A family business founded nearly a century ago in Malaga, Spain, the Mayoral kids' collection brings fresh thinking to children's fashion, season after season. A combination of quality fabrics, playful prints and timeless designs is brought together to offer a level of European charm across its casual and special occasion range for girls and boys from birth up to 9 years of age. Mayoral offers a wide range of perfect presents for babies and older kids.
Mayoral is a leader in the Children's Fashion sector in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the main specialised groups in Europe. The group is made up of more than a dozen entities dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of children's fashion in more than 75 countries. This is further achieved through a network of 14 commercial companies abroad, 200 commercial agents, 210 Mayoral stores and more than 10,000 customers worldwide.
Founded in Israel in 1999, FOX Kids & Baby was introduced to Singapore in 2004. The brand has grown steadily to 17 stores island-wide, to establish itself as a successful retailer providing fashionable and trendy apparel for the confident and budding fashionistas for kids up to 12 years old. FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
Gingersnaps was built on a deep passion for creating trendy, global, fashion-forward designs for children’s and maternity wear. As a lifestyle brand, Gingersnaps believes in giving a 360-degree total experience – creating a Gingersnaps atmosphere from the clothes, store setting, service, packaging and visual merchandising.
Cotton On Kids caters to mini fashionistas offering the latest styles that allow even the littlest personalities to shine through.
Cotton On Kids takes the spirit, edginess and fashionability of its parent brand and successfully re-imagines it for its range of children's apparel and accessories.
Add to that, the "grown up kids" we employ to manage our stores and champion the latest trends, the Cotton On Kids experience, always brings a touch of whimsical, childlike delight with each new season.
Seed Heritage is one of Australia's most loved and talked about premium childrenswear brands, providing outstanding outfit solutions from top-to-toe for babies, boys, and girls, from the ages of 0 through to 10 year olds and now a teen collection for girls and boys aged 8-14 years. Seed is best recognised for its high level of quality, detail and above all, exceptional design across apparel, shoes, accessories, and toys.
Seed Heritage was born in 2000 in a small shop in Melbourne, Australia. The founder of Seed Heritage was inspired by the need for a unique and compelling shopping experience that made children and their parents feel connected through great design.
Fifteen years later, Seed Heritage is one of the most widely recognised Australian labels with beautifully designed clothing & accessories for Women, Teen, Child & Baby.
In Good Company is about people. It’s about being in excellent companionship with like-minded people and the curious; it’s about working and collaborating with creative people and brands.
Co-founded by four friends in December 2012, In Good Company (IGC) is touted as the definitive brand for modern classics with a twist. A label of wardrobe essentials, IGC’s aesthetic is defined by clean silhouettes and a blend of relaxed tailoring with surprising details.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.