If it’s a new business, product, or service for mamas and kids in Singapore, we want to tell you about it!
We’re back with the latest fab finds in this month’s What’s New, Mama! From yummy platters to up your party hosting game, to a new user-friendly medical app for breastfeeding mamas and three new resort getaways that are just a short flight away, click for all things new this month!
Let us introduce you to the Australian concept of ‘grazing’: you may think otherwise, but it’s more than just putting cheese together on a big plate and serving it to guests – no, no, no. The way Lush Platters does it will revolutionise your house parties. Friends will ask when you’re having your next shindig. Husbands will suddenly be a little more interested in hanging around the living room (or should we say, hovering over the food) while you have your girls over. These luxury platters (which come in beautifully styled boxes complete with a twig of eucalyptus for that extra Instagrammable quality) and lavish grazing tables will turn even your most casual get-togethers into gastronomic adventures.
Lush Platters sources premium fresh produce, artisan cheese, charcuterie and a variety of delightful accompaniments, arranged into abundant showcases. Their platter or table options make for the perfect centrepiece at every event, whether it’s weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, or a mid-week meet-up. Be sure to squeeze in some time to snap a few pictures before the grazing begins – you won’t be able to resist posting to the ‘gram!
Beauty junkies, this one’s for you! Known for offering luxurious, high-performance botanical skincare and makeup (have you heard about their miracle mascara?), Chantecaille is finally coming to Singapore! The Chantecaille beauty counter at the Takashimaya Beauty Hall is slated to launch in mid-April 2018, offering their full range of skincare and makeup, complete with exciting special collections and limited-edition collectible items to commemorate their 20th anniversary.
Available exclusively at the Chantecaille counter at Takashimaya Beauty Hall, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
Figuring out where to go with the kids during the March holidays, mama? Take a short flight out to Thailand’s idyllic Gulf coast and stay at Asia’s first Holiday Inn water park resort, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin! The resort features a series of interconnecting rooms and KidSuites, with special rooms decked out with bunk beds and play areas. Kids aged 12 and under can stay and eat for free, and all guests are offered unlimited access to the highly-anticipated Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle!
Opening rates at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin start from just THB 2,999++ (approx. US$96) per room per night (room only), including water park access. This rate is applicable for weekday stays only (Sunday to Friday), except long weekends, public holidays and festive holidays.
It’s the year of #selfcare mama, and we highly support taking some time for yourself! Revive the heart and mind and escape to the breezy hills of Nusa Dua, Bali where new luxury wellness resort REVĪVŌ is set to open on 30 March. Meaning “I’ll live again”, the concept aims to soothe the spirit and rejuvenate the body through enriching the mind with relaxation activities, spa and holistic medicine treatments, and a personalised nutritional programme. The resort will offer Balinese-style suites, 4- bedroom villas, a restaurant, bar and pool side lounge, spa, hybrid fitness area and events space.
While each retreat can be tailor-made to suit individual goals, there will be a regular schedule of immersive programs lead by experts in each area, which will range in duration from 3 – 14 days long. This will include:
- Emotional balance and mind training
- Detox & organic weight loss
- Sleep well
- Anti-ageing & longevity
- Destress & Relax
BRB, we’re booking our flights.
Fancy a private villa on your next romantic getaway with the hubs? Jimbaran, Bali is home to The Longhouse, which offers five-star hotel service with villa offerings. Originally built in 2009, the resort has just completed an extensive renovation to offer six exclusive bedroom suites with breathtaking views. No two suites are the same, with distinctive interior designs of various Indonesian islands and local handpicked art. Amenities and facilities go beyond that of any luxury villa, with a home theatre, a hilltop bale for morning yoga or sunset cocktails, a vast infinity pool with open air lounge, and a private lawn for celebrating special events. Time to hint the hubby for your next anniversary present…
Prices start from US$190 per night. Airport transfers included. For more information, visit www.thelonghousebali.com
In Singapore, the most common breastfeeding issues include insufficient supply, blockage and painful latch caused by poor positioning, which results in sore and damaged nipples. Now it’s just become so much easier to get help with all your lactation-related queries through the Doctor Anywhere mobile app, mama! Mamas seeking breastfeeding and nursing advice can now video call a Lactation Consultant instantly through the app, with a flat fee of just $10 for a 10-minute consultation.
Mobile app is available for download on the Google Play or App Store. For more information, visit www.doctoranywhere.com