Papa Palheta is an independent coffee boutique, specialising in roasting and purveying specialty coffee in Singapore. Their philosophy is simple, they are relentless in trying to bring out the best in the beans with their unique brewing and roasting techniques. Their roasters practice micro production methods allowing them to be meticulous in this artisanal craft. They believe every coffee has its story so they always aim to source their beans with transparency and traceability in mind. The profile of their coffees are not random but painstakingly tweaked and cupped to make sure that they do justice to the beans and more importantly to the farmer.
In 1727 Brazil wanted to have a piece of the coffee empire, but had to find a way to smuggle some seeds from a coffee country. In disguise, Lieutenant Colonel Palheta was sent to settle a border dispute in France Guiana. This smooth talking Officer found the coffee fortress impregnable, so he found a road of least resistance. That road was none other then the Governor's wife. His plan paid off. At a farewell dinner she presented him with a bouquet with hidden coffee seedlings. From those seeds sprang forth the largest coffee empire ever. By the 1800's Brazil's coffee was no longer a drink for the elite. Everyone was able to partake from this magical drink. Our history lesson has taught us that coffee was meant to be shared the world around.
The 7,500 square feet boutique, named MDreams, carries most of Melissa’s FW2012 collection.
As the pioneer in jelly shoes manufacturing, the brand revolutionised plastic footwear in terms of style and technology. Melissa shoe has worked with high-profile creative talents from various fields such as the Campana Brothers, architect Gaetano Pesce, legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and most recently, with upcoming designers such as Gareth Pugh and Jason Wu, to create fantastic designs using their patented Melflex technology.
Melflex plastic is a hypoallergenic and extremely flexible PVC that is 100% recyclable. Every pair of Melissa’s also comes infused with its signature bubble-gum scent.
As the world expands, Kate Spade's graceful, exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in every category they enter, from handbags to clothing.
Kate Spade New York recently opened a new store at Ion Gallery. Whether it is handbags, accessories, jewelry, shoes, apparel, eyewear, hosier or fragrance. Utility, wit and playful sophistication are the brand's hallmarks.
It all started back in 1993, when Kate Brosnahan, a former accessories editor at mademoiselle, set out to design the sleek, utilitarian handbag she'd been craving for years, but hadn’t been able to find and so began a revolution in the accessories market.
Over time, core values they reinforced by classic shapes and modern graphic elements, establishing a visual shorthand for the iconic American brand.
Today, you are able to find Kate Spade New York women everywhere, with 89 boutiques in Asia, a new flagship in Brazil and distribution in more than 400 doors worldwide.
22 Dempsey is the ultimate dining destination that will meet all your gastronomic needs. The dining venture consists of four different dining concepts in one convenient gourmet villa.
Housed in a colonial structure surrounded by lush gardens and the backdrop of a soothing waterfall, 22 Dempsey is an idyllic escape from the hectic cosmopolitan life, where guests can feel invigorated by a wholesome meal or a refreshing cocktail.
Meat lovers will be thrilled with the quality cuts of meat carved at their tables at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria, while diners of a more vegetarian persuasion will appreciate the garden fresh produce served at the all-vegetarian Beets. Guests desiring a fusion of Eastern and Western delights can savour the cross-continental fare and indulgent desserts at the delightful bistro-style: Addictions, the perfect venue for a laid-back weekend brunch. While patrons who seek a relaxing lounge to enjoy quality live music and knock back a few classic cocktails will find their haven at The Still.
Weather you are vegetarian or a meat lover, 22 Dempsey is the ideal destination to satisfy all your dining cravings.
Always in a rush for that beauty fix and have nowhere to rest and relax with your BFFs or loved ones? Move over quickies! It’s time for a boudoir kind of affair here, at yet another purrrfectly fabulous Pink Parlour outlet, located in the eastern side of Singapore within the vicinity of a brand new boutique hotel, Santa Grand East Coast.
You heard it right. The kitty litters have yet again spread their paws to pimp you proper and get you all ready for that hot date before your big wedding night or even for a quality time spent with your Valentine this February.
They’d like to offer a more targeted group, for example the tourists, to let them know what Singapore has to offer in terms of grooming. Not forgetting their supportive customers, they are also working together with the hotel group to offer exclusive Hens Party packages where they can spend the night htere and enjoy treats from Pink Parlour!
Get your sleepover or staycation plans ready and be sure that you remain gorgeously hair-free and have lots of rebellious goodness when you make your trip worth the while at Pink Parlour Santa Grand! The latest outlet spans across 820 squared meters and offers a Spray Tanning Room, 4 Waxing Rooms, 5 Manicure and Pedicure Seats and a Shower Facility.
