimmon and Cranberry!)
So gorgeous! This has to be one of the best gifts. Not only is it affordable, I think it’s a practical and yet cute present for anyone!
Which is your favourite colour?
Look out for more of my beauty reviews soon!
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ChurpChurp organises fun #ChurpOut sessions regularly and I attended the Mid-autumn one a few months back!
It was a simple gathering where we all met up to catch up, makan and just chillax!
We sampled very yummy mooncakes from HongKong’s leading mooncake brand Meixin alongside other snacks prepared by the nuffies including Pizza Hut’s new pizza, the Fully Loaded pizza!
I love the snowskin moon cake! Super shiok!
Love their fun photo booth! Can’t wait for my very own during #project1314!
A photo with Esther before I had to run off! Can’t wait to attend the next #ChurpOut session!
Oh geewiz! In a blink of an eye, it has been a year since I married c(hubby).
Oh my god. I realised that there are a 101 things that we haven’t done and I’m lost! So unlike my ROM.
Let’s see.. things we’ve done.
- Booked our venue. Thankfully settled this in the earlier part of the year. We booked Orchard Hotel in Feb this year, had hiccups with them when our sales guy Dan left and no one informed us and some misc nonsense happened. Hopefully things will run smoothly now with our new wedding coordinator Oliver. He’s thankfully very on the ball. Phew!
- Booked our videographer. We used The Wedding Paparazzi for our ROM and we LOVED their video for us. Needless to say, we booked them again.
- Booked our photobooth. The kind folks from La Novella will be sponsoring my photobooth. Met them at Jessica’s birthday and I was wowed by their works. Can’t wait to see Jessica’s pics from her 21st Birthday party!
- Booked my makeup artist. Cindy from Colorpots kindly offered to sponsor us again. THANK YOU! SO MUCH LOVE! I love her works and I feel that she did such a great job for my ROM. <3
- Finished our pre-wedding shoot in Korea. Great experience in Korea. Horrible experience with the editors. In the end, we decided to concede and just accept whatever after so many changes. Just wanna accept my album and close case.
- “Choped” my bridesmaids. All bloggers bridesmaids! <3 I will be having 5 bridesmaids! I will be blogging about these lovely ladies soon!
- Sent a ‘save the date’ sms to my guests. WHEE! Thank you to everyone who replied really fast!
Things we have yet to do.
- Finalise our wedding outfits. Way too many lovely outfits at Bridal Closet. Dasha, the owner told me not to lose anymore weight. MUAHAHAHAHA. I LOVE HER MAN! Here’s a gown I tried on but did not select. After gaining like what 3kg after my ROM, I still look okay leh. Never even use corset. MWHEHEHEE. Good gowns = look slim.
- Finalise our wedding and floral decorator. Hoping to finalise this soon. My friend Vic recommended a company to us and we hope to finalise this soon.
- Finalise our theme. Apparently the wedding outfits affects the theme. WAI DID I NOT KNOW THIS EARLIER?! GG MAX DOT COM. Also haven’t finalise the decorator. LOLOLOL.
- Print our invites. Theme affects design. Theme can’t settle till we settle outfits. Oh boy. See above. OH NO.
- Do the chapalang guodali cheenabong stuff. I NEED ADVISE HERE. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? OMG MAX. I so not cheena and dunno what is what. Been researching but wah lao eh, so many different things.
- Do up the wedding itinerary. Errrr. HELP?! Anyone has any examples?
- Have yet to book our wedding car. Not sure if we need to book? We are looking to simplify everything and have the gatecrash at the hotel. Tea ceremony at the hotel. Sua.
- Need to settle bridesmaids outfits. Need to settle theme. Everything seem to lie on the theme. HO SEY.
- Need to settle ‘tasks’ for the brothers and sisters. Gulps.
- DIY wedding angpao box. Saw a nice design, wanna dooooo it. Gonna
bully ask my bridesmaids to help me with this.
- Settle honeymoon matters. Leave booked. But have yet to plan itinerary or book tickets.
- Find out more about the tea ceremony yadda yadda. Apparently this can turn out political. Must be very very careful.
- Decide if we’re having a band.
- Work on finalised guest list.
- Work on table arrangements. Apparently this can turn out political. Must be very very careful.
I’m sure I missed out something. OMG. I should have just hired a wedding organiser. Or quit my job and plan full time for the time being. Hurhur.
Have I missed anything out? Advice needed! Thank you! I have been way too slack with the wedding preparations oops.
As some of you readers may remember, the girls and I have a Mystery Makan outing going on. Each of us would take turns planning makan outings and would only reveal the address on the day itself with no other details. With the Mystery Makan tradition, we visited new places and tried new food! It’s really fun and we all look forward to our Mystery Makan sessions.
