27 Apr 2016
1. Tea off in style
If you’ve always been more of a tea person than a coffee addict, you’ll be pleased to sip brews at the new 1872 Clipper Tea Co flagship store at Ion Orchard. There’s an in-store tea bar which serves a selection of pastries to pair with your choice of drink, like lemon yuzu éclairs ($7.50) and earl grey truffles ($8.50). Yes, you could say it’s a bit like TWG Tea. On top of standard hot brews, 1872 Clipper specialises in cold brew black teas, which are steeped for over 24 hours with various ingredients to create different iced tea mocktails and milk teas. There is the apple pie ($6.50), brewed with apple slices, cloudy apple juice and cinnamon syrup, as well as lemongrass ginger, brewed with candied ginger and lemongrass syrup. For something richer and sweeter, order the Gula Melaka Tea Latte, made with gula Melaka and cream.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co flagship store is at #B4-07 Ion Orchard, clippertea.com.sg
27 Apr 2016
2. Attend a rooftop gig
Back for the second year is A Rooftop Affair, an acoustic concert held atop your friendly (quaint) neighbourhood mall, myVillage at Serangoon Gardens. Headlining the show this year is YouTube star Greyson Chance, who shot to fame after his school piano performance of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi became a viral hit. Yes, little Greyson Chance is all grown up now, and will be performing new songs, like Hit & Run and Afterlife, in addition to his radio favourites, Unfriend You and Waiting Outside the Lines.
Catch A Rooftop Affair on Jun 18, at myVillage at Serangoon Garden level 3. Spend $90 in nine days at myVillage to redeem one invite; spend $160 in nine days for two invites. For more info, go to http://lnk.to/arooftopaffair.
27 Apr 2016
3. Digitise your doodles
Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set is a must-have for people who still prefer doodling the old-school way (with pen and paper), but love the ease of technology (no, who’s calling you a sell-out?). The set includes the new generation Moleskine Paper Tablet (it looks like a tablet, but it’s made of paper), Pen+ and companion mobile app. Can you write on any paper? You could, but the paper tablet is coded, so its page numbers are recognised for easy archival and retrieval of written data. The Pen+ that you doodle with connects to the app via Bluetooth, and has an infrared camera that recognises the paper tablet, so each pen stroke is recognised real time. Do you always need the app to be on? Nope, as the Pen+ will store the written data onto its internal memory. Yes, this is one awesome pen.
US$199 ($268), from store.moleskine.com