Every March 8, the world commemorates the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women. And there’s no shortage of things you can do to mark this special ladies’ day. But while celebratory gatherings and events could be overwhelming, we’ve decided to compile instead a list of fuss-free, me-time activities to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 by simply celebrating you and your loved ones this Thursday in Singapore.
A celebration isn’t quite a celebration without cake, is it? And while we’re not advocating gender-specific colours here, these pastel-pink Sakura Berry Mille Crepes by Lady M are simply too sweet-looking to miss. Soaked in sakura-flavoured white chocolate ganache, the handmade crepe, further layered with strawberry-infused pastry cream, is crowned with dehydrated strawberries — sure to be a spring-time hit. It comes in a slice or as a whole cake so you can usher in International Women’s Day and share the sweet merriment with friends and family. The limited-edition ambrosial flavour is only available till end-April 2018.
Pamper yourself silly (or the women you love) on International Women’s Day 2018 by sauntering straight to the spa. There’s no shortage of promotions, we bet, but why settle? Head to the award-winning Auriga spa at Capella Singapore for the epitome of repose as expert hands massage your qualms away amid a luxurious setting. From today till March 30, 2018, Auriga is offering two IWD packages on the weekdays: Be Celebrated, which includes a 60-minute Rose Facial Treatment, 60-minute Lymphatic Drainage Massage and a 100ml bottle of Rose Facial Spritz as a gift; as well as Be Exquisite, entailing 60 minutes of Skin Radiance Facial Treatment, 30 minutes of customised body massage or nourishing Hair & Scalp Treatment and an Aesop travel set to take home.
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You don’t have to be a connoisseur of craftsmanship to appreciate the culminated beauty. The works by Singaporean female artist Dr Wee Hong Ling mirror a mind-set of the continual state of uncertainty in the physical, metaphysical and humanistic worlds. In celebration of International Women’s Day, show your admiration for fantastical female forte by visiting Wee’s solo exhibition at The Private Museum from March 16 to May 6, 2018. It features the most recent developments of the New York-based artist’s creative practice, including three series of ceramic works, called Brooklyn, Moxie and My Family Portrait, and a rare showcase of female-finished blacksmithing works. In Heaven and Earth, Wee experiments with time and chance by exposing nine forged discs to the elements, including the first snow of winter in New York, to develop a skin of rust.
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Hit the gym
There’s nothing quite like the sense of empowerment one gets from completing a circuit-training set. Leading up to International Women’s Day, female-only fitness centre Body Temple offers a series of circuit fitness classes that will be opened to the public at a special rate. The gym employs a team of fitness trainers who work with nutritionists, masseuses and lifestyle coaches to tailor-make programmes suited for women. Check out their Yummy Mummy package too, specially for mothers after pregnancy wanting to get back their pre-baby bodies.
Get a trim
Last year, former US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made headlines (no pun intended) with a new up-do on International Women’s Day. Her stylish haircut couldn’t be missed: It was a bob with bangs. You could opt for an extreme makeover or make-do with a simple trim to commemorate International Women’s Day 2018. We suggest booking an appointment with Kim Robinson. The Singapore outpost is at Ngee Ann City. It is luxury hair care of superlative superiority, helmed by none other than Hong Kong’s celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson. He’s trimmed the tresses of Taiwanese actress Brigitte Lin (pictured above), Hong Kong singer Sandy Lam and Princess Diana to name a few.