16 April 2015

TOP 10 MUST-BUY THINGS @ Spotlight, The Mines Shopping Mall

I've wrote about the grand opening of Spotlight IPC just a month ago and it seems like this Australia's largest fabric, craft, party and homemaker superstore is continuing to expand in Malaysia. Spotlight's expansion is further established with the opening of its largest store yet in The Mines Shopping Mall.

Hello, welcome to Spotlight @ The Mines!
Hello, welcome to Spotlight @ The Mines!

The good news is, Spotlight is going to absorb the 6% GST and hence, their prices are going to remain the same! YAY!


Uprising designer, Arisa Chow, Ms. Jacqui Craig, Spotlight's Regional Manager for Asia and Ms. Eva Daly, Communications Manager of Spotlight Retail Group
Uprising designer, Arisa Chow, Ms. Jacqui Craig, Spotlight's Regional Manager for Asia
and Ms. Eva Daly, Communications Manager of Spotlight Retail Group

Arisa Chow explains her dress design inspired by Elsa of Frozen
Arisa Chow explains her dress design inspired by Elsa of Frozen

To celebrate this joyous occasion, Arisa Chow, an uprising designer and avid cosplayer was there to demonstrate and exhibit her designs using Spotlight's fabrics and haberdasheries.


Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with over 100,000 vast selections of home and craft essentials in the 31,000 sq ft superstore! While Ms. Jacqui is giving us a store tour, I looked around for great deals to come up with this post and help my readers shop better since there are so many items in the store.

So here's a list of the best deals in Spotlight, The Mines:

1. Wall Art @ RM 38.49

Wall Art
Wall Art

This is so cheap considering that the size is pretty big. I needed to decorate my empty walls so I bought the one on the left because it's about my favorite topic - Love.

2. Bakewares with recipe @ RM 49.99

Bakeware with Suzy Apple & Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Bakeware with Suzy Apple & Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

These are so awesome! The recipe is on the bakeware so you don't need to Google for recipes or refer to recipe books to whip up a pan of yummy Apple & Rhubarb Crumble.

3. Brampton House Bolster Pillow @ RM 9.99

Brampton House Bolster Pillow
Brampton House Bolster Pillow

I nearly brought this home because it's soooo fluffy and soft! Too bad I already have one at home. Maybe next time (after I dumped mine LOL).

4. Crest-a-lon Fibre Filling for Toys & Pillows @ RM 33.74 for 1kg

Crest-a-lon Fibre Filling for Toys & Pillows
Crest-a-lon Fibre Filling for Toys & Pillows

Went crazy when I saw this! Just what I need to fill in the little pillow I had since childhood. It's now so flat already. My grandma used to fill it for me when she was still around but I'll need to handle it myself now.

5. 'Living Space' Ikon Floor Cushions @ RM 39.99

'Living Space' Ikon Floor Cushions
'Living Space' Ikon Floor Cushions

If you love sitting on the floor even though you have a sofa (yeah, that's me), then you might wanna grab a floor cushion to support your butt! Flat butts are definitely unflattering haha...

6. 'Desire' Bath Towels @ RM 29.99

'Desire' Bath Towels
'Desire' Bath Towels

I bought a piece of 'Desire' Bath Towel at Spotlight, IPC during their media preview and I'm very happy with the quality. Smooth and soft on the skin. I can feel the difference!

7. 'Dream Away' Polyester Quilt @ RM 49.99

'Dream Away' Polyester Quilt
'Dream Away' Polyester Quilt

The perfect quilt for air conditioned rooms would be this - as described by a reliable blogger friend, Jess Lee =p So I'm going to recommend to all of you! The plus point is, it's machine washable!

8. Rainbow Loom Kit @ RM 24.99

Rainbow Loom Kit
Rainbow Loom Kit

If you (or your kids) are crazy about Rainbow Loom, Spotlight is now offering a very good price for it so be sure to grab it before they're gone!

9. 'Kaisercraft' Woodcraft Script Words @ RM 9.xx (sorry, I forgot the price =p)

'Kaisercraft' Woodcraft Script Words - DREAM
'Kaisercraft' Woodcraft Script Words - DREAM

I just love these woodcrafts! Had a hard time deciding which one to buy and I ended up picking DREAM. Because dream is the most important thing in our lives, it defines us and gives us soul (what am I talking about?).

10. Yarns @ RM 3.49 onwards

Yarns are one of the best-selling products at Spotlight because they are offering a very extensive array of yarns here. For beginners or if you're under a tight budget, you might want to try out with their value ball first.

Value Ball Yarn
Value Ball Yarn

"Bella Baby" Yarn
"Bella Baby" Yarn

If you fancy cute colors that are suitable for baby, "Bella Baby" Yarn is the perfect choice!

"Parade Baby" Yarn
"Parade Baby" Yarn

BONUS!

Brother Portable Free Arm Sewing Machine (Hello Kitty)
Brother Portable Free Arm Sewing Machine (Hello Kitty)

Don't miss this awesome deal if you're a fan of Hello Kitty! Spotlight is now selling this Brother Portable Free Arm Sewing Machine (Hello Kitty edition) at only RM 859 instead of RM 1059!

The sale will also be available at Spotlight Ampang and Spotlight IPC!

