This is a Foodie Fridays- TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
[Invited Food Tasting Event]
I was extremely excited when I received a food tasting invite from Food News PR and Hungry Heroes.
Not many may know this but I used to work in a Gaming Company for 3.5 years (well, if including the first time I was there, then it would be a total of 4.5 years). One of the games that I had planned for was DC Universe Online and I had the pleasure and honour of even visiting Sony Online Entertainment in San Diego, USA. Was planning for the launch of that game for about a year.
Coupled with the fact that I genuinely liked Super Heroes (lao niang used to read comics wor), I was super excited!
This is a Sundate - #nadskai at it's best entry. #Sundate entries covers the various paktoring experiences between nadnut and Skai. Just because we're married does not mean that romance is dead! We aim to try out new experiences, cafes, hobbies etc!
For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
Skai and I was invited by the kind folks of Spa Detour for a couple massage. I had actually wanted to host a mystery makan + activity with the girls there but our scheduled all clashed 🙁
So I decided to go for a couple spa session instead! Plus I've been suffering from very bad backaches recently and I needed a massage like pronto!
Spa Detour is actually by the same folks from Duck and Hippo! I spoke to the manager in charge that day and he mentioned that Spa Detour was conceived to offer a place for a great break from the busy hustles of life. Basically, a hideout, a breakaway where there isn't any hard selling of scary packages.
Here are some pictures of Spa Detour! They are a themed spa with very interesting decor!
Personally I really liked the whole look of the place! As I'm currently researching about the various themes and styles for my upcoming BTO (an entry will be up on that soon!), I've been bio-ing places with Modern Industrial styles!
They offer various services like a fish spa, sleep spa, full body massages, foot reflexology, facials, neck and shoulder massages, manicures and pedicures in a screening room!
We absolutely adore the whole look of Spa Detour!
We were ushered into the Rainforest room which was a couple room. I had booked the Deep Scrub and Aromatherapy Massage for both of us.
More info on both services:
Deep Scrub, 30 mins for $73
Scrub your way to smoother skin with our scrubs infused with lavender essential oils. Choose from the cream based scrub for gentle exfoliation, or a mineral salt scrub should you desire for something stronger. Body scrubs help to remove the dead skin layer and expose youthful looking skin. Use a scrub to remove skin that turned rough and dull due to pollution or sun exposure and feel fresh and rejuvenated again. Lavender is an excellent soothing agent, making it the favored choice of scrub for those suffering from stress, tension and anxiety.
Aromatherapy Massage, 60 mins for $127
Ideal for a time-out relaxation after a long day of whatever it is that you do. Carefully blended essential oil of bergamot and lavender is applied in long sweeping strokes to warm the skin. Expect deeper massage, rolling and squeezing of the skin and underlying muscles to lull you into a relaxing state.
We were in extreme bliss. Skai enjoyed it so much that he had wanted to extend the massage! Unfortunately we had booked a movie after that and couldn't do so 🙁
After the massage and scrub, we chilled out at the cafe area.
We ordered a slice of cheesecake and chocolate cake. A real pleasant area to enjoy some light snacks!
Overall, we had an extremely great experience and would be back really soon for another massage! I think they'll be very suitable for Bridal Spa parties, Couple Massages, Birthday parties, Hen's nights and Pampering sessions for Mother - Daughter day out!
If you'll like to check out Spa Detour, here are the details!
They are offering a 1 for 1 promo currently! All you'll have to do is quote B141!
Do take note that while I was invited to experience their services, I was not obligated to even review them. This isn't an advertorial. Opinions are of my own.
#nadskai are looking at doing more stuff as a couple together. I think it's really fun and different! Also helps us grow and understand each other more! If you do know of other fun activities, do comment here! After all, I don't believe Dating in Singapore is boring!
This is a Foodie Fridays- TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays!entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here
I'm not sure if any of you guys may remember this... in 2010, I started this #mysterymakan tradition with Jacelyn, Esther and Fidelis. 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. Personally, I always search for nice themed cafes to showcase in this Singapore Lifestyle Blog.
This time, it was Esther's time to organise! And this has to be my favourite Mystery Makan venue that Esther has organised before!
Eat.Play.Love is a craft cafe where one can enjoy food and drinks while having a creative outlet in making trinkets, dolls and anything you'll fancy that is available in the cafe.
The sweet Fidelis invited me as her +1 for the Somersby Food Tasting Event some time back. She knew how big a fan I was of Somersby Apple Cider and how I was super raving about it! I even intro-ed BFF Jace to try it during one of our Mystery Makan sessions!
We arrived at Bliss House! (Exactly the same restaurant I chose for our Mystery Makan session! hurhur)
I was first greeted with a picnic basket with apples and yummy Somersby!
We were served with:
Refreshing Somersby Trio Bliss Cocktail:
Bubbly Bliss (Somersby Apple Cider with Celery Puree and Gin), Refreshing Bliss (Somersby Apple Cider with Gin and Grapefruit) and Sweet Ruby Bliss (Somersby Apple Cider with Pomegranate and Gin)
Am not a fan of Bubbly Bliss as the Celery taste was a bit overpowering however I really liked Refreshing Bliss and Sweet Ruby Bliss!
Another #taitaitime for 2 session! Hhahahaa!
The Somersby Ploughman Salad was a lovely medley of fresh mesclun salad with tasty cheddar cheese, tangy cherry tomatoes, olive & Japanese cucumbers tossed lightly in refreshing Somersby Apple Cider Vinaigrette. I love salads and I thought that this was a smart way of combining Somersby with salads!
Indulge your senses was a lovely foie gras dish. A delicious pan-seared foie gras drizzled with Somersby Apple Cider reduction & lemon butter, served with puff pastry & arugula (rocket salad). LOVE THIS. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. I absolutely adore foie gras and this lovely dish totally melted in my mouth like butter. My only complain? Why so small? 🙁 They should make a main course out of this!
I liked the Pasta-Fantastica! It was a small serving size of succulent pasta, mixed with assorted flavor-some greens & minced pork infused with Somersby Apple Cider. There was a little hint of veal jus and I loved how bite sized this portion was! Didn't make me feel guilty about indulging in simple carbs!
Somersby's Three Little Pigs! Trio of pan roasted pork tenderloin with roasted capsicum, onion confit & proscuitto blanket asparagus with Somersby Apple Cider sauce. Didn't really enjoy this dish. Felt that the meat was a tad too tough for me.
A Blissful Finish. A refreshing end to the meal, we were served with poached pear in Somersby Apple Cider topped with a single delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream to sweeten your taste-buds. Am normally not a fan of poached fruits but I loved this! Very refreshing!
I never thought that you can utilise Somersby Apple Cider in so many ways! Totally wowed by the experience!
Thank you Somersby and Fidel for inviting me for the tasting!
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. A Somersby a day, keeps the blues away!
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