3 lifestyle must-dos of the week

This week, support small and medium enterprises, charity ventures and early Christmas shopping

1. Support small and medium enterprises...
1. Support small and medium enterprises...
05 Nov 2015

1. Support small and medium enterprises...

...by eating bacon, buying vintage dresses and spending at hundreds of other merchants.

Did you know that a whopping 99 percent of the businesses in Singapore are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)? Yeah, we didn’t either. Celebrate these businesses and the entrepreneurial folks behind them by buying from, dining at and using services from hundreds of SMEs and get special offers and rewards.

Details and the list of merchants are at www.99sme.sg. On the list is local bacon-centric café Oh My Bacon (7 Dunlop Street, www.omb.sg), where you can sample dishes such as Oomph Shrooms (mushroom soup with a slice of bacon, in pic on right). Quote “99SME” to get a free ice-cream topped with bacon bits with any purchase of a main course during 99%SME Week.

Also on the list is the fab Déjà Vu Vintage (#01-70 Millenia Walk, dejavuvintage.com), where you get 10 per cent off your first vintage dress when you quote “99SME”. Get shopping, stat!
 

2. Lather up with soap that could save your life
2. Lather up with soap that could save your life
05 Nov 2015

2. Lather up with soap that could save your life

October is breast cancer awareness (BCA) month, but the idea is for women to do regular breast self-examinations during all the months of the year. Hence, the LADYSAVER SOAP ($80 for a box of 12). Each sweet rose-shaped bauble contains a little plastic reminder disc to “check breasts”, which is gradually revealed with every shower. They’re produced in collaboration with local artisanal soap-making company Soap Ministry, and profits of these handmade soaps — which contain organic goat’s milk, rose essential oils and vitamin E — go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Available at soapministry.com/bcf/and Soap Ministry at Liang Court.
 

3. Get a head start on all the Christmas-ing
3. Get a head start on all the Christmas-ing
05 Nov 2015

3. Get a head start on all the Christmas-ing

For festive goodies that are a little less of the usual sparkly winter wonderland and a little more quirky-cool, check out KIEHL’S Christmas collab with NYC pop culture artist Peter Max, who has festooned classic Kiehl’s products such the Crème de Corps ($60 -$90), Ultra Facial Cream ($48) and Calendula Toner ($58) with his signature whimsical doodles. Expect trippy circus scenes and psychedelic patterns that are sure to bring good cheer — even if you’re using your body cream in January.

Kiehl’s x Peter Max products and gift sets are available from Nov.
 

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