Plan your girls’ night out, your very own slumber or hens party for that big day with their Pink Parlour Slumber Party Package!
At Pink Parlour they pay good attention to keeping you groomed, looking gorgeous and feeling awesome. Don’t have what it takes to look fabulous? Experience the art of faking it with Pink Parlour – instant toned abs with glowing, healthy and sunless tan can be achieved with its Organic Spray Tan. Using only trusted brands such as Norvell, Caron and O.P.I, Pink Parlour is the place to be as you pimp up your nails or put on your falsies or having a ball of a time at your own spa party.
The quintessential choice venue when it comes to getting yourself treated like a princess. Packed with a free-flow of the latest Korean hip-hop music and MTV, be sure that the kitty team will keep you entertained as you embark on a purrfectly fabulous beauty journey with them. Drop by and enjoy the ride, while they work the charm.
Churrascaria translated, means a barbeque restaurant in Portuguese.
The atmosphere at Carnivore is fun, relaxed and simple. See knife-wielding passadors (meat waiters) move around the tables, carving freshly grilled meats from large skewers onto diners' plates.
At Carnivore, the meats are marinated with a traditional Brazilian recipe and rotisserie-cooked over open fire till perfection. This place is a must-try for all meat lovers where you can eat all you want at just one price, as much as your heart desires.
Be pampered with an array of meats - beef hump, rib, rump, lamb leg, chicken thigh, chicken heart, fish, pork sausage and many more!
Carnivore @ MBS introduces Rio Tapas Lounge, a new dining concept that provides diners with fusion delicacies served in a delightful Tapas setting. This all-new dining destination is available for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. So gather good friends, get rowdy, and immerse in the atmosphere of Carnivore!
Visitors to Gardens by the Bay at Marina Bay can look forward to seeing 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species and varieties planted on 18 Supertrees, when it opens in June 2012
Standing at between 25 and 50 metres tall, the man-made Supertrees are tough to miss when you pass through the Marina Bay. Starting off with a concrete core, each Supertree will have a canopy weighing about 20 to 85 tonnes.
This will be hoisted by a hydraulic-jack system, taking about three to four hours per tree. Steel frames are then added onto the sides. And for seven of the trees, solar panels will also be added to generate energy that will help power lighting at night. Panels with plants and flowers are then added to complete the picture.
Some of the plants planted on these Supertrees include bromeliads which originate from South America. Others like the tillandsias do not need soil to grow. The plants will come from more than 30 countries including Brazil, Panama, Ecuador and Costa Rica.
They have to be lightweight, they have to be maintainable and hardy, and a great amount of effort has gone into looking for plants that can actually be sustained on this living skin. Visitors can also enjoy the view from a 128-metre-long aerial walkway suspended 22 metres from the ground that will connect two of the Supertrees.
Juggernaut Fight Club brings you the ultimate fight experience, right from the heart of the CBD (Boat Quay).
Juggernaut Fight Club is a premier fight training facility that embraces real fitness. Their tailored programmes will dish out a training menu that will work you physically the way a fighter does.
They will not pander nor pamper as they get you fighting fit - the best shape you’ve ever been.
Led by Arvind The Juggernaut Lalwani, their international team of specialist trainers, bring with them a lifetime of experience and knowledge in technical guidance and physical training.
The five martial disciplines of Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts on offer will allow trainees endless cross-training possibilities as they work on technical skills and physical conditioning.
Juggernaut Fight Club provides nothing less than the Ultimate Fighting Experience.
Meat lovers have a reason to celebrate as they can now enjoy Brazilian churrasco (barbecued meats on skewers) at Clarke Quay. From the land of samba and Mardi Gras, Senor Santos brings a slice of Brazilian life to diners who are feating at the restaurant. Experience authentic Brazilian food, sit back, relax and feel the samba beat. Satisfy your meat cravings with different cuts of meats grilled to perfection by their passadors (professional meat carvers). Beef lovers will love their different cuts of beef from tender and flavourful rump camp, hump, ribs to juice sirloin.
Other delightful must-tried are the tender and juice lamb leg and lamb fillet. White meat lovers can choose to have the tasty chicken or fish fillet. Other grill items include delicious cinnamon pineapple, focaccia and garlic bread. A wide spread of salads and pasta is available at the salad bar where you can help yourself continuously. Head to Senor Santos today and have your fill of meat and salads endlessly and eat to your heart's content.