Tatler 10: Clinton Ang and Tina Cheng's Wish List for the Christmas Holidays
For a quick caffeine fix every morning, Nespresso's CitiZ gets the job done in just 25 seconds with just one touch and at the perfect temperature. The gorgeous retro-inspired coffee machine is also designed with two cup-size settings (40ml for an espresso and 110ml for a lungo) depending on your drink of choice and automatically switches off after nine minutes to save energy. Complete that with Nespresso’s Festive Variations Selection 50 Capsules Assortment, which indulges you with five different flavoured coffees: the limited-edition Variations Italia Amaretti and Torta di Nocciole, complemented by Barista Creations Cocoa Truffle, Vanilla Éclair, and Caramel Crème Brûlée.
Available at Nespresso, 01-16, Raffles City.
Coffee makes a great start to a busy day, and for Clinton, it's the only time of the day when he doesn't drink wine.
2/5 Ode to Art
Art can give life to a space, and reflect the personality and mood of its owners. These sculptures by Chinese artist Wu Qiong evoke a life-changing romance and a united resilience against all odds. Where the Wind Blows In depicts a young couple sitting atop a polar bear, seemingly embarking on a journey towards the horizon. The bear acts as a symbol of protection, suggesting the security and strength each partner brings to the other. Bonding for the Unknown also adopts the theme of travel, which is prominent in Wu Qiong’s works. Arm in arm with a small trunk in hand, the couple is ready for the unknown future—perfect for a loving couple, like Clinton and Tina.
Available at Ode to Art, 01-36E to 36F, Raffles City.
For the Christmas season this year, Penhaligon's offers a myriad of gift selections for everyone in your life. The limited-edition Quercus (30ml) and Halfeti Holiday Collection (which contains a bottle of Halfeti eau de parfum as well as a body and hand wash) feature two of the British perfume house's signatures—Quercus is a unisex cologne named the iconic English oak, with notes of fresh basil and lemon, jasmine, and a shoot of woody, mossy depth; Halfeti seduces with the fragrance of grapefruit, Levantine spice and the mysterious yet delicate rose.
Available at Penhaligon's, 01-27, Raffles City.
Fresh, clean and crisp, with hints of woodiness, Quercus reminds us of waking up at a vineyard.
— Tina Cheng
4/5 Bynd Artisan
Don't go visiting your friends and loved ones empty-handed. Bynd Artisan makes gifting effortless with its specially curated Christmas hampers for him, her, and anyone else. The bespoke leather and paper goods brand collaborates with Candles of Light in the Home for Christmas box, featuring a unique scent clay that emanates a heady cocktail of bergamot, geranium, orange blossom, sea salt, eucalyptus and juniper, housed within a beautiful leather pouch. The hamper is completed with a chic leather valet tray and a keychain holder. The Drink & Be Merry Box, on the other hand, is perfect for social gatherings, offering a bottle of red wine in a handsome wine bag, along with a leather-bound notebook which will come in handy for party games.
Available at Bynd Artisan, 03-24, Raffles City.
5/5 The Whisky Distillery
Get into the spirit of Christmas with a tipple or two with your loved ones. The Tweeddale 28 Years Old, also known as “The Evolution”, is the oldest from the Tweeddale family blend. It is amongst the very few luxury blends aged over 25 years on the market, earning it the prestigious Silver Outstanding award at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards. The Scotch whisky is put together using a handful of classic Speyside malts and a quality Lowland single grain matured for 28 years. For a fruity and rich Single Malt, the Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve represents a selection of casks—a mix of third-fill Sherry butts and third-fill American Oak hogsheads—of varying ages from the distillery, each considered to be at their optimum maturity.
Available at The Whisky Distillery, 01-36C, Raffles City.
There's nothing better than aged whiskey to relive the memories of time.
— Clinton Ang
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