Showing posts with label Hello Kitty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hello Kitty. Show all posts

Luxury Haven Retiring From Blogging + Hello Kitty Giveaway!

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This may come as a surprise to you, but I have decided to leave the blogging scene after some serious consideration. As much as I love blogging, I guess 10 awesome years is good enough for me.

My blogging journey has been a wonderful one. Letting go isn’t easy, especially when I have been writing for a good decade. That being said, I will still continue my presence in Facebook where I interact most, and perhaps spend some time on Instagram too.

You guys have been most supportive, giving me the motivation to write and share my thoughts all these years, and I am so thankful for all your heart-warming comments here and in Facebook. I can't thank you enough for your tremendous support and positive feedback, especially those who have been with me since the start of Luxury Haven since 2009.

To show my appreciation, I’m ending Luxury Haven with a Hello Kitty Giveaway Open to All Worldwide, and there will be 10 Prizes + 1 Bonus Prize for 1 lucky Singapore resident. Some of the Hello Kitty prizes are from my own collection which I will be happily parting them with you, so please come and join the party!
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Opens My Melody, Little Twin Stars Rooms!

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The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious hotel companies operating hotels located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo and other locations, is proud to announce the strengthening of its collaborative relationship with Sanrio Co., Ltd. ( Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shintaro Tsuji ) to expand facilities and services featuring “Hello Kitty” and other Sanrio characters at their Keio Plaza Hotel Tama.

Their Tama Hotel will renovate a total of four additional rooms, including two rooms each in the themes of “My Melody” and “Little Twin Stars” ( Kiki and Lala ) who have been adored by fans around the world since their creation in 1975, to be opened on Saturday June 15, 2019, and thereby become the world’s first hotel to operate rooms in these themes on a regular basis. The Keio Plaza Hotel Tama first opened four theme rooms in November 2014 based on “Hello Kitty”, and the new rooms will raise the total number of Hello Kitty theme rooms to eight.
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Hello Kitty Snowskin Mooncakes with Chocolates ( 巧克力冰皮月饼 )

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Uncover delicious Chocolate Truffles within these decadent Adorable Hello Kitty Snowskin Mooncakes! When my “partner-in-crime” bought the Hello Kitty Mooncake Mould for me, I couldn’t resist but to start my 1st mooncake-making project last year.

Crazy ideas formed, and the two of us came up with all sorts of flavours and made about 250 Snowskin Mooncakes in just 2 days! We used tea like Matcha and Earl Grey, liqueurs such as Baileys and Grand Marnier, and also Fresh Fruits for the colours instead of food colourings. The response we got was overwhelming!

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Over at Phoon Huat baking shop, we bought different types of mooncake pastes like Black Sesame ( 黑芝麻 ), White Lotus ( 白莲 ), Green Tea ( 绿茶 ), Dragon Fruit ( 火龍果 ) etc. Coincidentally, I received some premium chocolate truffles so I suggested using them for our Snowskin Mooncakes.

The outcome was so cute, but I only had handful of these Hello Kitty Snowskin Mooncakes with Chocolates ( 巧克力冰皮月饼 ). So I gave my mooncake-making partner 3, kept 1 to make a special mooncake for my hubby, 1 for my prince, and gave away the rest by slotting the gemstone into some of the mooncakes that were going out to my good friends.

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Do you have chocolate truffles at home too? Shall we try making these Assorted Hello Kitty Snowskin Mooncakes with Chocolate Truffles ( 巧克力冰皮月饼 )?
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Instagram Round-Up at Luxury Haven: Beauty, Food, Lifestyle

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Hey guys, it has been a long while since my last Instagram Round-Up post in 2016. Fast forward two years down the road, I have to admit I am still not very active on Instagram. Somehow, I can connect better with Facebook; generation gap perhaps?

Nonetheless, let’s check out some of the interesting instagram shots that I had shared:

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Hair By: Mosche Grand Hyatt
NuSkin ageLOC LumiSpa Event at Coffee Academics,
introducing their a dual action skin care system that offers skin renewal and deep cleansing benefits.

