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March 2017

Self-Love Gifts to Celebrate Womanhood – Editor’s Picks

International Women’s Day passed by us last week. What do you mean you didn’t get yourself anything? Go on, celebrate womanhood by taking your pick from our self-love gift guide.


If you ask us, a single day isn’t enough to celebrate the marvels of womanhood. But we definitely  aren’t complaining that there’s a day dedicated to celebrating women all over the world. We think it gives us an excuse (not that we need one, really) to pamper ourselves silly by indulging in some self-love. So if you haven’t already treated yourself to something nice, our self-love gifting guide could help you along. Cheers to womanhood!

For The Fashionista

Seed Women’s Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection

If you’re all about details when it comes to fashion, Seed Heritage’s Women AW17 Collection is definitely for you. Details lead the way in this season’s essential style code. The collection features a minimal palette with a monochrome base coupled with eye-catching highlights throughout. Think lace accents, ruffles and pleats which are amped up with a play on proportions for a stylish and impressionable outfit.

Give your favourite feminine top and skirt ensemble a tough edge by wearing them with a cropped biker jacket. Or look to leg lengthening black jeans paired with a chic bell-sleeved top for a laid-back Bohemian look. Speaking of Bohemian, the AW17 Collection also has long-sleeved cotton dresses and blouses with textured fabrications, ethnic embroidered accents and highlights in scarlet for the fashionista in you to go gaga over.

The Seed Women’s AW17 Collection is now available at the Seed VivoCity store.

(See also: Diaper Bags for Fashionista Mums!)

Melissa x Beauty and The Beast Collection

This March, eco-friendly Brazilian footwear label Melissa presents a collection inspired by a fairytale as old as time. Based on one of the most highly anticipated Disney films of 2017, step into the enchanting world of the iconic Beauty and The Beast with this range of shoes suitable for you as well as your little princess. You know what that means – you both can sport adorable matchy-matchy footwear when you head out on the weekends!

The collection incorporates key elements of the celebrated story into its designs. From The Enchanted Rose to the lovable Mrs Potts, you’ll find the beloved characters and iconic symbols from The Beauty and The Beast woven into and immortalised on these charming shoes.

The Melissa x Beauty and The Beast Collection will be available at all MDREAMS boutiques, selected retailers, and online from 14 March 2017 onwards. Prices range from SGD $95 – $140.

(See also: Choose The Right Footwear to Support Your Pregnancy)

For The Globetrotter

Book a Stay at Shinta Mani Club in Siem Reap

Ready to reward yourself with a break from the hustle and bustle of life in the city? Shinta Mani Club in Siem Reap, a 39-room luxury boutique hotel has launched a package for families to explore the wonders that the Cambodian town has to offer. The 4D3N Family Experience Package allows you to go on exciting excursions around Siem Reap while saving up to 25% of regular rates. Highlights include a Market Tour followed by a cooking class and lunch, a half-day tour of Tonle Sap Lake, oxcart riding, a full-day tour of the Angkor Complex and a Phare The Cambodian Circus performance.

Travelling periods and prices per pax: 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017 – USD $1280++, 1 April to 31 September 2017 – USD $1100++

Terms and conditions apply. Make your bookings by emailing [email protected] or call +855 63 761 999 to book the Family Experience Package.

Unwind with The Family in Bali This March School Holidays

The March school break has already started. If you’ve been thinking of where to head for a short getaway to pamper yourself and keep your little ones entertained at the same time, look no further. Ayana Resort & Spa Bali and RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by Ayana are offering families 50% off their second room booking with the promo code: FAMILY. Fret not if you can’t make time for a trip this March break – this promotion is valid for stays till 23 December 2017!

How will you get some alone time with the hubby at either resort? By dropping your little ones off at the Kids Club (below), of course! The club is well-equipped with a trampoline, mini cinema, billiards table, and a games room complete with a PlayStation 4. There’s also a Balinese immersion programme which allows children to play dress-up in traditional Balinese costumes, plant trees, make crafts and play traditional games – all while you work on that tan by the poolside!

Reservations can be made through the respective hotels by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]. Terms and conditions apply.

(See also: 5 Amazingly Family-Friendly Villas in Bali The Kids Won’t Want to Leave!)

For The Entrepreneur

kikki.K’s Felt Collection

Whether you’re already an established businesswoman or a young millennial ready to take the world by storm, you’ll need to take charge of your days by getting organised. kikki.K’s brand new Felt Collection can help you with that. Featuring a unique felt cover and stylish perforated details, the Personal Planner ($59.90) is perfect for managing your schedule, tasks, priorities, goals, inspirations, notes and more. Take notes in style with the Leather A4 Compendium ($74.90) or bring your workspace on the move with the classic Laptop Bag ($119.90).

Frequent traveller? Stay organised on your next trip with the Slim Tote Bag ($89.90) or Travel Wallet ($49.90). Combining form and function, the tote bag has lots of room for your daily essentials while the sleek wallet comes with multiple compartments for your tickets, passport, cards and more. You’ll always have everything you need on hand!

The Felt Collection is now available at kikki.K outlets at ION Orchard, Raffles City and online. All prices stated are in SGD.

For The Domestic Goddess

Bake Better with The LG NeoChef Microwave Oven

What sets apart LG’s NeoChef from other microwave ovens out there, you ask? Its Smart Inverter technology allows you to prepare a wider variety of dishes with better results as it ensures even heating and quick defrosting. The NeoChef’s hexagonal turntable offers increased stability with its six points of support, hence preventing the spillage of food that hasn’t been positioned properly in the centre.

You can also watch the entire cooking process with the energy-efficient interior LED lamp that is three times brighter than conventional models. And there’s no need to be put off by the post-baking cleanup. The NeoChef’s Anti-Bacterial EasyClean coating makes cleaning its interior effortless! Ready to be the hostess with the mostess?

The LG NeoChef Microwave Oven comes in three models: 25L solo unit ($299), 25L grill unit ($399), and 39L convection unit ($969) and is now available at Audio House, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store and other authorised LG retailers. All prices stated are in SGD.

(See also: Getting Started with Homemade Freezer Meals)

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Self-Love Gifts to Celebrate Womanhood – Editor’s Picks