‘Tis the season to schedule in long overdue gatherings with your nearest and dearest. Toast to your achievements for the year and dream up plans for the coming one. Here are 8 ways to spend quality time with your best girl friends who deserve nothing but the best!
#1 Get festive with the specially concocted cocktails and indulge in the new dishes on the refreshed menu at Cook & Brew.
- The Grinch
Ditch the traditions this Christmas with something a little more outrageous. The Grinch features a mix of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey, Monin Green Apple, apple juice and is topped up with apple cider. Served with a cinnamon stick for that hint of festivity, this cocktail is sure to turn the grouchiest of the group into a chirpy elf.
- Christmas Chocomint
Nothing adds to the festivities like a minty, chocolatey Christmas cocktail. Sip on the Christmas Chocomint, a liberal concoction of Belvedere Vodka, Bols Yogurt, Monin Mint, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and Mozart White Chocolate Vanilla Cream Liqueur. All are also welcome to enjoy the candy cane that comes along with it. If this doesn’t put the Christmas in Christmassy, we don’t know what will!
Make that the first stop of the night and who knows where it’ll lead you, the world is your oyster!
#2 Kick start the jolly celebrations from now to 26 December 2016, with Xperience Restaurant offering enticing festive-themed 3-course set lunches at a great price.
At just $45++ per person, the casual and chic restaurant located in the heart of Central Business District has much to offer. Ala Sex & The City gatherings in the big apple, New York City. Besides the Roasted Chestnut Soup, Beef Wellington and Christmas Trifle, be ready to expect weekly surprises and have a taste of different Yuletide selections that are bound to excite the taste buds with the restaurant’s weekly refreshed lunch offerings.
Want an intimate party? Book the SO Private room which can hold up to 10 persons allows guests to watch the chefs at work through a full-length glass panel on one side that peers into the kitchen. Menus are fully customisable at SO Private to ensure 100% enjoyment of your evening. For other venue spaces, contact the team at 6701 6800 or email H8655@sofitel.com.
#3 Get away from the crowds and head on over Sentosa to dine at ilLido at the Cliff. ilLido at the Cliff brings you fantastic feasts with their curated 5-course dinners and Italian family-style brunches.
The 5-course dinner is an exquisite feast at $128++ per person – whet your appetites with Ocean Trout Cured with Sea Urchin and Orange Emulsion with Caviar followed by Mushroom Consommé with Truffle Tortellini, Handmade Tagliolini with Lobster and Basil, Roasted Cod with Smoked Potato and Onion Velouté, Turkey and Foie Gras Roll with Chestnut and Glazed Balsamic Shallot and end the meal with a traditional Christmas Panettone Coulant with Vanilla and Licorice Cream.
For brunch, pass around appetisers to share, just like an Italian family would while sharing laughter and reminiscing on past years’ celebrations. Just the appetisers alone is making us salivate! Appetisers include Parma Ham with Rucola and Balsamic, Hokkaido Salad with Butternut Confit, Burrata Cheese with Avocado and Trout Caviar, Prawn Salad with Tomato and Basil Eggplant, Parmigiana with Bufalo Mozarella, Smoked Salmon with Sea Urchin and Yoghurt Dressing. Find the full menu here.
Be sure to make your reservations early before the best seats boasting panoramic South China Sea views run out.
#4 Stretch those kinks out and create positive vibes, learn to become one with your breath at Freedom Yoga. Designed as a ‘home’ away from home, Freedom Yoga encourages authenticity and inclusiveness in their spacious studio. The owner, Elvina Cheong, believes that yoga is for everyone so it’s great even for your girlfriends who have never tried yoga! Start with the Energiser Express class which lasts just half an hour.
#5 Get crafty! Learn to draw personalised watercolour cards for your loved ones while learning about floral and fauna with Lucinda Law of Within.
#6 Put on Netflix, lie back in a massage chair, get perfectly manicured nails and silky smooth feet before you hit the parties. Want the whole salon to yourselves? Boo-Ti parlour is our go-to place for a spa party. Cupcakes, prosecco, and a good spa, what more could you want? Psst… There’s a private room on the second level for a secret soiree.
#7 Chill out by the beach at FOC Sentosa where you can soak up the sun while enjoying sangrias and tapas. There’s a private pool if you prefer to swim in it than in the sea!
#8 Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and try glamping at The Canopi! For the adventurous, there are plenty of water sports activities for them to get that adrenaline rush. For those who need a good lie-in, enjoy the luxurious tent and wile away time. Just be sure to catch the glorious sunset!