Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Happy Christmas...until next year!

So, it’s safe to say we’ve had a busy last couple of months, sorting out everyone’s Christmas wishes and presents and we are now looking forward to a break! It’s been a selection of panicked husbands with no idea what to buy… luckily we have guided them and fingers crossed you will all be happy with what you receive - if it’s a Ribbon and Roses goodie... to the totally organised and professional shopper who had it “nailed” at our first Xmas sale back in October. Oh how I wish I was that organised…. MUST learn!

It’s been great doing the fairs and sales from Tanglin school to a law office and private events at home… a real mixture of regular and loyal customers, and lots of new enthusiastic buyers. Thanks for coming!

Exciting news is that we have received in the samples of the next collection which will be ready in January so keep your eyes peeled. Nothing like a post Christmas splurge and something new to wear to celebrate Chinese New Year! Hopefully sitting on a beach, again if you were organised enough to book in advance.

We have pretty star tunics and kaftans to some liberty vintage inspired print dresses, so we hope you will all like them. Everything will be added to the website mid January. Join our mailing list to the be first to know or email info@ribbonandroses.com if you want a heads up when it’s arrived at our office!

The R&R team are now taking a break and will be back with more events, news and products in the New Year so any sales made over Christmas, items will be shipped the first week of January.

I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas!!

Love Ribbon and Roses xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The up and coming East Coast

Sun, sea, sand and shopping, what more could you want on your doorstep. I hear that a few years ago not much was happening on the East Coast of Singapore but now it's pretty up and coming!

The beach is perfect for a run or walking the dog. Walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers have their own designated paths to make things totally accident free...of course, it's Singapore!

You can hire a tandem bike for the bargain price of $8 for 2 hours, and explore all the way up to Changi Airport. You must stop off at one of the best hawker centers I’ve been to, East Coast Lagoon Food Village, for some chicken wings and lime juice. Also next to that is the wake boarding and water skiing lake - not my kind of thing but good for those sport enthusiasts.

The East Coast is famous for its Seafood Centre. But if you are bored with chilli crab and fish head curry you must go to Bruno’s. It has the most amazing pasta and pizza. The service is a bit on the slow side, but its worth the wait, and remember to book as they always get full!

The most recent addition to the area is the 112 Katong Shopping Mall. Everything you need from a wax at Strip, lunch at Din Tai Fung, and an afternoon sleeping in the chairs in Gold Class Cinema...bliss!

There are so many other weird and wonderful local restaurants, shops and places to visit on the East Coast. A trip to the city is a 10 minute taxi ride, and it's only 15 minutes to the airport (and your plane home)…I call that the place to be!

Jules xxx

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