It’s official – Christmas festivities are already in full swing more than one month before Chrissy. The malls are all decked out in their snazziest decor, the shops are buzzin’ with festivities and year-end sales and pumpkin spice lattes are the It accessories to Instagram these days. If your social calendar is looking a little sparse, it’s time to put on your hot pink heels, grab your BFF and head to one of these events to celebrate the upcoming festive season. We don’t mean to brag, but our Weekender’s really everything you need.
Singapore Art Fair
Attention culture vultures, the Singapore Art Fair is kicking off in the Lion City! Focusing on contemporary artwork from over 55 galleries from the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, this inaugural event is set to be an absolute must-visit on the art calendar! Immerse yourself in all things arty over the weekend of 28 November at Suntec . To make this event even sweeter, we’re giving away one VIP ticket pass (admits two) to a lucky Sassy Girl and her plus one. All you have to do is drop your deets in our giveaway form below and keep those fingers crossed, girls!
When: 28-30 November, 12-7pm
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, L4, Hall 401-403, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
How much: $20. Enter our giveaway by clicking here or the button above.
Sassy’s Shop The Closet
If you haven’t RSVPed for our first Shop The Closet event, you can still show up tomorrow for cocktails, cupcakes, photo-takin’ and a whole lotta shoppin’. We gathered some of our most stylish social media influencers, and our favourite local retailers for a shopping event with proceeds to help our adopted charity, SisuGirls. If you’re coming, be sure to tag us on your selfies and #OOTDs at @sassysingapore on Instagram and we will donate $1 for every tag we receive on Instagram! Pay it forward with social media, girls!
When: Saturday 22 November 12pm – 5pm
Where: Lime House, 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089260
How much: Free! Payment to vendors can be made via cash or cheque on the day. You will get to shop your favourite Instagrammer’s closet and contribute to charity while doing so!
Crafting with paper
Occasionally, we get off scrolling through Etsy and feel like getting crafty with our own twiddly thumbs. Melvin Ong of Desinere will let you do just that at this paper pleating workshop that gives you the basics on creating some unique knick knacks such as ornamental planters or festive decor. Upcycle your old copies of VOGUE in super cool ways; plus, they’ll make cheap and stylish Christmas gifts too!
When: Saturday 23 November 3pm – 5pm
Where: Keepers, Orchard Green (Junction of Orchard Road and Cairnhill Road), Singapore 238854
How much: $55. Purchase workshop passes here.
Floral Magic x Hot Shoes
There are two things that you know will garner likes on Instagram, and that’s hot designer shoes and oodles of fresh florals. Your favourite Instagram subjects will come together to On Pedder’s Scotts Square store for a one-of-a-kind in-house botanical emporium that will go on for two months. The luxury footwear and accessories boutique is collaborating with Floral Magic for this two-month pop-up which will see the store hosting floral demonstrations and workshops every week including floral arrangement basics, hand-tie and winter wreaths workshops.
When: From 26 November
Where: On Pedder Scotts Square #02-10/11/12/13 6 Scotts Road Singapore 228209
How much: Workshop cost differs. For more information, call On Pedder Scotts Square Store at +65 6636 3060
Look through rose-tinted glasses
Put on your best frock and spend the evening at La Vie en Rosé, a wine appreciation evening presented by Wine Director at Raffles Singapore, Stephane Soret with three exclusively selected rosé wines from the Provence region.
Sample 2013 AIX Rosé Coteaux D’Aix en Provence, 2013 Château D’Esclans Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence and 2012 Domaines Ott* Les Domaniers Rosé Côtes de Provence. Enjoy these delicious wines with an array of Mediterranean delights created specially by Executive Chef Pierre Burgade.
When: 27 November, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: The Bar & Billiard Room’s Garden Terrace, Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
How much: $98++ per person. To make a reservation, please call +65 6412 1816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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