CONVERSATIONS OVER BREAKFAST
Don't mind us while we do breakfast the 茶餐廳 (cha chaan teng) style in one of the oldest colonial buildings in the neighbourhood. Shophouse windows, floors covered in worn-out vintage tiles, shelves filled with Chinese porcelain vases, marble tabletops and intricate wooden drawers as decor — this place looks like it has been plucked out from the Little Nyonya. As soon as we set foot into the Peranakan-inspired space, we were whisked into the golden era of Nanyang. And just like any typical cha chaan teng with an eclectic menu, they serve toast (with a huge slab of butter, of course!), Nissin instant noodles, baked rice and other local delicacies. Also, what’s breakfast without a glass of smooth, velvety Hong Kong-style milk tea? Da-yummm.
Well, don't our vintage leather satchels blend in perfectly with the entire setting? I must say we're so in love with these babies — they flew in all the way from London — kindly gifted to us by the wonderful team of Beara Beara. Coincidentally, they came just in time on our anniversary! Well, well, I guess after three years together, we finally got ourselves matching couple bags. My boyfriend has recently graduated and I thought the Beara Beara’s satchel would be perfect for work — it’s sophisticated, versatile and huge enough to fit a 13” laptop! As for me, I’ve always been a fan of mini bags, so I picked the Santa Anna Mini in brown to match with his Santa Anna Medium.
This London based brand has a collection of luxurious yet durable backpacks and satchels. Using naturally dyed hides sourced from lowland areas in Bolivia, their bags are inspired by the area they are made in — read more about their story here. I'm impressed by how they value craftsmanship and quality just as much as individuality and style. If you’re someone who loves that little touch of personalisation (I know YH is), opt for their embossing services!
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