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The Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road, Australia

This is the first blog post in our new Australia photoblog series. Prior to starting this blog, we traveled to a few places and we thought it will be a good idea to share some of our favourite photos from those trips with you.

First and foremost, here are our favourite shots from one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road.

Boutique Fair Spring/Summer Edition 2019

Our destination today was the F1 Pit building! We were heading to the highly anticipated Boutique Fair! We're not sure how many there has been in the past, but it was our first :)


Our Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

Our Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

When we were looking for a destination for our end year trip, our main criteria was that it had to be relaxing. We just wanted to eat, drink and sleep. We eventually decided on Bandung, Indonesia. The reason? It’s a great city for cafe-hopping and good food! So, this post will mainly be about the cafes and restaurants we visited (and how photo-worthy they are)

【日记 Diary】2018-07-28 | Victor's Kitchen, National Design Centre & Grassroots Book Room

【日记 Diary】2018-07-28 | Victor's Kitchen, National Design Centre & Grassroots Book Room

一个完美周末的开始,首先要先填饱肚子。
The start to a perfect weekend is a perfect meal.

[3D2N] Our stay at Batam Sijori Resort & Spa

[3D2N] Our stay at Batam Sijori Resort & Spa

We all need a break sometimes, and after months of endless work and long office hours, we finally decided that it's time for a weekend getaway! We've been wanting to visit Batam together as it has been a long time since we visited the island. After some research, we decided to stay at Sijori Resort & Spa.

【日记 Diary】2018-05-19 | Brothers in Fine Food & Bugis Street

【日记 Diary】2018-05-19 | Brothers in Fine Food & Bugis Street

周末的开始。离家不远之处,发现了间新的咖啡厅。人潮随着我们缓慢的到来。
Over the weekend, we discovered a new cafe not too far from home. Brothers in Fine Food is located in Tampines West Community Centre.

An afternoon in Tiong Bahru

An afternoon in Tiong Bahru

We visited Tiong Bahru together for the first time to have a walk around the estate. By the end of the afternoon, it has became one of our favourite place locally. 

A Better Florist - Flower Arrangement Workshop

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Flowers are always associated with beauty and love. Many people gift flowers to their other half from time to time, on special occasions or just as a sweet surprise. One of the things that is more precious than the gesture of flowers is time. And last weekend, A Better Florist gave us the perfect opportunity to enjoy the gift of both.

Workshop

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Each workshop is unique as it features different flower combinations. For our class, the main type of flowers we got to work with are Roses, Carnations and Baby's Breath.

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The first step was to clean up the flowers. Good idea to get rid of the thorns on the roses before doing anything else. The Carnations required some 'massaging' to aid it in blooming. We also had to remove the leaves on the lower parts of the stem as we did not need them there for a bouquet.

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Next, we moved on to the hard part: Arrangement. A demo was done for us by the teacher to show us the final product. No one could quite remember all the steps, but it was fine as he guided us along the way.

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If we had one thing throughout the class, it was confidence. We thought we had a good finished product several times, only to get a chuckle from the teacher when he sees our work. And after rounds of guidance, we finally had our finished bouquet! 

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A hundred photos with one bouquet

We saw a video where Photographer Emily Quinton took many different photos from just one bouquet. So we decided we have to give it a try too! We didn't reach a hundred, but here it goes.  

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Final thoughts

In the end, a two hours workshop gave us an entire weekend of fun. Nothing beats trying something for the first time together with your loved ones. Really appreciate A Better Florist for the invitation as we enjoyed ourselves during the workshop. We both truly feel that this workshop could be a wonderful gift to your other half, as you get a bouquet of flowers at the end, and more importantly, you get to spend a great time with him/her. 

P.s Flowers are still looking good after six days! 

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Other Tips & Info:

  • Details on which flowers will be used is available at the sign-up page of each workshop.
  • Feel free to bring back leftovers for other uses such as flat lay photography.
  • Be careful while dealing with the roses as it's easy to get pricked.
  • Plant food is given at the end of the class.