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Masons Home Decor Curva Bean Bag Lounger
in my Hello Kitty room
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Baileys Snowskin Mooncakes with Black Sesame Paste (百利酒冰皮月饼)

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Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes
I did it! I made 100 #SnowskinMooncakes in just 2 days, and it is my 1st attempt! Together with my girlfriend, both of us made about 250 mooncakes; she took 150 and I took 100. That’s an achievement for me despite being a newbie! Don't you think I deserve a pat on the shoulders?

Well, we made different batches of mooncakes with snowskin using Green Tea and Earl Grey, liqueurs like Baileys and Grand Marnier, and also Fresh Fruits like Strawberry and Orange for the colours, so no artificial colouring is used.

auspicious assorted snowskin mooncakes recipe
I have been wanting to make Snowskin Mooncakes for years but just never get to it. I am so glad I finally did it! Snowskin Mooncakes Recipe is relatively simple and pretty standard, but my partner-in-crime shared with me one secret ingredient that she got from a Sifu. Let’s see if you can spot the ingredient later.

phoon huat mooncake boxes
Sorry for publishing the recipe so late, as I was terribly busy packing the Snowskin Mooncakes for friends after making them. Hubby thinks I am crazy when we are not even a fan of mooncakes. Although I made 100, I only kept 4 for ourselves, and the rest are for giving away. Bought these colourful mooncake boxes for packing my mooncakes as gifts. Aren't they pretty?

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Since many are asking for the Snowskin Mooncake Recipe especially the ones with liqueurs, I am coming out with this first so that you gals can start making them in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival ( 中秋节 ) this Wednesday.

I know it is late, but I made 100 in 2 days. If I can do it, you can too! Trust me, it is not that difficult, and you can make just a small amount as 1 dough makes about 16 mooncakes. Head over to Phoon Huat or any baking store near your home, and start making tomorrow morning! You have a full day tomorrow, plus half day on Wednesday to make. If you want an easier job, you can even buy the Snowskin Premix Powder instead of the usual Phoon Huat Redman Kou Fien ( 糕粉 ) which we are using in this recipe. Difference is, we do not like ours too sweet so we prefer not to use premix flour.

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So let’s start our Baileys Snowskin Mooncakes with Black Sesame Paste ( 百利甜酒冰皮月饼 ) making session! * If you do not have a bottle of Baileys at home, use any liqueur of your choice.
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Daiso Bangkok Shopping, Line Village, One Piece Mugiwara

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Without doubt, Bangkok is a shopping haven especially for Singaporeans. If you enjoy shopping in Bangkok, be it cheap buys or luxury hunts, you will love this post with all the directions mapped out for you. Well, I have just gotten back from Bangkok last week, and I am really excited to share my latest findings with you guys. Other than couple of Daiso outlets I had spotted, there are also few other interesting shops I found this time like the newly-opened LINE Village Store for LINE Chat character fans, and the One Piece Mugiwara for the Japanese anime chasers.

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Go shopping like a pro as I take you via Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain along the Sukhumvit Line, hopping from station to station to discover shopping malls as well as enjoying a delightful Afternoon Tea or pop by the Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok. Come, let's start off with Siam BTS Skytrain Station as our first stop!

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Are you a fan of the Japanese LINE Chat? Well, tourists to Bangkok can now find characters from the LINE chat app at the LINE Village Bangkok, a 3-storey 1,500 sqm indoor theme park on the 1st floor of Siam Square One. There are 45 Line Friends stores and cafes in major cities around the world but apparently, Line Village Store is the new business model and Bangkok is the first in the world to have this.

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town Hello Post Campaign: Win Hampers!

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Puteri Harbour in partnership with Petron Malaysia, presents Hello Kitty Hello Post – a new limited time only postcard campaign with great rewards!

Available in four unique postcard designs, the postcards under the Hello Post campaign are made freely available to visitors of SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN from now till 31 July 2017.

