I’m glad for the invitation to Kate Summer Beauty Workshop last Sunday at Euro Deli Biergarten, located at ground floor of Gurney Plaza. The normal price for the ticket is RM20/ person and RM30 Kate Voucher, goodie bag and light refreshment will be given out. The workshop was specially conducted by makeup artist, Stevensunny.
Stevensunny is a local and international makeup artist. He does make up for some famous singers and models such as Pussy Cat Dolls, Karen Mok, Adam Lambert, Amber Chia, Carmen Soo and many more. I enjoyed Stevensunny make up session, he was very hillarious and good with his hands. Steven invited one of us to volunteer to be his model. He wanted to show us how to put on the right make up to get the best results. As his magical hands did the work on the face, he explained what he used and the function of each products that he applied.
Starting with cleansing lotion, this product helps to remove make up and cleanse the face. You can go to bed straight after using the cleansing lotion as it consists toner as well. After that Stevensunny applied whitening gel and proceed for make up base. He used brush and tap on the
concealer over the eye lid and on the bottom of the eyes to cover for eye bags. After that he used liquid foundation and compact powder in circular
motion. Next, he blended the whole face with slim crate powder consist of white and brown shades to create realistic three dimensional special effect additions to a character’s makeup.
As he moved his magical hands to the eyes area, he started to apply light color as eye shadow base. After that he used dark color to blend in a pull the shades a bit to behind to make the eye look longer and bigger. After applying the eyes, Stevensunny used 3 types of pencil linear to draw the eyes which were stem gel, gel linear and super sharp linear. He drew a fine line along the edge of the eyelid to fill spaces between eyelashes.
One of the important tools to have is eye lashes curler clip make up to create a lush and glamorous eye look. Clip the eyes with combo of 80, 60 and 40 before you apply for mascara. Kate has this famous black and white mascara bases for a desired finish that cover eyelash problesm. Start the application with the Kate White lash maximizer as mascara base before applying the black mascara to create a natural finish.
Stevensunny believed in the make up products that supplies beautiful make ups and it’s not up to the magical hands. He shared with us his experience in Tokyo where it is considered polite and respectful for men and women to wear makeup. It is part of social manners as they believe it is a respect to themselves and others to look good.
I would like to THANK Kate Summer Beauty Workshop for their valuable session and products. We were given a list of products cost about RM500 to choose. I would love to try out the Kate Mineral Loose Foundation, Kate Powderless Liquid, Kate Lash Maximizer, Kate Super Sharp Linear, Kate Eye Shadow and Kate Eyebrow Color. It is very thoughtful of Kate Summer Beauty Workshop to let us try their products, appreciate it very much!
Gartien Pineapple Cakes is having it’s grand opening at Penang Road and official launching for it’s limited edition packaging for Mid Autumn last weekend. I feel thankful for the invitation to celebrate Gartien success together with the grand opening officiated by YB Dr. Afif bin Bahardin, Pengerusi Pertanian & Industri Asas Tani, Pembangunan Luar Bandar dan Kesihatan, witnessed by Joseph Tan, Gartien’s Pastry Chef, YB Teh Lai Heng, State Assemblyman of KOMTAR, Tuan Haji Ahmad, Pengarah Pertanian Pulau Pinang, Dato Dr. Kenny Ong, Group Executive Chairman of MTT Group of Companies and Mr. Lee See Hai, main supplier/partner.
Gartien is a local manufacturer of pineapple cakes and the usual packaging is in white color. In conjunction of Mid Autumn festival, Gartien launch it’s limited edition packaging in purple color. Gartien is having promotion currently.
PROMOTION FOR MID AUTUMN 2014:
– Booking order BEFORE 4 AUGUST 2014 for 5 boxes and above will be entitled to A BOX FREE.
– Booking order AFTER 4 AUGUST 2014 (upon availability) for 10 boxes and above will be entitled to A BOX FREE.
Note: Each box is fixed price throughout the year. The selling price per box with 10 pieces of pineapple cakes is RM45 (self collect only).
