In the second part of our 100th item celebration, PicnicSunday Vintage is having a giveaway! We have 2 beautiful scarves sourced here in the States up for grabs, so 2 winners as well! To join, click here to head over to our facebook page now:
You have to have ‘liked’ PicnicSunday Vintage’s fb page to enter this contest. Then do 1 or as many of the following to earn +1 chances to win 2 beautiful vintage scarves (2 winners!) I acquired here in the States:
1. Like AND Comment on the contest post (link), tell me anything! (your fav item in the shop, why you wear vintage etc.) +1
2. Post on our facebook page, “Join PicnicSunday Vintage’s 100th item celebration scarf giveaway! http://www.facebook.com/picnicsunday” +1
3. Like AND comment on your fav item in our albums SOLD or 2012 NEW IN in facebook, will count as 1 entry if multiple entries are found +1
4. Share the facebook giveaway post on your wall (Remember! It must be shared to public for me to view) +1
5. Follow us on Instagram at @neoweiling and tag a pic of an item from us or take a pic of our site/fb etc. and tag it with #picnicsundayvintage or/and tag my nick @neoweiling +1
The 2 winners will be drawn at random in 2 weeks and announced on our facebook page, and each winner will be mailed 1 of the scarves. Email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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My sister’s good friend Shenn recently opened a new cafe and vintage furniture shop in Bukit Timah, called Carpenter and Cook. So my sister brought us there for a visit and it was a really really nice place! It was packed that weekend, as it was their 2nd week open and they had quite a bit of press about them so far.
Carpenter and Cook is not just a cafe, they also sell vintage furniture and do party planning! The place is decorated with vintage furniture that’s for sale, and the place is packed with lovely pieces and details all over:
We ordered a bunch of pastries from their display, and they were all very yummy! Dylan attacked the strawberry tart while we had the savoury Olive and Sundried Tomato Brioche:
The passionfruit tart was one of everyone’s favourite and we all rounded it off refreshing lemonades. Will definitely be heading back if we ever get the car!
After the mini meal, we decided to hope by Jiaqi’s Uncle’s shop Nylon Coffee Roasters to see it and have a cup of coffee. We’re not big coffee drinkers, but it tasted great, they have a great set up going on down in Everton Park, a really cosy place to have a coffee and have a chat with the owners.
It was a great day visiting 2 lovely new places to chill out and have a drink or some yummy pastries. Hope we can head back soon!
Carpenter and Cook
19 Lorong Kilat #01-06
Nylon Coffee Roasters
4 Everton Park #01-40
PicnicSunday has had some milestones lately, our 1st birthday, a wedding and a big move to USA (hopefully this means more great vintage) coming on up! We apologise for the absence and lack of updates but we’re back in full force now. And the best way to celebrate everything and kick start our revival with a great clearout sale! We gotta make way for more fab vintage pieces to put into the shop, so head on down to the shop for almost everything, heavily discounted!
Click here to hop on over now!
It sounds quite obsessive that I’ve been to Group Therapy 3 times in the last month! An old friend brought me there, and I started suggesting this quaint cafe everytime I met different groups of people, and trying as much of the menu I can. The nice thing about this place is that it has a menu with its staples (poached eggs, pies, 4-layer carrot cake etc) but has some changes every week. I haven’t managed to snap a photo of everything my friends and I have tried there, but here is a quick snapshot of some of it:
One of their most mentioned dishes online is their Poached Eggs (with thick toast, smoked salmon, gruyere, hollandaise). It’s simply delish! One of the best hollandaise I’ve tried, and not to mention the thick toast which was soft and fluffy. All the components blended well together to form yummy bites, and we couldn’t stop eating. Make sure to break the yolks early if you want it runny. The only drawback was it was a little heavy and rich with the sauce, but can be taken back a bit by putting some of it to the side.
We also had the Salmon sandwich, it was alright, sufficient and good enough, but I loved the couscous side salad, and came back subsequent times wanting more of the side salad, as weird as that sounds!
To end off one of our lunches, we had their much talked about Belgian Waffle with all the fixings. Very yummy, and very generous with the fruit and ice cream, prepare to share as its too much to eat after a meal there.
I’ve tried a bunch of other stuff here too, and I have no complaints about any of them. I highly recommend Group Therapy, its a great place to hang out and spend hours without feeling the pressure to get moving, and great food and drinks (too bad I’m not a big coffee drinker so I can’t help much there). Just do note that it’s only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday, so do make a note to drop by for brunch or lunch if you are on leave!
49 Duxton Road
I’ve never been a big fan of Coach, but I’ve been a fan of the blog blushing ambition for a while now, and her photos. In many of her photos, shes carrying a sling coach bag, which I assumed it was vintage. When I was in USA and on etsy, I always keep a look out for these vintage coach sling bags, but the quality/price/colour is never a perfect fit (ie. good quality but high price and non ideal colour).
However, I started beginning to notice that this range of bag was called the Coach Willis Bag, so it made it easier to search, but I also found out that Coach has made a collection called Coach Classics, remaking and reissuing all the classic bags of yesteryear. And I would actually be happy to carry most of the leather bags on this page.
