University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

It is a luxury to have a porte cochere or a drive-through archway, for a city centre hotel, but that’s what University Arms in Cambridge is all about. This hotel reopened its door in 2018, after a £80m renovation led by Queen’s architect, John Simpson and Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. It is now part of the Autograph Collection – the luxury boutique hotels arm … Continue reading University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

Christmas market and more in Bruges, Belgium

It is that time of the year again, where the heart of romantic Bruges is turned into a joyous and merry Christmas 🎄 Market. We made our 1st visit last year and have been eager to come back since. As Bruges is only 115km from Calais Eurotunnel, it is a manageble drive on Friday evening after work and you will wake up in this beautiful … Continue reading Christmas market and more in Bruges, Belgium

Winter weekend drive to Lille, France

Located 115km or 1.5 hours from Calais, Lille is great destination for a short weekend driving road trip from London. It is known as the “Capital of Flanders” and the Flemish influence on architecture, design and art are well preserved in the old town. Travel Tips: A stroll at Parc de la Citadelle and Lille Zoo We started the weekend in Lille with an hour … Continue reading Winter weekend drive to Lille, France

Road trip weekend in Bay of Somme, France

What better way to spend the weekend of Remembrance Day (11th November) than to sneak in a road trip to Somme in France. Somme is the setting for numerous battles in World War I. It is also a great place for nature hikes, casual meandering in quaint villages as well as outdoor activities like land sailing, canoeing and riverpath cycling. Somme is 111km or about … Continue reading Road trip weekend in Bay of Somme, France

Savouring Venetian cicchetti in the heart of London

Having been introduced to the cicchetti in Venice (click here to read about my trip), we went hunting for it back in London on Halloween night. Cicchetti, or Italian or Venetian tapas are delicious small dishes of culinary obession savoured with friends over a glass of wine or spritz. Our craving was satisfyingly met at San Carlo’s Cicchetti on Piccadilly. A simple dish where the … Continue reading Savouring Venetian cicchetti in the heart of London

Romantic wonders in the city of love, Venice

Beautiful, romantic, mesmerising….flattering words to describe one of the most visited city in the world, but they are all true. Fall in love all over again with the wonder of travels in the city of love. Here are my Top Travel Tips: 1. Go in October – You will appreciate and enjoy Venice much more. The overcrowding from the peak summer months has subside, the … Continue reading Romantic wonders in the city of love, Venice

blue glazed terracotta plant flower pot

Blue Glazed Terracotta Pot For My Little Cactus

Loving the new plant pot I bought from Anthropologie for my little cactus. I bought the mini-sized one for £6.00, which I thought was pretty good value. It is handmade and handpainted glazed terracotta. It comes in 5 other sizes according to their website: Mini: 8 cm H, 13 cm diameter Tumbler: 13 cm H, 10 cm diameter Low Wide: 9.5 cm H, 20 cm … Continue reading Blue Glazed Terracotta Pot For My Little Cactus

Legendary Hong Kong – Casual Cantonese in Jurong

Legendary Hong Kong is a simple Hong Kong-styled restaurant or Cha Chan Teng as it is commonly known in Hong Kong. It managed to bring together the best of such a place and executed it brilliantly in Singapore. The food is top notch, the prices are affordable,  the service is efficient and the place is clean. The simple metal framed chairs, tightly arranged tables, mosaic … Continue reading Legendary Hong Kong – Casual Cantonese in Jurong

Kaiho Sushi – Good Japanese with a Mismatched Price

I am finally at Cuppage Plaza to check out some Japanese restaurants. I have heard that there are many hidden gems tucked in this old-school shopping complex. There is nothing much here apart from Japanese restaurants and Japanese KTVs (adult karaoke joints). Kaiho Sushi, on the 3rd floor, wasn’t quite what I expected to find. It looks like your average basic Japanese restaurant with its … Continue reading Kaiho Sushi – Good Japanese with a Mismatched Price

Keng Eng Kee Salted Egg Yolk Crab KEK Best Crab

Keng Eng Kee – Best Salted Egg Yolk Crab Ever

If you are looking for salted egg yolk crab then you should definitely be heading to Keng Eng Kee Seafood (or KEK) in Alexandra Village. The salted egg yolk sauce is divine. It is rich and flavoursome. The balance of richness and fragrance from melted butter, the saltiness from salted egg yolk and the wholesomeness of evaporated milk make this a sauce to die for. Luckily … Continue reading Keng Eng Kee – Best Salted Egg Yolk Crab Ever