Mariette High Tea Party

Sponsored by Mariette

Over the weekend, the children attended their first high-tea event – the launch of Mariette tea cakes and, my favourite, chocolate lava cake!

We tasted the three different tea cake flavors available – Salted Caramel with Walnuts, Orange with Orange Peel, Double Chocolate – and Singapore’s first microwavable Mini Chocolate Lava Cake!


First up, Salted Caramel with Walnuts Tea Cake

The sweetness of this cake is welcomed with open arms for a caramel-lover like myself. The walnuts provide a chew factor and is the reason why one can down one slice after another without being overwhelmed by the salted caramel cake base. Thumbs up from me and the children!


Next, we had Orange with Orange Peel Tea Cake

This is Sean’s favourite of the whole lot we tasted. According to him the tanginess of the cake is just right – not too sour, not too sweet. It is also pretty refreshing to taste!


Then, it was Double Chocolate Tea Cake


And last but not least, Mini Chocolate Lava Cake

I tried to write individual reviews for these two chocolate cakes, but no matter how I write and re-write, it all comes down to these same points!

Both cakes drove me a little nuts. Both cakes were packed with velvety rich chocolate – the former solid and dense, and the latter fluffy and smooth. And both cakes sent me floating on cloud nine!

I can just imagine eating the cakes topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce drizzled over them, and eating them all at once! The warmth from Double Chocolate Tea Cake, or from the chocolate filling of the Mini Chocolate Lava Cake mixed with the coldness of the ice cream… Mmmm!

And to think I can now enjoy all of these in the comfort of my own home, at any time of the day or night, and at less than half (might even be a quarter!) the prices sold in cafes! Woohoo!

As you can see, I’m pretty much over the moon. Haha! But do let me emphasize on how monumental this is to me – Mini Chocolate Lava Cake in the comfort of my own home, at less than $2 a piece. No preparations or messing up the kitchen required. Just pop it into the microwave oven and in 15 seconds, I can have my cake and eat it!

After I got over how marvelous the cakes tasted, we were encouraged to take any of the cakes and plate them to our desires. A contest was then held to pick the best three!


All ready for us to demonstrate our plating skills

And here’s what I came up with!


I called this ‘The Beauty and The Beast’


All the entries

And guess what!? I won! I’m one of three lucky winners picked by the judges! Haha!


Won myself more cakes! :D

After eating all the cake we could possibly eat in one afternoon, and participating in the plating game, it was time to head home with our tummy full of yummies!


Look! No hands with my koala clinging onto me!


Thanks for having us, Mariette! Your cakes are absolutely delightful!

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Mariette tea cakes (one loaf per box) and mini chocolate lava cakes (four pieces per box) are trans-fat free, Halal-certified, and retails at $7.90 per box. Available at selected FairPrice stores, Cold Storage and Giant Supermarkets.

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MARIETTE GIVEAWAY ALERT!

I have 3 sets of Mariette Tea Cakes to giveaway to 3 lucky winners,
and it’s all thanks to Mariette!

If you’d like to win yourself a box of each flavor as seen above, just follow the widget below! Remember to follow the instructions carefully. Good luck :D

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 2 November 2014, Sunday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Each giveaway set of Mariette Tea Cakes consists of four boxes, includes all four flavors as seen above
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners will be randomly selected via the widget (I’ll just click and let it roll!)
– Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
– Winners will be contacted via email on 3 November 2014, Monday and must reply by 6pm of the same day, or a new winner will be selected
– Winners must be able to collect their prize from CROWD’s office located along Ubi Road between Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm
– We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Disclaimer: My family and I were invited by CROWD on behalf of Auric Pacific to Mariette Tea Party for the purpose of this review. We also received one goodie bag filled with Mariette products for attending the event. No further compensation were received. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and Sean’s.

MASEGO: The Safari Spa

Sponsored by Masego Spa

A girls’ night out was in order when I received the invitation to participate in a Halloween spa party by Singapore’s first (and possibly only) safari-themed spa, Masego!

The night was a definite eye-opener for me.

The whole vibe of the place was just raging with the Halloween/Tribal theme! It also helped that the staff were all dressed up and so full of life! My younger sister had even asked me more than once, “Where do they get the energy from?” Haha!

Here’s a look through in photos of our adventure in “The Secrets of Masego”:


Love these cute little cups that hold the welcome drinks!


First up, tarot card reading

After we had our cards read, we proceeded to have our skull massage which seemed to be combined with the ear candling. It was nice and relaxing. So good that my mom wanted to go for a second round! Honestly, I wouldn’t mind either! Hehe.


The mom and big sis getting hand paraffin done


My younger sister called this the shedding process


After which, my mom and elder sis proceeded to get some nail art done…


…while my younger sister and I enjoyed some of the lovely performances


Saw an empty seat and decided to go for it too!

While we were there, we were encouraged to take as many photos as we wanted and put them up on Instagram, then head over to the photo printing booth to collect our printouts!

To add on to the already awesome atmosphere, there were tons of head dresses, props, and two 3D photo taking locations (not just a flat backdrop!) for you to dress up and take as many photos as you want!


I personally like this getup of mine! Looks super cool!

As the night wore on, so did our tired souls. We called it a night after we completed all that we had aimed to go for, and more. Hehe. It’s been a while since we had a girls’ night out like this. We could sure use more of it!

Masego Safari Spa

SAFRA Jurong
Level 3, Leisure Wing
333 Boon Lay Way
Singapore 649848

Tel: 6790 1661

The Secrets of Masego – Halloween Spa Party

Only available on four exclusive nights:
24, 25, 31 October 2014
1 November 2014
8pm – 1am

Tickets priced at $88 (redeemable for $68 full body massage) for 5-hr entry into Masego Safari Spa to enjoy spa treats and spooktecular Halloween fun. Discounts are available – $72 for group booking of 6 tickets; $75 for SAFRA members, student/senior citizens, NSF; $60 for children age 6 to 12.

Get your tickets from sistic here today and look out for more Halloween-worthy updates here.

FLASH GIVEAWAY ALERT!

The lovely people over at Masego has given me ONE PAIR of tickets to The Secrets of Masego – Halloween Spa Party to giveaway!

All you will have to do is to follow the instructions in the widgets below to stand a chance to win. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Update 31 October:
A new winner had to be picked. Congratulations to Poo Lai Fong!

Terms and Conditions:
– Flash giveaway ends 29 October 2014, Wednesday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Winners will be randomly selected via the widget (I’ll just click and let it roll!)
– Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice (read the instructions carefully!)
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
– Winners will be contacted via email on 30 October 2014, Thursday and must reply by 6pm of the same day, or a new winner will be selected
– Winners must be able to visit the spa on 1 November 2014 between the hours of 8pm – 1am
– We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Disclaimer: We were invited to ‘The Secrets of Masego’ for the purpose of this review. No further compensation were received. All opinions reflected above are mine.