The Nocturnal Flower

A city that creates a rather enticing conundrum, also never fails to take my breath away with every trip. Florilege is a Japanese–French fusion restaurant, a garrison of romantic nature and art in a quiet street on the outskirts of Shibuya.

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Mrs. Dapper Dan

 
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Hair styling by Monso Hair Design
Photography by Charice Kt
Words by
Tokyo Mode Addict

 
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9 April, 2017

The first lesson I learned in becoming an adult, was that if you close an eye on a feminine routine, everything malfunctions together! Behind every women of substance there is a girl, juggling the interplay between her heels and muddy sneakers. Soon enough, she would be a grease boy locked incognito. But even a dapper lady has no excuse!

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In a bright, homely studio with nuanced colours and furniture, a Japanese hair salon stands at River Valley Road in Singapore. Where it offers a quick hair treatment for a just a single 50-dollar bill! Monso Hair Design is one of those places with only a single page for a menu, with polite Japanese staff that speaks English too. A quiet and cozy cot that is perfect for a simple day-time cut.

 

True to its title, the quick treatment took only 10 to 15 minutes. After a shampoo and massage, a machine that lets out cold steam sweeps over your head. And it felt just like that scene when Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson first appeared together on an evening beach! I have only ever had hair treatments with hot steam, and so I was a little taken by the cool surprise. Only better because it was cold!


Monso Hair Design is located at:
232 River Valley Road
Singapore 238290
+65 6836 5585

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

4 Feb, 2017

 
 
 
 

Photography by Tokyo Mode Addict

Your date with Dubai could not have been planned better. A palatial home of Arabic dreams, the Madinat Jumeirah was nothing short of magnificent! The private resort helms an architectural record, with a concept of recreating life as it used to be for residents along the Dubai creek. Complete with waterways, abras, wind towers and a bustling souk.
 

 
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An opulent Disneyland all by itself. This resort is the largest of the emirates with 3 boutique hotels, a courtyard of 29 summer houses, over 40 restaurants and bars that serves the best gin and juice cocktails! Not to mention a private beach and pools, shaded by palm trees to gaze at the creek with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the horizon. Though I should probably mention that dining at the resort was unquestionably overpriced, staying at the Madinat Jumeirah is simply a must when in Dubai.
 

Wearing Off shoulder dress by Indah
Blue earrings by Murua

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One would notice after her first jaunt to the desert, that it is not far from the city. I imagined the red dunes to be an entire day's journey, but in fact it took less than an hour. My mother and I engaged Desert Safari Dubai for a dune dashing frenzy in a desert jeep, and it was the single most thrilling ride of my life! More than any roller coaster. EVER. No roads, no rules. There were multiple moments I thought the jeep would fall belly up, and a scene from the Fast and Furious flashed by while Whiz Khalifa said see you again.