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“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” - Tolstoy

Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
She got up from the kitchen table
Folded the newspaper and silenced the radio
Those creatures jumped the barricades
And have headed for the sea, sea

Those creatures jumped the barricades and have headed for the sea
She began to breathe, to breathe at the thought of this freedom
Stood and whispered to her child, belong
She held the child and whispered
With calm, calm; belong

She stood and whispered to her child, belong
She held the child and whispered
With calm, calm; belong

Those barricades can only hold for so long
Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
She took the child held tight, opened the window
A breath, this song, how long?
And knew, knew; belong

'Almost literally a hole-in-the-wall, one of the best kept secrets of Amoy Street (but only accessible via a tiny slit from Gemmill Lane) has quietly turned three, and it’s celebrating by offering guests a refreshed interior, a new chef at the helm, and a revamped menu that showcases the flair and finesse of modern European cuisine.' Find out more about what the good folks at @sg_magazine have to say about us!

#MaggieJoans #MaggieJoansSingapore #BackAlley #GemmillLane

#clientpics Thank you again for this pretty pic of your custom Chocolate Gems ring, JC ❤ (I set JC's beautiful spinel in one of our signature ring designs)
I have to confess though, given the state I am in this Mon morn, I don't know which I covet more - your lovely spinel ring or that absolutely delicious looking cup of coffee 😝
#spinel #sapphires #precious #semiprecious #gemstones #ring #cocktailring #ringsofinstagram #statementjewellery #cocktailjewellery #boldblingandbeautiful #colourburst #handcrafted #unique #bespoke #custom #privatejewellersg #sgdesigners #supportlocalsg #affordableluxury #alwaysdelicious #chocolategems #funandfinejewellery #amoystreet

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. For those who have been to O-KU, here's our classic barachirashi, now on The Flying Squirrel menu.

I have been very much into @aitortxuchef’s food ever since I encountered it at the one Michelin starred restaurant he previously headed. So it was with great excitement that I made a reservation at @basquekitchenbyaitor the moment I read @bibikgourmand‘s post about this opening.
It was great to have my foodie friend @szeliang888 join me for lunch and without hesitation, we zeroed in on the Tasting Menu ($115++ for 7 courses).
What ensued was a series of soulful Basque dishes reinterpreted by Chef Aitor’s modern vision that appeared simple but were clearly, sophisticated. Here is what we had...
Two snacks to warm us up - cured anchovies from the Bay of Biscay with tomato and olive oil “caviar”, plus crunchy croquette with Jambon de Bayon.
Then came housemade sourdough with espelette pepper butter.
This was followed by a gorgeous ruby-coloured cherry and watermelon gazpacho which Chef proceeded to shower with a flurry of cottage cheese snow.
Next, his innovative take on the classic Basque dish of “Marmitako”, a stew made with fish and potatoes. Tradition took a back seat with brined bonito replacing the cooked fish, giving extra definition to an otherwise “comfort food” profile.
I wasn’t wrong when I felt there was something familiar about the oxtail risotto with truffle and foie gras that came after. Chef confirmed it’s basically the same pasta he use to serve but done with rice here. Topped with a confit egg yolk, it’s as delicious as ever.
Course number five was a large, fresh piece of wild-caught Black Grouper plated with tiny, ridiculously sweet peas and a piquilla pepper sauce. I loved this.
Szeliang had to literally, take a moment for himself when the leek broth was brought forth. Its basic looks belied the astonishing complexity from a dashi of smoked leeks. Hence his reaction.
The final savoury item was a perfectly done, juicy piece of Australian 200days grain-fed prime rib. There’s no need for much else with a meat like that, so the silky-smooth mash sufficed.
Our lunch ended with a delectable dessert of sweet strawberries accompanied by a creamy milk and vanilla ice-cream.
At $115++, I think this menu is really worth it.

A great experience at Native which hits #13 on the world’s top 50 bar list. They provide regional gin. #gin #homemade #southeastasia #nativebar #singapore#worldbestbars #bars #native #amoystreet

Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.


this is my simple lifestyle

#simplelifestyle #happyme
#positive #behappy
#lifeisbeautiful #smile #amoystreet

Unagi is a total state of awareness, only by achieving true unagi can you be prepared for any danger that may befall you. We listened to our friend Ross and we achieved true unagi.

God helg från Amoy Street och de fina murmålningarna!
Happy Weekend! The murals at Amoy street is worth a visit.
#amoystreet #murals #jordstudiotravels #jordstudiosingapore

Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself. Happy moments await at our Happy Hour from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

Had a fantastic experience with us? Show some love by nominating Maggie Joan's as Restaurant Of The Year for Chope Diners' Choice 2018!

Make your nomination by visiting @chopesg's profile link.

Thank you for your support!
#MaggieJoans #MaggieJoansSingapore #BackAlley #GemmillLane

#clientpics Thank you @shiny_hair80 for the pics and the shout-out 😘💚❤
Repost from @shiny_hair80 :
"I just collected this baby from @chocgems, loose stones were my own and the gorgeous design and setting were entirely hers!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#tourmalines #sapphires #precious #semiprecious #gemstones #ring #cocktailring #ringsofinstagram #statementjewellery #cocktailjewellery #boldblingandbeautiful #colourburst #handcrafted #unique #bespoke #custom #privatejewellersg #sgdesigners #supportlocalsg #affordableluxury #alwaysdelicious #chocolategems #funandfinejewellery #amoystreet

I am not fond of taking pictures and posting the dishes I eat at restaurants. But this one is an exception. 😊 Me and foodie James truly enjoyed the meal tonight and we had front row seats watching the heroes behind our great meal. A pity the FOH duo were shorthanded & running the entire place on their own. I love the non-pretentious setting and the full focus on the food. Give it some time to fine tune the details with hopefully more FOH staff and it will do very well for sure. Props to @aitortxuchef for a flavorful dinner and it was cute watching him pour wine for us. 😜😜😜 #basquekitchenbyaitor #amoystreet #unlistedcollection #97amoystreet

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