Best of all, they remade the Willis, and I ordered it almost immediately, and of course in British Tan. Yum! Best of both worlds, a vintage remake with all the colours available at a good price as well. I actually love a lot of the other remakes as well and would love to get my hands on them, but the Willis will do for now! Even though I’ve a bit slow on the curve, I just had to blog about these great vintage remakes Coach was doing, as you may not see these beauties for a long time after this season’s over.
Every restaurant week, hubby tan and my friends always aim to try 2 or 3 places. We booked La Cicala (a Spanish restaurant) with the girls and Brassarie Wolf for just us two. Both are non-starred restaurants, meaning lunch was $25++ and dinner at $35++. Brassarie Wolf’s dinner menu seemed very promising:
So, we just ordered one of everything so we could try it all.
The bread with Echire butter was really good but that’s probably because we were really hungry. So first up, the starters! The size of the foie gras almost gave me an instant heart attack but it was cooked really well, and went great with the accompanying salad. The portobello mushroom salad with goats cheese was very tasty and refreshing with the greens. Have to say the foie gras was a little too much for 1 to stomach though.
The mains did not disappoint either. The chicken was tender and mash so smooth and tasty. The sauce was a bit too tasty for us though, but I think that’s just the french style not suiting us singaporean taste buds. The red snapper on the risotto was the real star though, the fish was delicious all the way through, and the risotto addictively creamy and cheesy.
The desserts were kind of a let down, just ice cream presented a little fancy, but I’ve had much better profiteroles and baked alaska everywhere else. But we were so full from the previous courses it didn’t matter, it was just nice to have some refreshing ice cream.
Overall, it was a great restaurant week menu, especially the value it presented for a non-starred restaurant, the courses were hearty and delicious. Good one to try for the next restaurant week for sure!
80 Mohamed Sultan Road
The Pier at Robertson #01-13
Tel: 6835 7818
When we read about coastal settlement in 8 days, we earmarked it to make sure to try it out one day since it was in the east, living in Tanah Merah and all. A few weeks ago, we tried to make a reservation on a Friday evening, and it being fully booked, it made us want to go all the more haha. So last week on my sisters birthday, we made earlier arrangements, and got a table of 7 for a Saturday night!
Upon arrival, it had a really small carpark, so opt for the free valet parking, the one lane outside meant if more than 1 car needs valet, it holds up the whole street. But that’s not a big deal, just the Singaporean drivers honking impatiently behind us. The first impression was pretty good, with the old school decor (chairs and tables), gardens, vintage Volkswagen beetles all over.
Inside, the atmosphere hits you full on with a live singing acoustic duo and the vintage decor continues, with Vespas, retro furniture, and knick knacks strewn all over the place. I have to say I was impressed with the look and feel of the place, it was really nice!
The place was packed with people, so definitely get a reservation if you’re in a big group. We ordered a ton of food but only snapped a few pics of the highlights. (Pictured) The truffle fries wasn’t too gasoliney tasting and was very very addictive, though some of my family found it a bit too salty for their tastes. The salad was pretty good as well, but the real highlight was the Wagyu Beef and Mushroom Pizza, we ate 1 and half of that flavour cause it was so good! Tender pieces of beef, and a mixture of different mushrooms, brought together with sauce that made the pizza very tasty. That pizza is a definite must try!
And to end it all off, here’s a random picture of my lovely brother tasting the weird almost radioactive looking retro f&n that came with the kids meal. But Coastal Settlement is a great place to hang out and chill, the food prices mirror a place like P.S. Cafe, so its not a place you can go too often. Great food, great ambiance in a not-so-secret getaway in the east.
The Coastal Settlement is at:
200, Netheravon Road
Hi friends of PicnicSunday!
There’s been some changes recently with PicnicSunday Vintage, and we hope you will be happy with them!
First, its a permanent sale section! Our festive sale did so well and our store inventory is building up, so we’ve decided to move our older items to a SALE section, click the image below to see the items on sale now:
Secondly, the latest vintage pieces will not be released in collections, but more frequently with more focus on each lovely piece. So do remember to check in on PicnicSunday Vintage more often and like us on facebook to get instant updates in your newsfeed once the item is in the store.
Like us on facebook now to know when the latest pieces are updated in the store, and I hope these changes make for a better PicnicSunday! Have a great week guys and thanks for the support!
I don’t really shop at Uniqlo except for underwear and winter essentials, but I was mucking about in Vivocity a week ago waiting for hubby Tan, and being a sucker for vintage and bright prints, I was instantly drawn to the new collaboration uniqlo have with Orla Kiely! I’ve always loved Orla Kiely’s prints, but always felt her stuff was a bit pricey, so a uniqlo collaboration is perfect for the pockets! I grabbed everything I liked and made a dash for the changing room:
I ended up with the red dress (pockets sucked me in!) and a the blue sleeveless top which I can’t wait to wear tucked into a skirt! There’s quite a crazy variety of prints in tops, scarves and blouses available, so do drop by Uniqlo today!
AboutPicnic Sunday blog is run by Wei Ling, the owner of Picnic Sunday Vintage where I post upcoming Picnic Sunday news, promotions and also anything and everything that catches my fancy. Feel free to contact me at weiling[at]picnicsunday[dot]com, I love receiving mail!
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