Another really long post with lots of photos! My sister loves taking photos too!
My dearest little sis wanted to treat me for a high tea buffet as a long overdue present I never collected since I was running about! She decided on Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts.
I headed there straight after my meeting to meet her and we were early! I think the buffet only starts around 3pm. Thus, we ended up camwhoring in the ladies room. LOL… my sister loved the deco and would want her room to be decorated in similar fashion! I too loved contrast of the deep red wall paper with gold mirrors.
Janice is really creative with her photo angles and was happily asking me to pose here and there while she played around with the mirror reflections. She was using the camera I bought for her last year!
Tried to make my classic Chanel shift dress into a different look with a belt. Which look do you guys prefer? With or without the belt?
My darling sister in action!
I took tons of pictures for her too!
Loved the stain glass dome ceiling at the hotel lobby. I’ve never noticed it before even though I’ve been there quite a few times.
There were also some pretty illustrations on display for sale. I didn’t know photographs weren’t allowed and took one picture before I was stopped by the art gallery staff.
Finally it was buffet time. We didn’t realised how suddenly there was a massive queue waiting to go into the restaurant! It was quite ridiculous considering that most people in the queue had reservations! Why rush if you know that you are guarantee sitting?
The spread of food was pretty substantial considering that it’s supposed to be high tea buffet and not lunch. They had main course as well as desserts!
I ordered myself a glass of iced lychee tea and promptly settled in.
My sister loves the seafood and the local delights offered so I told her to eat more! And since I can’t take any of the seafood I kept asking her whether it was good, all the while wishing I could try them for myself!
Here’s her appetizer plate!
Janice says I look way too serious in photos so she asked me to do the kawaii peace sign… but I still ended up a little stiff. I guess being in a serious meeting just hours before set the mood for the day for me.
We spent the whole time catching up on each others lives. Relationship, work and all sorts of topics. I’m kinda glad we aren’t the sort of sisters that know each other only on the surface and only give each other the low down on the superficial aspects of lives. Some people are simply sisters due to blood relations and I try not to let us fall in that category. It’s weird but it’s the little brutal honest advices and private jabs at each other that builds that invisible closeness and trust. We don’t have to be spending a lot of time with each other all the time but when we do, it’s always quality time. I undertake the “big sister” role pretty seriously but these days I try to let her grow without depending on me.
Soon it was time for desserts. I had a couple more of my favourite Pie Tees before sharing the mashmellow and fruits chocolate fondue with my sis.
Next thing on the agenda was shopping!
I had quite a few things to get and some presents to shop for. It seems that I tend to have for friends with birthdays on the 2nd half of the year!
Janice and I each bought a long hand-phone lanyard from Gucci and my sis was thrilled with her purchase! Lol. She’s such a Gucci fanatic, I never understood why.
She bought a royal purple one while I got a sweet heart pink one. I’ve been looking for one so I can sling my BB over my neck when I drive instead of looking all over my bag for my phone whenever it rings. Great for going out for suppers as well, since I usually don’t bring out my bag. Just some cash and my phone.
Tried some outfits at Juicy Couture as well. My sister loves the pink chair in their spacious dressing room.
Gosh! I was totally wiped out by the time I was done. Shopping’s gotta be as tiring as a gym workout!
My sister was happily laughing and snapping un-glam candid shots of me while I was out side Ngee Ann City trying to pack my purchases together so I had less bags to carry! I was like the paper bags lady!
Managed to remove some bags and move things around so that eventually I only had 3 bags! Yay! That was way more manageable but it was just as heavy! I had red strap marks on my shoulder from all that loot!