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 What’s New, Mama! Just in time for summer’s swan song, we’ve got the latest on a beautiful sparkling rosé wine that’s ideal for picnics and an insta-perfect new entrant on the ice cream scene. We’ve also got super exciting news about baby swimming lessons on the East Coast, an update on one of our fave mama TV shows to binge, and the return of a Singapore icon.
Swipe through our gallery for all things new this month!
Lead image via Raffles Singapore
We’ve long been fans of Inspire Mum & Baby, a holistic fitness, swimming and therapy centre with its own indoor heated pool for prenatal women, babies and children. They’ve been around for 12 years, but have now moved to a brand new East Coast location, conveniently located on Tanjong Katong. They offer swimming lessons for babies from 2 months of age, and for kiddos up to age 7 using STA levels and certifications. All classes are held in small groups and led by fully qualified teachers (private lessons are available, too). What truly sets them apart, however, is their “Birthlight” Philosophy, which advocates a truly kind, gentle, and effective approach to encourage happy interactions between parents and babies (and babies and the water!).
Use promo code SASSYMAMA15 to enjoy your first trial class at just $30 (limited to the first 100 customers).
Newly launched by an Italian mother of two living in Singapore, Gloro has some of the prettiest, most unique patterns we’ve ever seen. Can we just have that bathroom, please?! In addition to wildly colourful and inventive wallpaper patterns (all hand-drawn by the designer!), the collection also features beautiful linen and silk cushions (well priced between $80-$105), fun cocktail napkins, and other beautiful silk accessories.
Pictured above: Maui Wallpaper
Is there anything more suited to the dog days of August than a beautiful sparkling rosé wine? Nyetimber, England’s leading producer of sparkling wines, has recently launched its fabulous sparkling Rosé Multi-Vintage in Singapore. In addition to its gorgeous, sunset-pink colour (which you just know we’re going to love here at Sassy HQ!), the palate has a creamy, round texture with refreshing redcurrant, raspberry, and cherry flavours to go with aromas like fresh red fruits and spicy anise and lavender.
Nyetimber Sparkling Rosé Multi-Vintage retails for $118 and is available at several fine restaurants in Singapore and online at Analogue Wine Merchant
Can you ever have enough ice cream in hot, hot Singapore? NO! Insta-fave American soft serve shop Little Damage has just opened their second outlet (the first is in Los Angeles) right here in Singers, at Wheelock Place. Known for their “Goth-inspired” soft serve (thanks to distinctive charcoal black waffle cones and playful skull motifs), Little Damage offers four different soft serve flavours (on rotation every two months), with inventive flavours like blue “Unicorn Tears”, White Chocolate, Churros, Earl Grey, and even vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana. In fact, there is always at least one vegan option on offer, which is pretty cool! We hear they’ll even be featuring a National Day Special from 5-11 August with a limited-edition red cone made just for Singapore!
Soft serve from $7; cones are $2 extra and the first topping (except popcorn) is free.
Little Damage, 501 Orchard Road, #B1-05A Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880, Tel: (+65) 6235 0269, www.sg.littledamage.com
Having developed a bit of a cult following since its launch in 2015, the Japanese brand anello has finally opened a standalone shop in Singapore at – where else? – Jewel Changi Airport. Simple and functional (we hear they make for fab diaper bags), anello (which means “ring” in Italian) bags are characterized by a clever design with a wide opening and hidden wire under the top zipper, making it easy to quickly check and access everything in your bag while also keeping it secure. We’re big fans of the tote, backpack, and over-the-shoulder styles in particular.
anello, 78 Airport Boulevard, #B1-275 Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666, @anello_officialstore_singapore
Image via @anello_bag
As we wrote last year, the new show Killing Eve was one of our fave series of 2018. If you haven’t binged it yet, mamas, you’ve got two weeks before Season 2 drops on BBC First on Friday 16 August. Tracking the intricate cat-and-mouse dance between a brilliant (if slightly harried) MI5 agent and a capricious assassin with a killer sense of style, the darkly comic series is truly unlike anything else on television, with a refreshingly feminist sensibility. We can’t wait!
Watch Killing Eve Season 2 on BBC First and catch up with Season 1 at www.bbcplayer.com
Image via BBC Studios
The grande dame of Singapore hotels, Raffles Singapore, officially re-opened on 1 August following over two years of extensive renovations. The meticulous restoration has resulted in new suite categories and refreshed dining and shopping options, including a renovated Long Bar and new offerings from acclaimed Michelin-Starred Chefs Anne-Sophie Pic and Alain Ducasse. We can’t wait to check it out and return with out-of-town guests for one of our favourite afternoon teas in Singapore!
Founded by fellow Sassy Mama Sabina Munshi, Baréskin is a made-in-Singapore skincare brand that offers products perfect for our tropical climate. We’re loving their Glacial Cleanser, a non-foaming gel face wash that harnesses the power of botanical enzymes from the Swiss glaciers to gently lift and remove impurities without stripping the skin. Packed with a potent blend of antioxidants and healing marine extracts, this fresh daily cleanser serves up an active infusion of vitamins for luminous, even-toned skin with every wash (and leaves your face feeling super soft after!). The Facial Elixir, made of 100% organic jojoba oil, is perfect for dehydrated skin and helps to nourish, balance and protect the skin against free radical damage. We recommend just 3-4 drops per application during daytime, and a generous slathering before bedtime to wake up to supple, hydrated skin.
Find it: Available now at 1880 Singapore and Little Farms outlets, www.bareskin.sg
Are you one of those ‘weirdos’ who enjoys fries with ice cream? Join the club, mama! Shake Shake in a Tub is catering to us sweet+savoury lovers with their brand new chain of takeaway outlets, offering crispy potato fries (whether it’s shoestring, curly or criss-cut) paired with refreshing soft serves in Yogurt and Cotton Candy flavours. There’s a variety of flavoured fries to choose from, including Truffle, Sour Cream & Onion, Mala and even Salted Caramel. The fries are fried fresh and shaken in a tub upon ordering, served in a variety of cup sizes with the soft serve. Shake Shake in a Tub also offers wings, popcorn chicken, rice in place of fries and milkshakes. We heard they’re coming to Suntec City very soon, too!
Shake Shake in a Tub, Northpoint City, #B2-139, 930 Yishun Ave 2, Singapore 769098, www.shakeshakeinatub.com
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