I’m so glad that i thought of this! Here are some blog entries on our previous Mystery Makan sessions!
- My session at With A Pinch Of Salt
- Jacelyn’s session at Nanjya Monjya
- Esther’s session at Porn’s
- Fidel’s session at Barracks
- My session at Tea Cosy
- Jacelyn’s session at Box N Sticks
- Fidel’s session at Epicurious
– Jacelyn’s session at Queens Dessert Cafe Bistro
- My session at Old School Delights
- Esther’s session at Ardent’s Cafe & Bar
This entry is damn belated. Reason being, I misplaced the SD card containing the pictures. After a renovation at my place and some unpacking, I finally found the SD card. But I can’t find my Olympus camera’s charger. Good job Nadia. GG MAX DOT COM
Anywayyyyyy! BFF organised this Mystery Makan at Table Manners located at Changi City Point!
The restaurant was decorated in a chic black and white fashion with cheeky taglines all over the place.
Love the photo frames located all around the place!
Both BFF and I ordered this dish called 3 Little Pigs.
I thought that the portion was quite tiny. Maybe iTooGreedy.
Esther’s Arcadian Chicken. This crazy charbor always order chicken dishes all the time. LOL!
Fidel’s Mary (had a) little lamb. I tried her mash and it was super yummy! Should have ordered this instead!
We also ordered the Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Tart, Creme Brulee, Lemon Cheesecake and Strawberry Shortcake. All of them were quite yummy! My favourite had to be the Chocolate Tart!
Love my #MysteryMakan girls! They will be my bridesmaids for #project1314 alongside two other lovely ladies!
(Pic koped from Fidel!)
If you’ll like to check out the place, here are the details:
#01-68/69 Changi City Point
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
(t) +65 6604 7669
The kind folks at FeedLot invited me down to try out their food! I called along the c(hubby) alongside future Punggol neighbours Fidelis and Leon for a #foursomefun at FeedLot!
FeedLot Steakhouse Bar and Grill is tucked away in a cosy part of Tanglin. If you found the name rather familiar, that’s because they used to be called Swiss Grill when they resided at Bukit Timah!
I think FeedLot’s ambience is great! A cosy place where you can enjoy a good heart to heart talk with your loved ones!
We had such a hard time choosing what to eat because everything sounded so yummy!
Started off with some yummy appetizers.
Beef Carpaccio. Paper thin shaved beef tenderloin topped with aragula salad, smoked salt, drizzled with citrus honey balsamic. S$19.
Simple dish that totally whetted our appetite!
Scallops and Prawns. Pan seared scallops and prawns on cauliflower mash with capers sauce. S$18. SUPER SHIOK. Definitely a must try! The prawns and scallops were so fresh and delightful!
Char-grilled tenderloin salad with sweet lemongrass soy. Tenderloin grilled to perfection on top of fresh mesclun salad, tomatoes, olives, drizzled with sweet aromatic dressing. S$20.
This was extremely filling! I think it would make a perfect meal for small eaters! For just S$20, I think it’s extremely value for money!
We enjoyed the house red wine together with our main courses.
The c(hubby) has the T-Bone (S$75) which was humongous! When you compare to my Wagyu rib eye and Fidel’s veal, definitely the T-Bone was a bit tougher. However, it was huge and for c(hubby) who has a huge appetite, he thoroughly enjoyed every bite of this!
Fidelis had the Milk-fed veal rack chop which was imported from Holland. Tender, juicy, natural light pink coloured meat char-grilled to perfection, she mentioned it was really juicy and delish! At only S$48, it was quite a great steal!
Wagyu Beef Ribeye MB 6/7 S$89. This was grain fed for a minimum of 400 days! This was definitely worth it! The meat was super tender and I thought that the pricing was quite reasonable for it’s size!
Leon had the Char-grilled lamb cutlets. French cut sovereign 5 stars tender lamb cutlets char-grilled to perfection and served with vegerables. S$45. He mentioned that it was cooked to perfection!
We also ordered truffle fries, mac & cheese, mushrooms and creamed spinach to share. Big nono! The portions were so huge and we couldn’t finish our food!
Duo pudding plate. Dark & White chocolate lava pudding with chocolate and vanilla ice-cream S$14. The portions were rather small however I thought that it was rather unique that they served dark and white chocolate lava pudding!
We really enjoyed ourselves! Thank you FeedLot for hosting us! Enjoy 10% off when you quote “nadnut”! Only valid for the first 50 readers who quote that!
Check out FeedLot here:
Call 6463 8080
56 Tanglin Road #B1-01 Singapore (247964)