For this week’s Weekend List, we put together a collection of cafes, DIYs and must-see movies.
ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR
WATCH: Pitch Perfect 2
This weekend is going to be aca-awesome cause the pitches are finally back, and I can’t wait to watch them kick a** internationally. Is Fat Amy and Bumper gonna be a thing? Are Beca and Jesse staying together? So many questions!
Just look at the pancake and tell me you don’t want to eat it. Admittedly, I went to Pacamara just last weekend and I’m already hankering for more. The cafe is filled with gorgeous natural lighting, which promises awesome insta-worthy food shots. They’ve got a good selection of grub but avoid going there from 4-5pm if you want food (the kitchen would be preparing for the dinner service during that time).
Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters Singapore is located at 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333
TRY: L’Oreal False Lash Miss Manga
The secret to big, round anime-like eyes is in this little tube. The L’Oreal False Lash Miss Manga ($22.90) is formulated to give you 10 times the volume and two times the curl, even on short Asian lashes. There’s a promotion for the month of May, where you can get it for an introductory price of $18.90. Score!
VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER
PARTY: Singapore Fashion Week After-Party with H&M
Rub shoulders with fashion insiders and celebrities at the fashion party of the year. The best thing is, everyone’s invited! All you need to do is to be the first 500 to spend a minimum of S$100 at any H&M store and register for this event. Who wouldn’t want to get up close and personal with Godfrey Gao? More details here!
DO: Cook at Home
I’ve been eating out a lot and that’s not good for my poor wallet. Though I’m not an awesome cook, it’s never too late to start training right? Cooking is an important skill and everyone should at least know how to whip up a dish or two during urgent situations. Here are some simple grill recipes that anyone can do, all you need is to prep the ingredients and pop it in the oven!
TRY: Nude Lips
My make-up regime is super standard, I rarely veer from my cat-eye liner, blush plus vaseline lip balm, so my goal this weekend is to try going nude (on my lips)! Sephora has just launched their Nude Lips Campaign and they have everything from creamy balms, stay-all-day liquid lipsticks, to neutral glosses, there’s the perfect shade of nude for everyone. Time to head down to Sephora and try all products!
JOHANNA TEO, WRITER
DIY: Make A Lightsaber
Star Wars has captured me fully, especially after seeing Arissa’s gorgeous lightsaber on Star Wars Day (4 May). I was doing the rudimentary lightsaber research and chanced upon a couple of ‘How to build your own Lightsaber’ tutorials, which inspired me to build my own! I liked this super detailed tutorial the most because the parts are made out of scrap – reduce, reuse recycle… It’s obviously not going to be a one-weekend assignment, but hey it’s worth a shot! Any Star Wars buff out there who wants to indulge in a lightsaber-building competition?
DO: Negative Space Nails
Credit: The Nail Artelier
I prefer doing my own nails on a weekly basis instead of heading to the nail salons because it’s a) better on my wallet and b) super customisable depending on my mood. This week, I’m going to try my hand (lol) at the ‘negative space’ nail design. There a ton of tutorials online, but So Nailicious’ is pretty easy to follow. Here’s a tip (lol): If you don’t have access to striping tape, you can either cut up scotch tape, plasters, or even reinforcement labels (if you need that circular shape). Also, wait wait till the polish is fully dried before peeling the stickers out to avoid having jarred paint edges.
CHEW HUI LING, WRITER
TRY: Selfie Coffee
Yes, it’s a thing y’all – you can now have your selfie and drink it too! From the same franchise that spawned the famous Selfie Coffee cafe chain, the freshly opened Singapore outlet allows you to print your fave shots on top of your cuppa (iced drinks are recommended if you want the pics to last longer on the foam, btw!). Fad or rad, you decide.
Selfie Coffee is located at 11 Haji Lane, Singapore 189204.
VISIT: The Projector
Credit: Philipp Aldrup
If you’re an old-school film buff who watches movies from the golden age of Hollywood, you’ll love this new hipster hangout. A hidden gem tucked away in Golden Mile Tower (not to be confused with Golden Mile Complex), The Projector revives two cinema halls of the historic Golden Theatre as a fully-refurbished cinema. It now offers a wide selection of films, from cult favourites like A Single Man to idiosyncratic indie flicks like Citizenfour. The place’s a little scruffy and a little too obscure, but that’s what makes the hunt fun!
The Projector is located at 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589.
WATCH: Producer and Orange Marmalade
There’s a whole slew of fresh K-dramas worth watching this month, so one thing’s for sure: your Friday/Saturday nights are about to be super awesome. Topping the list is Producer, featuring small-screen hotshots Kim Soo Hyun, IU (reunion of the Dream High stars!), Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Tae Hyun. Talk about a star-studded cast! Another must-watch is Orange Marmalade, starring AOA’s Seolhyun as a vampire and Yeo Jin Goo as a normal high school student who falls in love with her. Cue the blood (and tears).
Producer premieres 15 May, every Friday and Saturday on KBS2 at 9:15PM KST. Orange Marmalade premieres 15 May, every Friday on KBS2 at 10:35PM KST.
What’s on your list this weekend? Share it with us in the comments box below.