Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Better Florist: Fresh Blooms with same day delivery!

When the folks from abetterflorist approached me for a collaboration, i looked through their website and thought to myself, “Wah, all their in-house bouquets looks really really pretty, it would be nice to receive one of these…” So my first intention was to pick one of it for my room and flaunt it on instagram the moment the delivery arrives but then again, it just seem too superficial. (Not throwing shade at those who got it for themselves, lol) I thought it would be rather meaningful if i send it to someone else instead, I’m quite sure they will  definitely appreciate it more than i will. 

After thinking for awhile, i then thought of my best friend who is starting her new job the following week. Being in a brand new environment, with new colleagues, new workspace, why not send a bouquet of flowers over with a congratulation message? It will probably brighten up her day! So i browse through their abetterflorist catalogue (between the Signature Blooms and Farmer’s Choice) and finally chose the Lilah which consists of bright blooms and a starburst pincushion, not only that, the Lilah also comes in a glass vase which makes it perfect for work desk decoration!
What i am really impressed by abetterflorist is that delivery is FREE and they offer SAME DAY DELIVERY if you order before 3pm! This is honestly the first time i hear of free flower delivery. Florist usually charge delivery fee which can be pretty expensive (sometimes as much as 1/2 the price of the flowers itself, depending on location) Fast forward on the actual day (my friend still has no idea as it’s meant to be a surprise) I got a text and a photo of the flowers!  
I was rather shocked at the size of the bouquet. Didn’t expect it to be so big.  
…and now the flowers sits nicely at the desk, brightening up the whole area :) 

I would say the whole process was really fuss free and easy. From choosing the bouquet from their website (more than enough choices for different people, different occasions) to arranging for delivery and payment.  Each bouquet looks amazing on its own and definitely instagrammable, LOL Come to think of it, the bouquets can definitely be featured in your photo shoots (i.e. wedding, lookbook etc) because they all look so vibrant, colourful and wrapped up tastefully!
If you and your friends/date are looking for something more exciting and interesting to do over the weekend, you can sign up for abetterflorist flower jamming session that is happening every Saturday. Learn florist hacks and flower arrangement from the expert, and personalise your very own bouquets. See how cheap flowers be transformed into classy decor and luxurious bouquets.

You might think these sessions are gonna be crazily expensive but you will be surprised! I’m not gonna reveal the price but enjoy a special rate of only $40 per person (for the first 5 sign-ups) Do checkout abetterflorist Facebook page for updates on their flower jamming session! I will be signing up for the session myself so do say hi if you ever see me! :)


Till then!                                       

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gaston Luga - Your ultimate travel bagpack

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When it comes to traveling overseas, i always feel that it’s very important to have a good bagpack. It should big enough to contain your daily essentials like passport, documents, water bottle, power bank etc and not only that, it must be comfortable to bring around, the weight should be balanced on both sides and the shoulder strap should rest nicely without causing any strain. Last but not least, it should look good and stylish, and even be part of your travel #ootds. If you have always been looking for a travel bag pack that fits the above description, i might just have the bag for you.  
I was asked to handpicked one of Gaston Luga bagpack between their class and Pråper collection and i was immediately drawn to their Pråper bagpack in full black. (i’m such a sucker for black and stylish stuff LOL) Anyway, the Pråper design comes in 3 colour choices - Black, Olive & Black as well as Navy &Brown. (and pink for girls!) Well, just in case you think i chose this bag just because it’s all black, here are more reasons why i chose the Pråper collection:  
Metal hook closure, adjustable with 4 levels to suit your packing need. Very fuss-free handy way of securing your bag, especially when you are in a rush to catch your train or flight. Just hook and go. Not like the typical “belt” or magnet method which could take some time to fasten or might become loose in the long run.  
Inner 13 to 15” laptop sleeve. Ever since i got my macbook, i tend to bring it around everywhere i go because i get to do work and transfer photos from my camera on the go, especially during long rides. The inner sleeve separates my macbook with the rest of the items in my bag. The inner of the bagpack is dressed in 100% cotton fabric by the way.  
Last but not least, one of my favourite feature and also why i think this Pråper bagpack makes a very good travel bag - the passport and ticket pocket at the back. This unique pocket makes keeping your passport ticket safe, yet accessible at the same time. No more rampaging through all your items in a hurry or holding your documents on hand while on the go with a chance of misplacing them.   
The Pråper design retails at $309, while the classic collection retails at $299. (There is also a Classy collection for females at $269) Enjoy FREE shipping + 20% off as tax rebate (from non-EU country) and additional 15% off with promo code - “andystorm15”! To give you an idea how much it would cost for a Pråper bagpack after the above mentioned rebate and discount, it would cost a grand total of $216.92 with FREE shipping! That’s almost $100 off the retail price, and i think it’s pretty affordable for the good quality bagpack! :)

Do visit Gaston Luga official website at www.gastonluga.com to view the collections.


 Signing off,