With the burgeoning numbers of entrepreneurs, I’ve realised that quite a few of my personal friends have started to foray into business too. Amazingly, in varied areas of interest too! Go on, and share the links with your friends as well!
*Psst: In no particular order. Do note that this is not a paid advertorial; just a simple gesture to feature them as a little support from a friend 🙂
1) For the Lastest Style News & Customised Fashion: StreetStylista.com
You might already know, this talented lady was entrusted with the royal task of the creation of my solemnization dress with her golden fingers! Back then, I might have possibly been the first client, and now, merely by word of mouth, she is now the go-to lady for many brides-to-be. With her unique style, Audrey keeps her eyes peeled on the fashion landscape and pursues her passion, translating sketches into wearable pieces.
And if you have missed out my previous article or snapshots of the lovely dress I wore, hop over here. For customization enquiries or other assignments, please contact Audrey: email@example.com 🙂
2) For Gourmet Cuppa & Wholesome Sandwiches: JOE & DOUGH
The 2 owners behind Joe & Dough are long-time sweethearts. With the man, a trained barista who was pursuing his studies in Aussie back then, he developed immense interest in coffee, and the dream to own a cafe was a natural next step. Initially, he started a co-business with another ex-biz partner, and eventually, decided to rope in his gf, D, to start up Joe & Dough. Now, with 2 outlets under their belt, Joe & Dough looks set to reach greater heights, and charming the palates of the working crowd at Hitachi Towers, as well as the folks who stream to Suntec City.
How could anyone resist that? Seriously.
Using premium Arabica coffee beans, coupled with the bistro’s trained baristas who conjure up cute coffee art, we’re won over! Even their sandwiches, cakes and biscuits have captured the hearts of many! Clearly evident, they have also earned a Top 10 placing by Standard Chartered, presented by HungryGoWhere.com – awesome! Join “Joe & Dough” on Facebook now.
3) For Convenient Shopping Without Stepping Out: AshburyMall.com
Entering AshburyMall.com is akin to stepping into your BFF’s walk-in wardrobe, neatly categorized into clothes, accessories, gadgets and even knick-knacks for your paw friends & more! With its extensive range of fashion, there’s an outfit for everyday of the week without having to smash the piggy bank. Its user-friendly interface allows customers to navigate smoothly, and even friends overseas can simply click away to order with a piece of mind, with its secure payment partner, PayPal and credit cards.
Business owner, Winnie, started this business in 2010, and garnered over 25,000 fans in a span of 6 months via Facebook (Search: Ashburymall.com). Barely a year old, AshburyMall has already earned legions of fans in Singapore and overseas, even capturing the attention of the media too. With the OLs and younger generation in mind, AshburyMall organizes the AshburyMall Model Search on a monthly basis, and offers the winner a portfolio, providing the aspiring model a hands-on experience on life as a fashion model. Happy shopping, peeps!
*On a personal note, Winnie has just welcomed a set of triplets into her family (congrats!) and is now managing diaper-changing and feeding times, on top of this business (the model search is on a hiatus at the moment). Side-track: To find out more about her adventure with her set of “ABC”, click here.
4) For Oh-So-Stylish Notebooks, Journals & Write Stuff: A Notebook A Day
Allyson is known for her sponteniety and fun-someness! With endless creative juices like her fuel, her previous experience in handmade jewellery was an exciting adventure, so there’s no stopping her in sharing these awesome cutesy stuff on stationery. Brownie points! Who wouldn’t love a change from the boring yellow paper pads? Imported globally, quality and variety are top on the list. Get updates on new arrivals on Facebook @ A Notebook A Day. You’ve been warned! 😛
Curious Owl Journal - I love the cute (chubby) owl!
Anna Sui Flight of Fancy Journal - Filled with gorgeous Anna-esque full coloured illustrations, it's every fashionista's must-have!
- Bon Voyage Mini Journal – it was sold out when this article was published. Do write to Ally if you’d like to have this!
5) For Comfy Laidback Footwear: PAEZ shoes
With each pair delicately handmade by the people of Argentine, PAEZ has gained a cult following since its first appearance in Argentina in 2007. Finally, it has landed on our sunny shores, and made possible by H and friends 🙂 With its quality materials meant for comfy walking, choose from the different designs to suit any personality! For more news and updates, join PAEZ Singapore on Facebook!
Exclusively available in May 2011 at…
* LeftFoot @ The Cathay
* InFamous @ VivoCity & Mandarin Gallery
* Peacock Orange (Men) @ Haji Lane
* Threadbare & Squirrel (Women) @ Haji Lane .
Even popular footballer Diego Forlan wears PAEZ Shoes! Nice accessory - the shoes, not the lady! 😉
These caught my eyes:
From the Stamped series - love the prints! They just look so comfy, dont they?
From the Monte series - Happy colours totally rocks! Need we say more?
From the Monte series - nice, simple and goes great with most outfits!
All the best, my dear friends! The road ahead might be challenging but fret not, and take this excellent opportunity in growing and learning along the way. Sweet success is yours for keeps, so continue to dream big and work hard! *big hugs*
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