Get FREE LOCAL SHIPPING on All Orders Over $30. Click To Learn More
0 Cart
Added to Cart
    You have items in your cart
    You have 1 item in your cart
    Total
    Check Out Continue Shopping

    Blog

    KLOSH @ Jurong Point Grand Opening!

    KLOSH @ Jurong Point Grand Opening!

    YAY! It's a wrap for our Klosh Grand Opening Event at Jurong Point!! We were extremely happy and humbled to announce our 5th outlet on the 1st July 2018 (Sunday) and we're very grateful to those who came down especially to witness the Grand Opening with us. We definitely felt all the much love and support from you guys!

    Conveniently located at Jurong Point opposite Boon Lay MRT, our new Klosh store can easily be found upon reaching the basement at #B1-74!

    Not long after the Grand Opening event began, the store was swarming with people of all ages who were all merrily shopping and chatting away with their friends and family. Everyone seemed intrigued by our variety of novelty products and we hoped that they gained a little more inspiration and have brought back the spirit of giving after browsing through them!

    The highlights of the Grand Opening event included not just 1, but 2 very special workshops that we have specially put up for all our dear shoppers to enjoy themselves and learn something new!

    To kick start the opening ceremony, the first event was an embroidery workshop hosted by Alexis, an experienced and passionate sewing artist who has done up various stunning embroidery hoop designs that captured the hearts of many! Our participants were all giving their fullest attention as she went around to each person to guide them through the seemingly tedious process.

    However, it was not long before everyone got the hang of it and could easily accomplish some basic embroidery stitches! Hooray! We hope everyone felt as rewarding as we did to organise something that we think all of you might like!

    Of course, the skills and workshops that Alexis have are not just limited to these. Over at Sew Beautiful on Facebook, you can find that she has many beautiful creations ranging from zipper pouches to patchwork quilt baskets!

    For those who are considering to pick up embroidery or just want to brush up on their skills, we highly recommend for you to sign up with Alexis as she is surely the most patient and sweetest lady we've ever met! Anything handmade from her workshops would make the most unique and personalised gift for your loved ones. We know they'd love and appreciate the amount of hard work and sweat you put into crafting it!

    The event that followed next was a Watercolour Oil Pastels Workshop that we have put up in collaboration with Pentel, a familiar brand that most Singaporeans grew up with ever since we were young in school! The slots were snagged within minutes upon release and we were all so thankful for everyone's support!

    The Pentel workshop definitely caught the attention of different families as we saw children happily attending the workshops with their parents. Don't we all agree that a hands-on arts and craft session makes one of the best family bonding activity for anyone?

    Our participants did a great job at handling the basic watercolour techniques and very soon, they were all masters of their own art! Look at them with all smiles and sunshine with their completed watercolour art pieces!

    The next surprise that we had planned for you guys was the special appearance of 7 online influencers who share the same beliefs as we do, where "Gifting is an art of Giving". We couldn't find anything more apt than to have our theme this year be "How to Inspire Others"! Born out of a love for giving, the most important thing that we want to achieve is to see how our shoppers can feel more inspired to spread positivity and optimism through gifting!

    In line with the theme, they have meticulously picked out some awesome stuff from the Grand Opening as inspirational gifts for some of you! To get your hands on it, do follow them on Instagram for their respective giveaways!!

    Cherylene @cherylenechan

    Phylicia @phyliciamae

    Maybeline @maybelinesim

    Amanda @a.mandayong

    Aggy @aggylow

    Kimberly @chankimberly

    Rachael @rachaelwong

    And most importantly, this Grand Opening event wouldn't be made possible if not for all of your support! We appreciate each and everyone of you who came down for our event and we really hope that all of you left with something to keep close to your hearts as memories.

    For those who missed out on this event, don't worry! Just follow us on Instagram or our Facebook page to catch up on the latest happenings that we have for you! Not to forget, you can also drop by any of our Klosh outlets or our online website to find something that you'll like for yourself or your loved ones for any special occasions. 

    Together, let us Inspire Others!

    Good and Tasty Artisanal Customised Cakes in Singapore | Pink Maison

    Good and Tasty Artisanal Customised Cakes in Singapore | Pink Maison

    Started by a pair of passionate bakers, Christine and Rachel strongly believe in delivering quality cakes to bring smiles and joy to people around them. And this sincere faith and belief is what led to the birth of Pink Maison, a bakery brand that serves with heart.