A fix courier charge of RM10 & RM40 will be applicable to all deliveries within Peninsular Malaysia & East Malaysia respectively.
These fresh and locally made pineapple cakes comes in nice box suitable for gifts for friends and loved ones. It good for snacks during afternoon tea time when best to go with hot coffee or tea. The pineapple cake is full of excellent balance of sweetness and slight sourish taste.
Celebrate Ramadhan Fasting with family and friends at The Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton Penang. In the Ramadhan menu, there are malaysian sambals, international appetizers, garden of vegetables and mix lettuce, anika kerabu, savories and pickles, soup stations, bubur lambuk and do your own salad bar.
Currently Eatery is having promotion at RM78 per paying adult and children aged between 3-12 years old will be entitled for a 50% discount from 28 June to 27th July 2014. SPG members will enjoy 20% off the total food bill; while card members of UOB, Maybank and CIMB can enjoy discounts up to 50% off. Imagine the stomach space that someone would need in order to try a bit of everything on this spread.
Just be prepare to be spoilt with many different types of cuisines at The Eatery and have fun breaking fast with family and friends.
Four Points by Sheraton Penang
505 Jalan Tanjung Bungah,
11200 Penang, Malaysia
Contact No: +604-371 8888
Business Hours: 6.30am- 11pm daily
Note: The July Buffet Promotion has been cancelled until further notice. The management is sorry for any inconveniences.
Zest Bar Cafe at Glow Hotel is having July weekends buffet from 4th July till 27th July 2014 from every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7pm-10pm). Situated at Jalan Macalister, a pack and crowded area, parking space is quite limited. There are 10 car park spaces in front of the hotel and you can park behind via Lebuh Naning (check the GLOW sign). If you can’t get any car park at any of these two areas, you can park at the open space belong to the coffee shop.
For Muslims who is currently fasting during the Ramadhan month can enjoy the July Weekend Buffet too as they are pork free meals. Most of the dishes serve during the July Weekend Buffet are Malay dishes in conjunction with the month of Ramadhan in year 2014 such as Chicken Tomyam, Briyani Rice with Raisin, Beef Rendang (Braised Beef with Local Spices), Mild Chicken Curry with Potato, Kerabu, Ikan Masin dengan Bawang, Jeruk Mangga, Assorted Ulam-Ulam with Local Dip.
There many types of desserts such as Coconut Tart, Karipap, Dodol, Kuih Nyonya, Seri Muka, Kuih Lapis, Bubur Cha Cha and many more.
The price for the buffet is RM45+ per adult and RM25.50+ per child. It would be best to call in or email for reservations if you are interested to try the July Weekend Buffet.
ZEST Bar Cafe @ GLOW by Zinc
101, Jalan Macalister, 11400 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-226 0084
GPS: 5.416638, 100.322952
E&O Hotel at Penang is one of my favorite hotels when it comes to food hunting. The quality of food and topnotch service at E&O hotel is rare to get these days. I sampled a bit of everything and loved what I’ve got! In addition, I had ice-kacang and teh tarik before I left. It was simply a pleasurable dining experience.
Currently E&O Hotel has discount 25% off total food bill for early bird on Jamuan Buka Puasa from 28th June to 27th July 2014 and Salam Aidilfitri from 28th July to 29th July 2014.
I started the food tasting with appetizer such as Ulam Ulaman, Pasembur (combination of seafood and vegetables) and Acar rampai.
There are lots of main course served such as Nasi Putih or Nasi Tomato, Daging Masak Kicap, Kari Kambing dengan Ubi Kentang, Ayam Goreng Berempah, Telur Dadar, Sayur Campur Goreng Kunyit, Ikan Panggang, Udang Rempah Kering and Bubur Lambuk.
Dressing and condiment such as Sambal Belacan, Budu, Tempoyak, Cincalok, Nam pra, Pickled Fruits, Salted Egg, Salted Fish and Assorted Cracker are all available to make the food tastier.
