From organic baby puffs to floral home decor, fun Zoom cooking lessons for kids & helpers to new food deliveries by Din Tai Fung, Breadtalk and M&S, here’s what’s new this June
New month, new finds! Fun stuff continues to pop up despite current uncertainties due to COVID-19, so we’re glad there are ways for us to safely break out of our boredom from the comfort of home.
There’s a new organic baby food brand on the block and they’re proudly homegrown! Plus, we’ve got lots of foodie news with deliveries by some of our favourite F&B (dim sum delivery, anyone?), new style picks for mamas and kids, online resources for at-home kids’ entertainment and even doggy-themed Zoom backgrounds for your next e-meeting (that go to a great cause!).
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for June 2020!
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If you’re looking for healthy snacks for kids, local baby food brand Little Blossom’s range of organic baby puffs are all natural and contain no added sugar, salt or preservatives. A great healthy snack for babies 9 months+, toddlers and kids! The puffs come in four yummy flavours: Apple & Broccoli, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Strawberry, to suit even the pickiest little eaters.
Find it: Little Blossom Organic Baby Puffs are available at www.littleblossom.co for $5 for a 40g pack. Enjoy free shipping for orders over $30!
Use code SASSYLB at check out to get 10% off any purchase at Little Blossom!
Valid for first time customers of Little Blossom, single use only. Redemption ends 30 June 2020.
There’s no denying that flowers and greenery can bring warmth and brighten up any room in the home, but what if we’re not blessed with green thumbs (or just can’t bear the pain of seeing flowers wilt)?
Silk Flowers Singapore was started after its owners found difficulty in picking up a variety of fresh floral arrangements in Singapore compared to back home in Europe. This resulted in their collection of high quality artificial flowers, available for purchase by the stem, bouquet or arrangement. Some are even potted (perfect as gifts)! Whether it’s real-touch tropical flowers, succulents or foliage, Silk Flowers Singapore houses a wide variety of options to suit every home. They’ve just launched their online store for easy browsing, and offer contactless delivery!
They also have an At Home Service which provides bespoke on-the-spot styling services to suit your space. While this has been put on hold due to the pandemic, they are currently available for discussions via email or WhatsApp.
Zoom Cooking Classes for kids & helpers: Book a class, buy your ingredients and join foodie mama Ghillie for her step-by-step classes. Try making homemade meatballs, flatbreads, lemon and blueberry muffins and chocolate biscuit cake pluts lots of other delicious children’s favourites. There are also lessons for helpers and mums, too! Classes are $16.70 each, or $125 for a gift card bundle of 10 classes (that’s just $12.50 a class!).
Ghillie can even host private class get-togethers, birthday baking, or ‘dinner party’ zoom parties with friends.
Din Tai Fung dim sum delivery: Din Tai Fung now takes orders online, offering all your favourite dishes and even a new Ready-to-Cook Selection that includes Sweet and Savoury Buns, made with top-quality premium ingredients!
Simply Good cookbook: The circuit breaker may be over, but it looks like we will still be doing lots of home cooking before we can dine in restaurants again! The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) has published Simply Good, a cookbook filled with quick, affordable recipes for families from all walks of life. In it you’ll find recipes for Peranakan, Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines, compiled by three members of the General Conference Women’s Society of Christian Service, who are all avid foodies themselves.
Simply Good can be found through all Methodist churches once they reopen, for $10, and is available in English, Mandarin, Malay or Tamil. All proceeds will contribute to MCS’s anniversary fundraising target of $1.35 million for the underprivileged. In the meantime, check out their giveaway to win a copy.
BreadTalk opens at Wheelock Place with new bakes and e-store: BreadTalk is set to open a new store in Wheelock Place come late June! To celebrate the opening, the bakery is releasing new bread flavours and cakes in their physical stores and official e-store. The exciting bread flavours and cakes include Mala Twist, Otah Cheese Clip Bun, Tomato Kale Bun, Matcha no Keki Cake, Brown Sugar Prune Cake and more! BreadTalk is also available on food delivery platforms GrabFood, foodpanda and Deliveroo.
Capita3eats, new online food delivery by CapitaLand malls: Pronounced as “capita-treats”, Capita3eats is now available via the CapitaStar app for us to order our favourite food from CapitaLand malls across the island. CapitaStar members will also get to earn instant STAR$ for every transaction.
Marks & Spencer 30-minute delivery: M&S Singapore has teamed up with foodpanda to offer delivery of their goods to our doorsteps in just 30 minutes! Choose from weeknight dinner to daily breakfast options including bread and beverages, organic fruits and vegetables, chocolates and sweet treats, wines and more. Delivery is available for areas near selected M&S Food halls at Wheelock Place, VivoCity, Parkway Parade, One Raffles Place and Jewel Changi Airport (for foodpanda delivery only).
Classic Deli: New online grocery store Classic Deli by Classic Fine Foods offers a wide range of high-quality products such as meat (Wagyu and pasture fed lamb), seafood, caviar, foie gras, truffle-based condiments, fresh fruits and vegetables. Get 10% off your first order using the promo code 10DELI. Spend above $150 and get free islandwide delivery (place your order before 4:30pm and items will be delivered the next day – except Sunday).
Duxton Kids: Local menswear label Duxton has launched their kids’ line! Best known for creating everyday essentials for men, the new Duxton Kids collection will also be incorporating similar themes of comfort and fun in their designs. Duxton Kid clothing come in sizes from 0-7 years old.
Marimekko x Uniqlo launches on 12 June: For Spring, the collection for ladies, girls and babies will include toddler dressers and leggings and bodysuits for newborns, all in the same prints as adult sizes which make it perfect for #twinning for mamas and their kids.
PSA: The Great Singapore Sale is cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Read all about it here.
Photography by Sandra Macheroux Singapore-themed jigsaw puzzles: A truly unique Singapore puzzle for the whole family! Choose between photos of Peranakan Heritage shophouses or the Marina Bay skyline, and frame it up once you’re done!
Nursery Rhymes Project: This three-part initiative by The Theatre Practice created to revive classic Mandarin nursery rhymes consists of a music album, illustrated lyric book, and live performances to be made available on Spotify and Apple Music from 20 June 2020. The official launch will take place online via Practice’s Facebook livestream.
National Gallery Biennale goes online: National Gallery has launched #SmallBigDreamersAtHome, an online art festival for kids 6 to 12 running until 28 March 2021. The biennale features interactive games and hands-on art activities for kids to unleash their inner artist while also learning about key, kid-friendly artworks within the National Gallery’s collection and beyond.
Due to the pandemic, plenty of SPCA Singapore’s efforts such as adoption drives and outdoor fundraising events have had to be put on hold. So they launched Background Homes, an initiative that not only turns e-meetings into something cute and fun, but more importantly draws much-needed attention to SPCA’s up-for-adoption pets. The virtual backgrounds and other information can be found on the website!