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Pleien: a lifestyle gallery of joyful goodies

Reversible Halter Tops Pleien: a lifestyle gallery of joyful goodies
(A reversible halter top from Australia’s High Tea with Mrs Woo exclusively @ Pleien)

I was so glad to have dropped by Pleien at Robertson Quay yesterday. It’s such a gem and a truly refreshing change from the usual retail shops you find in the big malls. But honestly, I wouldn’t have known about it had the shop owner, Coral, not sent me an email inviting me to visit her shop as the location isn’t exactly central.

Brands spotted at Sephora in ION Orchard

 Brands spotted at Sephora in ION Orchard

As I was in town to color my hair yesterday, I checked out Sephora at the new Ion Orchard.  Honestly, I had lost interest in Sephora and didn’t keep up with news about the new store at all.  In fact, I wasn’t expecting much.  But boy, I have to admit I was surprised that this store is huge!  And it’s only now that I found out that it’s  a 15,000 sq ft whopper of a store, which makes it the biggest in Asia so far.

More organic skin care at Living Pharmacy

Living Pharmacy More organic skin care at Living Pharmacy
image credit: www.ntuchealth.com.sg

In terms of frequency, I shop more at Watsons and Guardian. I guess that can be attributed to the fact that they have outlets practically everywhere! However, my favorite is actually shopping at Living Pharmacy because besides their core pharmaceutical products, the pharmacy carries a number of organic and natural products which I like. An example is Yuan Soap.

Geranium: selling Henry Tianus on pushcarts

 Geranium: selling Henry Tianus on pushcarts

I caught up with Grace of Geranium, the official local distributor of the range of Henry Tianus Advanced Natural Cosmeceuticals last week to learn more about the products which are being sold on a pushcart at Suntec City. It is rather refreshing to check out her “mobile store” and it is apparent that the sales strategy is working out well as Grace has just rented another pushcart at Tampines 1. In fact, she told me that selling the range of natural products on pushcarts is likely going to be a long term strategy.