Friday, January 27, 2017

Year of the Red Fire Rooster

Tonight we usher in the Chinese New Year and this year its the  火 
anybody missing the association to bloody turkey...

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My recommended dish is 紅糟, usually eaten as mee sua, it's served in my home as a dinner dish to be eaten with rice. Good Luck getting hong zhao as its not sold in stores.

My mom made her pineapple tarts as usual. Couple of extra ones made from blueberry jam we had in the fridge.

Pantone colour of the year is Greenery. Red and Green reminds me of Christmas. 

During Chinese New Year we usually exchange food gifts with family and neighbors, like my mom's pineapple tarts.

Lately, the trend has been luxury gifts and I think it's because of Valentine's Day coinciding with CNY. So I switched to gifts as well新年快乐!

1 floral arrangement totally appropriate for this festive season, Majestic Rooster from Far East Flora $188.

Some recommendations for Valentine's Day that I would like to receive myself ;)

Simple present for simple girls, Single Premium Red Rose $49.90 by Far East Flora

My personal fave, Sweet Fortune $84.90 by Far East Flora

Updated traditional classic, Pictures of Love $170.72 by Angel Florist

Ikebana inspired, Flowers Zenith $148 by Online Florist

Small table arrangement for your real home, Roses Bloom $58.85 by Orchard Florist

Bigger purple arrangement for your real home, Inspiration $115.56 by Orchard Florist

The red amaryllis looks like 喜, CNY Blossom $94.16 by Orchard Florist

Big table arrangement, OD 10 Tua Huat $308.16 by Orchard Florist

Big hand bouquet, V Day Forever Love $399 by

Loving this Expat style, Tidings of Peace $97.20 and more by XpressFlower
Euro classic style, Angelic $249 by Flowers Flowers
Again Euro classic style, Always by your Side $220 by Flowers Flowers

Oranges basket $60 by Singapore Florist

Fresh Carnations and Pussy willow $98 by Singapore Florist

Artificial Peonies and Anthurium $138 by Singapore Florist

Artificial Peonies with Fortune Cat $98 by Singapore Florist

Petite and fresh, CNY Abundance $88 by Little Flower Hut

Compact and vibrant, CNY Blessings $148 by Little Flower Hut

Pineapple-like arrangement, Fresh & Silk flowers $72.76 by Joaquim Florist
Latest trend of cartoon character bouquets, Hello Kitty Bouquet $189 by 24Hrs City Florist

Pineapple basket of oranges, Fortune Gold $60 by Hummings

Bright and buoyant, Everlasting Fortune $88 by Hummings

Friday, January 20, 2017

Red Ring Treasures x CNY clothes


Red Ring Treasures is located at Wisma Atria or Toa Payoh HDB hub and serves a really delicious chicken chop noodle. The menu is varied and includes fish/pork/squid/chicken fried cutlets with horfun/noodles/rice. Side dishes are changed every now and then so you get like wantons, paper wrapped chicken, croquettes, onion blossom etc.

My mom and I were at Toa Payoh ordering new stuff from Courts, its the new year so we needed some new things like beds, washing machine and so on. Along the way we passed by shops selling CNY T-shirts that we all love soo much.

Recognizable sports brands have started putting out Chinese New Year collections every year and this year there's Timberland assortment, Adidas originals readies (classic) and tubular radial (modern) sneakers, Nike retro Air Jordons with gold embellishments and Air Force 1 with jade touches. 

Converse all black collection. Or you can get anything from Le Coq Sportif  with its rooster emblem, there is a wider selection to choose from and I did get some neon coloured belts from there before.

Pandora has a new charm this CNY, the dancing's too cute.

The Peak magazine recommends these watches:
Piaget on painted wings
Vaucheron Constantin holiday carvings
Chopard triple threat

Bottega Veneta has come up with a Rooster 2017 charms collection. It's notoriously difficult to get and no word on pricing.

Longchamp has a 3 piece collection for this CNY, featuring a cartoon rooster.

Swatch releases a CNY zodiac animal watch every year.

For more CNY 2017 items visit AsiaTatler.