Friday, June 20, 2014

【清境】老英格兰庄园贵妇下午茶



那天翻看去年台湾之旅的照片,发现原来我还有超级多的游记还没和大家分享。这些游记可以够我写到明年吧!


好了,先来这篇我超喜欢的贵族英式下午茶!地点就在坐落于海拔1700的老英格兰庄园-维吉诺餐厅。


來到清境,你一定会被这座充滿英国奢华城堡风格的建筑所吸引。老英格兰庄园共花了九年的建造时间,于2010年才开幕。住一晚要价上万台币(平日入住是大概马币1400一晚)。为了客人的隐私和避免吵杂的环境,老英格兰规定来用餐的客人不能到住宿区,所以来维吉诺餐厅就只能参观庄园的一小部分。




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建筑外观。有没有很欧洲?


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入口处是个大提琴,往內走有很多雕像,很欧风又精致的庭院。我去的时候是二月,其实天气还蛮冷的,可是为了可以秀秀这件我超爱的睫毛蕾丝连衣裙,就只好牺牲一下啦!


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让我们一起进入另一個欧洲的童话世界吧!


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这个钟楼好美哦!


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由服务人远领着,经过迴廊,终于抵达入口有些隱密的餐厅。我们被安排坐在景观迴廊区,一整排窗边座位,阳光撒落进來,实在是太舒服了! 还有就是这里的家具、装饰、陈设,都呈现了浓浓的欧式风情。


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点好了两人份的下午茶后,服务员会先送上栗子蒙布朗。


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外层的栗子泥香滑帶甜,內层的鲜奶油配上好大一颗的栗子,底部是巧克力饼干底,实在是太棒了!如果可以降低甜度,那就完美了!

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接下来是造型精致的三层式下午茶餐点。这个餐点架要价台币12000元哦!


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这种摆设马上就提升食物看起來的美味程度呀!第一层是马卡龙和布郎尼,第二层是水果果冻和泡芙, 第三层是司康、黑芝麻坚果曲奇和三明治。


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下午茶还包括一壶伯爵茶


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望出去可以看见住宿区的建筑。坐在这里享受下午茶真的好悠闲啊!


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由于饮料是自助式的,所以我们去添茶之余还可以欣赏这里的装横。我还在这里拼命拍照,老公说我拍照多过享用下午茶(那有这么夸张!)。


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餐厅中央是一个金字塔型天窗


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当然不能错过任何合照的机会。老公不爱拍照,每次我都是没有问他就叫服务员或路人帮我们拍,这样他就没机会拒绝了嘛!


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这次老公好棒,还会应我所求玩自拍!这张实在是太逗趣了!


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用完下午茶,我们就到庭院去四处拍。这次超好运,让我遇到一位超爱拍照的小姐,她也是刚用完下午茶。这位热心的小姐帮我们拍了好多,她还不停的叫我们换背景,自己又时蹲时站,务必要拍到满意的角度,让我怀疑她是不是个摄影师。台湾人真的好友善好热情啊!


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临走前司机大哥帮我们拍的合照!



下午茶一个人是450元+10%,餐点真的不错吃,加上优美的环山景观和高贵又绚丽的空间,根本就是赚到啊!马来西亚的下午茶根本没的比啊!你说是不是?


下一次有机会再来清境一定要住一回,來趟华丽高贵的欧风之旅!这个下次也不懂要等多久了,因为想去的地方太多了啦!


如果你有去清境玩的话,千万别错过这宛如置身欧洲的宮廷英式下午茶哦!



清境 老英格兰庄园
网址:www.theoldengland.com

维吉诺餐厅下午茶
时间: 13:00pm~16:00pm
(假日无订位,现场登记。价格450元+10%)



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wedding Anniversary Photoshoot



This is such a long overdue post. Sorry guys! But at least I'm still eager to share with you all and I believe many would still love to see these photos right?

I bought this deal from Groupon last year for RM388, inclusive of 3-hour outdoor photoshoot up to two persons + 6R Imagewrap soft cover photobook + DVD with 30 edited photos. Makeup and hairstyling was included too!

After giving some considerable thoughts on the venue of the photoshoot, we chose to do it at Sekeping Tenggiri, which was recommended by our photographer, Hong. This was too good to be a short getaway as well as a birthday treat for hubby's birthday.

We wanted to get the Glass room, which is the only room located at 1st floor but unfortunately it had been booked and thus we opted for Courtyard Room. The room was RM200 per night but there was a surcharge of RM200 for photoshooting.

Clara was my MUA and what she surprised me was the beautiful braid hairdo as she managed to create volume for my limp hair.



Okay it's photo time! Please be patient if the pictures are taking some time to load.