    (4th from left - Rachel, 5th from left - Christine)

    If you're looking for a handmade cake that can bring out your heartfelt expressions in a creative and yummy way, then look no further! Their cakes feature a wide variety of designs ranging from classic and elegant to whimsical and playful that are perfect for all occasions!

    Some of their must-try include their whimsical unicorn cakes and unique handcrafted character cakes, both so aesthetically pleasing that are sure to steal the limelight of your party night!

    Get imaginative and bring out the inner child in you with this unicorn cake. Nothing screams magical and fanciful more that these colourful piping swirls and golden unicorn horn!

    Get ready your favourite cartoon character and relive your childhood memories with these delicate character cakes! There are plenty of characters for all fans out there to choose from. Think rilakkuma, hello kitty, pikachu and more!

    You'd be spoilt for choice with the 9 different flavours that they have to offer for their cakes. Some flavours that caught our attention were the Lychee Rose Milk Tea and Earl Grey.

    If nothing fancies you, fret not! Pink Maison does a great job at making customised cakes as well! You can just sit back and watch your design come to life just the way you want. 

    Customised Classic 2 Tier Cake

    Customised Little Mermaid Cake

    During our 5th Outlet Grand Opening at Jurong Point on 1st July, Klosh had the pleasure to collaborate with Pink Maison whereby they kindly sponsored their specialty character cupcakes and donuts for our beloved customers* to sample!

    Just look at these, how adorable and cute are they! We were all squealing in delight when we first saw them - they were almost too cute to be eaten! What made these even special and heart warming is that they hand made every single piece of it - from decorating the fondant from scratch and baking the fluffy vanilla muffin base to perfection.

    Pink Maison

    If you think the hello kitty cupcakes were impressive enough, wait till you see these colourful bite sized donuts that were topped with yummy rainbow sprinkles! Each colour coating represent a different flavour itself - yellow for banana, pink for lychee rose and brown for chocolate! We couldn't decide which was better as they were all so fragrant and scrumptious. The donuts were made just right, not too sweet but not too bland. Definitely not to worry for people who wanna keep things low on sugar and sweetness!

    Both the hello kitty cupcakes and assorted donuts were packaged in cute little bags tied with a ribbon on top that were ready and convenient for shoppers to take away. Just imagine the amount of effort they put in not just the treats, but also the packaging itself! I'm sure we're all a lot more convinced to place our trust in their hands to make the dream customised cake that you want, for your loved ones!

    These would also make great mini desserts for any parties in my opinion. Just place them on the dessert table along with the celebration cake and you can just enhance and brighten the whole setting with a dose of cheery colours! They look and taste so good your guests would sure be wanting for more!

    In case you're wondering, yes they do themed dessert tables too! *cheers* Be it for corporate or family events, they've got you all covered! Save yourself the trouble of planning your own table set up and display by choosing one from the the stunning visuals that Pink Maison has to offer. They would spare no effort in ensuring you have the most beautiful tiered cake and array of dessert and pastries for your party - making it a huge blast!

    Here's one:

    Theme: Gold Safari Dessert Table

    Pink Maison definitely deserves a spot in your bakery list if you want something unique, creative and customisable for any joyous occasion in life! Their cakes cater to anyone of all ages and there's simply no boundary to where your imagination can take you in coming up with the ideal cake or desserts that you want for customisation.

    If anyone dear to you has birthday or special occasions coming up, take this chance to show them how much they mean to you with these tasty treats from Pink Maison! I'm sure they would make great delightful gifts for anyone to satisfy their sweet tooth and indulge in good quality cakes as a personal reward!

    Pink Maison (click for website)
    Location: 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-50, Singapore 537643, The Promenade @ Pelikat
    Telephone: +(65) 8180 2519
    Opening Hours: 11am to 6pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
                              3pm to 6pm (Sundays)
    Email: pinkmaisonsg@gmail.com

    *Only for customers who spent more than $60 as part of the Grand Opening promotion for Jurong Point.

    4 Common Myths about Embroidery

    4 Common Myths about Embroidery

    I know that many of us would rather just buy embroidery designs off from the market, instead of just picking up the needle and start threading on our own! But before you start saying that you have no time or no money for embroidery, wait a minute! Here are some myths that we are going to explore that might help to change your mind about it.


    Myth 1: You must be naturally creative and talented to do embroidery art design, and that's not me!

