Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fresh and Sweet.

A week more to go before the wedding dinner reception :)
And then it's hip hip hooray !
Am excited about the transitioning of this new phase in life.
I have been so bogged down with the whole wedding planning works over the past few months.

I still remember that when I first got engaged and when we picked our dates, the wedding planning came on full throttle a few months later (wedding fairs, emails after emails, quotation after quotation, and Etsy and Pinterest sure made it a little more harder).

Now all the planning feels 'so yesterday' because now it's execution all the way!

Just yesterday, I officially became a Mrs.
When I woke up yesterday, I was just hoping for the day to end quickly.
But when it was over, I had this whole 'I-wouldn't-mind-doing-this-again-feeling'. Hehe.  The whole process was stressful and gruelling at the same time but it was all well worth it in the end. 

I'll save my grandmother stories and advice for later ;)

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In the meantime, I've always wanted to write about my Hens Day.
I was honestly expecting a girlie session over tea (simple, fuss free and relaxing day)
but little did I know that I would end up in an Art Jamming place!
It was totally unassuming and I really had a superb time.

I can't thank the girls enough and especially my sister for helping to kickstart all the arrangements. She was the mastermind behind it all so I can't thank her enough.
And I know that all the girls (thank you lovelies) who were there all had a part in contributing to the event - by bringing yummy food, setting up the table, taking Polaroid pictures... and even Melly brought home made body shampoo for all as a door gift with personalized name tags! How sweet is that?

So blessed to have great friends.

Before this, the girls were hiding around the place but when I walked in but then they popped out! Hahaha it was so cute.

18SX cupcakes. However, boobs, butts and penis aside, the little details are really nice.

All of us looked like 'professional' painters wearing the apron and painting on canvas. 

WY focusing intensely.

This was the best painting. Hahaha.

I personally like drawing and painting so it was really fun for me :)
Great job with the planning girls! Me love you long time.

Earlier the girls were joking that I had to take back all of their paintings - and mind you, these are paintings of boobs and butts and half naked men.

Can you imagine - my future home will be turned into a Sex Art Museum -_-

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Fountain Restaurant

I didn't intend for my blog posts to be filled with food pictures.

When I first shifted my blog back to this domain, I wanted to try to go back to my old style of writing sh*t / funny stories / memories but I suppose that it's hard to run away from my first love ;)

Arrived early at Fortnum & Mason but it wasn't opened. However, we saw that the restaurant was open and decided to have some breakfast.

They had a cellist serenading the diners. Service here was also top notch.
The breakfast here was good but ordinary. No surprises. Eggs, ham, sausages, the usual.

The Fountain Restaurant would be a perfect place to catch up with my girlfriends over tea. Love  love love the ambience.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Burger & Lobster

Burger & Lobster @ Knightsbridge

It was good - the first few bites of my lobster roll.
But after that, it was damn jelak for me.

The lobster roll bread was really oily though.

Between the lobster roll and grilled lobster, I prefer the latter.

Mike felt that the food here was just - OK.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dinner by Heston

Mike reminded me that we actually visited two 'fine dining' restaurants in London when I declared that I only tried out one restaurant in my earlier post.

However, I personally didn't get that fine dining vibe while dining at dinner by Heston.

Service was good. However, the food didn't meet my expectations. It was good but I just expected so much more given the hefty price.

You have no idea how many food reviews I have read on Dinner by Heston before deciding to make reservations here.

One thing's for sure - the triple cooked chips are overrated.

Thus far, no restaurant has managed to top my dining experience at Vue de Monde. Vue de Monde really sets the bar (at least, for me).

Meat Fruit

Earl Grey Tea Cured Salmon

Roast Iberico Pork Chop

Hereford Ribeye

I can't remember what this was.

Tipsy Cake

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ledbury = Love

Ledbury is one of the highlights of my trip to London.

The pictures will do the talking.

Okay, but before they start talking -
let's just say that I would highly recommend this place if
anybody asked me for fine dining suggestions in London
(which btw, is the ONLY fine dining experience I had in London). LOL.

Yeap, that's bacon my friends :)
Tasted like a mini bacon pau.

Forgot what was this but it was yummy too.

Same comment as the above pic.

This was a pork cutlet, if I can recall which was so good.

Ceviche of hand dived scallops with kohirabi, seaweed oil and horseradish.

A crisp quail's egg with peas, girolles and spring truffle

Scottish Langoustine with asparagus, shiitake and smoked dulse

Roast Sea Bass with brassicas, chopped oysters and sake

I can't express in words how much I loved everything about this except for - 
love love LOVEEEE.

Herdwick lamb with salt baked turnips, padron peppers and wild garlic

Passion fruit souffle with Sauternes Ice Cream

Whipped chocolate caramel with jasmine tea and citrus

Complimentary goodies