6 Jan 2018 - 8 January 2017 is the actual date that Baby Caspian arrived on this earth, just 1 day after my birthday! However, Baby Caspian celebrated his first birthday in advanced as we had to hold it on the weekend so that most people can make it. We decided that it would be a Giggle and Hoot themed party as Baby Caspian enjoys watching the TV program on ABC Kids channel. The blue and orange owl helps to put a big smile on Baby Caspian's face and nothing brings me greater joy than to see my Baby Caspian feeling happy and smiling in delight. I love listening to Baby Caspian's giggles too!
For this party, I organized and DIY everything on my own as my husband works long hours at the hospital as a doctor. It took me 2 whole days and nights to prepare everything and creating the balloons arch took the longest time and lots of effort. I had to manually pump each balloon and tie them up together and there were over 50 balloons? I had blisters on my fingers by the time I completed everything. Besides decorating our home, I had to shop for beautiful glass canisters, flower vases, flowers as well as canapés, drinks, chocolates, lollies, delicious macarons from Adriano Zumbo Patisserie etc. All the hard work and effort paid off as I was happy to receive many good compliments from my guests that they enjoyed themselves tremendously.
3 Tier Birthday Cake - Baby Caspian is a really lucky baby as we ordered a beautiful 3 tier custom made birthday cake from Cakes & Stuff. Talented baker - Ling personally delivered the birthday cake to my home and the cake not only looked good but taste extremely delicious too! Everyone at the party were impressed by how yummy the chocolate cake was and enjoyed eating their share.
Baby Caspian's Present from Daddy & Mummy - We presented our present to our darling Baby Caspian on 8 January 2018 which was a beautiful red Ferrari Ride-On toy car which he loves so much! With the car was a sticker that says "Dream Big, Caspian" as our message to our son is for him to dream big for anything is possible if he just believes... We also custom made a Badge to pin onto our clothes which was really cute! Many thanks to all our guests for their generous presents too!
Below are some photos of Baby Caspian & friends... More on my Facebook!
It's been a really challenging journey raising a kid and being a full-time stay at home mom. Now, I have great respect for all mothers in this world as I finally realized how difficult it is. I am still breast-feeding Caspian after 1 year and slowing weaning and I must say that it is true that breast milk helps to keep babies healthy as with a strong immune system, Baby Caspian only fell sick once throughout his entire 1 year. So I highly recommend all mothers who are able to breast-feed to keep up the great work!
"Early Christmas for children from Beyond Social Services"
Newly opened Fantasy Desserts at Orchard Gateway #01-15 has been featured on The Business Times as during their Charity Grand Opening, the company invited 30 youngsters aged 10-16 from Beyond Social Services for a surprise Christmas treat at their store.
We loved fresh flowers and were so happy to order and receive 'The Josephine" flowers from A Better Florist. The flowers were beautiful and had a lovely fragrance!
As part of organizing Baby Caspian's mini-party to welcome him back to Singapore, we were looking to order fresh and beautiful blooms from Singapore florists and came across A Better Florist through Facebook. We loved how A Better Florist had a wide range of beautiful fresh flowers at affordable prices and how their website was so easy to navigate and ordering flowers from them was a breeze!
We were looking for flowers in a vase and "The Josephine" took our breath away as the flowers were in sweet pastel colours which suit our theme for a baby party. When the flowers arrived on time at my hotel suite at Novotel on Stevens, they looked much more impressive than the photos and what we had imagined. We were all very pleased with the beautiful flowers and they helped add a touch of elegance to Baby Caspian's party. All our guests marvelled at how beautiful the flowers were on the party table. Surprisingly, the flowers also smelled really good as they were giving our a delicate light scent that was sweet and refreshing. We would highly recommend A Better Florist if you need to order flowers for any special occassions as their flowers are stunningly beautiful and they deliver on time! Thank You A Better Florist!!!
About A Better Florist
A Better Florist (abetterflorist.com) wants to disrupt the traditional florist business by providing faster service and cheaper bouquets.
The online firm imports flowers directly from Cameron Highlands farmers, enabling it to cut out the middleman and pass the savings on to customers.
Co-founder Steve Feiner said its selection of hand-crafted bouquets are 30 per cent cheaper than the competition, and its flowers are fresher as there is no middleman. He added that bouquets can be delivered to any location here within 90 minutes.
"The flower industry hasn't changed in 30 years. The current florists source their blooms from wholesalers, so by the time the flowers arrive at your doorstep, they are already 10 days old and will wilt quite quickly," said Mr Feiner.