Finally, it’s time for lovely dessert after all the tasty food. Most of it are local dessert such as Assorted Malay Kuih, Bubur Kacang, Buah Kurma, Goreng Pisang and Buah-Buahan Tempatan (Local Fruits).
Jamuan Buka Puasa
28 June – 27 July 2014 (7pm – 10.30pm)
Sundays – Tuesdays
RM96++ (adult) RM48++ (child)
Wednesdays – Saturdays
RM110++ (adult) RM65++ (child)
‘Salam Aidilfitri’ Hi-Tea
28 & 29 July 2014 (12 noon – 2.30pm)
Monday & Tuesday
RM78++ (adult) RM39++ (child)
‘Salam Aidilfitri’ Buffet Dinner
28 & 29 July 2014 (7pm – 10.30pm)
Monday & Tuesday
RM110++ (adult) RM65++ (child)
10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Contact No: 604-222 2101/ 2102 (11am-9pm)
Many hotels are opening up for ‘buka puasa’ buffet and Vistana Hotel in Penang is one of them. 101 Resipi Penuh Tradisi Tok Wan Ramadhan Feast are inviting guests to enjoy the breaking of daily fast with reasonable price from 29th June until 27th July 2014. The beauty of ‘buka puasa’ in Vistana Hotel ballroom is that families, colleagues or friends getting together to break fast.
Charges for adult is only RM48++ and for children (4-12 yrs old) is only RM30++.
There are many fresh tangy salads such as kerabu mangga, kerabu sotong and kerabu kaki ayam. For the main dishes, there are ayam goreng madu berbijan, kari ikan dengan bendi ala mamak and daging rendang tok, gulai itik serati Kelantan, sotong goreng kunyit berbuah, kacang panjang goreng sambal udang kering, pajeri terung, kambing kurma ala India, kepah masak lada hitam and many more. There are stations ready to serve guests with kambing panggang, satay, murtabak and Penang Char Koay Teow. I tried different types of dishes and quite surprised with this range of price offered for Ramadhan Feast. Good reasonable price with many varieties of food served at Vistana Hotel.
After having the main courses, you can end your way with traditional Malay kuih-muih such as kuih cara manis, onde-onde, seri muka, ketayap or kuih loyang. Desserts are available too such as cheese cake, English trifle, creme brulee, ice cream and ice kacang.
Ballroom (Ground Floor) @ Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul
213 Jalan Bukit Gambir, 11950 Bukit Jambul, Penang.
Contact: 604-646 8000
GPS: 5.336398, 100.291517
I like steamboat and it is not easy to hunt for stalls providing steamboats in Penang. The soup in the steamboat makes a lot of difference. I went to Angkiki Hot Pot at Anson Park Food Court and I was amaze with the varieties of soup served there. I was presented with clear soup, Tomyam soup and Nyonya Assam Pedas soup. The Nyonya Assam Pedas soup is more unique soup base for hot pot in Penang.
Angkiki Hot Pot is nearby KDU College at Anson Road. You can park inside the Anson Park Food Court via the Jalan Westlands (Wisma TNB) entry. All you have to do is to pay parking fees of RM1 if you tell the attendant that you are dining there.
There is a sheet of paper to pick the selection of dishes you prefer for the steam boat. You can choose one or two types of soup depending on your liking. As for my personal preference, I like the Nyonya Assam Pedas soup. It is different from other soups that I have tasted.
Currently Angkiki Hot Pot offer 3 set of packages:
a) Set for 2 pax (price RM48)
b) Set for 4 pax (price RM68)
c) Set for 8 pax (price RM138)
There is current promotion prices up to 31st July 2014 which offers set for 2 pax at RM29, set for 4 pax at RM49 and set for 8 pax at RM99.
