Singapore Holiday Bloggers Brunch!

ML Monique Lhuillier Rent A Dress SG

Dress // ML Monique Lhuillier – Rent A Dress SG // 

What I love most about the holidays is spending time with family and friends. When I first found out I was moving to Singapore, I was a little sad that I would be missing the holidays with my family and friends in the States. Thankfully, I have made a great group of friends in SG and we were able to celebrate the holidays together. My two favorite bloggers, Suhina and Richa,  and I decided to have a bloggers brunch near the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. While we all have different styles, we picked outfits that represented our individual personalities and of course had a photo  shoot too (since that’s what bloggers do!) As you know, I love midi dresses and found the perfect ML Monique Lhuillier lippy dress at Rent A Dress SG. I asked my Instagram and Snap fam to help me pick which dress to wear – and everyone loved the Lippy Dress!  As a thank you, I wanted to share a 15% off code ‘SOCIALANDSTYLE15’ for any purchases from Rent A Dress SG over $50. On my end, I am getting ready to leave for Phuket on Sunday and look forward to a week of relaxation. We will be back in SG for New Years and I can’t wait to share our holiday with you on Insta Stories and Snap. Happy Holidays!

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#SingaporeSpotlight: Linen & More

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// Photos by Nin9 Studios // MAU – Gayathri Menon// Top – Linen & More //

2017 Let’s Do It! As we head into the New Year, I’m getting ready for an amazing 2017. While I shy away from resolutions, I decide on 3-5 goals to focus my thoughts and decisions for the year ahead. I typically spend the days before New Year’s Eve relaxing and spending time with loved ones. This helps me to clear my head and allow myself to think about my priorities, goals, and passion. During this time, I also reflect on the direction and purpose of Social and Style. Blogging is a part of my life that takes time and energy. I want to make sure I am using my time and energy wisely. When I started Social and Style, my vision for the blog was to be a platform to inspire readers. From the #PowerWomen series to supporting local businesses, my goal for Social and Style is to uplift others. In Singapore, I am learning more about the startup scene and local small businesses. Each founder I meet, always inspires me with their story and journey. I look forward to introducing you to these entrepreneurs in a new series #SingaporeSpotlight, starting with Manisha Gattani founder of Linen & More!

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The Perfect Holiday Gift: Stylish And Functional

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// Sunglasses – Spectacle Hut //

Gift giving is one of my favorite things to do. I love picking out the perfect present for my family, friends and loved ones. While some people stick to gift cards, I like to find something that the person will use, enjoy and remember. Personally, some of the best gifts I have received are presents that I use every day. For instance, my friend gave me a personalized mug for my grad school graduation that I use every day. Each morning, as I sip my morning chai, I remember my friend and her thoughtfulness. This holiday season, my blogger friends and I decided to have a holiday brunch at Raffles Hotel. To add to the fun, we had a Secret Santa. Since my Secret Santa gift was for a smart, talented, fashionista – my first thought was something fashion related! Since moving to Singapore, my favorite fashion accessory has been my sunglasses. With sunshine in SG, I never leave home without my sunnies! After a lot of thought, I decided sunglasses would be the perfect gift for my blogger bestie. Since sunglasses can be quite personal, I headed to Spectacle Hut to find the perfect pair!

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Celebrating One Month In Singapore!

Nin9 Studios Social and Style

// Photos by Nin9 Studios // MAU – Gayathri Menon//

Today is our one month anniversary in Singapore! The wonderful friends we have made in SG have made Singapore feel like home. So many people have welcomed us with open arms and gone out of their way to help us settle in. For me, blogging has been a great way to meet like minded creative people and entrepreneurs. I feel blessed to have connected with one of the most talented photographers and makeup artists I have ever worked with, Vinod and Hetal from Nin9 Studios and Makeup and Hair artist – Gayathri Menon. When I mentioned to them my one month in Singapore was coming up, we decided to celebrate! We came up with the idea to do a photo shoot at the iconic National Gallery of Singapore. Thanks to Rent A Dress SG, I was able to find the perfect Badgley Mischka dress for the occasion. Since my Instagram and Snap fam helped me pick this dress, I wanted to say thank you by sharing a 15% off code ‘SOCIALANDSTYLE15’ for any purchases from Rent A Dress SG over $50. I will always remember this celebration and wanted to share more about my dream team!

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#DiscoverSingapore – Emerald Hill Road

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Discover Singapore! I am excited to launch a new series on the blog today. So many of you have asked me to share more about living in Singapore from the streets to the food after seeing my stories on Instagram and Snap (SocialandStyle). Through this series, I’ll be sharing my favorite hidden gems in Singapore (SG). For our first few months in SG, we will be staying in a service apartment, which is centrally located by the Somerset MRT (subway/metro) off Orchard Road. For those who have not visited, Orchard Road is the main shopping area where you can find everything from high-end luxury goods to hawker centers (local street food). We are lucky to be living so close to everything. Once we move to our own apartment, we’ll likely be further away from the city so I am enjoying living in Orchard to the max! During my first week in SG, I ventured off Orchard Road and found a beautiful side street called Emerald Hill. Little did I know that this street would become one of our favorite places to dine and hang out! Here are a few of our favorite places on Emerald Hill Road!

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