Here's a special giveaway for my readers! This time, I'm giving out a set of Monster Tail Rainbow Loom kit!

Monster Tail Rainbow Loom kit

This kit includes: 1 Monster Tail™ Loom, 1 Mini Rainbow Loom®, 600+ Latex-Free Mixed Color Rubber Bands (colors may vary), 1 Rainbow Loom® Plastic Hook, 25 Large C-clips, 1 Instructional Manual with Anti-Counterfeit Secret Code.

All you need to do is follow the instruction in the widget below:

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Address:
Spotlight
L4-16, The Mines Shopping Mall,
Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City,
43300 Selangor

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13 April 2015

Whet Your Appetite at Acme Bar & Coffee (ABC) Spring Menu Launch

Acme Bar and Coffee, a bistro set in a timeless yet contemporary ambiance at The Troika launched its spring menu today to further accentuate its perennial options. The new spring delight features a discerning and wholesome cuisine.

Acme Bar & Coffee
Acme Bar & Coffee

Showcasing the best produce and products from around the world, ABC’s thriving objectives are to foremost satisfy one’s palate with the finest ingredients they can find. The refreshing menu embraces the warmer seasons by incorporating provencal vegetables, celeriac and a new ingredient – freekeh. An ancient grain, freekeh is a delicious and nutritious young green wheat, roasted to impart a beautiful subtle flavour.

Charred Angus Flank Steak
Charred Angus Flank Steak

A strong advocate for good wholesome food, Acme delivers freshly-made dishes upon order, never pre-cooked or microwaved. Their meat dishes are air-flown chilled Australian beef. They are not frozen. They use organic eggs for their breakfast dishes because they taste better. They use French rocket in their salads because rocket salads should give a peppery taste when we bite into it.

Sizzling Spring Chicken Hot Plate
Sizzling Spring Chicken Hot Plate

This Spring, they are also paying special focus to Seed Box - an edible garden that you can grow at home. Acme Bar and Coffee is proud to announce that all proceeds from the sale of their Seed Boxes will be channelled to the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), in supporting their education initiatives and doing their bit for the conservation of our natural heritage.

Seafood Freekeh Paella
Seafood Freekeh Paella

Coffee at Acme comes from DeGayo, richly aromatic Lintong beans of the highlands of Sumatra. These beans are extracted using state-of-the-art La Marzocco Strada espresso machine. Variable pressure profiles on this machine finely extract the best from its roast and with only 10 of these machines in Malaysia, Acme Bar & Coffee has two.

Avocado and Grapefruit Fennel Salad
Avocado and Grapefruit Fennel Salad

Not forgetting the palliative spirits, ABC eminently featured one of the finest vodka brands - Reyka from Iceland. It boasts a super smooth body with crispness from its Arctic heritage. Hand crafted, Arctic spring water is collected from a 4,000 year old lava field as filtration process. It is then distilled using geo-thermal energy. Appreciate it simply with tonic adorned by a wedge of grapefruit, or opt for Shawn Chong of Omakase & Appreciate's unique cocktail, available throughout the GoodSeed Spring Menu from 26 March to 18 June 2015.

Apple Cinnamon Pie
Apple Cinnamon Pie

Mango Pistachio Roulade
Mango Pistachio Roulade

New Spring Menu Dishes


Pots & Pans
Crostino Troika - Spicy duck chorizo, mushroom feta cheese, scrambled eggs with salmon gravlax on crispy crostini
Crispy Prawn Bites - Deep fried whole prawns with chimichurri dip and lime halves
Charred Brussels Sprouts - Brussels sprouts lightly dusted with anchovies, chilli and spiced Rice Krispies

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
Soft Shell Crab Corn Chowder - Hearty corn chowder with tempura soft shell crab dusted with sumac and coriander
Avocado & Grapefruit Fennel Salad - Curled fennel, rocket, spiced Rice Krispies with coffee coriander chilli vinaigrette
Salmon Gravlax Freekeh Salad - Freekeh, beetroot, radish with herbed cream cheese spread on crispy bread

Pasta & Pizzadillas
Charred & Grilled Pasta - Fettuccine tossed with charred broccoli, grilled zucchini, crispy torn bread, chilli flakes, Parmesan and dukkah spices
Spicy Sambal Prawn Pizzadillas - Fresh shrimp, capsicum, pineapple & cherry tomato with spicy sambal sauce and mozzarella cheese topping
Charred & Grilled Veggie Pizzadillas - Grilled zucchini, charred broccoli, spring onion on tomato coulis, mozzarella cheese topping and dukkah oil

Mains
Sizzling Spring Chicken Hot Plate - Spring chicken on sizzling hot plate with roasted aromatic vegetables with chimichurri and sage jus
Seafood Freekeh Paella - Crawfish, squid, black mussel fresh paella with fresh herbs and coriander aioli
Charred Angus Flank Steak - Rubbed with mixed spice, apple jam, Provencal vegetable, celeriac chips with chimichurri dip

Desserts
Mango Pistachio Roulade - Mango and cheese cake layer with fresh mango topping and pistachio nut
Apple Cinnamon Pie - Cinnamon crust apple with choice of ice cream: Vanilla or Milo

Address:
Acme Bar & Coffee
Unit G1, The Troika,
19, Persiaran KLCC,
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2162 2288

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