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The photo shooting session started at around 3pm and we finished up at about 7pm. Hong was really friendly and professional as he extended the shooting hour because he wanted to realise all the ideas suggested by me.

We had so much fun because hubby and I kept recalling the memories we had when we did our pre-wedding photoshoot. This round we were more professional but hubby still looked at me the same way and could hardly give natural smile like what he did four years back. And what made me happy was hubby was still willing to do this photoshoot (actually it was a kind of forcing as I purchased the Groupon Deal without asking him) to continue to document our love.



Here's a summary of the details which I know you are going to ask!

Make-up artist: Clara Chay


End of the post. Good night!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Top Skincare Products For Air Travel


There's nothing like the thrill of going on holiday. But every air travel gives our skin a big challenge. And I really will do anything to make myself look less horrible when I step off the plane.

Simply because I do not want a PLANE FACE.

To fight with the drying cabin caused by the air pressure and recycled air on planes, I am happy to share with you my must-have skincare products.


1. Avène Thermal Spring Water

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This is a super famous yet affordable skincare product that you can’t really go wrong with it. I use it as a toner after I cleanse my skin everyday because this doesn’t contain alcohol like most of the toner and it really makes my skin softer. It also works well to sooth my skin after comedone extraction at home.

I always use this as a spray to refresh myself when I’m not getting enough sleep on the plane.

Where to buy: Available at leading pharmacies
Price: RM18 for small size



2. HADA LABO Air Aqua UV

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Before the plane touches down, I will always apply this on my face to give my skin enough sun protection for the whole day. This water-based sunscreen is definitely an easy-to-wear, non-clumping, lightweight and hydrating sunscreen. Super love this and I found it’s a lot better than those counter brand sunscreen honestly. I have tried Clinique, Clarins, Estee Lauder and Dior and none of them can beat Hada Labo.

Why is it a big winner? Simply because it’s grease-free and there’s no white sheen after application! It also provides good hydration level to my skin! In addition, the label says it’s Free of alcohol, colorant, fragrances and mineral oil. Feel so safe to use it!

I’m using the third bottle right now!

Where to buy: Available at leading pharmacies
Price: Around RM50


3. ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Recovery Complex

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I have been using these for at least 5 years due to the oil-free formula and the texture that makes my skin feel hydrated. The oil-free formula can help prevent clogging the glands around the eyes, which is especially important for contact lens wearers like me.

It’s light, non-greasy and slips easily into any beauty routine.

Estee Lauder has launched a newer version which replaces this but I still prefer the gel type complex.

Where to buy: Cosmetic counter at leading departmental store
Price: RM220


4. KIEHL Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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This essential oil is the must-have item if you are going to take a long haul flight!

After reading the good reviews about this product, I obtained a sample from Mid Valley and I tried this during my flight to Frankfurt. And I couldn’t believe that it actually delivered visible result with just one application!

This amazing essential oil kept my skin moisturized. It left my skin soft like a baby and I had no problem in putting on the ICI paint in the next morning. Usually putting on any type of foundation or BB cream will leave me a cakey look after exposing to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure but this product has helped to lock in the moisture and increase skin’s hydration level!

The visible result has convinced me to purchase a full bottle before I flew to Melbourne. I also tested it during my Melbourne trip and it did not disappoint me at all.

Highly, highly recommend this as it works better than La Mer, which costs double!

I would recommend getting a sample before buying this product, just in case face essential oil doesn't suit you.

Where to buy: Available at Kiehl outlet
Price: Around RM225


5. ESTEE LAUDER Triple Creme

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For a skin that needs extra nourishment, this is the perfect product that you should use on the first night after the long haul flight. It comes in a rich and creamy texture, so leaving skin moisturized and revitalized after 10 minutes of application time.

I always apply it after exfoliation for the best result. I find it leaves my skin soft, smooth, plumped up and totally hydrated! This product is great value for money as one jar can last for four to six months.

Highly recommended, especially for difficult facial dry patches.

Where to buy: Available at cosmetic counter at leading departmental stores
Price: Around RM150


6. CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

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I love this hydrating cream simply because it gives my skin a smooth and velvety finish. It’s my best skin saver when I travel because it can be used as a mask. No rinse-off is required. So convenient and easy to use on the plane!

Best of all, it can be applied at any time under or over make up. My favourite all day moisturiser!

Where to buy: Available at cosmetic counter at leading departmental stores
Price: Around RM160


Nothing ravages a complexion faster than a long-haul flight and thus I never travel without the skyhigh skincare essentials.

Remember that once the seatbelt signs are off, it's time to start your air travel beauty regime by cleansing and topping up with great serum and moisturiser.

Come on, let's make a long-haul flight BEAUTIFUL!



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