    Fact / Reality: We are all creative by nature. What differentiates us from others is the level of practice we consistently put in to master the art of crafting! Personally, I feel that the trick is to go out more often and explore the world outside so we can expand our horizon and imagination. Who knows, maybe you could just gain some inspiration from soaking yourself in the beauty of nature outdoors and come back with a few designs in your head. That is surely a good head start for anyone doing embroidery, be it beginner or not! But what's most important by far is definitely having the perseverance and determination to work on your art and master the crafting skills. It does not matter that you have to be perfect, what matters is you improve continuously, day by day!

    Myth 2: Embroidery is as simple as putting some fabric in the hoop, loading some embroidery thread in a needle and pushing a few buttons. Why bother learning it?

    Embroidery Stitches

    Credits: Sew Beautiful Facebook

    Fact / Reality: To be honest, even though embroidery looks relatively simple and easy to do, trust me the process is not!! It requires a lot of patience and skill to embroider a design successfully. Ha, you might think that's all. But wait! There's a ton of different types of hand stitches applied during embroidery and a huge amount of effort spent on design planning and preparing the necessary materials and outline for the design. You might not see it, but each piece of completed embroidery artwork definitely took a lot of blood, sweat and tears from the sewing artists themselves! Of course, this does not come without all the years of practice and learning. By taking up workshops and classes on embroidery, you get to constantly challenge yourself and equip yourself with new and advanced craft skills. Even for experienced sewers, there is also no such thing as perfect, hence there is always a room for more improvement for everyone!

    Myth 3: Embroidery art is boring and unpractical. I see no point in doing it!

    Sew Beautiful | Klosh

    Fact / Reality: As mentioned earlier, you would understand how hard it is to complete an embroidery project. After all the painstaking days or weeks, wouldn't we all be thrilled to see our designs coming to life?! *screams in delight* That sense of satisfaction you get from being able to see your completed art work and feeling your hands through the fine threads... it motivates you to pursue even more beyond your limits! It also helps you to de-stress while taking a break from your busy schedule. What's more, each piece is handmade and fully customized by you, which makes it a great personal gift to people who mean the most to you! You can freely express your emotions and thoughts through this work of art and deliver them to your loved ones, in a physical form. This makes a great alternative to the usual handmade cards or letters we usually do too! Once entered into the world of embroidery, you will find that there is so much more to explore.

    Myth 4: I'm interested in learning embroidery, but it is just too expensive :(

    Klosh Sew Beautiful Embroidery

    Fact / Reality: You can first start small by attending beginner classes on embroidery. Once you have acquired the basic stitching skills, you can easily transfer them over and start on small projects by yourself. This means that you can always choose affordable materials for yourself to work on and sew it according to your own budget. Some might be hesitant to this idea, but second-hand equipment or old pieces of cloth work fine too! Just keep the passion burning and you'll eventually find that there is always a way for everything.

    So there you have it, the top 4 myths revolving the world of embroidery. Don't let any of these deter you from learning it! Even though it may seem hard to pick up at first, it will get easier the more you practice it. Everyone starts from somewhere, so just take your time to learn it at your own pace. 

    Do you now feel like picking up this hobby that is sure to be rewarding and satisfying in time to come? Or do you feel inspired by the beautiful artwork designs seen in the photos above and want to make your very own one?

    Good news!! Why not take the first leap of faith and join us at our Embroidery Workshop on 1st July 2018 that is hosted by Alexis, the owner of Sew Beautiful! At just an exclusive rate of $60 for you guys (U.P. $100!), you can get to learn basic embroidery stitches, various floss & fabric techniques and also experience transferring your own design onto your embroidery hoops for you to bring back home! With the techniques learnt from the workshop, you can practice on more different designs within the comforts of your home and at your own pace! If you are interested, click here for more info and sign up with us! :)

    5 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Kick Start Your Morning within 20 minutes

    5 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Kick Start Your Morning within 20 minutes

    Sick and tired of your everyday usual kaya toast and kopi? Want to bring a unique twist but not sure how?

    I've always wanted to make a good hearty breakfast for myself, but I just think that they are all too time-consuming and troublesome to bother myself with. And I'll just end up sticking with my plain bread smeared with kaya/nutella/peanut butter - whichever that is more convenient to reach out to.

    However, I've found some easy breakfast recipes that are simple and fun for all to make! What's more, they are packed with plenty of healthy nutrients to fuel your energy and keep you going for the day.

    So here are 5 healthy breakfast recipes that will help to spice up your mornings from now on.

    1. Single Serving Blueberry Muffin

    Healthy Blueberry Muffin

    Source: dessertswithbenefits

    Have a sweet tooth and always craving for desserts no matter what time of the day it is, but worry about it being too heavy and sweet for an early breakfast? Don't worry, this vegan, low fat and high fiber blueberry muffin will make the perfect solution! 

