I remember Laundry first opening some… 8 years ago? I used to spend SO much money drinking there, and back then, there weren’t many neighbourhood pubs in the area so we would joke that Laundry was our ‘mamak’. It resembled nothing like a mamak, just that we were so comfortable going there all the time that we ended up wearing shorts and t-shirts and once, even our pajamas.
As it is with fickle twensters, we moved on to other drinking holes and i’d dropped by Laundry every now and then for a Moonshine gig or some brand’s launch. Haven’t been back there for ages, but am glad to know that they’ve finally revamped. It’s about time! I couldn’t go for it to see for myself, but i did want to see some pictures. Thanks to Jessie who went in my place
Laundry is one of the longest-standing bars in the PJ area, and it has recently gone through a facelift!
I like the new entrance façade which resembles a vintage theatre front, displaying titles of events the old-school way.
Wall of (creepy?) animal masks and quirky light bulbs hanging above them.
Laundry Bar now has a DJ console & performance stage at the far end of the bar, for all the performance and gigs they’re bringing in. I can be easily amused by shiny things, the numbers of disco balls they have certainly got my attention.
The re-launch was packed, and a crowd filled up the whole place by 8pm. Despite that, the staff were so friendly and attentive throughout the night I was quite overwhelmed by their hospitality.
Recognized for supporting the local music scene, Laundry presented indie band Tabloid. They were energetic and pretty good! I enjoyed them the most when they did a cover of Passion Pit’s Take A Walk as well as Of Monsters & Men’s Little Talks.
Additionally, Laundry will also be bringing in international indie bands from time to time. American band Yacht is next on the upcoming performance list. To keep up with what’s happening at Laundry, check out www.facebook.com/LAUNDRYBAR.
We started the night with some socialising and sipping of Hennessy XO in a large room decorated to look like the interior of an old ship. When we were ushered into the dining area, Kenny pointed out that we were literally stepping on top of a swimming pool. Clear perspex/plastic coverings created a stable (i hoped!) flooring atop water. I thought it was cool and all but didn’t really get the concept till i saw the set up further inside.
This is the side of the dining area, meant to look like the sea. In the middle of the room where all the chairs and tables are, is supposed to be the ship itself, so it’s as if we’re dining on a ship. All the walls around us had moving projections that took us sailing to six cities throughout the night!
While we sailed throughout the world, we also went on a journey of international cuisine. In each city we ‘stopped’ at, we sampled a specially-designed dish inspired by its cultural influences. All the dishes that night were personally created by American celebrity chef Lee Anne Wong, who was a finalist in season 1 of Top Chef before acting as culinary producer for four seasons of the show.
Clem and i have been watching Suits since a handful of friends recommended the series weeks ago.
WE LOVE IT.
Cammy thinks Harvey has similar eyes to Clem. I think Clem should wear more suits like them. Clem wishes he had as much money as Harvey. -_-
As for the story, the series is about a bunch of witty, dramatic lawyers. Watch the pilot episode trailer for yourself:
Thanks to Diva Universal for extending an invite for me and my friends to meet Patrick J. Adams in person last Friday.
It was quite crazy how many Suits fans there are in KL… there was practically a mob outside, and when Patrick was brought on stage, guests CROWDED around him to the point i couldn’t see anything or take a picture. So i precariously climbed on the bench (next to the water in 21 BSC) in my high heels much to Clem’s distress cos he was SO SURE i would fall in. Thanks for the confidence.
The actor seemed REALLY down to earth (and even slightly shy) in person.
He mentioned how he’d told the rest of the cast back home how everyone knows the show here and they can’t believe it… haha so cute.
On the 2nd day of Chinese New Year,
a group of us planned to spend the day at Selangor Turf Club
thanks to an invitation from Kenny and his family.
I was quite excited cos it sounded like a fun day of
eating, drinking and betting on horses!
I wore my new backless white dress from Singaporean designer label Stolen. The material is thick and smooth but not in the least bit hot!
It clung really nicely to my body and even hid my CNY tummy.
Necklace from Echo & Keera, bag from thirtyfour.
Lots of Chinese New Year characters pretty much POUNCED on us at the entrance
The God of Prosperity, lions and others i don’t know what they’re called :p
Group pic! Kenny, Cammy, me, Clem, Kenny’s mummy, Matt, Serena, Helo, Lucas.
Kenny’s dad is missing here oops…
Levi’s Malaysia held a series of intimate events this week, and i went for the last one yesterday at Hit & Mrs (a new restaurant in Bangsar that i wanted to check out too).
I am quite sure that every single person i know owns at least one pair of Levi’s. I think my first pair were some hand-me-downs which i cut into shorts Levi’s 501® jeans is such an iconic product, that Time Magazine named it the ’Fashion Item of the 20th Century’!
The 501® jeans first came to birth in 1873 when Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented their copper riveted waist overalls that were made primarily for miners and cowboys. The copper rivets in particular were implemented into the jeans due to the need for a stronger hold where it strained most – the pockets. Even the stitch design that’s on the back pocket (called the Arcuate) still remains since its first pair, making it one of the oldest clothing trademarks today.
Since it was patented in 1873, the 501® jeans have undergone minor changes – in 1886, the Two Horse leather design was added; in 1922, belt loops were introduced cos men started wearing belts; and in 1936, the Red Tab was added to the right back pocket to deter imitators.
This Spring/Summer marks the 140th anniversary of the Levi’s 501® jeans, and to celebrate it, the brand has released a non-denim 501® collection for the first time in history.
The new collection comes in the shades of true chino, chalk blue, and mineral red; while promising more comfort around the waist, a tighter silhouette and slightly larger pockets for smartphones. There is also stronger stitching and reinforced belt loops, inseams, buttonholes and cuffs.
To showcase the new collection further, veteran stylist Cris Yong exhibited four looks he created, using only Levi’s clothing of course. His style ensembles were inspired by different generations of fashion, and how THE man at that time would best be dressed >