Beautiful Party Table which marvelled all our guests and even all the Novotel Hotel Staff
18 Nov 2017 - Baby Caspian's Mini Party in Singapore - We organized a small mini-party to welcome Baby Caspian back to Singapore as it was his first trip back home as well as the first time he meets up with all his relatives and close friends. It was a cosy gathering between close friends & family who were mostly mothers themselves and we are very grateful for all the wonderful people who made this event a very special and memorable one. Special thanks to Novotel Singapore on Stevens Manager - Mr Matthew and his fantastic hotel staff who helped make our hotel stay and this party a success! Everyone enjoyed the delicious cake, cupcakes and marshmallow pops and said that our simple yet elegantly decorated party table setup was simply stunning! The beautiful flowers looked and smelled amazing too in their tall glass vases. Thank you!!!
A Better Florist
We loved fresh flowers and were so happy to order and receive 'The Josephine" flowers from A Better Florist. The flowers were beautiful and had a lovely fragrance!
Corine & Cake is a cake shop located in Upper Paya Lebar, selling customized cakes and desserts.
They use Italian meringue buttercream to create beautiful yet delicious cakes, which is less sweet than traditional fondant cake. The buttercream is light and smooth with vanilla fragrance. They have 11 scrumptious cake flavours to choose from.
Corine & Cake makes a lot of kid's birthday cakes, they also provide baby shower/ full month packages, dessert table, and even themed party bundles! Find out more from their website or Facebook.
We love this Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel cake from Corine & Cake which tasted so delicious!
Definitely one of the cutest baby cakes ever made for a little prince - Prince Caspian!!!
Beautiful & elegantly designed cupcakes with the letter "C" monogram!
Bits of Whimsy - Cake Couture is all about cakes, sweets and whimsy! Their aim is to have your cake dreams come true, so you'll have the prettiest and tastiest cake to wow your guests! Theyuse only the best quality ingredients, and everything w ere made from scratch and by hand. No two pieces are the same so you can be assured that your customised cakes are unique! They specialized in fondant cakes and cupcakes, cream cakes and cupcakes, marshmallow pops and are the first to offer monogram cupcakes in Singapore!
The delicious Marshmallow Pops were a huge hit among little children as they were so soft and melt in their mouths! Such pretty designs too!!!
FANTASY DESSERTS GRAND OPENING & CHARITY 9 December 2017 ORCHARDGATEWAY #01-15 30 Exotic Cars & 100 Goodie Bags by Candylicious
I'm really excited to share an awesome news with you guys. It has always been my childhood dream to open my own Ice Cream shop since I was a kid. But since my family has always been in the beauty OEM and services business, I was told to focus on the family business first and not to venture into the unknown world - Food & Beverage industry.
Finally, after many years of experience learning and running the family business. I've acquired confidence, knowledge and an incredible net work of friends, I've decided to ventured out on my own to do my dream business! Yet, there are so many ice cream business in Singapore! How can I be different? So, I constantly watched "Shark Tank" the USA angel investors TV show, I've honestly learnt a ton from that show. Please do watch it, if you're an entrepreneur, you would love it! It's showing on NETFLIX now.
Anyways, I've shared my dream with a few friends, most of them are so excited! I've partnered up with 2 amazing investors and we have been working on this business since OCT 2017. We really geared up and decided to open before Christmas this year. Hence, we rushed to find a really good location at Level 1 of OrchardGateway, facing the main road. Talk about a good frontage. It is really really important for any new business, to be easy to find and to be able to have a good location whereby traffic is high.
HEALTHY Artisan Desserts
We are really excited, as we will be the first in Singapore to specialize in Artisan LOW FAT Desserts. We do not sell ice cream, we sell Gelato and Sorbet. So, most of you would ask, what's the difference? Its just a name? Noooo..... Normal ice cream you buy from a store or supermarket uses Full Cream Milk. Whereby, gelato uses only LOW FAT or skimmed milk. Hence, normal ice cream usually has 25% FATS, while gelato only have below 8% FATS. Then what about sorbet? Good news to all those "Lactose Intolerant" individuals! The answer to eating ice cream without milk or dairy product, is SORBET! It doesn't use any milk or cream or dairy at all. Hence, you are able to enjoy this dessert with no worries of running to the toilet or having tummy ache, or feeling pukish! Oh, did you know that sorbet has less than 2% FATS!? Amazing right? Have you heard of GELATO SHAKE? Or SORBET SHAKE? Time for you to visit us! Enjoy "MILK SHAKE" but at really healthy low fat content.