    Prep. Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup of Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries (thawed 10 minutes)
    • 1/3 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
    • 1/4 cup of Unsweetened Applesauce
    • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
    • 6 tbs of Sweet White Sorghum Flour (51g)
    • 1 tbs of Ground Flaxseed
    • 1 tsp of Double Acting Baking Powder
    • 4 packets of Natural Sweetener (eg, Stevia, Truvia)
    • 1/8 tsp of Salt

    Learn the thorough step-by-step tutorial here!

     

    2. Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Source: Gimmesomeoven

    Ahhh, wouldn't you just love to indulge in a fresh and cold cup of smoothie in this hot sweltering weather? Funny thing is, even though we Singaporeans have grown up in this hot tropical climate since young, we just can't seem to get use to it. Forgo that coffee or milo for once, and give this healthier and fuss-free alternative a try! It might also help to cool you down and make you more refreshed for the long day ahead.

    Prep. Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 1 fresh Banana (peeled)
    • 2 cups of Frozen Strawberries
    • 1 cup of Milk/ Almond Milk
    • 1 cup of Ice
    • 1 tbs of honey (to sweeten)

    Interested to find out more? Click here!

     

    3. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

    Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

    Source: Minimalistbaker

    Before you start thinking "Isn't this supposed to be a fast and simple recipe for breakfast? Why does it take 6 hours to make?", I have to clarify that it includes leaving the jar of oats overnight in your fridge, and the time taken to prepare and mix in all the ingredients beforehand would just take you less than 20 minutes! It makes the process even faster when you are only 5 ingredients away from making this delicious and wholesome recipe. Trust me, it will make your morning breakfast routine alot simpler!

    Prep. Time: 6 hrs 5 mins (including overnight soaking) Total Time: 6 hr 5 mins

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup of Unsweetened Plain Almond Milk (120ml)
    • 3/4 tbs of Chia Seeds
    • 2 tbs of Natural Salted Peanut Butter/ Almond Butter (32g)
    • 1 tbs of Maple Syrup/ Coconut Sugar/ Organic Brown Sugar/ Stevia (15ml)
    • 1/2 cup of gluten-free rolled oats (45g)

    Feel free to customise your overnight oats by adding extra toppings of your choice! Get your daily fix here.

     

    4. Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

    Source: therecipecritic

    I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of fresh fruits - especially berries! This would make an absolute perfect breakfast for all the fruit-lovers out there. I just can't emphasise enough on the benefits of eating fruits. They are naturally low in fat and calories and provide many essential nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin C and dietary fiber that are needed for our daily healthy consumption.

    Prep. Time: 20 mins Total time: 20 mins

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of Uncooked Quinoa
    • 1 1/2 cup of Strawberries (diced)
    • 1 cup of Blackberries
    • 1 cup of Blueberries
    • 1 Mango (diced)
    • Honey Lime Glaze
    • 1/4 cup of Honey
    • 2 tbs of Lime Juice
    • 1 tbs of Chopped Basil (for garnish)

    Save yourself the costs of buying overpriced fruit salads outside, and make your own here!


    5. Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

    Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

    Source: pinchofyum

    Yumz, finally a savoury dish to satisfy the taste buds in the early morning! Do you guys also feel the urge to poke your knife or fork at the egg till you see the runny yolk flowing out? No, just me? But one thing for sure is that this is a classic comfort food that is simple and enough to fill our tummies for the day. Just slather on the goodness of avocado and your toast is good to go!

    Prep. Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins

    Ingredients:

    • 2 Eggs
    • 2 slices of Whole Grain Bread
    • 1/3 Avocado
    • 2 tbs of shaved Parmesan Cheese
    • Pinch of salt and pepper (for topping)
    • Fresh Herbs (for topping)
    • Quartered Heirloom Tomatoes

    Not sure how to poach an egg? Click here for the full guided recipe, where they will teach you how!

    And there you have it, 5 healthy yet delicious breakfast recipes to start your day right! Even though some of us would just choose to skip the whole breakfast thing in the morning because we just want to get that extra 30 minutes of sleep (I'm guilty of that too!), don't do it because having regular breakfast is the first step to leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle, especially with the many benefits it can bring to us.

    So let's treat your body right and make sure it is well fed before we bring on the new set of challenges for the day!