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Carrying the campaign message “ Everything starts with Hello ”, the Hello Post campaign aims to encourage people to take time out of their busy day to write to their family, friends and loved ones. After all, a well-written postcard can be the least expensive yet most meaningful gift a person can offer.

The Hello Post campaign rewards both the sender and the recipient - here’s how visitors can participate:
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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town Park Tickets Promo!

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SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN launches the “ Candy Parade ”, a new interactive Hello Kitty show featuring an exciting choreography that promises a sweet experience for all visitors to the theme park.

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Expect an entertaining medley of music, dance and candy carts in this full 25-minute show featuring Hello Kitty and friends in an entirely original piece incorporating the use of roller blades and hover boards. The show is wholly produced by the attraction’s own entertainment team, and is available only in Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Puteri Harbour, Malaysia.

“We are always aiming to keep our entertainment content fresh and exciting for our loyal guests. Right on the heels of launching the Hello Kitty Themed Rooms by Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, the introduction of Candy Parade will not only elevate the overall Hello Kitty experience but also create a strong connection with her fans out there.” said Fahruddin Najumudeen, General Manager of Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.
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Hello Kitty Town Red Bow Cafe Valentine's Day Promotion!

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It’s the month of February and love is in the air! Apart from showing your love and affection to your significant others in the form of cards, flowers and messages, how about planning a day themed around Hello Kitty?

Just for the month of February, Red Bow Cafe in Puteri Harbour is offering an exclusive dinner package for two at a special early bird promotion of only RM149.00! The Purrfect Dinner will offer a set of menu customised just for the occasion, on top of a special performance by The SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN characters.
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Int’l Giveaway: Win Handmade Crafts by 87-Year-Old Granny!

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Hey sunshine, I will be away in Tokyo for a week on a media trip but I have prepared a giveaway during my absence and it is Open to All Worldwide!

For those who have been following Luxury Haven and my Facebook Page will know that my 87-year-old mum is a huge fan of beaded handicrafts, and some of you may have already won some of the pretty items in one of our few giveaways previously.

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My mom is always busy with her handicrafts and the stuff you are seeing in this photo are just some of which she has made for my friends. Well, she has made more during her free time, and we will be giving away 19 items in total! There are bangles, handbag / mobile phone accessories, couple of display items, plus top prizes of a mobile phone hand-carry pouch and a tissue case! Nothing expensive really, but if you appreciate cute stuff, why don’t try your hands in winning one of them?

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This giveaway is not just for ladies. Guys, come and join in the fun and win one for your girlfriend, wife or daughters too! All you need to do is Subscribe to Luxury Haven via Email, and tag your friends in social media. That’s it, and you are on your way to getting one of these lovely crafts!
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Sparkling Strawberry Lime Soda + PurelyFresh $180 Giveaway!

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Beat the heat with this uplifting Strawberry Lime Cooler and let it fizzes up your day with every refreshing sip. Sweet and sourish, this Fruity Sparkling Strawberry Lime Soda is so addictive you just can't get enough!

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This is a perfect bubbly concoction for home parties or any gatherings with friends. The revitalizing mocktail is your ideal partner on steamy summer days and nights when the weather gets terribly hot.

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Let's learn how to prepare this tasty Lime Cooler today! Plus, save more money on your grocery shopping by walking away with one of the $60 PurelyFresh Credits that comes with Free Delivery! We have 3 to give away!
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Handmade Beaded Bags and Other Charming Handicrafts by Mom

Mother's Day is near, which makes me think of what a super mom I've got! I am sure all mothers have hidden talents in one way or another, and my mom is pretty good at handicrafts, even at her age of 86!

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Be charmed by the list of beaded handbags, tissue boxes, and other handicrafts I have lined up for you. Please share the post to reach out to more old folks to encourage life-long learning cause you are never too old to pick up a skill!
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Hello Kitty Café and Kilara Shopping in Hong Kong!

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For those visiting Hong Kong, you will be awed by the fanciful pastries their Hello Kitty Café has in store for you, and the lines of Hello Kitty fashion wear for both adults and children #Kilara has to offer.