Healthy ARTISAN Desserts
Instagram Picture Perfect~
Not only, will we be using healthy low fat ingredients, we are also using top quality pretty toppings from Candylicious Singapore, to beautify our desserts! Why Artisan, you say? Well, our desserts, gelato shake, sorbet shake, are all made into a Instagram Picture Perfect Item. Not only, would it be healthy, delicious, using only the most premium ingredients, we would probably be the dessert shop with the most dreamy, whimsical, artistic kind of desserts. You definitely need to take a look at our desserts photos on our wesbite - www.FantasyDesserts.co to know what I mean. But, because we are the first in Singapore to specialize in such a unique and pretty dessert, we have decided to only upload our product pictures when our shop opens! It's a secret!
Fantasy Desserts OPENS on 1 DECEMBER 2017 for business
We are opening for business on 1 December 2017 at OrchardGateway #01-15, 277 Orchard Road. It is going to be a MUST GO / MUST TRY dessert shop.
GRAND OPENING & Christmas CHARITY Event
on 9 December 2017
As all new businesses, we need a few days to brush up on our operations and to ensure that all our products and machines will work perfectly well on our grand opening. We look forward to invite all of you to join us on Saturday! Come with your friends, family, kids, colleagues. We are having a 3 Days grand opening promotion! If you would like to enjoy this special prices, just DOWNLOAD this poster into your phone, flash this poster at our cashier to enjoy these special opening discounts.
I have always believed giving back to the society and community in all my businesses. Hence, we have decided to open with a good start, to surprised underprivileged kids from BEYOND Social Services. We have organized 30 Exotic Cars and 10 Sports cars from SCCS - Sports Car Club Singapore to pick up 30 underprivileged kids to FANTASY DESSERTS for an early CHRISTMAS TREAT! Our kids would be on display for photo taking at Orchard Gateway Drive through as well as the car park.
Candylicious Singapore is sponsoring 100 goodies bag to under privileged kids from Beyond Social Services. We have 30 super exotic sports cars that will drive 25 kids from Beyond to Fantasy Dessert to have a surprise Christmas treat from us.
Snow City will be sponsoring some complimentary tickets. Fantasy Desserts will be giving out complimentary hot melted chocolate donuts balls, soft serve frozen yogurt, awesome 1 for 1 deals, and selected items at only $1.
30 Exotic Cars & Mascots will be on display for PHOTO TAKING: - Chipsley from The Chipsleys - Oki the Inuit Boy from Snow City
13 Sept 2017 - EXXONMOBILE F1 Singapore 2017 - Here are some photos I took during the F1 Singapore event organized by the Sports Car Club Singapore. It was really exciting as I managed to meet Daniel Ricciardo up close and personal. He was really friendly and we took photo together with my pink Mercedes-Benz SLK Convertible car which I drove. Daniel Ricciardo thinks my pink car is pretty cool too! My car had been decorated with many customized car decal just for this special event.
Sara Shantelle Lim & Daniel Ricciardo
F1 Singapore 2017 Results - Lewis Hamilton won this year's Singapore Grand Prix with his outstanding performance despite the rain while Daniel Ricciardo came in second place. It was unfortunate for Sebastian Vettel who crashed out on the first lap. Due to the rain, only 12 drivers finished the race. Congratulations to the winners!
16 Feb 2016 - Lora Christelle Lim's Wedding @ Pan Pacific Hotel Pacific Ballroom - Last year, I had a grand wedding celebration with over 400 guests at Pan Pacific Hotel and everything was made possible with the many help I received from my family, friends and generous sponsors. My capable sister Sara Shantelle Lim planned the entire grand affair and it turned out a huge success.
WEDDING VIDEO by Istudio Video Production - Some of you might have known that my husband Christopher works as a doctor full-time with a really busy and hectic work schedule. He only flew back to Singapore 3 days before the actual wedding day and we shot this short wedding video at the beautiful gardens below my Condominium 1 day before my wedding so you could imagine our tiredness as we were overwhelmed with many wedding preparations. On top of that, the 3 days were mainly filled with wedding dance practices we took at Shawn & Gladys Dance Academy. The day after our wedding, we flew straight back to Sydney, Australia after attending the Lamborghini Club of Singapore Chinese New Year event held at Suntec City.
ACTUAL DAY WEDDING SPONSORS
Lawry's Prime Ribs Singapore, La Belle Couture, Autelier Makeup, Beauty Buzz Korean Makeup, Hair Visuality Kevin Chia, Carousel Moments, Petite Petale Florist, Macarons.SG, RS Photography, The Photography Academy, BBS Birthday Balloons Sculpting, Dollhouse Nails, EHA Clinic, Aestheticar, PRESTIGE The Eyebrow & Lash Specialist, Tott Dance Singapore etc.
