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The Regular #HVVgirl’s Guide to Cafés – Coffeemin

20th November 2014

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A revolutionizing café concept, Coffeemin is a time café that distinguishes itself by changing the prevailing café model for the people of Singapore.

 

Our #HVVgirls headed down to the unique café at our historical riverside, Clarke Quay Central, to check it out. Greeted by friendly staff, we were checked right in, briefed, and left to explore their facilities.

 

 

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One of our favourite features - The floor to ceiling windows that allow you to bask in the warm rays of sunshine streaming in as you snuggle down on a chaise lounge to loll your afternoon away. Simple but absolutely perfect!

 

Armed with free flow cookies, soft drinks and most importantly, our beloved mugs of coffee, we settled down in a corner and got down to serious business – Uno!

 

 

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Other than complimentary card and board games, you get to dabble with xbox games, maximize the free wifi Coffeemin provides via their computer terminals, browse magazines and relax over a game of pool.

 

It’s casual, homely but incredibly comfy décor makes it a perfect spot for a quick lunch out with your girlfriends or even a catch up session, over some games, after a long day of work. Coffeemin’s conducive space is also great for students looking for a place to study!

 

At the end of the day, you’re only charged for the time spent there (rates can be found here).

 

A warm, relaxing and refreshingly different café that lets you stay as long as you want might just be the thing that our Singaporean café scene needs.

 

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Find them at:

Clarke Quay

6 Eu Tong Sen Street,

Clarke Quay Central, #02-33,

Singapore 059817

Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm daily

 

Suntec City

3 Temasek Boulevard,

Suntec City Mall, #03-377,

Singapore 038983

Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm daily

Website Facebook

 

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On Jolynn:

Stevie Denim Shirt

Reflector Structured Shorts

 

On Serena:

Esquire Textured Blouse

Caprice Ripped Jeans

Madewell Aviators

Behind-The-Scenes: HVV x Quincy Girls Night Out Photoshoot

03rd November 2014

Who run the world? GIRLS!

We #hvvgirls are always game to dress up, put on our make up and head out with our girlfriends for a fun night out!

This time, we're keeping it classy and having a bachelorette themed party with Quincy Hotel's Girls Night Out Staycation package.

#HVVxTQHGirlsNightOut

 

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Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Venue Sponsor: The Quincy Hotel

Cosmetics Sponsor: Benefit Cosmetics

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Credits to the HVV Team: 

Clare - Creative Direction and Styling

Mag - Creative Direction, Styling and Video Editing

Brody - Photography http://brodytanphotography.com and http://instagram.com/browick

Roselyn Chua - Hair & Make Up

Yosita Lee - Hair & Make Up Assistant

Vita - Model

Laura - Model

Serena - Marketing (& awesome behind-the-scenes videographer)  

Jolynn - PR

Props Featured in the Shoot - HVV MoodBox Option #2: $150 Worth of Party Products!

The Regular #HVVgirl’s Guide to Cafés – d’Good Café

29th October 2014

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We all love the café-hopping lifestyle that entails sitting in a quaint café with a beautiful ambience with our girlfriends. d’Good Café, which is delightfully situated in the heart of the bohemian district of Holland Village sports a charming, laidback and homey interior, a perfect hideout from the hustle and bustle of the Singaporean City life. Their two levels of seating range from a bar to a balcony, which accommodates different settings for the different caféhoppers.

 

 

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After wandering around both floors of the pretty café, our HVVgirls Jolynn and Serena started their brunch with a Ham & Cheese French Toast. Served with fresh fruits on the side, along with French berry jam in the sandwich, it was indeed a unique sweet and savoury twist to a normal Ham & Cheese! The unexpected twist to an everyday sandwich deserved to be called a favourite!

 

 

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Next, feeling adventurous and wanted to have something different, Jolynn and Serena chose to settle with the Baked Lemongrass Chicken (the owner’s own recipe!) and the Sweet Potato Waffle. The flavourful chicken thigh marinated with fragrant Lemongrass served to be a great combination, with the homemade Mash Potato with surprise crunchy potato bits in it a great compliment! Purple Sweet Potatoes were steamed and added into the Waffle, which created a very distinctive taste. Sweet Potato and Waffle lovers would definitely enjoy this!

 

 

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Besides the food and the décor, d’Good Café also brings a brand new coffee experience to the table – “Blend & Brew the way you like it”. With the basis of no two customers are alike, they allow customers to create their own special coffee blend from a range of single origin beans. Fantastic, coffee lovers rejoice! Here, Serena fills in the survey of her coffee preferences based on the body, acidity and flavour, and excitedly waits while the Barista prepares the selected coffee beans based on her choices.

 

 

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She then ranks her favourites from the three suitable options presented by the barista during the cupping process. 

 

 

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Finally, her personalized coffee is blended, brewed and served.

 

 

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Happy #hvvgirl with her custom blend coffee! d’Good Café offers this Custom Blend Coffee service to the public by appointment on weekdays for an awesome rate of $12! Your custom blend, tagged by your mobile number is saved in their system and you can keep heading back to have that exact cup of exceptional cuppa at their normal coffee rates! What’s not to love?

 

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Find them at:

d’Good Café

273 Holland Avenue

#02-01/02

Singapore 278992

Facebook | Instagram

 

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On Jolynn:

Ksuri Lace Dress in Blue

 

On Serena:

Lucrezia Lace Playsuit in White

Harvey Denim Jacket in Blue

Perk Up Your Autumn

10th October 2014

As the temperatures start to drop, and the color palette of deeper, darker hues dominate the fashion scene, you can certainly incorporate pops of color to keep your autumn wardrobe cheery, upbeat and eye-catching!

 

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A quick and easy tip would be to add a brightly colored structured blazer to your fall outfit. Brightly colored outerwear can bring you through the fall season by simply pairing them with more subtle colors and basic pieces. For this look, we paired our Mimosa Classic Blazer with our Sage Basic Camisole and Uptown Classic Trousers which can bring you from the workplace to a night out with the girls!

It’s all about having fun with fashion by tying in loud colors with your wardrobe. Here are some other fun-colored blazers to add to your closet this season!

 

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Have a bright and amazing Fall!

xoxo

Behind-The-Scenes: HVV Summer Streetstyle 2014 Photoshoot

24th August 2014

Oh how we love summer.

Sadly, it’s almost coming to an end!

So while we're still basking in the last weeks of summer's blue skies and sunshine, what better way to wrap this wonderful season than with a blast?

#hvvperfectsummer

 

*click on image to redirect to Her Velvet Vase Street Style Lookbook! 

 

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SPOT THE BLOOPER!

Spot the adorable blooper in our Behind-the-Scenes Video and stand a chance to win a $50 HVV Shopping Voucher!

Hint: It happens twice in a row!

*Leave your answer here: HVV FACEBOOK PAGE or HVV VIDEO PAGE

 

 

 

Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Venue Sponsor: Lady M

Cosmetics Sponsor: Benefit Cosmetics SG

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Credits to the HVV Team: 

Clare - Creative Direction and Styling

Mag - Creative Direction, Styling and Video Editing

Brody - Photography http://brodytanphotography.com and http://instagram.com/browick

Joanna - Hair and Make Up, Sono Bello http://sgsonobello.com and https://www.facebook.com/sgsonobello 

Kessie - Hair and Make Up Assistant

Stephanie - Model

Evelyn - Model

Serena - Marketing (& awesome behind-the-scenes videographer)  

Jolynn - PR

Hui Roo - Merchandising

 

The People Behind Her Velvet Vase

30th July 2014

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