I am always on the look out for Hello Kitty stuff during my travels, and Hong Kong is one of the places with my favourite Japanese mouthless character sprawling all over the city. Let’s check them out!
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Limited Edition SG50 Hello Kitty Plush and MyStamp Folder!

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What do you think of my #HelloKitty in Colonial Postman Uniform?

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Do you know that from colonial times to the late 1970s, Singapore’s postmen wore khaki-coloured cotton uniforms that were ironed with starch to stiffen them up? Pretty cool, huh? Well, our postmen’s uniform has since evolved over the years to maintain a fresh, contemporary and practical look.
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Hello Kitty Cakes At Sanrio Puroland Sweets Shop In Shinjuku

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Kawaii Hello Kitty Mochi, anyone? Be awed by the cute Sanrio Puroland Characters that's lining up for you in this whimsical Sanrio Puroland Sweets Shop in Shinjuku with lots of Hello Kitty Confectionery items in the store! かわいいでしょ。

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Hello Kitty fans, be sure to visit this haven located in the Shinjuku area if you are in Tokyo. I was like a child once inside this Sanrio Puroland Sweets Shop, going ga-ga with my favourite Japanese #HelloKitty character. Stuff there are too endearing!
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Keio Plaza Tokyo Duo Fourchettes French & Italian Restaurant

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It's French meets Italian at Duo Fourchettes ( デュオ フルシェット ), a fine dining establishment located on the 2nd level in the South Tower of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo. The tasteful dining room is harmonized by flawless service and impeccable European cuisine, making a satisfying meal fit for any occasion.

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Be welcomed by a warm, charming interior, with diners submerging themselves in both conversation as well as hearty French and Italian cuisines. The opulent ambience and intimate service created an unforgettable dining experience for me, a very special one indeed.
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Hello Kitty Christmas Giveaway Open To All Worldwide!

Calling all Hello Kitty fans! Would you like to win something cute from Japan this Christmas? I know many of you have been drooling over my series of Hello Kitty posts during my recent trip to review the Keio Plaza Hotel's Hello Kitty rooms. Well, I'm off again from 21st - 27th December with my family to Hong Kong to review more hotels!
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2014 has been another awesome year of blogging! To show my heartfelt appreciation to all my wonderful readers, I wanna share the Hello Kitty souvenirs that I had collected from my stay at KPH with you, including one Limited Edition Hello Kitty Doll! * Giveaway is Open To All Worldwide, so come and join the party!
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hello Kitty Princess Room At Shinjuku

Every girl in her childhood has one of those enchanted Disney princess dreams like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, or Sleeping Beauty. Have you always dreamed of being a #Princess too?
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On 1 November 2014, kawaii Hello Kitty-themed rooms blossomed in two of Japan's luxury hotels - the Keio Plaza Tokyo ( 京王プラザホテル新宿 ) and Keio Plaza Tama ( 京王プラザホテル多摩 ), offering the “ Kitty Town ” and " Princess Kitty " rooms, where fairytale dream begins..........
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Keio Plaza Hotel Sky Bar Polestar's Hello Kitty Cocktails

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Boasting some of the finest skyline of the Tokyo city is Sky Bar Polestar ( スカイバーポールスター ), riding on the 45th floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo. The kaleidoscopic from top, chic atmosphere and a wide repertoire of cocktails will satisfy your thirst for adventure.
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Keio Plaza Hotel Hello Kitty Town Room, A Fantasy Comes True

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Fantasy comes to life at the Hello Kitty ( ハローキティ ) themed bedrooms at Keio Plaza Tokyo ( 京王プラザホテル新宿 ) and Keio Plaza Tama ( 京王プラザホテル多摩 ) on 1 November 2014 as the world celebrated Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary! Fervent fans of the Japanese iconic white bobtail cat will fall in love with these special Hello Kitty guest rooms decorated from walls to furniture, right down to charming amenities.
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