Beautiful Love Wedding, Dolce2Dolce, ACAPELLA Photography, Blackwater Photography, Wayne Kelly Photography, Prive House Wheelock Place, My Little Bow, DAN TAKEDA Japanese Artist Flower & Design, PRESTIGE The Eyebrow & Lash Specialist, Autelier Makeup, Beauty Buzz Korean Makeup, Hair Visuality Kevin Chia etc.
Click here to read all about Lora Christelle Lim's Wedding
Birthday Cake by Cake Delights Bakery Singapore Flowers in a Vase by Angelflorist Singapore Flowers Bouquet by Petite Fleur Singapore
LA BREZZA Italian Restaurant - St. Regis Hotel Singapore - It was my mummy's birthday and I decided to take her to La Brezza Italian Restaurant located at my favourite hotel - St. Regis Hotel Singapore for dinner. St. Regis Hotel is my favourite hotel as it is one of Singapore's luxurious hotel located just 5 minutes drive away from my home so it has been my frequent hangout place with friends and family. We enjoyed the authentic Italian cuisine and fine wines served with excellent customer service.
FOOD - We ordered a few dishes to share such as Chef Armando's signature dishes - Boston Lobster with "Panzanella" Salad and Burrata cheese as well as the Carnaroli Risotto with Sea Lettuce, Hokkaido Scallop adn Baeri Cavair which tasted heavenly with its colourful mixture of textures and different flavours. Each dish was beautiful presented and plated with care and were a sensory delight to our mouths. We had a really filling dinner and enjoyed a wonderful night of family bonding.
Mummy's Birthday Cake & Flowers delivered to our Tanglin Road Home
Address: 462A Crawford Lane #01-73 Singapore 191462
Tel: 65 63415059
MUMMY'S BIRTHDAY CAKE - My sister Lora and I wanted to order a pretty birthday cake for my mum and was happy that Cake Delights Bakery Singapore agreed to bake a pretty pastel pink cake topped with fresh flowers and delicious macaroons despite the very short notice of less than 5 days. They were very prompt and efficient in replying to emails and were kind and accommodating to our special requests of baking a customized birthday cake. They even provided home delivery and arrived promptly on the agreed time. Talk about Excellent Customer Service! Upon tasting the cake, we all agreed that it was one of the most delicious Chocolate cake we have ever tasted and most importantly, it was so so pretty! Pretty pink cake for my beautiful mummy! The gold flakes sprinkled around the entire cake helped made the cake sparkle in the dim lightings too. Thank you Cake Delights Bakery for adding glamour to my mum's special birthday celebration!
ABOUT CAKE DELIGHTS BAKERY - A family owned company operated by 2 sisters and their parents aimed to provide customers with handcrafted cakes that are baked to perfection using the highest and best quality ingredients. Each cake is carefully crafted and baked with lots of love. The company specializes in making customized cakes for their customers to make every special occasion a sweet and memorable one! Every cake is baked fresh upon confirmation of an order as they do not compromise on quality and taste.
SARA SHANTELLE LIM & ANGELFLORIST - I wanted to order a beautiful glass vase filled with my mum's favourite white calla lilies and red roses to signify my love for my beautiful mummy so I was really happy that AngelFlorist did a wonderful job in creating this gorgeous flower arrangement in a vase. Not only does it look beautiful, the flowers were fresh and looked perfect. My mummy is so happy to receive this and now my living room has brighten up with this beautiful flowers sent by Angelflorist to my home.
Angelflorist - 12 stalks of Red Roses & 5 stalks of White Calla Lilies
About AngelFlorist Singapore - One of Singapore's most reputable florist whose mission is to deliver well wishes, blessings and messages to loved ones or valued clients through the excellent gifts that they have created. Having been in flowers and gifts industry for over ten years, Angelflorist is well known as a modern Designer Florist for its beautiful designs and high degree adoption of IT technology in operations. Angelflorist was inaugurated in 2009 and awarded Singapore Prestige Brand award in 2016. Angelflorist have been providing flower services since 1999 proudly serving Singapore and have also expanded to Hong Kong and Malaysia. They are committed to offer only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, supported by a team of professional Flower Designers and Customer Service Officers. Because all of their customers are valuable and important, the company is dedicated to make each customer's experience a pleasant one by always going the extra mile to make each floral gift perfect and beautiful.
