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Greek Blues

As Greece teeters on the brink of default on its debt and many ponder the possible fall-out of the Eurozone and the fate of the euro, some say perhaps it’s time to let Greece go. At Blu Kouzina, we found ourselves succumbing to a different form of let-go. Continue reading

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Westvleteren 12: The Greatest Beer on Earth

As someone known for being fussy about beer, you could say I know my lagers from my lambics. So it might surprise you that one way to stump me whilst I’m pontificating about the beauty of a well-constructed craft beer would be to ask the question: “So what’s the best beer in the world?”. I would probably have responded in one of the following three ways: (1) Waffle my way out by claiming that there is no such thing because there is no basis for comparison between the diverse and myriad styles of beer; (2) Divert the question by naming my desert-island top 10 beers; and (3) Just look at you really long and hard to try and make you feel very uncomfortable and a bit daft. Continue reading

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Art Plural Gallery

It was with great anticipation that I joined Jack and Friends at Art Plural Gallery. Owned by a Swiss couple from Geneva, the four-storey heritage building opposite The Substation is a treasure trove of artworks. From the sketches of esteemed Columbian Fernando Botero to the gripping works of renowned American Julian Schnabel, promising Indian artists and even the sensuous forms of Karim Rashid’s designs, you will be excited to uncover the visual delights each floor promises.
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Peek-ture Perfect!

A good friend recently lamented that she has fallen out of love with photography. Because we have all been spoilt rotten by digital cameras.

Unlike digital photography where shooting can be mindless, gratification instant and mistakes covered up and transformed into art, it takes a true devotee to capture on film the perfect moment. Analogue film photography is a journey, of discipline, of conviction, of timing, of patience, of skill and sometimes of luck. It’s thinking; it’s set-up. Without thought, not only do you spend the film, you lose the moment. One of the beauties of film photography is the hope, faith and anticipation of fruition while waiting for the roll of film to return. Sometimes the results surprise but always, they are well worth the wait. Continue reading

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Gogorama

Gogorama.

A squiggle of a name…electrifying with the suggestion of scintillating ladies in high heels and red lips. The Gogorama art.design.illustration café shares its name with an infamous American strip-joint, but the only wanton displays of seduction are its moist desserts that warrant adultery. Continue reading

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Jack’s Rehab at AA

Absinthe Artisan that is.

Located on the second floor of a shop house in Boat Quay, the intimate and sexy space is home to Absinthe Artisan, Singapore’s very first boutique absinthe bar. The bar offers a wide range of handcrafted absinthe cocktails with at least 22 types of absinthe that can also be prepared via the traditional ritual of La Louche. Continue reading

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Fixing our Japan withdrawals at Rakuichi Dempsey

Despite being frequent visitors of the Dempsey enclave, we had never been to Rakuichi – until last week. Tucked away (too) discreetly across the road from La Forketta, Rakuichi is a gem worth seeking out if you’re in the area and craving some fantastic Japanese food.

Sitting up at the counter, we had front row view of the gorgeous fresh seafood on offer including scallops, red ark shell clams, mackerel and some seriously eye-catching kinki. Continue reading

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Zenato Wine Dinner at Basilico

We recently attended the Zenato wine dinner hosted by Ponti Wine Cellars at Basilico, the Italian restaurant at The Regent Singapore famed for its Italian buffet. Zenato Winery is located in San Benedetto di Lugana, on the gentle hills surrounding the southern part of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Zenato is one of the most renowned wineries in the wine producing region of Lugana, having been credited for putting the Lugana appellation on the wine map, with their successful range of whites made from local grape variety Trebbiano di Lugana. Continue reading

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L’esprit de l’eau by BergerCardi

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of attending the official opening of Frederic BergerCardi’s solo exhibition titled “L’esprit de l’eau” – The spirits of water – at Oasis Gallery located on the ground floor of a conservation shophouse on Amoy Street. It was the French scientist cum artist’s inaugural solo exhibition and what a remarkable start it was for the talented Frenchman. Continue reading

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Cumi Bali, Singapore

Since we moved in to the neighbourhood, everyone who has dropped in to visit us has been raving about Cumi Bali. So when we had some downtime last Sunday evening, we decided to try out this much loved family-style restaurant along Tanjong Pagar Road. Continue reading

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