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Musts for Venice ~ Carnival of Venice

February 17, 2014Column: The Musts

The annual, world famous Carnival of Venice is a great excuse to adorn yourself in a mask and colorful costume while basking in live music and great food in the main squares of the city. An open-air festival where everyone can join in, take the time to discover fantastic costumes, dining, shopping and classic historical sites.

✈ Venice Musts + Carnival of Venice from Jet Set Candy’s Blog, the Charming Jetsetter ✈

1. Roam San Marco Piazza for St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio. / 2. Wine tasting in Venice – si! Enjoy light and bubbly drops with toasty and elegant aftertastes. / 3. Glide down the city’s waterways in a Gondola and take in the architecture and romantic ambiance / 4. Take a boat to Venissa for lunch, dine on fresh fish and explore the on-site vineyard / 5. Get into the spirit with a masquerade buffet dinner complete with dancing, music and a burlesque show. / 6. Visit the Gallerie dell’Accademia for 14th to 18th century murderous intrigue and forbidden romance. / 7. Order a Campari and soda and culinary delights at Harry’s bar on the waterfront. / 8. Follow Casanova’s footsteps on a walking journey back to the Venice carnival of the XVIII century.


Singapore Musts

December 4, 2013Column: FeaturedColumn: The Musts

✈ Singapore Musts from Jet Set Candy's Blog, the Charming Jetsetter ✈

1. Enrich your understanding of pan-Asian culture through art. From 30 May 2013 – 8 Dec 2013 at Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place / 2. Be Bold. Visit a bar with attitude, designed especially for trendsetters and fashionistas. On offer: premium wines and champagnes, potent cocktails and exotic canapés. / 3. Take a day trip to the world renowned Singapore Zoo where animals roam freely in open and naturalistic habitats. Prefer night activities? Brave a night safari where the kingdom comes alive. /  4. Shop your heart out at Takashimaya Mall. Relish international fashion and accessories and Japanese cuisine. Look out for the 2013 Rose-Chan Doll. / 5. From the Grand Lady of the Far East comes the Singapore Sling, best sipped where it was conceived—under swinging fans at the Raffles’ Long Bar. / 6. Hungry for a culinary experience? Saint Pierre brings a unique and creative passion to life with organic, wholesome and fresh food. / 7. The rosy-violets and pale mauves of Singapore’s national flower take centre stage at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Look out for the Tembusu—one of the island’s most distinctive trees – then pop into the Library and Garden Shop for souvenirs. / 8. A Singaporean icon, the Merlion stands almost 9 meters high and weighs 70 tonnes.  Located in Merlion Park and One Fullerton, this symbol of Singapore comprising a lion’s head and fish’s body is a must see. / 9. Electrify your palette with one of Singapore’s greatest culinary inventions: the Chilli Crab. / 10. For curious and quirky, modern and charming, head to Ann Siang Hill & Club Street for colorful shopfonts, wine bars, vintage clothing outlets, and alfresco restaurants. Snap the architecture, old window shutters and streetlamps from an era long ago.