    Good Old Days Bistro | Instagrammable old-school and vintage cafe that will bring you back to the 80s 90s

    Good Old Days Bistro | Instagrammable old-school and vintage cafe that will bring you back to the 80s 90s

    Have you ever felt that you are running out of places to eat in our tiny island? Each time you meet up with your friends or family for a meal, do you take a looong time to decide and settle on the place? Or, have you ever felt sian before that you're always eating the same old food? Well, I'm sure that these scenarios are not uncommon to you! But fret not, we have a lobang for you, one that has both good food and good ambience!

    Good Old Days Bistro interior

    Situated near Haji Lane at just a stone's throw away from Nicoll Highway MRT, is a gem of a cafe known as Good Old Days Bistro. The lady boss mentioned that this is their second cafe, and meant to give off a different vibe from their first one (Brunches Cafe). The theme for Good Old Days Bistro focuses on having a retro and vintage look, while at the same time comfortable enough to make customers feel cosy and homely, as if they were dining at their own comforts of home. 

    Retro chalkboard

    True enough, I was welcomed by the rustic ambience and got charmed by their vintage decor immediately after I stepped in. Each corner in the cafe was delicately filled up with little vintage pieces that you could even bring one back home if you like!

    Retro corner

    Swing at good old days bistro

    The most outstanding part of their interior that caught my attention was definitely their swings that they installed to replace the usual chairs. How unique and insta-worthy is that? Being able to enjoy some good western food served with passion by the cafe owners and also take some pretty selfies with their special decor that are sure to hook your friends interest in it - this is what I call killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Definitely worth the visit and money spent!

    Or if you ever lack some ideas on how to decorate your home to give off the vintage yet cosy vibes, I believe that you would gain some inspiration from just giving the cafe a visit!

    Vintage and retro interior

    Cute photo frame

    Vintage and retro corner with photo frames

    Look at how our photo frames fit in nicely into their old-style furniture, doesn't it reminds you of your past childhood and the happier times when you were younger and more carefree? What I like about this is how you can even 'customize' your mood to whatever you are feeling at that moment! It definitely added in a more personal touch to the whole decor and atmosphere.

    Big retro sofa

    Red sofa

    The cafe also has a big red couch that is suitable for large groups of people to dine at, perfect for big occasions like birthdays to celebrate in! Just by adding in some cute cushions, it gave a little twist to the feel of decor. It just makes you feel like nuaing on that comfy couch while cuddling the cushions and not move at all! (Except when you are digging into the food of course!)

    Nonetheless, the cafe owners spared no effort in trying to make their food a unique dining experience for you!

    Good Old Days Bistro Food

    The cafe serves burgers and sandwiches that are contained within a little old-school vintage box. Cool, right? These also come with a side of fries and salad drizzled in honey mustard sauce. If you are planning to check them out, do give their favourites a try - Crispy Oatmeal Chicken Burger (S$13.90) and Slow Cook Pork Belly Burger (S$13.90)! One thing to note is that they bake their burger buns with natural powders from fruits or vegetables, so no colorings or preservatives are added! 

    Good Old Days Bistro Burger and Fries

    If you are not craving for a main dish, how about something light to kick-start your day? Try their The Acai Bowl (S$9.90), where you can choose from either honey nut granola or muesli. Especially now that we are all about eating good and clean food, it is no wonder that this dish is becoming one of the popular ones among their customers.

    Good Old Days Bistro The Acai Bowl

    Can't decide which flavour to pick, when it comes to dessert? Don't worry, here's the solution to it! Introducing their Duo-flavoured Waffle with Ice Cream (S$12.90) that looks so aesthetically pleasing to the eyes! The waffle flavours spread from a wide range of choices and also those that are not commonly found elsewhere, such as Purple Potato and Blue Velvet (say what?!).

    Good Old Days Bistro Duo-flavoured Waffles with Ice Cream

    In sum, I believe the Good Old Days Bistro definitely deserves a spot in our list of good and instagrammable cafes to explore in Singapore. It is a place to visit when you just want a break of that busy city life and immerse yourself in the warm, vintage ambience with all the antique looking furniture and decorative display. Or just sit in and grab a cup of coffee and you're good to start your work with their free wifi provided! Now, it's time to gather your fellow kakis and go cafe-hopping with them!

    P.S. If you ever feel inspired by their vintage collection or love our decor items as shown above and want to spice up your home to create the same ambience, feel free to check us out for our wooden collection or retro pieces from Klosh! :)

    Good Old Days Bistro Cafe
    Location:
    337 Beach Road 
    Singapore 199565
    Telephone: 8337 3343
    Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Monday to Saturday) | Closed on Sunday