Angkiki Hot Pot @ Anson Park Food Court
Jalan Anson, Penang (Next to Wisma TNB/KDU college-nearest to Jalan Anson)
Contact: 013-421 9191 (Mr. Choong)
GPS: 5.420195, 100.323496
Business Hours: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
I went to Wine Tasting at The Best Brew, Four Points Sheraton after a long day at work. Currently Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific; a fully interated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels,resorts and residences with internationally reowned brands such as Four Points Sheraton, St.Regis, The Luxury Collection, Westin, Le Meridien, Aloft and Element is celebrating ‘Wines of the World’ (WOW) program.
I started the wine tasting with sparkling wine before having 3 different glasses of white wines and 3 different glasses of red wines. The wines available for the tasting menu represent leading regions such as Spain, Italy and Australia.
The sparkling I had was from De Bortoli Sparking Brut N/V (Australia). It costs RM60+ per glass and RM250+ for a bottle.
As for white wines, I tried 3 types of White wines. I like the second wine, Bianco, Frescobaldi Remole Toscana from Italy the best because the wine is smoother and characterized by an excellent structure and quality. The wine experience was intense, complex taste with a lengthy finish.
Parellada Torres Mas Rabell (Spain).
Bianco, Frescobaldi Remole Toscana (Italy)
Bottle: RM 170+
Sauvignon Blanc, Deen Bortoli Vat 2 (Australia)
Bottle: RM 160+
After trying the white wines, I tried the red ones. As for personal preference, I always prefer red than whites. This is true as the Starwood Hotels ‘WOW’ coincides recent International Wines & Spirits Research (IWSR) survey findings people in Asia-Pacific drink more red wine than French and Asia-Pacific will consume more than 4 billion bottles of wine in the next three years. It was shown in 2013, Starwood hotels & resorts purchased 660,000 bottles across Asia Pacific and the number will grow even more in the next years to come.
Carinena Garnacha, Torres Mas Rabell (Spain)
Glass: RM 35+
Bottle: RM 170+
Sangiovese, Frescobaldi Remole Toscana IGT (Italy)
Bottle: RM 140+
Shiraz, Deen Bortoli Vat 8 (Australia)
Bottle: RM 160+
Good wines offers a very appealing and well balanced dynamic, comes later with finish that recapitulates the aromas of the wine. The aroma is usually intense and vigorous, and the taste is persistent. This is due to the grapes have matured and well refined in large vats for years.
Currently there is a good deal if you enjoy any 3 selections from The Best Brew ‘Wines of the World’ (WOW) menu. You’ll get 25% off at The Best Brew and Eatery from now till 15th July 2014. However this promotion is only exclusively for Starwood Preffered Guest (SPG) members. If you are a non-members, you can sign up for SPG at http://bit.ly/1q2QQRT.
The Best Brew @ Four Points by Sheraton Penang
505 Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-371 8888 (General)
The Spice Market Cafe in the Garden Wing located at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa brings you ’6-in-1 + P60′ International Buffet every Sunday to Thursday with best offer just paying 60% on every Monday and Tuesday. ’6 in 1 + P60′ means there are six promotions and different types of treats and desserts in one single buffet. There are many types of food ranging from Japanese, Western, Indian, Chinese and Malay and customer can taste the best of six food promotions.
The buffet will start at 6.30pm until 10.30pm and able to cater for 108 customers indoor and 162 customers outdoor. There is a Spice Boutique at the entrance where there are some spices for sale. You can learn about some of exotic spices in Asia from the friendly staff at the counter too. More than 100 varieties of dried herbs and spices are available for you to purchase home.
My favourite is the usual Japanese food especially sashimi and smoked salmon as it is tasty, delicious and healthy.
Definitely a must to have before heading home.
The food served at Spice Market Cafe is a value for your money. You’ll get to taste different types of culture food as well as many variety of desserts. There is a chocolate fondue where you can dip marshmallows into the chocolate fountain and try different kind of cakes and ice creams.
I will encourage to try The Spice Market Cafe for a tummy treat especially with the fantastic promotion ’6-in-1 + P60′ going on.
Spice Market Cafe
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
Garden Wing, Lobby Level
Contact No: 04- 888 8888
6.30pm – 10.30pm