Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2015

Singapore International Jewelry Expo is back! This time, the 4-day event is the biggest show to date, spanning over 8,000 square meters. Expect to be dazzled by troves of diamonds and gemstones by 200 exhibitors from 26 countries, worth US$150 million.

The event is held at Marina Bay Sands and offers consumers splendid and affordable jewellery ranging from S$259 to S$15,000, crafted by talented jewelers from Singapore, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and more.

The highlight is a remarkably rare 950-ct natural unheated Burmese ruby rough.

950-ct Carat Burmese Ruby Rough

Other noteworthy pieces are DeGems “Pinncale the Ocean” (S$2 million), a 38-ct unheated luscious Burmese Sapphire, set against diamond-embellished blackened gold ring…

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and IVY Masterpiece‘s diamond necklace (S$600,000), constructed with a string of stunning  white diamonds, and accentuated with a 5.06-ct pear shaped centrepiece.

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Jewelry and gem lovers will be treated to a series of talks conducted by industry experts on gemstones, jewelry, fashion and trends.

SIJE 2015 will be held from 2nd-5th July at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Halls A & B. Opening times for 2nd to 4th July is from 11.30am-8.30pm and for 5th July 11.30am to 7pm. Admission is free.

Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2015
Marina Bay Sand Singapore
Expo & Covention Centre, Halls A & B


Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie

Bali’s equivalent of Singapore’s Antoinette, Angelita Tea Salon and Patisserie, in soft Tiffany blue and white wall panels, is every bit French. Once we stepped in, we were wowed by its abundance of charm, plus dazzling display of glistening pastries and bread.



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Alila Villas Uluwatu: The Villa

My final blog post on Alila Villas Uluwatu is on the one bedroom pool villa. Although we made a request for villas on the 4 level, which was the highest, we were assigned to villas on the second level. The view wasn’t good; all we could see was the roofs of the villas on the first level, not even a glimpse of the Indian Ocean. Our butler informed us that villas on level 4 would be available in a couple of hours, so we waited and it was soooo worth it.

Transportation arrived in the form of buggies, which hauled our luggage (and us) to our villas. My in laws stayed in 402 while hubby and I in 406. 401 is the wedding villa. You get a better view of the sunrise the closer you are to the wedding villa.

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The Dispensary

We visited The Dispensary during lunchtime on a Saturday and were surprised how quiet it was. We welcomed this scene; after a tiring work week, all we want for the weekend is peace and yummy food, without having to hustle for it.


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Galaxy Nails by GeNails

Back again at GeNails to decorate my talons! I requested for Galaxy nails, a design that caught my eye during my previous visit. Jeanne recently acquired this new technique from top Nail instructor in Japan, Ms Yoko Matsuda.

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There’s no short of pleasing cafes in Lavender, but AEIOU deserves mention for its unique vintage atmosphere and Avocado Coffee. Located on King George’s avenue, it’s easy to miss the cafe as the previous occupant’s signboard still remains at the front facade, which confuses first time visitors (yeap, guilty here). Do take a mental snapshot of the picture below lest you get lost.

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Alila Villas Uluwatu: The Resort

Alila Villas Uluwatu resort is unlike any other. For one, its location is exceptional-perched gracefully on steep limestone cliffs, offering breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean. Service is excellent too, we felt pampered from the beginning to the end of our stay

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