Sunday, 29 September 2013

Jessica My Star-rated Beauty Award 2013

 
Entering the banquet room

All award winning products
Reception
 
 
Timbale of Smoked Salmon and River Prawn
Cucumber Carpaccio, Coriander Dressing
Pan-seared Cod and Boston Lobster
Truffle Sauce and Glazed Root Vegetable
Didn't take the photo (of Wild mushroom soup with duck liver royal) because the photo would have really just looked like a bowl of brown mud. Over all, the food was nice, but coming from a hospitality background, there will always be room for improvement.
 
Carmelized Pinapple Tart
Yogurt Sherbet and Coconut Mango Sauce 

 
 
I was very fortunate to be able to attend Jessica's Beauty Awarding at the Island Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. Congratulations to all products who received the awards.
 
 
Guests and Brand Award winners
 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Valençay

 
 
Valençay, a beautiful gem of the Renaissance is buried deep in the hear of the Berry province. This residence was purchased by Talleyrand in the early 1800s on Napoleon's request. The purpose of this Chateau at the time was to entertain ambassadors and foreign sovereigns in style. If you know the history of the relationship between Napoleon and Talleyrand, you'll know the story during the war and Talleyrand's dwelling and when this remarkable architecture shone at it's peak. 
 
Apart from the visit of the Chateau of Valençay, there is also a historical forest trail within the estate, which they have named The Princes' Forest. If you don't want to walk the whole woodland, there are also electric cars to rent. There are also red-tan coated deers in the park itself, plenty of berries for them to munch on.


 
 






 
 
 
One of the room's walls
 

Many of the furniture were from different countries and





Shame they were redoing the back garden





Care to give it a try?

 

  
After a long morning in the heat, a nice cool drink
The whipping cream definitely makes it cold
Just down the road from Grand Hotel Du Lion D'or in Romorantin

 La Belle Epoque (B.E.)
99 Rue Georges Clemenceau
41200 Romorantin-Lanthenay
France
 
A bakery just opposite off the hotel
Aux Delices De Solonge
84 Rue Clemenceau
41200 Romorantin-Lanthenay
France
 
 Editing photos and uploading them makes me want to go for another trip down in Europe again!
 
with love,
Silvy xxx
 
 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Typhoon Bunny


Just a few days ago, it was just Mid-Autumn Festival with a little breeze in the evening and a few clouds in the sky, perfect for the viewing of the full moon. Couldn't stop laughing that the Japanese Meteorological Agency has named the typhoon Usagi aka Bunny. Even though it was one of the strongest current since the 80s, Hong Kong is definitely lucky to have just escaped from it.

I was kind of worried that the glass windows might not have been sturdy enough since the ones I have at home have semi floor to ceiling length...


Typhoon Bunny
My mom's always said to me that the only time my sister and I were allowed to have instant noodles when we were back in school was when there was a typhoon!! I suppose it's turned into a tradition when we're at home when the weather's this bad! SO! JUNK FOOD GALORE!!! Actually... I can only eat one and that's my max limit. Since I thought it was gona be a junk food day, thought I would add in a can of coke zero HA!

I had Shin Ramyun
I normally end up just editing photos, do some more laundry, watch a movie (forgot to stock up on popcorn) and just chill! Most probably have the news on somewhere in the flat just so I can listen while chatting with my friends around the world whoever's up at their time.

Speaking of what else I would do, I love going online to see what kina of new fashion pieces I would find.
I know I can't heels but there's always the goodness in eye-candying!
 

What would you do with your time when a typhoons coming?
Be safe and smile
 
with love,
Silvy xxx

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