Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Aleenta Resort; Phuket #xbtravelogue

Happy Lunar New Year folks! 
How was your Cny break? It's back to work for me tomorrow and I'm sure going to miss the past 6 days of not touching my computer.  
I've been spending time with Sean, catching movies in the cinema and doing movie marathons online. We actually watched, Kingsman, Abtm3, From Vegas to Macau 2, Rec 4, Don't go breaking my heart 1 and 2. Can't wait for Dragon Blade tomorrow!  

Times like this are really precious right now and I'm really thankful for this much needed break. Is it true that as you grow older, you no longer look forward to CNY, going visitings and collecting angbaos? Hmm..

Anws I completely forgot about this post that I was drafting, oops. 
Here it goes: 
We went on the most relaxing getaway to celebrate our 100th monthsary together.

Came across an article on Fb which gave a list of the things you don't need to do when you're on a vacation and the 2 that left an impression were:
- You don't have to have an itinerary
- You don't have to wake up extremely early
Guilty as charged, for the past few holidays that I went on, we have been following closely with the itinerary and having to wake up early despite it being a 'holiday'.
So we decided to work towards a really holiday for this one ;)

After shortlisting so many resorts and hotels in Phuket, we finally came to a conclusion, Aleenta it shall be!
Our criteria for an ideal resort would be 1) Private villa/suite 2) Infinity pool

We chose the Beachfront Suite which was around $300 a night after gst. 
A little pricey you might think but it will be worth it if you're gonna spend the whole time there. We weren't intending on island hopping or visiting the over commercialized beaches as we had already done so during our previous trip to Phuket exactly a year back. 

Visuals now~ 

Day 2;

Aleenta is located an hour away from the town and main beaches so it's only recommended if you are looking to stay in throughout the days. We were told that you could rent bicycles to cycle to the convenience store or around the resort but we were too lazy to do so. 

The pool, kitchen, living room you see above are actually shared by 3 suites. Good thing the suite on the 2nd floor was empty throughout our stay and our good looking thai couple neighbors weren't around most of the time. We sort of had the whole place to us. It would be great if you were to travel with 2 other pairs, like a triple date thingy. 
 There are only 2 restaurants in the resort/area, so it might be a tad limited on choices for people who are staying at Aleenta for long. Nonetheless, I'd give 4 over 5 stars to this pretty place and their excellent service. Do note in your booking that you would prefer your suite on the ground floor because the feeling of 5 steps to the pool is awesome :p

Thank you Aleenta Phuket for the awesome experience!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Feb's muse

Hello! A quick update of some upcoming outfits I wore the past few days. Ever since the opening of Boufe, my life has been going thru a repetitive cycle. Monday - Fridays will be spent at the office, stocking in of new arrivals every Friday night at the pop-up store, spending the rest of the weekend in the cafe. The only way to see the boyfriend now is to find him at the cafe. It's funny how the friends all asked one another why did we sell our lives to this cafe haha. Not that I'm complaining, we know the first few months is gonna be hectic till everything falls into place so I'm sure looking forward to the day!

 Wearing Lauren Lace Insert Top in size XS. It's made of the comfy neoprene material so no worries about it being sheer. My very cute mother actually kept both Red and White, I'm guessing she's wearing them for CNY chu 1! 

 Managed to squeeze into xs of Hansel Slit Maxi dress, guess I'd wear size S for Tiffany instead since I'm literally bursting this piece. Size xs would fit uk4 best, then size S for a regular 6 like I am.
This is really the perfect outfit for dinner on Valentine's day but doubt I will be able to spend this day with Sean since he will be spending the whole day at Boufe~ 
Cue Fish Leong's song: 其实爱对了人 情人节每天都过~ (consoles self haha)

Friday night's in Maia Floral Peplum Hem Dress (xs) to meet the bff for Ktv! 
Made of the pretty well-received stretchy neoprene as well :)

Ending the post with my very huat CNY nailart by Sensual Nails Spa, they are currently full booked till CNY but you can try your luck in case for any cancellation :) 
Do remember to quote my name for 10% off regular priced service

Sensual Nails Spa
Block 507 Bishan Street 11 #01-398
Singapore 570507
(just a stone's throw away from J8)
Tel: 6259-0889 (appointment required)

Till the next post!