Yayoi Kasuma

I've heard a lot about Yayoi Kasuma and her work, so when she had her Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition in Singapore, I just had to go.

In the past two months, I've visited the National Gallery three times, hoping to get into the exhibition. The first two times, it was so packed that I left disappointed. On my last visit, we finally got our tickets.

I find Yayoi's work to be such a vision. It shows attributes of feminism, minimalism and surrealism.

I find it inspiring that even though she suffers from a mental illness and stays in a hospital, she has dedicated herself to her work.

Her trademark work is the polkadots, which is full of it at the exhibition.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the exhibition, and it was a good day out with the girls!

 

 

 

xx,

Nic

Karma Bikinis

This is my second time working with Karma Bikinis.

I honestly love working with them. Antje is just the sweetest to talk to, and always very helpful. When I was asked to help the company again, I was so happy!

If you recall in previous post, Karma Bikinis is all about providing ethical, luxe swimwear.

7% of the proceeds goes to helping the conservation of the ocean. And I think that is such a beautiful and meaningful cause. There are so many marine life in the ocean and it just breaks my heart to read about news of a dolphin losing a fin because of our stupid actions, and many more.

So I hope you guys will take the time to explore the website and help two amazing sisters with their great cause.

 

 

xx,

Nic

Quick Getaway

A quick break was what I needed. Temporarily getting my mind off school and work.

My family and I spent 2D1N in Bintan. Some may say I should have extended the trip to 3D2N, but honestly I felt quite bored on the second day, so it was a good thing we were heading back that day.


But it was definitely a good R&R and spending some quality time with the fam. It’s been two years since we all went for a trip together!

Till the next holiday…..

 

 

xx,

Nic

Cool for the Summer

It’s been a while since we had a beach day. Now that exams are over, it was the perfect opportunity to spend the morning relaxing at the beach, having breakfast and just enjoying each other’s company.

We had a little company, in the form of Snowy, our dog-child. Poor Demon and Cookie (my husky and golden) were so jealous that we brought Snow instead of them. Demon even put his face in between the gates and started whining.

It was a beautiful day to be at the beach. And because we went there in the morning, we avoided the crowd.

As usual, Snowy was the star at the club. Everyone was going “ooh”s and “aah”s around her. She was behaving like the Queen. We had to carry her in a bag when she got tired of walking. Shah calls the bitch of the beach lol.

I wish we had more time there, but as usual it’s back to reality: errands and duties.

Hoping that the next beach day wouldn’t be too far away!

 

 

xx,

Nic

Botanist

Recently, I visited Botanist for a leisure lunch. I was pretty hyped about it, for the fact that it is run by the same group behind Pacamara. Pacamara is considered to be one of my fave cafes so I had pretty high hopes for Botanist.

Described as a garden-themed cafe, Botanist serves the usual brunch classics.

When I first heard that it was a garden-themed cafe, my mind went to Epiphyte, another garden-themed cafe which I went to last year.

I was pretty disappointed to see that Botanist was barely designed like a garden. There was just a wall filled with leaves at the outdoor part of the cafe. And the whole place was just very cramped.

The food was not nice as I felt that it didn’t meet Pacamara’s standard. I was also quite disappointed to find that two of the dishes I wanted to order were out of the menu, even though they were clearly still in the menu. The only dish I enjoyed there was the brioche toast, which I could have just headed down to Pacamara to enjoy.

However the staff there were very nice, being courteous and helpful.

Overall, this cafe is the ‘been there and done that’ type. In my opinion, not really worth visiting a second time.

 

 

xx,

Nic

Comfort is Key

I always like to wear clothes that I’m comfortable in. If you’re not comfortable in an outfit, you’ll probably not feel confident.

The same thing with exercise, I like to wear workout outfits that make me comfortable and radiate with confidence. This is  especially important since you do a lot of movements when working out. You need to make sure your outfit does not hinder your movements.

So what is your go-to brands when it comes to working out?

 

 

xx,

Nic