What Generation X Wants The Generation X (ages 34-54) consumer's habits have been tough to pin down. A generation at ease with the pre-Internet era yet comfortable in the Internet age, their habits are a blend of the old and new. The typical Gen X consumer is discerning, having been brought up by a generation that emphasised financial responsibility, yet has reached the stage of the life cycle where extravagant expenditure is both financially possible and is also supported by peer pressure. This leads to a tension between responsibility and luxury expenditure. With information garnered from a comprehensive Brand Alliance survey in...Last modified on
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Dolce Gusto, Oblo Whether you're a student or a working adult, some mornings you pull yourself out of bed and all you want is a good cup of coffee. We all know the feeling - the need for a caffeine shot that will set the world right again, putting you in the right mindset for the rest of the day. The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo is here to save your mornings. Far more convenient than your friendly neighbourhood barista, it dispenses a wide range of beverages both cold and hot, right from the comfort of your home. Dolce Gusto...Last modified on
About Manhattan Bar's Brunch First of all, I would like to emphasize there will be no Princess Cut offered at this brunch. And yes you should be a little bit agonized at this piece of news. But fret not! What I’m about to introduce to you will make cheer you back up pronto. TSL’s never done a complete brunch guide. But if there were one, the Manhattan Brunch - brunch with a punch - would definitely be in there. Here’s why. From the welcome drinks to the dessert spread, and every other decadent, delicious food offering in between, this is...
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Myths about blogging in Singapore Many things come to mind when you hear the word "blogger". I hear 2 pieces of criticism often: A blogger shouldn't be classified a blogger just because he/she owns a blog People consider themselves models because they pose in front of cameras, and photographers because they own DSLRs I'm not sure how people define "blogger" nowadays. I guess you are a blogger if you share content with your readers regularly and really DO own a blog - the only difference is whether you consider yourself a "celebrity blogger". Some people think that blogging is an...
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About Salt Grill & Sky Bar The cuisine at Salt Grill is quintessentially Australian with bursts of Asian influence that appeal even to the fussiest eater. Owner Luke Mangan heads several award winning restaurants in the region, including the chef’s hat restaurant glass brasserie in Sydney. Having lived in Sydney for four years and hearing so much about the glass brasserie, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to try the food for myself and check out their newly renovated interior and spring menu. Perched at the top of ION Orchard, the restaurant's new makeover boasts a private dining area on...Last modified on
About Momiji Shabu Shabu Whenever I go for steamboat buffets, the first thing I look out for is the cleanliness of the restaurant and the variety of dishes. I was expecting much when I stepped into Momiji at the at the top of Shaw Balestier - an old heartland mall that has seen better years. But the spanking new Momiji was spotless and with 100 free-flow items to choose from, the variety was enormous. The Food at Momiji Momiji has over 100 dishes on display, categorised nicely into different sections such as meats, vegetables and pre-cooked food. Yes, forget the...Last modified on
About Nuvo Marina Square has recently revamped itself with a new gourmet wing, where several restaurants with novel concepts have erupted. It becomes clear Marina Square has taken great care in selecting its tenants, because you will not find large chain restaurants in this wing. I recently brought my date to the Prosecco buffet brunch (SGD$40++ per pax) at Nuvo, a new promising restaurant tucked at the very end of the wing. Access to the restaurant is also possible via the scenic boardwalk along building. Nuvo prides itself as a contemporary Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant. Helmed by Chef Mark Richards of...Last modified on
About M2 Academy Learning to connect the dots is one of the first things we learn as toddlers. It is funny, then, that we forget how to do just that as we grow up. Educational professionals now go through unnecessary dots while looking for the easiest path between dots 1 and 2. 1. It's right in the city M2 Academy, located in the heart of Orchard, is bucking the trend. Mark Coggins, the CEO, knows what he’s good at (education) and focuses on just that - everything about M2 Academy is structured to focus on the educational needs...
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About Kitchen Table Kitchen Table is W Singapore's all-day dining restaurant, helmed by Sydney native Matthew Woolford, who's been with Starwood Hotels Since 2003. They usually serve up Western dominated buffets. But on 16 August and 20 September, The Kitchen Table will be hosting a unique social dining experience called “Get Together at The Chef’s Table”. Yes, communal dining has come to W Singapore. And this menu will feature reinterpreted versions of Singaporean favourites for 9 pax only, on the third Saturday of the month - 16 of August and 20 of September. The Menu At "The Chef's Table" Priced at $50++ per pax,...
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