LORA CHRISTELLE LIM & PETITE FLEUR - My sister Lora Christelle Lim and her hubby Dr. Christopher Tan also ordered a bouquet of fresh flowers bouquet from Petite Fleur for my mummy in angelic white. My sister's favourite color is white so it is not surprising she chose the Calla Lilies with Baby's Breath bouquet and they looked really angelic! My mummy love this bouquet of flowers as well as the flowers mix were beautiful and it matches her white outfit too! Petite Fleur is very popular on Instagram and social media for making beautiful bespoke flower bouquets and gifts so do check it out as florist Patricia is very talented!
Petite Fleur Singapore - 6 stalks of White Calla Lilies, Baby's Breath, Panicum and Eucalyptus
About Petite Fleur Singapore - Company established by Patricia where Floral artistry is her passion. She has been crafting flower arrangements for years now. Petite Fleur is her finally breathing life into her dreams and sharing my love with the world. At Petite Fleur, there are handcraft bouquets for every occasion using only their very own premium blooms – high quality flowers nurtured to last longer than average. Each arrangement is elegantly fashioned with an eye for detail - and is individually a vibrant expression of art and beauty.
SYDNEY - This year for my birthday, I travelled to Sydney to visit my sister Lora Christelle Lim, her hubby Christopher and their newborn baby Caspian who is around 5-6 months old now. This year is very special as I get to celebrate my birthday with our little newest addition to our family - Caspian who is so chubby and cute now! I have so much love for my cute little nephew Caspian :)
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - Bennelong Restaurant - My sister Lora suggested dining at the award-winning restaurant Bennelong Restaurant helmed by Executive chef Peter Gilmore located right inside the iconic Sydney Opera House. It was a memorable dining experience as we indulged in excellent food, drinks and stunning views of Sydney Opera House itself as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We ordered so much food and we almost couldn't finish but they were all so delicious! We were very impressed with how each dish was beautifully presented and the friendly customer service despite the restaurant being full all the time. This is a highly recommended place to dine if you intend to travel to Sydney, Australia for a holiday!
For birthday celebrations, the restaurant provides a complimentary cupcake!
BABY CASPIAN - Baby Caspian is definitely one of the cutest baby around as he has grown from a tiny baby at 2.45kg during birth to now weighing around 8kg at 5-6 months old. My sister Lora has done very well with her sleepless nights of taking care of him and breast-feeding him every 2-3 hours. I love how he giggles and chuckles whenever I play with him.
Nothing beats family love and warmth especially celebrating my birthday with my beloved sister Lora. I have always missed her ever since she moved to Sydney, Australia for her hubby. This entire Sydney Trip's main focus was spending quality family time with my sister and of course the adorable Baby Caspian who never fails to put a smile on all our faces!
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Sara Shantelle's SGD$40,000 Birthday Party
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TRAVEL exclusive - Sara Shantelle Lim's Birthday 2017 in SYDNEY
Flying on Singapore Airlines Business Class
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - I always love flying on Singapore Airlines Business Class whenever I travel overseas as I believe that some things are worth paying for in return for high quality customer service, comfort and food. I like feeling refreshed when I arrive at my destination so a good comfortable flight is of utmost importance to me. For those of you who know me well, I have always maintained a close bond with my sister Lora Christelle Lim despite the fact that she has moved to Sydney in order to be with her husband Christopher who works as a Doctor there. This year, my birthday celebration is very special as I get to celebrate with my dearest sister, her hubby Christopher and their cute little Baby Caspian whom I adore very much!
This is one of Sydney's most popular cafe as the atmosphere is one of a kind! It is a place always bustling with big crowds and lots of activities even on weekdays. Upon arriving at Sydney International Airport, my sister Lora and her hubby Christopher picked me up and we headed to this cafe to have brunch as well as shop at The Grounds Markets. This cafe which is located nearby the Sydney Airport spans across a large area with different dining options such as The Potting Shed, The Cafe, The Garden or The Roastery. When I first arrived at this place, I was in awe at the beauty of the lush greenery and beautiful potted plants hanging all around the dining areas. We enjoyed trying the different food such as gourmet handmade pizzas, BBQ king prawns, nutella donuts etc. The coffee was freshly brewed to perfection as well! We had a wonderful time with the farm animals too! Their farm animals include a rooster, pig, sheep, goat etc. Definitely a highly recommended place and cafe to check out if you are visiting Sydney and I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed!
Thank you to my talented Friend - Billy Yuen for creating and sponsoring this cool and amazing video taken on the night of my Birthday Party held at Club Altimate. It is definitely an excellent video to capture the wonderful memories I had with all my family, relatives, friends and sponsors. If any of you need videos for events,corporate,campaigns,viral videos or wedding, I would highly recommend that you contact Billy Yuen :)